Wedding at The Poinsett Club and Easley Presbyterian Church | Matthew Pautz Photography
Anna Catherine and Derrick
“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
– Hermann Hesse
Greenville, South Carolina
As a Greenville wedding photographer, I get to meet a lot of people and work in a variety of wedding venues. Wedding photography is unique because sometimes I get to know couples extremely well before their wedding, but other times I may not meet them in person until the day of. I’ll be the first to admit that wedding photographers are usually sought out by the bride – the groom is usually just along for the ride. So sometimes I get to know the bride very well, but not so well for the groom. Anna catherine and Derrick’s wedding was similar to this. I worked with Anna Catherine with her bridal photos (also at the Poinsett Club), but I didn’t get to meet Derrick until the morning of the wedding. Sometimes walking into a wedding completely blind like this can leave me wondering a lot of things – How will they act together? Are they up for trying new photo ideas? Will they be awkward in front of the camera, or will they take to it like second nature and roll with it? With Derrick and Anna Catherine though, everything just fell in place perfectly. They were fun, active, and up for anything. Truly, they made my job easy.
This was also my first time photographing a Poinsett Club wedding, as well as at Easley Presbyterian Church. This church is special to Anna Catherine – she basically grew up there. Her mother is actually the wedding coordinator there – needless to say, having her wedding there was very important. Something else that is special to the couple? Having a fun reception, filled with drinking, dancing, and smoking cigars….as you can see from the intro picture. The Poinsett club was the perfect choice. The historic southern social club styling, upscale dress, and beautiful grounds make this the quintessential wedding venue for a reception like theirs. This was just one of the many details that made Anna Catherine and Derrick’s story so unique. And I was very happy to be a part of it.
That’s a wrap! This poinsett club wedding was one for the books. Congratulations to Anna Catherine and Derrick – thank you for letting me be a part of your day!
Also special thanks to the vendors that helped make this day possible:
Wedding photography: Matthew Pautz Photography
Wedding ceremony venue: Easley Presbyterian Church
Reception venue: The Poinsett Club
Catering: The Poinsett Club
Cake: Kathy and Company
Live music: Soulution
Dress: Poinsett Bride
Flowers: Renee Burroughs Design