Backyard Greenville Wedding: Irina & Mike

This past Saturday I made the trip to Fountain Inn, a cute little town just south of Greenville, South Carolina, for Irina and Mike’s wedding. I’d really been looking forward to their fun backyard wedding that Irina’s parents were hosting at their home, but as I got further north, I drove through more and more showers. Once I got to Fountain Inn, I realized it’d been raining pretty steady all morning so things were not looking good for their outdoor ceremony in the front yard. Despite spotty showers in the early afternoon, the rain held off at just the right times. We were able to do wedding party pictures outside, the sun actually came out RIGHT as Irina was coming down the aisle, and then following portraits downtown it sprinkled on and off again for the rest of the evening. The timing was just perfectly orchestrated, as I think everyone else would agree.

I quickly learned that Irina and Mike complement one another in the best of ways. While it’s obvious both are incredibly smart, talented, and driven, Irina maintained such a calm presence about her all morning, while Mike is clearly the goofball of the duo…he kept me on my toes and fired back to my jokes with hardly any effort. I love grooms that can let loose and laugh a lot 🙂 I really enjoyed getting to spend the day with them and their families and hope that these images convey how incredible their wedding day was from beginning to end, and how beautiful of a couple they are together. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Phillips!
Even though this group shot is missing a few girls, it’s one of my favorites because of how happy everyone looks 🙂

And okay, I was OBSESSED with how amazing all of the different grey dresses looked, especially with those bright springy florals. So pretty!


The rain wasn’t going to stop us from getting some beautiful bridal portraits at Irina’s church in town. I love the red umbrella so much, and Irina is literally a radiant bride.

After grabbing a few shots at the house, we headed to downtown Fountain Inn for the rest of Irina and Mike’s portraits. Irina is all about including things that are sentimental and meaningful so I love that she had picked out some really special spots, especially since her family has such a long history in Fountain Inn (hence Gault’s Dry Cleaners!). So fun!

I love them and how genuinely happy they make one another. Such a perfect pair.

Irina and Mike are both doctors, so how cool is this guest book?

Mike has the best sense of humor…definitely my kind of groom!

Venue: Bride’s parent’s home | Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier purchased from The Bride Room | Bride’s Shoes: Lulu Townsend | Paper Goods: Reaves Engraving | Florals: Greg Foster | Hair & Makeup: Cotton Rouge | Cake: Kathy & Company | Catering: Good Life Catering | Reception Entertainment: FlashBack

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