I absolutely thrive when I’m shooting at a new venue, seeing a place with fresh eyes for the first time.  I had been looking forward to Caitlin & Spencer’s wedding in Cashiers, North Carolina for some time.  I was intrigued when Caitlin told me that their venue, The Chattooga Club, only held 4 weddings per year.  I knew that it was going to be a very unique and stylish wedding, and it did not disappoint.  The couple’s family and friends were dressed to impress, and the club was designed to perfection by I Do Events.  You’ll just have to feast your eyes on the gorgeous imagesCashiers Wedding | Chattooga Club Wedding | www.msp-photography.com | Melissa Schollaert Photographymelissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-02melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-03melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-04melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-05melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-06melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-07melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-08melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-09melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-10melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-11melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-12melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-13melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-14melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-15melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-16melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-17melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-18melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-19melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-20melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-21melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-22melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-23melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-24melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-25melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-26melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-27melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-28melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-29melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-30melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-31melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-32melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-33melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-34melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-35melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-36melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-37melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-38melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-39melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-40melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-41melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-42melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-43melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-44melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-45melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-46melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-47melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-48melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-49melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-50melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-51melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-52melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-53melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-54melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-55melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-56melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-57melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-58melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-60melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-61melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-62melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-63melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-64melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-65melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-59melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-66melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-67melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-68melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-69melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-70melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-71melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-72melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-73melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-74melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-75melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-76melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-77melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-78melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-79melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-80melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-81melissaschollaert-caitlinspencersneakpeek-82below to see for yourself.

VENDORS:

Planning: I Do Events / Venue & Catering: The Chattooga Club / Photography: Melissa Schollaert Photography / Florals: Rooms in Bloom / Rentals: Professional Party Rentals / Cake: Artista Cakes Serena / Videography: Ink Spot Crow / Hair & Makeup: Tracy DeSimone / Bride’s First Gown: Oscar de la Renta from Joan Pillow Bridal Salon / Bride’s Second Gown: Lazaro from Bridals by Lori / Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Bhlanik

Ciao!

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photographer | Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.com

This fall has been a whirlwind that had me traveling all over the country and all over the world for destination weddings.  It was such a treat to capture Helen & John’s stunning wedding day in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Biltmore Hotel!  I studied architecture in college so it is always so fun shooting at this beautiful piece of architecture in Arizona.  Helen & John were so sweet and I knew when I “met” them on Skype that we immediately clicked and were a perfect match.  Here’s a little peek at their gorgeous day!

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VENDORS:

Planning: Victoria Canada Weddings / Photography: Melissa Schollaert Photography / Florals: Petal Pusher / Venue/Catering/Cake: The Arizona Biltmore / Band: Neon / Lighting: Karma Event Lighting / Photobooth: The Live Photobooth / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Tuxedo’s: Mr. Formal / Groom & Groomsmen Shoes: Bruno Magli / Bridal Salon: JJ Kelly Oklahoma City / Bride’s Reception Dress: Custom Design from Nardos Design Dallas, Texas / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaids Gowns: Amsale / Stationery: No Regrets OKC / Calligraphy: LFW & Co

Ciao!

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photographer | Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.com

It was the most beautiful early fall day in the mountains of Asheville for Amelia Lane & Isaac’s wedding day.  Rolling hills and gorgeous views greeted guests for the ceremony and reception at Claxton Farm.  Planned to perfection by Maura from Honey Darling Events, the bride & groom enjoyed a candlelit evening under the big top tent followed by dancing in the barn with their family and friends.  Congratulations Amelia Lane & Isaac!

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VENDORS:

Planning – Honey Darling Events / Photography – Melissa Schollaert Photography / Florals – Bloom Room / Venue – Claxton Farm / Catering – M7 / Pastry Chef – Ruth & Ranshaw / Ceremony & Cocktail Muscians – Allegro / Event Rentals – Classic Event Rental / Minister – Reverend Terry / Makeup – Blush / Hairstylist – Lola / Reception Music – Liquid Pleasure with East Coast Entertainment / Stationery – Leslie Miller / Transportation – Elite Transportation & Tick Tock Concierge / Sound & Tent – Rental Me This / Bridal Gown – Saks Fifth Avenue / Bridesmaid Gowns: Dessy

I’m so thrilled to announce the launch of my new website for A Wandering Heart – my travel and lifestyle blog!  The site has been completely redesigned and features galleries of my work, more about me and my photography services as well as guides and publications where my work has been featured.  I’m so excited to officially offer travel and editorial photography, lifestyle photography and content creation for brands in addition to my wedding work.

The biggest feature of the site is the blog where you can read all about my adventures and see more of my current work.  I want to show you my travels through my eyes and heart, travel that moves the soul.  Please visit the site to see more and let me know what you think!

Travel Photographer | Lifestyle Photographer | www.awanderingheart.com | Melissa Schollaertawanderingheart-portfolio

Ciao!

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photographer | Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.com

Here’s a little peek at Lauren & Mitchell’s destination wedding in Highlands, North Carolina.  They had a beautiful weekend affair with all of their closest family and friends, including a Rehearsal Dinner and Welcome party for all of their guests.  I love when clients choose a destination wedding and make the entire weekend a celebration.

Their Rehearsal Dinner was held at The Vineyard at High Holly

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The flowers at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn were in full bloom for their wedding day!

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