Category Archives: Rehearsal Dinners

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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I’m completely honored to have not only my photos, but also my words published in an article I wrote for Snippet and Ink!  I am addicted to travel and have enjoyed going to so many great locations across the world.  While I mostly photograph destination weddings, I also create travel photography featuring destinations, properties and cultures.  I’ve been lucky enough to have my travel photos featured in various publications as well as write several articles discussing my travel experiences and stories.  I even have my own little travel journal filled with stories from my adventures.

This is the second article in the series I’ve written for Snippet & Ink on honeymooning in Italy.  In this article, we’re exploring the beautiful Amalfi Coast just south of Naples where I discuss my favorite towns to visit, great hotels to stay at and be pampered as well as my favorite food!  If you’re honeymooning in the Amalfi Coast or in Italy, be sure to check out this article for all of my tips and recommendations.

Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy Wedding Photographer | Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.comYou can read the entire article by clicking on the image below:

Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy Wedding Photographer | Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.comYou can see more in the Honeymoon Series I’m writing for Snippet and Ink here:

Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy Wedding Photographer | Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.comLast, if you’re planning a destination wedding this year I’d love to talk with you about your plans!  I offer special destination packages for both domestic and international destinations, so Contact Me today to find out more information.  You can add on a Day-After Session or  a Honeymoon Love Shoot with your new spouse?  I am offering my Love Shoot Sessions on the road and will travel to your destination!  How amazing would it be to have photos taken on the cliffs of Cinque Terre, on a sailboat in Greece or strolling a beach in the Caribbean?  Contact me today for more information on my Love Shoots

Ciao!

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HOME PAGE:

I wanted the home page to have a rolling collage of my favorite images.  It also shows all the different types of photography that I do including weddings, engagements, rehearsal dinner’s, lifestyle, portraits, branding & travel photography.

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ABOUT ME:

Here, you can learn more about my background and photography experience as well as what my style is and how I approach my work.  There’s a page dedicated to press & publications which shows everywhere that I’ve had the honor of being published.  Last, there’s a fun page that I love, which tells you a little bit more about me and my fun side!

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GALLERIES:

I have separated my galleries of work into Engagements, Weddings, Weekend Events (Rehearsal Dinners, Welcome Parties, Pool Parties), Portraits, Boudoir & Love Shoots.  Each one of those has multiple weddings or sessions that you can see and showcases a wide variety of wedding styles.

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GALLERY:

Each individual gallery is laid out in collage-form.  I wanted the design to be unique, and showcase multiple images at a time.  The images change randomly and you can see a wedding or shoot from beginning to end.  There’s also an option to show a full-screen gallery of the particular gallery at the bottom if you’d like to see the images larger.

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LIFESTYLE + TRAVEL:

I’m so excited to finally have my lifestyle and travel work as a part of my site as well as work that I am offering clients.  I have always enjoyed traveling and taking photos wherever I go.  I have a very large collection of travel work and have also had the opportunity to write articles and have my work featured on multiple publications.  I am available for assignment stories for publications, hotels, travel industry companies as well as tourism boards so please contact me if you’d like to feature my work or hire me to create imagery for you.

I also have a personal travel blog where you can read stories about all of my adventures on the road…and in the sky…and on the water…and everywhere.

Please visit my journal A WANDERING HEART

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INFORMATION:

Here, you can read more about where I work, my destination weddings, client reviews and request pricing information.  You can also see my fine art wedding albums that I offer my clients.

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CONTACT:

On this page, you’ll find links to email me directly as well as a form to inquire and receive pricing information on my wedding collections as well as portraits and other sessions.  You can also find links to my social media including Facebook and Instagram.

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BLOG:

I re-designed my blog a year ago, but now the design is a nice companion to my website design.  I’ve updated the blog a bit with my new website launch so be sure to take a peek!

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Ciao!

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One thing I love about destination weddings is that clients create an entire weekend for their closest family & friends to enjoy together.  They’ve often chosen a particular destination because it is special to their hearts and they want to show it off and make a little vacation out of it.

There are so many ways to treat your guests to a memorable experience at a destination, and I’ll be sharing some ideas here on the blog.  One great way to kick off your destination wedding weekend is with a Welcome Party!  At this particular event, guests were welcomed to the beautiful Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande, Florida for a creative game of mini golf and cocktails.  Friends of the bride & groom fashioned a mini golf course out of natural materials found on the island including palm fronds, coconuts and other greenery.

Gasparilla Island Wedding Photographer | Gasparilla Inn Wedding | Florida Wedding Photographer | www.msp-photography.comA lounge area was created for guests to relax and enjoy the warm, autumn evening with cocktails and appetizers.

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I encourage my destination clients to include coverage for their rehearsal dinner, welcome parties or other weekend events.  It’s fun to capture more candid and fun moments so that you’ll remember your entire weekend and not just the wedding day.  I offer special destination packages and pricing for weekend events so contact me today for information and pricing for your destination wedding!

Cheers!

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MSP-Newsletter-Spring2015

Releasing my Summer Newsletter which features everything sunny and bright to inspire your summer wedding planning!  First up, my Amalfi Coast Elopement in Italy was published on Style Me Pretty.  Also, I’m featuring one of my favorite “Destinations” for weddings, Sea Island.  My featured Rehearsal Dinner is Hilary & Luke’s lowcountry evening on Amelia Island, Florida.  I’ve also written an article with my tips on creating and utilizing the best lighting for your wedding day.  Click on the image below to take you to the full newsletter!

Newsletter-Summer2015Here’s just a peek inside the newsletter, an image from my Amalfi Coast Elopement session in Ravello, Italy!

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Cheers!

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