Our Engagement Photos


Our engagement photos are in and, well, I’m speechless. And oh how I love this man. There aren’t enough thanks to our absolutely phenomenal photographers and dear friends, Ally + Bobby Willix from Ally + Bobby Fine Art Photography, for these treasures. I’m still a little speechless looking through the gallery and keep crying happy tears looking at these precious, love-filled, joyful images. I’m in awe of your talent, friends, and I cannot believe these are OUR engagement pictures. These images simultaneously melt my heart, make me want to cry happy tears, and leave me beaming with joy!


The image below is one of my absolute favorites, and it even made its way onto our Rehearsal Dinner Invitation!

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The next series of pictures are, well, the sweetest and most tender images imaginable, and I love love LOVE them. I actually cried when I saw them for the first time, and they mean so much to me. Rob, I love the way you look at me!!!

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We really do laugh ALL the time. The one below is so “us”

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We chose to have our engagement session at the stunning Bald Head Island off the coast of North Carolina! I cannot imagine a more gorgeous or perfect setting for our engagement pictures, as you can see – it is like out of a fairytale!

I have a deep love of Spanish moss, oak trees, and the lowcountry South, and it would be a little dream of mine to get married in a place such as this… think Charleston or Bald Head Island. For various reasons, it really didn’t make sense to have our wedding in either of these locations, and we barely considered the notion of it. I’m ecstatic we’re getting married in Raleigh, and it makes so much more sense for us in a million ways!

But Rob knows of my love for all things Bald Head Island/Spanish moss/dappled sunlight, and he suggested that we go to Bald Head Island for our engagement session! Quite the romantic 🙂 It’s only a few hours (and a quick ferry ride) from Raleigh, so Ally, Bobby, Rob, and I made a fun daytrip of it together. This island holds even more meaning for us now, and we are so grateful that we were blessed with a 70 degree, sunny, beautiful day in November!!

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“We love because He first loved us.” This is the heartbeat of what we want our wedding and our marriage to encompass, and we’re striving to remember this in all things. As much as I love Rob (and vice versa), our love doesn’t compare to the neverending + unconditional love of the Lord… and how we want to live that gift out with each other + with everyone around us.

We had our dear friend Alexa of Sage Paper Co. create + calligraph this truly stunning sign for us, and I love that it’s incorporated into our engagement photos, it will be displayed at our wedding, and we’ll have it hanging in our home forever. Such a sweet reminder of His lavish love – and our love for each other! Also, can we talk about the golden hour sunlight peeping through the Spanish moss?!

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Goodness, my hubby-to-be is SO dapper and handsome!!! I love how he looks in this attire (and always!), and this High Cotton navy dotted tie is the perfect finishing touch! Thank you, Judy and Patrick, for our new favorite tie!!

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Rob, I cannot wait to marry you on April 1, become your wife, and spend forever together. You are the best of the best, and I’m so blessed and thankful to be loved by you – and to love you in return. I love you so very much!!!

Truly, a million thanks to Ally and Bobby for this truly INCREDIBLE images. We’ve already printed dozens and hung them around my apartment (soon to be our apartment when we get married!), and I know we will treasure these pictures forever. There aren’t enough words in the world to express how much we love these images – and you two, too!!

You can follow along with more behind-the-scenes peeks into our wedding and wedding planning on Instagram and with our #ScholltoShaul hashtag! Thank you for following along and encouraging us daily!! 🙂

Caroline + John’s Chapel Hill Wedding


This classic Chapel Hill wedding was certainly a dreamy, beautiful day… and I’m not kidding when I say how joyful, love-filled, and incredible it was! Caroline and John are one of those dream couples to work with, and I absolutely loved getting to know these two and their marvelous families over the many months we planned their wedding. Caroline and John have the most giving, calm, kind spirits, and it has been such a deep pleasure to bring their beautiful, meaningful wedding day to life! They love each other, their family and friends, and the Lord so deeply, and this love radiated throughout their entire wedding weekend. They care for others so much!

Caroline and John also have the best style, which made planning a wedding with them a total dream. I love how classic and timeless their aesthetic is – but it was also very fresh and with so many personalized, special touches throughout. Their entire wedding (and its design) reflected them as a couple, and the design was so thoughtfully chosen. You can really see their personalities, passions, and style in every detail, big and small, and it was also so apparent how happy they were to be getting married and celebrating with all of their family and friends!

I must also point out some of my favorite memories and details from planning their wedding and their wedding day:

-Caroline and her beautiful bridesmaids and her mom getting ready on the wedding day! Seeing their excitement and sheer joy (Caroline included, of course!) was something I simply love… and when Caroline stepped into her seriously GORGEOUS gown… jaws dropped. She is such a radiant, stunning bride… and I simply couldn’t wait for John to see her!

-I also loved how classic and timeless Caroline’s entire wedding look was (that lace! the back of her dress! all of it!)… but that she was super excited about her gold glitter Kate Spade heels! Traditional and elegant but with such a fun pop!


-John also cares for others so much… at one point during wedding planning, he emailed me himself just to say thank you. It was one of the most touching emails I’ve ever received as a wedding planner, and it was such a touching, thoughtful, gratitude-filled email!

-I spent months planning and design this wedding with Caroline and her amazing mom, Kim, and they were truly the best to work with. Lots of thought went into the design, logistics, and overall planning, and these two made it so easy! I absolutely loved getting to know them so well, and they were always putting others first. This whole family was simply amazing.


-Little nods to their alma mater (and mine!), UNC Chapel Hill!! From the setting (Chapel of the Cross and UNC’s Carolina Club) to the Carolina blue bow ties and cummerbunds (thanks, High Cotton!) to the soft touches of pale blue… it was a timeless UNC wedding and love story

-Their absolutely adorable ring bearers (who later serenaded guests during the reception!) – and how much those little boys LOVE Caroline (and vice versa!)

-Their faith and love for the Lord was just so incredibly apparent and palpable… getting married in the church Caroline grew up in, and where John served, and where they attended during college. The ceremony!! Cue all the happy tears. Their favors – giving back to their favorite charities and non-profits. How they treated all of their family, friends, and vendors.

-Caroline and her dad’s dance – serious skills right there!!

-Their beautiful, fun sparkler exit and send-off in the most classic, elegant antique car (her parent’s neighbor’s!). What a fairy tale, gorgeous, amazing wedding day!!

-And last but not least… their wedding day was also the day I got engaged! I definitely was not expecting my own proposal that day (after working 12 hours at a wedding!)… but my fabulous fiance surprised me and proposed when I got back to my home after their wedding! It’s so fun sharing our engagement date with their wedding. And y’all, the texts these two sent me when we announced the news the next day – priceless! They had just landed for their honeymoon when our happy news popped up on FB. Their texts were full of so much joy, and Caroline said she burst into happy tears on the plane! I cried just reading their sweet messages (and subsequent card and gifts). I can’t tell you enough just how WONDERFUL and loving and fun these two are!!


Congratulations, Caroline and John! May the Lord bless with you a lifetime of love, laughter, and all the joy in the world together!!

A huge thanks to the absolutely phenomenal vendor team who made this day come to life so beautifully and effortlessly!

Photographer Blest Studios
Videographer Good Earth Films
Planning, design, & styling Stephanie Scholl Events
Venue + Catering Carolina Club
Florals Tre Bella
Cake Simply Cakes
Linen rentals CE Rental
Band Total Package
Hair & makeup Mina’s Studio
Bow ties & cummerbunds High Cotton
Calligraphy by the bride, Caroline!
PS: There were a million stunning pictures I want to share from their wedding day, but that would be the longest post in the world! Enjoy these!!