Chelsea & Eric’s Wedding . Spiegel Farms . Campobello, SC . Tryon, NC

Chelsea & Eric had a truly, incredibly, beautiful wedding. The day started with getting ready at Spiegel Farms in Campobello, SC. Spiegel Farms was one of the most stunning venues I’ve ever seen. The beautiful barn was like nothing I’ve ever seen before (and as you’re looking through the photographs I promise you’ll say “What barn? I don’t see a barn?!?” Yes, exactly my point – it’s that amazing.

I arrived while the girls were getting ready – hair, makeup, beautiful dresses…. A perfect beginning to an absolutely perfect day. After photographs with the wedding party and some amazing portraits with some of the horses there on the farm it  Chelsea headed to the ceremony at Tryon Presbyterian Church in a stunning chauffeured silver vintage Rolls Royce.

Following a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony we headed back to Spiegel Farms for more photos of Cheslea & Eric alone then a stunningly beautiful reception in the ballroom.

No detail was overlooked, everything went perfectly. From the DJ teaching impromptu dance lessons to the amazing cake, candy bar, beautiful floral arrangements… it was all simply stunning.

I really, truly, enjoyed every moment I spent with Chelsea, Eric, and their families. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed meeting them all and how I’ve enjoyed the relationships I’ve formed with them. It was a truly, truly incredible experience. But, then again, capturing true love always is…

Big thanks to Mike Tucker for driving up from Anderson, SC to help me photograph this wedding!

Melody Hood


  1. Deena Spradlin on September 21, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Oh Melody, what a beautiful blog! You are OUR photographer now and forever more! You are so incredibly talented, and the most fun to work with! Chelsea and Eric’s pictures turned out so beautifully, and I could not have imagined it going any more smoothly than you made it go! You are a true artist, and we are so pleased that we found you! You made our whole wedding experience a fairy tale captured forever in the beauty you saw through your lens!

  2. Jana Kunz on September 22, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Holy crap! These are stunning!! I need to get married again just so you can photograph us. 🙂