Flower Garden Brunch Wedding Styled Shoot at The Ivy Place in Lancaster, South Carolina

Planner, Kat Howes, of Best Day Ever Studios and photographer, Hayley Watson, of Lovely and Light teamed up to create a fun, relaxed brunch garden-the

Planner, Kat Howes, of Best Day Ever Studios and photographer, Hayley Watson, of Lovely and Light teamed up to create a fun, relaxed brunch garden-themed inspiration shoot. The shoot takes place at The Ivy Place in Lancaster, South Carolina, a historic property with an 1850 farmhouse and acres of peaceful gardens, including a strawberry patch. A vibrant color palette of pink, purple, orange with pops of ivory and blue is both playful and dramatic, while lush floral arrangements of wildflowers, roses and peonies highlight the romantic atmosphere of the intimate garden setting. A unique array of rustic and vintage props works seamlessly with the space and introduces a quaint, bohemian tone to shoot.Monica Vrabel, a receptionist, and Matthew Cagnetta, who appear in the photos are an actual couple who are engaged and plan to be married in the summer of 2015. The pair met through Monica's roommate, who believe it or not, picked him up at the pool one day. A laid-back "friends lunch" turned into their first date and they became inseparable. When Matthew decided to propose, he told Monica that he was going on a business trip to Georgia, but actually flew to New York to meet her mother and ask for her permission to propose. Once back in South Carolina, he took Monica to the spot where they had their first date and popped the question. The timing could not have been more perfect — the next day they were on a flight to Paris for a vacation.

Chelish Moore Flowers created a lush flower crown from bright red roses, green orchids and various types of greenery for the bride. Paired with her loose, romantic updo, the crown added a bohemian touch to her look.
A mix of bright pinks, vibrant orange and moody purple flowers, including roses, calla lilies and peonies, were accented by wispy ferns and scabiosa pods for a romantic, rustic look.
Chelish Moore Flowers even made a special pet floral collar for Rosie the Bunny with bright pink, orange and purple roses accented with light greenery.
Rustic Non-Floral Boutonniere
Intimate Garden Wedding Reception
Blue Ridge Jams, a local specialty food producer based out of Dana, North Carolina, made all of the strawberry, raspberry and orange marmalade jams that served as wedding favors.
Rustic Five-Tier Wedding Cake
The long wooden reception table was style by Simply Styled with vintage place settings, elegant colored glasses and vibrant floral arrangements by Chelish Moore Flowers that added a pop of color to the rustic setting.
Colorful Non-Alcoholic Fizzy Drinks
Rustic Pink Rose and Blue Thistle Centerpieces
The tables were marked by quaint table numbers featuring illustrated mason jars and dainty hand-drawn flowers created by the designers at Dazzle & Delight.
The reception tables were tucked away under a rustic pergola surrounded by lush greenery and colorful wildflowers. The intimate setting lent the shoot a romantic air and would be the perfect spot for an evening reception, candles casting a warm glow over the space as the sun goes down.
For a dainty, feminine touch, Heirloom for Hire provided vintage floral dinnerware, which Simply Styled stacked at each place setting alongside brass cutlery and etched glasses.
Rose and Peony Centerpieces in Stone Urns
Whimsical Donut Dessert Tower
Vintage furniture provided the base for displaying an array of playful desserts, like a donut tower and biscuit bar by Two Guys N A Kitchen.
Whimsical Woodland First Look Photos