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-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.