Spring is right around the corner and love is in bloom at Historic Columbia’s verdant homes. Since the 1800s, visitors have traveled hundreds of miles to see our gardens. Seibels House was often mentioned in 19th- and 20th-century travelogues and articles with writers fawning over the foliage; postcards with the Hampton-Preston grounds have made their way across the globe since 1918; and at the Robert Mills House, fifty years of careful restorations have made our ornamental gardens a wedding destination.
We were so pleased to host Nicole Lauren Photography for an intimate photoshoot at the beautiful Robert Mills House. Located just blocks away from the heart of Downtown Columbia, the home’s lush greenscape makes it feel as though you’ve left the city entirely.
Our horticulturalists work to ensure that the same orderliness which was used to design the mansion is also employed in the landscape. Neat hedgerows frame the back lawn and add texture to the site. Our carefully-maintained magnolias evoke Southern charm as they cast speckled shadows across our two heirloom vegetable gardens.
The home’s architecture itself makes for a beautiful backdrop. We especially love the couple’s incorporation of the white brick arcade into their portraits. In Spring, there’s no better place to experience golden hour than under the eves of the Robert Mills House.
Victoria and Andrew’s shoot was also featured on Nichole Lauren’s lovely blog!