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Anne of Green Gables Inspired Styled Wedding

From the Planner:
Anne of Green Gables was a staple in my household growing up and I absolutely love the time period. I have always wanted to plan an Anne-inspired event. Her imagination and making her dreams come true is inspiring as a women in a world she lived in and the world we live in today.
We decided on having details from the book that remind us of Anne, so obviously we needed a red head! We also included “The Lady of Shallot” and homemade raspberry cordial, not currant wine (we didn’t need our models ending up like Diana). We had amethyst earrings, to represent Marilla’s amethyst brooch, as I am sure Marilla would have allowed Anne to wear on her wedding day, as long as she didn’t let it slip through her fingers into the lake of shining waters.
My favorite part of the shoot was the frame set up and having all of the Anne inspired details come together. This shoot was so much fun from the concept to the day of!

From the Photographer:
Like a lot of other young women my age, I grew up on Anne of Green Gables. The tattered paperbacks still line my bookshelves, and we still own the VHS tapes I acquired as a child. I identified with Anne’s positivity and incredible imagination. In my opinion, the love story of Anne and Gilbert tops any other romantic story I’ve read.
When Karena and I began planning this shoot, we bonded over a shared love of all things Anne. While I haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit PEI like she has, it remains on my list of must-sees for the future! We chose real-life couple Leah and Kevin to be our “Anne and Gilbert”; not just because of Leah’s gorgeous red hair but also because of the incredible chemistry they share!
Lauxmont Farms provided the perfect “American” backdrop for our Anne-Inspired shoot. The rolling farmlands, vintage backdrops, and foggy river views are reminiscent of a quieter time, Anne’s time. We wanted a vintage yet modern feel for our shoot, so our talented vendor team put together a mix of the vintage and the modern. teapot centerpiece and mismatched china plates mixed with a fitted lace dress and matching “House of Elliot” boots.
My favorite things were the little details: a vintage copy of “The Lady of Shallot”, the lace shoes from our vendor in England, the genuine raspberry cordial (actually tasted AMAZING!!), the amethyst jewelry, “Gilbert’s” hat, all of the vintage china, and the awesome hairstyles created by Sarah’s Upstyles.
Looking back on the shoot, I think Anne would have been really pleased. She would have found enjoyment in the blush tinted wedding dress, proving that redheads “can wear pink” after all. The braided/curled hairstyle chosen for Leah would have made her think of fairies, and magic, and JOY. She’d have been thrilled with the inclusion of the raspberry cordial and found plenty of inspiration for the imagination in the laid back, country setting. Overall, I think we’d have had her stamp of approval, and this is a shoot I’ll look back on fondly for years to come!

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Photography: Lindsay Eileen Photography // Venue: Lauxmont Farms // Event Planning: Keller Event Coordinations // Floral: Floral Designs by Heather Ann // Stationery: Julia Kay Calligraphy // Rentals: Caroline’s Rentals // Wedding Cake: Amy’s Custom Cakery // Rentals: La Lucia Boutique // Bride’s Shoes: House of Elliot // Hair: Sarah’s Upstyles // Makeup: Hayley Nicole Makeup // Wedding Dress: Casablanca // Bridesmaid Dresses: Christina Wu // Bridal Salon: Brides Bouquet // Groom’s Attire: ASOS // Models: Leah Hagan & Kevin Crawford & Sarah Morrison & Jared Prestopine // Submitted via: Matchology

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