Kristy Rice, the huge talent behind Momental Designs, set out to shower her childhood friend with a day crafted around their shared love of the Anne of Green Gable series. From book favors with hand-painted covers to the narrative of Anne beautifully woven into each and every detail (including a fab cake table), this is a stunning modern spin on a childhood classic all captured by Danielle Coons.
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A few highlights:
- A modern twist on Anne of Green Gables at Terrain in Philadelphia
- Individually hand painted stationery throughout including artfully redesigned book covers for guest gifting and custom laser cut invitation details
- All elements of the decor tied directly to narrative from the Anne of Green Gables Book
- Three cakes with artwork installation inspired by passages from the book
Kristy and Amy have been best friends since grade school and to this day they share a love for the Anne of Green Gables series by LM Montgomery. When it came time to vision a baby shower for Amy, Kristy knew exactly where to turn. Every element of decor and stationery was inspired by specific scenes from the tale of Anne, a precocious red-head orphan in the 1800’s. Kristy set out to give the look a decidedly modern spin amidst the flowery language of Montgomery’s narrative.
Invitations were meant to be a gift for each guest and included a set of four art prints bundled together with the signature Momental Lacy laser cut bellyband. The invitation itself was hand brushed with blush and sage inks atop a pebble textured, blush cardstock.
Menus were mounted to mini chalkboards and if any of you know the Anne story, you’ll certainly know the significance of the chalkboard!
Guests went home with there very own copy of the book, refashioned with a watercolor floral cover hand painted with thickly applied brushstrokes in white.
The flower installation was inspired by a scene from the movie adaptation of Anne of Green Gables where two of the central characters take a buggy ride through a dogwood laden lane of shimmering white blooms. Papertini Floral suspended clouds of baby’s breath and other blooms above each guest table.
A series of three cakes each created after a humorous passage in the Anne of Green Gables book. Plum Cardamom, Raspberry Cream and a Classic Carrot were divine. Large 5 foot tall art prints hung behind each cake.
Photography: Danielle Coons | Styling: Kristy Rice | Floral Design: Papertini | Cakes: Cake Life Bakeshop | Venue: Terrain | DIY Flower Providor: FiftyFlowers | Invites, Book Covers, Place Cards, Menus: Momental Designs | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother
This darling duo? They’ve got a sweet and generous kind of love, easily spotted in Ciro Photography‘s touching imagery of their fall fete. With a goal of finding a welcoming, serene setting to share that joyous love with their nearest and dearest, they stumbled on Sweetwater Farm, and then they packed it with personal touches to boot. Cozy up to the gallery for more!
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From the beautiful Bride…When we started planning our dream wedding we envisioned a weekend surrounded by our loved ones in a beautiful, serene setting. The hardest part of the journey was finding a venue that was ours, inviting, and could truly set the tone for our vision. The moment we stepped onto the grounds at Sweetwater Farm we knew it was everything we had dreamed of. It painted the perfect canvas for our fall wedding between the barn, the main house and all of the individual details in the rooms. There were even a couple of horses and a sheep to fulfill the rural feel.
We wanted to personalize every part of the wedding, our attempt to reciprocate the love and support that our guests have given us over the years. On the wedding day itself we added special details like placing pictures all around the reception. These pictures were memories of loved ones who had touched our lives along the way but couldn’t be there with us and of family marriages who inspire us daily. We created a romantic and warm feeling by placing small floral arrangements and mason jars filled with candles throughout the wedding venue. The ceremony was topped off with a beautiful chuppah that was draped with a lace top and floral touches. Lastly, we worked with our caterer to find amazing farm tables and mixed china to complete our look. All the hard work and organization made our big day all the more special, concluding with a bang with a final sparkler exit at the end of the wedding night!
The dream of our wedding day transformed into a whole weekend celebration as we filled the bed and breakfast with all of our family and friends for two nights. The day itself was the most picturesque fall day a bride could dream of… November and 65 degrees outside in Pennsylvania! The most memorable part of the my day was walking arm in arm with my mother and father through all of our loved ones and seeing Brian waiting for me under the chuppah. The day was truly a dream come true!
Photography: Ciro Photography | Floral Design: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers | Wedding Dress: Tara Keely | Invitations: Jillian Yee-Pham | Shoes: Saint Laurent | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: 12th St Catering | Hair And Makeup: Julio Angel Hair Studio | DJ: White Label DJs | Groom's Attire: Jcrew | Ceremony Music: Vogue Music Events | Venue: Sweetwater Farm | Rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother
Perfectly rustic, perfectly pretty and everything in between, this wedding is an example of laid-back elegance done oh-so-right. The perfect merger of rich, dark hues with an eclectic mix of details, it’s the sort of day that makes you wish you could marry all over again… just so you could steal every last stylish moment captured by Danielle Nowak. And we totally support that, by the way. Click here for more.
From the Bride… We both love the outdoors and wanted our wedding to feel earthy, yet elegant, so we chose to have our wedding at Terrain at Styer’s, which is a rustic venue that serves amazing seasonal menu items sourced from local Philadelphia farms. Our vision for the night was to create an intimate dinner party rather than a traditional event, so dinner was served family style in a cozy wooden barn and followed by an assortment of seasonal pies.
From there, other choices like floral arrangements and s’mores by the fire pit all came naturally with the feeling we were trying to capture. Tom and I both work at the Urban Outfitters home office, so the majority of our décor were items found at URBN samples sales. However, our favorite piece of décor was a Spoke Woven dream catcher that we received from a close friend the day before our wedding. It was an impromptu addition that we hung from the temple during our ceremony and really helped to set the mood for the evening.
Looking back, after months of planning and countless appointments, it was exhilarating to see everything come together so seamlessly. Having both of our families and friends gathered together to witness and celebrate our love will forever be a fond memory.
Photography: Danielle Nowak | Flowers: Sullivan Owen | Wedding Dress: Stefan Jolie | Ceremony Venue: Terrain At Styers | Reception Venue: Terrain At Styers | Bridesmaids Dresses: Belsoie | DJ: Lovesick | Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Concrete Polish Jewels | Hair & Make Up: Genessa Lynn | Hair Comb: BHLDN | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother