19 May

Morning, lovelies! Today we’re showing off the most romantic, timeless, “Anne of Green Gables”-esque inspiration shoot, snapped by N Barrett Photography and designed by RSVP Design Studio. Lots of soft lace, pretty flowers, and authentic 30s/40s vintage/flea market finds for the tabletops (like the gorgeous vases & vessels!)

The shoot also went for an environmentally-friendly approach, Southern Fried Paper used all recycled materials & cork paper for the cute invitation suite. Plus, the produce used in the flower arrangements (by Bows and Arrows) were purchased at a farmer’s market  (tomatillos, heirloom tomatoes, and pears) – they even handpicked the cotton & flowers from fields in West Texas!

This would make for such a lovely wedding theme… don’t you think?
Photography: NBarrett Photography / Event Design/Rentals: RSVP Design Studio / Flowers: Bows and Arrows / Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets / Paper: Southern Fried Paper / Fashion Stylist: Cowboys and Indians / Hair: James DeFrange / Makeup: Crystal Alcaraz / Prop Styling: Crisman Liverman / Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Jewelry: The Shining / Vintage Props: Rent My Dust

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Comments

  1. Just a clarification from a Canadian reader that Anne of Green Gables took place on Prince Edward Island in Eastern Canada, not the southern United States.

    Still a beautiful session, but the tourism powers that be in that part of the world would be slightly dismayed to know that their icon was being confused with a southern belle.

  2. those invites are just dreamy! love them. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  3. I loove the veil in this post. I have been looking all over for one that I didn’t hate and I think this is it! Woo Hoo! Thank you!

  4. that dress!!! <3 swooning.

  5. Anne is not a southern belle, and i know because i grew up in the back yard of where she was to have lived. this theme is slightly if not very misrepresentation :-(

  6. Pretty enough, but I don’t understand what’s even remotely “Anne of Green Gables” about this shoot.

  7. Our mistake! Apologies to Anne and her countrywomen.

  8. I LOVE Anne of Green Gables!!!

  9. I’m not really seeing it in this shoot though… how is it like Anne of Green Gables?

  10. I’m with your other readers on this one – there isn’t anything Green Gables-y about this styling. Completely wrong time frame, wrong feel (radio? camera? electric fan and lamp??)…the only thing I can see is that there’s a horse in it, and Anne rode behind horses…Well, and I guess Anne liked flowers, and there are some of those in here…

    Pretty, but nothing at all like the feel of Green Gables!

  11. seriously 100 layer cake, have you even read Anne of Green Gables? p.s. it was published in 1908.

  12. I am with the rest, as a person that lives on PEI this is nothing like Anne or the land around Green Gables. This is someone that had a vintage look that branded it as something that had not yet been done to get published!

  13. Very inspirational! Who cares if she’s not Southern? I love the centerpieces!

  14. Hello! As you probably all know, we didn’t produce this inspiration shoot ourselves and therefore weren’t involved in the concept and planning of the “Anne” theme. We do our very best to share pretty content that we think you all will enjoy looking at and we credit the work as the photographers and event designers ask us to.

    We apologize if the title of the post seems to betray the spirit of the books, but perhaps we can just appreciate the pretty flowers and fashion as it is?

    We’ll contact the photographer and designer and see if they would like to elaborate on how they came up with their theme.

    Thanks for reading!

  15. wow, I didn’t know that this was a literary critique. the work looks great.

  16. I didn’t see anyone critique the photos but rather comment on the fact that this is not representative of the title. The photos are great for sure. However, it’s true that there is literally nothing at all “Green Gables” about this shoot. Therefore, I agree with those people who have simply made note of that fact. Perhaps it should be called “southern belle” instead.

  17. Hello all,
    I am the event designer of this shoot and hope to clarify some concerns raised. As with all art and design, inspirations come from all places, and are interpreted differently by each person. It’s important to note, this was entitled , “Bride of Green Gables” and was intended to be a different, more modern, Southern spin of the iconic books I loved growing up. The famous wide brimmed hat, grassy fields, poignant images of Anne waiting for her train were all inspirational. This was never intended to be a replication, merely a nod to certain aesthetics seen in the original books, not just the “Green Gables”, but the subsequent 4 part series as well. I apologize for any confusion, but hope you will see the images in a different light now, and appreciate them for what they are: beautiful images, and reflective of all the extremely hard work and effort of the entire team involved to bring you something gorgeous and inspirational. Going forward I will try to be clearer on my titles but hope readers understand art and design interpretations are merely that: inspirational, not literal. I sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding. Thank you, I hope you will continue to follow ,”100 Layer Cake” with an understanding that art can never truly be judged, just appreciated- and this blog offers so much to appreciate!

  18. Personally i LOVE the theme and all of the beautiful aspects!!!! Im thinking those of you who are so concerned with keeping the theme of a book series need to join a book club rather than be discussing wedding/event fashion and design as you clearly dont understand that fashion is an interpretation of the designer, ironic because literature is as well……………….. thank you “100 Layer Cake” for showcasing such talent and unique design aspect like “RVSP” has offered us :)

  19. My apologies for appearing ignorant and judgmental – I was merely baffled, and also had a glorious set of hopes for a Green Gables shoot that played with the rich descriptions of fashion aspects from those beloved books. This is really a lovely shoot and I don’t discredit the stylist’s claim of inspiration – but my hopes were a bit dashed and I had to pick up the disoriented bits before going on to appreciate what you gave us. It felt rather as if we’d been promised a “Where the Wild Things Are” post that had no boys and no furry monsters in it.

    Feeling a lack of connection when an inspiration seems tenuous does not necessarily mean that people who love books can’t also be knowledgeable regarding fashion, and appreciate hard work and good aesthetics even when compelled to critique on one point! Neither does enjoying beauty mean that one should only ever applaud and agree with designers. As a designer myself, I know that sometimes what I mean to communicate with my work is not what people pick up. It is, however, more tempting to find fault with an impersonal blog than with the individual people behind a certain post, and I mean no personal judgment on the team at RSVP.

    I love the rich leather browns in this, by the way. There’s something refreshing about leaving pink and purple tones completely out of this – it’s just a little chilly feeling, and that’s a compliment!

  20. It’s nice to see someone’s interpretation of these books represented in a creative way even if it isn’t what I personally imagined. Thanks for sharing RSVP! I’m going to do a Green Gables inspired collection of modern clothing next week over at my blog if anyone is interested. I’d love to get feedback from some Anne fans!

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  21. The shoot is “fine”, but this again, as previously mentioned in other peoples posts has nothing to do with Anne of Green Gables. Anne of Green Gables was 1908 & electric fans and radios were not around. This looks like every other vintage shoot on every site!! Yes, art is art, but if you are going to a blog theme with something of a worldwide figure, please do some research and allow your mind to be creative from that research and work with the era you are planning the event from.

  22. The invitation is adorable, as with the whole shoot!

  23. I used to love Anne of Green Gables! Beautiful inspiration!

  24. Lovely, but Anne would have nothing to do with a dress without puffed sleeves.

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  26. I love the paper goods and the see through quality of the lace tablecloth. It works beautifully and is draped perfectly. The table arrangements are lovely, love it.

    I would never have guessed this was an ‘Anne’ shoot though. For the time period, it would have been improper for an [adult] woman to wear her hair down in public, especially at her wedding. It was a woman’s pride and joy, excitement and biggest anticipation to reach the day when she would put her hair up as a young lady. I would have loved to have seen her hair up, done Anne style, (which would be appropriate for the period) because it’s not a style done often and is stunning.

    And Anne and Gilbert signage never hurts. I love PEI. One of my favorite vacations ever, and the Edwardian era is my favorite part of history. Probably part of the reason why I majored in history, despite my current field of work!

    Lovely shooting guys.

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