Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

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The invitations offered guests a glimpse into the world of Anne with four art prints featuring key quotes from the book. Prints were bundled in lacy pattern laser cut bellybands.

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Pebble texture shimmery blush stock became the backdrop for the main invitation painted with abstract leaves in creamy shades of green.

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Oh I adore this shot capturing the artful details of each invitation suite.

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Each guest received a copy of Anne of Green Gables. The custom book covers was festooned with heavily painted watercolor roses in creamy, textural white brushstrokes.

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Three cakes were installed in front of 3x5 foot art panels featuring funny moments from the book. If you know Anne of Green Gables you'll understand the significance of plums, mice, raspberry cordial and carrots!

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The Raspberry Cordial cake inspired by the scene where Diana, Anne's spoiled, prim and proper best friend get accidentally intoxicated off of what she though was cordial but was in fact currant wine!

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The first day Anne met Gilbert (whom years later she would marry), he teased her about her "carrot" red hair! The result? A slate was broken over his head by the feisty Anne! Cake Life Bakeshop created spun sugar carrots for this beauty!

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Anne was known to get lost in her daydreams and as such she neglected to cover the sauce for the next evening's dessert of plum pudding! A mouse then found its way into the pudding!

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The 30 foot long feasting table was lined with Wholesale flowers provided by Fiftyflowers.com

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And of course, slates as menus. Yet another famous reference from these beloved stories.

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Oh fiftyflowers, how beautiful are your blooms! Papertini and crew made some serious magic happen with this bounty!

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Terrain at Styers in Glen MIlls, PA is not only a superb venue. Their kitchen is inspiring and delivers high quality, locally sourced foods beautifully.

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Nothing holds the nostalgia of my younger years quite like the stories of Anne of Green Gables.  In so many ways my best friend Amy and I grew up with and through the tales of Lucy Maude Montgomery.

{As Anne, the heroine, traversed her days and years of life from a wistful and bright red-headed orphan to elegant seasons of Gibson Girl style and love affairs galore, Anne was our muse for life, love and wisdom.}

Amy and I have been fast friends since the sixth grade.  We, much like the fictional friends Anne and Diana are the epitome of kindred spirits.  We’ve been together through grade and high school, proms and drama, college roommate debauchery and adulthood milestones.

{Amy’s first baby gave me yet another opportunity to celebrate this woman I hold so dear. One who knows me better than I do myself, regardless of the miles that separate us.}

Deciding that every, single, blessed detail would be inspired by narrative from the books proved to set me and the team up for quite the challenge.  We all were committed to the look, giving all decor moments a clean vibe, slightly modern, all heartfelt.

{Last but not least…the food, oh the food!}

Head over to Style Me Pretty Living to see the full feature!

THE TEAM

1 Comment

  1. Earcandy

    That stationary is to die for, it’s so beautiful! So much talent and work put into it. Love what you did with each set of cards in relation to Anne of Green Gables.