Anne of Green Gables Wedding Inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

How many of you lovelies have read Anne of Green Gables? Or maybe you watched the movies that were made based on the books? It was one of my favorite books when I was younger. In fact, when I was in 5th grade my family took a trip to Prince Edward Island so my sisters and I could see the farmhouse + woods that inspired the book. :) In today’s fun styled shoot, Stage Right Etc (located in Kelowna, British Columbia) paid homage to the story and setting for Anne of Green Gables while also giving it their own twist – like the awesome tea cup centerpiece!

Gilbert calls Anne “Carrots” when they first meet which makes Anne initially loathe him but it later becomes an endearing nickname when they fall in love. To keep with the carrot theme, Sweet On You make mini carrot cakes for each place setting in a sweet (literally) reference to this nickname. :) Bailey + Yanni, a real couple in love, were their Anne + Gilbert and did an amazing job. The dress “Anne” is wearing was an amazing vintage find! Thanks so much to Jessica Zais Photography for the photos.

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

vintage bouquet

In the beginning of the book, Anne renames the tunnel of blossoms Matthew and her ride through from “The Avenue” to “White Way of Delight.” Love that they found a tunnel of blossoms for their dinner location and they even called it out with a cute sign.

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

tea cup candle holder

tea cup candle holder centerpiece

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

lace embroidery hoops

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

ruffle wedding cake

yellow ruffle wedding cake

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration boat

anne of green gables wedding inspiration boat

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

anne of green gables wedding inspiration

So, fans of the book and/or movie, was your favorite scene interpreted above? If not, what was your favorite scene? I’d love to hear in the comments. :)

photography: Jessica Zais Photography (located in Kelowna, British Columbia) // event planner: Stage right etc // hair stylist: Hairpin // cake designer: Sweet On You // makeup artist: Melissa Craven

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  1. Oh how I wished to be Anne of Green Gables when I was growing up! Love the pretty coloured cakes…

  2. Oh, it’s absolutely divine!
    Please could you tell me where the gentleman’s suit was found? It’s exactly what I’m looking for!

  3. I can’ t believe that this shoot actually happened. It is more than romantic and so perfectly carried out! I thought I was kind of crazy buying (&watching) Anne of Green Gables DVDs in my 30s, but this shows me I am not. Thanks for that, too :-)

  4. I love the style of the dress, especially the lace – beautiful

  5. Love it! But it would have been fun to see a staging of “twenty…pounds…of brown…sugar”.

  6. This is so beautiful!! I love every single thing about it, especially the reception table set-up. I love all the attention to detail! Simply marvelous!

  7. It’s a dream.. I’m sure! Too romantic…

  8. One of the loveliest weddings I think I’ve ever seen…. everything about it so perfectly chosen, down to the finest detail… well done!

  9. OMG! I’m a redhead, a photographer, and an Anne fanatic. I actually put my hand on my heart and sighed…what beautiful photos, what beautiful models, and I am still dying over The White Way AND The Lake of Shining Waters! :)

  10. I just love this photo shoot and used some of the images for my post on Anne of Green Gables (giving you credit of course). The interpretation is right on; romantic and nostalgic. I especially love the boat photos.

    Your site is just lovely,

  11. This is the most awesome thing I’ve ever seen, and all of the details are just perfect! I have already decided that I want the music from the film, Anne’s Theme, in my future wedding, but is truly inspiring!!

  12. This is SO gorgeous!

    Love it.

    My favorite part is the end of Anne of Avonlea when they meet on the bridge.

  13. are you kidding me?! White Way of Delight?! This took some research to find these locations! Well done guys!

  14. Wow, such a fabulous interpretation! So many little details from the books, too! Now I want an “Anne” wedding….

  15. Seriously! Beyond smitten! I think they nailed in the best kind of way that any busom friend would feel joy over. I swear if all of my girl friends got married like this, I would always be a bridesmaid for them. Haha. Love.

  16. Truly gorgeous. “Anne” is so (ahem) divinely beautiful and “Gilbert” is a dream. :) I love the whole thing and how the book is so perfectly represented.

  17. I just cant stop looking at the pictures. They are as perfect and beautiful as a dream. Just like a fairytale story being pictured. So romantic. Your website is truly amazing.

  18. Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments everyone! I am so pleased that people continue to enjoy this shoot! : D It was definitely on my bucket list to do. : )

  19. I love Anne of Green Gables! Such a cute theme! Carrots! :-)

  20. LOVE every single thing about this! Absolutely beautiful!!

  21. Definitely the ‘Carrots’ board! Anne of Green Gables (books and movie!) has always been one of my favorites.

  22. Sarah Anne Brashears on:

    I have seen thousands of wedding photos, and I can say with certainty this is my very favorite by far! Anne if Green Gables is my very favorite book series of all time, and Anne Shirley was my very best friend growing up! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this simply magical series than by having a wedding inspired by it!! <3 Thank you so much for posting this glorious wedding!!

  23. Loved the couple walking hand in hand in the white way of delight. Also sitting in the rowboat out on the lake. The tea cups on the candelabra is a nice touch. Anne Girl has been a favorite of mine since I first met her. Nice theme!

  24. beautiful shoot! Where was the location with those beautiful flowers??

  25. Love this! It made me so happy to see these beloved scenes being re-created in such a tasteful way. I love that it had some unique elements to it, like the tall candlesticks and tea cups and embroidery hoops hanging from the trees. Totally love the boat with the sheer canopy.


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