by: Lauren

Taking place at the amazing Metropolitan Building in New York City, bride and groom Anna and Evan drew their inspiration from Anne of Green Gables to create a charming, garden-inspired, vintage wedding. The fabulous Moss + Isaac was there to capture all of the beauty- including the most lovely color palette of peach, lavender, and sage green, berry baskets as escort cards, and custom illustrated stationery! Anna is here with us today to tell us even more about her beautiful wedding:

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

My best friend was very helpful when it came to figuring out what we wanted our wedding to feel like and communicating that to vendors. It made a huge difference that the people we chose to work with were all smart, talented, and understood what we wanted.

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

We initially picked vendors based on their previous work, but ultimately it came down to whether we felt good being around them. These people were with me during some of the most stressful/wonderful moments of the day, so it was important that we were all comfortable with each other.

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

We chose our venue because it felt both sophisticated and a little funky. The space was so special, and I wanted whatever we brought in to feel like it belonged there. Also, our wedding was in the city, but I’m from a much more rural area, and wanted both sensibilities to be reflected.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

All of your favorite things go together.

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From Rock Paper Scissors Events:

Anna and Evan came to me wanting to draw inspiration from Anne of Green Gables to create a warm, vintage, garden inspired wedding. They were drawn to the worn, old world charm of the Metropolitan Building as the perfect backdrop for a casually elegant summertime wedding. We started the ceremony with soft lavender, peaches, and sage green, and then built up the color for the reception to deep purple, tangerine and green for the overflowing centerpieces. Rebecca Shepherd created the most beautiful, natural style floral arrangements in rustic containers. The bride had a large doily collection that we used as runners on the dinner tables that added a charming and personal feel to the decor. Inspired by summer, we created fresh berry baskets for the escort cards in a farm stand display that guests devoured. The fresh fruit cake was a perfect addition, and a cake that actually tasted as good as it looked! Anna and Evan were lucky enough to have a very good friend who is an illustrator and made the adorable illustrations for the save the dates, programs and menus. The feel of the wedding from the vintage venue to the collected doilies and garden style was very much Anna and Evan – comfortable, beautiful and homey.

I just love every aspect of this wedding! The soft colors, the florals, the illustrated paper goods… it’s all absolutely gorgeous! And the touch of the fresh berry baskets for escort cards- I absolutely LOVE that!

So tell me- would you do your “escort cards” as something other than just a card, like how Anna and Evan used the berries?


Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Moss + Isaac // Event Planner: Rock Paper Scissors Events // Floral Designer: Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design // Musicians:Julliard School of Music // Caterer: Maia Pearl //  Reception Venue:The Metropolitan Building

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Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.

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9 responses to Charming Garden-Inspired Vintage Wedding

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  1. Leigh Anna (a Vendor)

    This wedding was so much fun and I am so happy to see it featured! Thanks so much ELD!

  2. Abbie (a Bride)

    I love that it’s simple and elegant! The fruit was such a cute idea.

  3. Lovella Bridal (a Vendor)

    What a darling wedding! Love the fresh fruit, too.

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  6. Alvina Quatrano (just curious)

    My friend Jeanie’s daughter’s wedding. Truly beautiful. Tears. Lovely.

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