Incorporating modern elements into a thoroughly elegant, garden-inspired design can be tricky. Combining the feminine with the stricter, sparser ideas of a “modern” aesthetic is challenging, but pays off when done well. We love the unique details that were chosen in Brittany and Colter’s wedding design: weaving together calligraphy with a graphic sans serif invitation suite, the intricately petalled (and pixelated!) aisle design, and of course, pulling the symbol of the redwoods under which the couple said their vows throughout the details. Luckily for you, today and tomorrow you’ll find all the inspiration you need (part 2 of this Napa wedding will be featured on Once Wed tomorrow, so be sure to come back for more!).

From the event designer and Once Wed Preferred Vendor, Joy Thigpen: 
“My favorite design elements came from the ceremony site itself. Brittany and Colter chose to be married beneath a pair of redwoods. We sent Shanan from Eskayel an iPhone picture of the redwoods which she used to paint a watercolor illustration that we used as a logo of sorts on the invitation, etc. but she also took it a step further by blowing up and repeating small sections of that illustration to make amazing patterns in her signature Eskayel way which we used in the paper goods and also printed on linen to make custom napkins for each place setting and pillows for the lounge areas. Even the cake was based on the Eskayel patterns.

My other favorite design element was the aisle treatment. Brittany expressed (somewhat bashfully) she wanted some kind of romantic fairytale something but in a modern way and when I came across BeatWoven’s version of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pas De Duex’ from the wedding scene in The Sleeping Beauty I knew it had to be the aisle design. BeatWoven creates these pixelated symmetrical patterns from the audio files of selected passages of music and Studio Mondine executed the design in petals down the aisle. So Brittany got to walk down her thoroughly modern aisle that was secretly from a fairytale.”

Photography: Kate Holstein | Design: Joy Thigpen | Flowers: Studio Mondine | Cake: Jasmine Rae Cakes | Band: Project M | Paper: Gather + Co. | Calligraphy: Invitations/Neon Sign: Betsy Dunlap, acrylic name cards: Ashley Buzzy | Makeup and hair: Amy Clarke


Comments (25)

Lisa O'Dwyer | Reply

Love the unique wedding elements and the serenity in the photography!

NST Pictures | Reply

This is absolutely gorgeous! Not sure which feature we liked more–part one or part two!!

NameStylish | Reply

Love this wedding very much! It’s so unique and fantastic.

Ksenia | Reply

Such an amazing wedding!

Xanath Guzman | Reply

Where is this location? It’s gorgeous!

lucia | Reply

such perfect shots…

Hari Indah Bali Weddings | Reply

Wow! The stationery, the dress, those ghost chairs. LOVE<LOVE<LOVE!

Mark Edin | Reply

This is a great set of wedding photos. Flowers on the ground of the isle look great.

Hari Indah Bali Wedding | Reply

Wow, look at the petal pattern on the aisle! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

asheville wedding photographers | Reply

The cutest little pug and flower girl ever! Absolutely breathtaking day!

charleston wedding photographers | Reply

I don’t think this could be more stunning and they have the cutest flower girl! Love their reading and the ceremony. Congrats to their happy couple!

Bridal Book | Reply

Amazing, Beautiful and absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!

Tatyana Lee | Reply

Their pug is beyond adorable!

JohnSmith2233 | Reply

Fantastic outdoor wedding arrangements.

Therapeutic Aesthetics | Reply

Everything matches the serene landscape! What an amazing team of wedding professionals!!

Elle Weddings | Reply

Beautiful work! I especially like how the photographer has captured the unveiling of the bride :) A spectacular wedding team indeed!!

Elle Weddings | Reply

Beautiful minimalism with a flair! Love all the creative details!!

Stephen Davison | Reply

Nice story. Hats-off to Studio Mondine for collecting beautiful flowers for wedding.

Kozinskifoto | Reply

Lovely pastel colours!

Eric Etchart | Reply

I love the colours in these photos! Fabulous wedding!

Danny Klimetz | Reply

What a gorgeous setting for a wedding!

Elle Weddings | Reply

The petals down the aisle is my favorite!!

Therapeutic Aesthetics | Reply

Just spectacular!! Love the fact that it’s animal friendly.

Elizabeth van der Bij | Reply

What a beautiful ceremony!

Thomas Raboteur | Reply

a lot of joy in this wedding… I love it !