A modern Napa wedding with odes to the couple’s international roots

A modern Napa wedding with odes to the couple’s international roots

Modern Napa Valley wedding

A love of travel and a desire to honor international heritage infused this stunning and modern Napa Valley wedding. While the bride is Dutch and the groom is Greek, the couple met in Ohio of all places! The blending of their cultures and chic style resulted in an iconic day that celebrated the natural beauty of their Californian venue.

Keep reading to see how Curated by Grace + White created a unique Delft Blue color palette! All gorgeous photography captured by Ryan Greenleaf.

Monochrome glossy wedding welcome sign

Bold, blue bridesmaid dresses

Bride, Melany, and her bridesmaids were a vision of bold color! A huge inspiration for the design of the day was Delft Blue design, an homage to the quintessential pottery of the bride’s Dutch heritage. To match the patterned palette, the bridal party stunned in mismatched dresses in varying hues of blue paired with anemone bouquets.

Mismatched blue bridesmaids

Flowing blue bridesmaid dresses anemone wedding bouquets

First look at an iconically Napa venue

When searching for a Napa Valley wedding venue, it was important to Melany and Ted to find an outdoor space the “felt” like Napa. Carneros Resort and Spa offered entirely that, with a sweeping vineyard, mountain views, and relaxed atmosphere. The beauty at Carneros with blooming flowers and a stone courtyard was the perfect backdrop for their wedding and a romantic first look!

Napa groom in blue suit

Emotional first look with groomEmotional first look with bride

Day of the dead print for groom jacket

We love the colorful, custom lining in the groom’s suit!

Stylish Napa bride and groom

Hydrangea cloud ceremony backdrop

The lush and modern white floral installation expertly created by Susan at Marion Moss Floral Design featured a cloud-like effect for a modern ceremony backdrop. The couple describes themselves as unconventional and these unique florals perfectly complemented their personalities. The Hilltop at Carneros was a picturesque scene for these stylish lovebirds to say their “I do’s” in front of friends and family who traveled from all over the world to witness their love.

Modern hydrangea


Californian golden hour with a jean jacket

Golden hour in the Napa Valley is a breathtaking scene! The couple’s talented photographer, Ryan Greenleaf, captured their warm and emotion-driven portraits as the sun set over vineyards and hills.

Golden hour wedding in Napa

Bride and groom dancing at golden hour emotion driven wedding photography

Napa bride and groom at golden hour

The bride slipped into a cool, bedazzled jean jacket to kick off the fun reception festivities!

Bedazzled bride jean jacket Bride in jean jacket holding bouquet

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Modern Delft Blue reception tablescapes

Curated by Grace + White brought together Melany and Ted’s vision of an international yet modern and American style wedding day, with fun and traditional touches. The iconic Delft Blue motifs were used as a base for their reception design, woven throughout the space in table linens from BBJ La Tavola and vases adorning the bar and shelves.

Blue floral reception tables

Modern table numbersblack wedding plates

To add a touch of modern edge, black flatware, chargers, and chairs as well as gold elements juxtaposed the blue decor and added to the wine country vibes; chic rentals were provided by Bright Event Rentals. The monochrome design paired beautifully with the unique anemone centerpieces by Marion Moss Floral Design.

anemone centerpiece for weddings

Monochrome head table

Groom toasting at reception dinnerNapa Valley luxury catering

Blue floral table linens

Dancing & desserts to end the night

The newlyweds and their guests danced the night away to the high energy tunes of Lucky Devils Band! But everyone needs a sweet treat to end any wedding night right; the scrumptious in-house catering by Carneros Resort and Spa offered an array of handheld dessert options. We loved the bride and groom’s minimalist and chic textured wedding cake!

First dance to live music

Elegant wedding desserts luxury wedding dessert

Modern minimalist textured wedding cake


Congratulations Melany & Ted! Be sure to check out the full gallery of photos by Ryan Greenleaf below for even more romantic moments from this Napa celebration.

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