A Pixel Cowboy Wedding: Brittany + Dave

mountain wedding

You might remember this adorable couple from their amazing proposal or their wedding teaser film we shared a few months ago, well today is the day to finally share their wedding with all the details from Brit herself! Brit + Dave are both Silicon Valley geeks who grew up in “country western” places (Texas and Montana) and thus their “pixel cowboy” wedding was conceived. In fact, they are so geeky – those were Brit’s words! :) – that they even built their own wedding website complete with Facebook integration so that all their guests could meet and get to know each other before the big event. It was such a hit that Brit has spent the past few months building a version of the site that any bride or groom can use. The new site is Weduary, a more innovative wedding website creator, complete with themes and all kinds of social features for you and your guests. You can sign up to be part of it as soon as it is launched, which should be in early 2012 – can’t wait to see more of that!

DIY was key for this creative couple. Brit has always enjoyed being crafty and had so many ideas for their day. Brit personally hand-crafted almost all of the decor elements in her wedding. The remaining decor was created in collaboration with Jesi Haack Design.

Brit enjoyed planning her wedding so much that she decided to launch her brand new company, Brit (which launched today! so congrats to Brit on that!). It’s an online guide full of innovative ways for busy, but inspired people (sounds like GWS readers!) to get creative in and around the home without spending too much time or effort.

mountain wedding invite

wood rose and white bouquet

Brit did all the bouquets and boutonnieres for her wedding. They are all made of cedar or balsa wood flowers and wrapped with matching pixelated fabric, which she created using Spoonflower. If you’d like to learn how to make these bouquets yourself, check out the bouquet tutorial here.

i do cowboy boots

bride geting ready

beaded bodice wedding dress

wood rose boutonniere, cowgirl flowergirl

bridesmaids in boots

wedding day itinerary

Sitting with my dad in the front seat of a pick-up truck and watching my girls walk the aisle, knowing that I was seconds away from marrying my dream man.

flower girl in boots and tutu

flower girl in boots and tutu

Tell us a bit about your music!
Procession: Patty Griffin – Heavenly Day (sung acoustic by Margo Valiente)
Recession: The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

bride coming down isle

indoor ceremony

bride and groom first kiss

bride and groom

bride and groom, moutains

Isn’t her Monique Lhullier dress stunning! Love it – and if you love it also, she is selling it! Contact info at the end of the post on how to reach Brit for those interested.

bride and groom, moutains

box cubes wedding decor

From Jesi Haack , The most important design element that Brit wanted to go crazy with was our ceiling installation. We hung square paper lanterns in our color scheme then strung LOTS and LOTS of “pixel garlands” in between hung by twine. It was spectacular in person, I wish everyone could have seen it!! The “pixel” initial sign was a fun one too, we made that out of plain cardboard boxes outlined in duck tape! It was a fun illustration guests could see while arriving at the top of the mountain on the gondola!

bride and groom block letter initials

party glasses

bride and groom, ballgown dress

apple inc. wedding table name

pixel heart

party glasses

Though the ceremony at the Chapel of Transfiguration in Grand Teton National Park was quite breathtaking and emotional, the most fun was had at the reception. Guests donned custom cowboy hats that we provided as welcome gifts and were welcomed with “Morinritas” (snow cone margaritas) as they hopped in gondolas taking them to the venue. There, we feasted at food stations from Texas, Montana, and California (places Dave and I have lived), then spent the rest of the night dancing under a pixelated ceiling wearing LED sunglasses (AKA “Party Goggles”) and cowboy boots, and feasting on LED-ice-cubed cocktails. 

bride and groom reception

bride and groom first dance

Instead of a traditional cake, they opted for a Cupcake Idol competition, giving guests the chance to engage their creative juices to create an award-winning cupcake.

pixel wedding cake

guest blog

In lieu of a guest book, we decided to build a Guest Blog laptop kiosk, where our friends and family digitally posted their love and advice for us so that we can keep it stored online forever. Instead of a bouquet toss (it seemed dangerous to throw my wooden bouquet), we opted for a cowboy boot drinking boat race. (This may have been the highlight of the ENTIRE event! Apart from, um, the vows.) 

beer race at wedding

reception dancing

heart backdrop photo booth

sparklet exit

And here is their amazing wedding film from Elysium Productions  – I think after watching this you will totally agree, that you need to have a video from your wedding – what an amazing way to remember!

Be authentic with your planning. If the wedding doesn’t feel like you or your groom, it won’t emotionally connect with your guests. It’s not about the money you spend, it’s about how authentically the wedding is planned. Every detail of our wedding – the techy elements, the creative handmade decor, or the rustic cowboy designs – was something that was truly reflective of myself and Dave. Use your wedding to tell a story about who you and your fiance are – your guests won’t want to stop reading.

I’d be happy to answer any questions you have on wedding apps, advice, or planning. Find me on Twitter at twitter.com/brit or via my new website hellobrit.com.

photography: David Stubbs // venue: Chapel of the Transfiguration + Jackson Hole Mountain Resort // event design: Jesi Haack // event planner: Elizabeth Kelleher // floral design: Brit Morin (Tutorial) // wedding dress: Monique Lhullier (Meriah) – which I’m selling! Excellent condition – $5k or best offer // hairpieces: Self-Designed and on sale in my Etsy shop // shoes: Lucchesse cowboy boots // bridesmaid dresses: Self-selected by bridesmaids // hair + makeup: Frost Salon // groom suit: Paul Smith // cinematography: Elysium Productions // invitations+ paper goods: Etsy (sthblue) + Paperwheel Press // catering: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort // cupcakes: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort // Pixel People cake topper: Sweet and Saucy Shop // music: DJ Jeremy Productions + Margo Valiente

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Comments

  1. This has got to be THE most creative and different and absolutely awesome wedding I’ve ever seen featured! The bride did such a great job incorporating techy and country. I love this! <3

  2. her gown and boots are just too perfect! love their paper goods too!

  3. What a cool wedding! The b & g and all the guests look like they are having such a great time! Love how much of their personalities were incorporated into the details!

  4. Where do I start?! I want the wedding dress, I love the idea of a guest blog and the attention to detail with the ‘pixel theme’ running throughout the wedding is brilliant! Great work by all involved!
    Catharine x

  5. What a great idea! the typography is very original(in the wedding world). Her dress looks so good!

  6. Honestly one of the most unique and adorable weddings I have seen in a long time! Thank you for posting this today!

  7. Okay, this is the definition of RAD. Love everything about this wedding + reception!! So creative!

  8. hahah i love the pixel style of this wedding. the photos are quite good too. would love to have photographed the wedding myself :)

    http://www.stevenconwayphotography.com

  9. So Unique I love this wedding!

  10. Wow, looking at this, my first thought was: I wish I was friends with this couple!

  11. Awesomeness. SO unique and FUN!

  12. I like the cupcake idol..so cool
    the bride had a lovely dress….

  13. I’m not sure if I can list out all the things I love about this wedding. I’m going to try though! The bride looks gorgeous! Her dress looks stunning. The R.S.V.P. options printed out are so cool. The decor looks so simple yet pretty & last but not the least, the flower girl looks adorable…

  14. I love those little wooden pixel hearts!

  15. This is by far the best wedding I’ve seen in a long time. Brit you are so creative!!

  16. This has got to be the best wedding and wedding video I’ve ever seen since I started following a zillion wedding blogs a year ago. GREAT JOB!

  17. I have been patiently waiting for this day to come! Ever since the sneak peak a while back, I have by dying to see the full wedding and all the details. This wedding is AWESOME and everything I could want in a wedding myself, I think I might have just found my main wedding inspiration :-) KUDOS to these guys for making such a perfectly awesome wedding in every element. Cheers!

  18. Just wanted to thank all of you awesome commenters for the nice things you said about our day! It was, in fact, the best day of my life, and the decor/food/people only made it 10x more amazing.

    Feel free to shoot any wedding-related questions my way as you prepare for your own: brit@hellobrit.com. Having just been there, I’m happy to help!

  19. my fave wedding from all the posts on the site :)

  20. and hundreds of thumbs ups for the bride commenting above :)

  21. LOVING the pixel theme & the sign announcing “Here comes the bride”-such a unique way to reflect the couple!

  22. Seriously the MOST creative wedding I’ve ever seen. Loved how pixels were incorporated in everything…even very apparent with the cake. Fun and fabulous; LOVE this! ANd what a great way to incorporate their backgrounds and their how-we-met story. Just fabulous. And the “guest book” was a perfect touch. GREAT wedding, GWS! Love this unique post.

    -The French Bouquet: European-Inspired Wedding Flowers-
    http://www.thefrenchbouquettulsa.com/blog

  23. Wow! that’s a dream come true wedding. Looks like you guys had nice time.

  24. ‘Good grief’ kinda gorgeous.

  25. This wedding is so fantastic, creative, and wonderful. I’ve never seen someone blend geek and cowboy, and she did it so flawlessly and it turned out beautiful and so unique! Bravo!

  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it Brit. Who would have thought that a pixel wedding could look so good. And so you two by the sounds of your jobs! You’ve inspired thousands. :)

    P.S. And you’re super duper purty :)

  27. Did ya’ll see the pine cone roses? How did they DIY that? Very cool wedding!

  28. Love this. I am pretty sure that Jesi Haack is a genius. Such a unique and FUN wedding. LOVE

  29. Wow, I love so much about this wedding. I love how individual this was, how much fun, and how beautiful every last detail came together. I can’t get over the wooden pixels, the centerpieces, the digital guest blog, and the fact that traditions were changed to fit the couple (like the lack of a bouquet toss in exchange for a drinking race). I love it and I can’t wait to create something unique with my clients.

  30. Awesome, stunning so elegant… This wedding is really inspirational. Dreamy.

  31. Guest blog! What a great (and original) idea! It made me smile.

  32. Really love the snow cone margaritas ideas! Will be telling the brides from our wedding registry about it because it is summer over here right now.

  33. Words cannot express how much I love this wedding! One of my favorites ever. Great, great job.

  34. Such a cute idea with the pixel theme! Reminds me of that smartphone game with the pixel characters, I will definitely show this blog to the brides who signed up to our online wedding registries.

  35. I absolutely adore this wedding! Anyone with this creativity together is meant to be! I hope this marriage is going strong. I know how stressful a wedding is, I got married in June, and do give you many props on the amazingly cute touches you have added to every part of this wedding! Thank you for sharing your special day with us and allowing future brides to understand that a traditional wedding can sure have character! Love it!

  36. Simply awesome!

    Congrats!!

  37. Wow!!!!! I LOve their creativity, personality, graphics, dresses, boots and zillion of personal touches. THIS is what I love about weddings, making them your own and reflecting your style :) KUDOS!

    xx
    Amy
    Onedivineparty.com

  38. this is by far the most creative and fun wedding I have ever seen! I’m amazed by how happy and excited everyone looks and I will definitely be taking inspiration from your wedding–it really should be all about the people in it!

  39. What a beautiful location, the mountains in the background are astounding!

  40. I cried :) She is so creative and amazing :)

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