The Groom Wore a Purple Suit for this Chic + Whimsical Wine Country Wedding

bride with glasses and groom in a purple suit on their wedding day

The inspiration for Jasmine + David’s wine country wedding day came from an eclectic + exciting combo of sources: The couple’s Cantonese and Jewish backgrounds. Neon and light installation art. A24. Studio Ghibli. Nature. Geometry.

Working together with planners + event designers from Sampaguita Lane, Jasmine + David distilled their design vision into an undeniably cool modern, pastel purple celebration. The Barn at Harrow Cellars—situated in the rolling, vineyard-covered hills of Sonoma, California—served as a stunning backdrop.

A little whimsy. A little edge. This wedding had it all, and Aimi Photo was there snapping gorgeous pics of the whole thing!

simple modern wedding invitations

Loving these chic + modern wedding invites from Velvet & Gold! Jasmine + David balanced the clean b+w design with delicate lilac details and a bold + swirly font.

purple flowers

You’re going to love all the lilac + lavender arrangements that Llave Floral filled the day with. These boutonnieres are just the beginning.

white farmhouse for wedding

Peep all the purple flowers growing around the venue! Even the landscape got the color palette memo!

groom putting on purple suit jacket

“I love black, but wanted to wear something a bit more expressive and non-traditional than a standard tux,” says David. “Our planner Michelle suggested a lilac colored suit from Indochino and we loved the idea!”

“Purples are a tricky hue to work with, and you really don’t know what colors you’re getting when you order stuff online, so I cycled through several different ties and pocket squares before putting the final look together literally the night before. Shout out to Jay at Williamson & Co in Napa for having the right tie at the last moment!”

bride getting ready with her girls

“I originally wanted to find a jumpsuit as I didn’t think I wanted to wear a traditional white gown,” Jasmine says, “but the moment I slipped into that Sarah Seven Brontë dress, all of my insecurities melted away. I fell in love with the gorgeous ruched, off shoulder sleeves.”

groom in purple suit

The Ceremony

Can you ask for a more beautiful ceremony setting than Sonoma!?

ceremony space outdoors with purple flowers

Jasmine + David’s combined their chic design vision and Jewish wedding traditions with this minimalist black metal chuppah! Love all of its climbing floral installations.

bridesmaids in purple dresses

Jasmine’s crew embraced the delicate-yet-edgy vibe of the day with lovely lavender bridesmaid dresses + black strappy bridesmaid shoes in mismatched silhouettes.

We LOVE to see a bride rocking her glasses! Jasmine looked totally gorg in this oversized white wire frame pair.

Mazel tov!

(Sneak a peek at Jasmine’s super cute white ankle strap wedding heels from Betsey Johnson!)

bride and groom in purple suit walking down aisle
Our Musical Choices

Processional: "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service (acoustic version)

Recessional: "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service (full recorded version)

First Dance: "This Hell" by Rina Sawayama

We’ve never met a pearly wedding veil we didn’t ADORE and Jasmine’s is no exception. Pearl details add a playful, timeless elegance to any bridal look.

Obsessed with this b+w in-motion candid. Sometimes the most romantic wedding photos are the ones that are a little blurry 📷

blurry wedding photo with bride and bouquet

Shannon Le is the genius behind Jasmine’s low bun, piecey face-framing waves, and smokey glam makeup look.

Wedding earrings from Jennifer Behr were a perfectly pearly addition to Jasmine’s look.

groom in purple suit and purple tie with glasses

We can’t get enough of David’s purple wedding suit!! Colorful groom looks are one of the wedding trends we’re loving to see.

Explore our list of the best pearl wedding dresses if you’re loving the idea of a pearly bridal look like Jasmine’s!

David kept things funky in the footwear department with those super cool white ASOS DESIGN chunky loafers!

So fun when post-ceremony portraits like this one get to showcase the couple’s brand new wedding bands!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Jasmine: Remember that there really aren’t rules here. Your wedding can be whatever you want it to be. David barely knew what a wedding was going into this and it worked out all the better for it.
Find professionals you can trust, and lean on them.
David: I wish I had used hairspray. It was a long and hot day, and my regular product kinda fell apart by the time the actual ceremony started.

bridesmaids in purple dresses with bride

The varied silhouettes of these bridesmaid dresses added an fun, eclectic feel to the all-purple palette. Check out our guide to totally nailing the mismatched bridal party look!

Cocktails + Mario Kart

mario kart at wedding

Jasmine + David have happy memories of the online Mario Kart “dates” they had when they were long-distance, so guests at their wedding got to face off in a cocktail hour Mario Kart tournament to pay tribute to that chapter of their love story.

guests playing mario kart at wedding reception

The Reception

Jasmine + David’s guests started the party off with these tasty signature cocktails.

Dramatic black guest seating and black place settings from Bright Event Rentals balanced the crisp, light napkins + tablecloths from Napa Valley Linens.

Obsessed with that Chinese double happiness symbol neon sign and with the modern geometric vibe of this custom reception seating chart from The Vessel Rentals

audio guestbook

…It even doubled as the home for Jasmine + David’s audio guest book!

Snag some dark tinted glassware to add some smokey drama to your own tablescape!

Guests feasted on a delicious spread provided by Folktable.

How cute are the custom personalized drink tabs from Proper Letter that serves as place cards!

“The first place we lived in together was in Hong Kong,” says the couple, “so we knew we wanted to pull in the iconic look of neon lights somehow. It was important we had some elements of whimsy while maintaining a chic aesthetic.”

bride and groom dancing

Sounds Elevated got everybody on the dance floor beneath the show stopping neon purple light installation that Owl Vision created.

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Jasmine: It's so hard to choose one! There's nothing more memorable than looking out and seeing all of the people in your life together in one place. I just remember sitting at our head table and seeing all of the people we love living in the moment with so much joy! It just felt so special to be able to bring people together like that!

Love the custom iridescent stickers in both Chinese and Hebrew!

Congrats, Jasmine + David! Your perfectly purple wine country wedding was a masterclass in cool! All the best from GWS!

Post Divider Line

photography: Aimi Photography // venue name: The Barn at Harrow Cellars, Sonoma, CA, USA // event design: Sampaguita Lane // planning: Sampaguita Lane // florals: Llave Floral // wedding dress: Sarah Seven // wedding dress boutique: Sarah Seven // bride's shoes: Betsey Johnson // hair stylist: Beauty By Shannon Le // makeup artist: Beauty By Shannon Le // groom attire: Indochino // videography: Killer Creations // paper goods: Velvet & Gold // catering: Folktable Catering // desserts: Sweet Straw Boba // tabletop rentals: Bright Event Rentals // furniture rentals: Bright Event Rentals // linen rentals: Napa Valley Linens // specialty rentals: The Vessel Rental Co // music: Sounds Elevated // lighting: Owl Vision // photo booth: So Good Photobooth // custom drink tags + place cards: Proper Letter Co // custom programs: Sampaguita Lane // bride's earrings: Jennifer Behr