September 8, 2023
Now that chillier weather is on our horizon, it feels like the perfect time to share one of my favorite winter weddings from last year: Danielle and Tim’s wedding at Hudson House in Jersey City. All of the details we created together will absolutely stunning, with a black and white monochromatic color palette that was a perfect fit for their New Years Eve wedding. I can’t imagine a better way to ring in the new year than to be surrounded by all of this pretty! If you’ve ever considered a classic monochromatic color palette (or a wedding at Hudson House – one of my favorite Jersey City wedding venues!), get ready to keep scrolling!
Nothing evokes a sense of timeless elegance quite like a black and white color palette. The monochromatic scheme carries a certain sophistication that is hard to match. We took this aesthetic to the next level is the addition of gold accents which introduced a touch of glam that made it perfect for a New Year’s Eve wedding. Danielle and Tim’s wedding was a true Jersey City love affair. Their choice of iconic locations, such as the Liberty State Park train station, added a touch of charm and uniqueness to their wedding portraits. And can we have a moment for the black velvet bridesmaid dresses? So luxe!
As a calligrapher, I love working with monochromatic color palettes. Danielle and Tim wanted a black tie wedding, so I wanted to ensure their reception decor would reflect the sophistication of their vision. Black and white is a timeless combination that can create such an elegant atmosphere, so for their reception signage, I embraced the monotone look with luxurious touches.
Guests were greeted with a modern and minimalist welcome sign on black acrylic with white calligraphy. Then, they made their way over to a gorgeous two-mirror seating chart, which their florist (A Petal to Peddle!) adorned in gorgeous white florals and greenery.
Do you love a black tie wedding but are worried it will feel stuffy? It doesn’t have to! While we embraced many modern elements in Danielle and Tim’s wedding design, we didn’t want it to feel cold. They added plenty of candles to add warmth to the space and we used playful touches (like the hand-drawn signature cocktail sign below!) to make their wedding décor feel personal.
From there, the enchanting black and white theme seamlessly transitioned to the elegant tables. Danielle and Tim selected black acrylic table numbers embellished with timeless white ink calligraphy, adding a touch of sophistication to their reception. To accompany each seat, we thoughtfully crafted modern menu cards that perfectly complemented the overall aesthetic, ensuring a memorable dining experience for their guests.
It was truly such a joy to help Danielle and Tim design the perfect signage for their New Years Eve wedding. They wanted something that was personalized to them with an elegant and timeless aesthetic, and I was more than happy to help make it happen. I’m ready for more weddings like this one! If you are planning a winter wedding in Jersey City, make sure to get in touch with me here! I’d love to see what we can dream up together next.