A sleek, minimalist design in classic black and white. That’s the look of understated elegance you can achieve with a modern urban wedding inspired by the Big Apple itself, New York City! As this post will demonstrate, this theme doesn’t need a whole lot of fancy decor and bridal finery. Instead, the key lies in the style adage “less is more”—with that “less” being effortlessly chic and in excellent taste. Come see the most basic, yet beautiful wedding elements we recommend to pull your wedding off with true NYC flair!
Black + White Elements for a NYC-themed Wedding
Play it cool as you announce your Big Day with save-the-dates (1) bearing a simple, stylized graphic of the New York city skyline. The better to spring the surprise of the ceremony venue (2) that awaits, a breathtaking roof deck location soaring above “the city that never sleeps”!
What a perfect setting for you to make your appearance in a sophisticated minimalist bridal dress (8), and bearing a hand-tied bouquet of black and white anemones (6).
As the ceremony transitions to the reception, guide guests to their tables with modern acrylic laser-engraved escort cards (3). Then, wow them as they find their places with spare, edgy place settings in black and white (7).
Continue the minimalist homage to NYC with a big city-inspired wedding cake (4) all in white. And extend the elegant air to the end with mini bottles of prosecco (5) for the guests to join you in the final couple’s toast!
Can you tell how smitten we are by so much stylishness? If you love this New York City theme, too, send us a comment to let us know!
Source credits: 1 – Wedding Paper Divas / 2 – Ink48 Hotel, via Wedding Spot / 3 – Kristin Spencer, via Pinterest / 4 – Cheryl Kleinman Cakes, as seen on Bridal Guide / 5 – Ira Lippke Studios, via Brides.com / 6 – Billingham Photography, via Passion for Flowers / 7 – Amber Gress Photography, via NST Pictures / 8 – Lucy Cuneo Photography, via Once Wed