Noir et Blanc for Marco & Caroline's Wedding
Updated: May 18, 2021
Adventurous, edgy and wild, 3 words that perfectly describes our couple! From the beginning of the process, Caroline told us she was smitten with black flowers, and that totally got our excitement up! Thus we went to work proposing a full monochromatic palette for their wedding decor.
Held in the heart of Central Jakarta, our couple opted for an intimate wedding with only their closest acquaintances attending. With the glass to ceiling windows, and providing plenty of natural light, Marco & Caroline chose the Grand Hyatt's penthouse as their wedding venue, a beautiful intimate space, with so much decor potential.
Before we move on, we'd like to emphasise the importance of having a wedding photographer that matches your aesthetic. With Noir et Blanc, the Morden team perfectly captured the moody and mysterious vibes, hence resulting in the beautiful photos of our couple's special day!
Using just these two colours and nothing else, see how we transformed the venue into a classic, luxurious space befitting for our bold couple.
Starting off with their calligraphy suite, it was indeed an exciting project for us, as this was our very first black dominated wedding.. We knew The Other Day would be the calligrapher suitable for this aesthetic, and she wow-ed us with this stunning set! Hand drawn flower illustrations, beautiful gold foiling, and meticulous details went into the creation of this bespoke suite.
To top it off, we had customised vow books and place cards, for the little details matter.. With black being a very bold colour, we combined it with shades of greys and whites to achieve a beautiful combination.
The key to styling this whole wedding was actually in the black flowers arrangements! See how the black flowers and variety of white blooms took part in making the ambiance alive and elegant at the same time!
Aside from the calligraphy suite, M&C also had printed invitations from KAMI Paperie, featuring the monochrome palette, with modern floral illustrations! Shoutout to KAMI, for creating this elegant design!
With both Marco and Caroline being avid wine lovers, we had the idea to incorporate calligraphy into their favourite bottle, thus resulting in a beautiful keepsake of their special day..
Next up, we have the gorgeous wedding gown from Yogie Pratama.. Caroline's special piece was a covered white dress with full sequins all over. We'll elaborate more about her look later!
In frame, you'll see how her bridesmaids were gracefully helping the bride into her dress. Sisters for life!
Taking inspiration from Greeks, Caroline's dress featured two pieces, the fully sequinned long dress, along with a one shoulder drapery silk. This stunning combination allowed for two separate looks, to be shown later!
To compliment the bride, Marco wore a bespoke suit from SAS Designs. Not many can pull off the white suit look, so we were thrilled when our groom looked pretty dapper with this combination!
This one of a kind bridal bouquet by Lily of the Alley got us head over heels with love! The bridal bouquet was in a monochromatic palette, and dominated by Panda Orchids, one of the most unique blooms we’ve ever seen! Spot the white carnations along with dyed black fillers, all complimenting the stunning orchids, and making this bouquet so statement!
Wrapped in a cascade style, draping down her dress, our bride surely looked edgy and modern with this bouquet in her hand!
To accompany the bride bouquet, a stunning piece of Panda Orchid was used as the groom boutonniere. See how beautiful this boutonniere was, featuring simplicity at its finest!
The full bridal team of #MARryingOline!
Zooming in on the bridesmaids' attires, they were wearing two different style of dress to match their preference, but of course still with the same colour! You can consider this option if your bridesmaids have different taste or to just create variation! As for the groomsmen, we opted for black suit to create a contrast between them and the groom. Noir et Blanc at its best! 🖤🤍
Definitely not your typical bridesmaids' bouquet! Shying away from the usual baby breath bridesmaid bouquet, we specially requested the bridesmaids to hold something similar to the bride, and voila, the use of white and black anthuriums became the perfect accent to their look!
Moving on to the wedding decoration! Together with KALA Weddings, we created a total of six focal points for the decoration, namely the entrance, sanitiser & drink corner, hanging installation, bridal table, aisle, and the seating arrangement.
Starting with the entrance gate, it was accented by duo-tone floral arrangements on pillars and frames. For the contemporary couple, the decor is kept clean yet elegant with an emphasis on modern draping floral installations.
What a strong and lasting impression for the Noir et Blanc theme.
As some of you might know, the Hyatt Penthouse function area is split into two sections, the glass house and the living room. Hence, it’s important to put some decorations in between those rooms to make sure guests in the living room area won’t feel left out..
One of the most favourite spots, the hand sanitiser, and drink corner! For M&C, we used two sets of multifunctional boards to create these cute corners as point of decorations that also work as bridges into the Glasshouse.. For all guests attending this event, this focal point was surely one of the highlights of the decor!
Shoutout to House of Papeterie, for creating the sanitiser tags that matched the entire theme so well! We're huge supporters of matching stationary, so we're definitely saying YES to all this small, but significant effort!
Fancy a shot, or two perhaps? ;)
M&C surely knows how to get their guests in the mood, and ready to party!
For the wedding reception, our couple chose to hold 2 intimate sessions, one for families, and one for their closest friends. Here we'll show you the different decoration for the two sessions. starting off with the lunch reception.
For the lunch setting, as it was mostly filled with family, we wanted the overall ambience to be brighter. Hence the use of white tablecloths, but still infusing black elements in the guest chairs, candles, hanging ornaments, and definitely from the floral arrangements!
Another favourite was the hanging elements in the ceiling, dominantly black acrylic boards, with draping white flowers, sure to make a statement!
As previously mentioned, we are huge lovers of details! So every project, we made sure of the menu, and place card elements, all meticulously done by House of Papeterie.
As we moved forward to the second session, of course the bridal gown had to have a second look! With the guest list majorly friends this time round, our bride requested something with ease of movement to dance the night away!
Remember when we mentioned above that the first look had a silk Greek inspired drape? Well the drape could be detached, revealing a fully blink dress with high slits, sexy and so suitable for Caroline.
With bolder makeup, and the unique double ponytail, she was ready to rock the night!
Did you notice the difference in ambience? For the second session, we swapped the dining tables, to lounge chairs in monochrome, creating a laid back and relaxed vibe. If the first session had a lot of flowers, we focused more on using furniture to build up the ambience this time round!
Our personal favourite? The huge geometric black and white flooring, creating such a huge statement in the space, and making all guests immediately realise the theme..
With such a statement flooring, we kept the backdrop and bridal table simple with acrylic elements and half curves.
Thank you Marco & Caroline for trusting us, it has been a fun journey styling your wedding. We'll always remember you guys as our daring couple who explored with bold blacks and whites!
We're here wishing that your marriage be filled with lots of joy and happiness! 💕
Together with these amazing vendors, we made their wedding dream came true: Wedding Stylist: @behind.thevows
Wedding Organizer: @rivierajakarta
Photo & Video: @morden.co
Make up: @jerikomakeup
Personal Flower: @lilyofthealley_florals