Captivating Couple

Maya and Ben

Monochromatic Palette, Luxury Materials & Old-World Manhattan

Photo of the couple, Maya and Ben, standing in front of velvet draping. The bride's wedding gown has a long, dramatic train and the groom is wearing a classic tux.

Wedding Planning: JZ Events

Event Photography: Ryan Ray


When it came to their wedding, it was New York or nowhere for Manhattanites Maya and Ben. This cosmopolitan couple envisioned the city at the very heart of an old-world glam-meets-modern romance aesthetic. Enter Cheree Berry Paper & Design and our suite of stationery so chic it would have made the Rat Pack croon. 

To visually interpret the concrete jungle through the wedding invitation, we put the “chrome” in “monochromatic.” Pale gray paper, charcoal letterpress and gunmetal foil stamping blended to evoke that dream-like composition of a 60s film. Combined with a trio of lush velvet, raw silk, and moiré that elevated and softened the edges of the tonal palette, we emulated the essence of cool, quiet luxury.  

New York City-themed invitation suite by Cheree Berry Paper and Design. The suite includes a velvet folio with a vintage city grid on the interior, chrome foil stamping, and a Sadelle's-inspired insert card.
Details on the RSVP return envelope. The envelope features a faux postmark that reads "the very heart of it" as a nod to Frank Sinatra's song, New York, New York. The envelope is adorned with a stamp featuring the portrait of famed actress, Audrey Hepburn.
Monogram created by Cheree Berry Paper and Design. The monogram combines a script "M" with a serif-font "B" to represent Maya and Ben.

M+B’s visual sensibility demanded nods to NYC more subtle than the yellow taxicab or Anthora coffee cup. With a vintage city grid map on the folio interior, a Sadelle’s-inspired insert card and a shadow of the skyline in day-of collateral, we honored one helluva town without feeling trite or touristy.

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Maya and Ben on a balcony, looking out at the New York City skyline at night.


Seasonal and sleek rose to a crescendo at the couple’s wedding ceremony and reception at The Glasshouse. The shades, shapes and textures that grounded our invitation suite also bridged the event branding with the ethereal, fall-forward event design. Velvet-bound programs complemented the velvet draping and seating. Rounded die-cut menus followed the oval curvature of the various seating layouts. And the familiar spectrum of grays served as a neutral canvas for the addition of rich autumnal tones to shine.  

Escort cards by Cheree Berry Paper and Design with machine calligraphy and a neutral color palette.
Wedding guest holds menu by Cheree Berry Paper and Design. The menu is die-cut into a custom shape and combines script and serif fonts.
The wedding ceremony. The rabbi, parents of the bride and groom, and the couple stand below a large flower arrangement that covers the entire ceiling.
The reception hall which features velvet drapery covering the walls from floor to ceiling, candle sticks, lush florals, and tables set up for dinner and intimate coversation.
The couple's first dance at their wedding reception. Maya and Ben look into each other's eyes as guests look on. Maya's wedding gown is full and flowy.


A marked design departure, our collateral for the cabaret-themed after party personified Manhattan’s “City That Never Sleeps” moniker. Discreetly distributed during the reception, a black ticket stub emblazoned with red foil stamping teasingly told guests that the revelryor rather a bit of debauchery – awaited them after dark and into the early hours. 

Custom after party tickets by Cheree Berry Paper and Design. The small ticket cover and ticket feature the couple's monogram, an icon of a finger shushing lips, and a message that reads "join us for a late night."
The bride dances at her wedding after party. She is wearing a sparkly, sheer jumpsuit and a star crown.
After party room with dark velvet draping, moody lighting, and small tables and chairs.
Disco balls against a velvet drape backdrop


Planning: JZ Events 
Design, Floral + Production: Rishi Patel, HMR Designs 
Venue: The Glasshouse 
Catering: Great Performances 
Photography: Ryan Ray 
Fashion & Styling: Carrie Goldberg 
Video: Caleb Jordan, East West Production 
Makeup: Victor Henao 
Hair: Brian Buenaventura 
Entertainment: Elan Artists 

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