Want sophistication? Want timeless class? Want a contemporary look that’s all YOU? If you answered yes to all of these questions, a black and white wedding theme could be your look. Black and white covers sophisticated, classic and modern all at once, especially when you add your personal touches — think bling (remember Kim Kardashian’s big day?), think vintage (Old Hollywood to mod 60s), think patterns (damask, zebra, floral, they’re all good).
Also think about adding in a “pop” of color (so maybe you can’t add diamonds like Kim K. did, but color can be just as attention grabbing)! Red is a natural accent for black and it’s perfect for a deeply romantic atmosphere. See how the red accents we feature in our inspiration collage below adds depth, richness and drama?
2, 3. The best way to get guests to mark their calendars and come to your wedding is with an invitation that’s so unique and so beautiful, they absolutely can’t refuse. Like these, in black and white:
Modern Black Invitation — seriously, where else can you get white printing on black paper? It’s a stand-out!
Calligraphy Swirls Invitation in black — it’s a unique size PLUS sports an artistic flourish. So elegant.
4. Imagine if everything is black and white except your flowers, like these gorgeous, decadent red roses. You’ll be able to get such a big impact out of the shocks of color you do add, you won’t need to go overboard on your decorating budget.
5. A fun take on the black and white formal look? These adorable tux and gown favor boxes!
6. Such an understated look for your wedding cake, those little black dots and swags on the white frosting. The drama comes in when you display it on a black cake stand. Then take the delight even further with an unusual flavor inside that adds color — like red velvet, creamy lemon or strawberry!
Red isn’t the only color that adds the perfect “pop” to a black and white wedding. We also love the sunny touch of bright yellow, the cool look of aqua blue, the hot splash of lime green and the undeniably fashionista aura of fuchsia.
So…what’s YOUR take on black and white? We’d love to hear about it! Leave us a comment, or start up a conversation on Facebook.