Black and White

March 16

Classic Black and White Wedding Shoot

Today, we are really enjoying the clean, crisp lines within this wedding inspiration. If you long for a classic black and white wedding, this inspiration may be for you!

Refined, chic, and elegant, perfectly sum up this timeless photography. For this type of formal wedding, think about a grand piano, designer wedding dresses, and unique wedding accessories. Perfect for any time of the year, this black tie event will be just as beautiful during the winter as it will during the spring!

We love the silver-rimmed glassware, amazing white Calla Lilies, and marbled wedding cake. The matching wedding invitations elevate the reception decor, and help tie the neutral wedding theme together. Even if your guest list is rather large, these stylish decorations will help give your wedding a more intimate feel.


Photography Credit: Megan W Photography

silver and black wedding colors theme

picture of silver candlesticks and champgane cooler

silver rimmed wedding glassware

white calla lilys for a formal wedding

big lilys flowers for a classic wedding

checker board pieces

black and white calligraphy wedding invitations | wedding paper divas

chocolate vanialla layered wedding cake

classic black and white wedding thank you cards with marbled design


Florist and Event Design: Prema Style

Venue Space: Blanc Denver

Cake: Megan Joy Cakes


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December 7

Black and White Bridal Shower Ideas

Black and white is a timeless party theme that never gets old. For this bridal shower theme, we’re showing off foil and glitter gold accents. Stripe and polka dot patterns add a playful sophistication, and by adding different textures, you can make a bridal shower truly unique.

Plan a black-and-white bridal shower with metallic accents that the bride-to-be will remember.
black-and-white-bridal-shower-ideasPhoto Source: Gray Tulle | Mini Donuts | Gifts | Cupcakes | Dress Cookies | Shoes


black-and-white-bridal-shower-ideasFeatured Bridal Shower Invitation: Sequin Splash. See our full Bridal Shower Invitation Collection here.

We love that guests can receive something in the mail that shows them the party’s style. Choose a design that speaks to your party theme and that celebrates your guest of honor.

Here are ideas on how to bring a black-and-white bridal shower theme from “drab” to “fab”:

Gray Tulle
Tulle isn’t just for the bride. Add texture to your table runners with tulle, or tie it onto chairs. Feel free to experiment with other colors of tulle like grey or gold.

Mini Donuts
These powdered sugar mini donuts make the perfect finger-food treat. Because of their size and glaze options, donuts give you so many ways to play with style. Build a tower of chocolate glazed and powered sugar donuts for an impressive dessert bar, or plate donuts on a mirror for guests to grab.

Using patterned paper is a great way to add a unique style to your black and white theme. Wrap her gifts in black and white stripes, and gold polka dot wrapping paper. Create a backdrop with striped and polka dot paper or lay out patterned linens.

Chic and delicious—the perfect combination for a cupcake. We love the white frosting and the black cupcake liners for this theme. Try adding patterns to your liners, or to create texture, top them with roses made of frosting.

Dress Cookies
It’s all about her wedding dress. Celebrate the bride-to-be with details that speak to her big day. Make a craft or game out of frosting the cookies. Pre-bake cookies and set up a cookie decorating table where guests can frost these as their party favors, or create a game frosting the cookies for a prize.

With a black and white theme, we recommend gold glitter to make a “wow” statement. Whether on shoes or party decor, gold glitter adds beautiful shine to a black and white theme.

Use a classic color combination like black and white, and make a bridal shower stand out. Give this theme more by adding gold, textures and patters to create something really unique. Stylish details make a party just as unique as the bride-to-be!


October 19

Pink, Black and White Garden Wedding Ideas

Bold, vintage botanicals take a modern approach when paired with a simple black-and-white dot pattern. Playful yet sophisticated, this look is feminine without being over the top. A color palette of blushes, corals and watermelon reds add an energetic appeal to the dresses and floral centerpieces. Perfect for an outdoor fall féte or a spring soirée garden wedding.

pollka-dot-petal-theme-wedding-ideasPhoto Source: GroomCenterpieceBridesmaidsCupcakes

A great way to make pink less girly and more sophisticated is by infusing black-and-white hues. Colors: dark coral, ecru, blush, black, ivory

polka-dot-petal-theme-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Brushed Petals. See our full Wedding Invitation collection here.

Take a bow. Bow ties don’t have to be serious or stuffy. Have fun with a polka dot pattern. It’s an easy way to add a playful touch to otherwise traditional groom attire.

Peonies and zinnias bloom in deep reds, oranges and blush pinks. Jewel-tone berries and leaves add a rustic texture while a silver vase keeps things polished. If you’re going with a larger centerpiece, make sure to keep it low so that guests can still have visibility across the table.

Forget the matching bridesmaid dresses. Right now, the trend is maintaining the same color in a variety of shades. From pastels to jewel-tones, the look is cohesive but not boring. Similar bouquets give their wedding attire a unified look.

Black-and-white and dotted all over. White buttercream roses and black sugar pearls adorn this cupcake tower. This ties in beautifully with the bow-tie and invitation details.

Vintage yet modern. Playful yet chic. Ornate botanicals create a garden-inspired look that’s made to be coveted.


October 5

Classic Silver and Black Wedding Ideas

Silver is anything but second-place in this wedding inspiration board. A silver and black color palette brings black-tie elegance outdoors. Programs and menus showcase a bokeh background and an elegant calligraphy font while the reception tables boasts silver metallic accents. Even the bridesmaid dresses sparkle in dazzling sequins.

Silver: The universal color that brings a classy look wherever it goes.

Photo Source: Tablescape | Signature Cocktail | Cake | Napkins | Bridesmaid Dress 
classic-silver-black-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Bokeh Blur. See our full Wedding Invitation collection here.

Here’s how you can style your wedding with a classic silver and black theme:

Silver is the new neutral—serving as a backdrop to white plates and beautiful orchids. It’s an easy way to add elegance to your glassware, china and table décor.

Signature Cocktail:
We usually see Martinis made with green olives, but here, black olives are used instead. Find fun ways to incorporate your colors, even if it means swapping out the usual with something unique.

Silver foil always makes for a grand display, so why not use it for your wedding cake? Not just for looks—it’s edible too!

Use silver and black napkins to show off your style and match the theme of your invites, programs and menus. Personalize them with your names to make them truly yours.

Bridesmaid Dress:
The bride will always be the star of the show, but silver-sequin dresses will let your bridesmaids shine, too. It’s modern, unique and always fun to wear. These fancy colors are great for an evening wedding, anytime of the year! If you’re hosting a winter wedding, you could even incorporate these pretty, classic colors during the morning or afternoon.

Make your wedding day timeless with this classic silver and black wedding theme. Have fun with your wedding colors! Pick a theme that will be true to the two of you.




July 28

Chic Black and White Wedding Colors

Weddings are made up of many things, the cake, the décor, the invitations, the flowers, the dress, the guests and the list goes on. But there is one decision that influences each of the very important decisions listed, the wedding colors of course. Today we are taking a classic spin on things with this inspiration for a chic black and white city themed wedding, and let us be the first to tell you that yes there is black and white present in the cake, the décor, the invitations, the flowers, and the dress. How chic is this black and white celebration that is sure to have all raising their glass to the happy couple and their beautiful ceremony! We are absolutely loving the black and white and we hope you are too.

chic black and white wedding colors with a city theme Photo Source: Suit and Tie | Bridesmaids | Rooftop Reception | Bouquet | Cake

Featured Black and White Wedding Invitation: Chicago Cityscape. See our full collection of wedding invitations here.

  • Suit and Tie: The classic black and white suit is perfect for this crisp city themed wedding. Talk about going with the wedding colors perfectly, the men of the wedding party will be looking on point and oh so handsome the day of the “I do’s!”
  • Bridesmaids: Add black to the bridesmaids dresses and really seal the deal for a black and white color scheme. These ladies will be front and center at the ceremony and perfectly contrast with the brides beautiful white dress of course.
  • Rooftop Reception: What a perfect overlook for this classic color scheme. The roof top reception says it all on its own. This is simply modern and breathtaking!
  • Bouquet: What would a black and white wedding be without a matching bouquet, the perfect place to highlight your wedding colors!
  • Cake: This sleek dessert really makes a statement and is simply beautiful and chic. Incorporate your wedding colors into your cake and the delicious treat will start to look more like wedding décor rather then a delicious slice of yum.

Whether your wedding is right around the corner or years away, get inspired to start planning your big day. It’s never too early. Cheers!


June 9

Modern Glam Wedding Inspiration Board

Nothing says classic luxe like a wedding color palette of black, white, and gold. For today’s mood board, we opted for gold sequins to add glamour, and simple stripes to keep it sleek and modern.

modern glam inspiration

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Lavish Accent program, Sweetheart TableBride and GroomCircle Gift TagCakeDessert Table Details