The Wedding Palette – Black & White Effect

Black and white… my favorite two colors (really, they are). I know, maybe not the most exciting to some, but to me these are the perfect wedding colors. The black and white palette may be as traditional as they come; but there are ways to make even these colors wow your guests and leave an impression. The thing with blacks and whites is that the object needs to be special since the colors are, well, just black and white.

What you want to avoid is boring your guests which is why you need to choose carefully from the reception venue (check out the incredible Addison Park below) to your bridesmaids dresses (I am in love with this short black organza Romona Keveza dress). But it’s not just your choices for the things that guests notice most; it’s the little things like the shoes (two options below… both amazing and very different), the centerpieces (think outside of the box – instead of floral use something like these oversized candlesticks) and of course the bouquets (you never see just rose bouquets, so why not be a little different). The thing that makes these black and white wedding ideas so special is how they make this color palette come to life and give a wedding it’s very own character…



Credits:  The Addison ParkPiccsy, Romona Keveza, Junebug WeddingsBadgley Mischka, Pinterest, Bouquet Wedding Flower

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  1. I love your pictures and ideas! I am planning a black and white wedding for next year (June 22) and really like the idea for the centerpieces that you have pictured above. My question is how exactly do you have the flowers attached to the base? It looks like they are attached to a candlestick, but I’m not really sure how or if that is really what it is. Could you give me any more details or suggestions on how I may be able to attempt this? I’ll be using a florist, of course, but to save some money would like to buy the base and match it with the candleabras to complete the look. Thanks in advance for the help and thanks so much for the idea!! :-)

    1. A black and white wedding sounds beautiful; I really think those colors are the classiest combination! I love the idea of mixing candelabras and large vases with flowers for the bigger centerpieces with the smaller candlestick + flower combinations! To make this look, I would look for very thin black vases (I think these are actually vases and not candlesticks) but if you can find them, ones that fan out at the top so kind of in the shape of a funnel. That way the funnel provides support for the flowers but the very thin stem of the base looks really elegant. If you can’t find vases like this I bet you could at least find very skinny black vases (or just spray paint a vase if you find the perfect one in a different color)… Then the florist can always arrange the flowers/shave down the stems etc so that they still fit!! Hope this helps and so happy that you got some ideas :)

      1. Thank you so much for the tips/ideas! I will definitely start looking into the skinny vase options. Thanks for the idea and for following up – very much appreciated! Love your blog…you do excellent work!! :-)