Tag Archives: Black

Black… and White

There is nothing that I hate more than tacky black and white weddings. And this is coming from a lover of all black colored items. {I did, for a time have a black bedspread, and was proud of it.} But when it comes to weddings, black and white must never be tacky, elegance is the only {I repeat} only direction to go with this palette. And with that, I present my take on the ultimate black and white wedding accessories/ideas/thoughts in pictures.

Black and White Wedding Shoes {Jen Huang Photography}Black Tux {Jemma Keech Photography}

Black Suits

Black and White Seating Chart {White Tea Photography}Black and White Wedding Cake

Black and White Wedding Invitations

Credits: Style Me Pretty via Jen Huang Photography, Once Wed via Jemma Keech Photography, Weddbook, Style Me Pretty via White Tea Photography, Spiced Blog via Beauty in Everything, Every Last Detail via Palm Papers

Art Deco Inspired

Because I couldn’t kick the recent revival of art deco in part driven by The Great Gatsby, and even though I already put together this little inspiration board, I wanted to think a bit more on the theme… but this time with less emphasis on flashy gold accessories. So you may find this to be a muted version of our Great Gatsby board but hopefully more “useable” as mainstream wedding ideas!

Happy Thursday!


Art Deco Table Setting {Michelle March}Art Deco Inspired Wedding Decor {Pippa MacKenzie Photography}

Art Deco Inspired Wedding InvitationArt Deco

Art Deco Wedding {Root Weddings}

Art Deco Inspired CakeBlack Wedding Shoes {lane Dittoe Fine Art Wedding Photographs}

Credits: Ruffled Blog via Michelle March Photography, Love My Dress via Pippa MacKenzie Photography, Etsy, No Source Known, Ruffled Blog via Root Weddings, Lael Cakes, Style Me Pretty via Lane Dittoe Photography

Trend Alert: Black & White Stripes

Stripes? Yep that’s right, stripes it is on a Friday in May! Going a little trendy today with a black and white theme into the weekend. Now honestly this can either work… or not work but if you keep it discreet then you’re on the right track. From the bow ties to the {cute} bridesmaids dresses, the bouquets and the tablescapes and oh yes… the cake there are plenty of trendy ways to incorporate the bold black and white pattern into your wedding day and make it fun and stylish all in one.


Black and White Bridesmaids {One and Only Paris Photography}Black and White Bow Tie

Black & White Reception {Landon Jacob Photography}Black & White Wedding Bouquet

Black and White Striped Place Cards

Black & White Bouquet Black & White Wedding Tablescape

Black, White & Gold Place Setting

Black and White Striped CakeBlack & White Tablescape

Credits: Style Me Pretty via One and Only Paris Photography, Black, White, Yellow, I Love Southern Weddings Magazine via Landon Jacob Photography, Style Me Pretty via We Heart Photography, Black, White, Yellow, Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Wedding Chicks, Pinterest, Martha Stewart Weddings

Trend Alert: A Black Spring Wedding

As Friday {finally} rolls around it’s way past time for the weekend! And we’re ending the first week in April on a high note with a fun trend for a spring wedding… a black color palette! You heard it right, a black color palette! I especially gush over this idea when it’s black for a garden wedding; there is something about the combination of garden and the elegance of black details… from a black chalkboard welcome sign or menu, a black cake, a black wedding gift card collector, I think you get the idea. Happy Friday!


Vintage Wedding Dress

Wedding Gate

Chocolate and Gold Wedding Cake Champagne Bottles

Spring Bride & Groom

Chalkboard Menu

Black Bridesmaids Dresses

Gift Card Collector

Credits: Pinterest, Snippet & Ink, 100 Layer Cake, Grey Likes Wedding by Eric Kelley Photography, Pinterest via 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Chicks, Cherry Marry, Ruffled Blog

Christmas Countdown: The Red & Black Palette

On the 11th day of Christmas…we decided to spice things up with a non-traditional spin on a Christmas wedding palette.. Red and black! Because who chooses red and black for Christmas? But why not! If you don’t want to be Christmas over the top, there are plenty of ways to make your guests feel a part of the holiday season without throwing them over the Christmas edge. And one way is by incorporating a bit of the typical Christmas color palette but putting your own spin on it. This doesn’t have to be red and black, it could be practically red or green paired with anything. The key is to have a hint of the holiday season but not an overboard holiday wedding.

So to spread some cheer today, our red and black wedding palette includes pretty touches like a bouquet with hints of red and black (try poppies – they make for a beautiful surprise bouquet)  – first photo, a red and black paper scheme including the menu cards, and invites – a few different choices below – second, third, fifth, eighth, ninth, and tenth photos, some fashionable touches… ruby red earrings – forth photo, flashy red heels – sixth and eleventh photos and last but not least… a red and black boutonniere for the groom – seventh photo!



Credits: Stem Floral, Victor Sizemore Photography, Etsy, Ruby Plaza, Etsy, Stacy Able Photography, EtsyThe Knot, Etsy, Etsy, Etsy