Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

A black and white theme might not be at the top of your colour scheme list, but perhaps it should be.

It’s bold, striking, elegant and surprisingly pretty, and it can suit a summer country wedding just as perfectly as a contemporary city celebration. Let’s be inspired by everything monochrome, from creative cakes to fabulous flowers.

Beginning with the ceremony, these chic chair covers illustrate just how well contemporary design can complement a historical setting. White flowers in black vases complete the look.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Bijou Wedding Venues

 

As for flowers, deep reds and purples look striking with white anemones to create a dramatic bouquet. A hint of green foliage is essential to bring the bouquet to life.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

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For a more delicate posy, stick to white flowers. Anemones are a great choice for this monochrome theme, their black centres adhering to the ‘black and white’ rule. Tie your posy with either white or black ribbon.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of SMS Photography

 

This posy is adorable. We love the anemones and the perfectly chosen striped ribbon detail.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Bright Bird Photography

 

The black and white wedding theme is easily incorporated in to the dress code. Black bridesmaid dresses are the ultimate in elegance. These longer gowns suit a more formal or evening wedding…

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Coconut Point

 

…while a shorter style would be great in the summer.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

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As for the groom, black tie is the obvious choice here, and you might look to add some monochrome accessories!

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

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Don’t forget to carry the theme through to your food and drink, greeting guests with a blackberry topped cocktail complete with striped straw!

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

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When it comes to décor, be brave and bold! Marquees can be lined with black and white to create a breathtaking space.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

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Line a hallway with fabulous balloons in black and white. This look is striking, especially when complemented by black and white floor tiles.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

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Striped table linen is fun and makes a real impact. If you choose a patterned linen, be sure to keep the rest of the table simple with white flowers and plain china.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

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For a more elegant look, keep the table pure and white, and add interest in the form of a striped runner.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Sara Reeve Photography

 

If you’re styling a summer table, there is nothing more perfect than a wooden table with white linen runner and napkins. Use bottles and jars in black and white glass to display white garden flowers. Simply stunning.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

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Don’t forget the details – they make all the difference. You might even decide to travel from your ceremony to reception in a black and white bus!

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company

 

Set the scene with black and white stationery. There is nothing more classic than black print on a white card.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Yes Maam Calligraphy

 

Alternatively, you might decide to print white on to black paper.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of The Lane

 

Place cards can be simple with beautiful calligraphy.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

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When it comes to favours, we love this cookie, perfectly presented in a black and white box

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Christian Oth Studio

 

Black and white sweets make a fun addition to your coffee or desert table.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

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For your wedding cake, the world is your oyster when it comes to design. This black and white stacked cake makes a magnificent impact.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Sweet Bloom Cakes

 

This white cake with intricate black sugar work is stunning, and the perfect choice for a country wedding.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Rosalind Miller Cakes

 

Break with tradition and serve a tower of macarons for your wedding cake. Here we see a French-inspired black and white design – quirky, fun and delicious!

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Cake Opera Co

 

These images sum up the theme perfectly, illustrating how the addition of gold and a splash of colour can add an extra element to your stylish monochrome wedding.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Black and White Wedding Theme | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Praise Wedding

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