Black and White Wedding Ideas

Exuberant fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi recently launched a new wedding gown collection exclusively for Kleinfeld. Among the stand out bridal gowns in his debut collection was one accented by a bold yet whimsical black and white gingham sash and a tea length gown with white sheer lace over a black underskirt. The delightful gowns would be perfect for a black and white wedding, which inspired me to share with you some other beautiful black and white wedding ideas.

Wedding Flowers:
It really has to be anemones, doesn’t it? What could be sweeter than a charming nosegay of the round white blossoms with the black centers? They are just the perfect flower for this wedding theme. You can add a fresh splash of color by tying bouquets with a green satin ribbon or emphasize your signature colors with a black and white bouquet wrap. The same anemones will be equally gorgeous for centerpieces. If you want to infuse an extra dash of romance, mix in some pink anemones with noir middles.

Wedding Cake: The high contrast of the black and white scheme lends itself to striking formal motifs like elegant damask patterns. However, I also like the idea of taking the color palette in a more playful direction by designing a white cake decorated with small black bows and Swiss dots or polka dots. For a modern wedding, create an asymmetrical geometric design, perhaps with a different pattern on each tier. One idea I really love is to create a romantic cake decorated with sugar anemones to coordinate with the wedding flowers.

Wedding Jewelry: Black and white wedding jewelry is a wonderful way to coordinate your accessories with your theme. You can combine classic white pearls with jet black crystals for a style that is both contemporary and still bridal. A particularly stylish look is to layer strands of black and white pearls. Layered pearl necklaces always make me think of Coco Chanel, and what better style muse could there be? Black crystal chandelier earrings would be a fabulous bridesmaid jewelry gift, since your friends will be able to wear them again after the wedding.

Bridesmaid Dresses: While black bridesmaid dresses are certainly easy to come by these days, it can be tricky to dress a group of women in all black without looking too funereal. A row of ladies in long black satin dresses can look more somber than chic, especially in the wedding pictures. Introduce a touch of lightness to black bridesmaid dresses by choosing one made with sheer fabric details, flouncy ruffles, or even polka dots. When you choose well, the stylish noir dresses will be a lovely complement to your wedding gown and black and white theme.