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Themes: A Black-and-White Wedding?

Posted At : May 20, 2010 5:14 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 107,721
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"Are you struggling to find the right colour theme for your wedding? If so, why not try the classic black and white theme on for size?"..

Square, black-and-white wedding cake

cake: Aeyra Cakes, Coquitlam, BC

Hosting a black and white themed wedding is always an excellent choice for many reasons:

  1. It is always in style
  2. It is sophisticated and elegant
  3. It is easy to find accessories in these colours without having to match finicky shades
  4. You can mix and match textures to give the theme a very updated look
  5. You can add any accent colour you like for added punch or leave it as is

Black & White wedding favour boxes

B&W Favours: Bridalicious!

The black and white wedding takes us back to a 40's-inspired décor where timeless elegance and art deco appeal reigned supreme. To achieve the perfect black and white wedding with a 2010 edge, you should:

  1. add patterns to your décor like polka dots or stripes
  2. choose ivory over stark white
  3. choose your accent colours wisely. Metallics like silver and gold are an excellent choice, as is bold red.


  • Keep the "art deco" theme going with a gown to match the décor. A sleek gown cut on the bias is your best bet accompanied by a classic chignon hairstyle adorned with a gardenia. Bold red lips would complete your look.
  • If you are planning on having lots of black on the tables, make sure you have adequate lighting in the room to offset the darkness of the décor.
  • Black and white weddings have a very formal feel. To soften the look, add a third colour to the mix. Most colours work well with this theme, especially bold colours like lime, fuchsia, or yellow (see Table Setting Ideas by Modern Proposal)

Black and white wedding reception decor

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