Board #273 | Garden of Black and White

Black and white probably isn’t the most obvious palette for a garden wedding, but the gorgeous invitation by Ceci New York convinced me otherwise. A bouquet of sweet peas and privet berries, white roses on a wrought-iron fence, Wedgwood jasperware, black figs and cheese – each of these elements play up the combination of black and white in a way that is elegant and subtle, rather than stark and modern. I would pull black bentwood chairs up to tables covered in soft white linens, fill black vases with lush white ranunculus, and hire a silhouette artist to send guests home with unique, custom favors. Yes, I think black and white works well for a garden wedding.

Mood: garden elegance
Palette: black, white

{click image to enlarge}

Top row from left: invitation by Ceci New York, photo by Mi Belle Inc. via The Bride’s Cafe, cheese and figs styled by Heidi Johannsen, dress by Atelier Aimee from Charleston Weddings
Row 2: photo by Katya de Grunwald, bouquet by Artfool, chandelier photo from Domino
Row 3: silhouette from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Tec Petaja, cake from Nancy Liu Chin, Blumengarten centerpiece photo by Myrtle & Marjoram
Row 4: photo from Miss Whit’s flickr, black Wedgwood jasperware from Appleby Antiques, photo by Carrie Patterson, bentwood chairs via Katy Elliott

6 comments

  • People St.Clair says:

    I love the cake.The bold patterns in the dress and table cloth are fabulous. This is a lovely color combo against the lush greenery of a garden.

  • Oh Molly says:

    I just love those invitations. They’re absolutely incredible. (The flowers really inspire the tattoo collector in me.)

  • Rebecca says:

    I love black and white (my favorite color combo) for a garden wedding! Beautiful board!

  • lovelymorning says:

    yes! this is exactly my wedding! we’re having a, as i like to refer to it, “vintage california garden party” in late october. and our colors are black, white, and a range of vintagey greens.
    i love this board! thank you for inspiring me yet again!

  • […] So once you’ve decided on black tie, then what?   Well the possibilities are endless, you can either up the glam factor and have all your other elements glam too, either classic with black and white colours, plenty of crystal and glass as in this mood board from Snippet & Ink […]

Leave a Comment