Inspiration boards are back! Though I love rustic, colorful weddings, I’ve been craving something a bit simpler and sleeker. So, today, a black and white wedding palette with modern whimsical details. Though I’ve imagined this wedding at the restaurant Comme Ça* (with it’s black paneling, white chairs and banquettes, and wall of mismatched mirrors), I think it would totally work in a sleek modern loft, or a brick-walled building with hardwood floors.

If you stick with black and white, you can use fun fonts and flourishes on invitations without being overwhelmingly busy. Numbered glasses or napkins are an unexpected way to direct guests to the right table. Keep things simple and sophisticated by using one type of flower throughout the event (I’ve chosen tulips here, because I think they’re stunning and romantic, but not fussy). By using white as a backdrop, and black as an accent color, this palette stays fresh and light, instead of heavy and dark. Mix things up with accessories in metallic or neutral colors.

Mood: quirky sophistication, whimsical minimalism
Palette: black and white

Top row from left: Comme Ça, photo of eyeglasses by Jose Villa, whimsical RSVP card by MaeMae Paperie, white chocolate wedding cake favors from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: numbered napkin place setting from Heather Lins Home, quirky buttons by Button Empire, J.Crew dress photo by Jennifer Sosa
Row 3: photo of white tulip bouquet by Jonathan Canlas, four-tiered square wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, numbered glasses from Werner Design Werks via sfgirlbybay, photo of silver slingbacks by Aaron Delesie

* My best friend and I ate some french fries here to celebrate me finding a wedding dress. That probably tells you how interested I am in a wedding dress diet.

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  1. steph

    Who makes those slingbacks??

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  3. Deanna (Silly Goose Farm)

    I have those buttons – I gave them to my husband for Valentine’s Day. We love wearing them (okay, I love wearing them, my husband just tolerates it).

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  4. Blackcarat

    I personally love the black and white theme. For me it’s a very contemporary approach.

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  5. kate

    oooh i’m really digging this one.

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    Oh I love this one! The soft black and whit theme is so great!!

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  7. DeeDee

    This board is lovely. Though I have picked a much more colourful palette, this theme is stunning with the different fonts.

    Your fries story is great! Congrats on finding your dress.

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  8. Lisa Ridgely

    I love the feel of this board. What a gorgeous restaurant!

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  9. Laura Reaux

    This is great! Makes me so happy.

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  10. Amanda Bevington

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!!! Clean and graphic! LOVE!

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  11. LaurenF

    My current color scheme involves black and white with pops of bright yellow in the flowers and elsewhere. I love the clean look of just black and white but I am too much of a sucker for bright colors not to include at least one!

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  12. Lena

    That RSVP card is gorgeous-I guess I’m just a sucker for fabulous fonts and MaeMae Paperie!

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  13. Filipa

    Haha, that little comment about french fries made me laugh! And I agree with modernness and simplicity of monochrome wedding- sometimes it’s what you need to see amongst all those frilly fluffy barny rustic weddings! (Although I could not live without them because I love them so much! )

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  14. flowers

    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I love your Post.

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  15. valentines flowers

    Wow !
    A great work thanks for sharing.

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  16. mandy

    i am totally digging this.

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