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

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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


  • 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!

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