Board #497 | Modern Black and White

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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