Black and white weddings are definitely a modern trend this year. For one thing, black and white never go out of style, and for two — what a classic and timeless look to add neutral flowers, greenery, tropical palms, or pampas grass to. You can take this monochromatic look and make it your own! Check out some photos from our most recent styled shoot at The Atrium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
What are some interesting ways to achieve this look? Here are eight things to consider when combining these two colors together:
- Think about if you want black linens with white accents or white linens with black accents. It can really add boldness or softness to the look.
- They might cost extra, but black dishware, stemware, and flatware are worth the look you’re trying to achieve! If not, great news– standard white plates and napkins will match perfectly.
- If sticking with white linens and white napkins seem to be more your style, add a black menu card or seating/name card! Want even more contrast? Add a sprig of greenery or a dried flower to coordinate your wedding look. We designed this menu card with matte black card stock printed with shiny black ink and overlayed with white ink as well. And we LOVE details, so each menu card also has a ribbon and name card attached to it!
- Accent your tables with decor that is black, white, or a metal of your choice (silver, rose gold or gold — as seen here). It’s a neutral and pretty way to add some variety to your tables. These tables have a black table number card in a gold glass frame. So elegant!
- Find a bold statement piece for your wedding that’s black and/or white. Check out this backdrop that’s available from Hitch Studio in black or white! Use it for a photo booth, head table backdrop, ceremony backdrop, or cake/champagne scene! Consider a black and white checkered dance floor as well!
- Use matching “extras” like gloves and sunglasses to make it fun!
- Set the tone of your wedding before guests even arrive by sending amazing black and white stationery. Hitch Studio can make sure your wedding invitations, programs, save the dates, seating chart, and menu cards all coordinate!
- Find a wedding planner and decorator who can help pull all of this together. It’s our number one piece of advice. You choose the elements and we make sure they all come together seamlessly.
We want to give this list of vendors a HUGE thank you for making this styled shoot happen! We absolutely loved achieving this look in Sioux Falls, South Dakota!
Planning & Photography // Anna Behning Photography @anna.behning
Videography // Maddie Rust Visual @maddierustvisual
Venue // The Atrium at Blue Haven @theatriumatbluehaven
Florals // Island Floral @island_floral
Stationery // Hitch Studio @hitchstudio
Decor & Backdrop // Hitch Studio @hitchstudio
Stationery Printing // Allegra Brookings
Wedding Gowns // Ellie Stone Bride @elliestonebride
Tux //J.H. & Sons @jhmenswear
Jewelry // Faini Designs @faini_designs
Cake // Nothing Bundt Cakes Sioux Falls @nothingbundtcakes
Models // Chessa Harrington (Pretty Baby by Chessa) & Cody Johnson @chessaharrington @pretty.baby605
Hair // Amanda Black & The Factory by Jake Blow Co. @amanduhhblk @jakeblowco
Makeup // Shelon Artistry @shelonartistry
Custom Veils // Beetle Blue Creations @beetlebluecreations
Black Chargers & Settee // Ideal Tent and Event Rentals @idealtentandeventrentals
Napkins & Gold Candle Holders // Party Depot @partydepotbrookings