Black, White and Silver: A Wedding Classic with Sparkle

Calligraphy table number in black and white

Forever elegant. Always in style. A palette of black and white immediately casts an air of sophistication over any occasion. For a wedding, though, we suggest softening this dramatic color pairing with the glimmer of silver—plus shapely elements, fresh florals, delicate textures, and sparkly beads and crystals. Do you see old-style Hollywood glamour here? Well, these fabulous images will help you bring it to life!

Bring Black and White Together in a Classic Look

Black and white inspiration board

1 – Elegant stationery suite – This palette lends itself perfectly to a timeless, elegant look for your wedding stationery. This example from Ceci New York uses graceful fonts and flourishes to soften the dramatic black and white. Plus a fun save-the-date designed like an old-fashioned postcard!

2 – Anemone bouquet – The crisp, clean stylishness of anemones makes them an ideal choice for a bridal bouquet in this motif. Just look at this chic arrangement from Southern Living, found via Love Wed Bliss.

3 – Classic tuxedo – Grooms never look more dapper than when they’re in a full classic tuxedo (image via Alta Moda Bridal). And of course it’s perfectly in color, finished with an all-white boutonniere!

4 – Hand calligraphy – Love how the palette is ‘in reverse’ on these tent-style escort cards. Plurabelle Calligraphy used white gouache on black bristol stock. Simple yet sophisticated!

5 – Chic wedding cake – A black and white cake could seem stark. But not when it has an air of mystery and romance about it, like this ‘Midnight in Paris’ creation by Sophie Bifield Cake Company (via Cakes Decor). The gleam from a silver cake stand sets it off perfectly.

6 – Damask-print favor packaging – Equally elegant with the ornate look of damask are these candy bar labels, part of a custom printables collection by Anders Ruff. The couple’s monogram adds a personal touch.

7 – Sleek and sparkly table setting – Long reception tables combine Old World grace with contemporary style in this real wedding featured on Celebrate and Decorate. Silver-beaded table cloths provide a sparkly base for modern place settings of silver chargers, white linen napkins, and silver favor boxes.

8 – Hanging escort cards – As an alternative to the calligraphy cards (No. 4), we discovered these hanging ‘escort tags’ via the Style Me Pretty gallery. So pretty with scrolled borders and clear crystals, as they await arriving guests!

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