Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Black and White Weddings - Elegant and Ultra-sophisticated

Black and white color combinations are a huge trend in weddings right now, a trend that I love-love-love. Crisp and clean, it adds that extra bit of elegance and sophistication to the big day. Here are some of my favorite finds for the perfect black and white wedding affair.

The Dress


If ever there were a black and white gown, this would be it! Part of Alfred Angelo's 2013 Collection, this black and white wedding dress features black embroidered lace, black organza flat flowers, rhinestones, sequins and crystal beading. (It's affordable, too!)

Bridal Accessories

The Shoes

Forget the traditional white bridal shoes! (Remember the plain white ones with the fat heels? Ew!) These Valentino Black Lace Couture Bow d'Orsay Pumps are hot, hot, hot, and can be worn well after the big day (though changing to flats during the reception might be a more comfortable option!).
Bridal Sashes

Bridal sashes are another big trend right now. Sadie Bloom Designs offers two black sashes... Our "Dita" Sash features a 4 1/2-inch fabric flower with alternating black chiffon and lace, topped with a silver rhinestone flourish, on a black satin sash.
"Audrey" is an opulent 6-inch organza bloom, surrounded by black ostrich feathers, topped with a 40mm silver rhinestone embellishment, on a two-inch wide black sash.
Black Fabric Flower Bridal Sash Belt
Audrey Bridal Sash - Black Organza Fabric Flower, Ostrich Feathers

Paper Goods

Invitations

These black and white polka dot wedding invitations are beyond adorable. They add a little bit of whimsy to the formality of black and white.
 Tablescape

 A simple black and white-striped ribbon tied around the menu and napkin adds a sweet detail to a reception table. Add a sprig of rosemary or lavender for a teeny pop of color.

Bridal Party


There are plenty of black and white dress and accessory options for the bridal party. This Dessy Collection one-shoulder, full-length white matte satin with black crochet lace bridesmaid dress is stunning, and complementary to many body types.
White Satin Black Lace Full Length One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress
Dessy Collection Bridesmaid Dress, Style 2850
Floral sashes are a must for a flower girl's ensemble. Sadie Bloom has a too-cute flower girl black and white polka dot floral sash and matching headband. The "Gigi" Flower Girl Sash and "Colette" Headband both feature a white satin fabric flower with hand-sewn black beads, on beds of sparkly black tulle sprays.
Flower Girl Black and White Polka Dot Sash and Headband
Sadie Bloom Designs' Gigi Flower Girl Sash and Colette Headband

To see more of our favorite black and white wedding finds, jump on over to Sadie Bloom's Wedding Pinterest Board!

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What are some of your favorite black and white wedding finds? Did you have a black and white wedding?