Article by: Joy Uyeno
There’s something just so chic about a black and white wedding, but when you throw a bit of gold in the mix your glam quotient goes up tenfold! We’ve been admiring all the black, white, and gold weddings that we’ve seen around the web, so we collected all of our favourite ideas in hopes of giving you a dose of inspiration. Even if you aren’t planning on having a black, white, and gold wedding of your own, you may be inspired to incorporate the colour scheme into your décor or wardrobe.
Classic black and white stripes are simple and elegant, and even more so when paired with gorgeous gold calligraphy. This invitation set was created by Emma J. Design. Designer Emma J. McCarthy creates elegant, sophisticated invitations for weddings and parties, and also works with companies to create brand images. While there are plenty of black and white wedding invitation options out there, this one is our top pick by far.
Since black and white bouquets can be a bit garish, we love the way that this one incorporates a few dark plum blossoms. It hints at the colour scheme without being completely literal. The orchids have hints of gold in the middle, while the chunky black and white striped bow ties the bouquet into the rest of the theme.
Oftentimes, black and white wedding cakes go the ultra contemporary route. We love the way that this one is perfectly imperfect with its ruffled edges. The gold platter and monogram topper incorporate the glam elements, creating an unexpected marriage of romantic and contemporary. Want more black and white wedding cake inspiration? Check out A Bit of Sugar’s Pinterest board dedicated to the topic. Add your touches of gold through sugar confetti or glitter, cake toppers, or flowers.
While black, white, and gold weddings often have bridesmaids in little black dresses, we love the way that this one included both black and white. We’re also in awe of the fact that each of the dresses is just a little bit different. When looking for bridesmaids dresses, consider dressing them in both black and white, using gold accents like jewelry or shoes.
Our favourite option that’s available on the market right now is this one from Etsy seller dhela.
When it comes to centrepieces, the simpler the better. If you want to stick with a purely black, white, and gold theme, we love this idea of using white ostrich feathers adorned with a bit of glittery gold ribbon. Just gather a few glasses, jars, or vases and stand the feathers up inside of them. While it’s obviously up to you, we aren’t big fans of black feather centrepieces — that is, unless your wedding is actually on Halloween.
Black and white table linens with gold utensils? Yes, please! We love this look so much that we’re thinking of incorporating it year round in our homes. The important thing is to balance the black and white with neutral elements. If the chairs in your venue are boring or ugly, choose seat covers that are on the gold-toned side, like these. It will make the space feel warm and jaunty.
Okay, so we don’t truly like moustaches on our men — but we do think the felt moustache photo prop is a darling one. We love the idea of a black and white photo booth at a wedding. The photos you’ll get are priceless mementos that are worth their weight in gold! (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves out of that pun.)