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Patterned Invitation Suite

The modern black and white wedding uses pretty prints to showcase the palette, rather than stark minimalism. This peppy invitation suite features a striped envelope liner and a polka dot backing.

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black and white paper floral garland with ribbon
Photo: BHLDN

Unique Garland

Black and white wedding ideas can also include floral details. This romantic garland features pen illustrations of roses with grosgrain ribbon accents.

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Chalkboard Signs

Found at weddings of nearly every theme, chalkboard signs are an easy fit into a black and white color scheme. This example is painted (rather than using an actual chalkboard) for a cleaner, darker effect.

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black and white striped bridesmaid dresses and green maid of honor dress
Photo: Love & Light

Striped Dresses

We love bridal parties in prints! These black and white dresses feature tiny silver stripes throughout, and the bride's bouquet echoes the pattern with a matching ribbon. You can choose to have your maid of honor stand out in a pop of color (here in kelly green), or have her sport a solid LBD.

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Anemone Bouquet

Lately, we've been having a serious love affair with anemones. This stunning flower is a natural choice for a black and white wedding. Enhance them with deep eggplant-colored flowers that will "read" as black in the bouquet.

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A Touch of Gold

Gold details might just be the most prolific wedding trend of the last year. With this place setting, we see what a stately combo black and white is with just a hint of gold.

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black and white wedding in industrial venue with wood table
Photo: Abigail Bobo

Modern Grayscale

It's popular for black and white weddings to be hosted in modern lofts or ballroom venues. But you can also make the palette work for industrial chic and rustic events. This cool tablescape features hints of gray to blend in with the weathered wood for a more subtle black and white scheme.

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Black Balloons

Who doesn't like lighthearted, celebratory decor like balloons? You can find black balloons in both matte and shiny finishes in all sizes. This easy DIY project was created with a white marker for a unique wedding menu sign.

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Black & White Cakes

Black and white wedding ideas can also be tasty. These wedding cakes, although very different in style, show just how versatile this scheme can be. Although, if you do opt to use black buttercream or fondant, be careful around it with your wedding dress to avoid stains.

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modern black and white sweet table
Photo: Athena Blude

Matching Sweet Table

To pair with your elegant wedding cake, serve dark chocolate desserts with white accents. Even though they aren't expressly black, deep espresso chocolate can create a great faux black color.