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Black is an ultra stylish wedding colour scheme and is often seen at contemporary urban weddings with evening receptions. To prevent it looking too sombre, black is generally teamed with a lighter brighter colour. The most popular choice is a monochrome palette of black and white, which gives a simple yet striking effect, but black can also be combined with bright red, hot pink, or canary yellow for a bold statement
Stationery for a black wedding
The key to black wedding invitations is to keep it simple. High quality black card printed with white lettering may be all you need to create the right look. Alternatively a simple white card with black print and a single black flower or ribbon makes a beautiful wedding invitation. Add interest with texture, perhaps a black velvet effect pattern on a white card, and add a touch of class with a black and white pattern inside the invitation envelopes.
Flowers for a black wedding
There are very few naturally black flowers to choose from. The black Vanda orchid is an elegant choice, but it is actually a very dark purple and can also be fairly expensive. Flowers with a black centre such as anemones are perfect for a black wedding. Choose white for a simple monochrome scheme, or red to make a dramatic statement.
If you want jet black flowers to match your black wedding theme, you will probably need to have fresh flowers dyed, or to choose artificial flowers which can be made in any colour you like. Use black vessels for your flower arrangements; oversized black urns on black marble plinths filled with single coloured flowers make eye catching ceremony arrangements.
Decorations for a black wedding
Sumptuous black table linen and chair covers are a dramatic choice, but be sure your venue is light enough to carry them off, and consider lifting the look with white embroidery, or sparkly crystals. White linen with black runners and sashes can look just as effective in a darker venue. Black goblets or glassware can adds luxurious feel, and black table lamps with white flowers heaped around the base make stunning table centres. Black chandeliers above the top table create a modern yet theatrical impression.
Outfits for a black wedding
While most western brides feel that an entirely black bridal gown may look a little funereal, some brides do choose this option because of the slimming effect of black. A black to match your black wedding gown can easily be lifted with coloured accessories and a large light coloured bouquet.
If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, there are many white or ivory wedding dress designs available with black beading or embroidery, or perhaps a black sash or hem. Small floral corsages are a popular bridal gown accessory, and these can look stunning in black, cascading down the skirt or train.
Your bridesmaids will be eternally grateful if they are allowed to wear black dresses. As well as being generally flattering, they are very versatile and can usually be worn again. Let each bridesmaid choose a different style of black dress to suit their body shape, and then unite them with coloured accessories or matching bouquets.
Black tie is the obvious choice for the male members of a black wedding party, but if you want something a little different look out for black and white checked waistcoats, or black and white striped ties. A white tailcoat with a black boutonniere can be effective against a generally black wedding theme.