Modern Black and White Wedding

The goal of the inspiration here is minimalism. Both black and white provide that wonderfully while giving class and style. The wedding gown worn by the bride is stunning and keeps a minimalistic look. Every image here is bound to influence brides looking for ideas. Read on and see what we mean!

Details for a Modern Black and White Wedding

An important thing to keep in mind about the black and white wedding decor is that it does not have to be all about intricate details.  Rather, you can go for something simple. Incorporate a vintage trunk with pretty, white blooms to add an old-time vibe to your black and white details.

Go for some black tables for the desserts as well as the cocktail bar, and for the modern touch, feel free to add splashes of colour. Glass vessels, black and white draperies, white tags for the food and drinks, acrylic table numbers are all the simple details that you can keep in mind while opting for this wedding inspiration.

Colour Palettes for a Modern Black and White Wedding

It is natural to think of the colour white whenever we talk about weddings. White dresses, white flowers, white cake, and an all-white colour palette will always be a classic, and for a good reason. This couple incorporated soft black in this already amazing wedding inspiration. You can add the darkest of the colours but not in a gothic or edgy way, rather in a more elegant blend.

You can either create a perfect balance of both of these colours in your wedding theme or choose one dominant colour. White is the hue in this case, and add hints of the other colour, black, in decor and key details of the entire space and the accessories.

Ceremony Decor for a Modern Black and White Wedding

For your black and white ceremony decor, start with a custom welcome sign made of black vinyl with creamy white text written on it. You can enhance the look by adding fresh white blooms. For the ceiling, add gorgeous black glass lanterns or a floral chandelier, whichever you prefer. And if you want a photo spot for your wedding, go for a natural black background with tree branches hanging from it.

For the floral decorations, choose white peonies. Because of their fluffy texture, they are a favourite for this colour palette. The gorgeous flower details not only add to the beauty of this sophisticated event but also make this black and white affair look more intimate and romantic.

Reception Decor for a Modern Black and White Wedding

For a black and white colour palette, a photo booth made of black wood will look exceptionally great. You can also choose to light up your venue with white lights with pretty florals to complement them and some cute neon signs. Dress up your plain white dance floor with a black and white striped customised floor sheet.

Add hints of gold to your reception decor by using gold utensils and drinking straws to create a modern display. You can create a beautiful place setting by combining black sand and white rocks in a glass piece with some flowers on the top to create unique markers for your guests.

Table Decor for a Modern Black and White Wedding

For the table decor of this modern black and white wedding, go for a plain white tablescape on round tables with a huge floral centrepiece made with fresh white roses and a few sage green branches. This look works because black accents can be repeated in different, intentional ways for example adding black chairs and black utensils.

To add a modern touch, go for unique black and white striped plates with a combination of black and white tall candles. To make the setting look more sophisticated and formal, add a white menu card with black ink printed on it. Chic, right?

Wedding Invitations for a Modern Black and White Wedding

The black and white theme of your wedding should not be limited only to decor and can be made more tasteful if it is carried throughout the aspects of your wedding. Wedding invitations are no exception to that. This couple opted for a graceful wedding invite with a matte black envelope finish and white swirly calligraphy on it.

Black wedding invites are trendy, sure, but they can be made even more beautiful and stylish if you add a few florals to them. Following the theme of the wedding, you can keep the wedding invites in white and black but add either a floral border or a floral vellum paper, preferably in dark, deep colours, to inform your guests of what to expect.

Wedding Cake Ideas for a Modern Black and White Wedding

It cannot get any more classic than a three-tiered white wedding cake. It is the traditional style that will never go out of fashion and is wholly symbolic. However, the only challenging task after choosing a white wedding cake is deciding on its decorations to make it look simple yet captivating. This couple choose a white buttercream cake adorned with edible pearls-like tiny balls on the second tier of the cake for a treat that's equally elegant and understated!

If you want to make your white wedding cake more appropriate according to the theme of your wedding then you can decorate it by draping simple greenery along the tiers or adding tiny edible flowers for a vibrant pop.

Food for a Modern Black and White Wedding

Coming up with a menu can be one of the trickiest decisions you will make during your wedding planning process. It also depends on the venue that you are choosing for your wedding because some of them can have limitations and offer in-house catering, provide you with a list of their selective vendors, or charge you to bring in outside vendors.

For this modern black and white affair, go for a proper buffet with the inclusion of interactive food stations and cocktail bars. You can start with a popcorn bar and then move towards the infamous salad bar and finally a grazing table right before our favourite dessert station.

Bouquets and Boutonnieres for a Modern Black and White Wedding

It is an undeniable fact that florals play a large role in the wedding decor as well as the famous bridal bouquet and groom's boutonniere. After all, plenty of eyes are on them! Go for a lush bouquet by incorporating white blooms with black accents. Ask your florist to tie the stems with a beautiful piece of net and finish off the look with a silk white ribbon. Simply aesthetic!

For the modern black and white wedding boutonniere, go for baby's breath and bright leaves and complete the charming, little, floral assortment with a white or black silk ribbon bow.

Wedding Dresses and Accessories for a Modern Black and White Wedding

It does not matter if you wear a luxurious or a pretty simple white wedding dress, you are bound to look like a Queen on your special day. The stunning bride in this modern black and white wedding inspiration chose to wear a soft chiffon dress in white with a simple bow at the back, making it look all the more sophisticated.

This dress with a slight trail is accessorised with long, silver, statement earrings, a sparkling diamond ring with an added touch of black in its structure, and a simple pearl-crusted hairpin. We love how the crisscross bodice is wrapped around the neck in a cute little bow. Complete your look with a gorgeous pair of simple, white stilettos.

Modern Black and White


Trying to plan a minimalist wedding in a world of pouffy? Ladies – this modern black and white inspiration board is for you!

Modern black and white

Black and white weddings are usually done like this – a pretty equal mix of black and white. But for a more modern take on a black and white wedding choose one of the two colors to dominate (in this case it’s the white) and then use the other (the black) to add interesting and graphic pops.

Minimalism is all about stripping away what is unnecessary so when styling your modern wedding be sure to keep that in mind. Only the essentials! But – this makes the elements that you do use (think: dress, invitations, cake) even more important because they won’t have heaps of flowers or piles of decorative items around to disguise them. Strive to make each thing the very definition of perfection!

modern and chic Vera Wang dress
white calligraphy on black wedding invitation

Credits: photo credits: Mirta ring // white honeycomb balls via The Sweetest Occasion // bride in Vera Wang dress from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Stak // cake via Once Wed, photographed by Ali Harper Photography, designed by Joy Thigpen // calligraphy – unknown // bridesmaid skirt via Grand Revival Design.