Wedding Style ♥ Monochrome Theme

Black and White Wedding Theme Ideas
Black and White Wedding Theme Ideas

As you may have heard…Monochrome is a huge trend for this Summer ♥

This is the perfect time to start planning your Monochrome Wedding Theme, a stylish and contemporary yet classic way to celebrate your special day. It is true, black and white will never be out of fashion. Your wedding photographs and decor will still look on trend and never look dated even in years to come.


With a black and white wedding theme it is so easy to incorporate all your decor, invites, bridal attire, flowers and cake into the monochrome effect. The use of different textures, fabrics and prints means you won’t miss the use of colour but can still be creative.


Black candelabras are great for centre pieces whether you want your theme to look more vintage inspired with delicate candles, black vintage birdcages and simple white flowers or more modern with sparkle and black gloss they are perfect for this theme. Many brides opt to choose black roses, which are actually deep burgundy, this is natural and the way roses are meant to look. If you want to keep flowers simply white, that is also fine, you can then add black ribbon as a finishing touch to bouquets and buttonholes.

Monochrome Wedding Theme
Monochrome Wedding Theme

As well as candelabras, there are also many black vases available for hire. To add interest to your reception, it is effective to have a variety of table centres especially if there is more than ten tables, some tall and some short to give depth to your set up when guests first walk in. Black draping on your head table, backdrop and cake table against a white background is a simple and luxurious way to incorporate this theme to your event. Don’t forget, wedding favors can also be presented in small black boxes or pouches.

Rochelle from the Saturdays on her wedding day with her very elegant looking bridesmaids
Rochelle from the Saturdays on her wedding day with her very elegant looking bridesmaids

The Black and White wedding theme is popular amongst celebrities, due to it’s stylish and sophisticated look a la Marvin Humes and Rochelle Wiseman, but with this theme you don’t need a celebrity budget as this fairytale is a simple one ♥

Bridesmaids in black dresses look instantly elegant and no one will complain that ‘this is not their colour‘.


Even the most innocent flower girls look oh so cute in black tutu dresses or a white dressed with a simple black sash, black and white printed dresses are all the rage for flower girls right now. Many brides choose to add a black sash to their own white gown which fits the theme well, but personally nothing is more a classic when a bride dresses head to toe in just…simply white. Leaving the finishing black touches to bridemaids and flower girls.

Black tutu flower girl dress
Black tutu flower girl dress

mono6Using black sashes on chair covers is another way to make your wedding look effortlessly chic as well as using black buttonholes for the men in your bridal party. Whether you are having a tiered cake or cupcakes, black icing on a white base can look very effective dressed with simple black ribbon.



Using prints such as stripes, floral patterns, damask and checks in ribbons, invites, tablecloths, chair covers and other fabrics gives an instant modern sophistication to your wedding. If you do want to bring in colour to this theme, a bright pop colour would do the trick, perhaps a lipstick pink , sunny yellow or even purple.

When it comes to weddings, brides tend to choose flowers over balloons which is quite right! No wedding is complete without floral decoration. However, new balloon ideas can add a bit of fun to such a classic theme. A black and white balloon ceiling display looks fantastic and if you venue has checkerboard flooring even better ♥

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