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Wedding colour ideas

Black & white

Looking for classical styling for your wedding, but not sure where to start with colours and style? On trend, yet timeless and elegant, a black & white colour theme ticks all the right boxes. Here’s our top suggestions on nailing that monochrome look…

black and white wedding theme

Set the tone of the day with your wedding invites, and carry the theme through the day’s details – from order of service through to tablenames.

Black and white wedding dresses

Be bold, and opt for a black and white dress (L-R Sassi Holford’s ‘Francine Belt’, Maggie Sottero’s ‘Cosette’ or ‘Vanja’). Or add black as an accent colour with a belt, statement necklace or headpiece.

grooms styling

Strike a slick silhouette gents, with this Alexander McQueen black wool and mohair blend suit, available at Mr Porter. Or for contemporary Scottish style, check out our firm favourite, Edinburgh-based 21st Century Kilts.

A white buttonhole will really pop off a black suit. And a white bouquet can be wrapped with either black or white ribbon.

black bridesmaids dresses

Black & white looks great on the wedding party and can be super-chic for bridesmaids. A classic long black dress with some crisp ivory flowers will set the tone for a swanky affair. Or switch it up and go short with a lace trim (L-R: Phase Eight, Closet and Damsel in a dress – all John Lewis)

For fun finishing touches, add black & white straws to White Russian cocktails, a cake topper or monochrome cake, and favour badges for your guests (pictured options available at Not On The High Street).

monochrome wedding ideas

And if you’re a wedding guest, we’ve picked out a few of our favourites of the season: Marks and Spencer’s feather and mesh lace hat, French Connection’s Layered Arrow Dress, New Look’s Black Scuba Black Stripe Skater Dress and Claire’s Accessories’ Black and White Loop fascinator.

Is black & white on your wedding theme shortlist? We’d love to hear from you… Alie x