There is nothing as timeless as a black and white wedding. The crisp contrast, sleekness, and formality bring a seamless, effortless, yet still romantic look to your big day. If you are planning on plunging into a black and white themed wedding, here are some tips to make your décor pop.

  1. Clashing Candles

    Bring a sophisticated look to your reception tablescape with these pillar candles. This black and white wedding decoration is incredibly easy to replicate, and its simple look will compliment more intricate designs and decorations. For this arrangement, select two different sized glass cylinder vases to add dimension to your table. Fill one with black vase gems, and the other with white or milky vase gems. Finally, complete your decoration by securing white pillar candles in each of the vases, burying them slightly in the gems.
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    Black and White Wedding Ideas

  2. Ebony and Ivory

    An antique-inspired centerpiece is sure to catch the attention of your guests. This black and white wedding idea captures the glamor of Hollywood and incorporated stark colors and soft textures. To recreate this look, begin with a black tablecloth and a lace or damask runner. Next, arrange a few glossy black urn and fluted black pedestal vases in the center of your table. Place floral foam balls in the opening of each vase (choose foam balls that will fit halfway in the vase), and secure preserved white rose heads in each ball, creating a semi-circle array of flowers.
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    Black and White Wedding Ideas

  3. Dainty Delicacies

    Add enchanting details to your dessert table with a sparkling bead curtain against a dark backdrop, apothecary jars, white flowers, and monochromatic sweets. This black and white wedding DIY idea is glamorous and sophisticated, and will draw loved ones at your reception to congregate around the dessert table. For this look, hang black fabric against the wall, spanning at least 6 feet in either direction. Suspend an iridescent bead curtain from the ceiling, so it will cascade before the fabric. Arrange your dessert table in front of the curtain and fabric, and place large apothecary jars filled with white and black candies near the back of the table. Position a white cake stand in the back center, and layer chocolates or brownies atop. Arrange metal serving trays holding black and white desserts on your table, so guests will have a variety of sweet options.
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    Black and White Wedding Ideas

  4. Mystical Plumes

    In classic Parisian form, create majestic feather centerpieces for your lavish wedding. This black and white decoration is stunning, elegant, and elevated your reception décor. For this look, start with black and white table settings and chair covers. Select a tall white Eiffel Tower Vase to showcase in the center of your banquet table. Fill your slender vase with elegant black and white ostrich plumes, allowing their fringed fronds to bend into a bouquet. For a luxurious, finishing touch, place a damask takeout box filled with wedding favors at each setting.
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    Black and White Wedding Ideas

  5. Classy Cake

    Add a mesmerizing touch to your traditional, white cake with a splash of black. For this chic, entrancing black and white wedding decoration, start with a white fondant tiered cake showcased on a metal or white ceramic stand. Wrap black satin ribbon around the bottom of each tier to add dimension and simple texture. Secure a black velvet willow branch (cut to size) at the base of your cake, and wrap it slightly around your cake, keeping it in place with Uglu dashes. For a lovely, flourishing touch, use the Uglu dashes to attach preserved white orchid blossoms to the twisted branch.
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    Black and White Wedding Ideas

  6. Cocktail Centerpiece

    Incorporating a touch of black to your all-white décor is an easy way to elevate the formal ambience at your reception. For this black and white centerpiece idea, set your table with a white tablecloth, white napkins, and white place settings. Arrange a damask or black lace table runnerdown the center of your table. Next, place a round mirror in the middle of the table. Utilize a skyscraper martini glass as your vase, and fill the cup with clear glass vase fillers. Top off your glass-filled vase with a natural touch white lily blossom (cut to size). This simple, airy look will compliment your classy decorations.
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    Black and White Wedding Ideas

  7. Black Box

    Perfect for long reception tables, this chic look will add depth to your wedding decorations. This black and white idea adds crisp, linear detail to your tablescapes, and is easy to emulate. For this arrangement, start with a long wood planter box painted with matte black paint. Fill the bottom of the box with floral foam blocks, and arrange sleek rows of white silk rose stems in the foam. Surround the bottoms of the stems with black reindeer moss to hide the green foam. Next, scatter frosted damask candleholders filled with lit candles on either side of the planter to bring glowing light to your centerpiece.
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    Black and White Wedding Ideas

  8. Veiled Table

    This simple but stunning look is the perfect addition to your black and white wedding theme. Cocktail tables can be used to showcase decorations and create spots for guests to mingle over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. For this sensational table, drape a black tablecloth over it, allowing it to cascade to the floor. Use white satin ribbon to cinch the tablecloth in halfway down the table leg. Next, place a candle filled black metal lantern in the center of your table, and layer leaf foliage (cut to size) around it. Top off your arrangement by scattering white votive candleson the tabletop.
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    Black and White Wedding Ideas

  9. Checkered Ceiling

    Incorporate a touch of whimsy to your wedding with balloons gracing the ceiling. This black and white decoration doesn’t require craftiness or precision, and can be thrown together quite easily. Start with large, durable balloons and a helium tank. Fill black and white balloons with helium, and tie long strands of white ribbon to each, so that they can be positioned and moved. Use these floating globes to cover the ceiling of a hallway or entry room at your wedding reception.
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    Black and White Wedding Ideas