June 11, 2008

Wedding Wednesday: Elegant Black & Ecru Wedding

Welcome to this week's edition of Wedding Wednesday. I must apologize for being out over the past few days - I've come down with a lovely summer cold that has kept me away from the office & posting. Luckily I'm feeling better - just in time to pair up with the lovely Rebecca from Tastefully Entertaining on today's Black & Ecru themed wedding. Today our inspiration comes from this elegant black & ecru wedding invitation by Checkerboard.

black & white / ecru / cream wedding inspiration

One thing I enjoyed about putting together this inspiration board is the crisp, streamlined look that black & ecru create. Here are some black & ecru (or black and white, in some cases) items sure to help you to recreate the classic wedding look.

To carry: bouquets of white carnations wrapped in black make for a bold bouquet or an excellent addition to your table top while flowers tied with a chic black & white striped ribbon add an unexpected pop to your bridal bouquet [martha stewart]. A stunning arrangement from domino via stylemepretty.

To favor: Allowing guests to build their own favors at a candy or snack bar is a popular option, I prefer whimsical additions like these striped licorice sticks and candies. Of course, if your colors are black and white, an obvious (and delicious) favor would be some delectable black & white cookies.

To savor: Delicate flowers balance atop a bold, black beribboned cake, monochromatic place settings create a tranquil tabletop, black cushions upon white framed chairs give a preppy, modern edge to a romantic setting, a cake lover's dream - layers of chocolate and cream.

To wear: I love white ties upon white shirts for men and this gorgeous white boutonnière really compliments the look. I also enjoy when the bride and bridesmaids fashions are inverted versions of one another, like these black bridesmaid dresses with white sashes and white wedding dress adorned with a black ribbon. Lastly, don't forget a Little Black Dress for your post-nuptial partying.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post! Be sure to visit Tastefully Entertaining for Rebecca's take on this elegant black & ecru theme. Here's a peak!