Chic Black & White Wedding Theme for the Modern Romantic in You

Does your inner modern romantic crush over timeless, elegant wedding style?  Or perhaps you & your love seek a simple, yet chic, look for your outdoor micro-wedding that still effortlessly conveys your personal style as a couple?  We think this classic black and white wedding theme with accents of gold and luxe modern details will capture your heart as much as it did ours!  Walk with us through the lush visuals from this classic Estates of Sunnybrook wedding in Toronto... we think you'll be glad you did.

head and shoulders of bride wearing dot face veil

Recently, we were invited to take part in a WedLuxe Magazine photo shoot designed to showcase a modern interpretation of romance. For this black, white and gold wedding shoot, Shelby Pennington, owner of Shelby Pennington Events, took her inspiration from one of Jane Austen’s most iconic couples, Lizzy and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. “Using black and white, gold accents, and classical décor, we created a romantic and classic creative shoot that transports you to the estate of modern-day Mr. Darcy,” shares Shelby.

Bride standing outside at floral arch

To help get your creative juices flowing, we wanted to share some of these stunning images taken by Cloud 9 Photography. We hope they will inspire you to dream up your own take on a modern black and white themed wedding.  From wedding dresses, accessories and tuxedos, to wedding cakes, tablescapes and vintage cars, there are lots of graphic elements you can use to personalize your event and pull off an elegant, modern black and white wedding theme.

A Modern Bride's Take on Classic Black and White

Although it's expected that the groom will don a black tuxedo and the bride will wear white, look for ways to create drama and sophistication. To pick up on the clean lines of our bride's wedding dress, we designed a bespoke French net headpiece with long detachable streamers in the place of a veil.

Groom in tux and Bride in French net headpiece

To complete the look, we paired it with custom-made delicate, crystal floral pearl drop earrings.  A flawless bridal beauty look of nude cheeks and lips with dramatic eyes & polished up-do finished our bride's style to perfection.

Earring beauty

For our bride's reception look, we lightened things up with a chic, flocked dot face veil with flirty silk floral detail, perfect for a garden party on a sunny afternoon.  The feminine, slightly whimsical look was a perfect complement to the bride's effortless waves. 


Bride in flock dot face veil

The earrings were switched out to crystal and pearl chandeliers for a more festive, relaxed vibe.

Bride in flock dot face veil and earrings


Accents of Gold & Graphic Details

A stunning black, white and gold wedding cake perched upon a polished gold cake plate looks like a work of art, not just dessert. This bold, beautiful confection is a real showstopper, accentuates the theme and makes for great photos!  The bold graphic rose floral details and angular tiers accentuate the modern take on a timeless black and white wedding theme.

B&W and gold wedding cake


An Elegant Take on Place Cards

Crystal champagne flutes decked out in black ribbon with white name cards and black script add a touch of elegance and personalize the event.  A lovely gesture to greet guests and handle seating assignments in a unique way.

Champagne flutes with black ribbon and b&w stationery


Modern Romantic Black and White Tablescape

When it comes to table settings, it's all in the details. Think white tablecloth, white napkins, lush white florals, white candles on gold candlesticks, black chargers, white dinner plates, gold cutlery, crystal & gold trim wine glasses and black water glasses. We're confident Mr. Darcy would approve! Classic opulence meets modern style with chic menu cards stamped with monogram black wax seals - love!

B&W tablescape



A White Vintage Getaway Car

In keeping with the black and white wedding theme in touch with a modern romantic's sensibilities- a great getaway car. This luxe white vintage car was the perfect exit plan for our hero and heroine, after, of course, the ultimate photo op wedding portrait next to the car overflowing with a cascade of roses.

bride and groom in vintage car

We hope you've enjoyed this walk through our black and white wedding inspiration, kissed with touches of gold and personal touches befitting a modern romantic couple's wedding day style aspirations. For more visual inspo from this shoot, head on over to the full feature on the Wedluxe Magazine blog here.

We loved designing and creating the custom accessories for the bride's looks, and we'd love to do the same for you. Browse our collection of veils and jewelry here on the site and feel free to send us an email to for advice on how to accessorize your wedding dress. 

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Creative Team:

Creative Director and Design: Shelby Pennington Events | Photography: Cloud 9 Photography | Venue, Catering and Bartending: Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto, Canada (now closed) | Gown: Valencienne Bridal | Hair and Makeup: Lavish Flair | Headpieces and Jewelry: Laura Jayne Accessories | Groom's Tuxedo: Garrison Bespoke | Floral Design: Lena's Floral Design | Wedding Cake Design: Fruitilicious Cakes |  Stationary and Calligraphy: The Monarch Design Co. | Dinner & Salad Plates, Cutlery and Wine Glass Rentals: W Events and Decor | Charger Plates, Goblets, Candles & Candlestick Rentals: Table Tales | Linen Rentals: Linen Closet | Vintage Car Rental: JD Classic Cars Co. |