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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The earrings were switched out to crystal and pearl chandeliers for a more festive, relaxed vibe.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for advice on how to accessorize your wedding dress.
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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. |