Black & White Wedding Inspo for your Chic Celebration

August 24, 2023
Black & White Wedding Inspo for your Chic Celebration

Featured Image: Juan & Angie 

A black and white wedding doesn’t have to equal “dark and moody” or “edgy” if you don’t want it to.  In fact, a lot of black and white style aspects are chic, formal, and end up looking like a glamorous, more traditional affair.  We’ve compiled some photos of our favorite ways you can accentuate a black and white color scheme on your wedding day.  Keep reading for some neutral inspo – from the decor to the dressing up – that you can use the create the ultimate chic celebration!

Stationery & Signage

Classic and classy stationery and signage can be the perfect pop of detail to emphasize a black and white color scheme.  This can show itself in so many different vibes, as pictured below.

Photography: Justin Milton | Juan & Angie

Black Heels

Complement a sleek white wedding gown with a pair of classy black heels.  This little peak of black under your dress and in detail photos will add an element of glamour to your whole wedding day design.  A few of our fav black heels for a wedding look are pictured and linked below!

Steve Madden | Loeffler Randall | Sam Edelman


Make a B&W statement with a statement-piece of a cake!  A simple, traditional white cake would look great with a black and white wedding theme, but if you want to have fun with it, opt for a more artistic cake like this one from Bake My Day in Calgary!

Photography: Juan & Angie | Cake: Bake My Day

Bridesmaid Outfits

Everyone looks good in black, so why not let your bridesmaids wear something they’ll feel good in?!  A long black gown (or suit!) instantly makes an event look high-class, and the color contrast will make you and your gown stand out even more when you’re next to your girls! All eyes will have to be on you, bride!

Photography: Alex Mabrey Photography

Table Setting

Flatware, silverware, and linens can all be ways you can incorporate black into the “black and white” of your wedding design.

Photography: Juan & Angie | Justin Milton

Getaway Dress

Everyone needs a good “little black dress”, and you could leave your wedding in style in yours.   Do your cake cutting or grand exit in a  statement mini dress opposite the color of your daytime gown – a couple of our favorites, depending on your style, are picturing and linked below!

American Threads | Show Me Your Mumu | Reformation

Espresso & Chocolate

A black and white event could have espresso martinis and little chocolate treats to emphasize the classy theme and color scheme!

Photography: Autumn Cutaia Photography | Christy D Swanberg


The grooms can get in on the theme, too!  A black and white tux is always a stylish showstopper. Or if you and your boo are both wearing suits, one can wear a white and one can wear a black to get both colors in your scheme!

Photography: Justin Milton  | Blake Hogge Photography


Anemones are the ultimate flower for a black and white color scheme when you aren’t wanting to go too “dark and moody”.  The white flowers with a black center look good with so many other flowers, too!

Photography: Juan & Angie

Cowboy Hats/Boots

At Rocky Mountain Bride, we always love when our couples touch on the western feel during their big day!  End your wedding in B&W style with some black and white cowboy hats and boots.

Photography: Jacie Marguerite | Boots: Tecovas

For more black and white wedding inspo, check out this “Classic Black and White Wedding in Alberta” on our blog.   Stay classy, Rocky Mountain brides!

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