By Taylor Lea Thomas
Color schemes that are in this year???
Dear Miss Trendy,
Black. Black. Black. All black everything. Actually, the color scheme of modern black and white has become extremely popular. There are even black wedding dresses! Vera Wang designed one herself (stay tuned). The modern black and white color scheme is very chic. As a matter of fact, when we meet with clients for the first time, we always give the bride our signature white roses tied with a black satin bow and adornment wrapped in clear black & white damask sheets. Here are a few ideas using this new black and white trend:
Black invitations with color: This invitation design is a very easy DIY project that just takes a little time and effort on your part. Purchase black damask design card stock from a craft store such as Jo-Ann’s (my personal favorite as it carries an extensive array of textured papers) or Michaels, etc. Fold in thirds, glue one side to secure it all and use a half inch wide satin ribbon in your wedding color to bring the entire look together. You can accent it with an adornment or simple crystal. Print out your invitations on a high quality card stock paper and insert. It’s super classy, very modern, oh-so-chic, and an affordable DIY invitation.
All-white furnishings with black accents: Create a lounge for your cocktail hour by renting white sofas/chairs and tables very inexpensively and accenting them with black pillows, lamps, etc.
Color with black accents: Whatever your wedding colors are, accent with black using black napkins or vases, and to make it pop, use lots and lots of candles. Candles create a very romantic ambiance, and it’s one of the very best secrets for designing on a budget because candles are so inexpensive.
Overall Modern Black & White Damask Wedding Design: If you really want to be trendy and have a modern wedding, go all out with the black and white theme. When combined, the look is amazingly sophisticated. In addition, it can actually save you a lot of money since most venues use white table cloths and napkins which come standard, so all you’d have to get are black accents. Color rentals are more expensive than just white.
Black wedding dresses: Okay, okay. I know this one might be a bit of a stretch for more traditional brides who envision walking down the aisle in white, but black wedding dresses are in. Vera Wang, the undisputed queen of wedding gowns, unveiled a black wedding gown during her 2012 Bridal Collection at New York’s Bridal Fashion Week. And think how slimming wearing black is. It’s genius!
Photos courtesy of Elite Soirée | Luxury WeddingsTaylor Lea Thomas is an award-winning celebrity luxury wedding planner, and CEO of Elite Soirée, Inc. – the #1 luxury wedding planning company in the world devoted to the art of creating luxury weddings with an emphasis on style! For more information, visit elitesoiree.com. Follow Taylor on Twitter for more tips and advice as you navigate this wonderful milestone in your life of planning your wedding: @taylorleathomas
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