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14 Black and White Wedding Ideas for a Stunning Celebration [Photos]

A black and white wedding is both traditional and modern. These stunning wedding colors can bring any theme or style to life. Whether you desire a classic ballroom wedding with a timeless aesthetic or a whimsical celebration with funky and eclectic elements, black and white wedding décor can accommodate any vision. 

While this sleek wedding color palette wows on its own, it also goes well with additional accent colors. Create a soft and dreamy look with rose accents or go for dramatic and bold with hints of crimson. Nothing says “glamour” like incorporating elements of gold into a black and white wedding. You can even think outside the box with more eclectic colors like green or blue.

The possibilities are endless with black and white wedding colors. From eye-catching décor and floral to memorable photo ops, we know all of the ways to create a picture-perfect wedding with your ideal color palette.

Black and white wedding décor can accommodate any vision.”

PartySlate is here to connect you with a talented team of wedding vendors that can bring your dream black and white wedding to life. Use the curated directories to discover everything from top wedding planners to acclaimed photographers.  

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Keep reading to discover 14 ways to create a stunning black and white wedding. Planning the perfect wedding celebration has never been easier.

1. Invitations for a Black and White Wedding

Give guests a sneak peek into your wedding ceremony and reception with wedding invitations designed in your chosen color palette. You can find wedding invitations and print companies near you here.

Black and White Wedding Invitations With Washington D.C. Skyline | PartySlate
photo courtesy of Frost DC

City Chic

Washington, D.C.

Black and white wedding color palettes suggest cosmopolitan sophistication. We love how this wedding invitation revealed a sleek D.C. skyline in black and white. Click to see how this stylish celebration also incorporated the majesty of D.C. throughout the wedding reception.

photos courtesy of & a/v: Frost DC | planner: A. Dominick Events | venue: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

Invitation and Match Box Party Favor in Black and White Wedding Colors | PartySlate
photographer: Love Me Do

Geometric Glam

New York, NY

Click to see how these modern black and white invitations hint to the glamorous experience that awaited guests at this New York wedding — culminating in the take-home party favor. We love seeing a great design motif carried over to the celebration.

photographer: Love Me Do | planner: Erganic Design | venue: Battery Gardens | invitations & print: For Your Party | production: Be Inspired PR | rentals: Two Of A Kind

Mad Men-Themed Wedding Invitations | PartySlate
photographer: Briana Marie Photography

Mad for Black and White

Calistoga, CA

Guests enjoyed a sneak peek into this wedding’s “Mad Men in Napa” theme with black and white invitations that paired whimsy with sophistication. Click to see the game board that accompanied this creative invitation. 

photographer: Briana Marie Photography | planner: Cole Drake Events | venue & caterer: Calistoga Ranch | entertainment: Wine Country Entertainment | videographer: Aaron Lee Films | rentals: Classic Event & Tent Rentals, Bright Event Rentals, & Standard Party Rentals | ice sculpture: Clear Memories | dance floor: Bickner Dance Floors | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | lighting design: Twilight Design | hair & makeup: Bella Bridal


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2. Ceremonies With Black and White Wedding Décor

Set the scene for your romantic exchange of vows with ceremony décor that incorporates your wedding colors. You can use PartySlate’s curated directory to find your dream wedding design/décor/floral team and bring these creative ideas to life. 

Black and White Wedding Ceremony with Roses and Cold Fire Works | PartySlate
photographer: Jessica Claire Photography

Black, White, and Bright

Beverly Hills, CA

This outdoor chuppah wows with a stunning floral panel of roses and orchids — not to mention, cold fireworks. Discover how this lavish floral décor was incorporated throughout the gorgeous wedding reception.

photographer: Jessica Claire Photography | planner: Details Details | floral: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design | venue: The Beverly Hills Hotel | lighting: The Lighter Side | a/v: Wova Events | rentals: Palace Party Rental | cake: Grace and Honey Cake | videographer: David Medill Productions | entertainment: LIV Entertainment Group

Wedding Ceremony With Black and White Wedding Décor | PartySlate
photographer: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema

Black and White for Striped Perfection

Chicago, IL

We’ve seen plenty of interesting wedding aisle décor over the years, but this black and white striped aisle runner (in addition to the chic drapery and towering candelabras) wows with its one-of-a-kind appeal. Click to see how this color palette carried over to the equally unique dance floor.

photographer: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema | floral & décor: Kehoe Designs | venue: Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel | balloons: Balloons by Tommy, LLC | linen: BBJ Linen | entertainment: MaryMonica Music & Entertainment | hair & makeup: Bianca Sansosti Artistry

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony With Black and White Wedding Décor | PartySlate
photographer: Jana Williams

Modern Meets Timeless

Los Angeles, CA

How do you add a modern touch to a classically-draped wedding arbor? Just add black fringe and geometric lighting. Don’t forget, black vases give an avant-garde vibe to traditional white orchid décor. For a deeper dive into this “modern meets timeless” aesthetic, check out the bride’s one-of-a-kind wedding dress. 

photographer: Jana Williams | planner & design: Sterling Social Events & Experiences | floral design: JL Event Design | venue: Hotel Bel-Air | furnishings: Revelry Event Designers | entertainment: JB Project from West Coast Music & Cheyne Tilly of Bang Bang Creative | printed materials: Pitbulls And Posies | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | photo station: Open Air Photo Booth | lighting: LightenUp, Inc. | cinematography: Cloudless Weddings | makeup: Jocelyn Rivard | hair: Allie Paronelli

White Wedding Chuppah and Black Ceremonial Seating Against an Industrial Brick Wall | PartySlate
photographer: Heather DeCamp Photography

A Tale of Contrast

Chicago, IL

We love how this minimalist wedding ceremony creates a clean and sophisticated look by contrasting a white chuppah with black seating. We especially love how wicker lighting and a delicate addition of lavender blooms creates a slightly rustic vibe. 

photographer: Heather DeCamp Photography | floral: Fab Flora | venue: Artifact Events | caterer: Limelight Catering | cake: Sweet Mandy B’s | dessert: Firecakes Donuts | rentals: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc

Outdoor Palm Springs Wedding Ceremony With Black and White Wedding Canopy | PartySlate
photographer: Mi Belle Photographers

Under a Canopy of Black and White

Palm Springs, CA

From the chic ceremony (with its photo-worthy black and white ceremonial canopy) to the polished wedding reception, black and white accents beautifully tied this wedding aesthetic together. Click to see the black and white wedding chairs that put the “v” in vogue.

photographer: Mi Belle Photographers | planner: COJ Events | florals: Lotus Garden | venue: Avalon Palm Springs | rentals: Signature Party Rentals | entertainment: DJ Chris Paul | desserts: Over The Rainbow | lighting: Perfect Touch


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3. Bouquet & Boutonnières for a Black and White Wedding

Use bouquets and boutonnières to complement your wedding party attire. PartySlate can connect you with a talented wedding florist to create everything from your ceremony to reception décor.

White Hydrangea Wedding Bouquet With Black Bow | PartySlate
photographer: O’Malley Photographers

Go Bold With a Black Bow

Seattle, WA

A black bows adds dimension and intrigue to this simple wedding bouquet of white hydrangeas. Click to see how the wedding centerpieces also wowed with sophisticated black bows. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the Art Deco ceremony seating. 

photographer: O’Malley Photographers | planner, design, & floral: Valley & Company Events | venue: The Rainier Club | cake: The Sweet Side | lighting: Crimson Haze Event Lighting | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | stationery & calligraphy: La Happy 

White Bridal Bouquets with Black and White Striped Ribbons | PartySlate
photographer: Nicodem Creative

Sophisticated Whimsy

Chicago, IL

Striped ribbons and additions of black lace bring a whimsical sophistication to this mix of white blooms. Other unique details from this personalized wedding celebration included balloon table numbers, gold sunburst décor, and a hand-painted photo booth backdrop.

photographer: Nicodem Creative | design, décor, & floral: Jayne Weddings | venue: Logan Square Auditorium | caterer: Feast & Imbibe | entertainment: Essence Entertainment | cake: Urban Icing Cakes | rentals: Ultrapom & Tablescapes | hair & makeup: Pin Me Up

White Rose Boutonnières with Stems Wound in Black Ribbon | PartySlate
photographer: Mary Rosenbaum

Simple Elegance

Nashville, TN

We love how these white rose boutonnières pop against black ribbon — creating a timeless appeal. Such understated elegance was also on display throughout the wedding reception. It goes without saying, white blooms and simple greenery never go out of style.    

photographer: Mary Rosenbaum | planner: Fran Grote Events | floral: LMA Designs | venue: private club | entertainment: Atlanta Allstars | rentals: Please Be Seated


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4. Seating Charts and Place Cards for a Black and White Wedding

Show guests to their seats in style. An invitations and print company can help you design the perfect seating chart or seating cards. For even more inspiration, see the Wedding Invitations Idea Gallery

Black and White Science-Themed Wedding With Periodic Table Seating Chart | PartySlate
photographer: Sarah Kate, Photographer

The Right Element

Dallas, TX

This black and white wedding made science fun again (yes, really) with a seating chart based on the periodic table. Click to see other stunning elements from this science-themed wedding; such as black and white tablescapes and a luxe lounge area.

photographer: Sarah Kate, Photographer | planner & design: Pop Parties | floral: David Kimmel Design | venue: Perot Museum of Nature and Science | entertainment: Andy Austin Entertainment

New Orleans-Style Lamp Post Seating Cards for Wedding Reception | PartySlate
photographer: Morgan Lynn Photography

A Guiding Light

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans weddings are renowned for their eclectic wedding décor and dynamic entertainment. This destination New Orleans wedding fulfilled expectations with a Second Line Parade, a lush garden ceremony setting, and chic decorations. We especially adore these vintage lamp post seating cards.

photographer: Morgan Lynn Photography | planner: Tracie Domino Events | décor And rentals: MMD Events | venue: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum & Omni Royal Orleans | entertainment: PleaseRock, Ceremony/2nd Line Band, & Kinfolk Brass Band | ceremony sound: Event Rental | transportation: James Reeves Mustang Rental

Wedding Seating Cards With Constellation Designs | PartySlate
photographer: Genevieve Lauren Photography

Constellation of Contrast

Chicago, IL

What’s a better example of a black and white color combo than the starlit sky? These “astrological” seating cards are a perfect reminder of the cosmic power of love — not to mention, the perfection that comes with a black and white color palette.

photographer: Genevieve Lauren Photography | planner: Urban Allure Events | floral & décor: Ashland Addison Floral and Event Decor | venue: Adler Planetarium | caterer: Food For Thought | entertainment: Wild Skies | transportation: M&M Limousine Service | cake: Cake – Sweet Food Chicago


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5. Black and White Wedding Décor for Tablescapes

The sit-down meal is one of the main events of a traditional wedding reception. It’s a special time where your guests have the chance to reconnect with loves, engage in meaningful conversations, and enjoy delicious cuisine. Make each tablescape and wedding centerpiece beautiful for your guests with the help of an esteemed wedding planner and design team

Torus-Shaped Wedding Reception Table With Black and White Wedding Décor | PartySlate
photographer: Shumanev Production

If You Like It…Put a Ring on It

Dana Point, CA

Torus-shaped tables always wow with their Instagram-worthy design. This wedding reception table, in particular, dazzles with black accents and a ring of white roses. Discover other wow-worthy details from this black and white wedding, such as the mix of modern seating styles.

photographer & videography: Shumanev Production | planner: Kate Carlson | floral design: Butterfly Floral & Event Design | venue: Monarch Beach Resort | rentals: Palace Party Rental | lighting: The Lighter Side | entertainment: Midnight Special by Westcoast Music

Black and White Wedding with Baby's Breath Cascading Off Sweetheart Table | PartySlate
photographer: Jr Pulse Weddings

A Breath of Fresh Design

New York, NY

This black and white wedding boasted wedding receptions tables of various styles and designs. We especially love how a waterfall of baby’s breath flows over this black and white sweetheart table. Click to see the eclectic array of baby’s breath wedding centerpieces — along with the ultra-mod place settings.

photographer: Jr Pulse Weddings | décor & florals: Kbelle’s Design | venue: J Loft

Gatsby-Themed Tablescapes with Black and White Wedding Décor | PartySlate
photographer: Greg Jewels & Angela Gallo Photography

Gatsby Glamour in Black and White

Orlando, FL

We love how this Art Deco-themed wedding beckons guests to their tables with lavish wedding centerpieces of varying heights and textures. Discover other glam décor elements such as a jeweled wedding bouquet (yes, you read that right) and place settings bedecked in pearl and crystal.

photographers: Greg Jewels & Angela Gallo Photography | planner & stylist: Opulent Soirée Studio Designs | florals: Petals By Design | venue: Citrus Club | event design: Dream Weddings & Planning, LLC | rentals: Gala Rentals | videographer: Monarch Audio & Video Productions | cake: Athanas Cakery | stationery: Vividesigns By Alero

Black and White Wedding Tablescape With Towering Candles, Mirrored Tabletops, White Rose Centerpieces, and Black Dinnerware | PartySlate
photographer: Lilian Haidar Photography

Black, White, and Candlelight

New York, NY

Everything about this black and white wedding, from jeweled window curtains to towering candle centerpieces, captures our imaginations. Click to see other wedding reception tables where clusters of white roses popped against midnight-black linen.

photographer: Lilian Haidar Photography | planner: Cindy Altunis Events | event design & florals: Design House Decor | venue: Rainbow Room | linen & charger plates: LaSar Linens

Black and White Wedding with Towering Lamp Centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Rick Aguilar Studios

Lamp Bright With Black and White

Chicago, IL

Sophistication and whimsy are two sides to the same coin — as these black and white centerpieces prove. We love how delicate white orchids and modern black table lamps combine to create a photo-worthy tablescape.

photographer: Rick Aguilar Studios | planner: Randy Schuster And Associates | design, décor, & floral: HMR Designs | venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago | cake: Alliance Bakery | entertainment: Larry King Orchestra | videographer: Xpress Video Productions

Black and White Wedding With Modern Seating and Black Table Lamps | PartySlate
photographer: Christian Oth Studio

City Sophistication

New York, NY

These one-of-a-kind white reception chairs, combined with clusters of chic black table lamps, create a unique (yet elegant) tablescape. Click to see other luxe details from this New York wedding. We especially love the towering wedding cake with lavish winding florals.

photographer: Christian Oth Studio | event coordinator: Daughter of Design | florist: David Beahm Experiences | venue & caterer: Rainbow Room | paper & invitations: Ceci New York | cake: Sylvia Weinstock Cakes | lighting: Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging, Inc. | entertainment: Hudson Project & Elan String Quartet | oysters: Oysters XO | photo booth: Phhhoto | rentals: Luxe Event Rentals, Party Rental Ltd., Taylor Creative Inc., & Dazian | rehearsal site: The NoMad Hotel | brunch site: Gramercy Park Hotel | transportation: Leros Limo | videographer: Living Cinema | beauty: Kyungmin Chon

Wedding Sweetheart Table With Glittery Black Linen and White Flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Apollo Fotografie

Sweet on Black and White

Oakland, CA

We can’t blame this couple for wanting a wedding table this beautiful all to themselves. White roses and votive candles create a stunning contrast against glittering black linen. Discover other eye-catching elements such as an interactive pixel station and elegant black and white wedding cake.

photographer & videographer: Apollo Fotografie | planner: Simply Elegant by Diana | florals: The Flower House | venue: Chabot Space & Science Center | dj, photo booth, & light: Amos Productions | caterer: Blue Heron | cake: Cake Delight


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6.  Black and White Wedding Place Settings

Give guests the royal treatment with beautifully-detailed place settings. Your wedding planner and design team can help guide you in creating picture-perfect tablescapes with exquisite place settings. Find more inspiration here

Black and White Wedding Tablescape With Baby's Breath Décor | PartySlate
photographer: Jonathan Scott Studio

Oh Baby!

Miami, FL

With table settings this stunning, It’s easy to assume that guests wanted to linger in their seats. We love the layering of black on white — as well as how the white baby’s breath reflects a darker shadow on the mirrored tabletops. Click to see other stunning centerpieces from this luxe wedding celebration.

photographer: Jonathan Scott Studio | planner: Forever Events | design, décor, & floral: Ovando Design and Production | venue: Pérez Art Museum Miami | furniture: Bubble | catering: Constellation Culinary Group | light & sound: Everlast

Modern Black and White Wedding Tablescape | PartySlate
photographer: Theo Milo Photography

A + B = C

Raleigh, NC

We adore the modern and sleek aesthetic of this wedding table setting. In addition to the layering of black and white hues, we appreciate how the menu blends into the dinner plate for a magical effect. Click to see other mod details like lucite seating and exposed brick backdrops. 

photographer: Theo Milo Photography | planning & design: McLean Events

Wedding Reception Table With Black Sequined Linen and White Menus | PartySlate
photographer: Dennis Lee Photography

Serious About Sequins

Chicago, IL

This classic Chicago wedding captured our hearts with black sequined linen and contrasting white menus. Click to see other gorgeous details from this black and white wedding — as well as the stunning photo ops against the city skyline.

photographer: Dennis Lee Photography | planner: Christina Currie Events, Inc. | floral & décor: Anthony Gowder Designs | venue: Gibsons Italia | videographer: 312 FILM | invitations: Steracle Press | cake: Amy Beck Cake Design | linen: BBJ Linen | ice sculpture: Nadeau’s Ice Sculpture | host hotel: The Langham, Chicago | hair & makeup: Deco Adamo


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7.  Bar Areas With Black and White Wedding Décor

You and your guests will have countless reasons to say “cheers” on your wedding day. Make the celebration festive with a photo-worthy bar area — along with an experienced team of bartenders and servers.  

Planetarium Wedding With Black and White Bar Area | PartySlate
photographer: Maypole Studios Photography

The Stars Align

Chicago, IL

This black and white wedding at a world renowned planetarium has us reaching for the stars — or at least that next cocktail. We love how the black and white bar area was stationed under a planetary ceiling installation. Click to see other breathtaking moments. We especially adore how the couple used the Chicago city skyline for a wedding backdrop.

photographer: Maypole Studios Photography | planner: LK Events | floral & décor: Platinum Events | venue: Adler Planetarium | caterer: Food For Thought | rentals: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc | linen: BBJ Linen | entertainment: David Rothstein Music | stationery: Magnificent Milestones | transportation: The Trolley Car & Bus Company | videography: Poetic Productions

Pool Area with Black and White Cabana Bar Area | PartySlate
photographer: Katherine Ann Rose Photography

Ultra-Chic Cabana

Palm Springs, CA

While we adore so many details from this black and white wedding celebration, we especially love the sleek bar area tucked beneath a majestic black and white cabana. Click to see how the wedding ceremony featured a variant of this ultra-chic cabana.  

photographer: Katherine Ann Rose Photography | creative direction & planning: The Lynden Lane Company | florals: Keith J Laverty | venue: The Avalon Hotel & Bungalows | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | tabletop & lighting: Signature Party Rentals | entertainment: KRIEGER | videography: Our Story Creative | invitations & paper goods: A.L. Wain Company

Wedding Reception With Black and White Art Deco-Style Bar Area and Tropical Décor | PartySlate
photographer: Emily Harris Photography

Black and White With a Tropical Twist

Palm Beach, FL

This tropical-themed wedding wowed with the usual array of bright-green monstera leaves and lavish pink orchids. But that’s not all. Click to see how a black and white color palette brought a creative twist to this celebration in paradise. The bar area is just the beginning. 

photographer: Emily Harris Photography | planner: Creative Touch Party Design | design, décor, & floral: Xquisite Events | venue: Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach | rentals: Elements & Accents | entertainment: Tropics Entertainment | invitations & print: Carla Hagan Calligraphy and Design


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8. Lounge Areas for a Black and White Wedding 

Give your guests a break between spins on the dance floor with a luxe lounge area. Your lounge area offers friends and family the opportunity to reconnect and enjoy heartwarming conversation. Use a rental company to help transform your venue into an ideal setting with stylish furnishings in your chosen wedding color palette.  

Black and White Wedding Lounge Area with Champagne Accent Pillows | PartySlate
photographer: Lexia Frank Photography

Champagne Accents

Madison, WI

Champagne accent pillows lent a dreamy softness to this stylish black and white lounge area. Click to discover additional black and white décor like mod tablescapes, a tuxedo-style wedding cake, and dinner plates topped with elegant bows.

photographer: Lexia Frank Photography | planner: KATE & COMPANY | floral: Festive Couture Floral | venue: The Edgewater | entertainment: Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press & Bucky the Badger | silent disco: Élan Artists | linen: BBJ Linen

Outdoor Wedding With Gothic Black and White Lounge Area and Ethereal White Tenting | PartySlate
photographer: Clane Gessel Photography

Contrasting Colors (and Styles)

Tahoe City, CA

Victorian Gothic meets ethereal romance in this unique black and white lounge area. We especially love how accent pillows are used to feature the couple’s initials and wedding date. Velvety black linen and white roses make a gorgeous contrast, as well.

photographer: Clane Gessel Photography | planner: Merrily Wed | venue: The Quest Estate/ The Carousel Estate | entertainment: Chuck Wansley After Hours | caterer: Sugar Pine Cakery & Cafe & As You Wish Catering | transportation: Northstar Transportation | line & coverings: La Tavola Fine Linen


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9. Black and White Wedding Backdrops

Make sure your wedding celebration is Instagram-worthy with stunning backdrops from a renowned rental company. Trust us, your wedding photographer will thank you. 

Black and White Wedding With Art Deco Dance Floor and Backdrop as Well as Boxwood Décor | PartySlate
photographer: Steven Dray Photo & Jade Devore Photography

Roaring Twenties in Regal Colors

Pittsburgh, PA

Without a doubt, Jay Gatsby would approve of this gorgeous Gatsby-themed wedding celebration. We especially love how Art Deco signage matches the unique geometric dance floor. Click to see luxe velvet-backed seating, towering candlelight centerpieces, and glittering chandeliers suspended from the mezzanine balcony.

photographer: Steven Dray Photo & Jade Devore Photography | event branding & décor: Marbella Event Furniture & Decor Rental | florals: Hens and Chicks | venue: Pittsburgh Opera | lighting design: LUXE Creative | rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | linen: Lendable Linens

Wedding With Chalkboard Signage that Features City Scape and Couples Names | PartySlate
photographer: Heirloom Photo

An Education in Style

Atlanta, GA

Looking for a unique black and white backdrop? Consider the endless possibilities of chalkboard signage. We love how a majestic skyline greets guests on their way to the bar area. Other photo-worthy details from this celebration include sumptuous velvet seating, neon signage, and a floral-forward wedding cake.

photographer: Heirloom Photo | planner: Emily Jordan Events | floral & décor: tulip | venue: The Stave Room at American Spirit Works | catering: Endive Catering | rentals: CRUSH Event Design | videography: Brevity Media | cake: Kat Lush Cakery | entertainment: Emerald Empire Band | transportation: Georgia Tech Trolley | stationery: Minted | hair & makeup: Vigilante Cosmetics

Contemporary Art Museum | PartySlate
photographer: Averyhouse

The Artist’s Color Palette

Chicago, IL

A contemporary art museum is bound to feature some Instagram-worthy backdrops. Click to see the entire one-of-a-kind backdrop that guests enjoyed during the wedding reception meal. While you’re there, prepare to ooh and ahh at the tablescapes of greenery encased in glass.

photographer: Averyhouse | planning and coordination: LK Events | décor: HMR Designs | venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago | rentals: Bowery & Bash | print: Magnificent Milestones | entertainment: Bluewater Kings Band | cake: Alliance Bakery | cookies: Sweet Mandy B’s | hair & makeup: Nika Vaughan

Bride and Groom Show Off Rings in Front of Marbled Black and White Backdrop With Their Names | PartySlate
photographer: Christina Arévalo

More Marble, Please

Miami, FL

This marbled black and white backdrop is just one many of stunning details from this Miami wedding. Discover the orchid ceiling installation suspended over the marbled dance floor as well as the neon-lit bowling alley (yes, you read that right).

photographer: Christina Arévalo | planner: Luxurious Events | florals: Jorge Nevot | venue: The Miami Beach Edition | music, lighting, & draping: Pete Diaz | ceremony music: Stella Strings Evgenia | videographer: Merge Studios | cigar roller: Cigar Stud | palm trees: Glenn’s Greenery | floor wrap & wall: Miami Signs and Banners | bar back: Bubble | champagne display: Decora Event Rentals | favors: Ohhh My Sweetness | makeup & hair: Style me Elvi | rentals: Nuage Designs


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10. Dance Floors for a Black and White Wedding

Some of the most meaningful moments of your wedding day are bound to happen on the dance floor: first dance, parent-child dance, and more. Make it extra memorable (and photo-worthy) with a stunning dance floor design. Browse more beautiful dance floors here. 

Black and White Art Deco Dance Floor With Cold Fireworks and Colorful Wreath Ceiling Installation | PartySlate
photographer: Joy Neville Photography

Baby, You’re a Firework

Dallas, TX

This wedding boasted so many unique details, including a black and white dance floor with a cold fireworks display. Discover other one-of-a-kind elements like towering metal foliage, a velvet lounge area, fish bowl centerpieces (with real-life fish), and so much more.

photographer: Joy Neville Photography | planner: As You Wish Events | venue: The Adolphus, Autograph Collection | custom photo backdrop: Social Llama Events

Couple Poses on Black and White Dance Floor With Pink Roses | PartySlate
photographer: Duke Images

Roses are Red; Dance Floors are Black and White

Dana Point, CA

It’s true, this wedding took black and white wedding décor to the next level. We love how an unexpected rose design gives a creative twist to the dance floor — while also creating the perfect photo op. Make sure to see the gorgeous crystal Mandap and breathtaking ocean views.

photographer: Duke Images | planner: Elegant Events LLC | floral: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design | venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Couple Kisses Mid Dance on Black and White Checkered Dance Floor | PartySlate
photographer: Brandon Kidd Photography

A Dance Floor that Checks Out

San Diego, CA

We love how this checkered dance floor pops against the white tenting, drapery, and dreamy florals. The tablescapes were just as chic with white linen and sleek black seating. Best of all, walls of boxwood foliage gave this classic color palette an innovative twist.

photographer: Brandon Kidd Photography | planner & design: EverAfter Events | florals: Blush Botanicals | venue: Rancho Bernardo Inn | rentals: Bright Event Rentals & Hire Elegance | print work: Scribbles Ink | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen

Wedding Reception Table With Black and White Dance Floor With Concentric Rectangles | PartySlate
photographer: LUXE Creative

Hip to Be Square

Pittsburgh, PA

Black and white décor stole the spotlight at this lavish Pittsburgh wedding. In addition to the unique dance floor boasting concentric rectangles, this celebration featured soaring white centerpieces and vibrant uplighting. We also love how rare black blooms were interwoven with classic white roses throughout the celebration.

photographer, planner, floral, lighting, & rentals: LUXE Creative | venue: Stage AE | rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals

Ballroom Wedding With Glittering Chandeliers and Black and White Decal Dance Floor | PartySlate
photographer: Rob and Wynter Photography

Dream Outside the Box With Decals

Atlanta, GA

This custom black and white dance floor decal kept guests on the dance floor all night long. Of course, with such a unique wedding cake, you can also expect that guests enjoyed lots of dessert breaks.

photographer: Rob and Wynter Photography | planner & design: CONFERO | floral production: Jackson Durham Events | venue: The St. Regis Atlanta | videographer: Lance Holloway | linen: Nuage Designs | entertainment: 12 South Band | dance floor decal: I Do Linens | cake: For Goodness Cakes


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11. Black and White Wedding Photo Ops

Your wedding day will eventually come to an end; but luckily, your memories will last a lifetime. Make sure to hire a talented wedding photographer to capture all of the special moments ranging from your exchange of vows to fun photo ops. Moreover, don’t forget to ask your wedding planner for more creative photo op ideas.

Bride and Groom Pose With Larger than Life Chess Board | PartySlate
photographer: Katie Beverley

Checkmate

Los Angeles, CA

The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix shined a light on the sophisticated and intellectual game of chess. In the game of love, however, this bride and groom were both first place winners. We adore this unique photo op — as well as the beautiful mirrored wedding arch. You have to see it to believe it.

photographer: Katie Beverley | planner & design: Aliana Events | design & décor: Revelry Event Designers | floral: Celio’s Design | venue: The London West Hollywood | videographer: White Rose Production Cinema and Photo LLC

Two Grooms Wear Just Married Signs in Black and White Wedding Colors | PartySlate
photographer: Gloria Mesa Photography

Made for Each Other

Los Angeles, CA

This happy couple deserves a photo op of their very own. Of course, this heartwarming signage is just one element of the photo-worthy wedding celebration. Click to see unique black table lamps, lavish red-rose installations, and individual wedding cakes served to each guest. 

photographer: Gloria Mesa Photography | planner: Natalie Sofer Weddings and Events | event designer: Ever Salcedo | florals: Alfred Samaniego | venue: South Park Center | specialty rentals: Revelry Event Designers | rentals: CREATE EVENT DESIGN


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12. Black and White Wedding Cakes

Your wedding day will be one of the sweetest days of your life; so it’s no wonder that wedding cakes are such an enduring tradition. See PartySlate’s curated list of talented bakeries to bring your dream wedding cake to life. 

Black and White Tiered Wedding Cake | PartySlate
photographer: Dyan Elizabeth Photography

Fashion-Forward

Dallas, TX

This artistic wedding cake, with its quilted frosting and candied embellishments, could be straight out of a fashion magazine. We especially love how lucite shelving gives the illusion that this delicious cake is mysteriously floating in midair. Click to see the just as fashionable marbled linen and lofty centerpieces.

photographer: Dyan Elizabeth Photography | planner: Pop Parties | design: David Kimmel Design | venue: Howell and Dragon | linen: BBJ Linen

Black Monochrome Wedding Cake With Gold Details and White Blooms | PartySlate
photographer: Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema

Mouthwatering Monochrome

San Francisco, CA

This monochromatic black wedding cake brings a bit of drama (in a good way) to this all-white wedding celebration. We also love how the all-white theme carries over with delicate bloom details. Click to see how these gorgeous white blooms make an appearance in the wedding arch and reception centerpieces.

photographer: Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema | planning & styling: Creative Flow Company | floral & event design: Nancy Liu Chin Designs | venue: de Young Museum | rentals: Hensley Event Resources | invitations: Underwood Letterpress | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | dessert: Spoonful of Sugar Cakes | hair & makeup: PMA

Black and White Wedding Cake With Blush-Toned Blooms | PartySlate
photographer: Ray Duker

Black and White in Every Bite

Washington, D.C. 

This luxe black and white wedding cake finds its perfect counterpart in these delicate anemone blooms. Click to see other beautiful floral arrangements from this romantic wedding celebration — as well as the outdoor ceremony with the Washington Monument in lieu of a wedding arch.

photographer: Ray Duker | coordinator: SRS Events | florals: Colleen Rogin West | venue: Daughters of the American Revolution | caterer: Main Event Caterers | rentals: Party Rental Ltd.


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13. Dessert Stations With Black and White Wedding Décor

Wedding cakes are not the only way, however, to sweeten your wedding day. Think beyond the cake with a photo-worthy dessert spread. Not only will your guests enjoy the delicious array of treats, they’ll appreciate the gorgeous décor that comes with them.

Black and White Wedding Cake and Other Dessert With Pink Floral Décor | PartySlate
photographer: Katie Beverley

When Dessert Becomes Décor

Los Angeles, CA

When a dessert station’s décor is this beautiful, it’s easy to lose sight of the dessert. We love how ornate black mirrors, sleek candelabras, and clouds of fresh white blooms perfectly match the sweets in question. Moreover, click to see the elegant black and white tablescapes (with pops of pink).  

photographer: Michael Segal Wedding Photography | details photographer: Katie Beverley | planner & designer: Allure Events Atelier | florals: Celio’s Design | venue: Vibiana | cake: The Butter End Cakery | invitations: Cotton Paperie | linen: Luxe Linen | decorative lighting & furnishings: Revelry Event Designers

Three Black and White Wedding Cakes with on Gallery-Like Display With Black Statue Heads | PartySlate
photographer: Josef Photography

Curated Gallery Space

Washington, D.C.

An artistic wedding cake deserves a curated, gallery-like display. We love how this dessert station invites guests to observe and admire — just as if they were in a museum. Click to see other museum-worthy details from this modern wedding. You’ll discover a lavish foliage ceiling installation, sleek tablescapes, and so much more. 

photographer: Josef Photography | planner: Evoke Design & Creative | florals: Sophie Felts Floral Design | design & décor: Social Supply | venue: Longview Gallery | valet: Mj Valet | caterer: Occasions Caterers | rentals: Something Vintage Rentals & White Glove Rentals | entertainment: Élan Artists & Kennedy String Quartet | lighting: Frost DC | cake: Buttercream Bakeshop | invitations & print: Steph B. and Co | hair & makeup: Abigail de Casanova

Wedding Donut Display With Black and White Striped Linen | PartySlate
photographer: Kate Childs Photography

Styled With Stripes

Chicago, IL

This donut station, with its black and white striped linen and marquee lighting, looks as delicious as the donuts themselves. Make sure to discover other stunning wedding details such as the luxe all-white ceremony décor, unique centerpieces with butterfly-like florals, and so much more.

photographer: Kate Childs Photography | planner: Marquette Avenue Events | décor & floral: Erin McDonald Co | venue: Venue SIX10 | lighting: Elegant Event Lighting | catering: Dineamic Catering


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14. Black and White Party Favors

Thank your family and friends for all of their love and support with chic party favors that match your wedding color palette. Moreover, Discover top party favor and gift companies through PartySlate’s curated directory. 

Wedding Party Favors in Black and White Packaging | PartySlate
photographer: Studio This Is

The Gift of a Chic Color Palette

Chicago, IL

This classic wedding celebration boasts everything from stained glass windows, towering floral centerpieces, and dramatic lighting. While such beauty is a gift in and of itself, guests still enjoyed chic black and white take-home presents. We love how these black and white party favors mirror the tablescape linen from this glamorous celebration.

photographer: Studio This Is | planning & design: Bliss Events Chicago | décor & floral: HMR Designs | venue: University Club of Chicago | entertainment: Larry King Orchestra | lighting: Frost Chicago | printables: Sugar Paper Los Angeles


Keep reading to learn more about this ultra-chic wedding color palette — as well as how PartySlate can connect you with the best wedding vendors near you.  

What Does a Black and White Wedding Mean?

While you may assume that a black and white wedding refers to a black tie celebration, you will be interested to learn that it actually refers to the décor color palette (and sometimes dress code).

You can search PartySlate’s Wedding Idea Gallery to find more inspiration for your black and white wedding décor. Here, you’ll discover everything from aisle and arches to dance floors and lighting installations.

Moreover, you can browse real wedding celebrations for further inspiration. Use the filters (such as settings, styles, and colors) to narrow your search.

What Color Goes with Black for a Wedding?

A black and white wedding color palette is versatile enough to include additional accent colors. Here are a few of our favorite combinations…

Black, White, and Rose: Add rose or blush tones to soften and add a feminine touch to this sleek color combination. Discover how this fairytale wedding celebration used real (and decorative) roses to create a dreamy wedding reception.

Black, White, and Red: Accents of red promise to add drama and romance to your black and white wedding. See how this glamorous wedding incorporated lavish red-rose floral décor into their black and white color palette. 

Black, White, and Gold: Bring back the Roaring Twenties with an Art Deco theme (as well as a black, white, and gold color palette). Discover how this Art Deco wedding wowed with jeweled bouquets, feathery centerpieces, and one-of-a-kind wedding cake.

Black, White, and Green: Think outside of the box with a green accent color. See how this elegant wedding celebration incorporated lavish greenery into their black and white wedding — with everything from a boxwood-paneled tenting to chandeliers with cascading greenery.

Remember, PartySlate is here to help you plan your dream wedding celebration. Make sure to check out our curated directories to find the perfect wedding venue as well a talented team of event professionals