Monochrome is stylish, classic and sophisticated and when done properly, can be all these things to create an elegant and eye catching theme for your wedding. Nevertheless many couples, are put off by choosing this theme for a summer wedding as the colour black is usually associated as being a winter colour. However, here at Confetti.co.uk we like to break moulds and we want to show you how, when done properly, a monochrome summer wedding can be truly magnificent!
The Black to White Ratio
The key to a monochrome summer wedding is the black to white ratio. In the day you want white to be the dominating tone to ensure that it doesn’t feel too dark and gloomy. Make the base colour of larger items such as the table clothes and floral displays white and accessorise delicately in black.
Whilst a black wedding dress would certainly make a statement and would look stunning with white lace applique, for a summer wedding this is far too severe. We suggest sticking to a classic ivory or white gown and accessorising with hints of black details such as a sash, shoes, jewellery or delicate lace applique. You could however, change into an elegant black party dress for the evening. After all you can’t have too many LBD’s!!
If you want your bridesmaids in black to contrast against your ivory wedding dress, lighten the look with white accessories in the same way we suggested with the bridal gown.
For the groom you can’t go wrong with a classic black suit and a white flower for the button hole. However a white suit and black tie can look just as effortlessly stylish, as Johannes Hueble proved when he married the beautiful Olivia Palermo!
You want your wedding venue to be a neutral as possible. Bright carpets and patterned wallpaper is going to clash with the crisp simplicity of the black and white. Modern venues tend to be more neutrally decorated and marquees are a great option as they are a blank canvas and are just waiting for you to put your own personal stamp on it!
This summer is alive with unusual colour combinations in bold mixes of vibrant and pastel shades not traditionally associated with weddings. Find inspiration for your big day with these four unique colour…
Lucy Leaper is our inspiration and bridalwear specialist! She has a degree in fashion design and 12 years experience in the fashion industry, including 3 and a half years as the manager of a bridal boutique. Lucy loves to hear every little detail about a bride's wedding plans and it is no surprise that the first thing she wants to know is what they're wearing!