Today the ever-classic combination of black and white for the bride and groom continues its reign as the most traditional of color schemes. From season to season, elite designers like Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera punctuate their collections with black accents on white gowns in the form of embroidered lace, beading, belts and bows. For the groom, a white dinner jacket is a handsome formalwear alternative. The crisp contrast of black accents on white also makes an elegant event statement when carried throughout, from invitations to décor. Sophisticated and timeless, this combination of the brightest and the darkest shades never goes out of style.
Models / Becca Farnell, Benson Dupre | Makeup / Meggan Ory and Makeup by Meggan Cosmetics
Hair / Monique Munoz | Special thank you to The Cannery
“Aston” fit-and-flare gown in ivory Delilah crepe with bateau neckline, embellished cuffs and statement back featuring Swarovski crystals by Sottero and Midgley at James & B Bridal House.
Peak lapel tuxedo by Neil Allyn at John’s Tuxedos.
“English” off-the-shoulder stretch crepe column gown with covered buttons by Watters at Pearl’s Place.
An asymmetric mix of white roses, with Star of Bethlehem tips and cascades of phalaenopsis orchids, accented with black curly willow. Assorted tropical greenery includes umbrella palm, split leaf philodendron, ti leaves and a curled aspidistra leaf, by Fabulous Flowers.
“Waverly” by Ike Behar white dinner jacket with shawl collar tipped in black satin at John’s Tuxedos.
“Roma” tiered taffeta v-neck ball gown with pleated cummerbund and full tiered skirt with back bow by Justin Alexander Signature at Bliss Bridal.
“Wish” strapless ball gown with floral applique and companion long sleeve high neckline lace jacket (not shown) from Monique Lhuillier Fall 2020 Collection at I Do Bridal Couture.
Hand-tied collection of ekimo roses, spray roses, lisianthus, helleborus. Accenting greenery includes dusty miller, salal, tree fern and silver dollar eucalyptus, by Grow With Us Florist.
Embossed lace tuxedo jacket with wide satin trim shawl collar at Tuxedos to Geaux.
“Braydon” by Ike Behar Evening satin shawl lapel tuxedo shown with a vest rather than the traditional cummerbund at Rome’s Tuxedos.
Matte Mikado silk ballgown with square neckline and pockets by Martina Liana at Town & Country.
A textured bouquet of crepe myrtle, confederate jasmine, white astilbe, bleached grass, plumose, white astrantia, white spray roses, white mini dianthus, loropetalum and helecho ferns, by Kim Starr Wise Floral Events.