Given that one of 2013’s hottest wedding trends is the resurgence of the formal wedding, we like the return of a formal color palette to go hand in hand. There’s nothing more classic than black and white, and nothing more elegant than gold. The trio makes for an old world twist on black and white (where silver would skew modern and cool). Touches of gold gild your wedding with glamour, and wisely chosen accessories make this work. We start with your gown (obviously). Black wedding dresses aren’t for everyone, but if you do decide to go to the dark side, who better to take you there than Vera Wang? This amazing black wedding gown maintains a pretty popular wedding dress silhouette with a figure hugging mermaid cut, but the modern addition of the one shoulder neckline is the perfect complement to its luxurious black layers. Let a pair of knockout shoes peep from beneath with crystal studded Louboutins as black as midnight with a sultry peep toe. Accessorize with an edgy engagement ring and a completely classic Van Cleef and Arpels Alhambra bracelet in onyx and yellow gold. Your girls can afford to go for short bridesmaids dresses, even at a formal wedding, given that they’re infused with a little bit of sparkle. These amazing gold sequin bridemsaids dresses never fail to impress us, and we love that they’re off the rack (Adriana Papell from Fall 2012 if our memory serves.) They could be found at your favorite department store (or even their outlet) saving your girls a ton on a dress that they might just wear again (who doesn’t need a sequin dress every now and again?) The short length keeps their looks from competing with yours, and multiple styles give them a chic mismatched bridesmaids style. Black chargers and a completely accessorized table scape will wow your guests the moment they sit down at your reception. THose chargers, napkin holders and linens are like jewelry for your tables. Because your wedding inspiration is classic glamour with a twist, envision coat-tailed butlers setting up the historical estate of your venue with an entire ceiling of black and white balloons to enchant your guests from above.
Black and white Balloons via Pinterest/ Vintage Van Cleef and Arpels Onyx Alhambra bracelet/ Christian Louboutin Sexy Strass via Barney’s/ Black one shoulder wedding dress via Pinterest/ Tablescape Photography: Aruna B. Photography,Event Design: Dooby Designs via Style Me Pretty/ Onyx engagement ring via The Lane/ Gold Bridesmaids Dresses via 100 Layer Cake