Black is just as much a signature color as blush and bashful. The question is, Who's brave enough, daring enough, confident enough to go black till it's virtually in excess? The thought is more than amusing. Furtive glances. Arched eyebrows. Unfurled gossip. Juicier than a scathing column featuring the boozy and disheveled Duchess of Cornwall.
Strong black modern homage to picnic tables and benches are a simple and clean way to set the tablescape. Infusing such a dark color with the freshness of greens and the brightness of fruits and florals is a neat little trick I could have taught you. Notice the lack of "romantic" flowers. You won't need them if you're using natural elements or tropicals.
Apothecary jars that are filled below the 10-inch line of sight are completely okay to do, despite the fact that the jars are bulky and wide. The candles are high up and out of sight. Everything else is low and on the table. I'd estimate that this design, based on 10 people sitting would run about $258. Multiply that by 15 tables and you're at $3,870, which is less than $5,000 (or 10% of your $50 Grand budget).
Nothing wrong with a black cake either. I could spend days scouring the internet for photos of black cakes the same way you could. But I chose this design because not every black cake has to be on-the-nose black. Clearly, the cake is white rolled fondant with black details. But what seals the deal here is the use of French satin ribbon--in black!
Make your gown look even whiter than it it. You do it by putting everyone else in black, even the bridesmaids! I love the one-shoulder dresses. So feminine and modern. Beautiful. To keep from going macabre or from looking like a Tim Robins movie, it's a wise idea to see to it that the bouquets are not black.
Now that we're on the subject of black for weddings, how else can you use black? Did someone say bridal gown? LOL Of course you can! Why not? Give me one good reason why not. Leave a comment as to why. In the meantime, I will tell you that one of the greatest American fashion designers, Vera Wang, has created black wedding dresses. Don't believe me?
(His might be better...maybe)