A black and white wedding is synonymous with elegance. Being such a simple combination, these shades can give the event a minimalist and opulent note. With black and white you can give your wedding both a vintage and a modern vibe. Regardless of your choice, one thing is certain: a black and white theme is timeless!
1. Black and white wedding – Yin and Yang symbolism
The symbol of Yin and Yang is one of the most widespread concepts in Chinese philosophy, which has been passed down throughout history through various schools in ancient China.
These concepts represent the primordial and complementary forces that make up the Universe and all its components. Yin and Yang represent two halves that together make a whole – when something is complete, it is unchanging by definition. Reversibly, when something is split into two halves, this affects the balance of the integrity of the whole. The yin and yang symbol has a meaning in its form: both halves follow each other, this being a starting point for a new change, a new balance between them.
In a wedding with this theme, the yin and yang can represent the union and the bond of the couple. In a couple’s relationship, the yin principle can be symbolized by femininity, intuition, expansiveness, relaxation or receptivity, while the yang is seen as masculine, logical and emissive. In a harmonious relationship, the two elements represented by man and woman are in balance.
2. Wedding party black and white
If you want a timeless wedding, full of elegance and with romantic details, choose the black and white theme! Always fashionable, this combination had a strong comeback in the last few years. It will definitely be an extraordinary wedding, meant to impress your guests down to the smallest detail.
2.1. Elegant black and white wedding decor
A black and white wedding is sophisticated, yet simple, and the decorations should reflect this quality. For the table setting choose white tablecloths accompanied by a black back runner or vice versa for a more intimate vibe.
If you think that having only two shades around might be a little too much, you can always add a little gold or red. As for the black and white centerpieces, you should not miss the candles, satin ribbons and the white flowers in black vases.
Paper decorations are trendy and stand out very well. You will surely impress your guests with giant paper flowers or shapes discreetly placed among the other decorations – origami on the tables, flowers hanging from the ceiling and fancy napkins.
2.2. Black and white wedding cake ideas
Cutting the cake is the most important moment of the wedding, after the first dance, because this gesture signifies the first task that the newlyweds perform as a married couple. Also, the custom of feeding each other with the first piece of the cake is a symbol of the commitment and support for each other.
The cake is usually white, but modern weddings could also include colorful versions. You can add a twist to your cake through red or golden details, or natural decorations, such as sprigs and flowers.
2.3. Black and white wedding bouquets ideas
The tradition of wearing flowers at weddings dates back to Ancient times. They believed that the strong smell of flowers and plants drove away evil spirits and thus the couple was protected on their wedding day. In the 19th century, at the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the bridal bouquet was first made of flowers. Since then, the flowers in the bridal bouquet became another wedding symbol in the West.
For a black and white wedding bouquet, you can choose flowers such as lilies, callas, freesia, lisianthus, gerbera, tulips, orchids, roses and many more. As black flowers are very rare, there are florists who offer bouquets in atypical shades. But, the simplest way to have the perfect bouquet is to make it white with black details, such as ribbons or jewelry. For a splash of color, the bouquet can be made of red, blue flowers or any favorite color.
2.4. Black and white wedding party attire
When organizing a black and white wedding, it’s important to tell your guests about the attire they should follow. A good idea is to communicate about the dress code in the wedding invitations. This way you make sure that everyone will understand the importance of the dress code for your black and white themed ceremony.
Today’s brides are more daring and have the courage to wear wedding dresses that incorporate black elements. If you think a fully black dress would be too much, choose a piece with a classic line, accentuated by a black scarf or a waist bow. You can also give your look a more mysterious vibe with red accents.
A black and white wedding is much more than decorations and superstitions – such a theme symbolizes union, love and teamwork, as can be seen in Chinese philosophy. In addition, the aesthetics are as basic as they are sophisticated and delightful to look at. Is a black and white wedding what you wish for? Our team will fulfill all of your dreams! Request an offer now and take the first steps towards a journey you’ll never forget!
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