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Hosting an all white wedding is a popular theme that is growing in popularity. The white-on-white wedding is an elegant and modern trend that is timeless and always in style. Though suitable for any season, it is especially appropriate for a winter wedding.



Brides wishing to have an all white wedding can start with classy white invitations to set the theme. Use white linens and clear crystal candelabras for tables, or pair white with either gold or silver. Place white candies at a dessert bar or give away as wedding favors.


If you are brave enough, you can even put the bridesmaids in white. (If you are really going to get immersed in the theme, you can even ask your guests to wear white.)

For celebrity decorating inspiration we can look to Ivanka Trump’s amazing 2009 wedding to publisher Jared Kushner. The wedding took place at (where else?) Trump National Golf Club, with the reception held in lavish white tents. The design genius behind the wedding decor? None other than event planner extraordinaire, Preston Bailey.

Long tables were set with a fairytale Venetian flair, white paired with (what else for a Trump?) gold. The flowers were a spectacular array in all white, including lilies of the valley, hydrangeas, orchids, ranunculus, roses and gardenias. The first tablescape featured white ceramic topiaries filled with lush bouquets of roses and hydrangeas. Floating gardenia blossoms in ponds graced the second tablescape, and for the third, Bailey created towering custom-made crystal candelabras, topped with masses of blooms and white pillar candles.

For a successful white-on-white wedding that is dramatic instead of dull, texture and layering becomes very important. For table linens, consider using a patterned as opposed to a smooth fabric. Light projections that move or change can also help keep things looking fresh and dynamic. The flowers are a hugely important element as they will be a central focus. Try mixing varieties and incorporating high and low elements with candles for greater impact and interest. Flowers can also add the needed flair and dimension to an all white layer cake. (Ivanka’s cake was pretty spectacular…!)

For wedding bouquets and cake toppers, there are a few amazing choices, all available at,, or Bunches Direct also sells bulk flowers in white, in a amazing varieties, for the D.I.Y. wedding crowd.

Some wedding bouquets to try:

Pretty In White Bridal Bouquet

Vintage White Bridal Bouquet








White Fireworks

White Baby’s Breath in Bulk







Chic Elegance Cake Topper

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If you are considering black bridesmaid dresses for your wedding, you are not alone! Black is becoming a more and more popular choice for your attendants. Every woman owns (or should own) the go-to Little Black Dress, as black is slimming, sophisticated and appropriate for so many occasions.If you choose black for your bridesmaids they are likely to be able to wear the dresses again (another bonus.) You can go formal or more casual depending on skirt length, fabric and style—consider the venue and time of day before making your final decision. Long black gowns may not be the best choice for a farm at mid day, for example, though I have seen them worn at a beach wedding (I am thinking of Kate Bosworth who was a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding…see photo below).

Black bridesmaid dresses can provide a chic and sophisticated tone to your wedding, and would especially suit a city venue or an evening wedding. For those who are afraid that black can be too somber, you can always add color and bling in the form of belts or creative jewelry, sashes or shoes that can tie into your general wedding color theme. Another advantage to black dresses is that the color (or lack of color) makes them versatile: virtually any color palette with work with this base. If you opt for multiple styles of dresses for your attendants, black will help the styles work together. Black will also relate well to the groomsmen’s suits and all will provide a wonderful contrast to the bride (and can therefore really set off the “star” of the production).

Now, for the wedding flowers! As mentioned, pretty much any color choice of wedding flower can work with black, so you can’t really go wrong here. Some wedding palettes are more striking than others. We’ve assembled our top four, with some Bunches Direct bouquet picks:

Amanda Watson photography

1. Society Neutral: White or Ivory

Classic White Carnation

Pretty in White









2. Personality: Pops of Hot Pink

Classic Hot Pink Gerbera

Inspired Endearment









3. Glamour and Drama with Red

Crimson Dream

Classic Red Rose









4. Modern and Stylish with Green


Perfect Surrounding

Hydrangea and Rose









What’s your favorite color combination? Care to share? If you have comments or photos that you can share with other brides, feel free to email me at [email protected]!

Happy Wedding Planning!