This white and black board was tough to do simply because there is so much inspiration out there in this color palette—I probably could have done five boards that were all completely different. If you’re looking for color scheme that’s truly effortless, black and white really is the simplest and most direct route to a chic and sophisticated event. (And by the way if you have a specific White + color request, please let me know in the comments!) – Courtney
Credits: Clockwise, from left to right: Black dress photo by Jose Villa via Green Wedding Shoes, Wax seal via Dry, Wedding party photo by Julie Afflerbaugh Photography via Style Me Pretty, Cake via Real Simple, Calligraphy by Javi Aracil, Shoes by Julie Afflerbaugh Photography via Style Me Pretty, Wine bottles by Work Labs, Flowers shot by Jessica Claire via Style Me Pretty.
1. Topshop Black Suede Ruched Clutch Bag, $66.00; 2. Movado Large Bold Bracelet Watch, $495.00; 3. Kate Spade New York Black Square Stud Earrings, $38.00; 4. Diane von Furstenberg Jessalyn Dress, $345.00; 5. Dinner Menus by Shine Invitations, $100.00; 6. Back and White Cameo Cookies, $36.00; 7. Ralph Lauren Regency Silk Tie, $115.00.
You really can’t go wrong with blush pink. Sweet, romantic, and downright pretty—this shade is seen quite often in weddings this time of year, and with good reason. It blends right into the springtime landscape and effortlessly lends an air of romance to any event. And luckily, vendors have taken note. So if you happen to chose this color for the big day, your choices abound—from flowers to attire to decor and beyond. – Courtney
Credits: Clockwise, from left to right: Bride photo by Simply Bloom via Style Me Pretty, Macarons photo by Amanda Wilcher Photographers via Style Me Pretty, Silverware photo by Steve Steinhardt via Southern Weddings, Bride and bridesmaids photo by Dave Robbins via Ruffled, Groom’s outfit via Martha Stewart Weddings, Cookie photo by Simply Bloom via 100 Layer Cake, Lockets and glasses styling by Shana Faust and photography by Joseph De Leo, Cake by Whisk Kid.
1. Alfred Sung Bridesmaids Dress, price unknown; 2. Custom English Rose by Twigs & Honey, $80.00; 3. Organic Raspberry Marshmallows by Have it Sweet, $10.00; 4. Lulu Townsend Satin Clutch from DSW, $29.95; 5. Chroma Candlestick from Anthropologie, $28.00; 6. Ornate Frame Letterpress Mini Cards by Missive, $6.00; 7. Flora Small Daisy Pin by Alexis Bittar, $295.00.
After Chad and I got married, what all our guests remembered after how good the food was (which it was!!) was how great the music was, because when it comes to receptions, having great music is key to keeping the party going. So if you’re looking for a great DJ, look no further than Scratch Weddings. This team of highly trained DJ’s not only does weddings, but also perform at clubs and music festivals, and work with corporate clients like Oprah, W Hotels and Bloomingdales (just to name a few). Their DJ’s go through a rigorous 10-step screening process so you’re only getting the best of the best, and they’ve performed at over 15,000 events, so they know what they’re doing! I love that they cover all sorts of styles and musical genres, and that they’ll custom tailor a set list especially for your event. If music is important to you, then these are the DJ’s you want to hire.
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Teal is probably one of my favorite colors of all time—it’s elegant, soothing yet invigorating, and super rich. And it is strong enough of a color that just a little can go a long way toward creating a sophisticated mood on your wedding day. It can have a tendency to go really dark though, so pairing it with pops of gleaming white helps to lighten things up and add some much needed airiness to the overall vibe. – Courtney
Credits: Clockwise, from left to right: Flower photo by Mikaela, Bride and Groom photo by Cineart Photography via Ruffled, Pattern by Debbie Powell, Groomsmen photo by Jubilee Photography via Style Me Pretty, Streamers photo by Katherine O’Brien via Ruffled, Bridesmaids photo by Laura Ivanova Photography via Style Me Pretty, Teal flower photo by Rae Leytham via Style Me Pretty, Cake by Bobbette and Belle.
1. Teal Pattern Cufflinks from Barneys, $350.00; 2. Banner Invitaton by Cheer Up Cherup, $3.75; 3. Nars Duo Cream Eye Shadow, $33.00; 4. Diamond Ikat Azure Pillow from Dwell Studio, $58.00; 5. Steve Madden Sunglasses, $40.00; 6. Betsey Johnson Sweet Confection Dress, $398.00; 7. Turquoise Catala Bloom Flower Brooch or Hair Clip by Emici Bridal, $70.00.