Contemporary Black and White

The most basic of color palettes, black and white, is seen here with a contemporary twist. Striped balloons, modern invitations, and simple Just Married details are the go-to accents to make a black and white theme clean and current.

For more black + white wedding ideas, check out Black + White Geometrics or Elegant Black + White Wedding Inspiration

Polka Dot Tablecloth

Black plates on a black and white polka dot tablecloth create a contemporary, clean palette that a fun menu and bright colored flowers will pop off of. Image: Style Me Pretty


Washi Tape Cups

An easy way to add a bit of modern black and white to drinking cups is to use washi tape along the top edge. Here it's on plastic cups, although it can just as easily jazz up glasses or candle holders. Image: natural life


Black and White Striped Balloons

Use balloons in your wedding in a contemporary way with these in black and white striped mylar. Image: yours truley

$8.50 for 6

Custom Stamped Drink Stirrers

Stamp wooden drink stirrers with your initials for a personalized touch in each guest's drink. Image: Lovely Stationery

$12.95 for 1000

Black and White Bouquet

Tell your florist that you'd love for your bouquet to match your contemporary color theme. This one uses blue-black privet berries as the dark element. Image: Martha Stewart Weddings

Black and White Bow Tie

A black and white striped bow tie is a contemporary and fun detail that you must have to complete this wedding theme. Image: Oncewed


Hanging Flagging Tape

Flagging tape is an inexpensive way to create whimsical, garland-like installations. This wedding used black, striped, and polka dots. Image: 100 Layer Cake


Black Ribboned Cake

A simple, white fondant cake can be made modern with the addition of 2.5" wide satin ribbon tied in pretty bows. Image:

$1.98 a yard

Just Married Banner

Black letters are printed on thick, white paper to make this whimsical Just Married banner. Image: Etsy


Black and White Invitations

Black and white invitations feature a touch of gold, modern arrow details, and a contemporary font. Also available in red/white and white/teal. By Wedding Paper Divas.

$1.79 each for 100

Black and White Pumps

From Nine West, these black and white pumps have a classic shape and 4" heel. 


Striped Umbrella

Use a black and white umbrella as a fun and unexpected accessory in your first portraits as husband and wife. Image: Style Me Pretty


Ring Pillow

A simple and geometric ring pillow is perfect for showing off those new, sparkling rings. Image: Martha Stewart Weddings

Just Married Wine

From Swanson Vineyards, the packaging on this wine screams modern and fun. Place a bottle on every guest table for a great touch that fits into the black and white theme. 


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