DIY Wedding – theme colors is black and white!

I don’t know if Martha Stewart would approve with black and white as the theme colors of a wedding? It is not among her color choices anyway. Nah, she prefers pink, emerald, aqua, pastel and cream white… dough! But for my cool friend Maris and her biker fianc the b/w was perfect!

Do it Yourself wedding

It was black with white dots actually – and adding in red as a tiny accent here and there! Everything was handpicked, crafted and organized meticulously. This bride should be a wedding organizer in her next life (she is a journalist now and went to journalist school with moi)!

So today some of the b/w photos I snapped as we set the tables. It was a true Do It Yourself Wedding! Maybe you’ll find some table setting inspiration here?

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The guest presentation and songs were created with the same papers as the invitation that I got earlier this year and the program we got in the church. Everything was very coordinated and beautiful.

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The gift box was covered in polka dot wrapping paper! They were asking not for big expensive gifts but for a donation as they want to go on a longer honeymoon later on.

Place card stones
The placing cards where black pebble stones with everyones handwritten name on. Placed out randomly on the table and in the windows were black stones with special words like; always, happiness and sickness & health (nöd & lust)!

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Black napkins and red hearts spread all over the tables. Each heart handmade in clay by the bride, groom and friends back home.

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Disposable cameras dressed up for the wedding in polka dot papers and with a little information on how the guests were welcome snap away with! The kids had a blast with them – and I would guess the newly wed got some fun surprises when they developed the film later?!

Love is sweet
Love is sweet! Candy treat for all grownups was placed by the glass. Isn’t that cute with the little label made for each bag? The kiddos got even bigger bags with more yummy stuff inside.

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The wedding table is almost finished, only the food and guests are missing now! A whole lotta work and planning went into this wedding, but I think it turned out to be one of the most beautiful I’ve ever attended!

The wedding cakes, the bride and groom, the outdoor decoration and the tables – everything in theme colors! Even the candy was red, black and white!

This is one of my favorite photos from the wedding:
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Yes, it’s important to talk to each other and plan together. It’s a day for the two!

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15 Responses to DIY Wedding – theme colors is black and white!

  1. That is SO cool! Congratulations to the bride and groom, and bravo on a fete and feat well executed.

  2. e says:

    what a gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous wedding!

  3. Paula Bogdan says:

    I love this, especially all the handmade touches. My son and his wife had a black and white wedding as well, and I loved it. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures.

  4. stacysews says:

    I had a black & white wedding too – so I definitely love what they did. All those personal touches really look great!

  5. Christy says:

    What a chic theme!

  6. elvira says:

    AH I so love the little candy bands and that idea with the snap shot camera’s is just brialliant. I think would be fun to have something like that next to the normal pictures. And love the placing stones. I used to paint them too when i was little and write names on it and give them to my family (when i was 6 or so…)

  7. Rachel L says:

    That all looks so fantastic! I especially love the little named pebbles. Having all those little handmade touches makes it all so much more personal and special.

  8. Cathy says:

    What a fabulous theme. Black, white and red are so elegant and classy. It sounds as if a wonderful time was had by all. The goody bags for the kids sound yummy…lol

  9. Kelly says:

    How cool is that? The B&W polka dot theme!! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m planning a B&W wedding theme right now!!

    Congrats to the bride & groom too!!

  10. Ravenhill says:

    How beautiful! I love black and white together and the pebbles are delightful!

  11. Nancy says:

    So elegant–the polka-dot covered cameras are especially brilliant!

  12. Tracey says:

    What beautiful decorations. I love weddings that are not your typical colors. It really shows the personality of the couple. Everything looks fabulous! Are you going to show us pictures of the ceremony?

  13. iHanna says:

    Thanks for all your lovely comments, I know the bride will be thrilled to know you all liked all her beautiful and smart wedding decorations! :-)

    Tracey, my official wedding pictures will be posted next week, so come back then! :-)

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  15. Starfish says:

    I would love to see pictures of the bridal party. I am getting married May 1, 2010 and would love to do a themed wedding. Groom is thinking groomsmen in white tuxs, Bm in black dresses.

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