Styling Inspiration: Modern Melodrama

There’s splendour in the simplicity of a black and white colour palette. Opt monochrome for a high-style look, and choose a single accent hue to make the theme your own.

  • Story by Photo Eva Kozub

There’s splendour in the simplicity of a black and white colour palette. Opt monochrome for a high-style look, and choose a single accent hue to make the theme your own.


  • Introduce your theme using save-the-date cards or invitations. Keep paperwork chic and streamlined – use a black font, and reveal your accent colour in the lining of envelopes. 
  • Create the illusion of space by using table decorations that reflect light. 
  • Get a luxe look for less with elaborate flourishes of glossy satin ribbon on the back of each chair, and around your cake in lieu of intricate icing. 
  • A monochromatic theme gains depth with stylish patterns – think black and white polka dots or simple stripes. 
  • Create a sense of occasion by hanging large chandeliers from the ceiling. 
  • Invest in a timeless white shoe and add embellishments that reflect your theme. 
  • A classic posy as your bouquet evokes an atmosphere of old-time romance. 
  • Seek out a sweet-smelling room spray – it'll make your celebration a delight for all the senses. 

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay in the know
Join the Bridal Party
& receive a free gift
sign up today
What to click next
Trending stories