Archive for November 1st, 2011

Black Wedding Invitations

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

If someone offered you a black wedding gown, as opposed to the traditional white gown, would you do it?  The idea of a black wedding gown can seem preposterous, but admittedly intriguing, I must say.  Vera Wang has recently introduced a new line of black wedding dresses, which is overtaking the wedding world by storm, (no pun intended).  A traditional wedding gown is white, clean, innocent and meant to signify purity…So if one were to choose a black wedding dress…does that indicate the opposite?  In my eyes, the hora of the black wedding gown gives off an element of mystery with elegance, class and a vintage edge.  It’s sultry, seductive and downright breathtaking.  Imagine the gasp of your wedding guests as the doors open to the aisle and see the bride in a black gown from head to toe.

If you’re anything but the typical bride…why not go for it?  Let your wedding gown match your personal style and inner individualist.  Own your individuality and go for something bold and beautiful – because you wouldn’t have it any other way!

If you’re planning on wearing a black wedding gown, we can only assume your wedding will follow suit.  Set the scene for your unique wedding theme and style with a chic and contemporary black wedding invitation that will match your gorgeous gown.  Our black wedding invitations feature a variety of wedding invitation styles from simple, classy and formal to eye-catching, bold and intricate.  Choose from thick layered card ensembles, wedding invitations with matte, grosgrain or satin ribbons, black invitation pockets, intricate lace prints, shimmering card stocks, buckle ribbon weaves, vintage scroll designs, vellum wraps and folder style wedding invitations.  Choose designs from some of our most popular manufacturers from Checkerboard, William Arthur and Birchcraft Studios.

When planning your actual wedding, consider carrying your unique wedding color and theme into your ceremony setting.  Whether you choose an old fashioned castle as your backdrop or an ancient chapel in a neighboring town.  Create a vintage feel at your reception with black and crystal chandeliers, ivory linens with black accents, and patterned drapery.  Light your reception with candles or dimly lit lights to create ambiance.  Add a pop of color with red roses or garnishes.  Choose a white or ivory cake with an intricate black lace pattern along the cake layers.  Send your guests home with a vintage party favor to coordinate with your wedding theme.

Ready to take a step outside of the box?  Check out some of our favorite black themed wedding invitations below and truly make an impression upon your guests, before they even step into your event…