PHOTOGRAPHY: Jacob and Pauline
Black and gold; it’s a stylish and sophisticated colour scheme that channels the glitz, glamour and roaring energy of the 1920s.
The monochrome influence of black offers a dramatic backdrop from which to highlight opulent shades of gold. Whether you introduce metallic foils to your stationery, edible gold leaf to your cake, or embellish your venue with the choicest of accents, you’re guaranteed to make an impact.
For a wedding as glamorous as Gatsby’s iconic parties that is both timeless and trendy, there is no better colour scheme. Use our edit of black and gold reception decorations to create an equally stylish wedding reception of your own.
The geometric folds that create paper honeycombs evoke the style of the 1920s perfectly. Throw tassels into the mix in a metallic palette of grey, cream and gold, and you’ve got hanging decorations crying out to add glamour to your black and gold wedding.
A subtler addition, these mirror plates can be the secret to success. Use them beneath your table centres to reflect all your glittering details. Scattered table crystals, golden vases or candleholders, chandeliers suspended from above – they’ll all make twice the impact with a mirror plate to reflect them.
Embellished beautifully, this crystal-effect globe candleholder is as glamorous as candleholders come. Perfect for adding height to your wedding tables, which is essential to make an impact, their slender and elegant design will work equally well in grand, period buildings and contemporary city venues.
Very much en vogue right now, terrariums aren’t only for rustic or bohemian weddings. Choose an angular design in black like this one, then fill them as you like. Ideas include golden sand, black scatter crystals, or chic succulents and air plants.
If you’ve got windowsills, nooks or trestle tables to style, then a selection of smaller vases like this gold hurricane vase will be your saviour. Cluster them around your larger centre pieces to fill out the decor, giving it the depth and wow factor. Whether you fill them with single stems or candles, ensure you remember to source smaller items to support your statement pieces for a cohesive black and gold look.
A regular at weddings, these little black scatter crystals aren’t just for table tops. Why not fill vases, terrariums or suspended baubles with them to make a stylish statement?