modern black and white

Trying to plan a minimalist wedding in a world of pouffy? Ladies – this modern black and white inspiration board is for you!

Modern black and whiteBlack and white weddings are usually done like this – a pretty equal mix of black and white. But for a more modern take on a black and white wedding choose one of the two colors to dominate (in this case it’s the white) and then use the other (the black) to add interesting and graphic pops.

Minimalism is all about stripping away what is unnecessary so when styling your modern wedding be sure to keep that in mind. Only the essentials! But – this makes the elements that you do use (think: dress, invitations, cake) even more important because they won’t have heaps of flowers or piles of decorative items around to disguise them. Strive to make each thing the very definition of perfection!

modern and chic Vera Wang dress
white calligraphy on black wedding invitation


photo credits: Mirta ring // white honeycomb balls via The Sweetest Occasion // bride in Vera Wang dress from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Stak // cake via Once Wed, photographed by Ali Harper Photography, designed by Joy Thigpen // calligraphy – unknown // bridesmaid skirt via Grand Revival Design.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. I absolutey love this! Its so chic and modern. The Vera Wang and the calligraphy are fabulous!

  2. So classic and timeless! Love the minimalism & elegance in this board Sara!

  3. Great point about playing with this proportions! I love the light touch, and the ring is amazing!

  4. I love the black and white details! So simple, yet so different. Beautiful!