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A Black and White Affair

A black and white wedding palette instantly gives your wedding a classic and timeless feel – and who wouldn’t want that? So this week I’ll be picking out elements for a black and white affair. And while I think all of your main components should stick with the color palette you’ve chosen, you also need to incorporate a little pop of color here and there to break up the otherwise monotonous look.

ribbon and tiny flowers

ribbon and tiny flowers

Let’s start with the cake this week since that is the most delicious part. At a black and white wedding, the cake should be predominantly white. It’s just hard to make an all black cake look appealing.

birds and vines

birds and vines

You can break up the color blocking if you want with tiny bits of color, as shown in the leaves below. I love how classic yet modern this little branch cake looks. And those bird wedding cake toppers are such a seamless continuation of your cake theme. Love it.

Delectable Wedding Desserts – Who Needs a Big White Cake?

An afternoon garden reception allows you to put extra focus on the sweetest wedding detail, the desserts. Instead of the single traditional, elegant wedding cake why not do a modern, laidback twist? Instead of including many cakes by making cupcakes, actually just make multiple cakes. And don’t stop there, do pies and cookies and cobblers too. I just love the idea of having a ton of delicious treats to pick from and it somehow feels fitting for a tea-sipping afternoon reception.

i'll take one of each, thanks for offering

i'll take one of each, thanks for offering

And whether you’re planning this outdoor reception or a ladies only wedding shower these yellow and lavender macarons are too cute to resist. Such tiny little bites of goodness (click the image for the recipes too – another DIY option).

macarons look chic even standing alone

macarons look chic even standing alone

Delicious Wedding Cake Toppers

Most people splurge on their wedding cakes since the cake is considered one of the most important wedding elements. Plus with shows like Ace of Cakes and Ultimate Cakeoff, who can resist the excuse to actually purchase one of those culinary masterpieces? Those cakes are not only delicious (or so I’m told) but beautiful.

These gorgeous wedding cakes deserve an equally delicious wedding cake topper. And when looking for a unique and adorable wedding cake topper where do I start my search? Etsy, of course. Traditionally the cake topper is a mini version of the couple. Like these cute little birdies. So irresistible.

love birds

love birds

But modern brides are willing to be a little more flexible – and fun! – with their wedding cake decorations. Like this set of united hearts instead of people or this bride dragging her groom!

heart shaped wedding toppers

heart shaped wedding toppers

cupcake wedding cake.

Cupcakes are delicious and adorable. I don’t know why, but everything is more irresistible when it’s miniature. They’re great for every celebration, and now more modern brides are choosing towers of cupcakes over the traditional wedding cake. They’re easy to serve and less expensive than an elaborate tiered creation. Cupcake wedding towers are a no fuss modern alternative. And you can have the bakery make a smaller traditional wedding cake to save for your first year anniversary.

Decorate the stand and tiers to look cohesive like this tropical cupcake tower. Also cupcakes allow you to have different flavors and include all the elements of your color scheme in a unique way.

Tropical Cupcake Tower

Tropical Cupcake Tower

Blue and White Cupcake Tower

Blue and White Cupcake Tower

Want small cakes but don’t like the idea of cupcakes? Add elegant mini cakes as the centerpieces of your reception tables instead! Like these little cuties.

Mini Cakes

Mini Cakes

Cupcakes are a great extension of a polka dot themed wedding. These polka dot Modern Girl Invitations come in an assortment of colors and can easily be customized to fit your ceremony scheme. Polka dot themed invitations are appropriate for any season.

Adorable polka dot wedding invitations, shown in espresso

Adorable polka dot wedding invitations, shown in espresso

This option and more are available at the Modern Girl Invitations store, don’t hesitate to contact us about our designs!