Wedding Colors: Black, White, and Gold

01 of 09

Radiant Vessels


It's a snap to boost the wow factor of basic white vases -- just add gold. Transform Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies' ceramic containers ($5, with an easy Old World Art Composition gold-leafing kit #831 ( Then fill them with white roses, orchids, Queen Anne's lace, black scabiosa, viburnum berries, and alocasia leaves.

02 of 09

Table Setting


You don't have to be a card shark to appreciate the 007 charm of this letterpress design, which sports a black diamond. It sits in a name card holder that was silver -- that is, until we went all King Midas on it with the same gold-leaf kit mentioned earlier. To prevent a game of musical chairs, glue calligraphed name tags to lengths of ribbon and wrap one around each napkin.

Printing by Print Icon ( Crate & Barrel place-card holders ( Calligraphy by Jane Labanz of The Delicate Pen ( Mokuba New York lace ribbon #65305 (212-869-8900). Royal Limoges "Black Diamond" plates ( Noritake "Palais Black" goblet and wine glass (

03 of 09

Stylize Your Suite


Start spreading the news with invitations that put a fun spin on Art Deco design. Debut your colors on letterpress stationery that's dressed up for the occasion with a subtle bow-tie illustration (a cheeky wink at the formality of your day). Even the envelope liners sport the motif.

Mr. Boddington's Studio "Mr. Poitier" suite (

04 of 09

Thanks in Spades


Whether their game is Go Fish or Texas Hold 'Em, guests will dig customized cards -- everyone loves a favor they'll actually use. Use our design, swap in your details, and send the file to Monogrammatiks ( Then box them up and add a bow.

The Box Depot clear box BC-BX95 ( Mokuba New York fashion cord #0957 (212-869-8900).

05 of 09

Glam It Up


Pair your gown with graphic accessories and hit the aisle red carpet-style. Best-dressed lists, here you come.

Stuart Weitzman pumps (212-759-1570). Loeffler Randall "Winifred" flats ( Marchesa box clutch (Bergdorf Goodman, 212-753-7300). Brian Atwood "Lee" feathered boots ( Christian Louboutin "Big Dorcet" heels with elastic straps ( Jennifer Behr "Orchid" headband ( Moyna "Chevrib" beaded clutch ( Kate Spade New York "Garb" shoes ( Jimmy Choo "Private" sandals ( Kotur "Breen" minaudiere (from Shirise, 847-835-2595). Bulgari "Serpenti" clutch (

06 of 09

Go for Bold


Get your hands on a big black-and-white bouquet tied with two dramatic ribbons. This clutch of creamy orchids, ranunculus, and Queen Anne's lace, peppered with black calla lilies and chocolate cosmos, is eccentric and stunning. A gold-trim collar and striped bow add volume to the posy.

The Details: Tinsel Trading Co. metal trim ( Hyman Hendler & Sons vintage ribbon (212-840-8393). Junko Yoshioka "Poppy" gown (Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier, 212-319-6778). Anna Sheffield ring (

07 of 09

Accessories for Him


A watch makes the perfect groom's gift -- just like your love, he'll have it for life (aww). These pieces are undeniably distinctive.

Clockwise from top left: Movado "Museum Classic" ( Rolex "Oyster Perpetual" ( Victorinox Swiss Army Original timepiece (800-422-2706). Baume & Mercier "Classima Executives 8070" ( ESQ by Movado "Filmore" ( Frederique Constant "Slimline-Date" ( Longines "DolceVita" (

08 of 09

Boxed Wishes


Set out lacquer containers holding cards stamped with lucky talismans, like horseshoes and wishbones, and have guests jot down their sentiments. Post-wedding, keep the boxes on your desk for easy perusal whenever you're feeling nostalgic.

Pacific Connections business-card boxes ( Russell + Hazel "Luck" cards (

09 of 09

Sweet Something


Trick out your dessert bar with miniature morsels so extraordinary, they're edible art. For a breath-catching display, have your caterer line them up on white trays.

From top left: Chocolate crackle cookies, chocolate cookie sandwiches with vanilla cream and gold leaf, crunchy white-chocolate-and-mint cups sprinkled with cookie pieces, coconut-topped chocolate-ganache diamond cakes, vanilla panna cottas with spun sugar and gold leaf (serve these beauties with tiny spoons), and almond meringue kisses dusted with coffee. Is your mouth watering yet?

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