Planning & Inspiration

The Bride Wore Black

Bridal accessories

Every season, at least a couple of designers send black wedding dresses down the runway. Women have embraced the LBD for almost a century, so it makes sense that some want to get married in their go-to, formal-occasion color. Picture yourself in something more traditional? A touch of black brings sophistication, elegance and even drama. Above, one of our brides makes a statement in a gorgeous black fur shrug. Below, a bouquet we created with green cymbidium orchids and eggplant calla lilies (sometimes referred to as “black” calla lilies). Here are our picks, for brides who feel inspired to practice the dark arts.

Bridal bouquet
The Bride Wore Black


Jet black Swarovski Elements earrings, by Haute Bride
1.5 carat black diamond engagement ring (left), by TorkelliJewelry
Bea three stone ring (right), by Anna Sheffield
Black wedding gown by Rami Kadi, via The Wedding Notebook
Floral-embellished headband, by Jennifer Behr