Wedding Colors: Cameo and Black
These hand-carved cameo drop earrings, ring, and pendant by Amedeo are made of shell.
Pale Pink Dress
A pale pink dress looks glamorous -- especially with an ostrich-feather petticoat peeking out. Hints of black in the bouquet's ribbon play on the theme.
Black and Gold Jewelry
Black jewelry can look severe, but gold accents soften its edges. Onyx earrings by Ted Muehling; Black-spinel bead earrings by TenThousandThings; French-jet button earrings by Mary Preston.
Rose-quartz and black-diamond jewelry adds quiet touches of color. The black-spinel bead and gold necklace and black-diamond necklace are both by TenThousandThings; the rose-quartz leaf pendant on a gold-vermeil chain is by Wendy Mink Jewelry.
A black-headed pin would look striking pierced into a rose boutonniere, and the rose cast of these pearls looks decidedly new. The freshwater-pearl earrings and opal-and-pink-pearl necklace are by Ted Muehling.
Pink and Black Tablesetting
To reproduce this setting, use pink as the backdrop and ebony as a border on plain white plates. Topstitch black thread across linen napkins. For the favor boxes, glue a thin black-and-white striped ribbon on the top, then glue a plastic cameo over it (ours is from Jewelry Findings Online). Tuck a treat, such as a chocolate, inside. To make the place card, use your computer to print the delicate black frame on pink card stock.
Rose and Ranunculus Centerpiece
If the effusive ranunculus and garden roses are the stars of this centerpiece, the peach calla lilies, ruffly bottlebrush and grevillea, dinner-plate dahlias, spindly spider lilies, and vintage velvet swirls are their lovely supporting players. Lending a shot of modern sophistication are sprigs of European privet berries and smoke-bush leaves scattered throughout. For even more drama, florist Naomi deManana paired this arrangement with a dome of roses and placed both in bold black glass urns by Barreveld International.
On the Cuff
A groom and his attendants can add a touch of pink via blush-colored cuff links. Cuff links, left to right, from top: Vintage pink enamel from Bergdorf Goodman, striped enamel from Alice Kwartler Antiques, typewriter keys from Barneys New York; oval enamel, vintage enamel with pearl, and octagonal enamel, from Alice Kwartler Antiques; mother-of-pearl by Thomas Pink.
A Black (or Pink) Tie Affair
A black tie pops when laid against a pink shirt; the same goes for a pink tie and black shirt. Add a bit of whimsy with a graphic black and white tie. Pink tie by Luigi Borrelli; black tie by Duncan Quinn; floral tie by Tiecrafters made with Liberty of London fabric.
Traditional menswear patterns become new when rendered in pink and black. All by Tiecrafters with fabrics from Rosen & Chadick (striped) and B&J Fabrics, except polka-dot tie from Brooks Brothers.
Pink Socks for the Groom
Pink socks make classic black oxfords much more fun. Shoes by Barker Black; socks by Thomas Pink.