There is little more chic than black and white (or ivory). It’s the fail-safe combo I go for whenever I’m stuck for what to wear and I’ll be decorating my dream kitchen in a monochrome scheme (with exposed brick walls and concrete worktops) when we eventually get around to buying a place. I love the idea of a black and white wedding too, whether it’s a formal black tie affair or to add a chic edge to an otherwise rustic barn do. Unexpected style mash-ups are so exciting.
Black bridesmaid’s dresses are a breeze to find and will flatter all shapes, sizes and colourings. The scheme could follow through to the flowers – white anemone and peonies, with inky viburnum berries and darkest black pearl rannunulus and lots of lovely foliage. The options are limitless. As the bride, I’d do an Olivia Palermo and opt for a ridiculously chic skirt and top combo, with light make-up and a girly ponytail. You can’t go wrong. Since I’ve missed by chance to echo’s Olivia’s look for the big day, I shall be channeling it with this sequined Whistles top as a wedding guest this week.
Peonies / Black pearl ranunulus
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