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CONTEMPORARY MONOCHROME WEDDING INSPIRATION

A chic and intimate wedding, blending a romantic country setting with elegant and modern details. The concept, planning and styling is all by the talented Claire Do Monte Weddings. I’m in love with the monochrome styling throughout.


The shoot took place at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds which is an exclusive hotel and wedding venue with a charming Temple garden. All the intimate details of the shoot were captured beautifully by Taylor Hughes Photography.

Bride and groom in front of wedding venue gardens

The wedding flowers by Iris and Co Flowers used traditional white and green with a modern twist of stunning roses among rich textures of eucalyptus, jasmine and ferns. The bridal bouquet was finished with a striking black silk ribbon from Pom Pom Blossom.

Close up of bride and groom. Bride in Suzanne Neville dress and stunning bouquet.

Modern Elegant Wedding Table

A large urn was used as the table centrepiece containing pure white flowers. Delphiniums, spray roses and waxflowers were added to create texture and to provide different flower shapes.

Minimalist wedding table set up with a monochrome colour palette

The minimalist contemporary table featured layered crockery, linen from Just 4 Linen and a black velvet bow tied on each of the napkins. The glass candlesticks and black square lanterns from The W Collection add an air of elegance and a slight masculine edge. Complimented with stylish black tapered candles from Ester & Erik.

Wedding table with large urn containing flowers as the centrepiece, accessorised with glass candlesticks and black candles

The wedding menus were personalised with each guest’s name and layered up to create a stylish place setting. Fixed together using drop paper clips which are a beautiful way to fasten stationery.

Wedding place setting featuring a napkin tied with a bow and personalised wedding menu as a place setting

Black and White Wedding Stationery

The elegant and stylish monochrome palette was used throughout the wedding stationery. I created a stationery collection using modern calligraphy on crisp white and black card stock paired with classic, refined typography for the design. A hand drawn illustration of the venue also featured in the wedding invitation design for a bespoke and personal finishing touch.

Black and white wedding stationery collection including save the date, wedding invitation, RSVP card, wedding menu and place name

Bridal and Groom Outfits

Let’s take a moment of appreciation for this Suzanne Neville wedding dress. The exquisite ‘Amber’ wedding gown has clean lines with a structured bodice and stunning square neckline.

Bride wearing Suzanne Neville wedding dress in the wedding venue gardens

The Groom wore a classic and stylish tailored black tie suit by Grooms Attire.

Intimate photo of bride and groom embracing. Bride’s Suzanne Neville dress features a square neckline

Hair and make up was by Jo Adams from Hair & Makeup Atelier. The bride’s hair was styled into a cascade of glamorous Hollywood waves, to compliment the incredible tailoring of the dress. Jo used a make up look to enhance the bride’s natural beauty.

Close up of bride and groom showing the bride’s Hollywood style curls and elegant make up

Monochrome Wedding Cake

An incredible contemporary wedding cake was created by Cake Buds. Showcasing stunning black marbling to echo the timeless monochrome styling.

White wedding cake with black marbled decoration

More images from the shoot….

Black wedding menu with white font, layered with personalised place name

Bride’s bouquet featuring roses, eucalyptus, jasmine and ferns tied with a black ribbon.

Wedding table place setting showing layered plates, napkin tied with a black bow, black wedding menu

Luxury Wedding Stationery

Inspired by this styled shoot and my monochrome bespoke wedding stationery? There’s lots more colour palette ideas and stationery designs on my website. Please get in touch here with the luxury wedding stationery you are interested in and I’ll provide a bespoke quote!


Credits:

Concept, planning & styling - Claire Do Monte Weddings

Photography - Taylor Hughes Photography

Bridal gown - Suzanne Neville

Grooms attire - The Wedding Gallery (no longer trading)

Floral design - Iris and Co Flowers

Models - Ross Norton and Christine Tucker

Hair & Makeup - Jo Adams from Hair & Makeup Atelier

Wedding cake - Cake Buds

Silk ribbon - Pom Pom Blossom

Jewellery - Lily Arkwright

Tableware & crockery - Classic Crockery (no longer trading)

Table linen - Just 4 Linen

Candlesticks & lanterns - The W Collection

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