While planning my wedding last year, I began to notice that my decor palette was becoming all too neutral (how exciting can shades of white really be?) and begging for some jazz.  So, I decided to take a walk through our gorgeous wedding venue, The New York Palace, for some color inspiration and immediately spotted this gorgeousness – a glimmering wall of limited edition Moet & Chandon Jeroboam Champagne bottles. YOWZA!


How did I not think of this before? BLACK AND GOLD!

The color combination was perfectly art deco to compliment our classic New York wedding, but I was mindful of two potential decor dangers:

1. Art Deco inspiration can be beautiful, but a too literal interpretation would likely leave us looking like a Gatsby themed costume party. No bueno.

2. Black and Gold are bold, especially as a color combination, and can easily overtake the general ambiance of your event if overused.

So, I thought of ways to more subtly weave the colors into my predominantly white and romantic palette.  Rather than incorporate the colors into primary decor items, like flowers, vases, and linens, I incorporated the colors into secondary decor items like signage, stationary, escort cards and favors.

Here are the gorgeous results.


Gold Calligraphy on Black Cardstock by Curlicue Designs Calligraphy

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Gilded Gold Frames from A.I. Friedman with Gold on Black Calligraphy by Curlicue Designs Calligraphy 


Gold I <3 NY Mugs provided by Elidan Corp. filled with Artisanal Coffee Beans roasted locally in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Roasting Company and in Queens by Dallis Bros. Coffee

Special Thanks to Ira Lippke Studios for these gorgeous images.


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