Kate Spade styled wedding table

Kate Spade Inspired Wedding Styling

We adore Kate Spade New York and their playful sophistication, so we are incredibly excited to be sharing this fabulous Kate Spade inspired wedding styling shoot.

The concept of this styling is amazing. The bold black and white stripes, vibrant colours and luxurious gold make the perfect combination for a sophisticated, chic wedding, and the bow details make give this wedding a playful, fun twist.

Kate Spade styled wedding table

The tablescapes are beautifully laid with black table covers, black and white stripe table runners and vibrant pink napkins. The collection of glassware and the ornate gold cutlery also really help to set the scene. Wait until you see the flowers – so pretty. And the cake – oh la la! The cake combines all the elements of this styling concept, with its bold stripes, shimmering gold and the fun bow.

We love the bow detail top and ruffled bottom of the bride’s dress, and the groom looks so dapper in his tux, complete with bow, of course.

The team behind this shoot have really created something very exciting, and Christine Skari Photography captured it perfectly. We hope you love the pictures of this wonderful Kate Spade inspired wedding styling.

Preppy Chic

“Our gorgeous Kate Spade inspired wedding styling shoot was an absolute dream to photograph. The shoot took place at The Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, and the tall ceilings of the stunning ballroom added a sense of grandeur. It was the perfect backdrop, and it felt like I had walked into one of Gatsby’s extravagant parties.

“The day started off with a bit of rain, but the vibrant colours, stripes, bows, and glittering gold more than made up for the cloudy day. The styling brought the perfect touch of preppy chic to the photographs.”

Bride and groom in front of fireplace

Groom kissing bride on head Bridal bouquet with striped ribbon

Bride and groom holding hands

Kate Spade wedding cake Bright wedding bouquet on chair

Bride and groom kissing behind LOVE letter balloons

Kate Spade wedding stationery

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Wedding table layout

A Black and White Stripes Themed Wedding

Wedding table layout

This week we are sharing with you the amazing pictures from Chloë and Gareth’s summer wedding at Woodlands Hotel, The Wedding Community’s September Wedding of the Month. We love the bold black and white stripes theme that brings this wedding together, as well as the beautiful flowers in purples, pinks, yellows, greens and oranges. What we love even more is that Chloë took the inspiration for their wedding styling from the style of the bikini she was wearing on holiday! See, wedding styling ideas really can come from anywhere!

Thank you to Mark Dolby Photography for capturing this fabulous wedding in all its glory.

“The theme for our wedding was black and white stripes with flowers; I’ve always loved this kind of print. When I was on holiday last year in Greece, I was wearing a bikini in that style whilst reading a bridal magazine trying to think of ideas for our wedding theme. The thought suddenly came to me that I could combine the two, and from there onwards I got really excited about having this theme for our wedding.

“Everything pretty much contained black and white stripes with flowers! All the stationery (save the dates, wedding invites, thank you cards, orders of service, menus), the cake, the table plan etc. The favours were coloured bon bons in jars with stripey black and white ribbon, the table runners were black and white stripes which formed a contrasting background to the bright table flowers… there were even black and white straws mixed in with ditsy floral straws at the bar! I made a lot of the different items, with help from my mum and sister, the table runners were made for us in the US, and other bits and bobs were sourced online or provided by the venue.

“We held the ceremony and reception at Woodlands Hotel in Leeds. We went there in July 2013, and it was only the 2nd place we had visited, but we fell in love with it straight away. It is a boutique, restored hotel set in beautiful landscaped gardens. We then had a sit down meal with a traditional Sunday roast dinner, with a hogroast in the evening. The evening’s entertainment included an acoustic singer, a band and then a DJ.”

Woodlands Hotel, Leeds

Bridal bouquet

Colourful bridal bouquet

Bridal bouquet on end of bench

Wedding dress hanging

Detail on wedding dress

Detail on wedding dress

Silver wedding shoes

Flowers in heart shaped holder




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Black and White Polka Dot Wedding Theme Mood Board

Black and White Polka Dot Wedding Theme

We recently shared our ideas for a black and white stripe wedding theme, so this week we thought we would get all dotty!

These are some of our favourite ideas for using black and white polka dots for your wedding theme. Polka dots are very bold, so if you want something eye catching use polka dot patterns that are full of spots; if you fancy something a little less bold you could use larger and fewer spots.

We love the impact of black and white polka dots, but you could choose any other colour and they will still look great!

Black and White Polka Dot Wedding Theme Mood Board

Black and White Polka Dot Wedding Cake – Lettie Cakes

Black and White Spotty Place Setting – Homedit

Black and White Spot Bow Tie – Via 100 Layer Cake, picture by Ashley Rose

Black and White Polka Dot Balloon Picture – Via 100 Layer Cake, picture by Sara Lucero

1950’s Style Black and White Polka Dot Dress – Vivien Holloway

Black and White Spotty Cupcake – Picture by Heavenly-Cupcakes

Black and White Polka Dot Cake Toppers – Moon Chi via Etsy

Black and White Spotty Bow Shoe Clips – ElizaJaneClips via Etsy

Dotty Place Card – Ivory Rose

Black and White Stripe Wedding Theme Mood Board

Black and White Stripe Wedding Theme

Black and white stripes are really bold, so are perfect if you are looking for a colour scheme for your wedding that is going to make a statement.

Our mood board shows ideas for a pure black and white stripe wedding theme, but if you don’t want stripe overload, you can just incorporate a few striped items such as your wedding cake, straws, table linen, labels and small decorative items. Of course, you don’t have to have black and white stripes; stripes look great in any colour.

Another great way to use black and white stripes is by bringing in another bright colour. They work really well with reds, pinks and yellows, but can be combined with any other colour.

Here is our wedding inspiration mood board for black and white striped wedding ideas.

Black and White Stripe Wedding Theme Mood Board

Black and White Stripe Wedding Cake – Peggy Porschen ‘My Fair Lady’

Black and White Striped Bow Tie – Via Once Wed, Picture by Erin Hearts Court

Black and White Striped Wedding Dress Sash – The Knot

Black and White Striped Bridesmaid Dresses – Picture by Kate Osborne Photography

Striped Bottle Labels – Bella Cupcake Couture

Mini Toffee Apples with Black and White Sticks – Via Martha Stewart Weddings

Striped Signage – Via Martha Stewart Weddings

Black and White Striped Box – Pandora’s Boxes

Black and White Striped Paper Lanterns – Snippet and Ink

Black and White Striped Wedding Tables – Brides.com

Black and White Wedding Theme – Moody Monday

Black and white work so well together, meaning that black and white weddings will probably never go out of fashion. If you are looking to create a sophisticated wedding, a black and white wedding theme is perfect no matter what season you are marrying in. You can put your own twist on the theme, creating a vintage black and white wedding or a modern wedding style. You could even incorporate a bright vivid colour to add another dimension.

These are some of our favourite ideas for a black and white wedding theme.

Black and White Wedding Theme Mood Board

Button Escort Cards – The Ritzy Bee Blog

Black and White Wedding Dress – Carolina Herrera, Spring 2012 Collection via Martha Stewart Weddings

Black Chandeliers – Via The Knot

Black and White Tiered Wedding Cake – Peggy Porschen ‘Pearls and Bows’

Black Lace Wedding Shoes – Rachel Simpson ‘Lily’

White Carnations with Black Ribbon Tie – Martha Stewart Weddings

Black and White Wedding Invitation – Sweet Cherry Meadow ‘ Daniella’

Black and White Dessert Table – Tempting Cake