Black and gold stationery, Maurelle

Black and gold stationery, Maurelle
Black and gold stationery, Maurelle

Black and gold wedding décor, Koncept Event Design

Black and gold wedding décor, Koncept Event Design
Koncept Event Design

Black and gold wedding décor, Koncept Event Design

Black and gold wedding décor, Koncept Event Design
Koncept Event Design

Ines di Santos, Bisou Bridal

Ines di Santos, Bisou Bridal
Ines di Santos gown, Bisou Bridal

Elsa Corsi Jewellery

Elsa Corsi Jewellery
Elsa Corsi Jewellery

Hair and makeup by Beauty by Azadeh

Hair and makeup by Beauty by Azadeh
Hair and makeup by Beauty by Azadeh

white orchid bouquet

white orchid bouquet
Bouquet by Flowerz

black and gold wedding cake, When Pigs Fly Pastries

black and gold wedding cake, When Pigs Fly Pastries
Cake by When Pigs Fly Pastries

black and gold wedding cake, When Pigs Fly Pastries

black and gold wedding cake, When Pigs Fly Pastries
Cake by When Pigs Fly Pastries

Ines di Santos, Bisou Bridal

Ines di Santos, Bisou Bridal
Ines di Santos gown, Bisou Bridal

Maurelle Calligraphy, black and gold

Maurelle Calligraphy, black and gold
Stationery by Maurelle

Maurelle Calligraphy, black and gold

Maurelle Calligraphy, black and gold
Stationery by Maurelle

gold charger plate, black table

gold charger plate, black table
Tiles by Maude Affair Event Coordinators

gold candle holder, Koncept Event Design

gold candle holder, Koncept Event Design
Koncept Event Design

black vase, Koncept Event Design

black vase, Koncept Event Design
Koncept Event Design

White orchid bouquet by Flowerz

White orchid bouquet by Flowerz
Bouquet by Flowerz

Galia Lahav, Bisou Bridal

Galia Lahav, Bisou Bridal
Galia Lahav gown, Bisou Bridal

Photographer: Simply Sweet Photography
Planning & Coordination: Maude Affair Event Coordinators
Florals: Flowerz
Stationery: Maurelle Calligraphy and Design
Décor: Koncept Event Design
Jewellery: Elsa Corsi
Makeup & Hair: Beauty by Azadeh
Gowns: Ines Di Santo (long-sleeve) & Galia Lahav (sleeveless), available at Bisou Bridal
Cake: When Pigs Fly Pastries
Dance Floor & Gold Cutlery: A&B Party Time
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

“When brides see our shoot, we want it to speak one word,” says Pamela Nahal of Maude Affair Event Coordinators: “sophistication.” The black and gold theme her team put together tied the classic colour combination into a contemporary execution.

Maude Affair selected a black backdrop and added gold and white décor elements to create the luxurious look. Rather than a typical design execution, she selected black paper for the stationery and Maurelle Calligraphy and Design wrote in gold ink. She also chose black tiles to be used as name cards. “Being raised in a construction family with extensive experience in interior design, I wanted to incorporate an element widely used in construction,” says Pamela of the glossy subway tiles.

Elsa Corsi provided a custom-designed ring set for the shoot; a three-piece Swarovski crystal ring set with gold accents.

The cake by When Pigs Fly Pastries also carried over the theme with gilded orchids, outlined in black and a black ribbon set on a clean white fondant.

While the décor—including the sparkling black tablecloth, vases and linens, and gold candleholders and chargers from Koncept Event Design—all kept strictly to the black and gold theme, the bridal gowns were still a neutral and traditional white. Both gowns from Bisou Bridal were selected for their intricate lace patterns and chic low backs.

Finally, the orchid bouquet and table florals provided by Flowerz lightened the overall shoot and adding freshness.

“We hope couples see this theme and realize they should not be afraid to use dark colours with neutral tones to create a sophisticated, luxurious production.”