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Ways to Incorporate a Dark Color Palette Into Your Wedding

Bring the drama on your wedding day with a dark and moody color palette.

Dessert is, by nature, already sweet.

So rather than push it into saccharine territory, why not give it some edge in an unexpected color scheme? This modern, three-tiered beauty by Oak Cliff confectioner CRUMB & KETTLE features tonal, embroidery-style floral details and living blooms by DIRT Flowers. It’s a wedding treat that strikes the perfect balance between sweet and spice.

Here are six other ways to add a little noir to your nuptials

1.) Rent the Fun Way

Black Wedding Rentals
Candlestick holders (Beautiful Event Rentals); Round side table (Beautiful Event Rentals); Palais velveteen chair (Party! Dallas); Heirloom linen onyx pillow (Beautiful Event Rentals); Velveteen ottoman (Party! Dallas)

2.) Pair thee well

Nature-inspired green adds life to black accents.

A warm orange makes dark tones feel sunny.

Embrace autumnal hues for a seasonal feel.

Go all-in on dark with a deep plum.

3.) If the Shoe Fits…

black wedding shoes by Benincasa Milano

While black bridal accessories are in, black-and-blue feet from uncomfortable shoes are definitely not. Dallas-based Benincasa Milano is a bride’s dream come true, creating beautiful footwear that isn’t a pain to wear. Here’s how it works: After placing your order, you’ll receive an easy-to-use fit kit that provides the experts at Benincasa with 3D impressions of your feet, from which they create custom, integrated insoles. Within two weeks, you’ll receive your completed pair that will comfortably last you from the altar to the after-party.

4.) Black Blooms

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5.) Treat Yo Self

Black wedding desserts
Clockwise from top left: Gold-leaf and black macarons, $2.30 each plus customization fee, Joy Macarons; hexagonal cookies, $5.50 each, Sweet Daze Dessert Bar; splatter doughnuts, $3.50 each, Sweet Daze Dessert Bar; paint stroke cake pops, $4.50 each, Sweet Daze Dessert Bar; geode macarons, $7 each, We the Birds; hand-applied glitter macarons, $5 each, We the Birds

6.) Keep it Formal

formal black-tie bridal attire
Ines de Santo; BHLDN

Don’t let the tuxedo-trimmed gents have all the fun. Lean into the black-tie dress code with black bridal accessories and bridesmaid dresses.

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