{By Request}: Vintage Glam, Please! Black & White

{Black & White}

Recently I received an email from a bride by the name of Hannah who said she was having such a difficult time determining the color palette for her upcoming wedding this year. Can you relate? She said she was feeling as if she might just go with black and white as a last resort. She said she liked the idea of black and white, but worried that it would look too boring. She also said she liked the idea of incorporating a vintage feel. So here is my attempt to show you, Hannah, and all of you other brides out there reading along that although black and white is classic, and elegant and timeless, it's far from boring! You can actually make this palette really pop if you choose unique ways to use these colors. Don't forget texture, pattern & repetition when it comes to your wedding day look {continued...}

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{top row}: vintage camera, newlyweds in love, wedding cake, bridal hairstyle, {middle row}: desserts, typography, jewelry, bridesmaid clutch, flower ring, {bottom row}: bridal gown, button escort cards, bridesmaid dress, glam vanity.

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Vintage Glam Hair Piece & Camera

Seems to me that these colors convey themselves best in bold patterns & creative fonts. And dare I say that these colors have a way of looking very, 'vintage glam?' Just my two cents! I'm personally really loving that bridal hair piece & the icing on that wedding cake! Plus, who doesn't love a vintage camera? Photo booth anyone? Hoping this shows you all how 'not boring' this palette can be!

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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20 Comments " {By Request}: Vintage Glam, Please! Black & White "

The Perfect Palette March 11, 2011

Love this one!!

Krissy167 Make Believe'N March 11, 2011


Ashley N. March 11, 2011

So glam!!

hihihi? March 11, 2011

wow I love this look! perfect for winter:D

I found a cool blog with amazing inspiration boards!

A Crimson Kiss March 11, 2011

Just gorgeous! There are few things chicer than black and white (and your wonderful boards)!

Hannah B.

Thanks for bringing this palette to life! You know I was struggling! This is just perfect! You are the best! Love your site! Always recommending you.

Brenda's Wedding Blog March 11, 2011

beautiful board - black and white is so classic and elegant - I don't think it can ever go out of style


Very glam and classy

Glamour and Grace March 11, 2011

You can never go wrong with black and white! That was my color palatte, with a vintage glam feel, with a little turquoise mixed in (in small, transparent details because it can be such a strong color).

Life,Styled March 11, 2011

Eeks ~ this is glam! Wow, love every bit about this inspiration board. That headpiece is fabulous!! Love the escort cards, the cake and the dress! All so perfect.


bonafidebride March 11, 2011

So much lovely black and white inspiration today! I'm really loving it. It has so much potential!

Rhiannon Bosse March 12, 2011

So very pretty!! I love a nicely styled black and white wedding; you can never go wrong :)

Paper Moss March 12, 2011

absolutely timeless. GORGEOUS... don't stress - you can't go wrong with B&W! :)

Naomi Goodman March 12, 2011

I am a classic minimalist and my fave colors are black and white so you had me instantly. xo

WhoWhatLogos March 14, 2011

Love the glam, especially that vintage camera. Ahhhhhhhhhh!

Wedding photographers August 24, 2011

Nicely said, Not bad at all! Interesting piece of information. I find it to be honest, useful and fresh so thank you so much for posting this!

Courtney {Pizzazzerie} November 25, 2011

LOVE black & white!

Jessica January 12, 2012

black and white never fails. LOVE ir!!!

Mia Silver March 22, 2012



I LOVEE this bridesmaids dress!! Where can I get it?

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