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Black Weddings Dresses? New Rising Trend

Gone are the days when brides felt confined to the traditional white gown. Today, brides have the freedom to express their style and personality with plenty of non-traditional options on offer.  


One such option that we’ve seen becoming increasingly popular is the black wedding dress. Yes, you heard it right – black is the new white when it comes to saying "I do" in style! No longer limited to the realm of gothic or alternative weddings (although they’re still a great option for those weddings too), black dresses are hopping over boundaries to become a symbol of sophistication and individuality in more mainstream bridal fashion. 


So, why are black wedding dresses becoming popular and is a black dress the right choice for you? We’ve shared our thoughts below to help you decide. 

Why are black wedding dresses becoming popular? 

Before we leap into discussing black wedding dresses in more detail, let’s touch on why they’re becoming more popular.  


Embracing the beauty of individuality and modern style, black dresses offer a dramatic alternative to the more traditional white gown. Not only do they exude elegance and sophistication, but they also allow brides to express themselves away from the potential confines of more traditional ideals. With changing attitudes towards weddings, black dresses symbolise creativity and inclusivity, giving couples the freedom to celebrate love in a way that feels authentically them.  



Black wedding dresses are versatile  

Now you may be thinking if you decide to go for a black wedding dress that you’re going to be very limited for choices – think again! As the popularity of these dresses grows, we’re seeing more and more styles becoming available.  


Just take a look at this Pinterest board; from sleek curve hugging dresses with deep necklines, to whimsical flowing gowns with floral accents, there truly is something for everyone. 


You can still get your black wedding dress customised  

If you’re worried about whether you can get your black wedding dress customised, at Lily’s Boutique we can still talk to you about customisation options no matter the colour of dress.  


For example, we’re doing the dress for a steam punk wedding next year. The dress is black and purple, and we’re hand beading purple beads and a few other magical alterations onto it.  


Incorporating black into your wedding 

If you’ve decided to go for a black wedding dress and what to extend the theme throughout your wedding, we’ve put together a few things you can consider. These are also great options if you’d like to include black in your wedding, but you still want to stick to a traditional white wedding dress! 


Décor and centrepieces 

You can infuse black into your wedding décor through table linens, napkins, and chair covers. You may also want to consider incorporating black accents into your centrepieces with black vases, candle holders, or floral arrangements featuring dark flowers such as black roses, dahlias, or anemones.  


For a touch of glamour, you can even add metallic accents like gold or silver to complement the black. Pinterest is a great place to find lots of inspo and get your creativity flowing! 


Stationery and invitations 

Set the tone for your wedding with elegant black and white invitations featuring minimalist designs, calligraphy, or floral motifs. Carry the black theme throughout your stationery suite with black envelope liners, RSVP cards, and ceremony programmes for a cohesive and sophisticated look. 


Wedding cake 

Now this one is a real statement! Opt for a striking black wedding cake adorned with intricate detailing, metallic accents, or fresh floral embellishments in shades of black, white, and green. Plus, you can choose flavours like chocolate or black forest to complement the colour scheme and add an extra element of decadence to your cake. 


Signature cocktails and beverages 

Create signature cocktails featuring dark spirits like bourbon or black vodka, garnished with blackberries, black cherries, or edible flowers for a touch of elegance. You can also serve black-coloured beverages like espresso martinis or blackberry mojitos to tie into the colour palette. 




Ready to find your dream black wedding dress? Contact us today, we’d love to help you create your perfect wedding. 

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