Black Tableware Inspiration for a Fall or Winter Wedding’

October 8, 2008 | editorial team

In honor of autumn and the raindrops that are falling on the orange and yellow leaves outside my window as I write this, I’m whole heartedly embracing all that’s rich and dark and cozy. I bought fabulous new boots, I turned on my heater, and I’m fascinated by the creative possibilities of incorporating black tableware into a wedding. And this morning, just as I was thinking about how to make the most of this look, I came across this unbelievably beautiful photo collection from photographer Colin Cooke and stylist Paul Lowe on Paul’s blog Sweet Paul (via Snippet and Ink, thanks Kathryn!) and it made me absolutely swoon. Could this meal look any more delectable and luxurious?

black wedding tableware inspiration, images by Colin Cooke and Paul Lowe


The dishes in Paul and Colin’s photos have an organic, rustic look, but I also love these vintage inspired pieces that are popping up all over; sleek, shiny and feminine with a touch of mystery and romance. Rosanna has a Rococo Noir collection that features 9 inch, 10 1/2 inch and 12 inch cake stands, Dauphine candlesticks, and darling sugar and creamer set. (In Seattle they’re available to rent through Junebug member Totally Tabletops!) For a slightly more modern look, these midnight black balloon glasses, wine glasses, champagne flutes, highball glasses and double old fashioned glasses, and this Waechtersbach Petal dinnerware place setting would be the perfect addition to a fall or winter wedding feast. What do you think? Would you use black tableware for a fall or winter wedding?

black wedding tableware and cakestands

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  1. This is all fabulous — I love it!

  2. oooh i love the way the black looks….i hope this catches on for fall weddings, it would be lovely and interesting to photograph!

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