Throwing a Ballroom Wedding? Get Inspired by My Fair Lady

Wedding Style & Decor
Black and White Ballroom Wedding Inspiration Board

Photos: Courtesy of Everett Collection; G. Giannoni; Kelly Wearstler Interior; Roger Davies; Devon Jaris

Do you count Audrey Hepburn among your chief style icons? Have you always dreamed of an ultra-formal, black-and-white wedding reception? Are you obsessed with the cool style of the 1960's à la Twiggy, Jackie Kennedy, and Mad Men? Then this ballroom inspiration board should be your guide to planning your big day. Channel your inner Audrey and the sleek style of My Fair Lady for the classic and chic wedding you've always wanted.

Start with a timeless black-and-white invitationa square card with geometric details feels so reminiscent of Audrey's iconic and understated style. We love a romantic mermaid wedding dress, like the option above from Ines Di Santo. Its vintage-style lace bodice details combined with a simple skirt are the perfect mix of old-meets-new. Accessorize the floor-length design with cool black-and-white leather booties for an unexpected look.

Add pops of pink to liven up your black-and-white motif. Invest in a punchy-hued bouquet, filled with fluffy peonies and garden roses, and consider accenting your décor with bold pieces. Pink chairs, favors, and, of course, a rosy lip, should do the trick.

Above: 1. Tea Favor, $8, Sloane Fine Tea Merchants; 2. S110 Powershot Camera, $249, Canon; 3. Cake, $8 per slice (serves 75), Erica O'Brien Cake Design; 4. Wedding Planner, $80, Smythson; 5. Pen. $63, A.T. Cross Company; 6. Leather Heels, $895, Monique Lhuillier; 7. White Gold Oval-Cut Diamond Ring, price upon request, Forevermark; 8. English-Net Mermaid Gown, $7,700, Ines Di Santo; 9. Crystal Earrings, $300, Janis by Janis Savitt; 10. Original Skin Blush in Orpheline, $28, Rouge Bunny; 11. Wine Tag Escort Cards, $16 for 10, Kate Spade New York; 12. Bridesmaid Dress, $295, Rebecca Taylor; 13. Bouquet, $475, Michael George Flowers; 14. Lipstick, $36, Givenchy Le Rouge; 15. Invitation, $1,500 for 100, Cheree Berry Paper

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