Chic Wedding Accessories

Black accessories are hip picks for brides not tied to tradition

Subversive Style

After you've done the bouquet thing, trade your flowers for a black patent clutch streaked with gold. Its retro rectangular shape underscores the lean sexiness of a hand-draped Empire column covered with white paillettes.

Dress, about $6,000, Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija Couture. Patent-leather clutch, Christian Louboutin. Lucite earrings and ring, Patricia Von Musulin at Takashimaya NYC, 800-753-2038.