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"Black and white weddings never go out of style. Classic Hollywood glamor has hit weddings this season with lots of flair and breathtaking results. One of the biggest assets designers have these days is the use of not only color, but depth and texture in their designs. The availability of linen, unique china, flatware, chargers, glassware, custom designed menus, and collateral have allowed everyone to take their designs up a notch.

Why black and white? The color combination is crisp, clean, and a bit retro. A black and white design can take on a very modern stylish look – it says classic ballroom or whispers soft and romantic. Black and white can take on many different personalities. We are finding that it’s universal appeal can fit in an outdoor garden, a winery, or even the local bistro.

I love the styling of this incredible black and white soiree at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma. This incredible tablescape takes your breath away – it is the first thing everyone entering the dramatic barrel room will notice, and they will be talking about it for weeks to come. Using a long captain’s table that spans the length of the room is a great way to use the space. When you have a party of 1oo and a room that fits 200, this design technique is an ideal way to make a great dramatic statement, but also, it creates the illusion of filling the space. You never want the room to look empty!
Jacuzzi Vineyards is equally well-known for the extensive olive groves on property and the incredible selection of olive oils available for tasting. This wedding has provided their guests with a grove of olive trees – they have placed them close to the tables, again to help define the space and provide a frame for the dinner celebration. I love how the couple has worked at incorporating so many of the elements found outside the facility into their design.

I Do Venues wants to recognize the talented team of wedding professionals who helped to make this bride’s dream a reality: Photographer – Michelle Walker Photography, Designer/Planner – Michelle Klaff of Elegant Events by Michelle, Florist – Jessica Switala of Fleurs de France, Cake – Fleur de Lisa, Catering – Wine Country Catering, Lighting – Twilight Design."