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Monochrome Minimalism

‘Colour schemes, along with venues are one of the first talking points when I meet with my gorgeous couples. In my opinion, you can’t go more classic than a monochrome minimalism scheme. It creates an effortlessly modern feel and when executed the right way, you have a timeless wedding to look back on for life.

The question is, ‘where do I start?’ Well, I firmly believe that with a team of suppliers who share the same vision, this monochromatic movement can come to life and be painted in front of your eyes.

Without further ado, here are some top tips to perfect the visual (and edible) elements for your big day…


I had the pleasure of sitting down with the fabulous Hannah Berry Flowers to ask what our couples should be seeking to create this key look. Here is what she had to say:

“I love it when I am approached with a monochromatic theme. It is the perfect mix of muted tones and architectural chic. We are talking about sharp lines and grey, white and noir hues that combine beautifully. My advice would be to go for foliage such as twisted willow and florals like White Anemone that will really elevate the look. Working with props and stationery also complements the feel. I love it when everything pieces together”

Stationery & Styling

Place cards, menus, table plans and table names are a huge part of the styling of your wedding breakfast. What better way than to have this designed by Nats Paper Studio. Her Australian contemporary style and interior/fashion design elements breathe through her brand and she uses all of these routes to create a bespoke look for your big day. As a Kalm Kitchen bride, you can see the amazing photographs from her Monochrome wedding at Millbridge Court on her blog on Nats Paper Studio.

You could opt for pairing up your stationery with clean and modern cutlery, which will provide the wow factor. Equally, serving food on matching black matte crockery would also add to the stand-out vibe necessary for creating the look. Natalie’s flair saw her mixing up origami animals and stunning black and grey candles.


Balloon styling has completely ‘blown up’ ( if you pardon the pun) and really gives a theatrical edge to your big day. Bubblegum Balloons have created some amazing pieces of work using their Monochrome Balloon installations. They have an amazing eye for creating a pool of balloons flowing from key features of your venue. For me, it is a work of art!


A blank canvas gives you the freedom to play around with all your ideas. Here are two venues that are minimalist heaven:

3 Olaf Street

West Reservoir Centre 

Who To Follow

For inspiration, I always look at different modes of design to get my cogs turning on minimalistic ideas. I have an endless list of instagramers who I follow, but here are a select few to start looking at today…

@henriknero – Minimalist Beauty

@sally_faye – Monochrome Chic

@afabulousfete – Lauren Saylor Designs

It was lovely talking to y’all! I look forward to spreading more insiders ideas soon. However if you want to get in touch, I’m always on the other end of the phone or send me an e-mail at, I would love to hear from you 🙂

Be kind, have fun and go for it!’



Blog: Pete Holder {Instagram @frostedpete}  Florist: Hannah Berry Flowers {Instagram @hannahberryflowers} Stationery: Nat’s Paper Studio {Instagram @natspaperstudio} Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons {Instagram @bubblegumballoons} Venues: 3 Olaf Street {Instagram @3olafstreet}

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