Looking for a chic, classic style for your big day? Black and white never dates and you really can’t go wrong with a sophisticated, monochrome wedding theme. Ellie Sanderson has collaborated with some of the very best UK wedding talent to bring you this exquisite styled shoot, packed with ideas you can use to give your wedding day an elegant vibe. Photography by the wonderful Poppy Carter Portraits. Pinterest boards at the ready…

Monochrome wedding bride and groom styled shoot

The Chosen by KYHA wedding dress

Our bride wears the heavenly Phoebe dress by high-end Australian bridal label, Chosen by KYHA. Famous for their effortlessly glamorous designs and contemporary approach to bridal style, Chosen by KYHA is the hottest name in wedding dress design right now. We’re thrilled to stock the latest collection at our Ellie Sanderson Kiddington studio.

Phoebe is a dream of a dress. Chosen by KYHA describe it as “a masterclass in minimalist romance” and we utterly agree. From the soft tulle off-the-shoulder sleeve to the structured bodice and fit and flare skirt, it nails the timeless style brief to perfection. It’s glamorous, but with a modern, relaxed feel; the perfect gown to dance the night away in. With a dress this incredible you really don’t need a lot else – our bride’s slightly undone up-do and simple floor-length veil finish off the look in style.

Bride and groom kissing outside Oxford wedding venue

The cool wedding suit

The groom definitely got the memo. His sharp, white tux jacket and shirt, paired with black trousers and a black bow tie really bring the monochrome wedding theme together. We adore the bride and groom’s old school Hollywood style vibe.

The luxe Oxford wedding venue

Wow-factor wedding venues don’t come much better than the Bodleian Libraries. Set in the heart of the glorious city of Oxford, the Bodleian Libraries are a truly magnificent setting for your big day. Steeped in history, the Libraries offer a choice of jaw-dropping spaces for your wedding, from the breathtaking Divinity School (seriously, wow) to the 17th-century Convocation House. The grand late Gothic architecture is guaranteed to blow you away and feels perfectly in synch with our monochrome wedding theme.

bride and groom walking outside Bodleian Library weddings

Monochrome wedding table styling

We adore how Katie Lou Weddings and Oxford Fine Dining have collaborated to create these sophisticated tablescapes. Offering the ultimate in monochrome wedding theme inspiration, the wedding tables really set the scene for a luxe celebration. Black tablecloths and chairs provide a blank canvas, while all-white flowers in angular vases, black candlesticks, sparkling glassware and gold cutlery add a touch of glamour. Regency Chandeliers brought the sparkle with the super-luxe chandeliers – available to hire for your own big day. Obsessed! 

Black and white wedding flowers

The talented team at Fabulous Wedding Flowers delivered the monochrome magic with striking white floral displays. White hydrangea and gypsophila decorated the wedding tables, while the simple white anemones (complete with dramatic black centres) made for a super-chic bridal bouquet.

bride and groom embracing on the steps of Bodleian Libraries sOxford

Where to buy a Chosen by KYHA wedding dress

If you fancy channelling a classically romantic look for your big day, Phoebe is the dress for you. We stock Chosen by KYHA exclusively at our Ellie Sanderson Kiddington studio. To book a one-to-one appointment with your own bridal stylist, just click here.

bride and groom in the sunshine outside Bodleian Libraries wedding

With thanks to:

Venue: @bodleianlibraryweddings 

Planner, styling and set up: @katielouweddings and @oxfordfinedining

Florist: @fabulousweddingflowers 

Photographer: @poppycarterportraits 

Videographer: @bylumiere 

Hair and make-up: @oxfordshirebridalhairandmakeup 

Dress: @chosenbyKYHA at @elliesandersonbridal

Tux: @reiss 

Cake: @theprettycakecompany 

Stationery: @lucca_studios 

Lighting: @tec_oxford and @regencychandeliers 

Chandelier stands: @weddingmetalart 

Tableware: @optionsgreathire 

Linen: @just4linen 

Furniture: @optionsgreathire @eventhireuk and @oxfordfinedining 

Models: @danielle_sewell33 


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