modern black and white invitation suite

Photo: Samantha McFarlen

Classic and elegant with a modern twist—that was the inspiration behind this shoot styled by Bixby + Pine of Kingston, Washington. The lush forest of the Pacific Northwest contrasts beautifully with the shoot's black and white color scheme, while stripes and polka dots add a playful (yet chic) element.

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bride and groom wearing classic wedding attire

Photo: Samantha McFarlen

"The inspiration behind this shoot was to create a classically-styled wedding in a non-traditional setting," says photgrapher Samantha McFarlan. "To capitalize on the stunning natural scenery that Kingston House provided, we incorporated black and white, which gave the shoot a clean and fresh feel."

modern black and white wedding invitations

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"Crisp black envelopes with black-and-white-striped liners were the beginning must-haves," McFarlen says.

lace fit-and-flare wedding dress with illusion neckline

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Erin wore a gorgeous fit-and-flare wedding gown featuring floral lace applliqués and an on-trend illusion neckline.

loose waves wedding hairstyle

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She completed her look with loose waves, dark lash extensions and raspberry red lipstick.

white peony wedding bouquet

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Her bouquet included peonies, mums and greenery. The finishing touch? Striped ribbon to tie it all together.

groom wearing classic tux

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Tom kept his style classic with a black tuxedo and bow tie.

groom's tuxedo with bow tie and boutonniere

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"The bow tie is the perfect touch of formality," McFarlen says. "And a simple white bloom with some green leaves wrapped in ribbon helped keep this boutonniere minimalistic."

classic bride and groom walking through venue

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"This full lace gown is perfect for this type of venue," she adds. "It provides a little bit of everything. It has elements of being classy, whimsical, timeless, sweet, and fashion-forward."

wedding dress with illusion lace back

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Check out the beautiful illusion back!

bride and groom pose in forest

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"This was an intimate spot for photos, which really allowed the couple to enjoy their moment together," says McFarlen. Too cute!

DIY ceremony backdrop with greenery and candles

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A reclaimed mantelpiece decorated with fresh greenery and candles = instant ceremony backdrop!

modern sweetheart table with black and white details

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"A refinished round table with white legs was the starting point for the bride and groom's romantic table for two," says McFarlen.

modern green and white wedding centerpiece

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Centerpieces were arranged in geometric terrariums for an ultra-modern vibe.

white peony centerpiece with greenery

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The arrangements included classic white peonies surrounded by viburnum and fresh greenery.

modern place setting with hobnail goblets

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Glass chargers and hobnail goblets accented each place setting.

succulent wedding favor

Photo: Samantha McFarlen

We love succulents as wedding favors, and we especially love the idea of presenting them in glass orbs like this!

metal tub chairs at sweetheart table

Photo: Samantha McFarlen

They added metal tub chairs to the table for a touch of industrialism.

vintage yellow getaway car

Photo: Samantha McFarlen

"Florals were re-used from the backs of the chairs and we added the ever-so-popular chalkboard, which went perfectly with the black and white color scheme," McFarlen says.

bride and groom inside getaway car

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The getaway car was a 1957 Nash Metropolitan Coupe.

vintage wedding getaway car

Photo: Samantha McFarlen

"The extra special thing about this getaway is that the car belongs to the bride's father," McFarlen says. "This was the perfect way to send off the couple."

Vendors

Venue: Kingston House Weddings | Event Planning: Bixby + Pine | Bride's Gown: MeaMarie Bridal Atelier | Makeup Artist: Beautifully Polished | Groom's Attire: Private Label Bridal | Rentals: Unique and Chic Event Rentals and Design