Black and White Wedding Inspiration in Old German Monastery

This sophisticated glam black and white wedding is all about the yin and yang. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, this old monastery is an incredibly romantic setting for your destination wedding in Germany. This wedding inspiration shoot brings together the old Gothic architecture with the contemporary color palette of black, white and gold. Magnolias on Silk created the stunning and timeless look and breathed new life into the monastery. We just know that you’ll be dying to have your destination wedding here after seeing these gorgeous photos by Anja Schneemann Photography.

bride and groom wedding portrait in German monastery

black and white wedding stationary

From Irka Fuerle of Magnolias on SilkThe motivation and idea of this styled shoot was this gorgeous old monastery. It is located in Goslar, a town in Germany. Goslar belongs to a region in Germany that is called Harz. Glorious mountains and deep forests mix with beautiful medieval timber-framed houses. This very traditional and romantic atmosphere full of rich historic buildings is just perfect for a wedding.

bridal portrait in German monastery

bride and groom wedding portrait

bright white and gold old German monastery

The wedding venue, Klosterhotel Wöltingerode was built in the Middle Ages, therefore it has this distinctive Gothic style. Huge arcs and high ceilings with ornaments make a great impression. We wanted to create a style concept that would connect both the old and the modern. The venue itself is also very light-flooded and bright. A pretty garden is also great for a symbolic wedding. The church is a true gem. You can see the altar through the huge window of the hall, where the reception can be held. Klosterhotel Wöltingerode is just a brilliant venue for destination weddings. It has several accommodation facilities and even a brewery.

bridal portrait in elegant wedding gown

groom soaking in the moment before the wedding ceremony

bride and groom wedding portrait

black and white wedding reception decor

To create this connection between a historic building and the modern times, we went with a simple and elegant color palette. Black, white, cream and gold are timeless and versatile. Also, the black and white make this harsh contrast that appears very modern and stylish. It was essential for us, to play with the details and structures of the Gothic style. Hence, we decided to go with these unique black and white plates with geometric patterns. A black velvet table cloth is the eyecatcher of this table decoration. We’ve had it produced just for this black and white wedding. The see-through chairs, the golden cutlery with black handles and the glassware are also very linear and modern.

black and white wedding decor with ghost chairs

wedding reception table setting in Germany

glam black while and gold wedding details

white geometric cake with live floral

gorgeous blue wedding ring

For the bride, this simple and elegant dress with a bow in the front is perfect to fit in a setting like this. The motif of the bow can be found in the bridal shoes and the presents. A very small and delicate detail is her ring. It has this gorgeous black diamond, surrounded by a stunning halo of white crystals. The ring itself is in this pretty golden color. For the floristry, we went with a monochrome bouquet made of white anthurium, orchids, tulips, and ranunculus.

bride and groom portrait at monastery

contrasting black and white wedding reception table decor

elegant wedding favor

tiered black geometric square cake

bride and groom portrait

bride and groom and German monastery

We love the sophisticated look of crisp white so we know you’ll fall head over heels for this indoor wedding with bright whites and navy.

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Anja Schneemann Photography
Wedding Stylist and Concept: Magnolias on Silk
Location: Klosterhotel Wöltingerode
Florals: Magnolias on Silk
Makeup Artist: Prinzessinzauber
Wedding Dress: Jesus Peiro
Bridal Boutique: Salon Hamburg
Groom’s Attire: Lo & Go
Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Headpiece: Maison Sabben
Rentals: Magnolias on Silk
Silk ribbon: Silk & Linen
Chairs: Die Eventausstatter
Tableware: Fürstenberg Porzellan
Glasses: Event Mietservice Hannover
Scented candles as guest presents: Voluspa via SaSa Trend GmbH
Vow Book: Elmo Paperstories
Models: Birte & Max

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