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This is one of those vintage-meets-contemporary colour schemes, with the pale green playing off old world charm against the modern crispness of black and white. The beautiful thing about this colour combination is how effortlessly you can change the tone of the entire ensemble – simply by altering the ratio of mint to black to white ever so slightly! Think dominant black with hints of pale green and white for beautiful drama, or pale green with touches of black and white for something a little more fresh and organic.

In this day and age you can’t be afraid to go bold, so why not opt for more weighty black elements like chairs, wall hangings and dance floor tiles – especially for an evening extravaganza! As always, where there’s pale green, there should be succulents which pair beautifully with polished black lava stones perhaps, as well as white and green mints on the tables.

In terms of attire, you can go the traditional route of guys in black with pale green accessories and girls in green with black accessories. However we’re pretty smitten with the contrast between girls dressed in pale green from head to toe, and guys in clean cut black suits and ties – not only in colour but also in feminine vs. masculine contrast.

Lastly, the dessert table is where the real magic happens with this colour scheme – think plenty of mint on dark chocolate treats like layered mousse, cheesecake, macaroons, cupcakes, mint centred truffles and lollipops. The colour scheme can also be exhibited other areas of the menu – for instance, cucumber soup served in shiny black bowls or dark rye toast with mint pesto.

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