In America, we associate black with mourning and sadness which is probably why it hasn't been a popular color for weddings. However, we tend to forget things the color symbolizes, such as elegance, strength, formality, and prestige. Black does not have to accompany a moody palette only. It's the color that goes with everything! Other colors are vibrant on a background of black. I noticed a lot of couples liked to balance black with gold, creating very elegant and luxurious looking decor. So indulge as much as you please - go for the black gown or reserve black for tablescape accents. It's sure to turn a few heads and to make your Tahoe wedding a uniquely sophisticated event!