Yellow Wedding Theme - flowers, invitations
& Colour schemes ideas

It’s no surprise that yellow weddings are a popular choice because yellow is such a cheerful, fun, optimistic colour. Golden yellow is particularly meaningful for weddings as it symbolises the promise of a positive future. Yellow is also associated with friendship, something that is a crucial part of marriage.

Colour Schemes for Yellow Weddings

Yellow is most often used for weddings in the spring and summer and can be combined with a number of other colours. In the spring lemon yellow can easily be combined with lavender or pale blue, and in the summer brighter yellows can work well with deep blue, green, or pale pink. For an autumn wedding a softer golden yellow could be combined with subtle shades of red and orange. A contemporary look that is currently very popular is pale yellow with grey. Yellow is a particularly good colour for a beach wedding or garden wedding.

Stationery for Yellow Weddings

A yellow wedding invitation will certainly set a happy tone for your wedding day, and yellow can work for both casual country celebrations and modern urban events. Yellow and grey is a very popular colour scheme for modern wedding stationery, and a grey font on a pale yellow background should be fairly easy to read. Black is a better option if you have chosen a deeper yellow and this can be a very striking combination. Yellow invitations work well with flowers and butterflies for a country garden wedding, or shells and starfish for a beach wedding.

Flowers for Yellow Weddings

If you choose a yellow theme for your wedding you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to your wedding flowers. Yellow weddings that are held in the spring can benefit from daffodils and tulips, while summer and autumn weddings can make use of yellow roses or golden sunflowers. For a bright sunshine bouquet consider gerbera daisies, or for a contemporary bouquet think about yellow Carla lilies. Oriental lilies make fabulous table centres and are available in various shades of yellow. Finally you can use yellow carnations or chrysanthemums to add bulk to yellow flower arrangements.

Decorations for Yellow Weddings

As well as flowers, there are plenty of other types of decoration that look fantastic in yellow. For a country wedding consider yellow bunting with different patterns on each flag including yellow flowers, yellow polka dots and yellow gingham. For an evening wedding a selection of yellow candles in different sizes and shapes can make a stunning table centre, especially when they are surrounded with yellow rose petals. Other ways to introduce your colour into your wedding decor include yellow table runners and chair sashes, clusters of yellow balloons, and yellow hand fans for your guests.

Outfits for Yellow Weddings

Although there are yellow wedding dresses around, these tend to be quite flamboyant and if you want something simpler it might be better to look for a yellow ball gown or prom dress. A simple ivory or white wedding dress will look lovely with a yellow theme and you can always add a yellow corsage or a yellow hair flower to make sure your outfit fits with the theme.

There are many yellow bridesmaids dress designs available, but some bridesmaids may not be too happy with the choice as yellow doesn’t work with every skin tone. Lemon dresses, or white dresses with yellow sashes or other details are likely to be more popular with your bridesmaids, and gold dresses can look stunning at yellow weddings. For the groom and groomsmen, pale yellow shirts would work with grey or navy suits, or for a casual beach wedding choose chinos, a white shirt and a yellow buttonhole.

Cakes for Yellow Weddings

While lemon yellow icing can look fresh and delicious, a bright yellow wedding cake might be a little overpowering. Think about adding yellow cake trims to a white cake, or piling yellow fresh flowers around the tiers instead. Try using a cake stencil to create a yellow pattern on a plain white cake with spray food colouring, and add a gold shimmer with a little cake lustre. If you’d like a yellow cup cake tower, why not bake lemon cup cakes in yellow or gold cases and decorate them with white icing and yellow sugar flowers.

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