A yellow wedding color scheme is a wonderful choice for any marriage celebration. And why not? Yellow can be bright and sunny or deep golden and warm. It's a really great color that works well in all seasons, but is especially delightful for spring and summer events.
In spring, a pale yellow brings images of warmth and new growth; a time for new beginnings.
Step it up a few notches for summer when nature is vibrant and in full bloom.
During the fall and winter months, deeper shades are called for and gold can be the perfect choice to team up with the deep, darker colors of colder seasons.
Yellow and gold are a beautiful compliment to almost any other color. For example:
When it comes to wedding flowers for your bouquets and arrangements, the variations in colors and floral choices is quite large. The following is a list of yellow flowers you may want to consider for your bridal bouquet and other floral arrangements. Accent them with a contrasting color or use several different shades of yellow in one bouquet.
While yellow is a happy, uplifting color, too much of it can be overwhelming and over-stimulating, so keep your table decorations to a minimum or at least fairly subtle.
Many couples choose to incorporate a theme along with their wedding colors. Some suggested theme ideas are:
For a wedding bee theme, your colors will be black and yellow, preferably used in a striped pattern. For decorative accents, place black vases with yellow roses as table centerpieces and use yellow napkins with a black napkin ring for emphasis at each place setting.
Present your guests with mini refrigerator bumble bee magnets or small favor boxes stamped with a bumble bee on top. Fill with almonds or mints. Another cute favor is a small bee-hive shaped ceramic honey pot with dipper. Or how about individual jars of honey decorated with contrasting ribbons?
Bee style invitations are a little harder to find. If you're having trouble, here's a solution. Purchase simple light colored invitations or perhaps ones with some flowers on them. Add your own rub-on bee sticker to the front. You can find these at most scrapbooking supply stores. Many of these rub-ons have a glittery sheen to them and look quite nice.
Use the actual flower as your theme accent. This sunny, summertime flower is a perfect choice and is easily paired with the color brown.
For favors, make or buy sunflower pot pens as favors (this is a pen that's been wrapped in green floral tape and a silk sunflower is attached to the top. Insert the pen into a small clay pot that contains floral foam).
Foil wrapped chocolate sunflowers wrapped in tulle netting or nestled in a favor box are also perfect favor gifts.
For this butterfly wedding theme, go with yellow and white flowers and insert butterfly picks, so that your butterflies are "fluttering" around the flowers. You can also purchase nylon butterflies with sparkling beads (Dollar Stores, Craft Shops or online) and place them about the room - on walls, along table skirts, and nestled around the food table.
Decorate white favor boxes with a small paper butterfly and fill with an assortment of yellow and white candies as a simple bridal favor. If you're crafty, you could sew up small felt favor bags and create a simple yellow felt flower to attach to the outside for a cool, SoHo favor look.
The above are just some suggested ideas that work very well with yellow weddings. Additional themes that you could use are: baby chicks, yellow ducks, any type of yellow flower, the sun, even canaries! Just let your imagination soar with the possibilities.
Written by Rose Smith, © 2007-2012