I love the idea of using shades of pretty yellow for a wedding. What a sunny, cheerful color palette it would be for a spring or summer wedding. Yellow looks fresh and crisp with white and green, sophisticated with gray, or whimsical /retro with aqua. You could even incorporate select yellow accents into a fall wedding if mixed with richer hues to keep it seasonal. Get inspired by these lovely sunny yellow wedding details.
Pops of bright yellow are fantastic to include in a wedding. In the picture above, I love how the groom’s yellow bow tie coordinates with the bride’s yellow bouquet and wedding jewelry. Who says brides have to carry white flowers, anyway? It is easier than you may think to find pretty yellow accents that are not overwhelming. Soft yellow and white printed table linens would be lovely for the reception tables, and it also looks great to hang yellow paper lanterns from the ceiling. If you want to amp up the intensity, on the other hand, you can mix your yellow with vibrant shades of fuchsia, mango, and hot pink.
There are an abundance of yellow flowers from which you can choose. You can make your wedding feel more elegant by using yellow roses, orchids, and hydrangeas. Or create a casual country wedding feeling with daisies, billy balls and wildflowers. There are also yellow tulips, freesia, and even tropical plumeria. Yellow blossoms combine wonderfully with shades of blue or lilac if you wish to cool down the warm color.
Yellow bridesmaid dresses can be very fresh and appealing, but you do have to take care to select a flattering shade of yellow. It can be a hard color to pull off, especially in the more vibrant lemon shades. One great solution is to let each bridesmaid select her own yellow dress in the shade that looks the best with her own hair and skin color. If you prefer to have every woman wear the same dress, a softer yellow hue will be more universally wearable than a bolder hue. I tend to think that pearl jewelry for bridesmaids looks best with yellow dresses, as it feels just as light and fresh.
A sunny yellow cake is a must for your yellow theme wedding. It is almost impossible to go too bright on a cake, so feel free to choose a bold design if you wish. A geometric pattern lends a stylish sophistication to cheerful yellow hues. Or you can opt for a classic floral cake decoration (yellow sugar orchids, perhaps?). Keep the cake flavor light to complement the exterior. You can’t go wrong with lemon flavors, whether it is a lemon sponge cake, a lemon poppy seed cake, or flavorful lemon curd filling in a buttercream cake. The wedding cake is the perfect way to tie your whole wedding color scheme together.