The color yellow has both good and bad connotations, but when it comes to using yellow for a wedding, it is meant to denote joy, optimism and hope. Yellow, like most colors, comes in a wide variety of shades and hues and can be teamed with both complimentary and contrasting colors to make for a stunning wedding.
When using yellow, keep the season in mind-especially if you live in a climate which experiences the different seasons. For instance, use deep, golden tones in the fall rather than the pastel or brighter shades that we usually see during the spring and summer months.
When it comes to decorating with yellow, you have a large selection of flowers to choose from:
Daisies, with their bright yellow centers are quite common, but with good reason. They are quite durable in spite of their delicate look, and can be used with just about any other color. The perfect centerpiece for a casual or country-style wedding is a mason jar filled with fresh-cut daisies.
Yellow roses represent joy, friendship and a new beginning. Perfect for starting a life with your best friend, right? A bridal bouquet of fresh yellow long-stem roses will be both fragrant and beautiful.
Yellow tulips are available year-round. They work well alone or with ferns, tea-roses and lilacs (just to name a few). And their stems are sturdy enough to use in bouquets.
Carnations can be dyed yellow and are a relatively inexpensive way to achieve a quantity of blooms if that’s what you’re after. Their sweet/spicy smell is an added bonus, too.
Sunflowers, black-eyed Susie’s are sturdy and plentiful throughout the summer months. They are, however, usually best in a less formal setting.
Yellow works well with any of the following colors (depending on the shade): pink, white, green, black, lavender, gray, brown or even red.