Bridal bouquet

Yellow bridal bouquet: the choice of flowers and their combinations

If we dis­card all prej­u­dices about infi­deli­ty and part­ing in con­nec­tion with a bou­quet of yel­low flow­ers com­mon among our fel­low cit­i­zens, then we must admit that there are few wed­ding arrange­ments that can com­pete with this tru­ly sun­ny col­or. Any weath­er on the day of the cel­e­bra­tion, even if it is cloudy three times, will become brighter if the bride has a yel­low wed­ding bou­quet in her hands.

Symbolism of color

Yel­low col­or, along with red and blue, is the main col­or for florists to select var­i­ous com­po­si­tions. And none of the experts will call yel­low flow­ers a sym­bol of betray­al or sep­a­ra­tion. On the con­trary, this col­or per­son­i­fies the warmth of per­son­al rela­tion­ships between two lovers, the sin­cer­i­ty and ten­der­ness of mutu­al feel­ings, and also proph­e­sies their future mar­riage a suc­cess­ful and pros­per­ous voy­age in a joint boat called life.

After all, every­thing log­i­cal­ly boils down to this:

  • yel­low col­or and its shades are close to the solar set, that is, to the light of heat;
  • peo­ple are accus­tomed to light­ing in hous­es and on the streets, and it also most­ly has a yel­low tint (even in stores, the light of ordi­nary light bulbs is called “warm”);
  • yel­low col­or car­ries with it a pos­i­tive charge, invig­o­rates, improves mood, infus­es vital ener­gy and enhances activ­i­ty.

Not with­out rea­son, in the coun­tries of the East, yel­low col­ors sym­bol­ize life with­out wor­ries and sor­rows, in wealth and fun. And for many oth­er coun­tries, yel­low is a sym­bol of abun­dance, pros­per­i­ty and good luck.


It is worth warn­ing that the yel­low bou­quet of the bride will be per­ceived ambigu­ous­ly among the guests and rel­a­tives who arrived at the cel­e­bra­tion. Some peo­ple have a deep prej­u­dice of sup­pos­ed­ly neg­a­tive sig­nif­i­cance. There­fore, the deci­sion of the young to choose just such a bou­quet, in fact, is a rather extra­or­di­nary act, which char­ac­ter­izes them as a com­plete­ly inde­pen­dent cou­ple, since they have giv­en such an empha­sis to their main cel­e­bra­tion of life. After all, they prob­a­bly pre­pared a few more wed­ding attrib­ut­es, sim­i­lar in shades to the col­or of the bou­quet. It will most like­ly be some­thing from the bride’s jew­el­ry, in her out­fit or the groom’s suit.

See also
Oath of the bride and groom

It is pos­si­ble that the dec­o­ra­tion of the wed­ding venue also con­tains yel­low ele­ments: balls and rib­bons, cur­tains on the win­dows, table­cloths on tables, dish­es or a car donat­ed by rel­a­tives. Every­thing should look in har­mo­ny and fit in style.

With such a bou­quet, the bride’s dress should be either snow-white or con­trast­ing with yel­low tones. Beige or cream dress­es, which have recent­ly become fash­ion­able, are def­i­nite­ly not suit­able, since with a bright bou­quet the out­fit will not seem the main attribute of the cel­e­bra­tion, and with a more shad­ed tone of the bou­quet, on the con­trary, the flow­ers will become an incon­spic­u­ous detail. Suit­able, in addi­tion to daz­zling white, are the fol­low­ing col­ors of the dress:

  • blue with all shades from pale to sat­u­rat­ed;
  • red, but only sat­u­rat­ed tones, not pale;
  • bright green col­ors;
  • black, but not dull.

It becomes obvi­ous that dress­es of oth­er basic tones (except beige and cream) will look good with a bright yel­low bou­quet, but hav­ing the same bright­ness and sat­u­ra­tion as the bou­quet. And a mono­chro­mat­ic bou­quet must be nec­es­sar­i­ly only bright — no mid­tones and medi­um shades. Or you will need to choose a com­po­si­tion of yel­low with plants of oth­er types and shades suit­able for it.

Combination with other tones

When choos­ing oth­er flow­ers to yel­low for a wed­ding bou­quet, you should know some rules for their com­bi­na­tion. In floristry, there are three main col­ors:

  • red;
  • blue;
  • yel­low.

If the bou­quet con­sists only of yel­low flow­ers, then it is per­ceived as such. If you mix them with red, then such a com­po­si­tion as a whole is per­ceived by the eyes as orange. All these shades — orange, red and yel­low — are warm, active. Such bou­quets stand out among many oth­ers.

See also
names of seasonal wedding plants that are better to choose

There­fore, red flow­ers can be cho­sen for a mixed bou­quet with yel­low ones.

Blue col­or with yel­low cre­ates a con­trast­ing com­po­si­tion with a cer­tain shade of cold­ness. In bou­quets with yel­low, a good com­bi­na­tion of pur­ple, blue, light blue and lilac flow­ers is not­ed. But here the choice should already be care­ful, since not all types of flow­ers of the named tones can cre­ate a wed­ding mood and main­tain the nec­es­sary har­mo­ny of the com­po­si­tion.

Bright yel­low flow­ers look per­fect in a mixed bou­quet with white ones. White col­or is neu­tral, there­fore it goes well with all tones, mid­tones and even mul­ti-col­ored bou­quets.

With his pres­ence, he empha­sizes the sun­shine of yel­low, its warmth and rich­ness.

Helpful Hints

Choos­ing a wed­ding bou­quet Here are a few tips from the pros.

  • If the bride only dreams of ros­es in her bou­quet, then a com­po­si­tion from a com­bi­na­tion of yel­low and white rose buds, for exam­ple, the David Austin vari­ety, will be an excel­lent choice for her. In such a bou­quet, you can weave fresh greens in the form of leaves or indi­vid­ual branch­es.
  • For aris­to­crat­ic per­sons, you can stop at a com­bi­na­tion of ros­es and lilies. Such a bou­quet will look even more chic if its leg is tied with a satin snow-white rib­bon.
  • For a roman­tic girl, a com­po­si­tion of ros­es with white chrysan­the­mums is sure to suit. Will look good in com­bi­na­tion with white freesia ros­es. Espe­cial­ly such a bou­quet should shine with brunettes. Blondes, on the oth­er hand, just need to choose the right shade of the named col­ors.
  • They always look advan­ta­geous both in a mono-bou­quet and in mixed com­po­si­tions of yel­low calla lilies. But a bou­quet of them belongs to long types of com­po­si­tions, so the bride must have an appro­pri­ate style of wed­ding dress (Greek or Empire style). With puffy dress­es, such a bou­quet will look friv­o­lous. The height of the girl also mat­ters here — long bou­quets are not suit­able for short ones. Callas can be mixed with any volu­mi­nous rep­re­sen­ta­tives of ros­es, peonies, chrysan­the­mums.
See also
wedding dresses
  • A bou­quet of three col­or com­po­nents looks very good: yel­low, red and a lit­tle white. The bride will def­i­nite­ly like this range, the main thing is that the shapes of all the com­po­nents of such a bou­quet match each oth­er.

When choos­ing flow­ers, you should always lis­ten to your inner self. There are com­po­si­tions that you don’t even want to look at, but there are those that attract atten­tion imme­di­ate­ly. Here among them you need to choose the best bou­quet for the best day of your life.

How to make a wed­ding bou­quet with your own hands, see the fol­low­ing video.