Summer is a time to celebrate all things bright and beautiful! And one of the cheeriest ways to do so at your summer wedding is with a palette of aqua and yellow. The minute guests arrive, they’ll get an instant lift from this color combo perking up your ceremony venue, then beaming on through your reception decor. Take some fresh and fabulous ideas from our inspiration board—for your bridal look, wedding cake, decorations, and signature drink!
Aqua + Yellow: How to Use Them at Your Summer Wedding
This color pairing makes a summery statement indeed! Play it up at your wedding ceremony with your bridal party in bright aqua dresses and sunflower bouquets (5). Plus the perfect whimsical decoration, turquoise and yellow balloons (2), and yellow petals for a festive wedding toss finale (6)!
Serve your guests some sunshine, too! Have a wedding cake (3) draped in aqua fondant and adorned with yellow and white sugar flowers. And for your signature drink, select a sparkling concoction like this Turquoise Sip champagne cocktail (4).
Other ideal ways to bring in this aqua and yellow palette would be through flowers like billy balls (1), daffodils, calla lilies, ranunculus, freesia, orchids, carnations, chrysanthemums, daisies, tulips, irises, and marigolds. And of course, through all your wedding paper elements—from a fun boxed invitation set (7) to your place cards, escort cards, menu cards, and favor tags.
Editor’s tips: Such a vivid pair of colors runs the risk of being overpowering, especially for a wedding. So we suggest you work in a neutral color or two to temper all that brightness. Options to consider:
- – for a sophisticated look – pale gray, taupe, or champagne
- – for a rustic theme – organic tones from natural materials like wood and straw, or from kraft paper and burlap
- – for a beach setting – seaside elements like sand, seashells, driftwood
How’s that for Aqua + Yellow inspiration, one of the most upbeat color palettes for a summer event? Will it be gracing your wedding?
Note: For a fall version of a similar wedding palette, see our recent post on Biscay Bay + Oak Buff.