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Wedding color schemes are just the starting point for creating a unique and memorable wedding experience for everyone involved. But a color scheme can be interpreted in many different ways – imagine these two very different weddings using yellow, white and green…
The bright lemon yellow and lime green of citrus fruits provide the color inspiration and theme for this wedding. Lemons and limes pop up all over the place, starting with the white invitations printed with a design of the cut fruit creating a free-wheeling pop art abstract graphic of circles and triangles. Arriving at the ceremony venue, guests are greeted by two miniature lemon trees heavy with fruit, that mark the beginning of the aisle. The service booklets are delicately scented with a lemon fragrance and white, yellow and bright green streamers gently wave at the sides of the seating area. The bride’s party arrives and there is no mistaking the bridesmaids, as they appear in bright printed dresses of yellow and green teamed with lime shoes. To contrast against the busy pattern of their short dresses, their bouquets are white. The bride appears all in white, except for the bright yellow shoes that peek out from under her dress. Her bouquet is a riot of yellow, green and white.
At the reception the citrus theme continues. Guests are refreshed with lime cocktails while waiting to be seated, and find that the wedding reception centrepieces include slices of lemon and lime floating in the vases. Name cards at each place are slipped inside a cut made in a lemon or lime, and favour bags alternate in lime green and bright yellow. A lemon garnish appears on the entree and a slice of sugared lime is popped into the dessert. Finally, full of good food and fine wine, the guests take to the dance floor, kicking aside the fluorescent green and gold balloons that fill the floor.
Sugar and spice
The afternoon sun warms the cream walls of the country church, turning them a soft shade of butter yellow. Tall vases of traditional flowers – roses, gladioli, dahlias and carnations – stand at either side of the altar, which holds another arrangement in white and yellow. At the end of each pew a sweet posy hangs, attached with a white ribbon. The guests refer to their invitations – printed with a yellow lace border and tucked into envelopes lined in a fresh spring green – as the bridal party arrives.
The bride is all in white – a simple gown with broderie anglaise detailing. The bridesmaid’s dresses match but in soft yellow worn with pale yellow shoes. They carry posies of yellow and white roses with green accents.
After the ceremony the guests are directed to a garden party. A couple of white tents with yellow bunting provide shade, and lemonade is handed out. A generous afternoon tea complete with cucumber sandwiches and miniature tarts is served, the guests sit at tables under umbrellas and dine off yellow plates with white polka-dots, teamed with yellow and white striped napkins. The wedding cake is a sumptuous tiered affair iced in white and decorated with yellow blossoms and green foliage. On leaving the guests are presented with individual cookies shaped like wedding cakes and ornately decorated with butter yellow and white frosting.
write by Elmer