When you think of the colour yellow, what emotions does it evoke? For me it brings feelings of summer, the warm sun, soft sand and happiness. That’s exactly why I love this styling concept; quite simply, it makes me happy! You might think that yellow wedding styling could be too bold, but when it’s a soft, delicate shade, yellow can be understated, romantic and elegant.

When you look at the beautiful ideas in this shoot, captured by Jeremy Chou Photography, I’m sure you will fall in love with the idea of using yellow in your wedding styling. This concept is minimal, simplistic, and offers such romantic vibes.

Bride standing by window

The floral designs are where the pop of subtle yellow wedding flowers make an incredible impact. Paired with beautiful green foliage and soft blush the yellow comes to life, and the wild looking, unstructured bouquet mirrors the design of the table arrangements.

The bridal style emulates the romantic styling of the tablescape too. These dresses! There are two wedding dresses worn in this shoot, and both are so gorgeous and complement the styling perfectly, especially the blush floral design (this is one of my favourite wedding dresses I’ve featured recently).

From elegant cakes and treats to simple place settings, everything about this shoot screams romance, which is, of course, exactly what a wedding is all about!

Elegantly Subdued

“We find from experience that yellow excites a warm and agreeable impression… The eye is gladdened, the heart expanded and cheered, a glow seems at once to breathe toward us.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Yellow exudes joy, happiness and cheer, but is an often underutilised colour in fine art wedding design. We drew inspiration for this bridal session from the blush tulle, rose gold sequins and yellow appliqué flowers on an exceptionally designed Emily Riggs gown. The desire was to show how the boldest, sunniest colour can be elegantly subdued.

Sketch of dancer with yellow flowers

Wedding stationery with bridal jewellery Bridal shoes

Wedding stationery with calligraphy lettering

Calligraphy letter Melted candles with wedding name tags

Bride sitting in chair holding bridal bouquet with yellow flowers

Bride wearing veil Bride wearing gold crown

Bride sitting in chair putting on bridal shoes

Bride with updo, crown and veil Bride

“Paired with a second, equally detailed white gown, the yellow colour also shines in the floral arrangements and vintage glassware. More minimal elements like the invitation suite and vintage ostrich feather fan balance the appliqué embellishment.

Bride holding yellow wedding bouquet

Bride wearing veil Ring on bride's finger under veil

Bride holding fan

Bride holding fan Feather fan in bride's hands

Bride standing by large windows

Detail on wedding dress

Elegant wedding table outside

Lace wedding table runner hanging off table White and yellow wedding table flowers

Vase of flowers on wedding table with simple, elegant styling

Wedding place setting with cutlery laid out

“Photographed in the newly renovated chapel and on the back lawn of the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC, the shoot mimics the bridal portrait elements of a real wedding day. Our bride first poses in front of large windows for portraits, and later gracefully swishes her gown on the lawn behind the impressive European-style architecture of the school. Dainty tablescape and dessert displays round out our details, ensuring that the overall design is indeed ‘warm and agreeable’.”

Wedding table with floral centrepiece

Wedding cake table

Semi-naked wedding cake Tarts

Bride holding bouquet on lawn

Bride on lawn holding bouquet Bride holding out dress on lawn

Bride sat on lawn with dress pulled out around her

Photography: Jeremy Chou Photography

Shoot Location: National Cathedral School, Washington, DC, USA

Styling: East Made Event Company

Floral Design: Sophie Felts Floral Design

Stationery: Julie Ha Calligraphy

Wedding Dresses and Gold Crown: Emily Riggs Bridal

Shoes: Bella Belle

Hair and Make-Up: Georgetown Bride

Cake: Fleur and Flour

Tarts: Black Pearl Tarts

Rentals: White Glove Rentals

Ring: Susie Saltzman