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Red & Yellow Wedding Reception Ideas

Updated on February 16, 2013

Are You Planning A Red & Yellow Wedding?

Yep, you heard me right a yellow and red wedding can be stunning, bold and beautiful. It's not a color combination most people connect together when they think of wedding color combos.

I worked in a bridal shop for several years, so I saw quite a few different colors and combinations for weddings. One of my favorites was a yellow and red wedding I helped put together.

When many people think of the red and yellow color combination they think of a fall, or Indian wedding, but this bright and cheerful color mixture can be just as stunning for a spring or summer wedding. There are a variety of spring and summer flower choices that come in shades of red and yellow to choose from for your bridal bouquets and reception table centerpieces.

I think the prettiest combination is yellow with red accents, but red with yellow, or even a combination of both could also create a stunning and beautiful wedding display.

Image: Linette G (That's me!)

yellow and red wedding cake
yellow and red wedding cake

Yellow & Red Cake Ideas

This butter cream wedding cake features red flowers. It's a more subtle version of the yellow and red cake pictured below. A softer yellow icing and a touch of red flowers can make a beautiful addition to your wedding.

You could add any red flower, and even some yellow accent flowers, instead of white to make this cake really pop!

The beauty is in the details on this cake. This 3 layer cake features two round layers, and one hexagon layer on the bottom.

As a finishing touch add a monogram, or some other piped detailing to the cake to help complete the look.

I love to see color used in unique ways. Pairing red and yellow for a spring or summer wedding can make a statement, and will definitely be a unique and fresh idea your guests will appreciate.

yellow cake with red and black ribbon
yellow cake with red and black ribbon

Yellow Wedding Cake With Red and Black Ribbon

The yellow and red wedding cake pictured here features red and black ribbons, and sugar daisies with red centers and black accents. It would make a stunning centerpiece for any wedding! The colors are bold and beautiful together. The cake is a simple square 3 layer cake that would serve a couple hundred guests.

Gorgeous Red & Yellow Wedding Centerpiece Display

red and yellow roses wedding centerpiece idea
red and yellow roses wedding centerpiece idea

You can create a simple but gorgeous red and yellow wedding centerpiece with red and yellow roses and rose petals paired with some simple candles. A wedding centerpiece doesn't have to be complex or expensive to be the center of the show and wow your guests.

You can recreate this red and yellow rose centerpiece, or any of the other centerpieces on this page yourself without professional flower arranging skills.

Red and Yellow Rose Petals and Roses To Create A Stunning Red and Yellow Centerpiece

Glass Vases For Your Yellow & Red Wedding Centerpiece

A simple glass vase can be the perfect container to hold your red and yellow flower centerpiece, it can also be used to float candles or flower petals.

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Red and Yellow Wedding Flower Idea

Looking for something more elaborate or elegant? Check out the beautiful red and yellow flowers in this wedding!

red and yellow bridal bouquet
red and yellow bridal bouquet

Flower Ideas For a Red and Yellow Wedding Bouquet

There are several red and yellow flower combinations you can use to create your bridal bouquet. Any of these flowers would make a great addition, and many of them come in shades of red and/or yellow:

~Roses

~Lilies

~Tulips

~Daisies

~Carnations

~Calla lilies

~Sunflowers

~Dahlias

~Daffodils

Twig Tree With Yellow and Red Flowers

red and yellow wedding centerpiece
red and yellow wedding centerpiece

Make a twig tree by tying several twigs together. Add some green leafy branches to the top, fasten yellow and red flowers into the branches. Dangle tea lights from the twigs to light during your reception for a spectacular table centerpiece that doesn't cost a fortune.

Image: Linette G

Simple Yellow Rose Table Decoration

yellow rose with votive table decoration
yellow rose with votive table decoration

Add yellow roses with red tips to a votive cup with a little water and you have a simple but elegant yellow and red table decoration idea.

Pair these rose votive cup holders with the twig tree and flowers above and your wedding reception will be fabulous without a lot of cash or fuss.

Image: Linette G

Red and Yellow Wedding Lighting Choices

When it's time to turn down the lights you still want your guests to have some lighting to see where they're going. These red and yellow lighting choices would work great for your wedding, or the reception to help set the mood at your special day.

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Yellow and Red Wedding Food Ideas

yellow and red wedding food ideas
yellow and red wedding food ideas

You can even keep up your yellow and red wedding theme through your food. Here are a few red and yellow food ideas:

~strawberry and pineapple fruit kabobs

~a salad with mini red and yellow tomatoes

~red and yellow peppers with goat cheese

~mustard potato salad with pimentos

~red and golden roasted beets

~red and yellow candies like gumdrops, or candy coated chocolates

~fresh squeezed lemonade garnished with lemons and strawberries

Red and Yellow Table Linens

When you're choosing table linens, decide what you're looking for ahead of time. You might also want to check with your venue or caterer, many times they'll provide linen service, or the option for linen service with their other services. On the other hand, you may have specific ideas on your linen colors and sizes.

Do you want to go with a solid table linen, or something with a little pattern. You can mix or match red and yellow table linens or go with one color or the other and add an accent in the other color with a chair bow or napkin..

Yellow and Red Wedding Invitation Ideas

Your yellow and red wedding invitations can make a bold statement with some bright yellow and red flowers, or be a little more subtle with small pops of color. It's all up to you and your taste.

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Are You Planning a Yellow and Red Wedding or Party? - Feel free to share your ideas and thoughts here.

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      techmom 

      5 years ago

      I wouldn't have thought that color combination would work. but it looks very nice!

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