I’m just mad about Saffron

I have it on good authority that the hot colors being adopted left and right by those planning weddings for later in the year are yellow and gunmetal gray. Gunmetal? Bring it on, especially in the dresses! Yellow in the frockular area? Um…I can’t say I’m a fan. A brief looksie reveals gowns that are playful to the point of being juvenile. Add to that the fact that yellow was associated at some point in history, according to Snopes, with lying, unfaithfulness, and oath breaking.

And lets not forget this little rhyme: “Married in yellow, ashamed of your fellow.” Now that’s how you condemn a color, folks, at least as far as bridalwear is concerned.

But all is not lost, for there are a thousand and one ways you can incorporate the happiest of all colors into your wedding palette. Flowers are an obvious choice, seeing as how Mother Nature saw fit to create oh so many lovely yellow blooms. A yellow cake…it’s a thought. How about some yellow stationery, done four different ways?

The Crane’s variety

This lovely set from Crane’s includes invitation cards, inner and outer envelopes, reception cards, and response cards, and weighs in at $456.00 for just the invites.

The Brick House variety

Based on my research, I’m going to venture a guess and say that this invitation from Brick House Paperie is less expensive than the one above. I could be wrong, though, as I couldn’t find the pricing page.

The Majestic variety

Majestic‘s web site is a little weird, but I’ve always loved their stationery. This folding docket invitation and envelope set is made of handmade paper embellished with crystals.

The Linda & Harriett version

Designer Liz Coulson Libre created these awesome invites. The cards themselves are kind of pedestrian, but check out the bitchin’ envelopes! LOVE ‘EM!

8 Responses to “I’m just mad about Saffron”

  1. Tizzy says:

    Wow. You’re really opposed to yellow dresses!

    The Crane stationary is beautiful. I bet it feels lovely too.

  2. Glinda says:

    Oh Cranes! Thou art lovely but so freaking expensive!

  3. Melissa B. says:

    I adore yellow as an accent color, it just makes everything brighter and more cheerful! But I’m with NtB on yellow dresses. Yellow ribbons or yellow bouquets seem like a much safer bet in terms of finding flattering choices for one’s bridesmaids.

  4. Pencils says:

    I was ahead of my time–my wedding colors last year were yellow, navy blue and ivory. I do like the gunmetal though, it’s a nice combination with yellow. There’s an easy way around the problem of yellow dresses, which is what I did: have the bridesmaids in the second color, which in my case was navy, and the flowergirl in yellow. My flowergirl looked adorable in her yellow dress from Pegeen. She has long dark curls and wore a wreath of ivory roses.

    And I really like that first set of Crane’s invites. My invitations were done by White Aisle, who did a fab job, using the butter colored paper that’s also sold by Paper Source. I recommend that paper highly if anyone is looking to create their own yellow invites or other wedding printing. (My invitations themselves were on heavy ivory stock, but they were tucked into butter pocketfolds and sent in butter envelopes.)

  5. Toni says:

    I had to fight with my florist that I wanted bright yellow flowers. Not pastel yellow, bright, primary, sunshine yellow. He kept trying to convince me that I wanted something more *demure*. I wanted to drag him off to my closet and let him get a glimpse of the riot of color that is contained within. I am NOT a pastel person, and my bridesmaids would have been in bright yellow dresses except that I knew they would kill me. Instead I went with black dresses with yellow, pink and orange flowers embroidered on them, and then had the bouquets match.

  6. Kat says:

    You know what? My wedding dress is mostly yellow with a bit of white. It’s a bright joyful yellow and I love it.

    That little rhyme also writes off most other colours except blue and white from memory, no need to just pick on yellow. The rhyme’s also at least 100 years old… times have changed 🙂

    I thought you were more modern than that.

  7. Manolo says:


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  8. I don’t actual believe in that little rhyme, Kat, and I don’t know anyone else who does, either. I was just messing around, as usual 😉

    I love yellow, though I haven’t yet found a dress I really like in yellow…with the exception of the dress Angelina Jolie wore last year in Cannes. That was one hot frock!