Oh, lovely lavender! One of the prettiest and freshest smells, colors and of course, wedding ideas. From the palette to the flower, there are many ways to tie in lavender to your wedding theme.
In decor, use fresh or dried lavender to decorate the cake, dress up a menu or place card, or shower the bride and groom as they exit. It’s also perfect for a simple boutonniere or added to a bouquet. (We also just heard of a wedding where each guest took a sprig of lavender and placed it in a circle for the bride and groom to stand within during the ceremony–a symbol of their support. Sweet idea, isn’t it?)
For attire and accessories, think lavender-hued shoes in patent leather or satin, long or short bridesmaid dresses and mixed-shade jewelry. Lavender can also be used like a neutral, mixed with silver, gold or even pops of brighter colors.
bouquet image via Every Last Detail | lavender image via Style Me Pretty | Alexis Bittar Lucite Bracelets | Donna Morgan ‘Morgan’ Dress | Donna Morgan Ruched One-Shoulder Gown | Alexis Bittar Elements – Floral Earrings | floral image via Weddbook | L. Erickson Silk Sash | Charles David ‘Karis’ Sandal | David Tutera Joy Sandal | boutonniere image via Style Me Pretty | headpiece image via Style Me Pretty | Dalia McPhee Cocktail Dress | bouquet image via Burnett’s Boards | Ann Klein ‘Loretto’ Bracelet
Did you know? Lavender blooms in the early summer. The darker the flower, the more intense the smell! It’s best to gather blossoms as soon as they open, or cut the whole stem to dry and use later.