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Lavender Wedding Theme

Nothing shouts summer quite like the incredible scent and look of fresh lavender. Images of the south of France and sunny fields packed with the vibrant purple plant come to mind. It’s a beautiful theme to have for your wedding day and can work on so many levels, from incorporating the flowers themselves into the bouquets and buttonholes, but beyond that you can bring the lavender theme right through into your table décor, favours and even the food.

It’s also a quite economical theme to go for and once you settle on the lavender colour scheme, you’ll find there are so many ways to add in little accents to the day. The theme tends to work really well with country style, French or rustic style wedding themes, but you can also easily make lavender work for a more formal affair too.

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Table Décor
From a simple bunch of lavender in a mason jar, to rustic style wooden crates or window style boxes filled with the vibrant purple flower, there are so many ways to use lavender in your centrepieces. Burlap and gypsophila are natural friends of lavender so don’t be afraid to pair these up for great effect. For something different why not get creative and make some DIY centrepieces using old jars and bottles filled with lavender, or use some twine to wrap springs of lavender around a candle for a stunning yet simple effect. Alternatively fill some mason or antique style jars with lavender and place candles in the centre.

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Favours
You can really go to town with lavender favours for guests and if you’re a DIY lover then there’s lots of ways you can get your craft on. One simple way to have a lavender favour is to offer your guests some cutely presented mini pots of lavender or seeds which they can plant. Lavender soap tied in burlap is a beautiful idea as is vials of lavender oil for sleeping or a jar of lavender bath salts.
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Buttonholes and Bouquets
Lavender is the sort of flower that you can easily pair with lots of other blooms such as white roses, or indeed it works incredibly well on its own. The delicious scent and the beautiful colour works perfectly against a wedding dress and really well with a grey or navy suit for the gents.
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Food
Lavender can really inject the wow factor if you decide to use it in some of your food. Think about having some lavender cordial or lemonade for your guests when they arrive the reception. Purple macaroons and cocktails will go down a treat with everyone and of course let’s not forget the cake! Think purple icing in various shades, or even an ombre effect, as well as purple cake pops with sprinkles of candied lavender on top.
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Autumnal Wedding Flowers

The autumn season is upon us and it’s a really special time of the year to tie the knot. The changing leaves and the hopeful promise of some mild weather still to come has made September and October increasingly popular months to say ‘I do’ in recent times.

As an award-winning wedding planner, I’ve helped countless couples put together their dream autumnal wedding day, drawing on the palettes of the season. One of the most practical ways to inject some autumnal flavour into your day, is by using some carefully chosen seasonal flowers, which you can use in everything from your boutiques to pew ends and even your table centrepieces. Here’s some of my top seasonal inspiration for achieving the look. If you’d like to chat in more detail about your wedding day, then please get in touch.

 

Bouquets
You don’t have to go over the top with the colours of autumn to get the seasonal feel across. Think of using just a few vibrant dashes of yellows, burnt oranges and greens within your bouquet. The contrast of the pop of colour with the lightness of your dress will be impactful and beautiful. Also think of adding in hints of gypsophila and even some leaves into your traditional bouquet for a unique take.
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Headpieces
If you’re not keen on using seasonal flowers in your bouquet, but still want to channel the theme, then why not go for a headpiece? It can be a simply beautiful and easy-to-do look. Think about winding branches, burnt orange leaves, berries or posies together for a full headpieces or just an accent you can pop into your updo? Works just as well with your hair down too. You can also extend the look to your bridesmaids and flower girls.
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Pew Ends
Your church or ceremony venue is the first thing your guests will see of your wedding day, so it’s important to make sure you have it looking the way you want it. Pew ends are always a wonderful way to make a stunning impact and injecting them with a season autumnal feel makes for a total showstopper. Think about adding a bit of drama with mini hollowed out pumpkins with floral arrangements coming out of the tops, or a scattering of season leaves.
pew ends

 

Centrepieces
You can really have a lot of fun with your autumnal centrepieces and if you want to ramp up the drama and impact, then go for a vibrant mixture of burnt oranges, yellows, creams and browns in a variety of florals. Add in hints of strong green, as well as twigs, branches and crisp leaves for a really rich look. Pop in lanterns, tealights, wooden décor and even mini pumpkins to complete the look.
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