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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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.
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.
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.
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.