Add A Little Lavender To Your Wedding

Hooray! Wedding season is upon us!

Now, if you’re like me then you’ll like nothing better than a good blub whilst the happy couple ties the knot and then a nice meal and a monster party to follow. Yes, weddings are a wonderful way to spend your time. But have you ever considered the use of Lavender in weddings?

The Significance of Lavender in Weddings

In floriography, the language of flowers, Lavender is used to represent feelings of love, purity, and devotion. As such, the addition of Lavender to a bridal bouquet, posy, or buttonhole would represent deep feelings of devotion, constancy, purity, ardent attachment, luck and good will. Also, traditionally newly married couples would be given posies of Lavender to bring them good luck in their married lives, and dried Lavender flowers would be sprinkled on the marital bed to cleanse and purify it, whilst the addition of Lavender to the rest of the home was said to bring peacefulness.

Lavender, A Wedding Must Have!

It’s official: the hour has changed, the daffodils are nearly over and there’s even been some sunshine – yes, spring has definitely sprung and summer is on its way. Along with the promise of balmy summer days, comes the onset of wedding season! Barely a Saturday can go by in summer without there being the peal of church bells and a beribboned car transporting a bride to the wedding of their dreams. But if you are planning your own wedding, how can you make yours stand out from the crowd without breaking the bank or without just giving up and resorting to off-the-shelf identikit wedding décor?

If you are looking to simply and beautifully give your wedding a country feel or vintage theme, then why not add a little Lavender to your wedding?

Lavender Confetti

Rather than your guests throwing lurid little bits of rice paper which then stick to anything and everything, why not provide them with a mixture of dried Lavender buds and dried rose petals? They are natural and biodegradable (which means that many churches and wedding venues will allow it to be thrown inside their grounds – although you make sure that you check with them first) and can be thrown just like rice, except that they look much prettier and smell divine!

Dried Lavender Centrepieces

Wedding tables can be simply but beautifully decorated with elegant freestanding bunches of dried Lavender stalks. Simply bind the bunches with raffia and surround them with tea lights to create a gorgeous effect – and the heat from the candles will help to release the gorgeous aroma of the Lavender too. You could also use smaller bunches or single stalks as napkin decorations, and why not attach a simple luggage tag with the guest’s name on to act as a place card too.

Lavender Wedding Favours

A simple, but elegant (and actually useful for once!) idea for wedding favours is to give your guests mini Lavender bags. You can easily make these yourself by taking a circle of pretty fabric, adding some dried Lavender and gathering the fabric up and securing with a length of ribbon or raffia. Or, if you really want to treat your guests, then why not serve them up a little box of mini heart shaped Lavender shortbread – and you can take all of the hard work out of making them by using our delicious Lavender shortbread mix, all you need to do is add a little butter.

Lavender in Floral Arrangements

Lavender can be used to make fantastic and original wedding floral arrangements. Not only does it supply a gorgeous splash of colour (you can choose shades from silky muted lilac-greys to stunning vivid violets), but it also supplies the most gorgeous heady scent. Imagine guests entering your wedding venue to be assailed by a wonderful waft of Lavender.

The versatility of Lavender means that it can be used to create a wide variety of floral decorations. A stunning modern arrangement can be designed, by simply lining up the Lavender flower stalks as a single block, or it can be mixed in with other flowers to give a hit of colour and fragrance. However, if you are looking for a simply country garden theme, try mixing sprigs of Lavender with other wildflowers for an informal posy style arrangement. Or for a more sculptural style, arrange spikes of Lavender with white or lilac roses.

So if you’re planning your wedding, or simply looking forward to attending a wedding soon, then think Lavender!


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