The Many Uses of Lavender in a Wedding

A color, a flower, a scent: why not have a lavender-themed wedding?

Lavender fields as far as the eye can see in Southern Europe. Set up a tent and an altar in the middle of this endless sea and you have the most beautiful destination wedding of all time. If you don’t want to be knee-deep in literal lavender though, try the next best thing and have a lavender-themed wedding!

Wild Lavender Flowers
Lavender has so many great decoration uses, especially when it comes to wedding planning.

A little known fact about lavender is that it’s part of the same family as mint. Very much like mint, lavender is refreshing, re-energizing and has a wide variety of uses. If you’re tired of all the mint juleps and of seeing mint used in everything from weddings to funerals then get rejuvenated with the help of cousin lavender. Although lavender mostly grows in temperate climates and you might have to import it from as far away as Asia or Australia, don’t worry because it is widely available in many forms already and is more cost effective than many fresh flowers. If your wedding venue can’t be a lavender field, a lavender wedding is just as good indoors as it is outdoors. If outdoors try for a sunny location reminiscent or where the plant actually grows and if indoors invoke the spirit of the color by using its signature scent and tint. The actual plant, dried and delivered to your door is so low maintenance and has that perfect Lily Ashwell Shabby Chic. Fill tall glass jars with the long-stemmed plant and display the sweet purple flowers along the aisle or as centerpieces. Your guests will be intoxicated by the heavenly perfume they waft and they could even take it home with them after the ceremony as lavender travels well, is super low maintenance and can last forever when properly cared for. In an indoor wedding use lavender just as excessively but be careful not to create too large a perfume cloud lest you make it hard to breathe (though, why you would want to breathe anything other than the relaxing scent of lavender is beyond us).

Now that the venue of your choice and dreams is drowning in a lavender pool another great place for the herb is obviously in your bouquet. Incorporate stalks of lavender in with long, pink blooms of Amaranthus for a vertical bouquet that is exotic and imported or for something more homey and traditional a chrysanthemum can’t steer you wrong.

World renowned for it’s scent and color, don’t let lavender pass you by.