We’ve all heard of signature cocktails at weddings, but how about signature wedding flowers? Considering flowers are one of our all-time favorite wedding details, just the thought of planning a wedding around a signature bloom makes us swoon. As we approach the summer months, we wanted to share the endless possibilities of planning a Lavender wedding. So sit back, relax and enjoy the wedding flower inspiration.
Wedding Flower Inspiration:
Blooming between June and mid-August, Lavender is the perfect choice for a summer wedding. The latest trend in wedding florals, especially bouquets, is the bride’s wedding flowers looking as though they were gathered from a field of wild flowers. Lavender lends perfectly to this trend. Its whimsical nature pairs effortlessly with greenery for a casual, rustic look. While flower choices might seem to be all about the bride, we certainly can’t forget about the men. Although the groom’s wedding flowers do not get as much attention, a single stem lavender boutonniere is both simple and charming.
If you’ve always dreamed of having an extravagant wedding ceremony, imagine a wedding pergola covered in lavender, white roses and gorgeous greenery. This will certainly be a show stopping backdrop for saying “I do”. For your reception décor, placing a sprig of dried lavender on each place setting will add a subtle pop of color and will be a welcome addition to your table design. When it comes to centerpieces, lavender is stunning both on its own, or paired with other flowers. From a simple potted arrangement to a sprawling garland of lavender and greens, the options are endless.
Coordination & Color:
As a color, lavender is a beautiful, romantic and very calming tone of purple that works wonderfully for the spring and summer months. With various shades to choose from, a gray-toned lavender can work as a neutral and wonderfully compliments sage, gray and cream. Coordinating your bridesmaids in various shades of gray and lavender will add a spontaneous, yet sophisticated vibe to your wedding day palette. From invitations to linens, you can incorporate the color lavender in many aspects of your wedding.
Cooking & Cocktails:
A member of the mint family, lavender can also be used in as a cooking and cocktails. Dress up your Lemonade Welcome Beverage station with a fresh sprig of lavender. This will not only impress, but truly refresh your guests prior to a hot summertime ceremony. For cooking, the traditional lavender scent and flavor come from the dried buds, while the greens have a more delicate flavor, similar to that of rosemary. Both can be a wonderful addition to savory dishes. And definitely do not forget dessert! Lavender is lovely as a sweet treat as well. Having some lavender flavored French macaroons or a tower of honey lavender cupcakes will certainly delight your guests. From simple garnishes to savory scones, incorporating this flavor takes wedding flower inspiration to the next level.
Details & Decor:
When planning your wedding details, keep in mind your wedding flower inspiration and use this theme throughout. Are you still searching for the perfect bridesmaid gifts? Why not create a spa inspired gift box to help them unwind and feel pampered after helping with your big day. Incorporate a lavender theme with essential oils, lotions, soaps, some slippers and a gift card to a local spa. Lastly, gifting your guests a monogrammed lavender aromatherapy candle is a great way to ensure they bring a little piece of your wedding home with them. And after dancing with you all night long, that might be just what they need!
By: Dana Bates