We love to see bridal portraits set amidst lavender fields a la Provence, but if a destination wedding isn’t in the books, or if your venue doesn’t happen to boast this fragrant flower – not to worry! We’ve got plenty of ideas for you.
You can incorporate lavender into your day by choosing to outfit your bridesmaids in elegant tulle gowns in different shades of the hue or by opting for a romantic bouquet featuring lilac, sweat pea or anemone. When it comes to floral design, you can’t go wrong by choosing colors that complement one another. Ask your florist to pair your chosen purple flowers with lush, organic greenery and pale peach, blush or yellow garden roses. If you prefer a subtle touch of color amongst an otherwise neutral scheme of white or cream, we love the idea of placing small stems of lavender here and there to add a bit of naturalistic charm.
You can bring out lavender’s more rustic personality by treating it as an herb. Use single sprigs to garnish a cocktail featuring lilac infused liqueur or to decorate each level of a multi-tiered cake.
Don’t forget that simple touches can go a long way. For example, gather stems together to create bundles and place them in wicker baskets near the ceremony entrance.
The artistic bride who wants to add something unique to her wedding day ensemble should consider the colored-gemstone trend. We love that more and more brides are embracing this move towards alternative center stones. Kunzite, moonstone, amethyst and rose quartz are just a few gorgeous options.
Of course, we don’t think it has to stop there – what about a gown in muted mauve paired with an all-white bouquet? Nothing could be more ethereal. Or, if you are going for a more classic look, you can still add a hint of whimsy with a delicate flower crown made of lavender and twine. Regardless of whether you use it minimally or in a big way, lavender will bring an understated yet elevated allure to your wedding day design.