Lavender Use in Weddings

Lavender…..it is so much more than just a superb scent. Yes, this fresh, clean, sweet scent has been prized for centuries.  But it also has a strong visual appeal and as such it complements the rose as much as the daisy. It can be dressed up or down, be the dominant flower or an unexpected element, splash of color or a contrasting texture.

In the language of flowers, the Lavender flower has its own meaning and symbolism. The most common is love and devotion, making it an ideal inclusion in all weddings. Lavender flowers are also associated with quiet and caution. When given as a gift, Lavender flowers represent luck. They also offer the promise of new adventure.

This herb is reputed to be one of the plants most loved by the Virgin Mary, for as it does now, in ancient times it represented purity, cleanliness and virtue.

It also said to have the ability to turn us inward and increase our awareness of the world around us. Wang Wei, the eighth century Chinese writer, said it best. “Look in the flowers and perfumes of nature for peace of mind and joy of life.”

The Lavender flower has given a birth to a soft and sophisticated color called lavender, which is the color of femininity. Colors too have meaning and symbolism and the lavender color is associated with spiritual healing and tranquility. It also represents refinement, elegance, luxury, romance, and something unique and special. No doubt …..it is perfect for weddings!

In florals or decorative accents for spring and summer weddings lavender pairs well with white, cream, soft yellows and greens, blues and pinks. It can hold its own with the darker brighter fall flower colors of sage, orange, golden yellow and mauve.

Lavender can be utilized in a myriad of ways for the wedding shower, ceremony or reception.

It is timeless and classic whether your wedding theme is romantic, eco-chic, vintage, rustic, boho, garden, vineyard, beach, whimsical or shabby chic. It even works for those that want a hint of sparkle as it pairs well with both gold and silver metallics. Or it can be that pop of color when teamed with etheral neutrals.

Lavender bloom stalks either fresh (when in season) or dried can be used to impart its glorious scent and beautiful color for:

  • Invitations
  • Guest Book
  • Programs
  • Place Cards
  • Menu Cards
  • Favors at Place Settings
  • Decor for Ceremony Arch or Gazebo
  • Unity Candle Table Decor
  • Aisle Florals
  • Ceremony Florals
  • Aisle Runners (dried loose buds) in lieu of rose petal
  • Wedding Bouquet
  • Bridesmaid Bouquet
  • Boutineire
  • Reception Tablescapes
  • Dessert Tablescapes
  • Chair Backs
  • Recessional or Exit Toss (dried loose buds) eco-friendly

Lavender makes great affordable favors and gifts for both wedding shower and reception.

Pure Botanicals offers a variety of lavender sachets, soap, spa products, candles, candies, and bath & body products for use as favors or gifts. Please contact us if you have any questions or a special customization request.

 


 

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Last but not least …..consider the culinary aspects of lavender for a memorable, unique wedding element.

Lavender is so versatile it is one of the very few herbs with culinary uses across the entire food spectrum from sweet to savory.

Culinary Lavender can wield its magic in creating a signature lavender cocktail – makes a great margarita or white wine spritzer.

It enhances any citrus (especially lemon) flavors, one of our favorite pairings. Lavender lemonade makes a wonderful spring or summer welcome drink for the outdoor wedding.

Lavender enriches the nuances of chocolate deepening the flavor. Lavender chocolate dipped strawberries provides a new take on a classic.

It complements the flavors of most fruits. Lavender poached pears make a wonderful unique salad topping or hors d’oeuvre when paired with brie or goat cheese.

It’s easy to use lavender to flavor drinks, appetizers, salads and desserts.

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