Things I Love: Lavender

I absolutely adore lavender–its color, smell, texture–so of course I love seeing it used in weddings! Wherever it’s used, its wonderful fragrance will surely add an extra dimension to the day. Even better that it’s known to be relaxing too! Who wouldn’t want a bit more relaxation on their wedding day?


{lavender bouquet photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy via Kiss the Groom; mixed lavender bouquet photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty}


{lavender bouquet photo by Samm Blake via Style Me Pretty; rose and lavender bouquet by Toast, photo by Elisa B Photography, via Once Wed}

These simple and fresh boutonnieres are absolute perfection:


{stripes and lavender bout photo by Jagger Photography via Style Me Pretty; lavender bout photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty}

Use bunches of lavender alone or mixed in with other flowers throughout the day:


{lavender escort cards via Martha Stewart Weddings; rustic lavender decor photo by Elizabeth Messina via Inspired By This}


{vintage bottles with lavender photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty}


{rose, peony, lavender centerpiece by Hana Floral Design, photo by Justin & Mary, via Style Me Pretty}

Use lavender as fragrant decor as guests take their escort cards or take their seats during the ceremony:


{lavender lined escort card box photo by Gia Canali Photography via Style Me Pretty; lavender ceremony decor photo by Lane Dittoe via Wedding Chicks}

I love this single sprig of lavender tied around silverware:


{lavender tied silverware photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty}

Add lavender to drinks or dessert as a delicate, fragrant garnish:


{lavender garnished tea photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty; lavender lemonade photo by and via Sunday Suppers}


{croquembouche by Papery and Cakery, photo by and via Sunday Suppers; lavender and olive branch cake photo by Amy and Stuart Photography via Brides}

Or, you could just get married in lavender fields (swoon!)


{San Ysidro Ranch wedding photos by Jose Villa from Alissa and Ryan’s wedding}


{sonoma lavender wedding shoot photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty}

How sweet is this flower girl in her lavender crown! I’d like to wear one of these every day.


{lavender crown photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty}

Do you have any other favorite uses for lavender in a wedding?