Lavender represents beauty and femininity, and is considered the grown up pink. Using its pretty purple shades to add colour and detail your wedding day is easy.

Shropshire Petals share a few of their favourite ways to use lavender at a wedding…

Lavender Wedding Decorations

Lavender wedding decorations in basket

Whatever your wedding theme, bunches of lavender in vases, jars, pots or boxes can add a special touch to your venue decorations, as well as a beautiful scent. You could place containers filled with lavender on the steps leading up to your reception, make a lavender pathway down your ceremony aisle, or, if you are having a marquee wedding reception you could place large bunches in tall containers outside the entrance.

Lavender Bridal Bouquets

Lavender will add texture and a delicate scent to your bridal bouquet, which will be lovely as you walk down the aisle. For a chic and rustic look you could have a small posy bouquet, or you could mix lavender with fresh wild flowers for a country style.

Wheat and lavender bridal bouquet

Our favourite idea is to combine lavender and wheat for a pretty bouquet, and you could try adding some dried or fresh flower stems to suit your wedding theme.

Lavender Chair Decorations

Lavender tied to back of wedding chair

Tying lavender bunches, to your reception chairs will add a touch of natural charm, and lavender bunches give of a vibrant colour and scent. They will also look great when combined with wheat to break up the colour.

Lavender Wedding Table Settings

Lavender wedding table setting

Lavender can add great little touches to your wedding tables. For a rustic place setting you could add a sprig or two on your guests’ plates, or attach it to napkin rings with the guest’s name tag. Scattering lavender grain on white tablecloths will add texture and a delicate smell.

Lavender Table Decorations

Lavender wedding table decoration

If you are using DIY touches in your wedding you could use string, raffia or ribbon to tie small sprigs of lavender around glass jars with candles inside to create an elegant table decoration. Lavender tied to larger candles will complement this look, and when lit will add romance. You could also sprinkle some confetti on your tables…

Lavender Confetti

Lavender grain

Lavender grain is a great alternative to confetti, and can also be added to your chosen petal confetti mix. This will look great in your wedding pictures and smell great too.

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