Lavender is the softest of the purple shades and is a wholesome and natural colour that stands out against greenery. This flower is long-lasting and can be used dried, as well as fresh. It encapsulates the smells and colours of late summer and all that the harvest has to offer and symbolises devotion and virtue.
Using a lavender wedding theme could be the perfect choice for your big day. If you have decided to host your service or reception outdoors, this theme is definitely one to keep in mind. The lavender colour would look beautiful in a renovated old barn or mill, as it works well with the warm brown tones and can be incorporated to create a rustic look.
When considering how lavender can be used, it will undeniably look graceful and pretty in your bouquet and other floral decorations. It can be plaited into wreaths for stunning table centrepieces or worn as a natural flower crown by brides or bridesmaids. This can really add the extra something to your look and brighten up any outfit. Likewise, pageboys can wear linen shorts with lavender cummerbunds and bridesmaids can match lavender sashes with their white or cream dresses. This colour works best with lighter shades and pastel colours, as it allows the purple to stand out.
A lavender wedding theme can be easily adapted to every section of your wedding. It doesn’t just have to be used for flowers and bouquets. The versatility of lavender makes it the perfect flower for table decorations and when dried it looks very pretty scattered on tables, alongside cutlery or used as a sprig of decoration on a napkin. Chairs can even be given a bit of a makeover and can be decorated with lavender. Why not consider using lavender on your chair backs to liven up the furniture? Otherwise, if you are keen on using the smaller details, you could combine this flower to decorate a jam jar with a tea light, by adding a piece of lavender twine for a rustic look. You can also use it to adorn the tiers of your wedding cake for a natural and organic finish. If your cake features white icing, these little purple floral details make the perfect finishing touches.
So, if you are thinking of having a summer or September wedding, then why not consider a lavender wedding theme? This colour is full of endless surprises. And most importantly, this pretty and uplifting theme is not only timeless, but the flower smells divine too.
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