25 Pretty Ways to Use Lavender in Your Wedding
There's a lot to love about lavender. Its delicate florets and purple-blue color are pretty and refined, and its scent is used by perfumers and aromatherapists alike. While the flower is certainly popular, however, brides and grooms may forget it when it comes to their big day. Lavender doesn't boast big, blooming petals, but it still has plenty to offer for your wedding. Whether used as an accent or all on its own, it's stunning and smells great. Overall, the plant has tons of potential, and we're here to show you why. Ahead, a list of genius ideas for using lavender in your wedding.
One of the prettiest ways to use the flower is by adding sprigs to your centerpieces or bouquets. Another favorite idea? Let the purple plant shine as a simple, uniform arrangement. You can ask your florist to create a bundle made entirely of lavender. The soothing scent is an added bonus—carry the bloom to calm your nuptial nerves. Alternatively, make wedding boutonnières with it—the groom and groomsmen will look and smell charming.
If you'd rather use it in another detail, consider small lavender accents. We've seen sprigs attached to all sorts of stationery, from invitations to place cards. In the beauty realm, add lavender to your flower crown, or even insert sprigs into your updo. Cakes can be elevated with lavender decorations, or even infused with its flavor!
Click through for visual inspiration and even more ideas for utilizing lavender. Not only is it pretty, but the plant also symbolizes devotion—what better message to send on your wedding day?
It's not uncommon for guests to toss something once the bride and groom walk back up the aisle. At this wedding, they were given cones filled with sage, lavender, mint, and rosemary.
Lavender Welcome Basket
This welcome basket was filled with local goods, including lavender sachets.
For a fragrant ceremony aisle, try tying lavender bundles to inner chairs.
Lavender Seating Display
Lavender Flower Crown
This organic headpiece was made with roses, lavender, thistle, hellebores, and exploding grass.
Host your wedding at a lavender farm for a gorgeous, good-smelling backdrop. This one was held at Keys Creek.
This delicious dessert had various layers: strawberry shortcake, tiramisu, and lavender-infused cake with lemon.
Wrap up goods in simple twine with lavender as an accent. The packaging works well for everything from vow booklets to favors.
Lavender Bridal Bouquet
Sprigs of lavender were added to this bride's A to Zinnias bouquet.
Spruce up cocktail hour with lavender arrangements—this one was surprisingly modern.
Lavender Escort Cards
Try adding small touches of lavender to different elements of your ceremony and reception, like illustrations on your stationery suite.
Lavender Gift Tag
Lavender flowers were glued to each welcome gift bag's name tag.
Lavender Aisle Décor
Beautify your ceremony space with simple lavender arrangements.
Groomsmen at this wedding sported lavender, wax flower, blueberry, and rosemary boutonnières.
Lavender Ceremony Arch
Lavender Chair Décor
Seats at this wedding were labeled with name tags and decorated with lavender sprigs.
Lavender Bridesmaids' Bouquets
Lavender cocktails are sweet and refreshing—the perfect combination for a signature drink.
Style your getaway with hints of lavender, like sprigs stashed in a bike basket.
Lavender Cake Décor
Swap rose petals with lavender buds—just be sure your flower girl isn't allergic!