Lavender has been cultivated for centuries for its medicinal properties and heavenly fragrance, and now lots of couples are taking advantage of this purple plant at their weddings. We won't blame you if you never considered lavender when it comes to your ceremony and reception details, but this flower offers tons of pretty possibilities.
Using lavender in your bouquet is, of course, the obvious place to start, and the flower is perfect for slightly rustic, garden-style arrangements. When planning the blooms for your bouquet, note that lavender goes well with other soft pastel summer flowers, like peonies and roses, and it’s nice to play with scale and mix it with larger blooms. Because the stalks tend to be straight and somewhat inflexible, it’s best to use the flowers sparingly in larger, mixed arrangements (too many will make the design feel angular and stiff).
Meanwhile, culinary-grade lavender can be used to adorn cocktails, decorate wedding cakes and baked goods, or infuse jars of honey or sugar (the perfect favor for wedding guests) with a light, floral flavor. And due to its hardiness, sprigs of lavender can be incorporated into place cards, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and more.
Cut lavender can be left out of water for a long time without wilting, and the flowers will keep their color, scent, and shape for months when dried (to preserve, simply hang bouquets upside down until completely dried). And luckily, lavender is relatively inexpensive compared to the bigger face flowers—and a little goes a long way.
Scroll below to see our 19 favorite lavender wedding ideas.
Invitation Suite With Lavender
Include a sprig or two of lavender in your invitation suite to sweetly scent the paper—and your guests' homes.
The dainty sprigs of lavender in this bouquet give the blooms an organic springtime feel.
Don't forget the groom and groomsmen! Lavender is the perfect bloom for boutonnieres.
Lavender Wedding Ceremony Arch
Drowning in lupines, lavender, and lilacs, this whimsical altar structure looks straight out of a storybook.
Lavender Chair Decorations
Mark special seating by tying fragrant bundles of lavender to your ceremony chairs.
Ceremony Exit Toss With Lavender
Instead of a confetti or rose petal toss, you can have guests shower you with lavender buds as you exit your ceremony.
Lavender Escort Cards
How stunning is this escort card display?! “Tara [of Tara Guérard Soirée] created an incredible flower stand, reminiscent of a French farmers market, filled with little bouquets of lavender with each guest’s name and table number calligraphic on the paper holding them,” said the bride.
Wedding Lounge Area Decorated With Lavender
At their winery wedding in Sonoma, California, this couple decorated their romantic lounge area with vases of lavender.
Lavender Farm Wedding Venue
Have a serious love for lavender? You can even have your wedding at a lavender farm like this couple did.
Lavender Getaway Car Decor
Use lavender from the beginning to the very end of your wedding. Incorporate sprigs of lavender in your getaway car blooms.