Lavender is a one-two punch: not only is this perennial plant incredibly sweet smelling, but it also has some pretty incredible health benefits. No wonder it’s always an aromatherapy staple: the smell naturally helps cure anxiety, headaches and even acts as a repellent against pesky summer insects. Not to mention the color is gorgeous, especially for rustic, understated affairs. There’s a lavender tree on my block, which is finally in bloom, and every time I stroll by, I get a euphoric feeling. Isn’t that how you want to feel on your big day? This versatile super-plant blooms in both June and August – making it ideal for spring and summer brides, especially those prone to love bites from mosquitoes!
Want to infuse your wedding with the sweet-smelling, pretty purple plant? We have some ideas. Incorporate fresh or dried lavender stalks into your centerpieces or bouquets, or even serve up lavender lemonade cocktails to your guests for a twist on your signature cocktail. Or you can rock a lavender gown (like Sofia Coppola’s Azzedine Alaïa wedding dress, or Kate Middleton’s BAFTA gown), and send out lavender invitations. Ah, springtime…
We scanned the web (and Pinterest, this is tough work, ladies) to find you the most beautiful lavender wedding décor.
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