Well after making a batch of lavender shortbread biscuits yesterday, I got thinking about ‘lavender’ as a theme for a wedding. I’m not sure if I’m channelling the inner granny in me from an early age, but I have a strange love for lavender.
As I searched the web for some lovely ideas to share with all you budding brides, I found some absolute treasures. Lavender doesn’t have to stick with its reputation for being old fashioned – lavender can be used in so many contemporary ways. Check out those ‘bride’ stitched converse for a start, they look wicked!
The lavender bauble that I found puts such a twist on the stereotype. And I know what you might think when you see bauble...but don’t just confine these to Christmas. With a touch of imagination, these would look great as centre pieces or could be used as decorations throughout your venue etc. Baubles don’t just have to hang off Christmas trees!
The lovely ladies at Maidstomeasure.com have these beautiful ‘Bella’ dresses that would make the perfect addition to any lavender themed wedding. They look so flattering and are uber elegant.
Visit krissys-creations.com for your how-to-guide on how to make these lavender macaroons which will add vibrancy and instant colour to your day. My sweet tooth has a big soft spot for macaroons at the moment.
Keeping on the sweet theme, I used a traditional shortbread recipe that I found online for the lavender shortbread and substituted the caster sugar for my home made lavender sugar that I made for our wedding favours (few months on and they’re still looking and tasting good!). And here’s a top tip for you when making your own; when you’ve cut out your shapes, don’t place them too close together as you’ll end up with one massive piece of shortbread. Oops.
Take a look at my guide on how to make lavender sugar which is idea for wedding favours - http://mrs-terrence.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/do-me-favour.html
Here are a few other lovely ideas that you can do with lavender - sprinkle buds on the steps of the venue – as everyone walks over them, it will create a beautiful aroma. Or, you can easily make your own confetti by buying lavender buds and placing them in large baskets for people to grab a handful.
I hope these have given you a few ideas on how to incorporate this versatile flower into your day. Would love to hear from any lovely bride who would like to submit a wedding to the blog!
Love Mrs Terrence x
Many thanks to Maidstomeasure.com, notmassproduced.com, everything-lavender.com, blog.carriedavenport.com, krissys-creations.com and elizabethannedesigns.com for images.