My daughter wants to use lavender at her wedding. Has anyone ever used it in their bouquet? Maybe with some baby's breathe?
By nurse mary from Monmouth, IL
We used wonderful fresh lavender that we bought on ebay for my daughter's wedding. We used it in the bouquets & the table decorations. The smell was wonderful & everything has stayed fairly bright & with that great smell for several years (spray a bit with hairspray to keep everything together nicely). We paid about $100.00, but it was a huge amount of the lavender. Make sure if you order it, that you are getting the fresh stuff & not the dry kind. Good luck, I think you will be very happy with it.
What a wonderful idea! Hope it goes well! Wish I had a daughter to share this idea with, too!
Lavender in a bouquet is lovely and it smells divine! My sister-in-law had little tulle bags of lavender on the pews in the church. It made a wonderful smell as you entered!
If you're using it in your bouquet, then it will preserve well afterwards as well. It will go well with irises or other small headed seasonal flowers.
I was a floral designer for 34 years and have used lavender in many weddings and bridal bouquets.
Make sure it is FRESH! or it will shatter all over and what a mess. In the bouquets to make more impact use "shocks" bunches tied or wired together and inserted in to the bouquet, this will give a statement for sure, if you are wanting it to be just an accent try using two or three stems and spread it all over the bouquet. I have done one bouquet that was ALL lavender with only 3 or 4 larger fresh or silk orchids in the center and trailing down was one additional one, you can make all lavender nosegays as well for the attendants, same for corsages just add a beautiful french wired ribbon and tadah!
Boutonnieres are sophisticated made of only lavender and an ivy leaf to cover the mechanics (stem), elegant, different, cost effective and best of all you can make them yourself ahead of time and save the cost of a florist doing all the "personal " flowers. If you can arrange time and care use large pots of fresh growing lavender or pots filled with floral foam soaked and filled with cut fresh lavender for all centerpieces in a clay pot sprayed the color you like and also larger pots filled for the ceremony! Pews can be decorated with simple 5 loop bows with lavender hot glued into the centers.
Good luck and it will be relaxing as well with the lovely scent of lavender filling the rooms for every one to enjoy!
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