Lavender bouquet photo by Tine Hofmann

Lavender bouquet photo by Tine Hofmann.

I’ve got a thing for herbs.  Every year I plant lavender, rosemary, parsley, sage, lemon thyme, chives, dill, mint, basil and oregano. By mid-summer, I’ve got enough herbs to supply a hoppin’ gourmet restaurant.

I use some of the herbs in my cooking (I also use mint, lemon thyme and lavender in my handmade soap), but often I have lots left over.

What should I do with rest of my lovely plants?

Well, if I happened to be planning a wedding, I’d have plenty of uses for my leftover herbs! Especially if I was having a green wedding.

Lately, I’ve discovered so many beautiful ways that herbs can be incorporated into a wedding – from the bouquets to the boutonnieres. Here are some ideas that I love:

You can use potted herbs as green wedding favors. Use terra cotta pots which are eco-friendly. Photo by Miki Duisterhof.

Lavender makes lovely halos and wedding bouquets. Photo from Sunshine Lavender Farm.

What about an herb wreath to hang on the door of the church? Photo California Wreath Co.

A hanging herb bouquet for your outdoor reception. Photo alice q. style.

herb boutonnieres

Mint boutonnieres from In Style Weddings via A Sunshine Wedding.

lavender boutonnieres

Lavender boutonnieres from Snippet and Ink via A Sunshine Wedding.

lavender centerpieces

Herb and wildflower centerpieces from Snippet and Ink via A Sunshine Wedding.

sage handmade soap

Sage handmade soap makes for perfect green wedding favors. Photo Good Earth Soap.

For more ideas on how to use herbs in centerpieces watch this short video from