I am a lavender freak. In fact, I am tossing around the idea of devoting a good portion of my backyard into a very LARGE lavender patch. I’ve got more than 20 plants growing as we speak, but that’s just the beginning.

The scent of lavender instantly calms me and takes me to a lovely place where I am centred and life is good.

I fell in love with lavender as a child when my mom used to buy English Lavender soap. In my early twenties I made lavender soap of my own using lavender essential oil and lavender buds; it was one of my hottest craft show sellers.

I recently discovered that lavender can be used for culinary purposes – although I’ve yet to experiment. One of the things I’d love to try is lavender lemonade. Wouldn’t that be a sweet treat for a summer wedding shower?

If you love lavender and you’re having a summer wedding, why not incorporate this versatile herb into your wedding? How? Here are ten ways:

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1. Lavender Boutonnieres. These don’t look difficult to make.

lavender bout

Photo: Snippet and Ink via A Sunshine Wedding.

2. Lavender Bouquets. Gorgeous!

lavender bouquet

Photo: Kristy Huston

3. Lavender lemonade. Get the recipe here.

lavender lemonade

Photo: All Things Lavender

4. Lavender Sachets. Smell amazing and easy to make. Learn how to make DIY lavender sachets.


Photo: Bells and Bouquets

lavender favors jenn

Photo: Getting Stitched on the Farm

lavender wedding

Photo: Intimate Weddings

5. Lavender Send off: Your guests can shower you with lavender buds. Use a cone or sachet.

lavender sendoff

Photo: Something Old, Something New


Photo: iDIY

6. Lavender Cupcakes. Lovely.

lavender cupcakes

Photo: The Cupcake Gallery Blog

Photo Two: OnceWed

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  1. Posted by Erin on July 23rd, 2010 at 11:33am

    I'm in love with them all!
  2. Posted by Amandine on July 24th, 2010 at 2:17pm

    I totally love! I'm from Provence (France) and lavender is a big thing here, so for my wedding I actually chose to be "showered" with lavender buds and it was great! it smelt good, didn't need any cleaning after...
  3. Posted by Em on July 19th, 2012 at 11:35pm

    Great ideas! I love lavender as well, and I'd love to have a lavender wedding someday. Everything would smell so good! :)
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