It’s Lavender Season!

And it’s the perfect colour to complement your wedding, and perfectly on trend with this year’s pantone colour of the year – Ultra Violet. Lavender season is now, so what better time!

It’s lavender season from around mid-June until early August in the UK, and if you have any accessible to you it can be the perfect addition to style or sprinkle at your wedding!

Also, rather conveniently, late last year Pantone announced that their colour of the year for 2018 would be Ultra Violet; a deep, rich, purple jewel tone. Slightly darker than lavender, but still within the same palette. Pantone ‘formulate’ what they believe will be the colour of the year by looking at the latest trends and catwalk shows, from all aspects of fashion, art and design – so it didn’t come as a massive surprise to industry insiders… (I actually predicted their colour of the year would be Ultra Violet back in September when I gave my trend prediction talk at The National Wedding Show!)

Lavender is such a gorgeous plant, and, as it’s in season and also perfectly on trend, I’ve got some inspo pics below for you if you’re thinking of including it as an accent to your wedding.

Looking at the pic above I can imagine myself sat with a lavender cocktail in hand at a beautiful English country house wedding! These images are the perfect jumping off point if you’re planning a romantic and feminine reception, and there’s nothing more quintessential than a country garden party, perfectly complemented with some fresh lavender!

I adore the cake stand above piled high with macarons, made even more special by the touches of gold leaf and lavender flowers nestled in between the tiers.

The tablescape features so many gorgeous details that go beyond lavender though, piles of pink and purple roses, succulents, Moroccan pressed glasses, gold cutlery and antler table numbers. Mirrored terrariums combined with the eucalyptus and purple hued succulents stops the table from looking too modern and is more in keeping with the classic country house vibe.

Elegant mid-century styled candle sticks and the gold antlers that frame the table numbers are unexpected details that add contrast to the otherwise feminine theme. Various shades of purple, from aubergine to magenta and from lilac to orchid, breaks up the styling and adds layers of colour. I especially like how various hues have been used for the place settings.

It took me a while to notice the rose quartz crystals that are nestled in with the flowers, but it works with the set up as a whole and the natural textures bring in a new depth and dimension to the table – not to mention that rose quartz is of course synonymous with love and romance!

With thanks to the following suppliers who submitted these images from a styled shoot:

Styling: Adorn Invitations | | @adorninvitations
Sephory Photography | | @sephoryphotography
Flowers: Babylon Flowers | @babylonflowers
Food: Mary Eats Cake | | @maryeatscake


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