A scent is a magical thing, its has an a ability to allow me to time travel back into a place from my childhood, or to last week or even bring my late mother back for a second when I catch a whiff of her favourite perfume. I would like to think that at my wedding there will be a pleasant scent, hopefully common, but distinctive enough that when someone catches it, they are reminded of the fun night celebrating our special day.
I like the idea of eucalyptus leaves on the dance floor….(I am Australian so these are easy to get, free and so much a part of home)…so as people carve it up on the dance floor, the scent fills the air…. Also throwing dried scented leaves or flowers instead of confetti would be perfect out an outdoor wedding.
Herbs would also be an easy way to add a scent to the day. Rosemary, mint, lemon grass…all would work great. Another lovely herb could be lavender, I just came across some images this afternoon from Polkadotbride.com
Alot of dried lavender bouquets I have seen, have a very straight up and down look. This can look ok, but personally, with dried lavender, I prefer a chunkier bridal bouquet just because the flowers are so delicate. The way some of the flower springs poke outwards and weep a little in the above image, also gives the bouquet some softness and movement usually lacking from a lavender bouquet.
Here is a couple of images I found of dried lavender boutonnieres…. love the simplicity, but i do think if your guys are large or are wearing black suits (which most do!), the lavender could get lost…I think I would add a backing of some sort to make it stand out more. The top bout, does that with a little piece of dusty miller.
These mini lavender table settings are cute too! If you stuck two pins on it everyone would get their own corsage two! (just take care no pins get left on the plates!)Below is a couple of images showing dried lavender as chair ties and mixed with purple hydrangea in pew markers
There is just so many possibilities to the idea of making your wedding more that just sight and sound but also scent! I hope you enjoyed my quick sampling of using dried lavender… but just imagine the possibilities with everyother type of scented flowers/ foliage out there!!
Oh, and why not send everyone home with their own scented herb plant at the end of the night….? so simple, so lovely!