A couple of posts ago, I touched on using herbs (more specifically lavender) at your wedding as a beautiful scented element to your wedding day. (Wedding sights,sounds…..and scents?)
I have been thinking about this idea alot, and how potted herbs as a centrepiece would work. I have come to the conclusion that really like the idea for the right type of event. It would add a really rustic, country feel to the wedding spread. Imagine if your food complimented the herbs so guests could pick seasoning for their meal straight from the plants in front of them! OK ok, the last idea might is a little crazy, and you would have to have plants completely free of pesticide……but you have to agree its a nice utopian idea anyway!
Idealism aside, I think it could be a really great ‘wallet friendly’ option for brides and also can double as a favor that guests can take home with them. (This post has some cute DIY lace and burlap herb favors as shown below)
I love the lemons in this image too…very Mediterranean
If you want a really simple, and rustic look this wedding featured on once wed went very basic incorporating herbs into the decor. I think its great that the ‘green thumb’ grandma helped with them all too!
Herbs are a cheaper option from a florist than floral centrepieces…but I think it is a definite DIY option if you have the space, the time and are laid back enough to accept that there will be some deaths amongst your brood of beautiful herbs in the lead up the big day!
When purchasing the herbs, look for small plants in a variety of colors, heights and textures. Sage has a beautiful grey green colour, thyme are pretty low plants, and rosemary not only adds height, but smells DELICIOUS, and also has a beautful soft colouring in my opinion. Chives, lavender and chamomile all have the potential to add a floral element (check the seasonality) Chamomile looks delightful mixed with vases of poms and peonies at this wedding below I found on once wed
The best post i have found so far that shows how to use herbs at a wedding in a modern and classic way is on project wedding…I love how the photoshoot uses repitition to their advantage for this table spread. Incorporating the herb into a few elements is gold and with a backdrop of natural fabrics and whites keeps the focus on the beautiful fresh green colour of the herb . I also think it makes a world of difference that the herbs look so healthy and lush!
I do adore the one above, and other images I have found but I do have to say, I was really hoping to find just a couple of crazy big ideas using herbs…. ones that scream wedding!!! I know that would take it out of the ‘economical/DIY’ category, but its always nice to have a some crazy inspiration. So if you know of any weddings or events where this has been done please send the link or image, I would love to see it and share…I believe the humble herb has it in them to become a feature that really holds its own!!
If you do choose this as your own DIY option, remember to have fun!!!!, perhaps have a backup plan, and most of all enjoy the process of mixing and matching ….you never know you might discover a green thumb!!