We’ve all heard this, maybe even sometimes believed it. It’s all in the details. But, Hobnob got to put this principle into practice recently at Kelsey and Travis’s wedding. The day was beautiful, the location was beautiful, the bride, of course, was beautiful. But what put this wedding over the top were the details—little surprises that demonstrated a well thought out plan for the most perfect of days.
Kelsey is an old soul. She loves things of the past; so vintage was the underlying theme. Travis loves natural elements. He also leans toward a more industrial edge. “Marrying” the two styles, was our goal. Threads of both can be found throughout.
Rather than write the longest blogpost ever and cover everything at once, we’ll break things down into categories and spend time unpacking each section of the joyous event.
Today’s post is all about lavender.
We are fortunate to have Mezza Luna Lavender Farm very close by.
An interesting fact about lavender is that it has a very short blooming season–around 2 weeks of the year. Kelsey loves lavender and her wedding just happened to fall within that two week window. Most brides using lavender opt for dried lavender bouquets that can be used year-round. But Kelsey wanted fresh lavender, which meant that it needed to be cut the morning of the wedding.
Each bridesmaid carried a bundle of lavender, embellished with a vintage brooch.
Lavender sprigs were added to Kelsey’s bouquet of succulents.
The groomsmen wore a small boutonnière of lavender and dusty miller.
Mezza Luna Lavender Farm grows several different varieties of lavender. One of those is culinary lavender. We made a simple syrup with the lavender and added it to lemonade for a delicious lavender lemonade. That, along with the popcorn bar, gave the guests a little something to enjoy while waiting for the reception to begin.
In the Victorian language of flowers, lavender is an ancient symbol of devotion, loyalty and undying love. Tossing lavender as the bride and groom leave the ceremony is a tradition that represents blessings from the guests to the bride and groom for a happy and long-lasting union.
Throughout the day, lavender could be found adding fragrance and beauty.