Monday, April 5, 2010

I’ve got a thing for herbs

I’ve got a thing for herbs. Every year I plant lavender, rosemary, parsley, sage, lemon thyme, chives, dill, mint, basil and oregano. By mid-summer, I’ve got enough herbs to supply a hoppin’ gourmet restaurant.

Hello green wedding!
Lavender bouquet photo by Tine Hofmann
Lavender bouquet photo by Tine Hofmann.

Lately, I’ve discovered so many beautiful ways that herbs can be incorporated into a wedding – from the bouquets to the boutonnieres. Here are some ideas that I love:
potted herbs as wedding favors
You can use potted herbs as green wedding favors. Use terra cotta pots which are eco-friendly. Photo by Miki Duisterhof.
lavender halo and lavender bouquet
Lavender makes lovely halos and wedding bouquets. Photo from Sunshine Lavender Farm.
Herb wreatch with lavender
What about an herb wreath to hang on the door of the church? Photo California Wreath Co.
a hanging herb bouquet
A hanging herb bouquet for your outdoor reception. Photo alice q. style.
herb boutonnieres
Mint boutonnieres from In Style Weddings .
lavender boutonnieres
Lavender boutonnieres from Snippet and Ink .
lavender centerpieces
Herb and wildflower centerpieces from Snippet and Ink .
sage handmade soap
Sage handmade soap makes for perfect green wedding favors. Photo Good Earth Soap.
For more ideas on how to use herbs in centerpieces watch this short video from Sunset.com

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