Fresh Herbs

A little while back I tweeted a fresh herb bouquet that I just couldn?t resist and have been thinking a lot more about using herbs in weddings.

You really can?t get more fresh feeling and fragrant than using herbs all over the place. I also have a bride in the spring with a wedding at Ballymaloe and if you know anything about Ballymaloe then you know the place is all about fabulous food {and it?s a beautiful spot!} so I?m thinking herb would be just fantastic there! ? Thankfully my bride agrees.

Here are a few of my thoughts and inspiration on that.

This is just adorable and I love anything that hangs. These would make great pew ends, hanging on the backs of chairs, on doors, just anywhere! A great and easy DIY project, see how to make them here.

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How pretty and simple for buttonholes, or flower girls because many herbs to flower.

So many types of centerpieces and colors. Did you know you can get purple basil?

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Bouquets galore! Bride, bridesmaids and gifts!

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Work them into your invitations

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That doesn’t even begin to show how you can use packets of seeds as favours, or newly sproutted herbs in mini pots.

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Herbs also have meaning and symbolic representations like many flowers which is also a lovely thought to send your guests home with. For example:

Rosemary – for remembrance, Oregano ? happiness, Myrtle – represents true love and the herb of the goddess of love, Venus. She used this herb’s blossoms to fashion crowns and garlands for her followers to wear. Ivy ? symbolizes fidelity, Marjoram – the herb of joy, happiness and marital bliss. Angelica – for protection, Sweet basil -for good wishes, Sage ? representing domestic virtue, Mint ? wisdom, Thyme ? for courage and strength, Lavender represents love and Violets – for faithfulness.

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Endless endless posssabilities! Love it!

Annie

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