Dreaming of a down-to-earth early summer wedding with jam jars of flowering chives, mint, and cornflowers


Jam jars of mint, flowering chives, and cornflowers

Ok.  So the sun is out.  It’s been out for two days now, and I have given into the dreams and whims that spring, and eventually summer might be on its way.  Of course, they are always ‘on their way’ but on sunny winter days like these it is a lovely reminder.

So bursting out of all the beautiful winter wedding inspiration I have shared over the past few months, is a glimmer of late spring/early summer.  These little jam jars filled with herbs (mint, oregano, flowering chives) and those gorgeous blue cornflowers might well have been snapped on a farmers market stall, but this is exactly the kind of look I love to steal for weddings.

Don’t you think they are just as pretty as anything over-the-top and extremely grand?  Certainly I think so, and I have a feeling that if you’re here on my blog you probably like a similar down-to-earth, relaxed and natural style.  This image makes me want to sip homemade lemonade in the garden and dig great beds of lush herbs and cornflowers with which I can fill jam jars all summer long.

Image: Beauty Everyday


Sarah on 28. February, 2013

I absolutely love this! I am getting married in May and am looking for some table decorations that are simple (and don’t blow the budget) while looking pretty and will add a little wow factor for the guests to enjoy! I’ve been thinking of small herbs and my friend recently announced she has several unused jam jars which I am welcome to so I may try and replicate something like this :-)


CharlieB on 28. February, 2013

Hi Sarah, it sounds like this idea might be perfect for what you were thinking :) Definitely get collecting jam jars (we asked our friends and family to save theirs for us) as they are invaluable when it comes to a wedding, whether it be for little posies of flowers or holding tealights. The lovely thing about herbs as well is they smell so good! Happy wedding planning xXx

Ann-Marie on 8. March, 2013

I love this idea, so simple & fresh, and of course the herbs can be re-used for cooking or adding to a glass of pimms! x

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