Lucky Lavender

The new must-have pastel

Pink is so commonplace and, let's be honest, mint is nearing the color cliche mark. Why not try an equally sweet, unexpected pastel for your signature wedding hue. Both a scent and stunning color, lavender feels ultra-romantic for the occasion. Plus the whimsical bloom can be put to use in so many ways. Use sprigs for flavor in a champagne cocktail or arrange them along tiers of the wedding cake. From an adorable flower girl frock to delicate underpinnings, we've found more than a few fashionable uses for this amethyst hue. 

Simplicity Provence Earrings, $100.00; Swarovski (704) 366-3181

Girls' Organdy bow dress, $88.00; J. Crew (704) 365-9355

Essie nail color in Lilacism, $8.00; Nordstrom (704) 442-6000

Solid satin tie in Dried Lavender, $75.00; J. Crew (704) 365-9355

DVF Lytton leather and satin box clutch, $325.00; Neiman Marcus (704) 442-7900

Stella McCartney Gwenyth gazing lace bralette, briefs, $70.00, $37.00; Nordstrom (704) 442-6000

Cake: Lily Greenthumb's