Bridal Bouquet: The Color of Calm

Surround yourself with the subtle scent of lavender to stay calm.


Like most brides-to-be, you probably haven’t taken a deep breath since, oh, the moment he first slipped that ring on your finger. So now, it’s time to surround yourself with the calming scent (and color) of lavender. Light a candle. Take a soak. Then, breathe in, breathe out, and repeat: Calm is beautiful.

Clockwise from left: The Thymes Lavender Bath Salts Jar, $21, Robertson’s Flowers, Chestnut Hill; Diptyque Feuille de Lavande candle, $48, and Acqua di Parma Lavanda Tonica splash, $104, both at Bluemercury, Philadelphia; Mistral Lavender Rich Foaming Bubble Bath, $17, Nurture Spa, New Hope; L’Occitane Eau de la Recolte Bleue, $42, L’Occitane, King of Prussia; Kiehl’s Lavender Foaming-Relaxing Bath with Sea Salts and Aloe Vera, $18.50, Kiehl’s, Philadelphia; and Fresh Coriander Lavender Petit Soap, $12, Bluemercury.