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Five ways to include wheat on your wedding day

24 Oct 2017

Looking for ways to incorporate wheat into your big day? Here are five suggestions from the team behind Shropshire Petals  

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Whether you want to use it on its own or teamed with other flowers and foliage, wheat is a wonderful crop that can add a touch of nature to your wedding day. Shropshire Petals, known for its natural petal confetti, also produces wheat sheaves and wreaths. Here are the team’s favourite ways to include wheat on your big day.

Bouquets and buttonholes

Eschew traditional fresh flower bouquets by opting for a wheat sheaf to hold as you walk down the aisle. Choose between a pre-made sheaf, which includes a variety of dried flowers in a range of different colours, or make your own using a natural sheaf. Not only will a wheat bouquet look elegant, it will also last for years, making it the perfect keepsake from your special day. Continue the look with matching wheat posies for the bridesmaids and wheat buttonholes for the groomsmen.

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The aisle

Add to the romantic vibe of the aisle by lining it with pretty wheat decorations. Attach small posies of wheat and lavender tied with ribbon to the ends of pews or chairs, and, to complete the look, place several wheat sheaves featuring dried flowers at the end of the aisle.

Table décor

Wheat sheaves make stunning table decorations. Use a sheaf as your centrepiece on round tables and surround it by lots of tea lights and candles. If you’re having long tables, place several different wheat sheaves down the centre of the row for an interesting and rustic look. To add a hint of subtle colour, scatter some natural petal confetti around the base of your wheat sheaves. For table names, attach a wheat wreath to the end of the tables with the name tied to it.

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Finishing touches

To add some delicate décor to your venue, place sprigs of wheat in glass mason jars with ribbon or hessian tied around them, and display them on windowsills or similar areas. You could also make your own decorations by creating small bunches or wheat, lavender and dried delphiniums to attach to staircases, poles in a marquee or event the backs of chairs for your ceremony and reception.

Gifts

Wheat will last for years unlike fresh flowers, so giving wheat sheaves and wreaths to your bridal party as thank you gifts will mean they have something they can keep and proudly display in their home to remember your wedding day by. You could add personalised touches for each recipient. Alternatively, if you’re using wheat sheaves as decorations, you could tell guests to take them home at the end of the day as an extra wedding favour.

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Shop the full range of wheat over at www.shropshirepetals.com.

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