Natural weddings are a big trend at the moment.  As couples are more environmentally aware, they like to include natural, eco-friendly details into their special day.  If you’re having a natural/country/vintage/woodland themed wedding, using wheat can be a fabulous way of adding natural touches to your wedding. The National Wedding Show exhibitor’s Shropshire Petals share their top 5 ways in which you can incorporate wheat into your big day. Country Garden Wheat Sheaf as bouquet £33.95 (2)

The bouquet

Traditionally, the bouquet is made up of fresh flowers and green foliage, yet recent years have seen the introduction of alternative bouquets such as buttons, brooches, fruits, shells and even pine cones to name but a few.  A fantastic way of including wheat into your wedding is to use it as your bouquet.  Wheat Sheaves are perfect and you can either choose them with dried flowers already included or plain to add your own personal touch by adding fresh flowers, ribbons or anything you like to make suit your style. Wheat Bunch button hole from £3.25 per bunch


Wheat is great for making buttonholes.  Its neutral colour really stands out against the groom and groomsmen’s suits.  Make your own by taking a few stems of wheat; add a dried or fresh flower and tie together with some raffia or coloured ribbon to match your wedding theme. Cream Rose and Lavender Wheat Sheaf £25.95

 Table centrepiece

Choosing your table centrepieces can be difficult and expensive.  Wheat Sheaves make simple, elegant and inexpensive centrepieces.  Place them in the centre of your table on crisp, white tablecloths and add your own personal touches by sprinkling some confetti around the base, adding fresh flowers or lavender between the stems. Wheat and Lavender table decoration £6.95 per bunch (2)

Place settings

Carry on the wheat theme by making your own place settings.  Take a stem or two of wheat and add a stem of lavender a single flower, tie these to your napkins and add a tag with your guests’ name for a simple, yet distinctive place setting decoration. Wheat and Lavender in Vintage Box from £5

 Venue décor

Wheat sheaves come in all different sizes, this makes them the ideal venue decoration.  Place different sized wheat sheaves around your venue to give a sense of texture and height.  They look great as the outline of an aisle path or leading the way up stairs inside your venue.

 Wheat is so versatile, allowing you to really put your own creative stamp on your big day.  If you’re not creative, there is a wonderful selection of wheat sheaves from TNWS exhibitors Shropshire Petals. Make sure you pay them a visit this Autumn at The National Wedding Show.