Move over foliage, wheat is making its way into wedding styling

There’s now more variety than ever in wedding floristry. Foliage and feathers have been injecting fresh life into floral arrangements and bouquets over the last few years and if there’s one thing you can bet on in the wedding industry is that it’s constantly evolving. Shropshire Petals has tipped wheat as the next big trend and shared some top ways to incorporate it into your big day.

Bouquets and buttonholes
Break away from the traditional fresh flower bouquet by choosing a wheat sheaf to hold as you walk down the aisle. Whether you select a pre-made wheat sheaf, which include a variety of dried flowers in a range of different colours or you make your own using a natural wheat sheaf, a wheat bouquet not only looks elegant, but also makes for a special keepsake that will last for years.

The aisle
When you walk down the aisle, it will be the first time you see your partner on your wedding day, so make it romantic and rustic by lining it with pretty wheat decorations. Attach small posies of wheat and lavender tied with ribbon in your chosen colour scheme to the ends of pews or chairs.

Table décor
Use a wheat sheaf as a centrepiece on round tables surrounded by lots of tea lights and candles, or place several different wheat sheaves down the centre of long trestle tables for an interesting look. Add a touch of subtle colour by scattering some natural petal confetti around the bases of your wheat sheaves.

Finishing touches
Place sprigs in glass mason jars with ribbon or hessian tied around them to display on window sills or other areas that need a touch of décor. Make your own decorations by creating small bunches of wheat, lavender and dried delphiniums to attach to staircases, poles in a marquee or even the backs of chairs for your ceremony and reception.