Fields of Gold: Wheat-Themed Wedding Decor

We like colorful leaves, cozy plaids, and plump pumpkins as much as the next autumn-loving gal, but when it comes to fall nuptials our favorite seasonal decor element is wheat. Simple and rustic, wheat details are perfect for harvest-themed weddings and an affordable alternative to flowers and foliage. Roman brides traditionally walked down the aisle clasping wheat sheafs, and the grain was used to shower newlyweds before rice became a popular alternative. The golden grain symbolizes prosperity and fertility, and represents bounty and wealth.

Our obsession with wheat first started when we spotted the following runway image from Carolina Herrera–and from there it grew. Enjoy a look at some of our favorite wheat-inspired ideas for autumn weddings:

Wheat Wedding
Flaxen-hued bridal gown and wheat bouquet at Carolina Herrera
(Find it here: Gateway Bridal)

Circle of Love
Classic wheat wreath

Stand Tall
Wheat and dried grass centerpiece

Fresh Cut
Wheat boutonniere

Fashion Plaits
Braided blonde tresses feel right for a wheat-themed wedding

Living Beauty
Aurelie Bidermann 18K gold-plated wheat ring and bracelet
(made of real wheat dipped in gold!)

Country Chic
Mason jar wheat centerpiece

Very Inviting
Wheat wedding invitation by Salt Lake City-based Urbanity Studios

Please Be Seeded
Wheat bride and groom chair decor 

Top Crop
Wheat cake topper 

Harvest Season
Wheat-wrapped wine bottles–cute favors!

What’s your favorite wheat-inspired detail from our round-up? Would you incorporate wheat elements in your autumn wedding? Share your thoughts below!

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