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Real Weddings: Megan + Mike 10.4.08

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April from Blu Sky Designs shared Megan and Mike’s gorgeous wedding, which took place last month in beautiful Noblesville, Indiana at the Purgatory Golf Course.

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

An amazing element of this wedding is the wheat stalk centerpieces, and April’s going to tell us how to make them!

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

For each centerpiece, you will need:

* 300 stalks of dried wheat (this centerpiece uses Gold Beard)

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

* floral tape
* floral pruners or wire cutters
* ribbon
* double-sided tape
* scissors

Instructions:

  1. To make each centerpiece you’ll need about 300 stalks of dried wheat.
  2. Separate the stalks and pull off all the leaves.
  3. Bundle 15 stems together at a time and secure them with floral tape as they are much easier to handle this way.
  4. Hold the bundles between your thumb and forefinger at an angle and add bundles in a spiral – use about 20 bundles per centerpiece.
  5. Secure with floral tape.
  6. Depending on the vase you are using, judge how tall you want the centerpiece to be and cut it off from the bottom to the proper height with floral pruners or wire cutters.
  7. Place the wheat in the vase and then snip through the floral tape with scissors or a knife and remove it.
  8. Pick the ribbon of your choice, in the color of your choice.
  9. Use approx. 2″- 2 ½” wide satin ribbon around the top of the vase.
  10. Measure the ribbon around the top of the vase with about 3″ extra.
  11. Overlap the ribbon and fold the edge on the outside under.
  12. Attach the ribbon with double sided tape.

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

Megan, Mike, and April infused so many adorable fall details into the event – pumpkins, mums, fall leaves, a beautiful oatmeal-colored cake made by the bride’s aunt, and a stylish monogram!

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

So great to have a classic car to exit with!

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

Our blushing bride and groom:

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

diy wheat stalk centerpieces

April, thank you so much for submitting this beautiful wedding!  All photography from this event is credited to the talented Kevin Monahan.

E.