Monday, September 14, 2009

Ode to Kansas

Its really hard for me to even write the next few words as I really am just getting to enjoy the summer but, fall is almost here. Can you believe it? Fall and Spring are two of my favorite seasons and it just happens that they are busiest seasons for me.

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share with you some of my favorite fall themes/motifs to help all of you fall brides in your planning.

First up, maybe not as obvious as some fall motifs, but still a rustic favorite: wheat. Like I said, its not the obvious choice for a fall wedding or event but wheat is considered a gift from nature so its strong presence in Roman Empire weddings was quite significant. It is said that the rice throwing tradition of today stems from the Roman's tossing of grains of wheat at the bride and groom, to encourage fertility in their marriage.

I mean, how lovely are these bouquets? And don't even get me started on the coolness of the wheat boutonniere.

I think wheat is a fantastic way to do something fall-ish without it being predictable. And ok, its a slight nod to the Wheat State in which I live.

Check back tomorrow for some lovely wheat inspired centerpieces!

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