Wheatgrass Centerpieces

Growing wheatgrass for centerpieces or an escort card display, is a great way to incorporate an outdoor feel and touch of nature.  It takes approximately 10 to 14 days after planting the seeds before they are ready for display.  I recommend starting the process 15 to 20 days before the event (once the grass is 3 weeks old, the blades get so long they start to droop).  There are endless possibilities as to the type of container to grow the grass in or flowers to display in the center.  I hope to get the chance to make these again, I have lots more ideas that I want to try!

Wheatgrass Centerpiece

Supply List

  • Potting soil
  • Spray Bottle
  • Tray / Container
  • Strainer
  • Large bowl for soaking
  • Wheatgrass seeds
  • Glass Cylinders
  • Mokara Orchids
  • Floating Candles – 3″

Wheat Grass Centerpiece

Step One: Cover the bottom of your tray with a layer of dry wheatgrass seeds.  Afterwards, pour the seeds into a measuring cup so you know exactly how many seeds are needed per container.

Wheat Grass Centerpiece

Step Two: Rinse the seeds in clean water, drain and then soak the seeds in a bowl of cool water (make sure there is plenty of water).  Let the seeds soak for about 8-10 hours.  Next, drain the water, then soak them again for another 8 hours.  Repeat this step a third time.  You should start to see little sprouts by this time.

Wheat Grass Seeds

Step Three:  If the bottom of your tray has holes, line the bottom of the tray with unbleached
paper towels so that the roots do not protrude.  Otherwise, spread a layer of soil that has been premoistened at least a half inch deep.

Wheat Grass Centerpiece

Wheat Grass Centerpiece

Step Four: Spread out the germinated seeds evenly and densely on top of the damp soil and then gently press the seeds into the soil.Wheat Grass Centerpiece

Wheat Grass Centerpiece

Wheat Grass Centerpiece

Step Five: Place the tray under indirect sunlight.  I grew the wheatgrass outside under a covered porch, you could also grow them inside near a window.  Wheatgrass does not like hot direct sunlight.  The young shoots need to be watered at least twice a day. If the soil gets dry, the young shoots may die off before they root.

Wheat Grass Centerpiece

Wheat Grass Centerpiece

Step Six: Once the shoots are taller than one inch, probably about day 5, you can water them once a day (morning is best).  You must make sure that there is enough to keep the soil damp all the way to the roots but not overlay saturated.Wheat Grass Centerpiece

Step Seven: On the day of the wedding cut mokara orchids to fit inside each cylinder, fill with water and place a floating candle on top.  Voilla, your centerpiece is complete!

Wheat Grass Centerpieces

wheatgrass wedding centerpiece

Wheat Grass Centerpiecexxoo,

Stephanie

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It was such a pleasure working with Nannette and Charles to create their dream wedding weekend in Blacksburg, Virginia. Every aspect of the wedding was filled with personal touches from the moment that guests arrived at the hotel until they they left on Sunday after breakfast. A fun color scheme of pink and orange was carried throughout the wedding. Hanging from the doors of the Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel were two large letters, “N” and “C” and a custom aisle runner with the couples monogram dressed up the aisle. After the ceremony guests travelled by bus to the German Club Manor for the cocktail hour and recpeiton. Hanging from the beams in the foyer of the German Club were orange and pink lanterns and custom pillows on the couches. The guest tables had white floor length linens with orange and pink criss-crossing runners and white chair covers with pink and orange organza sashes. All deocr and floral element designs were created by Diamond Events.

Chapel doors at Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel in Blacksburg Virginia
Ceremony at Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel
Altar at Virginia Tech VT War Memorial Chapel
Ceremony Programs Pink and Orange
Ceremony at Virginia Tech VT War Memorial Chapel
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Lanterns hung in the foyer of the German Club for a wedding
Memorial Flowers at entrance to German Club ballroom
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Head Table of the German Club set for a wedding
Table centerpieces by Diamond Events with limes
Seating Chart poster for wedding at the German Club by Diamond Events
Tablescape at the German Club by Diamond Events in pink and orange
Table centerpieces at the German Club by Diamond Events in pink and orange
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Centerpiece by Corsair
Tall Flower Arrangment by Corsair
Centerpiece at Night
Table setup in the Blackwater Room at Mariners Landing

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Ceremony at Vinton War Memorial
Ceremony Floral Arrangment at Vinton War Memorial
Pew Arrangements by Gloriosa at Vinton War Memorial
Red and White Flowers
Bridesmaid Bouquet
Grooms Marine Cap
Tall Rose Centerpiece with Branches
Centerpiece
Cupcake Tower
Apple Butter Favor
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Wedding Ceremony at Rose Hill Manor Leesburg VA
Calla Lilly boutonniere
Red Rose Bridal Bouquet
Rose Hill Manor Ceremony by Diamond Events
Table setting at Rose Hill Manor
Reception Ballroom at Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, Virgnia
Crystals on Tree
Crystal on Wedding Tree at Rose Hill Manor Leesburg Viginia
Wedding Flowers
Guestbook Frame
Wedding Rings in Rose

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St. Andrews Catholic Church
Wedding Ceremony at St. Andrews Catholic Church
Leaving St. Andrews Catholic Chruch in Roanoke VA
Tablescape
Tablescape Two
Menu card by Diamond Events with Pumpkin Soup
Wedding cake by Wildflour Bakery
Bouquet Toss
Morgan Leonard
Photography by Holtzlander Photography

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