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colour your day pretty: vibrant confetti inspiration from shropshire petals

March 28th, 2018 | Rachel Parry

2 - ShropshirePetals.com Handful of Kaleidoscope £12.50 per litre (cropped)

Gradually emerging from the deepest, darkest of winters, we’re all for punchy palettes that can help add some extra pizazz to a couple’s big day.

And so, we’re brightening up your Wednesday with some colourful confetti inspiration, courtesy of growers and producers of natural petal confetti, our uber-knowledgeable Sponsor Shropshire Petals. Here they share their favourite zesty mixes and demonstrate a fabulously fun way to make your confetti moment stand out from the rest!

Brides Up North readers can save 10% off confetti orders over £50* by entering BRIDESNORTH10 at the checkout. For more inspiration and to shop for your confetti, visit the Shropshire Petals website.

Images supplied by Shropshire Petals

5 - ShropshirePetals.com Personalised Cones - Watercolour theme with Something Blue Confetti from £13 (3)

Shropshire petals say: Your wedding wouldn’t be complete without a delicate shower of confetti thrown over you by your guests. Not only is this a fun and traditional moment of your wedding day, it also marks the celebration of you as a newly married couple and is a sign that the party can get started!

So, why not inject some colour and excitement leading guests to guess what else is to come on your big day by choosing a vibrant natural petal confetti mix for that explosive moment. Here are a few of our favourites to get the inspiration flowing:

1 - ShropshirePetals.com Pick and Mix of Icing Sugar, Raspberry Fool, Honey'B, Golden Slumber and Flamingo Pink £15 per litre

pinks & yellows

Whether or not you are having a pink and yellow themed wedding, mixing these two striking colours is guaranteed to create impact on your photographs. You don’t have to match your confetti to the rest of your wedding theme, choose colours you love or those that will stand out. This mix is made up using a range of petal types and colours, including Raspberry Fool and Icing Sugar delphiniums, Honey’B calendula, Golden Slumber and Flamingo Pink rose petals, all combined to create a colourful confetti mix with texture and personality.

kaleidoscope

One of the most popular confetti mixes is Kaleidoscope, a beautiful blend of purple, pink and ivory. This is the ideal confetti mix to suit any wedding style and theme as it will stand out against light and dark backgrounds, which means you can have your confetti moment anywhere and this bright confetti mix will look fantastic as it flutters down upon you.

subtle vibrancy

Not all couples want a completely vibrant confetti mix, so choose a range of pastel or neutral petals to mix with some brighter colours. Coral Reef is the perfect example of how to include pastel shades with bold orange and yellow. This mix is made up from ivory and pastel pink delphinium petals with a hint of small yellow calendula petals and some bright orange rose petals. The mix includes Icing Sugar, Candy Floss, Honey’b and Clementine.

pink, pink, pink

Pink is the perfect colour to use when you want to make a vibrant statement, as there are lots of different shades to choose from. For a really vibrant confetti mix, combine light and dark shades together using different types of petals. This mix is a beautiful blend of Cherry Blossom delphiniums, Burgundy Berry cornflowers with Cerise and Flamingo Pink rose petals. To add some additional colour to your confetti moment, display your chosen confetti mix in some bright raspberry coloured confetti cones.

something blue

Are you struggling to find your something blue? Why not use your confetti? Bright and cheerful, the Something Blue confetti mix is a simple combination of ivory and cornflower blue petals, which will look superb as it falls delicately during your confetti moment. Display this beautiful mix in our watercolour theme Personalised Confetti Cones or Pops.

Shropshire Petals Confetti Pinata - release (2)

make your own

So, now you’ve chosen your vibrant confetti mix, how about having an alternative confetti moment with a confetti piñata? One for the craft-loving brides out there, here we share our step-by-step guide on how to make your very own:

Shropshire Petals Confetti Pinata - What you need

What you need:

  • Natural petal confetti
  • Cardboard
  • Crepe paper
  • Ribbon
  • Clear tape
  • Glue
  • Metal ruler
  • Stanley knife
  • Pen

Shropshire Petals Confetti Pinata - Step 1 & 2

Step 1: Draw a shape for your piñata onto the cardboard. We chose a heart, but you could opt for a star, circle or even a funky geometric shape.

Step 2: Cut out your shape using a Stanley knife. Then use this as a template to make another heart to ensure you have two identical shapes.

Step 3: Cut a long strip of cardboard and attach to the edge of the cardboard shape with clear tape.

Shropshire Petals Confetti Pinata - Step 4JPG

Step 4: Leave an open section at the bottom where you will add a flap to allow the confetti to fall from.

Step 5: Attach the second cardboard shape to the other side of the cardboard strip.

Shropshire Petals Confetti Pinata - Step 6

Step 6: Cut the crepe paper to the width of the piñata and cut strips along the length of the paper. Starting from the bottom, add a line of glue and secure one strip of your cut crepe paper, continue upwards until the side is complete. Repeat with the back and the sides.

Step 7: Cut a small piece of cardboard, slightly longer than the opening at the bottom and attach with glue to make a flap. Add a small hole in the flap to thread some pretty ribbon and tie to secure. This will be your pulling mechanism.

Step 8: Add the natural petal confetti.

Shropshire Petals Confetti Pinata - Step 8

Step 9: Add a hole to the top of your piñata and thread some ribbon to enable you to hang in a doorway, tree or from the ceiling.

Step 10: When you’re ready for the confetti release, pull the bottom ribbon and enjoy the falling confetti!

Top Tips

  • Order enough natural petal confetti to fill the piñata – the amount will depend on the size of the piñata you are making.
  • Smaller petals such as delphiniums and wildflowers are best for the confetti piñata as they are light and will flutter slowly as they are released.
  • Give your piñata a trial run to make sure it works. The beauty of having a ribbon to release the confetti is that you can have fun with your piñata over and over again!
  • Why not make your piñata into a game for guests, especially the little ones, and hide sweets or small favours inside to be released when the confetti falls.

Brides Up North readers can save 10% off confetti orders over £50* by entering BRIDESNORTH10 at the checkout. For more inspiration and to shop for your confetti, visit the Shropshire Petals website.

*Discount does not apply to existinrg special offers.

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Rachel Parry
Rachel joined the Brides Up North editorial team as Features Editor in February 2015. Rachel draws on her news reporting background, experience in features, bridal & lifestyle editing for previous regional titles and time spent working for Yorkshire’s most successful PR agencies. Yet to tie the knot herself, Rachel's own wedding looks set to be very, very pretty...

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