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fun factor: add a burst of confetti to your big day decor

August 9th, 2017 | Rachel Parry

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A fluttering of confetti is an iconic tradition most couples embrace shortly after saying “I do”, but pretty dried petals can inject fun and colour into more than just this one element of the day.

As such, we’ve invited our fabulous Sponsor, Shropshire Petals, growers and producers of natural petal confetti, to take over the blog and inspire us with their top confetti décor ideas. They’ve also just launched an exciting new product that will help lift your confetti moment to the next level…

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shropshire petals say: There’s nothing we love more than a great confetti moment, though our pretty petals can be extended beyond sprinkling the newlyweds; to room decor, petal pathways and table centrepieces.

There are also ways to enhance the celebratory confetti throwing; from creating your own confetti bar to using our confetti pops, or perhaps our brand-new confetti balloons.

These attractive balloons instantly add the fun factor and look super stylish too. They can also make your confetti shot even more spectacular by asking a member of your bridal party or guest to pop them over you as the camera snaps. Filled with your choice of natural petal confetti, the giant and standard confetti balloons are a fabulous way to decorate your venue and are guaranteed to make a statement.

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Here are our top ideas for incorporating confetti balloons into your special day:

  • Place a giant confetti balloon at either side of your ceremony venue entrance for a touch of glamour.
  • Use a single giant confetti balloon on each of your reception tables surrounded by some colourful smaller balloons for an alternative table decoration. Make your own balloon tassel ribbon to add a dramatic effect.
  • Have a romantic photograph taken of you as a newlywed couple holding one or two giant confetti balloons.
  • Suspend giant confetti balloons from your venue ceiling for a fun, creative ceiling decoration.
  • Line your aisle with a mixture of giant and standard confetti balloons filled with confetti to match your colour scheme.
  • Use confetti balloons to take some fun photos of the bridal party and guests.
  • Group several confetti balloons together to make a feature or backdrop at your venue.
  • Place a single giant confetti balloon behind each of the bride and groom’s chairs on the top table.
  • Hang confetti balloons over your dance floor during your first dance, or with all of the bridal party, and have them popped over you to add a shower of magical confetti to the dancing.

Each 3ft giant confetti balloon comes deflated (customers are required to provide their own helium) and are pre-filled with 1.5 litres of beautiful natural petal confetti in your chosen colours. Standard confetti balloons are supplied with half a litre of confetti and measure 14 inches.

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seasonal showers: autumnal confetti inspiration from shropshire petals

October 28th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

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Although the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting lower, we can’t help but love autumn for its beautiful colours and clear and crisp weather. We can therefore see why the season is a popular choice with wedding couples, particularly those who crave a cosy setting, hearty food, vibrant blooms and oodles of romantic candle light.

Here to help inspire autumn brides’ choice of confetti to complete their seasonal celebration is our fabulous Sponsor, Shropshire Petals.

With an unbelievable amount of fabulous hues to choose from, couples can pick one of Shropshire Petal’s readymade mixes for their all-important confetti-shot moment, or alternatively create their own using the online ‘pick and mix’ tool to put a personal touch on their petals.

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To get those creative cogs turning, Shropshire Petals are today sharing their top six colourful autumn mixes:

sunshine kisses

Autumn may be a sign of darker days and nights, but this yellow and ivory confetti mix is sure to brighten things up. Perfect on its own, or add a touch of blue to enhance the autumnal feel.

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moulin rouge

This vivid brand-new confetti mix features burgundy cornflower petals and delicate ivory delphinium petals. Combined, they make a fantastic rich confetti mix that will add a colour pop to confetti shot photos.

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confetti kisses: brighten your big day with shropshire petals

September 1st, 2016 | Rachel Parry

ShropshirePetals.com Confetti Cones £11.95 per litre (9)

While brides can’t always reply on the British weather to brighten their big day, they can look to our fabulous Sponsor, natural confetti experts Shropshire Petals, to bring a pretty pop of colour to the proceedings.

With an unbelievable amount of fabulous hues to choose from, couples can pick one of Shropshire Petal’s readymade mixes for their all-important confetti-shot moment, or alternatively create their own using the online ‘pick and mix’ tool to put a personal touch on their petals.

As well as a range of colours, brides and grooms can also choose how their confetti is presented to their guests, with everything from cute hessian Petal Pouches and pretty paper cones, to individual sachets and flower girl baskets on offer. Plus, new for 2016 is the Confetti Pop – the perfect solution for a showering burst of brightness following the ceremony.

Now to inspire us further on how punchy-coloured petals can help add some clout to your confetti shot, Shropshire Petals are taking over the blog with their top five bright and beautiful mixes…

ShropshirePetals.com Yellow Confetti Cone with Vintage Daydream £11.95 per litre

mix of the month

Here at Shropshire Petals we have a special confetti mix for every month to show just how creative and unique you can make your confetti. Our August Mix of the Month was a particularly stunning combination of ivory, pink and orange, that’s bound to make an impact on the big day. This marvellous mix is made up from our Icing Sugar, Raspberry Fool, Ginger Snap and Cerise petals.

sunshine kisses

The brighter your confetti the more it will stand out in your photos.  However, if you don’t want too much colour but still want the brightness, a simple mixture of ivory and yellow is perfect.  This mix will be subtle enough not to impose on your photos but bright enough to create the vibrancy you are looking for.

ShropshirePetals.com Shropshire Box with White and Pink cones and Blush £45 (2)

purple is the new pink

Purple has been a popular colour choice for weddings for a few years now, as much as pink, if not more.  This gorgeous mix – made using Candy Floss, Frosted Blue and Parma Violet petals – will suit a purple or pink themed wedding with its pale pink boldly standing out amongst the purple rose petals and pale blue delphiniums.

get creative

The world is your oyster with the amount of colours to choose from.  Why not get creative and mix several colours together.  We think a fabulous combination would be Sunshine Kisses, Candy Floss and Frosted Blue petals with some mixed larger petals added in, such as Flamingo Pink, Delilah, Wisteria, Golden Slumber, Duck Egg and Buttermilk. Bold, bright and beautiful!

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its the season: spring 2016 confetti colour trends from shropshire petals

February 8th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

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With January out of the way, 2016 is now in full swing and we’re hurtling towards the start of prime wedding season – spring!

Featuring mild weather, lighter nights, a wonderful fresh atmosphere and incredibly beautiful flower options, it’s easy to understand why so many couples pick the spring season in which to say their ‘I dos’.

For those that will be tying the knot between March and May this year, the experts at natural confetti company and Brides Up North Sponsor Shropshire Petals, are giving us inspiration on which pretty colour mixes are top of the trends for springtime weddings, whilst also introducing us to their new confetti cone collection for 2016.

So let’s focus on the warm weather to come while we discuss colourful confetti…

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shropshire petals say: Wedding colour trends change each year and season, so it’s helpful for couples to know which colours will be top of the charts when they tie the knot in order to assist with their confetti choices.

Using the Shropshire Petals pick and mix online tool, brides and grooms can experiment with colours to create a unique colour combination to complement the top spring trends whilst also fitting in with their chosen wedding theme and setting.

Better still, here at Shropshire petals we’ve just launched our new confetti cone collection, which has been inspired by the stunning tones from the 2016 wedding colour palette, so both the confetti and cone can be matched to couples’ chosen schemes.

As well as our iconic white cone, the new collection features wonderful shades of yellow, grey, brown craft, blue, pink and purple, fitting in great with the top spring colour trends for 2016, which are set to be vivid brights mixed with subtle nudes and hints of pastels.

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rose quartz – Said to be colour of the year, this gentle tone conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Our recommendation to match this pretty colour is Candyfloss delphinium petals. Rose Quartz also pairs well with Serenity, Peach Echo and Lilac Grey, so to include all of these colours, an excellent mix would be Candyfloss, Frosted Blue and Lady Grey delphinium petals with Promise rose petals.

peach echo – a warm shade of orange that is perfect for those wanting to be playful with colours. To achieve this colour scheme, our recommendation would be our Coral Reef confetti mix, which includes hints of orange, pink and ivory.

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falling for autumn: shropshire petals reader discount

October 23rd, 2015 | Rachel Parry

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It’s easy to understand why brides and grooms-to-be fall for the autumn season when planning their big day.

Though the temperature drops, the romantic atmosphere increases with candle lit receptions and burnt orange backdrops, not to mention the comforting food options to create a warming wedding breakfast.

So as the leaves start to fall and the dark nights draw in, the experts at natural confetti company Shropshire Petals, are giving us inspiration on which glowing colour mixes work best for those planning an autumnal wedding whilst also pointing out the dos and don’ts of confetti.

And if that wasn’t enough, they’re also offering Brides Up North readers a fabulous 10% off orders over £65. Simply click here to get your exclusive discount code.

So let’s warm up some Pimms and talk pretty petals…

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shropshire petals say: Autumn is the season of rich, bold colours and including some of these hues on your wedding day can instantly add warmth and glamour to your celebrations.

To help make your day as colourful as the season, we’re sharing our autumnal confetti colour inspiration, which includes opulent oranges, deep purples and divine greens. Going beyond the traditional throwing of confetti, our natural petals can also be used to decorate venues and reception tables, as can our stunning wheat sheaves, which evoke that extra autumnal touch.

very berry

Berries are sure sign of autumn with their rich red and purple colours, making such tones an ideal choice for October and November weddings. Include a subtle hint of berry colours into your confetti with our Pinch of Plum mix. This is a delicate combination of Icing Sugar delphinium petals and Marjoram which creates a beautiful blend of ivory, green and purple. For a bolder splash of colour, some Damson Wine rose petals could be added.

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When you think of autumn, you think of trees changing from green to golden brown.  Include a mix of all of these colours to make your confetti mix really stand out. Opt for a combination of ivory delphinium petals with some stunning brown and gold sunflower petals.

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Warming red and orange tones can be seen all around at this time of year. To inject such colours into your big day pick a delicate mix of our Candyfloss and Icing Sugar options, which feature pastel pink and ivory with a bold splash of clementine rose petals.

the perfect blend

Pick and mix your confetti choosing an array of autumnal colours. We suggest ivory, orange, black and deep purple, which can be achieved using our Icing Sugar, Ginger Snap, Black Bird, Clementine and Aubergine mixes.

make it monochrome

Complement the darker days with black and ivory petals using our Tuxedo confetti mix. Those wanting to inject a little warmth can do so by adding our Golden Slumber rose petals or perhaps some smaller Honey’b petals.

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And to make sure your confetti falls to the ground smoothly, here’s our dos and don’ts of confetti…

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  • Do check with your church/venue to see if they allow confetti. Most now stipulate that you can only use natural petal confetti, as it is 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly.
  • Do choose the right confetti. There are different colours and sizes of natural petal confetti. The best petals for throwing are small petals, such as delphiniums or wild flowers.
  • Do pick and mix your confetti. Choose from an array of colours and different petal types to create a mix totally unique for your wedding. Our pick and mix tool is perfect for choosing your preferred colours and seeing how they look together.
  • Do work out how much confetti you will need. Depending on the type of confetti moment and photograph you want, you will need to know how much confetti you will need. You can use the Shropshire Petals confetti calculator to help.
  • Do discuss with your photographer. If you want to capture the magical moment your guests shower you with confetti, make sure you plan your confetti shot with your photographer before the big day.

don’ts

  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with confetti before the big day. Order some free samples and have a play to see what works for you.
  • Don’t forget that confetti isn’t just for throwing. Large and small petals look great when used as table decorations. Natural petals are perfect for creating a romantic petal path or to have for a cute flower girl to scatter down the aisle.
  • Don’t forget to delegate the giving out of confetti. Give a member of your bridal party the job of ensuring confetti is handed out to your guests at the right time for your confetti moment.
  • Don’t forget to order confetti. Many forget about confetti until it is too late, so to avoid disappointment place your order with a delayed delivery to get it ticked off your list.

ShropshirePetals.com Tuxedo £11.50 per litre

Shropshire Petals produce 100% natural, biodegradable confetti in a variety of colours and petal types.  For more information and inspiration, visit www.shropshirepetals.com

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pick your petals. create your own confetti bar

July 7th, 2015 | Julia Braime

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Whether you’re planning a big blow out wedding or a small intimate affair, the day wouldn’t be complete without the throwing of confetti.  Confetti symbolises the union of a couple getting married, so why not make it extra special and let your guests choose the confetti to shower you with?

Brides Up North Sponsor Shropshire Petals grow and produce natural petal confetti on their Shropshire farm.  They produce an array of beautiful petals in a range of colours and petal types.  Here are their tips on how you can make your own confetti bar, like a sort of pretty petal pic n mix… we love it!

Shropshire Petals are offering Brides Up North the chance to save 10% off orders over £65 by using your unique Brides Up North discount code here. 

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shropshire petals say: A confetti bar enables your guests to choose from a range of colours to ensure your confetti moment is a magical surprise.  Not only will you get an amazing and fun confetti shot, a confetti bar is a great way of providing some entertainment for your guests.

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Choose individual colours and mixtures of petals to match or contrast your wedding theme. Consider where you will be having your confetti moment to ensure that the petals are going to stand out when your photographer captures your guests throwing confetti over you.

Pick as many colours as you like, and you can even order samples to try out at home before you decide which will give you an idea of how your chosen petals will look when thrown together.

For a light and colourful confetti mix, choosing a variety of pastel colours mixed together is perfect for summer.  The popular Summer Nights confetti is a delicate mix of light blue, pale pink and ivory petals.

We recommend smaller petals such as delphiniums and wildflowers as these are lighter and create a gentle flutter as they fall.  To add some extra colour and texture, you can select some larger petals to mix in with the smaller ones.

If you are looking for even more of a colour splash, pick and mix your own confetti using the pick and mix tool online.

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style it pretty

Choose a range of containers to display your confetti in, including Kilner jars, vases, buckets, vintage boxes, wooden crates or anything you like to suit your style and wedding theme.

ShropshirePetals.com Mix it Up Confetti in cones £60 for 10 litres

fill ’em up

Place each of your individual colours or mixes of confetti into your chosen containers and put them in a prominent position where you will be having your confetti moment. Don’t worry about doing this yourself, pre-fill containers and delegate a member of the bridal party to set this up on the big day. Use the online confetti calculator to work out how much you’ll need.

ShropshirePetals.com Pick and Mix - Candyfloss, Icing Sugar and Lady Grey£11.50 per litre each

do it themselves

Before the big day, make a cute sign to go next to your confetti bar to explain to guests what they need to do.

pick n mix

Let your guests pick and mix confetti from the confetti bar when its time and enjoy your magical confetti moment. Get set… throw!

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For more information and inspiration, visit www.shropshirepetals.com.

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