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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
And to make sure your confetti falls to the ground smoothly, here’s our dos and don’ts of confetti…
- 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’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.
Shropshire Petals produce 100% natural, biodegradable confetti in a variety of colours and petal types. For more information and inspiration, visit www.shropshirepetals.com