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…
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.
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.
serenity – a weightless, airy and smooth tone, just like the sky. Serenity is a calming colour, perfect for a wedding! For a bold colour splash on your wedding day, Serenity pairs well with Peach Echo, Snorkel Blue and Buttercup. Our recommendation for a great confetti moment would be to mix these colours together using Candyfloss, Frosted Blue, Ivory and Golden Slumber. For a more subtle mix, the perfect blend would be Icing Sugar, Duck Egg and Golden Slumber.
snorkel blue – this is a tone bursting with energy. Part of the navy family, Snorkel Blue is perfect combined with Ivory for a simple, yet bold wedding theme. Add as much or as little colour as you wish. Our recommendation is our Something Blue, though Snorkel Blue also pairs well with Buttercup, Iced Coffee and Peach Echo.
buttercup – a sunny, happy shade of yellow. Perfect for a spring wedding, this stunning colour can be dressed up by pairing it with other colours such as, Serenity, Snorkel Blue and Lilac Grey. If you want to tone it down, mix it with ivory or paler shades. Our recommendation is our bright Sunshine Kisses mix of Honey’b calendula petals and Icing Sugar delphiniums.
limpet shell weather – a crisp, clear, clean and defined shade of green. This modern tone evokes tranquillity and freshness, perfect if you want a subtle wedding theme, with a hint of colour. It will be difficult to match every detail with this colour, so why not combine it with Peach Echo, Rose Quartz or Iced Coffee. Our recommendation for confetti would be a contrast in colours, picking a few pastel shades to complement such as our Summer Nights, or even Icing Sugar on its own.
lilac grey – an edgy neutral shade of grey, great for vintage weddings. Our recommendation would be to mix this lovely grey tone with ivory in our Winters Morn delphinium petals. Add a touch of Serenity and Rose Quartz if you want more colours in your confetti photo with the Vintage Daydream mix. Lilac Grey also pairs well with Green Flash, Fiesta and Iced Coffee.
fiesta – an exciting fiery, strong tone, which provides a stark contrast to the more calming colours. Fiesta pairs well with Green Flash; our recommendation would be to add green and ivory for a striking confetti mix, such as a pick and mix of Icing Sugar, Envy and Romeo and Juliet, which will really stand out on photos. Fiesta also pairs well with Snorkel Blue and Limpet Shell.
iced coffee – said to be a transitional colour that will take us through the seasons, so expect to see this around all year. This soft and subtle colour works well mixed with Serenity, Rose Quartz and Lilac Grey. Our recommendation would be to combine other subtle colours, such as a pick and mix of Icing Sugar and Frosted Blue delphiniums, adding some Delilah rose petals. These colours work really well for vintage weddings and allow you to combine other neutral shades, without colours being overbearing.
green flash – a vivid, fresh tone, perfect for spring. It pairs well with Snorkel Blue, Limpet Shell and Serenity. If you would like strong colours, our recommendation would be a pick and mix of Midnight Blue and Envy. However, if you want to something less bold, a mix of Icing Sugar, Something Blue and Envy would work perfectly.
Shropshire Petals produce 100% natural, biodegradable confetti in a variety of colours and petal types. For more information and inspiration, visit www.shropshirepetals.com