walking on sunshine: summer confetti inspiration from shropshire petals

20th April 2018 | Rachel Hirst

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Just in time for the weather getting hot, hot, hot we’ve invited our confetti expert Sponsor, Shropshire Petals, to the blog today, to suggest some wonderful vibrant options for those of you tying the knot this summer.

Whether you choose to keep with something totally on theme or opt for a contrast be sure to arm all your guests with plenty of confetti, so you’re guaranteed a real explosion of colour for that iconic photo moment.

Shropshire Petals are currently offering Brides Up North readers 10% off confetti orders over £50* – just enter BRIDESNORTH10 at the checkout.

So, let’s get into the pretty…

Images provided by Shropshire Petals. Yellow Confetti Cone with Sunshine Kisses £12.50 per litre

shropshire petals say: There are so many colourful, exciting trends around this season, meaning you can be really creative with colour and add your own personal style and touches to your summer celebration!

What better way to inject some fun colour than your confetti moment? The confetti photo is usually the one piccy your photographer will capture where you are both looking relaxed, surprised and not posing. So, make sure it’s truly Insta-worthy, with a showering of beautiful summery confetti mix.

To help inspire your choices, here are some of our favourite sunny season combinations…



Just like a pack of crayons, this summer season will see lots of bright and colourful weddings. Couples will be opting for vibrant shades such as cobalt, emerald green, red and yellow for their colour schemes. Create a confetti mix to include several bright colours. Your confetti doesn’t have to match your colour scheme, the brighter and bolder it is; the more it will stand out in your photographs.



Pastel shades always seem to appear during the spring and summer months. They are versatile and can be combined with other colours, whether they are neutrals or bolder shades. This summer, a hot trend will be to mix pastel colours together, so we will see bridesmaids wearing pastel dresses in different colours and colour schemes combining a few pastels to create a soft and subtle look. Pick and mix pastel colours for your confetti by choosing a single block colour or select two or three others to make a pretty pastel mix.



Think Morocco with beautiful, vibrant colours such as orange, green, pink and yellow. Combine all or a selection of tropical colours for a stunning tropical confetti shower on your wedding day. If you want to tone down the brightness, add some subtler shades of pinks and yellows with some ivory to break up the colours. A tropical mix is perfect for a summer wedding in an outdoor space.



Who doesn’t love floral details? Summer is all about sunshine and flowers, so what better way of celebrating summer on your wedding day than including floral in your confetti moment. Natural petal confetti is made from 100% natural, biodegradable and eco-friendly petals, so why not enhance the flower power by choosing some fun floral inspired packaging to display your chosen confetti mix in such as Watercolour Floral Confetti Cones, Personalised Woodland Themed Confetti Pops, Cottage Garden Personalised Confetti Cones and the super cute Flower Confetti Wand for the children. Continue the floral theme by including some rose buds in your confetti mix or use them for decorating your venue and reception tables.



There is nothing more romantic than Provence. France is such a beautiful country, so including colours such as lavender, sunflower yellow and green is the perfect way to celebrate your summer wedding. A Provence theme is ideal for combining bright citrus colours to sit alongside neutral tones as they complement each other superbly. Have a play around with different petal mixes to create your own unique confetti mix for your magical confetti moment.

confetti tip

Create a Pinterest board to collate a selection of confetti photos you like and discuss with your photographer before your big day so everyone knows what you want to get out of your confetti moment.

For more inspiration and to shop for your confetti, head to And don’t forget, Shropshire Petals are currently offering Brides Up North readers 10% off confetti orders over £50* – just enter BRIDESNORTH10 at the checkout.

*Discount does not apply to existing special offers.

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