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23/02/2018  |  British Wedding Awards

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in at the British Wedding Awards, we were so pleased to achieve Highly Commended status for the Finishing Touches category!

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The British Wedding Awards were created to champion excellence in all things bridal; from stationery to shoes, dresses to destinations. Now in their tenth year, the Awards have swiftly become one of the most respected awards in the industry.

Emma, Megan and Ashley went down to the historic Royal Horseguards Hotel in the heart of Westminster for the awards ceremony and what a night! Filled with champagne reception, fun photo booth, tasty donut bar, pick and mix sweets and a magnificent three course meal fit for a king! Here's a new snaps from the night.

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Thank you again for all your votes and well done to all the winners!

Love as always SP xx

21/02/2018  |  How to use dried flowers as wedding decoration

Dried flowers are great if you're looking for a natural touch to your wedding day and there are so many interesting ways to present dried flowers as wedding decoration. Here are some ideas we have put together for you!

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Place Cards

Combine dried bunches with a label, then add some typography to create yourself a number of place cards. Our Mini Lavender Bundles would be perfect for this, you could keep them as one or take strands to use for a simple decorative touch. With the same idea, you could even make yourself some napkin rings!

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Pew Ends or Chairs

Create some statement floral pew or chair ends with a mixture of dried flowers. The Delphinium Bunches will give the room a pop of colour whilst the Wheat adds a rustic touch. When tied with an elegant bow your bunches are ready and will look beautiful as you stroll down the aisle.

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Glass Jars

Popping dried flowers in recycled bottles or jars, then using, as a decorative piece is a trend we are in love with - It's creative and so simple to do! Just mix and match dried flowers then pop them into an object of your choice, once done place around your reception room or on tables.

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 Photo By Henry Lowther - www.henrylowtherphotographer.co.uk

Here are a few examples taken from a wedding last year, so lovely!

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 Photo By Henry Lowther - www.henrylowtherphotographer.co.uk

Hanging

Hanging dried flowers upside down is a craft that will never get old and it's a wonderful way of making a room come alive. It adds an element of surprise and smells beautiful too! You could hang them off string over your wedding tables or just have as wall decoration.

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All our Dried Flowers are perfect for these ideas.

Just remember there is no right or wrong, so have lots of fun and play around with the arrangement. You will shock yourself with how easy it will be!

If looking for more inspiration visit or Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Love as always SP XX


13/02/2018  |  New Kraft Confetti Pops

Here at SP we are excited to announce our brand new Kraft Confetti Pops!

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Kraft has become a very popular wedding trend and is perfect if you're looking to add a rustic, natural or vintage touch to your day.

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Each Kraft Confetti Pop comes filled with a handful of natural petal confetti and they are really easy to use. Just pop open the lid, hold up high and flick over the newly married couple. You can also reuse them over and over again!

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Kraft is a very versatile colour, so it would look great with any of our Natural Delphinium and Wildflower Confetti Mixes inside. The pop below contains Natural Petal Confetti Vintage Daydream, which is a mixture of Icing Sugar, Candy Floss and Lady Grey, it's a perfect choice if you're having a pastel themed wedding.

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You can buy the Kraft pops individually or in a Kraft Confetti Pop Box. The box comes with 25 Kraft Pops inside a display box with trays to hold your Pops in place, we like the Kraft Confetti Pop box because it's an alternative way to present the pops to your guests.

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We really hope you love our new Kraft Confetti Pops!

If looking for inspiration for your big day check out our Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Love as Always SP XX

6/02/2018  |  Country Barn Wedding Theme

Picking the perfect wedding venue can be a difficult task, so if looking for something unique and different, rustic yet glamorous then a Country Barn wedding might be the one for you.

With a Country Barn you're spoilt for choice as there are many amazing touches you can add to make the barn look as beautiful as ever - Here are some to get you started!

Hanging Decorations

Take advantage of your barns high beam ceiling and drape fairy lights off them. If wanting a bit of colour add some bunting, tissue paper pom poms or honeycomb balls.

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Rustic Sign

Grab some wood, a hammer and a pot of paint then create yourself a rustic sign! The sign could be there to welcome or direct your guests to your wedding or even pick a meaningful quote to script over the front. 

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Hay Bales

Get a few hay bales and create a seating area outside for your guests to sit down and admire the beautiful scenery surrounding the barn. Invest in some blankets and pop them in a basket, so your guests can grab one to wrap up warm when it gets cold.

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Churns and Barrels

Keep that country feel and use milk churns and wooden barrels to display your flowers, then place the flowers inside or outside you barn venue.

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Wheat arrangements

Dried flowers would be perfect if having a country wedding as they have a rustic feel to them. Our Wheat Arrangements are ideal for table decorations and make great centrepieces too. They come in a variety of different colours and last much longer than fresh flowers making them a lovely keepsake item!


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Finishing Touches

Our favourite part of the wedding is, of course, the confetti! There are many alternative ways to display natural petal confetti to your guests, but for a country barn wedding, we would recommend our Kraft Shropshire Box, Kraft Pop Box or even our new Kraft Confetti Pop. We love Kraft here at SP and it's currently a popular wedding trend.


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We hope these ideas inspire you and for more ideas take a look at our Pinterest board.

Love as always SP xx


2/02/2018  |  February Mix of the Month 2018

This February we have formed a mix of natural petals inspired by Valentine's Day and the bright shades of red and pink that follow it. This Mix of the Month is a combination of natural petals Cherry Blossom and Burgundy Berry with rose petals Cerise and Flamingo Pink. It's a beautiful, bold and vibrant mix with a romantic touch!

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This Individual Sachet holds 1 handful of confetti - the perfect individual portion. To prepare your guests for that big confetti moment, place the individual sachets on their chairs/pews before they sit down for the ceremony or even in a box to collect on the way in or out.

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Our Confetti Pops are so much fun and great to have at your wedding. Each pop is filled with a handful of Natural Petal Confetti and they are really easy to use - Simply pop open the lid, hold up high and flick over the newly married couple!

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You can purchase the pops individually or in a pack of 10, also our Kraft Confetti Pops are a new addition to Shropshire Petals and I am sure they would look lovely with this Valentine's Day inspired mix inside.

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Make your flower girl feel like a princess with her very own Flower Girl Basket. The basket comes with 1 litre of confetti which is enough for about 15 childrens' hands. We also offer a Confetti Basket holding 5 litres of confetti, that's enough for 50 adult handfuls. Baskets are great because they allow your guest to grab a handful of confetti as and when they choose.

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We love this mix inside our Pink and Raspberry cones. That said we have 19 embossed coloured cones and 5 patterned cones to choose from, we even have a choice of Personalised Cones. You may have ideas on how you want your cones placed, but our Bo Peep Basket and Shropshire Box are options we would recommend.

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If you're wedding isn't for a while you can order this mix with our delayed delivery and we will deliver your petals to you 3-6 weeks before the big day.

We hope you love this mix as much as we do, from all the girls in the petal shed, we wish you all an amazing Valentines day with your loved one!

Love As Always SP xx

30/01/2018  |  Celebrate Valentine's Day With Petals

A bouquet of red roses is a Valentine's Day must, but there are many other exciting ways in which you can incorporate petals into the romantic day. Here are some out the box ideas we have put together for you!

Colour

Red is not your only colour option, Burgundy and Pink would look just as good. We have many petal choices for you to choose from, but we think some would suit Valentine's Day better than others. Below are petals we think look best and for another idea, why not mix and match these petals with the Pick 'n' Mix tool. Smaller petal Moulin Rouge would look great alongside larger petal Aubergine!

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Petal Trail

Create a petal trail and surprise your Valentine. The trail could lead to a romantic meal cooked by you or from the front door to a relaxing bubble bath. For an added touch leave notes for them to open as they follow the trail.

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Relaxing Bath

Run a nice warm bath and fill with bubbles and petals, it will smell amazing! Light some candle's and grab a bottle of fizz to make it even more special.

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Typography

Be creative and spell out your loved one's name or the date you got together with petals. You could go bigger and write a romantic message on the front lawn or even your back garden.

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Garland

Get crafty and make a petal garland to hang above your bed or dinner table, this will create a romantic atmosphere. It's easy to make, just string rose petals together using a fishing line or a thick piece of string.

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Table

If having a romantic candlelit dinner at home and want to make your table look better than ever scatter a mixture of roses and petals across it. You could mix and match the tablecloth to your chosen petals to make them stand out.

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Gift and Card

If you're giving your Valentine a gift why not wrap it filled with petals. Check out our recent DIY blog here to find out how to make your own confetti wrapping paper. You could even fill your card envelope or handwritten love letter with petals, so when they open to read the confetti will sprinkle out. 

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If looking for more inspiration take a look at our Valentine's Day Ideas Pinterest Board here.

We are wishing you all a lovely Valentine's Day!

Love As Always SP xx

26/01/2018  |  How to get the perfect confetti photo

No one loves confetti more than we do, but the wonderful Lesley at Notton House Photography loves to take confetti photographs. We have invited Lesley to share her tips on how to get the perfect confetti photo.

If you're having confetti at your wedding, it's probably for one main reason - to get the perfect confetti photo!

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Do you know why we have confetti at weddings?

Confetti originated in Italy where they used to throw fruit, mud balls (ouch!) and coins at parades and other celebrations. Noblemen & women started throwing rice, seeds, grain and flowers over newlyweds to bring them an abundance of food, fertility luck for their marriage. In 1875, paper confetti was introduced, which has finally led to the beautiful biodegradable petals we now use today.

What confetti should I choose?

As a wedding photographer, I've seen lots of different types of confetti at weddings and by far, the best confetti for outdoors are biodegradable petals. If you are having confetti indoors (for example released from a balloon overhead during your first dance) then paper, fresh petals and natural petal confetti are all perfect options.

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How to Get the Perfect Confetti Photo - Top Tips!

Use small, lightweight petals

These look beautiful as they gently float to the ground and give your photographer time to capture lots of fun moments.

Think about the location

If you are planning your confetti toss to happen outside the church (which usually have dark brick walls), then pick a light coloured petal, such as pastel pink, lemon, white etc. This ensures the petals show up beautifully against the dark background.

If you're having your confetti toss in an open field, along a beach or somewhere else that provides a light background, choose rich colours, such as royal blues, deep purples or bright pinks.

As with everything though, rules are made to be broken - if you know what you are doing!

Let's say you are having your wedding on the beach. Golden sands, pale blue skies and the ocean will be your backdrop. You're planning a soft, romantic wedding and want your wedding photographs to match this style. If you were to choose hot pink confetti, your photographs will immediately have a fun, exciting and invigorating look to them. This is great - unless you want a calming, light and airy feel to your wedding (and confetti) photographs. To get this look, you'll need to pick pastel coloured confetti - therefore breaking the rules above!

More about colours

Another way to choose your confetti would be to base your selection on the season, your theme, or general colours of your wedding day. A Harry Potter themed wedding for example could have deep greens, purples, reds and golds. A large, luxury wedding may want to stay with a timeless white and ivory colour palette.

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How much confetti do you need for a perfect confetti photo?

There is no such thing as too much confetti! But there can be too little.

On average, I'd suggest 2 good-sized handfuls per person throwing - which will probably be around half of your wedding guests. Be sure to supply the confetti for them - especially if you want the style of your wedding photographs to match your theme.

Ask your photographer what he or she thinks about where you should have your confetti thrown. As professionals, we're here to help and advice on all aspects of your wedding photography; so don't be afraid to ask! Show them your wedding venue and let them know when you would like to do your confetti photos.

Time of Day

The time of day will make a difference to your wedding photographs - for all of them, including getting the perfect confetti photo. This is because as the sun moves across the sky the light changes drastically - and photography is all about light!

If you're outside, open shade is best (a large area of shade with no dappled light or light rays coming through), so look for a large full tree, pergola, or the shaded side of the building to get perfect even light.

Timing to capture the perfect moments

There are two main ways to set up a confetti shot - and a perfect confetti photo does need to be set up to some degree. Don't worry though, we'll do this discreetly and it will only take a minute!

  • The newlyweds stand in the middle of a circle (or semi-circle) of guests
  • The guests create two lines and the newlyweds walk through the 'tunnel'

Both options work equally as well, so it's entirely up to you! The perfect confetti photo also makes a great image to have printed and framed on your wall, in your wedding album or as 'thank you' cards for guests.

Having plenty of confetti here is key too. Even though there is usually a countdown, some guests forget to throw the confetti, and some want to get in there too soon! This is why I recommend two handfuls per person! Also, just in case there is a huge gust of wind that blows the confetti all sideways and away from you, you have the chance for another go!

If you're walking through the 'tunnel' of guests throwing confetti towards your wedding photographer, don't forget to go slow! Smile, laugh, stop and kiss, and enjoy the moment as you celebrate your marriage!

If you want to walk through your tunnel of confetti as you leave the church, make sure your vicar and wedding photographer know in advance so your guests can be asked to leave first and the photographer can get everything set up as you walk out together as newlyweds!

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Perfect Confetti Photos - The 'Techy' Bit

I love to shoot with my second photographer so we can focus on different parts of the confetti toss - the newlyweds, the guests throwing confetti, wide angles and close up details. Sometimes I shoot with a fast shutter speed so that the motion of the petals is frozen, and other times, I slow down my shutter speed to create some movement in the petals and a softer feel to the photographs.

Another way I love to get the perfect confetti photo is to use a shallow depth of field, which means I can focus on the couple and the background will drop out of focus. This also gives a romantic dreamy look to your images.

Angles

There are two fundamentals of photography, we've mentioned one already briefly - light - the other is angles. As a professional photographer, whenever I change the angle of myself, my camera or my Bride and Groom, I understand how it will change the end result.

Getting down low or being up high dramatically changes the look and feel of the photograph. Setting up the shot in a particular way also does. Another fab way to get a perfect confetti photo is for your guests to be standing on the staircase (if your inside) on steps or on a balcony if you are outside. I love it when petals float down from the sky!

Whatever you decide, have fun on your wedding day and enjoy every moment! Your wedding photographs are the one thing you will have left after the big day has finished!

About Lesley Notton

Lesley is the founder and owner of two businesses Notton House Photography and Notton House Academy. Lesley specialises in creating beautiful, timeless wedding photography with a creative and editorial feel. She believes that every woman deserves to look and feel gorgeous on her wedding day and has plenty of tips to help you relax and look amazing!


23/01/2018  |  Why visit a wedding fair?

Planning your wedding isn't always easy, sometimes you need a little inspiration or help along the way. Visiting a wedding fair can help with ideas, finding your dream wedding suppliers or even getting some expert advice to make your big day perfect!

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From wedding dresses, cake makers and photographers, to stylists, venues and stationers there are lots of different aspects of your wedding a wedding fair can help with. There are DIY workshop areas where you can learn to create the look you want, you can even talks you can attend discussing budgets, trends and top tips.

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This Spring we will be attending shows across London, Manchester, Birmingham and even Cheshire.

When you visit the Shropshire Petals stand at any one of the wedding fairs we'll be attending, you can get yourself a free confetti sample specific to your wedding colours.

You can also take a look at all the different confetti packages we have to offer from personalised cones, pops or baskets to name a few. Plus have a chat with us about how to create your ultimate confetti moment and even enter our wedding show competitions.

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Fancy visiting us on the road? Here's our Spring wedding fair dates:

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We hope to see you this Spring at a wedding show near you. To view all the wedding fairs Shropshire Petals will be at visit our Events Diary.

Love as always SP xx

19/01/2018  |  Royal wedding inspiration - Harry and Meghan

We are all super excited here at Shropshire Petals for the forthcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. We can’t stop thinking about all of the wonderful details, flowers, the dress, the cake and of course what their confetti will be like.

We have been busy putting together an inspiration board on Pinterest with our royal wedding predictions.

The dress

No one knows what Meghan will choose for her dress, but we’re sure that it will be super stylish, elegant and simply stunning.

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The church

We already know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to be married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. We are predicting some spectacular floral arrangements, light and airy details and a totally dreamy look.

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The confetti

Our favourite part…the confetti. We can only imagine how magical and wonderful Harry and Meghan’s confetti moment will be. We are predicting that they will use pastel/nudes when it comes to confetti colours and go for simple baskets or confetti cones to display it in. We think Summer Nights or Pink Lemonade would be perfect.

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The Children

A royal wedding wouldn’t be complete without gorgeous pictures of cute flower girls and pageboys. We love the style that the royals tend to choose for the children’s outfits. These are some of our predictions.

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The Reception

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been reports that it is undecided where Harry and Meghan will hold their wedding reception. Wherever they choose, we know it will be elegant and beautiful. Here are some of our predictions of how they will style their venue.

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For more inspiration and ideas, follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.

Love as always, SP x x

Please note: all images have been sourced from Pinterest


16/01/2018  |  New Patterned Cone Designs

Here at SP we are excited to reveal our New Patterned Confetti Cone Designs. Each design is inspired by current wedding trends and themes we think a bride to be like you would love and these designs make a great addition to our already existing Confetti Cone Colours!

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If opting for a gorgeous greenery or woodland themed wedding filled with bright green leaves, fern and ivory then this foliage-patterned cone would be ideal for you.

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For this theme we would recommend natural petal mixes Mellow Meadow, Enchanted Woods and Pinch of Plum. Each one of these mixes has a touch of foliage inside, which looks great alongside this leafy pattern.

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Our Kraft Shropshire Box complements this foliage theme and it's a perfect package if looking for an alternative way to present your confetti to your guests.

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Transparent Lace

We really love this Transparent Lace design here at SP. The design is inspired by all those beautiful lace wedding dresses out there and would be perfect for a lace or vintage themed wedding.

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The design has an elegant lace pattern around the outside which has been printed on frosted paper. This gives the cone a different look as you can see your chosen confetti mix through the pattern.

Below we have paired this Transparent lace cone with confetti mix Blush, but we think any of our confetti mixes would look great inside. You could even have a little bit of fun and create your own mix with our online pick and mix tool!

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Typography

Our Typography Cone is an interlocking pattern of the word Love going around the outside. We chose grey for the type as it's a cool, neutral and timeless colour which goes with nearly any other colour tone. This means you're spoilt for choice when choosing your confetti colour!

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This is our Typography patterned cone with one of our popular mixes Vintage Daydream, which is a combination of silver, pink and ivory petals. We also think the cone looks great inside our Shropshire Box!

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Watercolour Floral

Floral will always be a wedding trend favourite and this Watercolour Floral Cone would be ideal if you're having a Spring or Summer wedding. The brightness of the blooming flowers around these months inspired the design of this cone.

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Any of our confetti mixes would look lovely against this pattern, but we think our range of pinks would look best. Pink Lemonade, Candy Floss, Blush and Cherry Blossom are some gorgeous pink mixes we have at SP.

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Delicate Floral

Our delicate floral design is a minimal pattern with a variation of coloured flowers going around the outside. It has a natural and Japanese feel to it!

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We chose petal mix Tuxedo to go with this years popular wedding trend, Dark Luxe. 

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We really hope you love these New Patterned Cone Designs. They are all available on our website under our cone packages, which include our Shropshire Box, Kraft Shropshire Box, Bo Peep Basket and Confetti Cone Package.

If looking for inspiration check out our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!

Love As Always SP XX

12/01/2018  |  Spring 2018 confetti inspiration

We are silly with excitement with all the wonderful colours we are going to be seeing this year, especially the coming spring season. Since Pantone announced their colours for 2018 spring weddings at the end of last year, we've been busy playing with petals to put together some confetti colour inspiration to complement Pantone's colours for spring.

Meadowlark - a bold and lively shade of yellow.

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The Golden Slumber rose petal is perfect to use for Meadowlark themed weddings. Combine with blues, grey and ivory to include Little Boy Blue, Sailor Blue, Harbor Mist and Coconut Milk.

Cherry Tomato - a tempting orangey red that demands attention.


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Red is a difficult colour to get right, so either use different tones to include Cherry Tomato or keep it simple by adding ivory petals to Strawberry Red confetti cones. You could also add in some blue or black for a sense of depth.

Little Boy Blue - Reassuring and a promise of a new day.


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Little Boy blue is a cleansing colour that works beautifully on its own or mixed with other colours. For a more subtle confetti mix, combine Duck Egg hydrangeas with Icing Sugar delphiniums or mix with a few pastel shades to complement Pink Lavender and Blooming Delilah.

Chili Oil - a beautiful earth brown red, full of definition.


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Small and delicate, the Burgundy Berry cornflower petals are perfect for the Chili Oil pantone. As it's a dark colour, using Chili Oil in your confetti also looks great mixed with pinks, greens and even purple.

Pink Lavender - A soft and romantic shade of violet rose pink.


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A beautiful shade combining purple and pink, the Parma Violet rose petals work wonderfully with this colour. Mix with ivory for a confetti mix that will highlight the Pink Lavender shade or add some other pastel colours for a delicate rainbow of colour.

Blooming Dahlia - a subtly alluring shade with an understated appeal.


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This pretty pink/orange shade is very close to the popular rose gold. Team both colours together and add in other pink tones for an ombre-style confetti mix. Team Blooming Dahlia with Chili Oil to add a darker hue to your confetti photograph.

Arcadia - A cool, clean take on green.


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An interesting, vibrant green, perfect for mixing with other colours. This isn't a natural green when it comes to confetti petals, so we would recommend mixing Arcadia details with grey, pink and yellow. You can display your chosen confetti in our Personalised Confetti Cones and choose Arcadia for the cone colour.

Ultra Violet - Pantone's colour of the year is magical and original, an intriguing shade of purple.


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Amethyst or Midnight Bloom delphinium petals are the perfect choice for matching with Ultra Violet. They are bold enough to be used on their own or mixed with shades of dusky pink and black. Add some texture to your confetti photographs by adding some Buttermilk rose petals, which is a great way of bringing in a touch of the Coconut Milk pantone.

Emperador - a strong, chocolate shade.


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Brown is the perfect colour for enchanted woods, barn and rustic countryside weddings. When it comes to confetti, the Chocolate Sunrise is faultless as it is a pretty blend of brown and yellow sunflowers with Icing Sugar delphiniums. Add some extra touches of yellow and green for a more colourful confetti photograph.

Almost Mauve - a gentle and delicate nude.


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Almost Mauve is a stunning colour, great used on its own or mixed with other colours. The Candy Floss delphinium petals would work wonderfully with an Almost Mauve colour scheme. For some added texture, Buttermilk or Promise rose petals look great mixed with smaller petals.

Spring Crocus - a flamboyant and tantalising shade of fuchsia.


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This charming colour is guaranteed to stand out. As all of our petals are naturally dried with no dyes added, you won't always be able to match confetti to your scheme exactly. Our recommendation is to mix a few colours together that complement your colour scheme. So, for Spring Crocus, we mix purples with cerise pink and add in some ivory. Go bold by adding some contrasting colours.

Lime Punch - a sharp and pungent citrus.


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This vibrant colour certainly doesn't occur naturally in our fields. We recommend choosing confetti to contrast, so keep it simple with Icing Sugar or yellows. If you are going for a scheme using several shades of green, our Envy hydrangeas mixed with Icing Sugar would look wonderful for your confetti moment.

Sailor Blue - a bold and beautiful navy blue.


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One of Pantone's classic colours, Sailor Blue is ideal for confetti. Our Something Blue is the perfect blend of navy and ivory, guaranteed to stand out on your photographs. Why not choose a lighter shade of blue to enhance your colour scheme, or totally contrast with pinks or yellows.

Harbor Mist - a mid-tone dove grey.


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Grey is such a versatile colour. Perfect for using on its own or mixed in with other colours. Lady Grey delphiniums look stunning on photographs or mix with Icing Sugar to break up the colour block. Add some texture by including some larger petals such as Daisy Daisy white hydrangeas or Parma Violet lilac rose petals.

Warm Sand - an effortless and comforting neutral shade.


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Our Mellow Meadow, which is a mix of Icing Sugar delphiniums and Alchemilla Mollis, works really well to suit a Warm Sand colour scheme. When choosing your confetti, keep it simple with neutral and pale colours. Display your confetti in our Kraft cones to complete the look.

Coconut Milk - a classic off-white.


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Who doesn't love a white wedding? Combine different shades of white and off-white for a chic, classic look. For your confetti, we recommend Icing Sugar on its own, or mix with Daisy Daisy or Buttermilk larger petals for an elegant, soft confetti moment.

Choosing your confetti is fun, take some time to play around with the petals and colours and order your free samples to see what your confetti mix will look like before you buy!

Love as always, SP x x


9/01/2018  |  Lavender Wedding Theme Ideas

Lavender is a fresh herb with lots of calming properties and it smells blooming amazing. Here at SP we have put together a few ideas on how to incorporate Lavender into your wedding.

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The purple colour tones of Lavender are soft and feminine making it a perfect colour scheme for a spring or summer wedding. Let's not forget these purple hues match Pantone Colour of the Year - Ultra Violet perfectly!

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Why not mix and match a combination of these Lavender colours throughout your wedding via your bridesmaid's dresses, stationery, cake or flowers. We love the subtle purple gradient used on this three tier cake!

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Table Decor

Mason jars filled with Dried Lavender creates an earthy and organic feel to your wedding tables and it's really easy to re-create. Grab some dried lavender and recycled jars or glass bottles and pop the Lavender inside. It only takes 5-10 minutes! You could even use our dried Delphinium Bunches to add a bit of colour to your arrangements.

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For an added touch personalise the jars with your name and wedding date, a quote or even add some material of your choice around the outside. Lace material would be perfect if having a Vintage Wedding!

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Place Cards

Use your name cards to add a subtle touch of lavender to your wedding. Our Mini Lavender Bundles will help you create this look, they smell gorgeous and make a great keepsake item for your guests.

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Ceremony

Simply tie dried lavender to the backs of your ceremony chairs or pews with a hessian bow, it looks really pretty. You could also steal this idea for your engagement party, wedding breakfast or reception.

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Drinks

Get making your own alcoholic or nonalcoholic lavender infused cocktails, they are really refreshing and will keep your guests cool on the big day.

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We hope these ideas have inspired you. If you are looking to incorporate the colour lavender into your wedding check out this Pinterest Board we have put together!

For more inspiration take a look at our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Love as always SP xx

5/01/2018  |  Upcoming 2018 Wedding themes

Congratulations to everyone that got engaged over Christmas and New Year!

2018 Wedding Trends

If you're wondering where to start with putting together ideas and getting inspiration for planning your wedding look no further we've compiled the top wedding trends of 2018. This year is going to be a huge year for weddings especially with the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle coming up in May! Here's a few wedding trends we expect to see during 2018.

Personalised Wedding

Personalised is definitely the way forward if you want to make your wedding truly unique and special to you. Plus by opting for a personalised wedding you can have the exact style, colour and theme you envision for your big day, not just something from a shelf. Click below to see our Pinterest board.

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Luxe Minimalist Chic

With so much choice out there some couples are opting to keep their wedding simple and timeless. Keeping the colour scheme muted but creating classy attention to detail is the best way to achieve this luxe minimalist look. Click below to see our Pinterest board.

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Wanderlust

With travel being such a popular interest for so many people, it's easy to see why this is a big trend for weddings this year. 1 in 4 Brits now opting to get married abroad with Italy, Africa and Greece being the top three (Source: Hitched). Click below to see our Pinterest board.

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Tropical Prints & Palms

Weddings really don't have to follow any set rules these days, you don't need to stick to the traditional colours, you can opt for wild tropical colours. Tropical prints and palms is really popular at the moment and there are lots of ways to explore this growing trend, from wedding invites, flowers on the day or even bright and cheerful place settings for your wedding guests. Click below to see our Pinterest board.

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Dark Luxe

Inspired by deep colour tones, this trend is most popular for Autumn weddings, but we are seeing it being brought forward for Summer and even Spring weddings too. Click below to see our Pinterest board.

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Geometric

A wedding trend inspired by geometric shapes, from wedding invites, cake toppers, signage for wedding guests or even adding geometric detailing onto the wedding dress. You can even add table decorations with geometric candle holders or even the wedding ring. We love this trend! Click below to see our Pinterest board.

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Make sure to keep an eye out for these trends for 2018 weddings, you can follow us on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Happy wedding planning!

Love as always SP xx

2/01/2018  |  January Mix of the Month 2018

Our first Mix of the month of 2018 is here!

Every month we create a lovely unique mix of petals inspired by that month, season or upcoming trend. Our January Mix of the Month is a combination of dark purples, subtle blues and a hints of white. It's a refreshing mix to brighten up the New Year!

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This mix contains Midnight Bloom, Frosted Blue, Duckegg Blue and Daisy Daisy which are all natural and biodegradable petals. We love this combination of delphinium and hydrangea petals, it's perfect for throwing confetti and even scattering over your wedding tables.

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There is no right or wrong way to present your confetti to your wedding guests, but we've got so many options to choose from. Our Confetti Pops are fun, creative and you can reuse them over and over again. Each pop is filled with a handful of our natural confetti, you simply pop open the lid, hold your confetti pop high in the air and flick out over the newly married couple.

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Show off this mix with our Navy Cones, or even with our Blue Cones all held within a Shropshire Box. This comes with 25 cones, all the confetti to fill them and the dispensing box to keep as a memory box after your wedding.

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Baskets are a brilliant idea when it comes to displaying your confetti, your guests can each take a handful ready for throwing when the time is right! We offer two size baskets, our Confetti Basket holds 5 litres of confetti, that's enough for about 50 handfuls. Alternatively we also have a Flower Girl Basket available that holds 1 litre of confetti, that's enough for 10 adult handfuls or around 15 for children's hands.

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It's so easy to order this Mix of the Month, you can visit out special offer page here, or choose your packaging option first then select your mix afterwards within our Confetti Packages page here.

We hope you love this January Mix of the Month just as much as we do. As with all of our monthly mixes, you can still recreate them any other time of the year with our Pick & Mix tool. You simply mix the petals online and we mix the petals in the shed, then send them out to you ready to throw!

Love as always SP xx

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