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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!

Foliage

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.

Colour Pallete

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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