*Sparkle Pearls and Lace* has utter floral heaven lined up for you today with *The Real Flower Confetti Company* providing beautiful confetti that will make every confetti shot perfect.
*Sparkle Pearls and Lace* adore anything floral and pretty, so we have struck floral gold with *The Real Flower Confetti Company* and the utterly charming story of how it came about. I always love a wedding that uses confetti – it always oozes relaxed charm and gets everyone smiling. What could enhance this more than using such fabulous real flower confetti? Providing confetti for your guests is such a lovely touch and always captures such wonderful photos.
The beautiful range of petals on offer is simply divine and there is something for every taste and style. Please click the flowers below, for more information on the petals on offer or see *Petal Collection*
There is also a fantastic range of accessories on offer to present your real flower petal confetti in a lovely way and to match your colour scheme/style. For more information on any of these products, please click below:
The colourful floral prettiness is only the start, as there are many advantages when using real flower confetti: natural, eco-friendly, biodegradable, suitable for most venues and your support of rural farming!
The lovely Sally of *The Real Flower Confetti Company* has kindly provided some floral *Pearls of Wedding Wisdom*
*How did The Real Flower Confetti Company begin?*
There is a lovely story that explains how *The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company* came into being… Back in 1997 Charles Hudson was looking for ways to diversify the farming on his family estate. One evening he was walking home and noticed a mess outside the lych-gate of the village church – tiny wet pieces of coloured paper, debris from an earlier wedding. Charles appreciated why so many churches ban the use of confetti within church grounds because of this mess, but it seemed a shame that the wedding celebrations could not have started as the happy couple stepped out of the church. When he arrived home some petals fell from the bouquet Charles was carrying for his wife and he had an ‘eureka’ moment – what about beautiful, biodegradable flower petal confetti?
Charles started experimenting with growing different flowers and developing his own delicate process of drying petals, using just sunshine and fresh air. The traditional simplicity of the idea of throwing flower petals, and the fact that they biodegrade as naturally as blossom, meant that his confetti was instantly loved by Brides & Grooms, churches and venues, and the business grew from there.
*Where do you source your petals from?*
We grow the Delphinium and Wildflower Petals on the family farm in Worcestershire. A huge field is planted each year and the flowers bloom in July – lots of visitors come to have a look because the wonderful stripes of colour are a fabulous sight!
All the petals are picked by hand and carefully dried to retain their natural colour and shape. But the demand for biodegradable flower confetti has been enormous and many customers asked for other petals and colours, so our range now includes rose petals, hydrangeas and lavender. This means customers have a wider choice of colours and styles. We sourced these petals from other trusted growers.
*Why is confetti such a lovely touch at a wedding?*
The confetti throw is a quintessential newlywed moment you do not want to miss – there is no better way to start your marriage than under a flutter of flower petals. It’s traditional, symbolic, but above all – lots of fun! Everyone can get involved and shower the Bride & Groom with love and luck for their future.
The confetti photo is often one of the best pictures of your day – it marks the start of your married life together and also the point in the day where the formalities are over and the party begins!
*What are the advantages of using real flower confetti?*
Real flower petal confetti is the perfect choice not only because it’s beautiful – it’s natural and so it will completely biodegrade away – there is no mess for your church or venue to clear up afterwards. Real petals are light and floaty so will look great in photos – they are just so pretty! Our petals are also hand picked, hand packed and help support rural farming and jobs – good for the environment and your conscience!
*Which different types of petals do you offer?*
The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company has the largest range of petal confetti options available and we pride ourselves on being able to find every bride & groom their perfect petals! We offer 6 different petal collections – Delphiniums, Wildflowers (including Lavender and Rose Buds), Small Roses, Large Roses, Coloured Roses and Hydrangeas. Different petals suit different styles – from pretty and delicate to bright and bold – there is something for every type of celebration.
*What range of colour petals do you offer and are you able to offer multi colour petal confetti?*
We have a huge range of colours for you to choose from and yes – you can mix petals and colours together anyway you like – so the options are endless! We offer a totally personalised service and all confetti is mixed to order so if you can’t see what you would like to do on our website then give us a call.
If you would like to match petals to your colour scheme, then try our bespoke sample service – it is the easiest way to ensure you pick the right petal.
For more information on this, please see *Sample Service*
*What range of accessories do you offer for the real petal confetti?*
*The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company* has lots of different packaging and accessories to go with your confetti petals. We have tried to make sure you can get everything in one place so we offer handmade cones, baskets, boxes, petal bags, sachets, envelopes and even ribbons. We also sell a few other wedding essentials and decorative items like skeleton leaves and handmade good-luck horseshoes.
For more information, please see *Accessories*
*How will couples know how much confetti they will need?*
We have a handy guide to working out confetti quantities on our website – creatively titled “How Much do I Need?” We generally recommend a handful of confetti per wedding guest: 1 pint bag will be enough for 10 people or you could buy a sachet, envelope or petal bag per person or per couple if you have a large wedding.
For more information on confetti quantity, please see *How Much Do I Need?”
There are no rules as to how much you should have – it’s your wedding day – be as over the top as you like! Some couples like to involve all their guests and others just a few close friends and family. Have a think about organisation and logistics – perhaps you could ask a bridesmaid or your mother-in-law-to-be to help arrange it all on the day? It takes a bit of planning to get that perfect picture and it might be worth getting a little extra just in case your photographer wants a retake!
*How long in advance should the petals be bought and how long will they last?*
Buy your petals at your convenience – order them early and tick them off your list – you don’t want a last minute panic! Our petals store really easily – we recommend room temperature, nice and dry and out of direct sunlight. Some petals have a shorter life than others so we will advise you when you place your order if we need to dispatch them slightly closer to the wedding – if in doubt just give us a call.
*How can the Real Flower Confetti Company enhance wedding photos?*
There is nothing prettier than real flower confetti! Petals look truly beautiful in photos and are sure to create an image to treasure forever. Delphiniums and Wildflowers are tiny and very light so they hang in the air for a long time – which might help your photographer get that perfect shot. Rose and Hydrangea petals are larger so they have more impact and can add more colour – it’s really up to you as to which you prefer. A lovely idea is to save a cone or envelope of flower petals and create a special page in your wedding album – sealed behind the cellophane the petals will last for decades so you will have a little momentum to decorate the picture and remind you of your first few moments together as a married couple!
With huge thanks to Sally and *The Real Flower Confetti Company* for providing our floral *Pearls of Wedding Wisdom* and such pretty wedding inspiration. *Sparkle Pearls and Lace* is in floral heaven with the fabulous range of flower petals on offer and it is clear that real flower confetti would make the most beautiful addition to any wedding!
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