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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

As the saying goes, a Bride must wear something old, something new something borrowed and something blue to receive good luck on her wedding day and lead a long, successful and happy marriage! Although this tradition comes from an old English Folk Tale, it is a tradition that so many brides across the world stick to! We definitely don't think that if you choose not to integrate these traditions into your wedding day that you will be condemned to an unhappy marriage, but we do think it's a fun and exciting way of adding themes into your wedding day!

Below we have put together some modern suggestions and ideas to incorporate these things into your wedding.


Something Old:

Having something old on your wedding day doesn't have to mean wearing something old fashioned and outdated. We think that incorporating a Bride's heritage into the wedding day is a gorgeous sentiment.
To give you a few ideas we think that: wearing some of your Mother's or Grandmother's jewellery, hiring an old wedding car, bringing some old photographs of your ancestors or wedding photos of members of the family, or keeping an old love note or card from your partner are cheap and nostalgic ways of including this first tale.



Something New:

For this second section of the poem, you don't have to go out and spend more money on buying something new just to fit this tradition. TIP: You could always class your wedding dress as your 'something new' or your shoes, bag or veil etc. Another idea for something new could be a new pair of earrings or a necklace!


Something Borrowed:

We think that borrowing something from a loved one for your special day is a gorgeous compliment to them. Whatever the item is, the person who you are borrowing the item from will be so happy to share this tradition with you.
An iconic example of this, is when Kate Middleton borrowed the Queen's tiara. You could borrow a veil or piece of jewellery from a sister, mother, friend, auntie or grandmother. 



Something Blue:

Finally, for your something blue we have 3 top ideas to share with you. It's becoming more and more common for brides to wear blue garters or wedding underwear; so this is a definite example of how to incorporate your something blue. Our second suggestion is blue shoes! A lot of brides wear really pale blue heels and they look beautiful! Our third and final suggestion is to have blue confetti (of course). We supply the most beautiful, 100% natural and biodegradable confetti, so why not add a splash of blue into your mix to meet the final tradition of the poem. Our ocean hydrangeas petals would compliment this perfectly!

The Perfect Wedding Shoes

Choosing the perfect wedding shoes is never an easy decision. It involves so much more thought than you first anticipate. You need to ensure the shoes are the right height for your wedding dress and the right size and shape, they are the right colour so they don't clash with your dress or wedding theme, they are comfortable enough to wear for the entire day and of course you need to consider the price! 

Elegantsteps.co.uk advise brides to be prepared to spend 10-15% of the value of their wedding dress on their bridal shoes. However, whatever your budget is and however much you intend to spend on your wedding shoes, we are going to share with you 4 top tips to consider to make finding the right shoes for you easy, helpful and fun!!

1. Height of the heels

Our best advice to you is stick to what you're comfortable with. If you never wear high heels, why wear them on your wedding day? Remember you will be walking around all day and dancing through all of the night! There are some beautiful ballet styled pumps out there that look stunning!

This doesn't mean to say that you shouldn't wear high heels on your wedding day because they aren't the most comfortable choice of footwear! Both midi heels and high heels look amazing, and if you're used to wearing heels or feel confident in wearing them, 100% go for it. Try on both high and midi heels before the big day and see what your most comfortable in wearing for the longest period of time. Tip: wearing heels elongate one's legs, so if your wearing a shorter dress or just simply want to look slightly taller, heels will give this amazing illusion! 




2. Designer vs High street

Don't be fooled into thinking that you won't be able find a stunning pair of shoes without breaking your bank! If you can afford the luxury of designer heels, wonderful! if you can't and you're on a budget, don't worry! There are so many high street shops that sell gorgeous, special occasion shoes for a fraction of designer prices. Check out ASOS, Office, Dune, River Island and Top Shop. These shoes below are ASOS and retailed at £40. 


A lot of brides are willing to pay the cost of wearing designer shoes, because although high street heels can look just as beautiful; they are made with cheaper material and therefore can be uncomfortable and prone to breaking. Also, many brides want to keep their heels as a type of memorabilia of their special day. We recommend to look at Jimmy Choo, Sophia Webster and Christian Louboutin. Their heels are stunning and angelic; the perfect shoes for a perfect day.

3. Destination of the venue

We can't stress enough how to firstly take into consideration the venue of your wedding before you start planning your shoes. We know that brides can often get caught up in the excitement of shoe shopping for your special day, but you will be really unimpressed if you spend £600 on a pair of Jimmy Choo's and your entire day is spent stood in a field for your Barn Themed Wedding. Also, many venues don't allow stiletto heels on their dance floor, so it's super important to check all of these details before buying your dream shoes. Top tip: If you have your heart set on a pair of heels for your wedding, you can always take a back up pair! If you aren't allowed stiletto heels, why not take a pair of ballet pumps. If you're having a barn wedding, why not take some wellies!




4. The Colour of the Dress

Your wedding dress will most probably be some shade of white. Whether you have gone traditional with an ivory silk or satin dress or totally strayed away and embraced a current fashion trend or interpreted your own personal style into your dress, you really need to coordinate your dress to your shoes. Our best guide to you is compliment your shoes to your dress! This doesn't mean stick with traditional white shoes, go as wild as your heart contents. If you want pink wedding shoes, go for it! Just make sure that the shoes completely compliment the dress. If the dress is white and simplistic, why not go all out with embellished and rhinestoned gold heels or red shoes! If your dress is big and embellished, keeping the wedding heels a neutral or nude colour with minimalistic detail will match perfectly. 






How to make a Wedding Flower Crown

This article is going to share and follow Christy Meisner Doramus's  step by step guide to create the most stunning yet easy Flower Crown; published in her book Flower Crowns: 30 Enchanting DIY Floral Creations. The following step by step guide has been cited from www.brides.com and the photos below are courtesy of Christy Meisner Doramus.




Step 1: Begin by cutting each of your flower and greenery stems about 2 to 3 inches long to make a pile of sprigs that will be woven into your flower crown.

Step 2: Measure the moss-covered florist wire to fit around your head and secure it in a circle by twisting the ends around each other. This piece will serve as the base of your crown.

Step 3: Attach the first sprig to the moss-covered florist wire with florist wire by wrapping the two together.

Step 4: Cover the florist wire with florist tape and wrap it around the first piece, leaving extra tape at the end to begin securing additional sprigs. Tip: The florist tape will stick together very easily so when you need a new piece, simply wrap it around the initial piece.

Step 5: Gather 1 to 3 additional sprigs of assorted flowers and greenery. Pinch them together and add to the growing strand by securing them to the moss covered wire with florist tape.

Step 6: Continue building your crown by adding flowers and greenery in small bundles while using your florist tape to wrap them around the growing strand.

Step 7: Once you have reached the desired length and design of your crown, begin to finish it by clipping the remaining stems so they are even.

Step 8: To create an even look on both ends of the crown, you can use a piece of greenery identical to the one you began with and turn it the opposite way, wrapping it to the end with florist tape to cover the ends of the stems.






Although flower crowns tie in perfectly with Boho wedding themes; you don't need to have a Marquee/Outside venue to embrace this look. Flower crowns are elegant and classy and can look amazing regardless of a theme! 

However, if you are going for this theme we think that our bespoke Boho Cones and Boho Envelopes will look stunning and timeless. We also recommend earthy coloured petals; such as Apple Blossom and Snow Drop hydrangeas, Champagne and A Hint of Pink rose petals and Cotton Candy and The Main Ingredient Larkspur confetti. Given that a Boho themed wedding will most probably contain lots of flowers and lots of floral decorations; we think that keeping the confetti as neutrally coloured as possible will give off the definite 'less is more' vibe. 






Barn Wedding

Barn Weddings have grown from strength to strength over the past few years in the UK and are now one of the most popular theme choices for weddings across Yorkshire and the rest of the country. Whether you are wanting a pretty and sophisticated vibe or a rustic and romantic theme with handmade and bespoke elements; barn weddings cater for it all. Here at The Confetti Cone Company we supply various personalised and handmade products that are designed to hold confetti in the most picturesque and practical way. Below we have showcased some of our top products that we recommend for Barn themed weddings...


In the top left display above, we present our stunning Kraft Lovebird Cones. Keeping the colour of the cones neutral and alike to the bricks, hay bales, and barn creates the most desirable rustic effect. In the bottom right we have presented our biodegradable Toffee Rose Petals; the colours within this wedding confetti tastefully tie in with the theme whilst also adding splashes of delicate, autumnal and earthy colours that really pop! Rose petals look stunning when scattered down aisles and walkways, and used for decoration purposes across tables. 


Our Kraft confetti Wands are another stunning confetti product that we recommend for Barn themed weddings. Hand your guests a wand, remove the lid and let them shower the couple with Larkspur biodegradable wedding confetti, casting a spell of love and keeping right on trend with the rustic theme!



Keeping in with the Kraft colour theme again, confetti envelopes are another exceptionally beautiful and personalised product to have at your barn wedding. Team the envelopes up with Cotton Candy Larkspur confetti and you are sure to capture the most picturesque confetti moment!!

Which confetti petals are the best choice for me?

All the confetti petals that we supply here at The Confetti Cone Company are 100% natural, dye-free and biodegradable. We supply Larkspur, Hydrangeas and Rose petals; three different types of confetti which look amazing on their own and equally as fabulous mixed together. However, it is important to take into consideration what purpose the confetti will serve at your wedding or event in order to find the perfect confetti for you.

Larkspur Petals:

If you are looking for confetti for your wedding guests to throw, Larkspur is the petal choice for you. We always recommend Larkspur over roses and hydrangeas for throwing, as the confetti is really light and therefore stays in the air longer and creates the most perfect 'confetti moment' picture. Larkspur petals are naturally dried and are fine for around 12 months as they remain in the same condition for this period of time! 






Rose Petals:

Although roses are heavier than Larkspur petals and therefore fall quicker, this doesn't mean that we don't recommend them for throwing. By blending a ratio of 30% roses to 70% Larkspur, we create the most picturesque mix of confetti and therefore you get the best of both worlds. You are still able to get the fantastic 'confetti moment' picture with the Larkspur petals, whilst the roses add boldness and splashes of colour to the mix. 


We also recommend rose petals for decoration if that is what you are wanting your confetti for. They look simply stunning scattered down the aisle and walkways or decorated on tables! 

*Top Tip*
If you are wanting rose petals for throwing without any mix of Larkspur, if you ask the wedding photographer to throw the roses infront of the camera you can create a stunning confetti moment picture like this below!



Hydrangeas: 

Hydrangeas are a very delicate and beautiful petal and is very current within the wedding industry at this moment in time. Likewise to roses, we suggest a 30% ratio to 70% Larkspur if you are wanting to use this confetti for throwing, however hydrangeas look amazing when decorated down aisles and decorated on tables. Hydrangeas are perfect if you are wanting the boldness of a larger petal but desiring something a little different to roses! Below are some pictures of hydrangeas mixed with Larkspur and roses.