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Our September Mix

September is just around the corner and what better way to kick start the autumnal months by sharing our top confetti mix...

Autumn is such a beautiful time to get married; there is the stunning colour change to warm orange tones, endless firework displays and all the leaves fall from the trees. We think that it is so important to incorporate wedding trends and seasonal changes into your confetti and below we have put together our favourite September confetti mix using a variety of larkspur, roses petals & hydrangeas. 

This confetti mix features The Main Ingredient, Rosy Apple, Cinnamon, and Sunset. It incorporates all of autumnal tones: the warm oranges, reds and faded greens, whilst also keeping bang on trend with Andrea Fowler's Fall wedding colour combinations for a bold, autumnal wedding. 

All of the above petals are 100% natural, biodegradable and dye free. They are perfectly eco-friendly and there is absolutely no reason why your wedding venue shouldn't allow our petals! 

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All Things Confetti

In recent years, the #confettimoment has become one of the most iconic moments of one's wedding day and it is quickly becoming one of the most requested and favourable shots for Photographers and Videographers to capture. Every single confetti moment picture we have seen is nothing less than stunning. The confetti moment captures all of the emotion and happiness of the newlyweds and the fact that their reactions' are so real and natural makes the photos all the more special.

We often get asked so many different questions about wedding confetti, so we have taken it upon ourselves to try and answer all of these in this blog. 

When is the best time to order confetti?
This is one of our most frequently asked questions. Our larkspur petals remain perfect for 12 months and you will be absolutely fine ordering this confetti months & months in advance before your wedding. Our roses and hydrangeas are a little bit different, and we recommend to send these out to you no earlier than 4 weeks before the big to avoid the colours fading and ruining. So, to answer the entire question, the perfect time to order your confetti is 4 weeks before the big day. However, we do offer a pre order service so you can pre order your confetti months or a year in advance and we will take this upon ourselves to move your order to our pre order file for 4 weeks before the big day. 

What petals are the best for throwing?
This is a very interesting question. We always advise Larkspur for throwing as the petals are smiler, lighter and there is much more in quantity. Our roses and hydrangeas are a lot bigger in size and therefore fall quicker, so we do not advice to just use roses or hydrangeas for throwing. We do advise if you would like the larger petals for confetti that you mix them with larkspur so you still get the most stunning confetti moment effect from the Larkspur with added boldness and dashes of colour from the larger petals. 

My colour scheme?
If you would like to match your confetti to your wedding theme colours, we always advise you to drop us a message and we will do our best to advise you of the best possible petal mixes that will suit your wedding theme the best. We also have a 'what's your colour theme?' link on our website www.confetti-cones.co.uk, where we've given our favourite choice of confetti petals for nearly every wedding colour scheme we can think of!

How many guests should I cater confetti for?
We always advise to cater confetti for half of your wedding guests. Not everyone will want to throw confetti, and there is no need to cater for every single person unless you would like to!

How may handfuls are in in 1 litre of confetti?
1 litre of confetti covers around 10 small handfuls. However, this is only an estimate as you should always bare in mind that your guests won't all have the same sized hands and some people may take bigger/smaller handfuls. This is why our cones are the perfect product to ensure that the confetti gets spread around evenly!

Do the cones come pre rolled?
All of our cones are made, personalised and rolled in our studio and are delivered to your door packaged perfectly!

How many litres of rose petals do I need to scatter down my aisle?
If this is a question that you need answering, we would advise you to drop us an email. Realistically, this all depends on how long your aisle is. 1 litre of rose petals will provide light scattering for 2 meters of the aisle, but remember this only covers one side of the aisle. To ensure both sides of the aisle are covered you would need 2 litres to cover 2 meters on each side!

Make your #weddingconfetti a must have, not a luxury!
*Money saving tip* On our website, we do some amazing package deals and for £40 you can purchase 2 litres of larkspur petals, 20 personalised cones and 1 stand. Shop now @ www.confetti-cones.co.uk

Below we have pieced together some of our favourite confetti moments that have been sent in by some of our lovely past customers. These pictures are a taster of how amazing your #confettimoment can look if you choose us to cater your confetti...

The Wedding Cake

After all the stress of finding the perfect venue, choosing the right dress and the endless decisions concerning colour themes, details and decoration, finding the perfect wedding cake is a little slice of heaven. Name something better than sampling a wide range of delicious cakes? Finding the right cake can be so much fun, but there is a lot more to think about than first meets the eye. 

According to Martha Stewart, you should purchase the wedding cake 6 months before the big day, so it is best to start deciding on flavours and decoration as soon as you choose the venue! The cakes aesthetics should match the theme of the wedding, so creating mood boards and searching for pictures of different styles of wedding cakes really, really helps bring all of your visions to life! Ron Ben-Israel, a famous wedding-cake designer states that the Bride and Groom can take inspiration from the location of the wedding, the menu from the wedding and also fashion, to create the most perfect cake for them.

If you're having an abroad wedding in the Caribbean, you might want to interpret coconut flavours and have the decoration very white and pristine..

However if it's an Indian or Asian wedding, you might want to go for vibrant colours and flavours such as ginger, to feature all of the boldness and brightness from the wedding. 

There is so much thought to go into picking what kind of style wedding cake you would like, before you even choose the right wedding cake maker for you.This is why we're going to give a few ideas and inspiration of different kinds of wedding cakes and replacement ideas that will hopefully help you in your wedding cake quest. 

1. Chocolate Cake:

If a traditional, fruit and iced wedding cake just isn't for you, why not opt for an alternative chocolate cake. Just because a chocolate cake doesn't necessarily fit the 'tradition', it will certainly be one of the most tasty and delicious cakes that your wedding guests have ever had!

2. Cupcake Wedding Cake:

Why not try a cake full of cupcakes! The perfect size for children and also perfect for a dainty treat after everyone has finished their meals. This way, the cupcakes can be taken home by the guests as little wedding favours!

3. Cheese Cake:

If you haven't got a sweet tooth and a wedding cake just doesn't do it for you, why not try a cheese stand 'cake'. This way, everyone can still have their desired desserts and the cheese stand will serve for a more savoury taste after everyone has eaten. 

A Royal Wedding

Ever since Prince William and Kate's Royal wedding in 2011, the world went mad for Pippa Middleton, her style and all things Royal. Her bridesmaid dress made front page news and girls all over the world lusted for the Alexander McQueen gown for both Bridal and Bridesmaid dresses. The figure-hugging number reportedly cost around £20,000, and although we can all dream of being able to afford and wear this amazing gown, we have found a very similar dress that we want to share with you! 

The original Alexander McQueen dress above.

Monsoon have channeled Pippa's chic bridesmaid dress with this above ivory, tightly fitted gown, retailed at £499.

From going from the bridesmaid to the bride, Pippa stole the show once again this time at her own wedding, wearing a stunning high neck, lace-bodied, ivory gown designed by Giles Deacon. This timeless and chic design was fit for a princess; and Pippa looked as elegant and beautiful as always.

Whilst keeping on the Royal wedding topic, we think that our bespoke, white hooray cones paired with cotton candy Larkspur confetti would have complimented this elegant and classy wedding perfectly. What a shame Pippa didn't find us!! 

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.