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Confetti – My Favourite shot

I absolutely LOVE the throwing of confetti.

In my opinion {for awesome photographs,} more is definitely more. Buy the amount you think you need and then double it plus a little bit more.

There is nothing worse than just having a few puffs of confetti thrown into the air to be taken away instantly by the wind.

If you are a huge fan of confetti too and want to make this image incredible, here’s a little bit of advice on the options that are available.

My ultimate confetti has got to be the confetti canon.

Just look at this amazing reaction. These can be used outdoors or on the dance floor. Don’t just have one, go for two or three with throwing confetti in-between.

All white, horseshoes and hearts

White confetti is very classy and works super well if your flowers are along the white & green theme too. Again more is more to get the impact in the shots.

I love to when couples embrace the confetti.

Flower petal confetti

Mixed petals are beautiful, especially if they are colourful. I love the larger petals as they do show up better in photographs.

To save a little money there is always an option to dry your own throughout the lead up to your big day, this is a fab way to recycle old bouquets too. Just lay the petals on a tray and leave for 3-4 days. Can’t wait that long, pop them on a baking tray, heat the oven to around 130C, heat them for around 7-8 minutes {keep checking them throughout as they may dry quicker depending on the flower, and you don’t want them to burn} then just store them away once completely dry and they will be amazing.

Rose Petals

Not only do rose petals smell divine the pinky tones look super romantic in your photographs.

Confetti cones

These have to come second to confetti canons. They allow guests to aim & fire with pretty good precision. It’s best to stuff them as much as you can with the light bio tissue hearts etc just like Laurie & Dave did here for their big day. It’s so much better when the air is completely filled with such prettiness.

Relying on your guests

This can be quite risky as most guests do not bring confetti with them anymore as they wonder if it is allowed.

It’s best to pop a little info on the confetti in with your invitation, this way they know if you will be providing it on the day or if they need to bring some along for you.

There are some beautiful colourful bio degradable options available now in most greeting card shops.


If you aren’t so much a fan of the confetti or the venue prefers you not to use it, a lovely alternative are bubbles. Pop a bottle of bubbles on each chair for your guests and they can shower you with pretty bubbles as you make your way down the aisle.

A little advice would be to possibly have a bubble machine involved somewhere as this will give more impact and wow your guests even more.


So lavender smells amazing doesn’t it, although it is quite tiny so I would suggest maybe adding another pretty petal in the mix which will capture a little better on the images.

It can also be quite brutal so that’s something to keep in mind. You may be picking it out of your clothes all day too.

Why not style a confetti bar for your guests to help themselves.

Here’s a stunning set up by Wedding Creations


Here are a few fabulous suppliers to purchase the most amazing confetti:









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