Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Decorating with Rose Petals - Ideas and Inspiration from The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company

Confetti Tips and Advice - Decorating with Rose Petals

Rose petals are just so romantic! (hong-photography.com)


Our pretty petals aren't just for throwing confetti - there are many other uses for petals, at weddings, parties, dinners and celebrations - so we thought we'd share some lovely ideas for decorating your day with Rose Petals.

Our freeze dried and preserved rose petals are ideal for decoration as they are natural, biodegradable, they won't wilt or fade, stain or get slippery underfoot. They are easy to store and are light and easy to work with. Most of all they look beautiful!

Decorating your ceremony and venue

A simple, romantic and very pretty idea is to line your aisle with a scattering of petals or even create a carpet of rose petals.

A line of petals is easy and beautiful!
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Co-ordinate with your flowers (Jamie Delaine Photography)


Especially beautiful at an outdoor wedding - Cerise and Cream Large Roses 

A carpet of roses is decadent and gorgeous! (Allan Zepeda)

A lovely way to create the rose petal aisle is to ask your flower girl to scatter the petals as she walks down in front of the bride. It also symbolises a happy path in married life!

Your flower girl will love the job of scattering petals!

Or you could try for something more adventurous! Here are some great ideas...

Swirls of petals add style and impact! (theplungeproject.com)


This amazing venue is ideal for an impressive petal decorated aisle (Jaxon Photography)

Simple but beautiful (Melissa Schollaert Photography)

If your wedding is to be outdoors and summery, why not create some petal pathways to lead your guests to your ceremony and define the spot where you will say your vows...

A rose petal path through the garden to the ceremony
A large red rose petal heart for saying the vows ( Rensche Mari )

Barefoot and bohemian - a rustic summer wedding petal aisle

If you'd like to do this then have a look at our post - How to Create Wedding Petal Pathways and Aisles - for more ideas, quantity guidance and advice.


 Decorating your wedding tables

A scattering of beautiful rose petals add romance to a simple wedding breakfast table

Easy, romantic, stunning! Pink & Cream Roses (popickphototgraphy.com)

Create your bespoke decorative mix - Red, Mauve and Cerise Roses

Scattered Rose Petals and Pink Delphiniums on a fresh white tablecloth
Red rose petals add style and elegance (evojets.com)

Create easy centrepieces by combining rose petals and candles...

Romantic and beautiful wedding decorations that are easy to do! ( J and J Photography )


Simple ideas often work best and have dramatic impact

But why not let your imagination run free! (pixshark.com)

 Decorating your cake display -

Pink Rose Petals match the flowers decorating the cake (bridesmagazine.co.uk)




Pink & Cream Rose Petals are romantic and lovely!
Lilac Small Roses would work well for this idea ( Candi Coffman Photography)


More ideas -

Add a special touch to the honeymoon suite with a scattering of rose petals!

We recommend 3 pints for scattering on a large kingsize bed

Add romance to wedding or engagement gifts with rose petals.

Dress up a bottle of champagne with petal filled gift box

You can scatter your rose petals anywhere - they will add romance and tie in your colour theme to your  dance floor, terraces, balconies and pathways. And of course they are not just for weddings - what party doesn't benefit from a little extra decoration?! 

For more Rose Petal ideas have a look at our post - Rose Petal Confetti from The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company.

Remember - just get in touch if you need any help or advice choosing your petals - give us a call on 01386 555045 or email sally@confettidirect.co.uk.

And we'd love to see how you used yours - please upload your best pictures to our facebook page!

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Victoria & Chris, July 2012, wedding breakfast table

All other photographs: The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company

Friday, 10 August 2012

The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company introduces Mini Rose Buds

Brand new product - Mini Rose Buds!

Our new Mini Rose Buds are just lovely!

These pretty pink rose buds are the latest addition to our extensive range of real flower petal confetti.

A bud measures approx 2cm by 1cm

Costing £11 a pint they are available to buy on their own or mixed with our Delphinium and Wildflower petals - click here for more information.


Rosebuds, Azure Blue Delphiniums and Bluebell Wildflowers

We are also offering a special limited edition offer to celebrate their launch... 5 Filled Petal Bags for £10. Visit our website to get yours now.

Special Offer - 5 cream petal bags filled with Rose Buds for £10

So here are some pretty mixes to inspire you...

Rose Buds with Azure Blue &Ivory Delphiniums. Basket and 3 pints - £41

Simply lovely - Rose Buds and Ivory Delphiniums

A Confetti Envelope filled with Rose Buds. £2.50 each

Green Confetti Cones with Purple Delphiniums and Rose Buds





But you can use our new Rose Buds for much, much more than just throwing confetti. They would look beautiful scattered on your wedding tables, or as a romantic touch in the Honeymoon suite.


Rose Buds with Claret Wildflowers looks great on wedding tables


Or you could get creative and make some lovely finishing touches for your wedding day...

Rose Bud Bouquet Ball - perfect for little flowergirls (Photo: scattycat.co.uk)
Or signs and words from Rose Buds glued onto shapes (Photo: notonthehighstreet)

You could use Rose Buds to decorate wedding cupcakes...
Create decorative hearts or your initials from Rose Buds on wire (Photo: ana-rosa.tumblr.com)

And even the ice cubes in your Gin and Tonics!

But of course the pretty little Rose Buds have uses outside the world of weddings and they are perfect for making soaps, bath bombs, pot pourri, candles... the list goes on. Please send us photos of your creations and we'll feature them on our Facebook page!

Rose Buds handmade soap (Photo: Quintessentially English)



All uncredited photos: The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company - www.confettdirect.co.uk

Friday, 3 August 2012

Delphinium Flower Fields 2012 and The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company's Harvest - good news!

***Opening dates for 2017 are 30th June - 9th July, 10am - 5pm daily


News from the Delphinium Flower Fields 2012

You might have seen or heard us in the media recently? The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company's fields of flowers have been getting a bit of publicity for rather sadder reasons than usual - every June and July our 15 acres of delphiniums are a beautiful spectacle that people travel hundreds of miles to see - vivid stripes of colour in the English countryside.
 
Our delphiniums looking wonderful in the summer sunshine - 2011
Stripes of colour in the Worcestershire Countryside - 2011
We have had a very poor summer here in Worcestershire and the flowers have got very wet feet - they don't like the rain any more than we do! The lack of sunshine has meant that we haven't been able to pick as many petals as usual, but there is no need to worry. We would like to reassure all Brides & Grooms that we have lots of confetti in stock - our petals keep really well without fading or deteriorating.

As well as our home grown delphiniums and cornflowers we have a beautiful selection of rose petals, hydrangeas, and lavender available. These are all very popular and look really lovely in bridesmaid's baskets and cones - so this year's newly-weds will have plenty of petals for their magical confetti moment.

But lets hope for a sunny summer in 2013!

The sunshine came! Take a look at photos of our fields for 2013 and 2014.


A Bride in our pure white flowers - with a bouquet of Delphiniums and Cornflowers
The view from the skies - 2003


The view across the flower fields to Pershore Abbey - 2011


Freshly picked Pale Pink delphinium petals - 2011
The cornflowers are thriving in the rain though - and ladybirds love them!

Swaths of red cornflowers - 2009

Our Union Jack Field - 2004
 
Our RAF field raised money for charity - 2005

Our feature in the Daily Express newspaper - 31.7.12


Photo credits: The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company www.confettdirect.co.uk