Biodegradable Confetti: A Botanical Lovers Bliss, The Clean-up Crew’s Godsend
When it comes to wedding decor, no detail is too insignificant. Even the slightest placement of a vibrantly colored cushion added to a seating arrangement, or the gold leaf finish on a serving utensil may propagate the “it” factor that lends charm and authenticity to your wedding design scheme. Thus, while items such as confetti may be initially thought of as frivolous, it is oftentimes these added components that amalgamate the entire wedding’s design scheme.
Yet, while these subtle adornments may lend the aesthetic flare that you seek in your wedding, they are not always the kindest to the planet. Enchanting, yes; ecologically friendly, no. Unless, of course, you explore options outside of the generic. Most confetti choices are comprised of synthetic, plastic materials, which, albeit are facile to transport and easy on the budget, are not compostable. Outside of the detrimental effect this has from an ecological perspective, it also makes clean-up a nightmare.
Luckily, more and more brides are considering biodegradable, organically derived options such as armements composed of dried leaves, or lush petals. One such venue, “Shropshire Petals” sources locally grown, hand- picked flowers which are then dried and fitfully arranged into an array of themed packages that offer the bride countless options to choose from. Because all products are produced in house to eliminate the environmentally damaging implications of transportation, every season manifests different flower arrangements, lending room for countless compilations and a constant recontextualising of design ideas. September’s flower Aster, Greek for “star,” for example, conveys deep emotional love. Paired with violet hued delphinium petals Amethyst and Midnight Bloom, Aster is currently one of the most sought after wedding adornments. Outside of colour choice alone, confetti texture is also reflective of its intent. For throwing confetti, for example, smaller petals such as delphinium and wildflower are ideal as they are light, exuding a delicate flutter and flourish of confetti when tossed. Much like painting, when selecting tones and textures for your product, the right combination always leads to a unique result. Mixing larger petals to a bushel of dried, small pieces, often add definition and colour.
With a diverse array of flowers that perpetually change in hue, tone and texture according to the season, petals offer one of the most diverse outlets for decor arrangements. For this reason, the allure of petal confetti, outside of its “green” component, is its versatility.
Written by: Meghan E. Ingraham