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A little wedding make...

It has become wedding prep "season" here (my son got engaged!) so I'm thinking about the little things that might be nice on the day. It reminded me of a post I wrote last year for my old blog on Blogger, which I thought I'd share this week as a little extra to the normal fortnightly posts, for those of you who are planning a wedding anytime soon. I know there have been lots of postponements here in the UK, but gradually I see people around me finally getting hitched and if you want to do it in style, but also be kind to the environment, what better way to get confetti-ed than with your own hand-picked rose petals! :)

So, this is how to:

Make your own gorgeous rose petal confetti for your special day ❤

Photo by Jez Timms on Unsplash

Start off by grabbing those secateurs and get not-quite-dead-heading... make the most of the scent by cutting before they shrivel and go brown!

I just hate just composting the petals when they still smell so gorgeous. I decided that to save them, I'd have a go at drying some petals to use as pot pourri and then... when I was designing a confetti cone with a twist (more about that soon...), I thought about confetti!

Rose petals make gorgeous and environmentally friendly confetti - you are effectively throwing the petals back onto the ground to compost naturally. You are really the middle man, who gets to use them for something special first!

Rose heads collected from my garden

Now, I'm not saying drying petals is hard, but this experiment became more about the best way to preserve the colour and scent. I did it, so you don't need to be disappointed! I tested a range of petals from my garden. Most are white but I now have some red, pink and yellow ground cover bushes. These have fabulous small headed roses, with a terrific scent. If you don't have a garden or rose bushes and can't get them from your friends and family, then treat yourself to a bunch from the florist. As long as you miss Valentines, you should be able to get a bunch for a reasonable price. You could even ask if they have any that are just going over/drying out and not saleable that you could buy cheaply.