Jan
19th

10 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Wedding with Confetti

Those of you that follow me on Instagram or read our sister blog, Simply Peachy Baby, will know that as a result of planning the little peach’s first birthday, I have had polka dots and confetti on the brain lately. So, today I thought it would be fun to share 10 different ways on how you can incorporate confetti into your wedding day. Now, is it just me or does confetti make the world better? It always makes me smile – whether when tossed in the air during the recessional or when it comes sprinkling out from invitations, whether they come in jumbo size or petit size, colourful or glittery – confetti always adds a skip and a hop to my step. So, why not inject an extra bit of happiness to your big day using confetti?

(1) Confetti Invitations

Whether you add a sprinkling of confetti or incorporate a confetti design into your wedding invitations, save the dates or thank you cards, I’m sure it’ll put a huge smile on your guests’ faces. There are lots of easy DIYs out there too which would make for sweet bridal shower or engagement party invitations too!

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Confetti triangle invitations by Oh Happy Day.

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Confetti invitation printable from Simple As That Blog.

(2) Confetti Wedding Programs

How about killing two birds with one stone and include confetti packs in your ceremony programs for guests to toss during the recessional? I love things that have dual purpose!

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Photo by Steven Michael Photo via 100 Layer Cake.

(3) Confetti Table Runner

I’m loving the idea of a confetti table runner for dessert tables, reception or cocktail tables. You can easily DIY them using polka dot decals and stickers or even using simple paints and stamp them on using potatoes! The colour options are endless which is really great when it comes to events. You can use plain gold for a luxe look or vibrant colour combinations for a fun and upbeat feel.

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Confetti table runner by Oh Joy.

(4) Confetti Poppers

We love the confetti toss at weddings and love the idea of using poppers instead of the traditional grab and toss! It’s kind of fun and creates an awesome atmosphere with guests. You can buy them from here or if you have a bit of free time on your hands, even DIY them.

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DIY confetti poppers by United With Love.

(5) Confetti Throwers

Similar to the confetti poppers above, a cute alternative are these confetti throwers, which I’ve been told can go quite far when released!

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DIY confetti throwers by Oh Happy Day.

(6) Confetti Photo Booth Backdrops

Now you all know how much I love backdrops and photo booths. So there’s nothing I want to do more than combine my love for confetti with a backdrop to create a floating jumbo confetti backdrop that would be perfect for photo booths! And if you love this idea, be sure to check out more of my favourite backdrop ideas here.

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DIY confetti backdrop by Studio DIY.

(7) Confetti Inspired Desserts and Dessert Tables

Whether it’s on your wedding cake, individual cookies or as a part of your dessert table design as a whole, the confetti look can be achieved easily using sprinkles or just good old paper confetti sprinkled on your tables or by way of circular shaped desserts like colourful macarons or cake pops!

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Photo by Laura Power Photography via The Wedding Chicks.

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Photo via Budget Savy Bride.

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Photo by Ben Q Photography via Society Bride.

(8) Confetti Chair Decor

I love it when wedding chairs are decorated. Instead of the usual floral garlands or bride and groom signs, you can also use dotted garlands for a super cute look.

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Photo by Anika London Photography via A Subtle Revelry.

(9) Confetti Bar

I think the concept of a confetti bar is pretty cute, not to mention super easy to set up. All you need are some jars and confetti that matches your colour scheme and voila! Your guests will have a ball with this little station.

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Photo by Brooklyn Bride.

(10) Recessional Confetti Toss

Now who can forget the traditional confetti toss? In my books, that’s kind of a must at weddings. Serve them up in cones or little packages. Either way it’s a pretty little addition for guests to have fun with!

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Photo by Fondly Forever  via 100 Layer Cake.

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Photo by Landon Jacob Photography via Southern Weddings.

So… confetti anyone?

Jan
16th

Nautical Navy and Gold Inspirations

I’ve been feeling inspired by tones of navy blue and gold of late. Navy has always traditionally been associated with everything nautical but when you pair it up with gold it breathes a breath of fresh air into this traditional colour. Plus, touches of gold in weddings, be it as cutlery or calligraphy on invitations, just makes everything that extra bit grand and elegant. Add in soft tones of cream and peach to create a warm touch to an otherwise crisp winter palette. Perfect.

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Photo credits (left to right): Jose Villa Photography / Sleepy Fox Photography / Jose Villa Photography /Sean Kim Gallery via Style Me Pretty / Em The Gem Photographyvia Style Me Pretty / Natalie Franke Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Jan
14th

Romantic Destination Garden Wedding at Barnsley House

I’m sharing our first real wedding of the year today and oh what a stunning floral fest it is! Our peachy vendor Joyce of J.F. Floral Couture and her love, Stephen tied the knot with an intimate destination wedding of 25 guests at Barnsley House in the United Kindgom and their gorgeous garden celebration is filled to the brim with swoonworthy ethereal floral inspiration for anyone who has a huge love for floral pretties. Catherine Mead captured the day so beautifully – from the beautiful surrounding gardens to the two stunning Annasul Y and Oscar de la Renta gowns that Joyce wore, to her amazing bouquet of roses, astilbe and greens, to the lovely little floral favour stand (which we absolutely adore!) and the pretty peach ruffled cake – you can really feel the essence of the day as though you were present that day. Take it all in peachies, because Joyce and Stephen’s wedding is breathtaking – like a breath of fresh air.
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Photography: Catherine Mead / Venue & Catering: Barnsley House in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom / Officiant: Diana Saxby / Ceremony Dress: Annasul Y / Reception Dress: Oscar de la Renta / Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Sergio Rossi / Suit: Massimo Dutti / Bow Tie: Armani / Hair, Makeup: Vanessa O Studio / Floral Design: Zita Elze / Cake: The Cake Parlour / Videography: Hugh Farrow Films.

J.F. Floral Couture is one of our peachy vendors and you check out more of her work here.

Jan
12th

Ingredients to an Awesome Wedding Photo Booth

It’s no secret that I LOVE photo booths. Whenever I organise an event, you’ll find a photo booth of some kind somewhere – whether it’s a simple DIY one or a professional set up, there will always be an opportunity for guests to fight over moustaches, pouty lips and silly glasses and get snap happy. In fact, we just had a cute one set up for the little peach’s birthday party yesterday!

Photo booths are all the hype now so I take huge comfort in the fact that I’m not the only one with this slight obsession. Photo booths are pretty much a staple these days at weddings and you can totally understand why – it’s outrageously fun and the photos make for a fantastic keepsake for the Bride and Groom as well as their wedding guests. Even if you’re sick of seeing photo booths at weddings, you can’t deny how much fun they are and how they undeniably bring out the silly – even from the shyest of people!

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Photo by Edyta Szyszlo via 100 Layer Cake.

So what do you need to create one of these awesome photo booths, you might ask? Well, I’ve got it all here – all the ingredients you need to create a kick ass photo booth that’ll bring an explosively good time to your big day!

(1) AWESOME PROPS

Every photo booth needs some awesome props for guests to get giddy and creative with. Think chalkboards, signs, moustaches, pouty lips, masks, silly hats, wigs, oversized sunglasses, frames, wooden letters, balloons, and anything you can think of really! Your photo booth supplier might supply some of these props as part of their packages or you can make DIY them using these printables or make your own signs, or buy some over on Etsy which have a great variety. I got these for our wedding photo booth and our guests loved them! Give your guests a good variety of props to choose from and I guarantee you’ll have to pry some of your friends away from the booth at the end of the night!

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Photo by In An Instant Photography.

Props like moustaches, lips, silly hats and wigs are great for getting people into the silly mood and masks too for those shyer guests.

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Photo by Eden Day Photography via The Wedding Chicks.

Chalkboards and signs are great for allowing your guests to write funny messages, send you well wishes or just do random things with it.

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Photo by Alyssa Armstrong via The Wedding Chicks.

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Photo by Love Me Do Photography via Ruffled.

(2) COOL BACKDROP

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Photo via The Wedding Chicks.

A cool backdrop is an absolute must when it comes to photo booths. If you’re renting an actual photo booth, those usually come with their own backdrops, many of which can be personalised to your wedding. If you’re setting up your own photo booth and working with your photographer on this, then there are endless fun and creative backdrops you can use that will work perfectly with your wedding theme and colours. Think garlands, tassels, ribbons, balloons, fringed garlands and fans, wall paper, lace, light displays, chalkboards and more! You can see some of my favourite creative backdrops here and here for ideas.

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Photo by Ryan Farr via Ruffled.

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Photo by  Melissa Biador Photography via Green Wedding Shoes.

(3) INSTRUCTIONS

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Photo by Kim and Phil Photo via Style Me Pretty.

Yes it might seem self-explanatory but it doesn’t hurt to provide some simple instructions for your guests to follow, especially if you’re combining your photo booth with your guest book. This also helps to avoid confusion for those guests who aren’t as familiar with the photo booth concept, plus providing a cool sign with instructions adds to the decor of your wedding and is kind of fun!

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Photo by Rima Brindamour via Pinterest.

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Photo by Lauryn Byrdy Photography via Style Me Pretty.

(4) GUESTBOOK

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Photo by Holly Cromer and Katie Estes via The Knot.

I love the idea of combining the photo booth with your guest book to create a fun and memorable keepsake to flick back on in the years to come and have a laugh at the silly photos collated throughout the night. I had so much fun with the hubby looking back at our photo booth wedding guestbook and even found a boobie shot in there too!

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Photo by Patrick Moyer Photography via The Wedding Chicks.

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Photo by Stephanie Hunter Photography.

And last but not least, for those of you thinking of setting up your own polaroid photo booth, don’t forget the camera! I personally love the Fuji Instax Mini and love how many cute colours it comes in which come in handy when matching your wedding theme. Just be sure to provide enough film in case your guests get a little too snap happy! You can also consider using a wedding app with all the information (including hashtags) provided to your guests ahead of time so that they can snap photos and directly uploaded to the app.

So that’s it. You’re now equipped with all the ingredients on how to whip up your own awesome kick ass photo booth. If you have any additional tips and advice for photo booths at weddings, do share with me in the comments below. I’d love to hear about your photo booth experiences – the good and the bad!

If you’re a little time poor and need an extra hand with your photo booth, Simply Peachy can help with rental of cameras, props and backdrop creation so drop me a line here