I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that there are an abundance of wedding traditions that you an choose to incorporate in your own big day or not.
The receiving line, the first dance, the cutting of the cake….choose to have ‘em all, a few that you feel are important to you and yours or maybe even none at all.
Now then. My favourite “tradition” is, without a shadow of a doubt, the throwing of the confetti.
For me it is the most significant aspect of the I do celebrations where friends and family congratulate the bride and groom on their together foreverness…a shower of love, luck and eternal happiness.
And from a purely aesthetic perspective, I think it’s difficult to improve on the vision of a pair of beaming newly-weds surrounded by a cloud of pretty pastel paper or flower petals…I always look out for that “shot” when I receive a real wedding submission.
Lolly and I were actually discussing confetti whilst at the NWS in Earls Court last week. Turns out it’s one of the traditions she will be keeping for her W-day this Autumn, and she is a big advocate of the familiar horse shoe and bell shaped silvery variety that it would seem is quite difficult to find in biodegradable material (if you have any ideas where we can find some then do let us know – Lolly will love you forever.)
And no we don’t think the train of your elegant gown shimmering in the sunshine with a selection of metallic shapes is tacky – it’s positively retro cool.
I actually provided each guest with a heart-shaped box of dried delphinium for the O’Shea Big Day back in 2009 – I placed them on the ceremony chairs so no-one would be without. And no, it’s not because I was an uber generous bride, it was because I really REALLY wanted to be covered from head to foot in a giant rain fall of blooms.
That was my “Princess” moment I guess. The only one I had any kind of real desire for. I could take or leave pretty much everything else.
I have mentioned before a gazillion times how much I am looking forward to Lolly’s epic Ralph Lauren AW 12 campaign inspired affair. I’m already captivated by the tales of ebay sourced decor and all sorts of glossy magazine worthy fashion…
Oh and I mustn’t forget bubbles. I’m a HUGE fan of those too.
So lovelies, what are your thoughts on confetti?
Are you even having any for W-day?
Do you think it’s an important part of the day?
And if the answer to the above two questions is yes, what kind are you having?
Please share your ideas with other RMW-ers in the comments box below and feel free to ask Team RMW any questions/requests for recommendations etc.
Big Shower Of Love