Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Tips & Advice - How to get the Perfect Confetti Photo

Every year at The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company we run a competition to find the Perfect Confetti Photograph...  We thought we should share our expert knowledge and the wisdom that we've gained from seeing thousands of confetti petal moments to help you get a fabulous photo!

2012's perfect photo - Louise & Richard

The best pictures are the ones where the love and happiness really shines through and you can see the emotion of the whole day captured in one moment.

There are a few tricks we've learnt to help you with organising the throw, composing the picture, and framing the shot that should, with a little luck,  help you can create a wonderful picture to treasure forever...

2015's Perfect Confetti Photo - Danielle and Mark

Just fabulous! (

The Confetti Kiss -   Perhaps the best way to encapsulate your love, this is an image that will stand the test of time.

You'll look back and think it really started with a kiss...

Surrounded by friends and family who are all so happy for you

Just beautiful!

Black & White -   Confetti might be all about colour but in a black and white image your happiness really stands out.

Simply wonderful, John and Jessica

All you need is love, Jenny and Dave.

Pure joy, Allie and Scott

Frame your Photo -   A good backdrop can be the making of the image - make sure you talk through confetti photo ideas with your photographer and ask them to find the perfect spot.

The lovely door way makes a great backdrop to Hannah & Alex's confetti throw

Petal Perfection!

The Guard of Honour is the perfect backdrop to this military wedding

What a Line-up -   Taking a little time to arrange the guests can make a world of difference to your picture. Perhaps ask a Bridesmaid to take charge? A simple line of friends and family means that the confetti throw will last longer (it continues down the row as you walk by) so your photographer has more chances to get the perfect shot - and you'll have more fun!

The church pathway is the perfect spot! (

2014's Perfect Confetti Photo - Catherine & Nick

An avenue of petals!  Everyone is enjoying the confetti throw

The bunting adds an informal charm and the Bride & Groom's smiles say it all!

Proving confetti can be thrown indoors!

Circle of Friends -   A circle of guests can be just as effective as a line up - you'll literally be surrounded by love!

Simon and Sarah in the middle of a circle of love

Steps -   Such an easy trick to secure a lovely photo - adds instant height and depth and allows your photographer to fit a lot more happy faces into the image!


Throw some petals and shout hooray! Helen & Dean are loving their confetti moment

Pink petal perfection!

Making use of the Town Hall steps to capture everyone at Kazia & Matt's wedding
Confetti Close-up -   The most intimate of confetti photos can also be the most beautiful - it's all about the emotion on the Bride & Groom's faces. It's requires a little bit of luck to capture the right moment but if you get it right it'll sit on your mantelpiece forever!

You can see the happiness radiating out from Nicola and Matthew!
Our winning confetti photo from 2011 - what a wonderful smile!
Helene and Alan - so simple, so beautiful, so much love
Just lovely - John & Sue

Nadia and Colin in petal heaven

The Big Group Shot -    Sometimes bigger is just better! Using the confetti throw to get a picture of all your guests can result in a fabulous memory of your entire day.

Friends and family are all enjoying the confetti throw!

So much fun at Donna and Daniel's summer wedding
The winning photograph from our 2010 competitio
Roby & Elly's perfect petal portrait!

But the best tip we can really give you is to just enjoy the moment!
It's one of life's very best experiences!

Ready, steady, throw :-)

If you'd like some more help with the organisation read our post - Choosing your Petal Confetti - Tips & Advice - Organising Your Confetti Moment
And for more inspirational confetti moments check out our Pinterest Board...

All photographs by or with permission: The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company

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