The story of The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company
Charles Hudson was looking for ways to diversify the farming on his family estate when he stumbled upon the idea of real flower confetti…
The story of The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company began on a late spring afternoon in 1997. Charles paused outside the village churchyard on his way home. Strewn around the lych-gate were tiny wet pieces of coloured paper, debris from an earlier wedding. In other words, it had turned the church entrance into an eyesore.
Charles could see why so many churches ban the use of confetti within church grounds. But he thought it was such a shame that the wedding celebrations could not have started as the happy couple stepped out of the church. When he arrived home some petals fell from the flower bouquet he was carrying for his wife. He experienced a ‘eureka’ moment – and the idea of Real Flower Petal Confetti was born!
The best blooms handpicked
Charles experimented with many flowers and carefully developed his own delicate process of drying petals. That is to say – he uses just sunshine and fresh air. Delphiniums and cornflowers were chosen for their ability to retain their shape and beautiful colour when dried.
A huge field of flowers bloom on the Wyke Manor Estate each summer. It’s quite a sight to behold! We then pick all the petals by hand, mix them by hand, and send them out to weddings all over the world.
The demand for our natural, biodegradable confetti grew, and as a result, Charles added new flower petals to the range. In addition to our homegrown petals we have rose petals, wildflowers, hydrangeas, and lavender. And, after that, he developed a beautiful collection of handmade confetti cones, baskets, pretty packaging and lucky bridal horseshoes to bring those finishing touches.
The Confetti Team is a small one, but we are dedicated to helping every happy couple find their perfect petals! We pride ourselves on the quality of our confetti and that we can offer every customer a personal service. Over 20 years experience has taught us lots of tips and tricks. Most importantly, we are here, via telephone or online, to help you plan your once in a lifetime confetti moment.
We understand that your wedding day is the biggest day of your life – so nothing is too much trouble!