Making a confetti arch for a bride and groom is such a lovely way to celebrate a marriage & some of my favourite Wedding Photos are from this happy moment.
This tradition started in Italy where flowers or rice grain were thrown on the happy couple to signify prosperity & fertility!
Many Vicars & Church wardens are happy for guests to throw natural rose petals as confetti but since the bride and groom come out of the Church before the congregation has had a chance to be lined up this has to be engineered by me and the ushers!
When I recce the Church or Wedding Venue we will plan exactly how to do this. Normally I’ll take a joyful just married photograph as the bride and groom come out of the Church and then ask the couple to walk behind the Church for some lovely couple photos in spots that we have pre-planned. Then we will head back into the Church through a side door.
Meanwhile, the Best man and Ushers will be organising the whole congregation into a line and handing out rose petals so that when the bride and groom re-emerge through the main exit for the 2nd time they are liberally sprinkled with sweet smelling flowers.