This bougainvillea petal confetti is pretty stunning, and not something I’d come across before until an email popped into my inbox from Rosie at Bespoke Confetti. I think it would be particularly fitting for an autumn wedding (the petals remind me of leaves!) but it would be lovely at any time of the year.
Plus, Bespoke Confetti are offering an exclusive discount to TNWC readers – you can get 20% off your order of bougainvillea petal confetti when placed before 31st January 2013. I’m a huge fan of real petal confetti, Rosie from Bespoke Confetti even gifted me some of their beautiful mixes for my own wedding last year.
Rosie tells me, “Our bougainvillea petal is hand-picked and air-dried. The colours are beautiful for autumn, embracing all the autumnal hues of mellow orange and salmons, burnt russets and golds. It looks glorious laid as carpet in an entrance, as a table decoration, and works really well as throwing confetti. It is a completely natural confetti, biodegradable, and as such considered non littering and eco-friendly. It will blow away with the wind and weather, and become autumns rich compost.”
If you’re here reading The Natural Wedding Company blog and using the directory to help you find wedding suppliers with eco credentials, like me you probably like to know a little about the story behind the products you’re buying. Well, Rosie from Bespoke Confetti kindly told me about the bougainvillea petal confetti and how they came to include it in their products.
“We went to South Africa in November 2011 to source the bougainvillea petals. We wanted to be able to offer another petal that had the same ethos as our homegrown larkspur and cornflower, that is, grown without chemicals, pesticides, un-dyed, air-dried and beautiful.”
“We went on what can only be described as a blind date to the Limpopo region of South Africa, where we met with Ian, who runs a farm in the Vhenda tribal territories of that area. The government have insisted that all the lands have been returned to tribal owners. Historically run as a cattle farm, it is now diversifying into flower farming, growing large areas of bougainvillea that thrive with little attention in the hot dry climate.”
“It employs local Vhenda families, and they are all paid an approved farm wage, with monies going to the Vhenda tribe. We oversaw the hand-picking and collection of the bougainvillea, by the men, which were then taken to sorting sheds, which was completed by the women. Once dried, it is boxed, and sent to us by sea, as a part of a shared container.”
“We love the fact that with all our petals, they are as eco-friendly as we can make them, from start to finish, and we have been with them on that journey.”
To claim the offer
Simply enter the discount code TNWC at checkout on www.bespoke-confetti.co.uk – this will get you a 20% discount on all bougainvillea orders. Please note, the discount code is case sensitive so do ensure you use capital letters or your discount won’t be applied. This discount is valid until midnight on 31st January 2013.
Terms and Conditions
1. This offer expires at midnight on 31st January 2013.
2. This offer only applies to orders of bougainvillea petal confetti, and not other types of confetti sold by Bespoke Confetti.