When I came across The Real Flower Petal Confetti Co. I knew I had to visit their confetti flower field. I was lucky to catch the confetti flower fields while it was still open this year as each year they’re only open to the public for 10 days. If you’ve missed it this year, make sure to get the dates in your diary when The Real Flower Petal Confetti Co. announces next year’s dates. This year it was between the 29th of June and the 9th of July 2018.
One of my ultimate favourite things in life are flowers and sunshine. Anyone that knows me will tell you that I am seriously addicted to flowers. If they’re a shade of pink, even better. Not that I’m picky or anything (!) Needless to say, I was excited to visit the confetti flower fields for the first time.
The Real Confetti Flower Field Experience
The Real Flower Petal Confetti Co. are known for their bright and colourful flower fields with visitors coming from all over the world to see the beautiful blooms in Wick, Worcestershire. These delicate flower petals are used in countless weddings worldwide. They have been a part of the celebrations of famous couples such as Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall in their 2005 wedding and Madonna and Guy Ritchie when they married in 2000.
The beautifully grown large field of flowers certainly did not disappoint. With so many beautiful hues of delphinium and cornflowers, it was certainly an Instagram worthy scene all around. There were photographers with newlyweds, families with their children, tourists and expecting couples taking maternity pictures. There was even a raised platform where you could get a bird’s eye view to take great overview pictures of the flower field. We ended up not taking a picture on the raised platform, because the queues were just too long. We did go on a Saturday so it was to be expected.
Logistics of the trip
The Confetti Flower Field opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm, with the last entry being at 4.40pm. There is a £2.50 entry fee for adults and children, with under 5’s having free access. If you’re driving up you don’t need to worry about parking as there is a large free car park on site. You can also take the train, which is about an hour journey from Birmingham Central, but if you do, make sure to prebook a taxi to pick you up from Pershore Rail Station as there are no Uber’s or taxi’s available at the station.
The recommended time to spend in the flower field is about an hour and a half. The confetti has plenty of facilities (including portable toilets). There is a tearoom marquee to get your teas, coffees and cakes. A few little stalls where you can purchase your own biodegradable confetti or buy flower bouquets are also available. There is even a tractor for your little ones to sit and take pictures while admiring the scenic settings.
As it’s a working farm, the ground is not even and it may be difficult to walk on if you’re not wearing suitable footwear. So no heels ladies! You can always pack them in your bag though. Unfortunately, the flower fields are not wheelchair user-friendly and unsuitable for buggies. However, it should be fine if you’re using a sturdy all-terrain buggy. If you are taking your baby, I would recommend having a baby carrier if you want to take a stroll and take in the natural beauty of the confetti flower fields.
Fun facts about Confetti
Confetti or grains of rice have been historically used in many weddings around the world to throw on the newly married couple. It’s believed to bless their union and bestow fertility on the marriage. However, in more modern times it’s seen as a bit of fun and marks the end of the formal ceremony of marriage and the beginning of the wedding reception and celebrations.
Flower petal confetti is naturally biodegradable and a popular option for weddings. Delphiniums and roses are the most common picks for wedding confetti. As we all know roses symbolise love and romance, but they also represent passion and commitment. Delphiniums, on the other hand, have a meaning of lightness and swiftness. They are often used for their colour as it remains even after the flower petals are dried. The scent is very light and a natural rain-on-earth garden-like smell.
Wedding venues are now increasingly requesting brides to use eco-friendly and biodegradable for their wedding confetti because it’s easy to clean.
Have you visited the flower field before or do you want to experience it for yourself next year? Comment below to share your thoughts.