Could confetti grown by Pershore-based The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company be thrown at the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?
The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company, based on the Wyke Manor Estate in Wick near Pershore, has been supplying tens of thousands of weddings worldwide. The business has been growing and hand-picking natural, biodegradable confetti since 1997 and supplied confetti for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, Charles and Camilla. Prince William and Prince Harry organised the confetti purchase, and chose a mix of pale pink and ivory delphinium petals.
With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding on May 19th, the business is hopeful it will have an important part to play in the next royal wedding.
Charles Hudson, owner, said: “My family have been farming on the estate for over 250 years. Diversifying into real flower confetti production has allowed our business to flourish and has created job opportunities for local people. Worcestershire is a central location for us and we really enjoy opening the confetti field in the summer for visitors. We have people visit from all over the country and take pride in being able to offer people a unique day out in Worcestershire.”
Each summer a huge field of flowers bloom on the Wyke Manor Estate. Delphiniums and cornflowers are this year on display from 29th June to 8th July. Visitors can enjoy the unique views, take photos and try delicious locally made cakes. After the flower field event, the petals are picked by hand, to be sent out to weddings all over the world.
Watch stunning footage of the flower fields here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUJrIg3o5JE