Your Wedding Ceremony - The Confetti Throw

A Wedding Celebrant’s Perspective – Carol Smith, The Somerset Celebrant

My favourite wedding photographs of any wedding is most definitely the confetti shots. They just capture that moment of sheer joy, love and happiness that everyone is feeling at the end of the wedding ceremony. The adrenaline is pumping and everyone is looking forward to a glass of something sparkly!


As a wedding celebrant, it is also a huge affirmation to me that I have done my couple proud and that they, and their guests are really delighted with their wedding ceremony.

A confetti throw is high on my list of “favourite things”, and will always bring a big smile to my face as I hope it does to yours.

I’m going to start a gallery and add as many confetti shots as I can from my weddings this year, although it’s not always possible (that’s me right at the back in Cat and Kim’s photo).

So although, (metaphorically speaking), I’m left alone at the altar, I’m going to make it my mission!

The ceremony is over – it’s time to celebrate this wedding!!

Cat and Kim, Splottsmoor Farm. Photo by Fred Oxley.
Stewart and Lorna, St Leonard’s Church, Butleigh and Coombe Lodge, Blagdon. This is my wonderful son Stewart, who has made me a very happy Grandma!! The confetti throw was captured by a friend. Their talented wedding photographer was Belinda McCarthy.
Sophie and Chris, Tipi Events – Chew Valley Lake. This is my lovely daughter!! The confetti moment was captured by a friend. Her amazing photographer on the day was the brilliant Lionel Taplin. Examples of his work can be seen on the Tipi Events website!
Ben and Tasha, Streamcombe Farm. This petal throw captured by the very talented Ian Jeffrey.
Caitlin and Stu, Anran Farm. Their petal throw was captured by ace photographer Richard Skins. It is the wonderful confetti throw that inspired me to start my gallery!!


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