Chances are, when you think of wedding photography, you probably think of confetti photos. The confetti shot is one of the key photographs that couples choose to capture on the day and, when you look at the ones we’ve gathered below, it’s easy to see why.
Whether they’re taken as you leave the wedding ceremony or are part of a group shot, confetti photos are filled with joy, happiness and movement.
Movement is key to confetti photo success according to Sam Gibson of Sam Gibson Wedding Photography: “My advice to couples is to try and do the confetti when you’re entering/exiting a certain point of the day - it always feels more natural that way and gets some movement into the images which always looks better.”
The Best Wedding Confetti Photos Taken at Real Weddings
1. Colour Coordinated Confetti
A magical picture full of happy faces. The coral petal confetti matches the groom’s tie and complements the peach tones in the bouquet.
2. Dance Floor Confetti Canon
We often see confetti used post-ceremony but don’t discount using it during the evening’s festivities. This amazing star-shaped, metallic confetti - most likely from a confetti canon - creates a fun and glittering backdrop to this couple’s first dance!
3. One Colour Confetti
Make a big impact with your confetti photo by using a single coloured confetti, like this vibrant pink shade!
4. Glitter Effect Confetti
This photo features so many fine pieces of confetti that it almost looks like glitter falling over this cute couple – a magic photo full of sparkle.
5. Plenty of Petals
Arm your guests with lots of confetti for an image bursting with fun, like this picture of a new husband and wife leaving the church. Petal confetti is great if you're looking for eco-friendly wedding ideas.
6. Golden Discs
Petals are pretty popular thanks to their environmentally friendly nature but you can find alternative types of confetti that are completely biodegradable if petals aren't your thing. We love the effect of these golden discs showering the couple as they head out of the venue.
7. Brilliant Bubbles
Feeling something a little different? Swap traditional confetti for bubbles! Your guests - particularly the younger among them - will love blowing them over you as you walk by.
8. Reaction Shot
So many couples close their eyes or forget to look up but we think engaging with your guests as you walk through your confetti shower makes for a great shot - we love the reaction from these brides!
9. Colour Contrast
Before ordering your confetti, take some time to think about the time of day and place it will be thrown. White confetti like the above looks amazing contrasting with the low lighting underneath the trees.
10. Family Photo
Already have a child? Get them involved in the confetti shot! It makes for an adorable family photo that you can look back on for years to come.
11. Colour Smoke Canon
Want to add some more vibrancy to your confetti or bubble shot? Have a member of your wedding party let out a colour smoke canon as they walk behind you.
12. Celebration Time
There's nothing quite like that just married feeling, so let it show for your confetti photo!
13. Action Shot
We love the timing of this joyful shot. The photographer has managed to capture the confetti just before it falls over the couple, making the multi-coloured pieces feel as though they're suspended in the air.
14. Confetti Close Up
Don't get us wrong, we love a group confetti shot but sometimes it's nice to get close-up to the people it's all about: the couple. We love the way the happy couple are beaming at each other in this snap.
15. Cascading Confetti
The confetti photo doesn't always need to be taken during the exit from the venue, you know. We love the effect of this shot involving the entire wedding party throwing confetti from above. Just check your venue is happy with it before you get scattering!
16. Colour Pop
We love how the brightly coloured confetti ties in with the vibrant details of the flowers and accessories the couple are wearing. Bright colours also contrast beautifully against white and ivory gowns.
17. Air Punch
We love how this bride seems to be punching the air for joy with her bouquet - and we reckon the guy on the left is loving it too! Bold gestures and big smiles make for great confetti shots.
18. Hands Up
As the guests aim their confetti high above the heads of the happy couple, the photographer has captured a decidedly celebratory feel with hands in the air and big smiles - we love!
19. Confetti Kiss
At the end of your walk back down the aisle together, remember to pause for a kiss as the confetti is thrown for a super romantic shot like the one above.
20. Group Shot
While many couples choose a traditional confetti photo as they leave the church or wedding venue, we think a group confetti shot makes for a fun alternative - extra points if your photo features a dog!
21. Family Fun
Just look at the lady on the right's smile as she gets up close to the bride with her confetti cone! Make sure you encourage your family and friends to really get involved for a fun-filled shot.
22. Rainbow Hues
Keeping the dark doorway at the centre of the image and with the bride's dark green gown in the foreground, the rainbow confetti contrasts beautifully and really stands out.
Wedding Confetti to Shop Now
From confetti cannons to real petal confetti, there's a confetti choice for you below. While most of our choices are biodegradable and environmentally friendly, you'll need to check with your venue if you're planning on using foil confetti that won't naturally break down, this type of confetti is designed to be used indoors where it can be swept up.
Biodegradable Heart Confetti Canon – £9.95, All Things Brighton Beautiful
Imagine walking through a shower of these gorgeous white hearts! As they're ejected from a canon they will spread far and wide creating a beautiful effect for your all-important confetti wedding photo.
Gold Foiled Star Confetti Canon Shooter – £2.49, Ginger Ray
These gold foil stars would look magical fired over you as you perform your first dance! Just make sure you check that it's ok with your venue before firing and have a plan for how to get rid of it responsibly.
20 Mini Biodegradable Mixed Rose Petal Confetti Bags – £25.99, The Flower Studio
Placed inside mini organza bags ready to dish out to your guests, these mixed rose petals make it easy to get everyone involved in the confetti toss.
25 Biodegradable Petal Confetti Cones Kraft Box – £61.70, Shropshire Petals
Another way to ensure everyone gets some confetti is by placing it in cones. This handy kraft box comes with 25 ready-filled cones with the petal confetti colours of your choice.
Biodegradable Flower Petal Confetti – £18, Georgina's Flowers
This petal confetti can be purchased alone or in 10 organza bags, it can also come as just flower petals or be mixed with lavender for a sweet smelling and beautiful natural confetti.
Biodegradable Confetti Circles – £20, Your Confetti
You can select your own unique mix of confetti colours from the extensive selection, keep it to one shade or throw in all hues for a rainbow effect. You'll receive 150g (enough for around 25-30 guests) per £20.
Biodegradable Rainbow Confetti – £4.99 per Litre, Adamapple Ltd.
Finely cut confetti like this rainbow confetti can be super effective, as long as there's plenty of it – which shouldn't be a problem at just £4.99 per litre.
Snow Confetti – 65p, Adamapple Ltd.
If you're planning a winter wedding and dreaming of snowflakes, we've got the perfect back-up option in case the snow doesn't show. This confetti - or snowfetti! - is sold along with bags and stickers so you can assemble your own little bags of winter magic to give out to guests! It's totally biodegradable and safe to use without harming the environment.
How to Get the Perfect Confetti ShotWe asked some Hitched approved photographers for their best tips on how to capture an amazing confetti photo – naturally we've included some of our fave snaps from them too!
"I engage with the guests and explain what’s going to happen - I know throwing confetti sounds straight forward but asking them to throw the confetti up as the couple come past rather than straight at the couple can make a big difference. Next, I explain to the guests that as the couple walk past to whoop, cheer, make all the noise they’ve got whilst throwing the confetti up and over the couple.
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