italian confetti flowers…

July 27, 2011

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In addition to being lucky enough to be a bridesmaid, I’m also lucky enough to be an Italian bridesmaid as the wedding is being held there next year. The bridal party recently visited Italy (more on this to follow) and while wandering through the cobbled streets of Sulmona, a small Italian village in Abruzzo we came across row after row of shops selling confetti flowers. Confetti flowers or confetti bomboniera is a traditional Italian wedding favour which is essentially sugared almonds or chocolate filled candy wrapped in brightly coloured cellophane which are then fashioned into daisies, butterflies, ladybugs and many other flowers. These cute and quirky candies make brilliant wedding favours especially if you are having a spring or summer wedding. These are available in a wide range of colours including brights like pink or orange or pastel colours like lilac and yellow. In keeping with tradition the flowers contain five almonds that form the petals each representing a wish for health, wealth, long life, fertility and happiness.


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