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The Flower Cannons are a small part of my elaborate scheme to have a monster truck theme wedding (which I may document someday). My girlfriend isn't really sold on the his and hers monster trucks, but I've got her just about convinced on the Flower Cannons.
The idea is simple- Build a series of 10
inch mortars around the wedding site at a safe distance from the guests. Use a standard combination of fuse, explosive powder, and wadding. As a payload, add several pounds of flowers (roses, baby's breath, etc.) with the stems and thorns removed for safety. Employ several drinkin' buddies to set off the mortars at a predetermined time in the ceremony ("I Do" then BOOM!). Mortars should be placed and aimed so that the semi-pulverized flower petals rain down on the ceremony. Electronically controlled fuses can be added to increase safety and allow for better choreography.
Relatively inexpensive, and mostly biodegradable. I plan to evenly distribute about a ton of flower petals over a half acre, but you can see how the quantities, placements, and payloads can be easly varied to achieve the desired effect.
My debut, a while ago. [csea, Mar 12 2007]
Handy for this event
[AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 12 2007]
||Don't forget the rice mortars.
||[+] And could you launch the bridal
bouquet in the same way, and issue
catchers' mitts to the single women?
||Similar idea, requiring patience. [link]
||//When I was a kid we used to be able to
buy 'party favors' that contained an
explosive charge that shot confetti and
streamers.// Are these the same as 'party
poppers' (widely available in the UK), or
are you referring to something more
||There must exist cannons like this, to shoot confetti. I think compressed air would be safer, although that is clearly not a priority here.