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Flower Cannons

Start your marriage off with a bang
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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.

Aluicious, Mar 11 2007

Pyrotechnic planting Pyrotechnic_20planting
My debut, a while ago. [csea, Mar 12 2007]

Handy for this event http://www.battleofflowers.com/
[AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 12 2007]

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       Don't forget the rice mortars.
nuclear hobo, Mar 11 2007
  

       [+] And could you launch the bridal bouquet in the same way, and issue catchers' mitts to the single women?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 11 2007
  

       Similar idea, requiring patience. [link]
csea, Mar 12 2007
  

       //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 excitingly explosive?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 12 2007
  

       There must exist cannons like this, to shoot confetti. I think compressed air would be safer, although that is clearly not a priority here.
bungston, Mar 12 2007
  
      
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