Hello fellow brides, grooms, bloggers and wedding pro’s…
First of all I have an apology to make as I have been utterly and totally behind on my blogging the last few weeks. I’ve been super busy planning gorgeous events and also had the amazing news that I am pregnant! Now that I’ve come back down to earth and am safely out of the first trimester, bump and I can get back to business providing advice and design inspiration to couples looking to get married in the Cotswolds.
This week I have a super special feature on BALLOONS! Just the word itself conjures up all sorts of bubbly, colourful, and fun images that would suit a carefree and happy couple totally and completely.
Whether you’re sticking to a colour theme, or going all out “rainbow” there are lots of fun ways to include this fun accessory into your big day.
Take a peek at this bright canary yellow and orange theme below. Not a colour combination I’d usually be drawn towards but I adore this splash of summer brights against the wedding party’s more subtle outfits. Just peachy!
Or perhaps you’re wanting to inject a more subtle blend of colours, but love the idea of using balloons to create impact with your guests and treasured photographs. There are plenty of shades to choose from… love the idea of a pastel collection of soft pinks, sage green, lilac, duck egg blues and white. It’s like sugared almonds and sugar mice with a sprinkle of loveliness.
My absolute favourite use of these fabulous childhood friendly props is when they are a kaleidoscope of colour, which is a theme carried out throughout the venue and decor. A bit Glastonbury meets Wizard of Oz! There is so much to get creative with when you’re not stuck to one colour palette – unmatched bridesmaid dresses, bright shoes under a wedding dress, groomsmen with multi-coloured mixed ties and shoes, flowers that truly stand out from the crowd… endless possibilities! Some inspiration below to get you started…
If you’re not feeling brave enough to take all this on for your own wedding day, but love the idea of balloons featuring somewhere you could always have a fun filled engagement shoot using balloons in whatever colour you chose. Or why not have a fun “guest book” asking guests to write a good wish to the bride and groom on a tag or label, ask each guest to tie it to a balloon – and then with a suitably favourite track in the back ground ask everyone to release them all at once and watch them romantically drift away.
Of course ladies and gents, you know I love to support local wedding businesses – so let me introduce you to the rather wonderful and super lovely supplier… The Balloon Lady! Based in Oxfordshire, with 17 years experience, there is nothing they don’t know about these inflatable goodies. Oh, and they also do flowers. Great combo huh?! I was lucky enough to be sent a rather gorgeous story of one of their weddings that they loved decorating. It featured rocket balloons, party poppers, bubbles and streamers for the guests to play with – but the piece de resistance was for the end of the first dance, where they hand hung four exploding balloon bombs from the beams in the barn… at the end of the first dance these were burst, showering the room with small balloons and slow dropping table confetti! Magic!
See a photo from the day below, balloons used in pinks with a very classy theme in a gorgeous barn:
So, who’s gone full balloon theme on their wedding day? Or perhaps you’ve been more subtle and only featured them somewhere in the event? Would love to see creative photo’s from those who’ve already tied the knot.
Righto, off to watch Up (the movie) now… all this inflatable talk has got me feeling cheery.
Are you a local supplier waiting to tell the world about your services? Are you an inspiration to the industry or to your clients? Please get in touch for future interview opportunities on the blog!
Credits: Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me Pretty, Bridal Musings, The Balloon Lady