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Three Reasons Why People Love Giant Wedding Balloons

Here are my top 3 reasons why people love giant balloons on their wedding day.

If you love balloons and want them to feature in your wedding day, why not go full out and have giant wedding balloons?!

1. Decorations

Everybody’s reaction is always the same when they see giant balloons – WOW look at how big them balloons are!!

You will grabbing everyone’s attention straight away, as soon as they walk into the room.

Giant gold confetti balloons

Whether you choose to have them as a backdrop to your top table or as your décor on every table. Your wedding balloons will look amazing.

Giant blue wedding balloons

2. Photo Props

Some couples choose not to have balloons as part of their décor, but have them just for their wedding photos.

And as you can see from these images below, why would you not involve balloons in your photos.

Make sure you let your photographer know your ideas, when giving them the list of photos you want to have on your wedding day.

Photo Credit – Sammie Lee Photography

You can of course use your balloons as your wedding décor and then use some of them in your wedding photos as well.

But let me know if this is the case. The balloons will have to be slightly under inflated to fit in and out of doors!!

3. Versatile

Due to the size of the balloon, you can add extras to them and it wont effect the float time as much as it does with smaller balloons.

You can add in confetti, Organza around the outside, you can even add ivy or tassels to the the base of the balloon.

Mr & Mrs Giant wedding balloon

And yes I can add personalisation to it.

So can you see why giant balloons are so popular to have on your wedding day?

If you want to chat about giant balloons for your wedding day, just send me an Email and we can discuss what ideas you have.

Until Next Time..

Helen
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Do you want to have an amazing blue wedding?

Blue is becoming more and more popular as a wedding colour scheme.

When pantone announced it as its colour for 2020 I know lots of people got excited.

As did Mel from Mel’s Cakes and bakes who organised this shoot.

From blue balloons, to a blue cake, a blue suit to blue candles, there is so much you can do if you want a blue wedding and we had it all.

Mel wanted to go for a mix of dark and light blues with a hint of gold.

So this is what I did with my balloons.

We had decided on a Demi arch – a half arch organic style – on my hoop framework. I used a mixture of Navy, pastel blue and azure blue balloons and added in a few gold chrome balloons.

Later throughout the shoot we attached the lets eat cake sign from Sparkling event hire to the hoop.

Toni from Glamavan even added blue glitter to the bride

Keshell came with her mobile bar and added blue bunting

I think you can see that there is much available if you want to have a blue wedding.

I hope this has given you lots of inspiration for your special day.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss your wedding day balloons.

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A Guide to having a Balloon Hoop at your special occasion.

Balloon hoop / moon gate / wreath

Whichever name your prefer to call them, they are so on trend right now.

The top 5 places to have a balloon hoop is:

  • Weddings
  • Baby showers
  • Birthday Parties
  • Communions
  • Halloween Parties

I offer 2 different sizes of balloon hoops – A large hoop or a small hoop.

My large hoop is a hire item & will need to be collected after your event and the small hoops are your to keep.

Both designs can have the balloons displayed in all different ways from, half designs, to full designs.

Large Hoop Design

If you want to make a feature out of you balloon décor, this is way to go.

Standing at just over 6ft tall a large hoop / moon gate will WOW your guests.

The most popular way is have the hoop as a backdrop for your cake. Either framing the cake or having it as a backdrop, so there is still plenty of room for you to have your photos taken with it too.

Small Hoop Designs

If you looking for something a bit smaller. Maybe for a smaller house party or a birthday gift for someone, a small hoop is perfect for this.

You can hang them, or sit them on a table.

You can have names, letters or words, ages added or themed ones – Take a look below to see the Halloween themed one!

Love - Small balloon Hoop design

I hope this has given you some different ideas about adding a balloon hoop into your special occasion. Contact me if you want to chat about your event and if you need even more inspiration take a look at my Pinterest board.

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Natural Barn Wedding

Natural Barn Wedding

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At the end of 2019 I was asked to take part in a natural barn wedding shoot at South Farm.

I had never been to this venue before, but had heard lots about it and was very excited as they have PIGS!!!

Natural barn weddings - balloon arch
Photo Credit – Nikkis Moments

The shoot was for a natural themed barn wedding, I provided balloons in nude/blush. I was to place them around Sam’s copper frame to form an arch style display.

The thing with nude/blush balloons, is that they look nice, but they are VERY plain.

Natural barn wedding - wedding cake
Photo Credit – Nikkis Moments

So to add some depth, I added a few rose gold balloons, they matched perfectly with the butterflies on Mel’s cake.

Using a mixture of different sized balloons, I decorated half of the framework.

Natual barn wedding - wedding cake and balloon arch
Phot credit – Nikkis Moments

So you could still see the wooden beams from the barn. I then left gaps for the copper pipe to show through.

Alina then added some of her flowers. They matched what she had used around the venue and in the brides bouquet.

Using wooden crates instead a table, helped the cake area fit right in with the natural barn theme.

The images below, show the balloon arch being used as a backdrop for photos. You could even use it as part of ceremony.

After the indoor shots, I took the balloons and wrapped them around Jo’s wooden Love Letters.

Natural barn wedding - Wooden Love Letters with Balloons
Photo Credit – Nikkis Moments https://nikkismoments.com/

I think you will agree, if you are having a natural barn wedding, you can have balloon décor too and if will fit perfectly into your theme.

Instagram links to all the suppliers –

Venue – South Farm

Photographer – Nikki’s Moments

Planner & Stylist – Miss Carlysle and Co https://www.instagram.com/misscarlysleandco_events/

Florist – Saras event flowers

Balloons – Creative Decorations

Cake – Mels Cakes and Bakes

Props – Wren prop hire, Stardust Events, Samsa Mays

Car – V-Dub Rides

Dress – Lisa Lyons Bridal

Hair & Make up – Sasha Wren Make up & hair

Stationery – Tiggity Boo

Models – Ruby & George

Need more wedding inspiration? Take a look at my wedding page to see what other themes wedding balloons can fit into.

Until Next time,

Helen

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Personalise your Balloons

Personalised balloons are another trend that is not going to go away.

Going back just a few years, a personalised balloon involved actually writing on to the balloon with specialised pens or glue and glitter.

But now balloon professionals like me have invested in all the right equipment, to help make the job as easy as possible. And now we use cutting machines and vinyl to personalise your balloons. Which is so much easier!!

There are lots of reasons & celebrations to personalise your balloons.

Here are my top 7:

Birthdays

Whatever age you are a personalised birthday balloon is a perfect gift.

Or you may chose to have them as part of your party decor around the room.

Retirements

Add a message to your work colleague’s retirement balloon and either put it on their work desk or take it to their leaving party.

Christenings or Communions

Add your child’s name and the special date.

Get a cute photo of them with their personalised balloons for your memories.

Weddings

The list is endless for wedding days.

Personalised messages to your other half on the morning of the day.

A special message to the bride form all the bridesmaids.

From just Mr & Mrs, to both your names and dates or the best day ever

 Add table numbers or names onto your table balloons.

Gender reveals

Personalised balloons are perfect for this, you can add your family name involve other children or have the message just bespoke to you and your other half.

Then just pop them to see what colour balloons fall out.

Company events/promotions/parties

Having an open day an in-store promotion, doing an exhibition stand or having a party – personalised balloons with your logo on always looks great.

Just because

I love doing these balloons – random message balloons – the perfect way to let someone know you are thinking about them, whatever the reason. Or to tell them something specific.

As you can see from the images, I mainly do personalise you balloons, by using bubbles, foils and large latex balloons. This is because they are longer lasting balloons and you would get even less float time with a standard sized latex balloon, having said that, I can do latex balloons as long as you only need them for the day.

I hope you enjoyed looking at all these different reasons and it has given you some thoughts on who you could give a personalised balloon to.

For even more inspiration you can head over to my Pinterest board.

Until next time,

Helen
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Blue & Red Wedding

Read all about Catriona’s & Roberts Blue & Red wedding day.

Photo credit Perfect timing photography

Catriona & Robert wanted to add a fun to their wedding day and chose to have a superhero themed wedding.

From the grooms bow tie to the brides garter every little detail had a nod to a superhero.

Whether they were from Marvel or DC legends, they were included.

Room Décor

After the church service in Streatley, the wedding reception was held at The co op club in Luton.

With the help from Catriona’s sister they made their own table centrepieces. Each one featured a different colour that went along with that superhero.

Everything else was then kept to blue & red which matched the guest’s invitations.

 I alternated the blue & red chair bows, which I set up the previous day with help from Vikki from your wedding friend.

It is sometimes so much easier and less stressful if you can get into your venue the day before. It is always worth asking.

Their exploding first dance balloon contained a mixture of blue & red balloons with red confetti and the top table balloon display was also a mixture of both colours.

I set up a table with a wishing well, wishing tree and personalised balloon blocks, again these contained a mixture of blue and red balloons with blue details added to the wishing well.

Catriona & Robert also booked my sweet cart, this also had blue details added to it. They decided on family favourite sweets and also gave me a list of sweets they didn’t like, so I wouldn’t include them.

Other local suppliers who helped make Catriona & Roberts special day –

Venue – Co -op Club Luton

Wedding Décor – Creative Decorations

Wedding Photographer – Perfect timing Photography

Evening Dj – K&P Events

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Arches of fun!

As a balloon decorator, Balloon arches are such a huge big part of our business. If you are looking for an element to take your next celebration to the next level, whether you’re hosting a birthday party, welcoming a new baby or celebrating a hen party, a balloon arch is just what your party needs and I can create just about anything for you!

Balloon arches are such a wonderful way to set the scene, bringing attention and colour to any event. When used outdoors, they work fabulously well for sporting events, the opening of new shops or businesses, and to indicate where an event is happening to bring in the crowds! Indoors, they are often used for entrance decor, welcoming and greeting guests as they arrive at their event. For theme events and parties, they can create a big statement and are often used as backdrops for photo opportunities.

The great thing about balloon arches is that I can make them in so many different ways to suit your event. Below is a list of ways you can use balloon arches and the impact they make!

Weddings

use a balloon arch for the entrance of your reception area, to go over your dancefloor or over your cake stand. We will match the balloons to your theme and your wedding day colours.

Birthday Parties

use for the entrance to your hall, venue or your home!

Baby Showers

colour coordinate your balloons to the gender or have lovely neutral colours. These look great on a wall over your food, cake or present table!

Fayres and Fetes

Draw the crowds in with our eye-catching displays! Our balloon arches are suitable for outdoor weather and look fantastic against a blue-sky back drop.

Openings

Again, attract the crowds with a balloon arch at your grand opening to create that wow factor! Great for press photos.

Photo Backdrops

put a balloon arch anywhere and there you have a great photo opportunity! Create a perfect photo booth backdrop with an arch.

Festivals

Adding a pop of colour to any outdoor festival entrance or over the stage for performances.

You can use Balloon Arches in so many different ways and they add so much fun and excitement to an event. For competitive quotes for your event, contact me today!

Until next time,

Helen

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April Showers

April Showers 

Rain is one of the biggest worries for brides-to-be. Although it’s an old wives’ tale that rain on your wedding day means good luck, waking up to drizzle and stormy skies can make any bride feel far from lucky. As Alanis Morissette once sang, “It’s like rain on your wedding day”, but there are plenty of ways to prepare for a wet wedding, and some cool ideas too! While it’s something you can’t control, what you can control are your plans to make the very best of a wet-weather day. Take a look at our top tips for dealing with wet weather on your big day and reasons why your potentially rainy day will be an amazing one.

1. Wellies- there is nothing cooler than a bride in some pretty welly boots giving a festival chic vibe.
2. Umbrellas- lots of different or matching coloured umbrellas that will look fun in your wedding photos.
3. Warm Comfort Food- we all know that food is one of the best parts of any wedding! With dreary weather, you and your guests can indulge in some delicious hot stews, roasts or even serve hot chocolate! Who wants a salad anyway?!
4. Photographs- rainy weather usually makes for better pictures. Soft clouds rather than blazing sunshine and harsh shadows and how fun to add in extra props such as wellies and umbrellas into your wedding album!
5. Rainbows- You could see one! How lucky and magical would that be on your wedding day, especially if your photographer is able to capture it.
6. Essentials- don’t forget to pack your hairdryer, make-up (especially the waterproof mascara!) and hairspray so you can touch up if you do happen to get caught in the downpour!
7. Flowers- Your beautiful wedding day blooms are less likely to wilt in the rain. Win!

I made some beautiful colourful wedding balloons for a wedding shoot recently and it just so happened to rain. It didn’t dampen the mood though (excuse the pun) and just take a look at these awesome pictures and video below.

You really can’t predict the weather, so why stress and worry about it? Just remember what really matters on your wedding day. It’s not going to be a disaster if everything doesn’t go completely to plan and you do end up with rain on your wedding day. This is about the two of you sharing your big day with friends and family, and not even a downpour can ruin that!

Until next time,

Helen
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Bridal Wear @woburn_bridal
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