4/5/08

THE ELEGANCE(!?!?) OF BALLOONS

Leave it to Martha to beat me to it. I was planning a post about how the most inexpensive decor element ever created can be used to create a uniquely stylish event if done right and woop, there is an article about it right there in the new Spring '08 edition of Martha Stewart Weddings.



This space from the Spring 08 issue was created for a wedding, and would be equally elegant and unique for all types of events from showers to birthday parties.

Use balloons to inexpensively fill an empty space or use the juxtaposition of the simplicity of the balloons against your more elaborately decorated venue.

I particularly love the idea of using balloons use as props for your photography...shown in the photo below by Jessica Claire. Why not hand one to each guest at an outdoor ceremony to release upon the announcement of "I do".


From left to right: Innove; Snippet and Ink; Martha; Martha; Jessica Claire

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24 comments:

Carol said...

Balloons can be really beautiful and especially in yellow !!!

Carol

sylwia_mucha said...

I didn't supose balloons can be elegance :)

perfect bound said...

this is a great idea for a post and you've picked perfect images. I agree with carol and sylwia- who knew ballonns were for grown ups too? just lovely.

Sheri said...

Yes, the balloons do look lovely and elegant. However, I hate to say it but they are terribly bad for our environment and therefore I would thoroughly discourage their use. Most specifically, please please please do not release them into the wind for mother nature to deal with. I know this would look absolutely beautiful but with marriage comes responsibility...beginning with the the wedding.

Caroline said...

"Why not hand one to each guest at an outdoor ceremony to release upon the announcement of "I do"."

Because it is incredibly environmentally irresponsible. Animals choke on the rubber, or get it tangled around their necks. The material also does not biodegrade. Schools have stopped sponsoring balloon releases for this very reason -- stick with rose petals or birdseed!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I recently saw a wedding with tons of balloons as decor....I would NEVER have thought this would be classy, but it was absolutely adorable and beautiful.

Diane said...

I used balloons for my wedding and they were one of the best choices I ever made!

{TIP} Use fishing line instead of string to give them a floating effect.

leptitpapillon said...

Waahh!! Pretty blog!!
I discovered your blog thanks to:
Creature Comforts
Happy 2009!

Beatrice said...

Those reception ideas are totally fab! Love them, most especially those colorful balloon idea. I think all of it were perfectly pulled together.

unique wedding favors said...

I didn't expect that balloons could really add such a vibrant and compelling feel to weddings. Thank you for making this blog and for giving many some inspiration in making great weddings without spending too much cash. :)

Chelsea Ling said...

lovely photos!! the balloons look so pretty!

Angie Wood said...

I love balloons! I think people dismiss them for weddings but they can be so elegant and fun! We did a wedding last year where they had thousands of balloons covering the ceiling at the reception with their strings hanging down. It added a sense of fun and yet was done so well it was beautiful! Not to mention one of the less expensive decor ideas.

Anonymous said...

Latex balloons are not bad for the environment - they are biodegradable. The foil balloons are the ones that can not be released into the environment. Most balloon companies only sell biodegradable latex balloons.

Bryan said...

Balloons i think are a trade mark for love..whenever the balloons are around you in your wedding it gives a different grace to it.
Thanks,
Bryan.

Orlando Wedding Photographer said...

we did a wedding with bright red balloons on clear string across a field with red paper lanterns, it was incredible

Suzanne said...

I love balloons or paper lanterns - they really add fantastic splashes of color to an event.

WeddingChannel_Marlisse said...

Great images and great post! Balloons are so versatile..they go great for weddings in any season! Thanks for posting this!

Amberdawn said...

The balloons look interesting when they're all at different heights. Nice.

Lisa said...

I love using balloons for party decorations! Especially those really huge round ones!

Honeymoon registry said...

They look really nice. They add more color and style to the venue.

banquet hall said...

WOW! That is a great idea! Balloons are so versatile they go great for weddings in any season! I really enjoyed your blog..
Thanks for sharing with us..

bridal girl said...

That was really interesting. I was also interested with all the wedding centerpieces in there. Thanks for sharing.

Fascinating Diamonds said...

The baloon make the wedding look alive. Great idea.
Diamond Engagement Rings

http://luxhomedesigns.blogspot.com/2013/11/elegant-luxury-furniture-collection-for.html said...

lovely post aw so cute

 
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