Balloons are making a comeback. And I’m all over it! The mother of this bride, is not!
Tisk, tisk. Please forgive Mummy for not being a balloon fan. She’s earned her Director Of Design title, working in special events and interior design for the last 30 years. When she first started in the decor and event industry, balloons were everywhere. And not the pretty kind, strung with lace or tissue fringe. Or weighted with marbles to hang by the dozens from the ceiling.
No. Not nearly as pretty. We’re talking about the late ’80s here. The horror!
I suppose it’s one of those, “If you were around for the first time something was trendy, you ought not to wear it when it makes a comeback” sort of things.
Back in the day, balloons were an inexpensive decor item, light and easy to transport and they could be made in to the shape of just about anything if you had the time, patience, imagination and helium.
Nowadays, they’re popping up everywhere. In photoshoots, engagement sessions, weddings, as props and decor elements. And they can fit just about any scheme; romantic, vintage, modern, you name it.
There are plenty of interpretations. One single balloon, or a bunch, can make an awesome, cheery photo prop. Or loads and loads can turn in to an amazing installation.
I haven’t quite figured out how (or if) I’ll use balloons for my own wedding next spring, but my Pinterest sure is full of them.
What do you think about the balloon “trend” are they here to stay?
Better in small doses, or do you love a big installation?