Outside Wedding Balloon DecorationsMay 28th, 2010 | By Erica | Category: Balloon Sculptures
With June just around the corner, an idea for outside wedding balloon decorations seems pretty appropriate! This is a digital design inspired by something I saw in a magazine that could be used to block off unwanted scenery, to surround an outside reception or to line the wedding area itself. I chose pink only because I saw these gorgeous filigree balloons and couldn’t pass them up.
Instead of just one of these, you can make a wall of them to surround the reception area or as a backdrop to the wedding altar. You could also use these just to block off food preparation areas or anything in the background of your wedding location that creates an eyesore.
Two shepherd hook plant holders (staked in the ground) are used for the structure of this wedding balloon decoration. Each of these has a hook from which a potted plant hangs. Geraniums are used in this picture but you could use anything available that matched the colors in your plan – even just simple greenery would work.
Wrapped around the two hooks are yards of pink tulle, which is relatively inexpensive. Firmly tie the tulle to the bottom of one of the hooks and start wrapping it around them both, angling the tulle so that it works its way to the top of the hooks. You can tie it off in a big bow in the back of the structure.
At the top of each hook are five of the pink filigree balloons, fully inflated and tethered together with balloon ribbon. These do not have to be inflated with helium.
The arch across the top is optional. If you do the arch, those balloons must be inflated with helium. Use one length of fishing line or balloon ribbon to make what’s called a “string of pearls” balloon arch. Each balloon neck is tied around the string or line, evenly spaced. This requires far fewer balloons than a traditional arch. Anchor the ends of the arch to the clusters of balloons at the top of the shepherds’ hooks.
These kinds of outside wedding balloon decorations adapt well to other kinds of outdoor parties, too. This color and pattern certainly would be suitable for a sweet sixteen party or a little girl’s birthday party. To the front of the tulle you could attach a Happy Birthday banner or family photos for an anniversary party.
You can easily switch up the color options for a more elegant or formal outdoor wedding by using different tulle, different flowers, and different colored balloons. Use white tulle, white balloons and white flowers; white tulle with red and white flowers and balloons; or a black and white pattern for an evening wedding. It’s your day, your design, your beautiful outside wedding. Enjoy!