Things I Heart: Balloons

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”

– Winnie the Pooh



Before venturing into the world of wedding planning, I always thought of balloons as decor items—not props. Mostly, I had flashbacks to the ’80s (balloon arches, anyone?). However, I’ve learned they’re a creative way of adding just the right touch of whimsy. Whether one or many—they’re so effin’ cute!







I love that each BM has a “bouquet” of balloons instead of flowers:







Don’t you think they add such an unexpected playfulness? I tried to track down a round balloon for our engagement photos, but alas came up empty handed. Is anyone else considering using balloons or some other prop for their engagement photos?


Mrs. Tartlet

Rochester, MI
Wedding Date:
May 2011
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    Future Mrs Morison, Guest @ 8:41 am

    Ohhh I got sooo excited when I saw this! Me and my FI used 5 red heart balloons in some of our engagement photos and they turned out amazinggg! I would highly recommend using balloons! We would have used them in more photos but unfortunately, the blew away :(

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    redsoxgirl8 223 posts, Helper bee @ 10:35 am

    I love balloon pics…they seem so whimsical! We used big round white balloons as props in our wedding pics. They are some of my favorites!

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    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:07 am

    Balloons! I’ve been pining over the same photos since we got engaged…..they’re ridiculously charming and i’ve been looking for an excuse to have a bunch of heart shaped ones at our reception :) I say go for it tartlet!

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    smileyd 593 posts, Busy bee @ 11:14 am

    I think I want to include a helium balloon in our photobooth. Maybe a Smiley face one, or a just married, we’ll see what’s available at the dollar store that week.

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    panther 1112 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:08 pm

    Love it! Have to share my favorite wedding balloons: (they’re behind the dessert table)

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:46 pm

    I love balloons but unfortunately Mr E doesnt so no balloons for us! I love your inspiration pics and heart shaped balloons are my fav :)

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:07 pm

    @Miss Panther: Ahhhh! This wedding is full of awesome! Thanks for sharing the link, Panther. :)

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    KayMeiBee 156 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:55 pm

    We also came up empty handed for our epics, but I just confirmed that our florist for the wedding will be able to get some for us. Here’s my fave Balloonlicious Wedding:

    I love the way that they line the aisle! Ohh! And that all the balloons are blue, except for the pink one on the bride’s chair! Totally my inspiration!

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    Fendergirl81, Guest @ 10:55 am

    We loved balloons too and included them in our engagement photos! We are in Texas and found the giant balloons in a pack of 5 at Party City. We even tied a smaller balloon to our dog’s harness sp he could join the balloon fun. They came out so cute! Too bad we didn’t get photos of us releasing them though…at one point we tied them to a car bumper – but as we took other photos they blew away!!!

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 2:14 pm

    Ohmygosh! The only thing cuter than these photos is the quote at the top! I wish wish wish we would have had balloons on our epics!

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    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 11:23 pm

    Loooove balloons!

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