I think it’s about time we talked about how a simple red balloon sparked our wedding theme.
Mr. Sugar Cube and I love bright colors. (One of the things we actually talked about when we first met was the color orange—how it was his favorite color and how I had these bright safety orange colored socks that I loved racing in.) We also love food (tacos happens to be one of our favorites). So naturally when we started planning the wedding, we both wanted lots of color and Mexican food served at the reception.
Then the idea of using balloons came up (Mr. Sugar Cube—and now I—thinks balloons are really fun), which was followed by a Pinterest search and finding this red balloon save the date:
It’s awesome, huh?!
Well, Mr. Sugar Cube and I decided that would be the basis for our invitations. That then launched into finding more ways to incorporate balloons and finding those big initial Mylar balloons and a giant red Mylar heart balloon (I love hearts). They, too, were perfect. We could take engagement pictures with them to use with the invitations, then re-use them for ceremony decor by tying them to a chair or two, and then make mini versions of the balloons for our cake topper to continue the theme. (I originally thought it would be awesome to have a wall of the red heart balloons at the reception, but we scrapped it various reasons.)
So out went the vibrant color scheme and balloons and hearts, along with a gray, silver, white, and red color palette to complement the balloons. Since, we’ve been stumbling on other ways to incorporate the “red heart balloon” theme as well. Like heart-shaped magnets to guide guests to our wedding website included in our invitation suite and a perfectly fitting ceremony reading with the last line reading: “When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found our soul mate.”
Simple and fun. Us. It makes my heart happy!
Do you have a wedding theme? If so, how did you choose yours?