Not Your Ordinary Balloons!!

Balloons are associated with  happy, fun and whimsical events, so why isn’t it obvious that this classic decor item can easily be incorporated into your wedding day? Balloons provide a fun factor to your event while keeping it chic and classy. Balloons can be used in a variety of ways for your event. Before  you think balloons are a thing of the past, take a look at these….

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Welcome guests to what is sure to be an unforgettable reception with a beautiful modern arch! The modern arch today includes floral along with texture. So not the balloon arch of the 80’s and 90’s.

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Balloons by Petite & Sweet

Everybody loves a photo booth, and it’s now easier than ever to create your own. This beautiful  balloon wall provides the perfect backdrop! The backdrop can consist of many more things than just balloons! Look again for floral and texture being added.

 

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Beautiful colors of balloons can be used to accent various  areas of the event. Show off your wedding colors with coordinating and contrasting colored balloons for your bridal party to hold, or stick to one color for a sophisticated and trendy monochromatic look. There are so many colors,sizes and types to choose from.

 

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Balloons by Sugar & Cloth

Far from cheesy, balloons will make for a memorable getaway or entrance  for the bride and groom. Whether you choose to stick to one color or a variety of colors and sizes for more vibrant photos, balloons will help to send the newlyweds off in a fun way to their next adventure.  Don’t  forget to use letter or number-shaped balloons to spell out special sentiments at your wedding or other events! Balloons will help to make your event a memorable one!

 

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Designing The Perfect Summer Party

 

Summertime has been the time for relaxation and fun for many years. We grow up enjoying summers away from school as a time to enjoy not having the responsibility of school work. No wonder there are still so many adults who look forward to this time of the year and summer entertaining.

Here are some of our ideas for creative summer entertaining.  

Turn a weeknight BBQ dinner into something special.  Tie a sheet up in a tree and invest in a portable projector.  Hooked up to your laptop, you can host your own alfresco outdoor movie night. Turn your backyard into your own private theatre. Setup the hammock, and arrange outdoor furniture.  Throw pillows and blankets on the grass.  Serve some  movie theatre cuisine with a twist ! Think  truffled  popcorn, sliders, and homemade sodas.

 

 

 

Picnic blankets don’t need to be red and white gingham.  Why not bring your oriental outside and patchwork them on the lawn? As long as the weather is fair – bring indoor furniture outside for a special alfresco experience – dining tables, chairs, lamps – etc.  Alternatively, bring the outdoors in by repurposing gardening tools as serving pieces for a summer salad station.  We love using gardening trowels as spoons for an outdoorsylook and feel.  And it goes without saying that the spoils of summer – flowers, foliage, fruits, and vegetables – are a reminder of the season.

 

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Ice Cream has so many flavors and new artisanal vendors these days! Adults and children alike will enjoy a good old-fashioned Ice Cream Social.  Get creative with boozy ice cream creations for grownups like Bourbon Vanilla Milkshakes. Get out your soda glasses!

Keep it simple, but undeniably elegant by incorporating antique elements into your table decor. Crystal glasses and aged golden candle holders sitting on top of a bare picnic table combine to present a rustic, yet graceful setting. Building on this idea, use flowers to add pops of color to your party. Lights…..Use lots of lights!

 

 

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Beers, sodas, and wines don’t need to be chilled in ugly coolers.  Presentation is obviously everything – think about what you might have in your home that could be repurposed as coolers. Wheelbarrows, inflatable kiddie pools, bathtubs, canoes, and rowboats are all great coolers when filled with ice and bottled drinks!

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CONFUSED ON COLOR OF THE YEAR???

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Many of my brides have been confused over the 2014 color of the year, radiant orchid. It has been called vibrant, exotic, and almost magical! I try to explain that it is a beautiful mix of fuchsia and purple with pink undertones. It is popping up everywhere!

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I have pulled together some wonderful examples from Pinterest to help them visualize the color for their event. It looks great on its own or accent color!

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