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Birthday (and Wedding?) Balloons! Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ 8:35 a.m.

Hey guys! I hope you're all doing well. I actually woke up yesterday with a little bit of a sore throat, and then came the congestion this morning. I guess I'm dealing with a bit of a cold this weekend! I'll be living off of Dayquil and Nyquil so that I can try to enjoy my weekend away in the mountains with Dale. Good thing we're not skiing or snowboarding or anything. We decided to make it a more low key, spa weekend instead! We just got some more snow up in the mountains yesterday, too, so I'm sure it'll be beautiful up there :)

What else is going on this weekend? Well, it's my hubby's 31st birthday tomorrow! He already got his gift from me; I bought him a plane ticket to go back home to visit his family in April, but I still have a couple of surprises and goodies in store :) He seems to be handling 31 a whole lot better than he did 30, too, which is good. I can't say that I can relate just yet...I have no idea how that feels; I hate the idea of turning 26 in a few months! =P

Anyway, my honey's birthday tomorrow inspired today's blog post, which is all about one of the biggest and best ways to celebrate - balloons! Honestly, I never thought of using balloons in weddings until I began blogging, but now I absolutely love the idea. It's such a simple, yet striking detail to integrate into your wedding and engagement photos, ceremony and reception decor, wedding invitations, save the date cards and so much more. A balloon wedding cake topper? So adorable! A bouquet of simple white balloons can be a welcome addition to a more modern affair, while multicolored and even printed balloons can be fun for a vintage, whimsical or carnival style wedding event.

If you're looking to try something a little different, I just love the idea of having bridesmaids hold big round balloons instead of bouquets, and having a "Balloon release" at the end of the ceremony, as the bride and groom walk down the aisle together and leave the church. They can also be used instead of sparklers during the big "Send-off" at the end of the night after the wedding reception! They can add height and dimension to table centerpieces, escort card tables, dessert bars and more. Or, we've all seen those guest book posters with tall trees with branches that require thumbprints from your guests as the leaves? How about a big bouquet of colorful balloon thumbprints instead? Really, the possibilities are endless. Plus, who doesn't love taking a balloon home at the end of the night?

By the way - you can find the big, 36-inch latex balloons online at the Balloon Warehouse for just under $3 each.

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Wedding Balloons - Photo Sources

Brooke Images via Grey Likes Weddings | Alixann Loosle Photography via Utah Bride | Papertalk Press via Paper Crave | Rachel Thurston via Ruffled | Catherine Hall Studios via Style Me Pretty | Guestbook Fingerprint Balloon Kit via Bleu de Toi | The Cake That Ate Paris | Hello Naomi Creative Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies via | Dixie Pixel via Style Me Pretty | Tyler Branch Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | Hey Gorgeous Events and Amanda Wilcher Photographers via Love and Lavender | Linda Chaja Photography via The Wedding Chicks | Raya Carlisle via Style Me Pretty | Heathoriginal via Style Me Pretty | Ellie Grover via Grey Likes Weddings | Clayton Austin via Love and Lavender

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Krista Jones (Annapolis, MD)

Feb 24, 2012 8:44 AM

Wow this post is filled with so many cute ideas! I just LOVE that thumbprint tree guest book! It's so bright and colorful and becomes the perfect piece of artwork after the wedding! That's definitely something most couples need after their wedding!

Laurel G (TX)

Feb 25, 2012 8:59 AM

so many great ideas! Love it!

Emma - Aphroditeswb (UK)

Feb 27, 2012 1:50 AM

Ooooh I LOVE all of the balloon inspiration!

Christina (Austin, TX)

Feb 27, 2012 8:47 AM

I've totally been into balloons lately. They're beautiful for weddings but I've also been loving them in stationery, art and in baby room decor. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!!

Jessica @ Birdie to be (Sonoma County, CA)

Feb 28, 2012 10:11 AM

I love balloons! These pics are swoon worthy!