We absolutely love giant balloons in weddings. They're so colourful and perfect for a number of different photo opportunities, from couple shots, to bridesmaids. Here are some of our favourite ways to incorporate balloons in your special day, and they're not all about you holding them in a single photo.

Bride and groom balloons

Balloon kiss

Ok, there are other ways to use giant balloons but photographs with you and your new husband are one of the best ways and these are some of our favourite. Balloons inject an extra bit of colour in your photos, especially if you're surrounded by acres of gorgeous green at your venue. It's nice to be able to incorporate a little bit of colour and whimsy.

Other photo oppertunities

Balloon exit

It's not just you and your groom that have to be the ones to get in on the balloon-holding action. Have your flower girls walk up the aisle with balloons to signal your grand entrance or enjoy some fun photos with your bridesmaids and some giant balloons to match their dresses. Alternatively you can make sure all your guests have balloons to hold for your big exit from the ceremony in place of confetti or sparklers.

Balloon decor

Ceremony with balloons

Balloons aren't just for people to hold, they also make great wedding decorations for both your ceremony and your reception. Have them weighted to the tables, or hanging from the backs of chairs for a real wow factor as your guests enter your reception, or have them tied sporadically to pews or ceremony chairs.


Save the date balloon

For a more subtle injection of balloon fun in your wedding plans, why not send out these unique Save the Date balloons? Get your date and venue printed on the balloons and send them out for your guests to blow up and note the date. You could also have hot air balloon centerpieces like these ones. Or if you really want to make leave a lasting memory, leave your wedding by hot air balloon!

Balloon centrepieceImage credits: Kiss: Aubrey Joy Photography via Belle the Magazine | White balloon: Trendy Bride | Couple walking: Nadia Meli | Flower girls: Bridal Pulse | Bridesmaids: Canary Grey Photography | Balloon exit: Pinterest | Yellow reception: Pinterest | Orange reception: Weddingomania | Ceremony: Etsy | Save the date: One Wed | Centrepiece: Logan Cole via Green Wedding Shoes