Head Over Heels For: Hot Air Balloon Wedding Ideas

I was so inspired from the beautiful hot air balloon anniversary session I shared this morning and it got me dreaming about hot air ballons. The idea of “up up & away on adventure in marriage together” is such a perfect theme for a wedding! I thought I’d share some fun ways to incorporate hot air balloons into your wedding…

I love these dessert tables with hot air balloons!

hot air balloon dessert table

hot air balloon dessert table

top table by Sweets Indeed via Amy Atlas, second from The Sweetest Occasion and third from Simply Bloom Photography

I still love these hot air balloons Summer created for a styled wedding shoot a few years back. You can see more from this cute session here on Green Wedding Shoes. The photos below are by Jessica Claire.

hot air balloon wedding decor

Adorable centerpiece idea below from this wedding.


And of course – invitations! We featured this invite below on GWS. The invite below it is by Printable Paperie.


Also love this hot air ballon suite from MaeMae Paperie.


Or maybe a boutonniere! I think these are so super cute. Wooden hot air ballon on the left from Georgie Love and on the right by Andrea Gray


Cute paper hot air ballon DIY found here and the hot air ballon favors are from this wedding photographed by Jose Villa


Anyone planning on using hot air balloons for their wedding day? :)

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  1. Plum Pretty Sugar on:

    Up, up and away! Such a fun idea!



  2. Jen, I’d be real interested to see a post about liking trends vs. actually picking which ones that represent the couple.

    I would like to see a whole hot air balloon wedding! Or a 99 Red Balloon wedding…

  3. Just LOVE balloons!! This is a great idea!

  4. what a bubbly idea~ makes me wanna do it all over again, with the same man of course ^^

  5. Someone please take me up in a hot air balloon! I love this!

  6. As a hot air balloon builder/pilot, letterpress printer and engaged lady, I love to see more balloons in the world.

    We used a balloon in our save the dates and are going to incorporate them in small ways on our big day.

  7. I love the idea of the balloons will apply it to my next event – gorgeous!

  8. My fiance and I had a hot air balloon on our save the date, since I love them and he proposed to be at the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. I wish I could upload it here for all of you to see – our designer did such an amazing job!

  9. Very cute!
    Where is the bow-tie from in the second to last picture?
    My fiance and I are getting married in September and really want our grooms to have different and unique ties…I am always on the hunt!

  10. Jen, this is amazing! Most of these photos were on my inspiration board :) I’m still dreaming up ways to show how a simple idea of an adventure on a hot air balloon can translate into the idea of a lifelong adventure (aka marriage)… There’s a very magical quality to hot air balloons that one can only know after riding in one :)

  11. These are some of the cutest photographs! I love the idea of hot air balloons at a wedding, they are really pretty.

  12. Such a fun and whimsical idea for what can be a serious day. It’s a great way to remind yourself to sit back and enjoy every moment of the day and most importantly have FUN!

  13. I love every detail!!!!! you would really fly just looking at the shots!!!!
    this is creativity! :)

  14. I love this!!1 gorgeous! I have a hot air balloon light fixture in one of the rooms I’m getting ready in that I would love to hang my dress off of for a photo!

  15. Totally LOVE all these hot air balloon ideas! My niece got proposed to in a hot air balloon in Napa Valley and I created a whimsical type of illustration that included them in the hot air balloon and also included the romantic place they stayed and ate to capture their engagement weekend. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas!

  16. After i saw your anniversary shoot yesterday i started to think about hot air balloons. The boy and I went on a hot air balloon last year, his christmas present to me so it does mean something to us. I adore the centerpieces

  17. This is too funny…I was just thinking about incorporating hot air balloons in our wedding for next June and then I read your post! Thanks for the ideas!

  18. Love the ideas. Especially the pics. My wedding was elegant, with a lot of red roses.

  19. Can someone please tell me where they got the hot air balloon NETS for the table center pieces with the pink balloon Ranunculus and table #2 place setting??? I would love to make some of these for an upcoming event and no one can tell me where they got these exact ones from. Thank you thank you!

  20. Hi,
    I got engaged during a hot air balloon ride, and would love to use it as my wedding theme. I thought about having decorated teardrop-shaped paper lanterns attached to baskets of flowers as my table decorations, after being inspired by your photo on here of the pink balloon at the garden wedding. Any further ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  21. Does anyone know how to create the hot air balloon centerpieces?

  22. Hello if anyone is interested in purchasing net like picture with pink ballon centerpiece where number 2 is on it I am selling them each for $13 plus shipping contact me to make order they come in different colors yadirasai@aol.com.


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