Wedding Balloon Dress: A Bold Break From Tradition!
Creating this wedding balloon dress was such an enjoyable project for me. Chuck Lane and Julie Trygar, the amazing bride and groom who threw this Riviera Maya wedding, were fantastic to work with! It was such a treat to collaborate with Julie in designing her dream wedding balloon dress. Julie knew she wanted a truly unique wedding dress, and it was so much fun making it happen for her.
Chuck and Julie’s wedding was the perfect example of how balloons can add a unique, fun flair without diminishing class or sophistication. The bride and groom had so much fun getting married on the beach while she was wearing such a unique wedding dress.
A Modern Approach To the Classic!
Wearing a beautiful white wedding dress is a time honored tradition we wanted to keep in tact. Working together on the design, I feel like this wedding balloon dress was a creative, modern contribution to that tradition. Thanks to the workability of balloons, I was able to cater to the exact silhouette, and style that would make Julie feel as comfortable and beautiful as possible.
Using non-inflated balloons wrapped around wires to create the complex design on the back of the dress, as well as the flower accessories the ENTIRE dress is made out of balloons. All of Chuck and Julie’s accessories, including the necklace, bouquets, boutonnieres, and hair pin were made in advance. All in all, over 40 hours and 1000 balloons went into making this wedding balloon dress.
What Happens If A Balloon Pops?
Because this particular wedding was taking place in Riviera Maya, on the beach, in August the heat and humidity were serious concerns. To counteract the danger of her balloon dress popping, each of the balloons were filled with confetti. That way, should any of them have popped, colorful confetti would have bust out of them, making it seem like an intentional “bonus” feature of the dress! Side note: not a single balloon popped. To be honest, we were almost disappointed! A high quality balloon makes all the difference in the world.
Trash the Dress…
What comes up, must come down. Or in this case, what’s inflated, must be deflated… eventually! After the balloon wedding dress had done its job to perfection, it was time for it to be deflated in style – what better way to do the dress justice than to have a “trash the dress party” that would allow the dress to provide as much fun in its deflation as it had while it was still in full form! As soon as we threw the bride into the pool we knew we were in for an unique adventure – the dress wasn’t going to go down without a fight! The bride floated around the pool all day and even managed to play water volleyball in the balloon gown!
Unfortunately, balloon dresses only last so long. Luckily Julie had a fantastic photographer to capture these wonderful memories. So a special thanks to Richard Faverty at Beckett Studios for the amazing pictures!