The fact that I'm obsessed with balloon installations is a slightly incongruous with the fact that I detest the sound of balloons popping. This is a fact that my fiancé (who shares my balloon-popping fear) frequently reminds me of when I tell him that I'm considering a balloon installation as part of our wedding decor scheme. But I am a girl who will suffer for fashion, and balloon installations are certainly fashionable.
While it may seem as it if balloons have burst on the scene recently, the myth of overnight success has been debunked by Psychology Today, Forbes and Entrepreneur. The same is true for balloons. It was nearly eighteen years, that the British genius photograph Tim Walker shot Eglingham Hall in Northumberland for Italian Vogue. Walker has credited Albert Lamorisse’s book and film 'The Red Balloon' as an early influence for his fanciful set designs. You can certainly see the influence in the Eglingham Hall shoot.
Since Walker's image, balloons en masse have become a playful party feature. And if you're looking to add some balloon decor to your next soiree there are certainly plenty of options from companies like Poppies for Grace in Australia and Geronimo in Los Angeles to creatives like Brittany Watson Jepsen from the House that Lars Built. With so many options, the only thing between me and my balloon dreams is my fear of the sound of that popping.