Thursday, May 20, 2021

Moon Gates, Infinity Arches and Hoops - Elegant Wedding Trends for 2021

Weddings are back on the agenda in the UK! Whilst it's true that we are restricted to a maximum of 30 people until all restrictions are lifted, that could be changed as soon as June 21st! I appreciate that each countries COVID rules are different but let us hope that we all find some normality again soon! 

With that I mind, I felt that this is probably a good time to start talking about weddings again  and bring some inspiration to our brides!

Organic-style decor remains a favourite for weddings with moon gate arches, Infinity arches, and round arbors (or wreaths, depending on the name you refer to them as). These dreamy, full moon shaped arches have been the hottest ballooning trend for quite a while now. They really add that wow factor with their graceful shape and delicate nature - their uses are endless. Moon gates make a pretty epic backdrop that can be used as a top table backdrop, a gorgeous photo booth backdrop or for framing the cake table.


Elegant Wedding Wreath Designer name:  Instagram User @balloonilicious

Elegant Wedding Wreath Designer name: 

Instagram User @balloonilicious



Elegant Moon Gate Arch by Sue Bowler, CBA
Moon Gate Arch by Sue Bowler

I made the Moon Gate Arch as featured above. I designed it as part of a display for the Qualatex Trade Booth at Spring Fair 2020.

I made the frame using aluminium rods, and I created angular connections for the base to give it that circular shape rather than a traditional arch.

AeröPole System have now made a Circular Arch Adapter Kit - this creates rounded arches with the existing AeröPole System. This kit is now available from your local Qualatex distributor.


Wedding Hoops

In keeping with the circular theme, hoops are also very popular for weddings! Shown below are a range of hoops that I have made in different colour themes. I love to add flowers and greenery to my wedding designs.

Country Garden Elegant Wedding Hoop by Sue Bowler, CBA


Shades of Blue and Lilac - Elegant Wedding Hoop with balloons and flowers by Sue Bowler, CNA

Stunning Wedding Hoop featuring balloons and flowers in elegant shades of Pink and Peach
Wedding Hoop by Sue Bowler
Shades of Pink and Peach with accents of elegant silk roses and delicate greenery


Hoops can be displayed in many different ways; they can be hung or secured to fittings such as a staircase or on a pole and base as shown below.

Wedding Hoops by Sue Bowler, CBA

Elegant Wedding Hoop by Sue Bowler


If you would like to learn how to make one of these awe-inspiring hoop designs, check out this great video by Nir and Avital Shechter, CBA's of Nir Balloons in Israel. 

In this tutorial Nir and Avital will explain and demonstrate how to make romantic, round and floral balloon frames using a combination of pastel colours, stunning flowers and of course balloons.



Balloons can look absolutely stunning at weddings. I believe that statement designs such as a moon gate or infinity arch as shown above are the most appealing to brides at this time, rather than a room filled with balloons which can look gaudy or over bearing. It is important to understand trends as well as have the capacity to react to them. Remember, most wedding decor trends start in the floral industry - I definitely take much of my inspiration from this market.

Happy Ballooning!

Sue
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