LOVE/HATE: The ‘It’s A Gas’ Edition

When it comes to bouquets, brides and bridesmaids have plenty of options. There are the traditional fresh flower bouquets, in styles like hand-tied, the Biedermeier, ballerina bouquets, and the dramatic but rare scepter. Then there are wilder styles of fresh flowers. Faux blooms remain popular in bouquets (and centerpieces), though some brides opt to forget the flowers altogether and carry wire bouquets, porcelain bouquets, leaf bouquets, and plenty more.

fantasy flowers

With all the variety, there has to be room for deflated balloon bouquets, right? Bouquets from Fantasy Flowers are crafted from “uninflated balloons, are biodegradable, and can last from 4 months to 4 years. Making these designs a desirable ‘green’ addition to any event.” Huh. They’re not bad looking, exactly, but in the few photos posted on the company’s web site, Fantasy Flowers look more like something you’d send a sick friend to cheer him or her up. They don’t look like the kind of bouquet you’d carry down the aisle on your wedding day. My verdict is HATE.

What say you?

8 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: The ‘It’s A Gas’ Edition”

  1. jstar says:

    Yeah, I’m not a fan. If you are really using balloons at your wedding (again, not for me), then why net let balloons do what they do best? Be big, floaty, light… not shrunk down and tied up. The result does neither balloons, nor flowers, justice.

  2. Sarah G. says:

    They look cartoony and rather tacky.

  3. christianef says:

    I’m not really digging it, especially not for a wedding. Now, maybe for the bachelorette party along with all the other… themed items.

  4. I am not crazy about them either!

  5. Rubiatonta says:

    Urgh. They look like condom-flowers. Definitely more appropriate for a hen night.

  6. La BellaDonna says:

    Heh. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought “condom flowers!”.

    I have to say that I think they would make happier decorations for a science fiction-themed event.

  7. Angie says:

    Must admit the ones you are showing here are awful examples of “Fantasy Flowers”. When they are made properly, in the correct colours with a correct colour scheme and arranged using design principles rather than just being plonked in a container (like your examples) they can be stunning.
    These examples really are awful and I can understand why negative comments have been made.

  8. @Angie I’m open to that – can you link to some examples? I can add the links to the post if they’re really super!