Above the Rest | Above the Rest Event Designs - Part 2

Butterfly Kisses for a Bride

Our bride, Ashley, loves butterflies, bright colors, fabric, and balloons, which made us a perfect match to prepare her wedding decor.  She knew from the beginning that she wanted many bright colors incorporated in all aspects of her wedding from the ceremony to the reception.  She chose to get married at her home church and […]

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Balloons Help Frontier Airlines Take Flight

Today, June 7, 2011, was an exciting day in Knoxville!  Frontier Airlines began flying from here to Denver offering a “low-cost” fare for the flight.  This is a big boost for our area in numerous ways. For me, it was great for two reasons–First, my daughter lives in Denver. So now I can fly  to Denver without […]

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What Does a Bride, a Bustle and a Balloon Have in Common?

On Sunday, May 30, Rachel and I had an opportunity to be involved with a vey special event.  The wedding of Katie and Zane Deatherage.  This was a very special wedding for numerous reasons. Katie and I have been together for the past 11 years. Our relationship began when she joined the middle school Student Council […]

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William Blount’s “Lucky 7” Casino Themed Prom

The Prom Committee for William Blount High School chose the theme “Lucky 7” for this year’s prom.  However, they didn’t was the stereotypical casino look with dice, playing cards, and poker chips.  Instead, they wanted their prom to have a more elaborate theme of one of the ornate hotel lobbies.  After listening to what they […]

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Above the Rest’s First Balloon Dress

After an episode of “The Unpoppables” (a series about 3 California balloon artists) was aired on TLC, we received a call with a request for us to create a balloon dress because the person had seen it on the show. Having never made a balloon dress before, Rachel and I were both excited and nervous […]

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Monkeying Around with Balloons

It’s so much fun when a client gives me an invitation to their special event so we can design decor to match. That’s especially true with baby shower invitations. The most recent one we got had the cutest drawings of baby monkeys I’ve seen. Using the invitation as my inspiration, I designed balloon monkeys to […]

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Dogwood Balloon Blossoms–Come on Spring!

Today, Rachel and I worked non-stop to create an exciting trade show booth display for our client, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU). They are one of the major sponsors for this year’s Dogwood Art’s Festival Home & Garden Show. It was an honor to create the decor for them again this […]

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Balloon Therapy

Last weekend, Dianna and I had a chance to be guest speakers at a women’s rehabilitation center. So what does that have to do with balloons, right? Well, we taught them “twisting” of course. A full hour of healthy fun and entertainment with balloons for a group of women who may have been expecting a […]

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How Many Balloons Does it Take to Make a Gingerbread House?

We love decorating West Town Mall’s entrance for the annual arrival of Santa! Every year, we get the opportunity to use our creative juices to design completely new decor that will delight the several hundred children who come to see Santa arrive, and this event always comes on the heels of when we come from […]

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FLOATing with Amazing Balloon Decor at Convention

What a great week we had last week when we attended the 3rd FLOAT convention in Ohio! We learned a ton of new stuff from design, to speed tips, to framing, to marketing and tons more! Plus we got so see many of our balloon artist friends from around the world and meet new ones […]

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