knox county | Above the Rest Event Designs - Part 2

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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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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If a Pig Can Fly, How Long Can a Balloon Pig Last?

I just have to share this one as it just astounds me! On April 24, 2009, it was my pleasure to decorate the stage decor for the Farragut Chamber’s Annual Silent Auction Dinner with a fun, whimsical farm theme. There was giant sweet corn growing, being tended to by Farmer Brown and his friendly cows […]

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A BIG Fishy Balloon Tail

This past weekend we “hooked a big one,” and we loved every minute of reeling him in! I’m not exaggerating when I say the big one–for the fish we hooked was actually almost 13′ long–quite a size for a rainbow trout! Thompson Trout (named by my crew) was the result of several months of working […]

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