Joyful Words


Just wanted to say thank you for the awesome balloons. All my guests loved it but the bride to be loved it the best!
Sagree P

“It is always a joy working with Dianna and the Above the Rest Event Design team. No event is too big or too small for their team to deliver a high quality result. The expertise the team brings to any event is second to none, and Dianna is always the first person I contact when I need to bring a wow factor to my programs.

For New Vol Fest the Above The Rest team delivered on a product I didn’t think was possible. Without their work and expertise the event would not have been as big of a success as it was. Dianna and her staff took care of everything from step up to tear down, leaving the site spotless. I am excited to work with the team again on next year’s New Vol Fest!

Your biggest fan! 

Steven Cheppo

Assistant Director, Special Programs, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

It was all great from beginning to end. It made it an extra special day for my grandson, Charlie (age 5). This is a great way to send love because everyone loves balloons! Thanks!

Pat Scott

Hey Dianna,

Would give anything if you could have heard all the comments on the balloons yesterday. People walked through the door and actually gasped and talked about how beautiful they were! THANK YOU!!!

Love, love love working with you!!!

Kathy Smith

Director of Home Missions, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church

…For the past 5 years, Above the Rest Event Designs has been the “event decorator” for the BUDDY’S Race Against Cancer, from somewhat simple designs in the early years to much more elaborate displays that are designed to delight and inform a crowd of 5,000 plus. Throughout this time, I have seen how Above the Rest has grown in popularity and I know it’s because Dianna consistently provides exceptional customer service – she truly wants her client’s events to be successful. You can see it in her face, as she takes great pride in being “above the rest” with show-stopping creativity. We wouldn’t think of having anyone else design for our Race.

Recently, on a smaller scale, Above the Rest helped us by creating two retirement reception party designs… Both were uniquely different – both drew oohs and aahs from all attendees.

Whether it’s a small party or a big Race, Above the Rest Event Designs has my endorsement for making any event spectacular!!

Sharon C. Mullens

Director of Development, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation

Thank you for making my Quinceanara unforgetable. I had a blast. I loved every decoration and especially the bubble light!! It’s a night I will never forget.

Thank you for everything,

Stephanie A.

Thank you so much for creating a stunning backdrop to our wedding reception! The draping elevated the space and created a dramatic & elegant tone for the evening. Everything was so beautiful, it was exactly what we were hoping for.

Thank you thank you thank you!

Brett and Anastasia Kasischke

Well, I see why you are called “Above the Rest”! When I walked into the venue and saw your beautiful drapery and LB’s gorgeous floral arrangements, it took my breath away, which was what I wanted to feel. I was very emotional in a happy way. Thank you for making our daughter’s wedding so elegant and special, you knew what I had in mind. Let me know if I owe anything. Thanks again and I will recommend your team to anyone planning a wedding.

Theresa Potts

I just wanted to let you know my neighbor passed away after a long 7 months in pain to cancer. We bought the yard balloons with the train and cross in it. He loved it and kept it in his house till the day he died!!! It just now has started to deflate. It lasted all those months for him!! Thank you for doing what you do and making people’s lives a little happier in hard times!!

Anne Marie Truza

“I cannot thank you enough for the absolutely gorgeous atmosphere you created for my daughter’s wedding reception! Your artistic expertise made the Foundry an extra special place to celebrate this sacred day. Rachel, the backdrop to the sweetheart table was exactly how we were hoping it to be! It was a gorgeous view on the stage and the back lights/candles shown beautifully through the draping. Dianna, the swags from the beams and the overall ambiance the draping provided was just superb! It is exactly how
Abbey wanted it and it put a huge smile on her face.

It is always a pleasure working with Above the Rest!

Thank you again friends! You are fantastic!!”

Shannon Morris

Senior Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Affairs

I have worked with Dianna Glandon (Above the Rest) on two large events. She is very professional, creative, & fun to work with. Our booths always stand out “Above the Rest”! Our visitors are always very complementary & inquisitive about our balloon decorations. I would highly recommend Dianna’s work and plan to continue to use her company for future events.

Marla Thode RN,BSN,

Women’s Health Nurse Coordinator, Mercy Wellnesse

Above the Rest is AMAZING! They have decorated our prom for three years and are already booked for the next one. They go above and beyond your wildest dreams! I’d recommend them for any special occasion in your life, company or school.

Shonda Hensley

Prom Advisor, William Blount High