He passed me a messy, misspelt note scribbled on paper from the back of his maths exercise book.

It read:

You make me feel like… jaronimo!

It was his sweet, boyish way of saying that he liked me. I had to pinch myself.

You see, I was a shy, geeky 16 year old at the time and ‘geronimo boy' was my first proper crush. My Jordan Catalano.

Who knew that underneath that bad boy exterior (and all that hair gel) beat the heart of a poet. Albeit one who couldn't spell.

To this day I consider it to be one of the loveliest and most romantic things anyone has ever said to me.

Why am I telling you this?

Because not only do I adore the word ‘geronimo' for that very reason, I also can't get enough of the big, round balloons adorned with tassels, sparkles and all kinds of frilly fancies created by Geronimo Balloons!

Geronimo Ballons

These wonderfully round balloons are a great way to add a bit of sparkle and whimsy to a wedding when used in your wedding colours as ceremony/reception decor for fun portrait shots and even for gifts.


Every Geronimo balloon is a custom made, one-of-a-kind piece that costs between $60 – $200.

You can buy a set of  two 36″ peach and grey Geronimo balloons complete with neutral trim from BHLDN for $180.


Want a cheaper option?

You can buy similar balloons from Stephanie Shives Studio on Etsy from $30-$50. 


Want to make your own pretty giant balloon wedding decor or gift?

Here's the part all you crafty brides have been waiting for…the DIY tutorials!

First up here's a few links to where you can buy those big, round 36″ balloons from:

~ Balloons Fast from $3.95

~ Bargain Balloons 6 for $9.90

~ Borrowed Blue Wedding (Uk and Ireland only) from £4 per balloon

~ Also check out Amazon and Ebay.


1. This tutorial by Teissia of Firefly Events as featured on Sweet Thing Blog has fantastic, step by step photos taken by professional photographer Jessie Webster on how to create fringe balloons. I think it's fab!

 via Sweet Thing Blog

2. Here's another DIY tutorial using tissue paper ~ I like the tip about taping the string to the wall so as to easily attach the streamers.

 via Mint Love Social Club

3. I love all the different textures used in this tutorial including Christmas tinsel!

via Blue Eyed Yonder

So much balloon loveliness!

As ever, the big question is would you BUY or DIY?

And if you opt for the DIY option, what colours/textures would you use?! Do tell!

More crafty DIY projects + my BUY or DIY? series

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