A Hot Air balloon is an amazing way to have a wedding ceremony. This page will provide some helpful information and guidance about your special flight. We have a few pilots that are Florida Notaries and photographer that is a clergy. In Florida a Notary and perform your wedding ceremony (click here for details.)
When to have the Ceremony
You have a few options on when to get married.
On the ground before the balloon takes off
In the Air
After we land and the landing site
During the artisans picnic included with the Romantic packages
Please note that if you do get married in the air your friends or family might be in one of our other balloons or on the ground and not able to hear the ceremony.
Please make sure that you have all the proper paperwork (marriage certificate & proper identification the morning of your flight.
Flight options due to weather
While we want to help you celebrate your wedding ceremony. We will ONLY fly if it is safe to do so and the flight can get canceled all the way up till the time of take off if it's not safe. we will NEVER compromise safety for profit.
Hot air balloon rides are VERY WEATHER dependent. If you must have your ceremony on the specific day we have a few options.
Your flight will continue as planned and we can perform your ceremony at any point you would like. This is our ideal option so that everything can go as planned. Unfortunately we cannot control the weather so we have provided two additional options just incase.
Backup Options 1
Cancellation due to weather. We can reschedule for a different day. Please note some county marriage certificates have an expiration date and you would want to reschedule before it expires.
Backup Options 2
Cancellation due to weather. We can head to one of our take off fields that is isolated by trees to help with the winds. We will attempt to standup the balloon and perform the ceremony as long as the ground winds behind the trees allow. THE BALLOON WILL NOT FLY AWAY.
If the winds don't allow we can still setup the basket and burner so you can get photos and perform the ceremony. We will even let you try the burners Click here for a picture example.
After the ceremony we can take you to the artisan picnic. Depending on time we will try and arrange it at the same field we are currently in. This way you are able to get married on your selected day and we can reschedule your flight for a different day. There is still a possibility that ground winds at our isolated site are quicker than we can safely inflate the balloon.
(Click here) for an example of what will NOT do.
With this option please notify us ahead of the flight day to ensure the vendor is ready ahead of schedule with the picnic.
Backup Options 3
Cancellation due to weather and we are unable to set the balloon up. If you are staying near by your pilot can meet you and performed the ceremony. Please ensure you've identified an area where you'd like to perform the ceremony. This will ensure you're able to get married on the selected day and submit your marriage certificate. We can reschedule the whole package or just the flight. Refunds can be made accordingly to reflect any modification.
Important details about hot air balloons.
1.Your wedding ceremony is included with our Romantic Packages. These packages included everything from the private flight to a full picnic (Picnic Pictures) with a professional photographer (all the photos are included with the package)
2. PLEASE tell us at time of booking under special requests if you are planning a wedding ceremony or call us at 407-900-1003.
3. Please have sensible shoes. We are going to be in a field before sunrise so close toed shoes are recommended but not required.
4. If you're wearing a long wedding dress know that we are in the middle of the field for takeoff and landing in it may get dirty/ripped.
5. Our flights are around 1hr in length but you will be with us for 3hr from pickup to drop off back at your car.
6. If you would like additional people to fly we can bring out multiple balloons. This will be at the cost of a private flight for each additional balloon.
7. This is the ceremony script (click here) that your pilot will follow for your wedding. If you would like to customize and portion the script. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other questions you can text/call 407-900-1003