Couple to say 'I do' with help of 113,000 balloons
ALL brides and grooms hope their wedding will go off with a bang, but it could quite literally happen for one Coast couple.
Entertainers Donna Egan and Jason Cochrane are tying the knot this Saturday with the help of more than 113,500 balloons.
Ms Egan is a balloon twister and has two Guinness Book World records for her creations and Mr Cochrane is a world-renowned children's entertainer.
The Noosa couple thought it was only fitting that their wedding incorporate their passion for entertaining and so planned a ceremony filled with balloons.
However they didn't think it would "blow up" as much as it had.
"We originally had the idea of making a little garden display but it's now going to be the biggest balloon display in Australia," Mr Cochrane said.
"We aren't doing it to break a record or anything, it just sort of grew in to something based on the fact that we have international balloon artists coming in for the wedding and wanting to help out."
The enchanted forest-inspired display will feature a balloon cave on arrival where guests will have to walk through a balloon tunnel with balloon "vines" to get to the main area.
Ms Egan's wedding dress will be made from balloons along with the bridemaids' and flower girls' dresses.
To top it all off there will be a five metre giant balloon wedding cake.
"It's really something you have to see to believe," Mr Cochrane said.
"We will begin setting everything up on Thursday and have two days to put it all together. We are going to have to blow up 90 balloons per a minute for the two days to get it all done."
The couple were also hoping to raise awareness of the proper way to dispose of balloons.
"All of our balloons are air-filled and made of biodegradable latex," Ms Egan said.
While the actual wedding ceremony would be a private event, the couple are opening up the display to the public from Sunday to Tuesday.
It will be located in the indoor basketball courts at the Noosa Leisure Centre for anyone wishing to check it out.