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A Long Night For a Royal Wedding

A Long Night For a Royal Wedding

A couple of weeks before Harry and Megan were to tie the not we received an e-mail from a client asking us to create either a union jack split in half or 2 union jacks to go either side of a screen where they would be showing the Royal Wedding Live.

The catch was the client was a top attraction in London!  Not a problem for us – the West Coast Main line train means that we are only ever 2 and half hours from London.

Mike headed down to London for a site meeting with the client a week before the wedding to discuss the best options and confirm the measurements.  The order was placed and all the stock was ordered and shipped to site.

There was another obstacle.  The attraction closes to the public at 4pm, but as it was the night before the Royal Wedding they had a private event on so we could not get into the show space until Midnight.  This meant a long night was ahead of us.  Also due to the event on the evening it meant we had to inflate one floor above the space and then carry it all down.

We arrived on site on the Friday night and started inflating with 2 crew at 7pm.  We inflated the last balloon at midnight.  Then it was time to transfer the design down to the show floor in 48 pieces.  The construction and rigging took until 4:30am but the client was very impressed and the attraction was ready to open at 9:00am on the Saturday morning ready for the Royal Wedding.

Oh I haven’t said what the attraction was have I!  Our brief was to cover The Voice attraction in the one and only Madame Tussauds Wax Works to make it ready for the Royal Wedding.

Here are a few pictures of the decor in progress and the finished item.

Madame Tussauds London

Make this fit for a Royal Wedding.

Stage 1 sort the stock
Balloons everywhere
getting there
Its looking like a flag
Starting to take shape
Ready to Rig

The Royal Couple look as though they approve!

 

It was a fantastic night.  Hard work but a great job for a lovely client.  One thing I will say is walking around Madame Tussauds at night with all those eyes watching you is a bit strange but we had plenty of famous company!

See more of our sculpture work by heading to this page http://www.foreveryoccasion.co.uk/balloon-sculptures/