No-one can be uncheered with a balloon - so imagine how much fun fifty are!
These balloons ended up floating over the tables at the recption, each with a number below it. Underneath them we put flowers and candles, and of course the candles melted the ribbons, sending the ballons floating gracefully up into the ceiling. If I remember rightly, table 10 was the last to go.
It puts me in mind of this photo I took a while back.