The 2016 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta!

The 2016 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has begun with a stunning night glow last night and a tethered display this morning.

While weather conditions have been breezy, the glow went ahead last night with our Fortnum & Mason and Keltbray balloons taking centre stage.

This was the first night glow for the new Keltbray balloon and having never attended the Fiesta before, the red, green and blue balloon is attracting much attention. The bespoke built F&M balloon as always, was also a focus for the crowds.

This morning’s weather unfortunately precluded any free flying, however we were on site with five balloons; Simbaloo, The Longleat Lion, Ricoh imagine.change. special shape cube, Fortnum & Mason, Keltbray and Renishaw. All were tethering on site for the crowds and press on site throughout the morning.

While on site, the Exclusive Ballooning team noticed a Bride and Groom in the crowds who were having their photographs taken. We went to speak to the couple who had actually travelled all the way from China to take their honeymoon in the UK and have their pictures taken at the Fiesta! We then invited them to come into the launch site and step into the stunning Fortnum & Mason hot air balloon and have their pictures taken while in the basket. The happy couple were thrilled to accept our offer and created much excitement on the launch site.

There are mass ascents planned for this evening, Saturday and Sunday morning and evenings, as well as another night glow on Saturday night.