Hot Air Balloon Vodka Luge
Vivien contacted us on behalf of her daughter whom wanted a Hot Air Balloon Vodka Luge for her wedding. Tamzin was in America with her fiancé (Chris) at the time of enquiry and booking. A three-way e-mail situation pursued.
Why a Hot Air Balloon Vodka Luge for a Wedding?
Chris is one of the last romantics in the world - he actually proposed to Tamzin in a Hot Air Balloon. Their Wedding invitations, correspondence and website all revolved around the Hot Air Balloon logo they created. It followed that the Vodka Luge should be for their Big Day - an exact replica of their intricate logo - and that is what we did. We took their logo, plotted it into our CNC computer and then let the CNC ice cutting machine literally cut out the complete logo. We when fashioned the sides of the Luge to frame the basket.
A small ice plinth was created. This fit snugly into the drain tray. The 1m tall Luge then fitted onto the ice plinth. Although the plinth was approximately 1" thick, it was just enough to raise it above the drain tray. If we had not done that, the Balloon's basket would be perhaps hidden under ice cubes!
These photos were taken just after we had set-up the Luge; the frosting had not yet disappeared. The last photograph (below) shows what the Luge would look like later at night. We used very bright LED light behind the Luge pointing up at a 45 degree angle. The whole Luge would have lit up brightly at dusk and during the evening part of the reception.
No. of Ice Blocks - ONE
Item - Ice Sculpture or Vodka Luge
Format - Portrait
Height - 1m x 1/2m wide
Text - No
Delivery to venue - Yes
Complete set-up of sculpture at venue - Yes
Lighting included - Yes
Lighting set-up created for you at venue - Yes
Drain Tray - Yes
Thick-bore Tubing - Yes
12-point Check Assessment - Yes