Leanne & Ruben

Love is in the air! Well, it literally was for Leanne and Ruben who opted for a Virgin Balloon Flight on their wedding day, just before getting hitched!

“It was magical. We had astonishing views of the city and the Somerset countryside, like we have never seen before. It was such a smooth ride, and remarkably quiet at 3,000 feet.”

Leanne and Ruben Oliver were up bright and early on Friday 7th April at sunrise from Bath’s Royal Victoria Park with Virgin Balloon Flights. Dressed in their full wedding attire, the couple donned their wellies and went up, up and away for approximately one hour, before heading to Bath City Centre to share their vows.


“The weather was beautiful with a warm sunrise showing its head over the Bath skyline. It was a cloudless morning.”

A hot air balloon ride has been on their bucket lists for a while, Ruben proposed to Leanne on Christmas Day and added the balloon ride as a special accompanying gift.

“Our landing was like a butterfly on a leaf, soft and gracious. Unfortunately we couldn’t stick around for the champagne toast after landing as we didn’t want to be late for our big day!”

Opting for a small ceremony with their daughter Tabitha and six friends, the wedding reception began at The Pump Room for cream teas overlooking the Roman Baths before completing a treasure hunt around the city.

With such glorious sunshine for their unique wedding day, the party enjoyed drinks on the rooftop at Hall and Woodhouse, and ended their evening amongst the rolling countryside at The Pig, a rural restaurant just outside of Bath.


Virgin Balloon Flights has a selection of memorable flight options for couples on Prezola. With over 100 launch sites across England, Scotland and Wales, they are the UK’s largest and only nationwide balloon ride operator. Add a Virgin Balloon Flight experience to your gift list!

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