Often in the early years of ballooning, when seeing a large object descend from the sky, spectators would grow angry or afraid and attack the balloonists with pitchforks, thus destroying their balloons and chasing off the balloonists. A tradition was formed where balloonists would carry champagne on their flights and offer a toast call “The Balloonists Prayer” to spectators to set their minds at ease.

To honor a long-lived ballooning tradition, when you fly with Rohr Balloons, your pilot will recite the balloonists prayer (also called the Balloonist’s Blessing) during a champagne toast after each flight. Hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and orange juice for mimosas, are available with every champagne balloon flight. For weddings and engagements, you may coordinate with Rohr Balloons to have additional accompaniments to make your experience extra special!

The Balloonist’s Prayer:

The winds have welcomed you with softness.
The sun has blessed you with its warm hands.
We have flown so high and so well that God
has joined you in laughter and set you gently
back into the loving arms of mother Earth.

Hear Hear!”