Meet Melissa Vinson

Check out the slide show below and learn more about one of FLOAT's dynamic instructors!
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Melissa Vinson, CBA

MelRhea Balloons

Paducah, Kentucky USA


 In July 2000 at the age of 21, Melissa Vinson was introduced to the world of balloons and started her own décor business, MelRhea Balloon Creations. Over the years, Melissa has become recognized as a leader in the balloon industry. Her stylish and elegant event designs have been recognized worldwide, and her use of mixed media with balloons has drawn critical acclaim from both industry icons and day to day decorators alike.

Melissa is a multi-award winning artist, named “Designer of the Year” at both Summer Balloon Camp (August 2008) and FLOAT the convention (November 2008). Her work has been featured in Images Magazine, on and She has gained the reputation as a globetrotter, designing at various events across the United States and in China, Israel, Russia and Australia. She is also a successful instructor both in the classroom and with her popular DVD decor trilogy – Darling Dance Floors , Elegant Entrances  and Charming Centerpieces .




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