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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Wedding sparkler photos…the last memory of the evening for the bride and groom… are among my favorites! The variety of photos has amazed me. Some have been elaborate events while others have been intimate backyard affairs. Regardless, the sparklers speak for themselves and light up each occasion in such a simple and special way. I am truly grateful to everyone who shared their pictures and to everyone on Pinterest who repinned these adorable wedding sparkler photos.
Many congratulations to the finalists listed below.
Out of 200 submissions, these photos were repinned the most. Definitely swoon-worthy! (listed in no particular order).
The winner will be announced within a week.
Kristin and Robbie - Jonathan Hare Photography
Tessa and AJ - Andrejka Photography
Megan and Shane - Keely Yount Photography
Heather and Eric - Aaron & Susi Matzke Photography
Christy and Fraser - Toni Skotcher Photography
Kimberly and Adam - Damien and Michelle Photography
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
I know what you think…a heart wedding sparkler – how adorable! But wait, I beg of you to RESIST! When I first heard of the idea, I was very intrigued. Samples of these heart shaped wedding sparklers arrived from my supplier and the handles were bent and the sparklers were chipped. This was a bad first sign. What I did not realize until I tried to decide how to light the sparklers was that they still burn like a fuse, so the whole heart wedding sparkler will never be lit at one time. And it is dark, so you really cannot even tell that it is a heart in the first place.
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Monday, April 8th, 2013
Once again, Style Me Pretty is a wonderful partnership. They showcase weddings that are done to perfection…whether it be a simple backyard affair, a rustic event in the woods or a lavish, no expense spared affair. Many of the weddings they include feature wedding sparklers at the end – wedding sparklers from our company. Please take a look at our latest feature and enjoy spending hours on Style Me Pretty!
Wedding Sparklers on Style Me Pretty
Friday, March 1st, 2013
If you haven’t heard, Nashville is the “it” town. We have the best music and are have some super restaurants. Everyone here is friendly, real estate is affordable and the general vibe is everyone is welcome. But when it comes to planning weddings, we have some of the best of the best. Amazing venues, delicious bakeries, top-notch planners and photographers as well as the best sparkler company in the US…all in Nashville! You all know that is me, www.SparklersOnline.com, right?
I could not help but share the photo of a Nashville couple. They carry the quintessential Nashville vibe – are in the music business, can be seen at every cool concert in town and know how to spot talent from a mile away. I was thrilled when Lauren and Jon shared their wedding sparkler photo taken at the War Memorial Auditorium. Somehow the bride and groom coming down the steps makes such an impact! Let me know what you think of this amazing wedding sparkler photo! It was taken by teh talented Kristyn Hogan. And to top it off, they are about to celebrate their 1 year anniversary, which happens to fall on my birthday!
Visit their post on pinterest if you would like to vote for them for our sparkler contest. Also, please repin all your other favorites!
Kristyn Hogan Photography
Monday, February 4th, 2013
I just wanted to update you all on our sparklers contest. We have been overwhelmed with amazing submissions – I have at least 30 to post tonight – and have received some mind blowing submissions. Here are the front runners to date…
PLEASE visit the website and vote on your favorites! Click here.
Studio 19 Photography
Monday, February 4th, 2013
Before I really even understood what a blog was, I was an avid reader of Abby Larson’s Style Me Pretty blog. She first started showcasing her favorite images onto idea boards by theme, color etc and now has an empire of chicness and is the go to source for all things beautiful, fresh and new. We have been loyal advertisers on the site for years and think Sparkle and Style Me Pretty are a match made in heaven. This year the powers that be asked us to sponsor a give-away…our first ever. Not that we are stingy, we have just never found the platform. Needless to say, we jumped at the opportunity to showcase our sparklers to all the adorable Style Me Pretty readers. See the post here:
Style Me Pretty
Please visit www.StyleMePretty.com for an opportunity to win 200 of our 36 inch sparklers (a $240 value).
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
We are always thrilled when someone posts about a sparkler exit – what could be better than ending your wedding under a sky full of lights? I love the people at Floridian Weddings and think they have some great ideas for those brides choosing a destination wedding, or who happen to live in Florida. This delightful blog has all kinds of ideas and even helps you find vendors by region. Check it out here. This couple makes me want to cry they are so cute. The white jacket, no tie and the brides smile…they are adorable! Soak it up, brides and friends, this is what sparklers are all about!
Pure 7 Studios Photography
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
I soak up these features in magazines hoping to find a new product for myself or the perfect gift for a friend. What a treat to find Sparkle listed for our 10 inch adorable sparklers! And now I have a source for those super cute striped straws.
My dad loves Fox News. He might find this post as the crowning achievement for his daughter as he truly adores Fox News. It is how he wakes up in the morning – Fox and and a large cup of coffee…in styrofoam (please don’t ask) and how he ends his evening – Shep is recorded daily and watched before bed. Well Dad, this one’s for you!
Look at this fun feature by Fox New Magazine:
Fox New Magazine
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
I talk on the phone to a lot of brides, and a lot of mothers of the brides. We are always in a debate about what size sparklers to get – the 20 or the 36 inch. I always say the 36 inch sparklers leave you with a little more wiggle room, more time to do creative photos. I am always trying to describe what I mean by a creative photo and I have found it, courtesy of my mom, below. IMAGINE these with sparklers!
So…get inspired, buy some sparklers and do these photos below! And be sure to send me a copy.
And this just makes me smile – so whimsical!
Monday, June 11th, 2012
I started this business when I lived in Del Mar, California. We were there for two glorious years during a stint with the NAVY and could have not loved the area more! We lived in this adorable guest house on Bellaire Street (yes, sweet husband, I remembered the name of the street) next to a family with 5 children who are now teenagers and young adults. The family took us in as their own and we in turn fell in love with them too.
We could walk to the Del Mar Plaza and to our favorite restaurant, Sbicca. We made enough money that we could eat dinner and order appetizers and a bottle of wine…a huge step up from life in Florida where we were seriously penny pinching. I worked for a pharmaceutical company during the a blissful period and tried all the best restaurants in San Diego because of that job.
I first learned about June Gloom when we arrived in January. Apparently, when it is the prettiest all over the United States, near the beach in SoCal, it is not. Here is what wikipedia has to say: June Gloom is a southern California term for a weather pattern that results in cloudy, overcast skies with cool temperatures during the late spring and early summer. June Gloom in southern California is caused by the marine layer effect common to the West Coast. Well, we LOVE June at Sparkle because of the many many MANY brides planning for summer weddings.
Now anytime I talk to brides in Southern California, I am simply nostalgic. My husband and I would love Saturdays when we could go on an early run, cancel out the calories burned with a big seaside brunch and then pack a picnic and head to the beach (we could walk, by the way). It was incredibly amazing when we could watch a wedding taking place at the Del Mar public beach – and yes, we would stay and watch, at a respectable distance of course. You can get married at Seagrove Park in Del Mar for $1500 and the venue could not be more beautiful and simple.