I know I am not alone when I say I LOVE ETSY! What an amazing outlet for creative people who want to own a business but do not want a website or brick and mortar store! As the retailer of a wedding product – my amazing wedding sparklers – I love that you can find sparkler tags to suit your taste and theme all with the click of a button. I just thought I would do a round-up of all my favorite sparkler tags on etsy! Please share with me any of your favorites!
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What does that mean? The Original Sparkler Company? It’s simple, really. 10 years ago, we were the first company to offer sparklers online to the wedding industry – or any industry for that matter. How I wish I had a screen shot of that original website. Most people had never heard of using sparklers at weddings and it was my mission to make this a valuable option. Clearly, it worked! It was in 2003 that I remember scrambling to get my wedding sparkler website – www.SparklersOnline.com up in time for my super expensive advertisement in Martha Stewart Weddings. The photo on the home page was of my husband and me on our wedding day in 1999 using sparklers. He is wearing seersucker pants that are soaked – really soaked – as a drunk friend spilled the two beers on him she had gotten for the busy couple. We could have cared less! Thank you for visiting our site. I hope you are mesmerized by the amazing photos sent in from brides all across the United States.
Below is the photo of my husband and myself. Good thing he did not forget his suitcase. When we say this was our send-off, it was our send-off. Surely one of those wedding guests could have offered to help us with our luggage! His sister is pinching him on the bottom. 13 years later, we are true BFFs. The guy sitting on the steps lives in Russia with a Russian wife and baby. And it looks as if other guests were ready to leave too. I can see one of my husband’s Navy friends holding is polyester whites. (It was 97 the day of my wedding in Nashville, TN).
P.S. – we Photoshopped the pants so they would not look so wet.
I married my high school boyfriend and starting planning my long before we were engaged. Thank goodness for my wedding bible, Martha Stewart Weddings, my go to source for everything chic and stylish! Who knew that 4 years after my wedding, I would be placing an advertisement for a wedding business in that same magazine I had relied on for so many years. It has been a lovely journey being with Martha Stewart Weddings and getting that very first order because someone had found my ad in the back of the magazine. Sparklers were something few people had heard about back then so through photographs, I tried my best to introduce the idea. And boy has it caught on!
You have planned the perfect wedding – all the details are in place…the wedding sparklers (of course), the dress, the menu. Now you have to prepare for the children. Some welcome children at weddings, others can think of nothing worse. If you are having flower girls and a ring bearer, you must prepare. They HAVE to have something to do before the wedding and most likely a great bribe for after when they have behaved like angels.
I love of black and white photography. My mom does not. Growing up, we would never in a million years load our camera with black and white film – that was for photography class at Harpeth Hall (my high school in Nashville). Maybe because my mom simply cannot bear the thought of a photo without color, it seems so appealing to me. So fresh and simple. Sorry Mom.
I see photos pf brides with wedding sparklers and swoon with delight but often think…what if that were in color? I recently did a photo shoot with a local Nashville photographer named Scott Hughes. He adores black and white. Now with some of the photos I agree with him…the black and white is perfect and others I tend to like a little color. What do you think.
You can almost feel as if you were there with this bride:
These are my babies and I simply cannot decide if I like the photo better in black or white!
Now often I have people ask me why our wedding sparklers are the best. Simple – sparkler spread. Now I understand that is a strange term and is one I think I created myself. But basically it is how wide and big the spread of “sparkles” are when the wedding sparkler is lit. There are less expensive sparklers on the market, but the sparkle spread is not nearly as beautiful. This picture is of a wedding sparkler from my company and shows beautifully how pretty our sparklers are.