It is an incredible honor to have those sparklers featured in national and local publications. These publications have been ones that have believed in our idea of sparklers at weddings from the start and have continued to promote us year after year. While we sell sparklers mostly for weddings, to be used as a sparkler sendoff or a sparkler exit, some people use them for the first dance or simply as wedding favors for their guests.
What has been incredibly fun to watch is the sparklers used in TV advertisements such as Southwest Airlines and in Academy Award winning movies such as Ladybird. Speaking with these production assistants who order the wedding sparklers for this use is always a hoot. They always need them “yesterday” and are always very sneaky about who and what they are for. Regardless, opening a piece of press and seeing your heart and soul poured across the pages makes a girl happy. In each of these thumbnails below, you will see 10 inch sparklers displayed on plates as favors and name pieces. You will see nationally recognized wedding planners recommending the use of sparklers at weddings for a unique and festive touch for the sendoff. You will also see brides and grooms basking in the glow of our 20 inch sparklers and 36 inch sparklers at the end of their magical wedding night. Enjoy.
We were thrilled when a stylist for the InStyle Fall photo shoot contacted us about using sparklers in a creative way. The details were of course secret, but I was given the impression they might be used in a tabletop display. So cute. I love the way the 10 inch sparklers are placed on the plate with the matchbook being used as a place card. Of course the pink napkin and pink tablecloth are such a vibrant and unexpected touch. Its fun to imagine how these sparklers might be used. A birthday celebration where everyone lights a sparkler at the table or are these sparklers awaiting a special place on top of a cake. Regardless, sparklers are so much fun. our 10 inch sparklers last for 45 seconds and are sold in boxes of 288 for $40.
Who knew when we sent sparklers to the O at Home folks that they would actually be used in a feature story on Benjamin and Talisa Bratt. I love how great the sparklers look during the daytime. These are the 20 inch sparklers that last for 2 minutes each. We often are asked about using sparklers during the daytime and these are proof that they work just fine. While we do promote the sparklers for weddings, it is amazing how much sparklers can be fort a fun photoshoot or just in the backyard with friends. The glow the sparklers emit make everyone look beautiful.
We just cannot get enough seeing our sparklers in print. I absolutely love this idea for a child’s birthday celebration or perhaps a baby shower. The playdough is a perfect and whimsical product to keep the sparklers upright when being lit. The 10 inch sparklers come in boxes of 288 and are $40 a box. We can ship these daily and get them to almost anywhere in the US within 5 days (3 days for most cities). The 10 inch sparklers also last for 45 seconds perfect for the short attention span of a little one. Buy a box and keep them for years. They stay good forever!
I am in love with a green and white wedding. Nothing more simple than having those two colors take center stage to create a beautiful and neutral wedding backdrop. Displaying these 10 inch sparklers in galvanized trays covered in moss is simply brilliant. Such an organic and clever approach to providing sparklers to the wedding guests. They almost look to pretty to take apart, but alas the sparkler sendoff will be beautiful because of the sparklers. The 10 inch sparklers have a beautiful glow for the end of the evening, but please remember you will need more than one per guest as the sparklers only last about 45 seconds. Having a couple per guest, as shown here will make for the perfect sparkler sendoff.
The editors at O at Home requested samples and it took days for my heart palpatations to subside. Too bad they were unable to use a photo…next time! I will, however, be forever excited that Colin Cowie used the Oprah Magazine as a platform to promote wedding sparklers. I have forever believed in this business and how amazing sparklers are at weddings because of three simple reasons. first, they are so affordable! Our average customer spends $100 om sparklers for their weddings, which is simply a drop in the bucket compared to the other expenses. Second, the guests actually have a blast lighting the sparklers. You will not see one guest without a smile on their faces with a sparkler in their hand. Lastly, the sparklers will make the wedding photographs look simply stunning! We are never surprised but always so happy with the sparkler photos that the bride and groom love the most.
While I will go with the idea that departing with a sparkler exit is one way to depart in style. Leaving through your guests – all your family and friends holding a sparkler is certainly one way to end a night to remember. The sparklers are an affordable option for all budgets as we offer sparklers that are 10, 20 and 36 inches in length. You can add sparklers to your wedding for under $40 – which is almost most people’s Starbucks budget for the week! So I simply say to Martha Stewart Weddings to vote for sparklers – as they will help create a moment to remember at the end of the evening. And I can promise you – 100$- that your favorite photos will be the ones with the wedding sparklers as it is like being photographed under candlelight.
Oh how I love this photo used by InStyle weddings. First of all, I love that you can photograph wedding sparklers in black and white and they are just as effective and beautiful. I also have a thing for sparklers on a staircase. The wedding sparklers look absolutely stunning with each guest holding a lit sparkler on each step. The bride and groom taking a pause from their sendoff for a kiss among the light of the sparklers is adorable. I imagine that she is about to toss her bouquet as it is perfectly positioned in her hand. This couple is using the 36 inch wedding sparklers. These sparklers are our most popular because you do not have to worry about such a tight timeline for the wedding sendoff. You simply light the sparklers, have the guests line up and have plenty of time for amazing photos like this.
One of the questions I am often asked about when I speak with Mothers of the Brides or Brides is how many sparklers should I order and what is a cute way to display the sparklers the day of the wedding. The first question about wedding sparklers is not the easiest question to answer. We suggest that weddings of over 100 people consider the 36 inch wedding sparklers because they will give you enough time to get all the sparklers lit, all the guests lined up and time for the bride and groom to have the sendoff they have always imagined. One question I do love answering is how to display sparklers at the wedding. Michaels, Target and Hobby Lobby are all great ideas. I even suggest you look in your own potting area as you might have something perfect. I always suggest buying a bag of play sand from the hardware store ($6.00 ish) and putting that in the bottom of the container. You can then insert all the sparklers in the bucket handle down and have a cute display for the wedding sparklers.
Not much explanation needed here. Just a beautiful couple having a casual beach wedding with the prettiest wedding sparklers you ever did see. The one thing about sparklers I am always asked about is what color are they. One would think there is a simple explanation to this question. The sparklers arrive for the wedding in a box marked GOLD. They are physically silver in color when unlit. But, what I always like to tell people is that they burn the color of a candle flame – different depending on the angle and other factors you look at it. As you can see from the photo above, these sparklers look like they are white to me. But others might say the sparklers look gold or silver. What you mostly want is the traditional wedding sparkler that is not wooden or wrapped in paper.
There really are so many things I love about this photo that it is hard to know where to begin. While I know I am supposed to love the wedding sparklers in the photo the absolutely most, I am actually more in love with this dress – the back, the layers, the lightness more than anything. Next, the setting in a vineyard among fields of grapes so perfectly lined up make the photo so stunning. And finally the wedding sparklers. If course I adore them and also love how pretty they look during the day at this perfect outdoor wedding. It is true that most people only think to use sparklers in the evening as the big wedding sendoff, but they are perfect during the day as well and simply have a little different effect.
Ok, OK, I will admit that this was brought to my attention by my mother who is an avid Chicos fan. I mean, who would not love their clothes when everything is flowy and lots of elastic in simple colors. While I have not exactly ventured into wearnig Chicos clothes yet, I do love how they used the sparklers for their fun and festive Christmas ad. I mean, this couple, standing in front of what looks to be the cutest guest house, potting shed all decorated for Christmas holding sparklers high up in the air is too cute for words. And again, this goes back to the question I am often asked is “What color are the sparklers”. The box says gold, the sparklers are physically silver in color yet I always say the wedding sparklers burn the color of a candle flame. In this photo, the sparklers look to be the most beautiful gold color.
Well, I will have to admit that the picture I am displaying does not zoom in enough to tell you anything about why I have this magazine displayed in my press. I could tell you almost anything that it says – but I simply will stick with the truth on this one. 15 years ago when I had the idea to have all of my guests hold a sparkler at my wedding instead of blowing bubbles or throwing rice (sadly it was not yet frowned upon in 1999), i just thought it would be a fun way to end the night. Little did I realize I would be creating an industry that would provide me with a career – and lots of competition copying my idea. Yuck! alas, when a magazine I respect suggested ordering sparklers for your wedding sendoff, I certainly was proud and honored. So basically above it says to order sparklers from me with my oh so clever website name listed.
I absolutely never tire of seeing or hearing about weddings that use sparklers for their sendoff or as some people will call it, a wedding exit. This dream I had of creating a business, that honestly everyone thought I was nuts to do except for my sweet and supportive husband and my dad, is fulfilled in every photo I see of sparklers at weddings. while I will have to admit, I have seen better sparkler photos than this one, I still love them all the same. Mostly because every wedding featured in a magazine has photos submitted by the bride or the photographer. And to know that one of 5 photos submitted and chosen show sparklers at the wedding. This is simply the ultimate compliment for a woman with a dream to start a business selling sparklers over the internet.
Sparklers I love – I have never wavered from that. These poppers featured in this ad are something I used to sell a long time ago and not anything I really like. The problem with these poppers is that they make a loud bang noise, they are filled with silver foil confetti and they simply make a mess. The foil confetti actually has static cling so it always sticks to everything. I write honestly here because for one, I do not think anyone is reading this paragraph. Seriously, email me if you do and I will send you free sparklers. I am one to admit that I made a mistake and decided not to sell these anymore – much to the dismay of my warehouse who has cases and cases of these that they cannot get rid of. I will not reveal here what I had expected because I am actually working on a new idea. For the meantime, please stick with wedding sparklers.
Photos like these will never cease to amaze me. I took my first photography class in 1991 and wish I had been clever enough to experiment with sparklers. What people love so much about sparkler writing is that the photos are simply stunning and not expected. On our blog, we offer a huge page with a step by step instruction on how to write with sparklers. It has to do with the shutter speed of the camera and moving the sparklers in the air when the shutter is closing. So imagine that instead of pressing the button your camera to go CLICK, it instead goes CLLLLLLIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCKKKKK and you can get amazing photos. Have you seen any of the photos that have people spelling out LOVE or the wedding date? Such a cute and clever way to use wedding sparklers.
Oh Better Homes and Gardens, how do I love you! Is this photo not the absolutely cutest! First of all, the turquoise bins with the lettering are too cute for words. Then filling each one with a 4th of July essential is simply adorable. Essential number one, popsicles. Essential number two, sodas (or Cokes like we call soda in the south) and essential number three – sparklers! While these sparklers look absolutely adorable in this bin, I will have to tell you that I have children of my own and they simply adore the 20 inch sparklers. Displayed are the 10 inch sparklers that last for about 45 seconds. The problem is the sparklers get a little too close to little hands. The 36 inch sparklers are a little too long. I say for any backyard celebration, the 20 inch sparklers are absolutely perfect!
This photo represents to me what I love about my job. I often tell people they should choose sparklers for their wedding because it will easily be among their very favorite photos. This photo is a perfect example. You know that when a bride is featured in a magazine, especially one as fancy as Town and Country magazine, that they get to choose what photos they submit. As you can see from this photo, it is a little fuzzy and maybe not the most crisp photo they could have chosen. But what you also see is a couple madly in love, hours after they have said their vows, one relaxing with a cocktail and both of them holding a sparkler. To me this is what it is all about. Love, spontaneity, whimsy. You will never be disappointed with wedding sparklers!
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