The concept for Sparkle was conceived after my own wedding in July of 1999. We used 36 inch sparklers for our send off and they were an absolute smash! The photographs were exceptional and showed the festive feeling I had worked so hard to create.

My father has been in the retail fireworks business for 40 years. He began as a teenager with a single roadside tent on the 4th of July, and steadily worked his way up to brick and mortar retail stores that are open year round. He devoted one entire summer to selling fireworks in a tent in Missouri in order to earn enough money to buy my mother an engagement ring, the same ring which my mother passed on many years later to my boyfriend (who became, subsequently my fiancé and husband) and which sits now on my own ring finger.

With the growing popularity of using sparklers in weddings, with my personal connection to fireworks, and the overwhelmingly positive response from the sparklers at my wedding, I was bombarded with friends asking how they can do the same thing. Finally it hit me that perhaps I should link my love for fireworks with my love for weddings. Hence, Sparkle, my labor of love! I hope you enjoy Sparkle's products and will share your wedding sparkler send off stories with me!

—Libba

My family


My interns

Thanks to Scott Hughes Photography in Nashville