Sunday, July 11, 2010

God Bless Texas!

Yeah, normally I don't feed into the whole, "I love Texas", "Texas is the best state ever" stuff, but in this case I'll say it loud and proud, "God Bless Texas!"

Why God Bless Texas you ask? Well, they have these little places called fireworks stands. And by little, I mean freakin' huge. P.S. If you've never been to a fireworks stand before (I'm from Jersey; fireworks aren't legal), then you must go. Granted it'll be a bit overwhelming, but seriously, you have to see if for yourself.

OK, now what in the heck does this have to do with my wedding? Sparklers, baby! A couple weekends ago when the Fourth rolled around I was able to pick up 130 sparklers for $20. That's right, 20 buckaroos, y'all! No they're not those fancy "wedding" sparklers, but they're my wedding sparklers and they're gonna be awesome!

And instead of explaining why I need sparklers at my wedding, I'll just show you.


Source (Taken by my photographer!)



OK, so umm, if you don't get it, then leave please. Haha, just kidding. If you've learned anything about me from reading this blog, you know what's coming next... a little DIY project!

This was one of the easiest projects I've completed so far. The only thing I paid for were the sparklers. Everything else was stuff I had lying around from other projects! And it
was nothing a little hot glue and some double-sided tape couldn't handle.

The arrangement I plan on using

My sign to prompt guests

The boxes of matches I covered to make them
look less match-y :)

And of course, my jars full of sparklers
adorned with ribbon!

Now y'all just have to keep your fingers crossed that we don't have a burn ban in effect come October.

What do you think? What are you planning for your send-off? Do you think the sparklers will singe my dress? (Eeek!)


  1. I know right! I hope my photographer can catch some great ones!

  2. I love sparkler send offs! So gorgeous, and I like the way you've set it up. Since we're having a backyard wedding I'm worried the house will be set on fire so we are probably going with the traditional petal toss.

  3. I don't think sparklers are that dangerous unless it's really dry out. I love petal send-offs. They're so simple and elegant!