Let the Sparks Fly!—Party Pics

After all of the toasts, the food, the first dance, the cake cutting, the formal photos and the traditions”¦it was time to party.


The Sparkler guests are pretty much professionals when it comes to partying, and they wasted no time getting down to business. Everyone hit the floor as soon as they heard our incredible band play their first note. Before long, the entire room was packed wall-to-wall, shoes were flying off of bridesmaids, and one of our ushers was on stage giving the lead singer a run for his money.





Gray Wolf sighting above! partyc

We let our reception rage on a little longer than most, so Sparks and I planned to have some comfort food ready and waiting to refuel our guests. And it was MUCH appreciated. Waiters wove in and out of the sweaty crowd offering up cheesecake lollipops, graham cracker marshmallows, baskets of fried chicken, and mini pulled pork sandwiches.

Everyone told me later that they loved the midnight snacks”¦and I’ll have to take their word for it! I guess I was too busy busting a move to even realize the food was going around. I think someone shoved a marshmallow in my mouth at one point. I remember it being delicious. Good enough for me.


It seemed like the extra food worked:




Gettin,’ “a little bit softer now,” during “Shout”

I wish I could relive that party every weekend. It was honestly the best night of my life. There were so many moments when I would look around, take it all in, and realize I would never have all of these people in the same room again. It’s a big feeling.

A lot of our pictures from this part of the night are so busy, that I still find something new going on in each of them. The photographers were really able to capture the carefree vibe and party atmosphere of the night, and I especially love this shot of me with my siblings. I’m pretty sure we were singing/screaming “Livin’ on a Prayer.” I love that we are just totally oblivious to the fact that our picture is being taken:


Did you let loose at your reception? What do you remember most vividly?

Coming up: The Sparkler Sparkler Exit (Get It?)

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All photos by Avery House


Mrs. Sparkler

Wedding Date:
September 2011
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  1. sword Bee
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:01 pm

    looks like a great party! I like when you talked about how you’ll never have this group of people in the same room again, “It was a big feeling.” I’m sure it was!

  2. graywolf Bee
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 5:22 pm

    i keep saying it but i want to do your wedding every year.

  3. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:32 pm

    Your reception looks like the best time ever. Seriously.

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    janie-janie 3248 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:28 pm

    oh yes I did! I danced so much,

    my favorite wedding photos are the ones where my new husband and I were totally hamming it up!

  5. mstreasure Bee
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:16 pm

    What an awesome party! The dancing pics are some of my favorite from our wedding.

  6. Member
    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:42 am

    I love your pictures and everything about your wedding, honestly.

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