Once our last song was finished, our DJ asked all of our guests to line up outside the reception hall to send us off.
Once outside, our wedding coordinator passed out sparklers and matchbooks. In some random bride centric moment, I purchased personalized matchbooks with our initials. I don’t have a picture of it and I don’t know why I insisted on doing it. Oh well, at least they were only like $30.
With the sparklers lit, it was time for Mr. A and me to make a run for it. In fact, we ran so fast that our photographers only got a few shots.
I think I was deathly afraid that the sparklers would catch my dress/hair on fire. Which you think I would have thought about before selecting sparklers…c’est la vie. I also had this fear that the sparklers would crap out by the time we got to the end. I was wrong about that too. Those sparklers went on for a good two minutes after we ran through. Really we should have just run back through a second time.
Anyway, I definitely don’t recommend running. Or you won’t have very many pictures. Milk the moment as much as possible. Give your hubs a sweet kiss and then slowly walk your way through the sparkles. Unless you have very evil friends, I’m sure no one will catch you on fire.
Our photographers did get a really cute shot of my bridesmaids with their sparkles.
Love those girls.
Our photographers also took the time to take a few nighttime shots of our venue.
I love this fountain shot soooo much.
And with that, our reception was over just as soon as it began. I mean it literally went by in an instant. Luckily, Mr. A and I decided to throw a little after party so we could get some more quality time with our favorite people (check back in tomorrow to see that post).