Wedding Photos That Will Make You Want to Have a Sparkler Exit

View these inspiring images and decide if a sparkler exit is right for your nuptials.

There are plenty of ways to plan your grand exit from both the ceremony and the reception. Some couples choose to have a butterfly or dove release once they are pronounced husband and wife, while others decide to give their guests flower petals, rice, or confetti to toss as they walk back up aisle hand in hand. Another special way to leave the ceremony is by asking loved ones to wave sparklers as you exit the ceremony venue and hop in your chosen method of transportation to the reception space.

If you're marrying in the daytime, a sparkler exit may make more sense for the send-off at the end of the night. Have your wedding planner, maid of honor, or best man gather your attendees to form a tunnel or pathway while holding flickering sparklers. This creates a magical setting for you to run through while seeing the smiling faces of your family and friends, and also allows for memorable photos. If you're having a holiday wedding on New Year's Eve or the Fourth of July, a sparkler exit is a must – and a great alternative to fireworks.

Take a look at the images below to inspire your future sparkler exit! For more from each of these real weddings, be sure to click on your favorite photos!

Bride and groom in New Year's Eve tiara hats and headbands sparkler exit
Photo by Studio EMP

Black and white photo of bride and groom kissing during sparkler exit
Photo by Dalal Photography; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Bride and groom kiss at night outside church sparkler exit
Photo by Carasco Photography; Bridal Salon: Dimitra's Bridal Couture; Consulting by SQN Events

Tuscan inspired real wedding sparkler exit
Photo by Kristen Weaver Photography; Bridal Gown by Romona Keveža

Bride and groom running through tunnel of guests holding sparklers exit
Photo by Michael Bambino & Co.; Consulting by Viva Bella Events

Black and white photo of bride and groom surprised happy sparkler exit
Photo by Melissa Mermin | Love Stories; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier

Bride and groom kissing outdoors in tunnel of sparklers sparkler exit
Photo by Sarah & Ben

Bride and groom holding hands at outdoor night reception sparkler exit
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; Wedding Planners & Designers: DFW Events & Emily Clarke Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

Bride and groom walk out of reception with sparkler exitPhoto by Angela R. Talley Studio

Bride and groom kiss at wedding reception sparklers guests taking photos
Photo by Donna Newman Photography; Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld Bridal; Consulting: Posh Parties; Venue: The Breakers

Bride and groom kiss during sparkler exit at wedding reception
Photo by George Street Photo & Video

Bride and groom smile and run through tunnel of guests waving sparklers sparkler exit
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.

Black and white photo of sparkler exit smiling bride and groom in cowboy hat
Photo by Troy Grover Photographers; Consulting by EverAfter Events

Bride and groom leaving reception with dog in arms sparkler exit
Photo by Jen Yuson Photography

Bride wearing fur wrap hugging groom during sparkler exit new year's eve wedding
Photo by Karlisch Photography; Consulting by DFW Events

Bride and groom walking towards getaway car sparkler exit at night reception
Photo by Walters & Walters

Gather ideas for what guests should toss at your wedding, consider more grand exit options, and read tips for having fireworks at your celebration.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy