The Sparkles’ Big Day: a shiny day for all!

Emily and Justin began calling themselves the Sparkles a year or two after they met and fell in love at Bonnaroo, where Emily insisted on calling Justin Mr. Sparkles. We can only guess why, but I’d say it had something to do with all the glittery paint:

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Emily and Justin are my good friends and two of the most fantastic people I know. They created an event that felt very intimate and exuded their personalities. The wedding day’s events were comfortable yet energetic, laid back but also a little wild. This couple is energetic, thoughtful, and definitely sparkly… and every detail of their wedding day showed that. From the hippie-inspired love beads they exchanged at the altar, to a tuxedoed dip in the ocean after the sparkler exit, guests and couple alike agreed that the event was totally Sparkles.

Everyone in attendance agreed that the Sparkles’ wedding weekend was quite magical. For me, the charm began when I awoke momentarily at 5am the morning before the wedding. When I dusted the sleep out of my eyes I saw this picture framed by my sliding glass door:

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For their sparkler exit on the beach, Justin and Emily ran through once,

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then again,

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… then Justin called it quits but Emily hadn’t had enough. So she kept on running.

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As I suggested at the beginning of this post, it’s true, the bride and groom plunged into the Gulf of Mexico in their fancy attire. Many of the wedding party followed them in, with the rest of the crowd watching as we howled with laughter.

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Venue: The Beach Club / Cake: Sugarbug Catering & Co.
Florist: All Island Flowers / Second Shooter: Eddie Marroquin

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