Volpes Tie The Knot: The Send-Off

The Send Off Our Wedding

I knew right away that I wanted to have a sparkler send-off for our wedding. After working so many weddings and seeing how they looked in the photos, and also getting engaged on the 4th of July, it just seemed to fit. But then as most of you know, things started to change with the weather. With rain in the forecast, I still had the sparklers, the sparkler exit sign and hope that it would still happen. Then to be honest, I totally forgot about it while we were knee deep in a muddy dance floor signing out hearts out.

When they DJ announced the last song, we all wanted to cry and insist he kept playing, but as all weddings go, it needed to come to an end. We had about 3 “last songs” starting with the last song we had picked- We Are Young by FUN., then Last Dance, and then Closing Time. We all danced to these songs and then I looked out to see some of our friends and family running around with sparklers in the rain. They all assumed that Dave and I would rather stay out of the rain and there wouldn’t be a send-off. Well, they were partially right. We didn’t have a traditionally send-off, but we all ran out to the dance floor with sparklers in hand and danced to one last song on the dance floor.

The Send Off Our Wedding 2

I loved looking at these photos from the end of the night because it just seems like us. We aren’t really the traditional type after having such a wild wedding day, so this was perfect. I do wish our photographer would have ventured out to the dance floor for some better photos, but I understand with gear and it being the end of the night. I will be sure to keep this in mind for future clients though, they best come prepared with an umbrella 😉

The Send Off Our Wedding 3

The Send Off Our Wedding 4

I can’t believe I am already sharing our send off! Thankfully I have several more posts lined up, including some major bloopers!


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  • Ashley Stephenson

    Love this!! Glad you all were able to have some fun with the sparklers!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! Me too! Since we didn’t have a traditional send-off we still have some of the sparklers as well :)

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    HOW FUN! You guys had such a great wedding, I’m always loving what you share from your special day!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      You are the best, thank you! I am just so happy everyone was able to have a fun time and still be safe.

  • Jen

    This is so fun! I love it.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you, Jen!

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    This gave me butterflies! So much fun and such a special memory!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Aww you’re so sweet. I wish I could relive this over and over again…but with you 6 there!

  • http://ellesees.net ElleSees.net

    That is so sweet and fun!! I’ve always wanted to do the same!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Sparklers are so much fun and make beautiful photos!

  • http://www.thelowcountrymama.com Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    I love sparkler send offs! For some reason our sparklers got crazy and the photos make it look like the plantation was on fire haha. Also, we gave them out too early and our drunk friends were lighting them up under the tent which was NOT good lol

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Me too! Hahaha that is so amazing. That is my biggest fear when I am coordinating that people won’t be able to get a handle on things and the bride and groom get upset with the photos lol. In my case it would have just been a sign of our wedding.

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    That’s awesome that everybody just continued to dance in the rain after your last songs! I always love the sparkler send offs! They’re so pretty!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I am beyond thankful for our friends that stuck around to keep the celebration going.

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    Omg I can’t wait for bloopers lolol!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Hope you enjoyed them 😉

  • Megan

    I love that your family and friends ran out to the dance floor to still do a semi sparkler send off! So sweet!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Looking back, this really is one of my favorite moments and I am so thankful. For a while I was upset that we couldn’t have a sparkler sendoff, I even cried at a friends wedding when hers turned out beautifully haha. But then we got the photos and it made me smile and so thankful for our friends and family.

  • http://apaperarrow.blogspot.com Kayla Whitter

    Aaah! This is the BEST! I agree about the photographer, but this is still so special. I love it!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Aww thank you so much!! I’m glad somebody else agrees and sees what I mean, but it was still a special moment to have from afar.

  • http://dashofherbs.com Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    We didn’t have a traditional send off either. I actually think our guests didn’t realize that our send off was our send off – we didn’t really let anyone know. But it was awesome either way – and finding a venue to allow the wish lanterns mattered to us so much. We were fortunate to be able to do them. I do wish the photographer had thought to bring an umbrella…silly photog. They should be prepared for any types of weather. I love that everyone showed up on the dance floor with you guys.

    Our last song was We Are Young by fun. too.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I loved your send-off so much, it looked amazing. Finding a venue that allows them is proving to be more difficult lately, but it’s odd because I have never heard of an accident with them. Obviously if winds are high you shouldn’t do them, but if it’s an open space- I see no problems. Right! Why would a photographer not bring an umbrella, especially once you see the forecast.

      It is such a good song, I loved ending with that!

      • http://dashofherbs.com Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

        I think most venues are worried about the mess. You can see in our photos and video that the lanterns burned out and floated back down into the lake. But they cleaned it all up for us (we were supposed to do that), so I can’t complain. I don’t think it’s the open area…I think it’s more about the mess. I was surprised how many fell back down…but it was so pretty, I couldn’t say no to them.

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