There aren’t too many holidays that are as potentially romantic as the Fourth of July, y’all. Watching fireworks with your sweetie on a blanket in a field or out of the back of a pick-up or on a sandy Southern coastline – oh my! Take me there! I’m headed down to Florida this weekend with my hubs to be with the fam and soak up some pool time and BBQ… and fireworks of course. Growing up in the South, I remember so many brilliant sparkling nights with a sky full of bright colored explosions, sweet tea in hand. We all sit out by the pool and laugh as my mom gets a ridiculously big kick out of her once-a-year pyro fun! It all stems from a great old Southern tradition of lighting firecrackers on Christmas morning. What can I say? The woman loves her fireworks! Photo below by Paul Johnson.
This week, I want to know about the moment you first felt those heart explosions with The One… the moment you just knew that this was going to be forever. The kind of fireworks that take your breath away and sweep you off your feet. You know what I mean, friends! It’s a feeling inside our gut that says, “This is IT!” Maybe it was a first date when he opened all the doors for you and you locked eyes… fireworks! Maybe it was having him meet your mom for the first time and hearing their laughter together… fireworks! Maybe it was that time he cared for you when you were so sick you couldn’t get out of bed. He tried to make you a comforting grilled cheese – just like your mom used to do – and he maaaaay have burned it. But, somehow it was the greatest meal you’ve ever had… fireworks! Perhaps it was that time he knew just what to say just when you needed it most… FIREWORKS! Photo below by Caroline Ghetes.
For me, it was when Ari met my dad. They were two peas in a pod. I knew I found a keeper! Just five months after meeting, we were married. In Vegas, no less. And here we are over five years later with a little Biscuit in my oven, happy as two bees in a honeysuckle field! Whatever those fireworks were for you, fill us in, ladies! How did you know? Spill the beans! Photo below by Benj Haisch.
GIVEAWAY: Four (yes, 4!) lucky winners will get one of our favorite Fab Finds from our last issue: heart or love sparklers from Tops Malibu! Just leave a comment telling us about those heart explosions.
P.S. Congrats to last post’s winner, Amanda Noel. Oh wow, all of the comments on that post were so inspiring! I can’t wait for all of your weddings! Amanda, email us your mailing address and we’ll get your gorgeous Paloma’s Nest Ring Bearer Bowl right to you.
Wishing you all a lifetime of fireworks ahead and a fantastic weekend under these gorgeous Southern skies!