Wedding Fireworks - 20 Best Photos

Wedding Fireworks - 20 Best Photos

Today, we’re celebrating the Fourth of July at WB headquarters in the US, and great photography of wedding fireworks around the world. With 20 Editor’s Picks from our Moments Gallery, all taken by our talented members, we’ve created a sparkling collection of photos that are bound to make a big impression. 

The first 7 in our collection capture wedding fireworks with the dazzling display of vibrant colors and cascades of glittering light.  Against the night sky, bursts of exciting explosions illuminate the scene and cast a romantic glow on each couple. Working with exposure and aperture, the artists decided how sharp or in motion they wanted the fireworks to look and executed brilliantly.

Couple view wedding fireworks Talitha Tarro Photography
Photographed by Talitha Tarro Photography - New Mexico wedding photographer
Couple watching fireworks Ben Minnaar Photography
Photographed by Ben Minnaar Photography - Cambridge, UK, wedding photographer
Couple toast under fireworks Lake Como Italy Jos and Tree
Photographed by Jos & Tree - Portland, Oregon, wedding photographers
Bokeh couple portrait Robert Mauriell
Photographed by Robert Mauriell Photography - Toronto, Canada, wedding photographers
Portrait under sky of fireworks Ben Connolly Creative
Photographed by Ben Connolly Creative - Sunshine Coast, Australia, wedding photographers
Couple watching fireworks during cake cutting Tom Russo Photography
Photographed by Tom Russo Photography - South Jersey, New Jersey, wedding photographers
Groom couple watching fireworks Ronan Palliser
Photographed by Ronan Palliser Photography - Ireland wedding photographer

The next 6 photos pull at our heartstrings and make us want to watch the Notebook all over again! Even in black and white or in romantic silhouette, the scenes come alive because of the emphasis on the connection between the partners. The photographers don’t miss the wedding fireworks, they just focus on both kinds.

Couple kiss at sparkler exit Tkshotz Photography
Photographed by Tkshotz Productions - Calgary, Canada, wedding photographers
Couple kissing with fireworks overhead Paolo Barbara Orsoliini
Photographed by ProPhoto Italy - Italy wedding photographers
Couple exit with sparklers Austin Texas Philip Thomas Photography
Photographed by Philip Thomas Photography - San Antonio, Texas, wedding photographer
Couple with sparklers Ben Minnaar Photography
Photographed by Ben Minnaar Photography - Cambridge, UK, wedding photographer
Kiss against wedding fireworks Robert Mauriell Photography
Photographed by Robert Mauriell Photography - Toronto, Canada, wedding photographers
Tunnel effect silhouette kiss through sparkler exit Clewell Photography
Photographed by Clewell Photography - St. Paul, Minnesota, wedding photographers

For our final 7 shots, we chose the best sparkler exits with an emphasis on timing and composition. When you can’t put on a full display of wedding fireworks, but you’re determined to make your exit memorable, sparklers provide the perfect answer. Scroll down to see the rest of our Editor’s Picks and get tips on how to make your wedding sparkle without any mishaps.

Guests with sparklers under lights Natasha Gillett Photography
Photographed by Natasha Gillet Photography - San Francisco, California, wedding photographers
Elegant sparkler exit Chrystin Melanie Photography
Photographed by Chrystin Melanie Photography - Grand Rapids, Michigan, wedding photographers
Couple exit through sparklers John and Joseph
Photographed by John and Joseph - Los Angeles, California, wedding photographers
Dancing sparkler exit Noah Jules
Photographed by Noah & Jules - Connecticut wedding photographers
Wedding party with sparklers Chateau Frontenac Quebec Annie Simard Photography
Photographed by Annie Simard Photography - Quebec, Canada, wedding photographer
Nighttime couple exit in auto between walls of sparklers Carolines Collective
Photographed by Caroline's Collective - Colorado wedding photographers
Aerial view of couple exit through sparers Philip Thomas Photography
Photographed by Philip Thomas Photography - San Antonio, Texas, wedding photographer

Your Wedding Fireworks Checklist:

  1. Hire Professionals: Hire a licensed and insured professional fireworks company. Fireworks can be hazardous and only a bonded company can ensure safety.
  2. Get the Necessary Permits: Laws can vary by city, state, province and country. Be sure you have all the necessary permits and understand the regulations before you start planning. The pros you hire should be willing and able to help you with all the necessary paperwork.
  3. Ask the Venue for Approval: Once you’ve determined fireworks are permitted in your area at the time of your wedding, you’ll need the venue to sign off. Many locations will not allow them, or will charge for additional insurance. If having a wedding fireworks display is important to you, wait to book your venue until you’ve confirmed with the on-site coordinator.
  4. Set a Budget: Fireworks can be pricey. Allocate a budget that includes the cost of the display, permits, and all additional fees.
  5. Plan for Rain or Drought: Wind and rain can affect the visibility of fireworks, and drought can cause burn bans that may cancel your plans. Be sure you have a backup plan and a clear understanding of how weather may play a part in your plans.
  6. Consider Eco-Friendly Fireworks: These days there are eco-friendly fireworks designed to produce less smoke and debris. Ask the company you’re working with what they have available and minimize your environmental footprint.
  7. Timing: Coordinate the timing of your fireworks display. Ensure it fits well within the schedule of the other events and give plenty of time for guests to get settled and ready for your big send-off.
  8. Photography and Videography: Inform your photographer and videographer about your fireworks show well in advance. They may need to bring special equipment or employ specific techniques to capture your display effectively.

By following this checklist, you can ensure a spectacular and safe fireworks display for you and your guests. For more information, check out our Fireworks at Your Wedding blog post, then choose an experienced photographer with all the skill and talent needed to create extraordinary photos of celebration.