Q. Do you have any ideas for a creative way to conclude my wedding ceremony and kick off the reception? Having my guests throw birdseed or confetti just doesn’t seem that exciting.
A. Boy, do we ever! All across the country, more and more brides are kicking their nuptials up a notch with dazzling fireworks displays. “We’ve had many brides incorporate fireworks into their wedding and it’s always a pinnacle point in their day,” says Jeff Bartolotta, co-owner of Bartolotta Fireworks, based in the Milwaukee area. “We can customize firework shows for receptions at venues with plenty of open land, like at a private home, in a natural setting or a country club.”
For a slightly lower-key option, A Dove Release in Milwaukee offers dove-releasing services for weddings, anniversaries and other special events in parts of Wisconsin and Illinois. You can choose to release one, several or a whole flock of doves. The company has beautiful cages that can match elegant wedding décor. “The old-world tradition of releasing doves at a wedding symbolizes everlasting love,” says owner Kristine Michalski. “It’s an affordable way to add a unique and exciting touch to your celebration.”