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Let Your Love Sparkle on Independence Day

It’s no wonder that sparklers are such a popular send-off for couples on their wedding day. Authors, philosophers and singers have compared love and beauty to the bright, explosive, white hot lights of fireworks for centuries. This Independence Day, IDY celebrates the sparkle of life, love and liberty with a look back at a few of our favorite wedding day send-offs.

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I know what love is. When you find the person you are supposed to love, bells ring and fireworks go off in your head and you can’t find the words to speak and you think about him all the time. When you find the person you are supposed to love, you will know by staring deeply into their eyes. – Jodi Picoult, author

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I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever. – Amy Tan, author

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Laughter is the fireworks of the soul. – Josh Billings, author

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What was important wasn’t the fireworks, it was that we were together this evening, together in this place, looking up into the sky at the same time. – Mahoko Yoshimoto, writer

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I’m captivated by you, baby, like a firework show. – Taylor Swift, singer

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Any woman can look her best if she feels good in her skin. It’s not a question of clothes or makeup. It’s how she sparkles. – Sophia Loren, actress

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