We're having our wedding ceremony at Burning Man. At first I wrote out this really lengthy email, trying to explain what Burning Man is to a bunch of people who have no clue. It was a giant wall of text that got completely out of control (it's so hard to explain!). I knew I had to trim it down to the basics. Here is the Decision Flow Chart I made for our friends and family to determine if they want to/are able to come to our Burning Man wedding ceremony…
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of burning man posts.
Some of you are already aware of Katy Perry, the glitter-sneezing, fire-shooting, lemonade-peeing unicorn, and if you're not, get ready to lose your shit. This is the full story of the country fair-themed event with cotton candy bouquets, stilt-walking lawn gamers, fire dancers, LED necklaces, kazoos, and lots and lots of gingham!
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a burner-meets-upcycled-meets-kid-friendly celebration including fire dancing, a community-planned potluck, and a sweet ceremony interruption by the couple's little girl. It's laid-back and free-form and we're loving it!
You guys, we all know I'm a sucker for reader photos of folks with my book, but this one has extra special meaning for me because Emily, the bride pictured, explained: "I've been taking your advice since the Lotus Magazine days. My wedding planning wouldn't have been nearly as fun without you."
A Beltane wedding in the forest surrounded by intricate and lovely craft projects turned spiritual wedding decor — this is magical, indeed. The community collaborated on the whole thing with potluck food, a "cupcake brigade," decoupaged lace lights, a love altar, and handmade accessories. Oh, and don't forget that the bride made her own Victorian-inspired dress!
The Empire ladies lost their collective minds upon first look at the wedding photos of Tribesmaid MizAnna and her "husfriend" C.A.L. from their Chapel Arts wedding in Vancouver, BC. Just wait until you see her whole outfit and peep his black suit with the surprise design on the back…
This pair tackled tons of DIY projects, battled some very inconsistent weather, and had to cater a party in the middle of the country. But you'd never know these were even challenges when you see the awesome Mexican catering, the cool ambiance (event producer groom FTW!), and the lovely weather. These photos give off one theme more than any other: FUN.
This pair crafted an epic weekend-long celebration of their love with lots of color, lots of wet and cold camping, a eleven-year-old's rendition of "White Wedding," and even gift bags representing the 10 principles of Burning Man. Plus, you'll love the bride's totally apt choice of reading.
Our wedding featured a life-sized unicorn that sneezed glitter, peed lemonade, and shot pink fire. If that sounds more like the twisted fantasy of a six-year-old girl than a standard wedding item… well, that's just how we roll. You haven't lived until you've seen a bride dispensing lemonade from a unicorn's genitals.
We've seen Tribesmaids Kiona and Jennifer before in this sneaky peeky of their engagement photos. So when I saw this wedding photo show up on the Tribe, I snagged it right up! Sometimes the Tribe, the Offbeat Flickr Pool, and Pinterest just give us a little more awesomeness than usual. This is one of those weeks.
With a Burning Man ethic firmly in tow, this pair longed for a wedding with atmosphere — places to chill, awesome electric house music, and lots of spirituality. What they delivered was exactly that. Plus, they had fire dancers, which always makes the night complete.