Light a bonfire after your beach wedding #Wedding Porn#beach#steal-this-idea Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Nov 19 2013) Stephanie Kaloi Photo by Vanishing Moments. You know what's the best way to invite your close friends and family to get warm and cozy after your beach wedding? Build a bonfire! Bonfires on the beach are incredible since you're combining all those amazing elements (ocean, fire, stars) and adding all the feel-good vibes from a wedding on top of that like Carol and Jonathan did. You'll want to check local fire policies and burn bans before setting it up, but this is a recipe for post-wedding blissy times, friends. Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Brianne & Michael's Time Travel costume wedding with a TARDIS NEXT Doctor Who bridal showers are cool Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Oh, I so love this idea. I always wanted to get married on the beach, but maybe my farm venue in Michigan has a place for bonfires. Reply While I love this idea, I also immediately think of this equation: Drunk people + fire + nice suits = ruined and stinky suits, aka, lots of dry cleaning bills. /negative nancy Reply Ha, funny. The smell of campfire smoke on my clothes is one of my favorite things ever. Reply Mine too! So comforting to smell the bonfire on your sweatshirt the next few days..like the party hasn't really ended yet… Reply Advice to other beach brides: check with the parks and rec department to make sure you're allowed to! Nearly all the beaches in my county (state of Florida) don't allow bonfires – just having candles in a lantern requires a fire permit. I almost went Bridethulhu when I found out we couldn't have a bonfire. :/ Reply We're doing this for our lakeside Michigan wedding. I have concerns about clothing as well (not our clothing, but guests') but I think we'll just let people know ahead of time and if they wish to stay for the bonfire then they may want to bring a change of clothes (wedding is at my parents' house). Might need to break out the s'mores supplies at that time! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.