Carnival meets Burning Man wedding tease #Wedding Porn#bouquet alternatives#burning man#california#camping#forest#non-floral bouquet March 1 2011 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Remember when I introduced you to my new bff, the balloon bouquet? Well, one awesome couple put them in action at their carnival-themed wedding! Their photographer Outer Focus Photos described the wedding as "sort of carnivale-meets-Burning Man." Mark and Tara got married in a weekend-long, redwood forest campground extravaganza in Guerneville, CA. I love how the wedding's officiant dressed in circus ring master garb! The wedding party pictures are probably my favorites of all time. Formal portraits were shot at a nearby abandoned and decaying amusement park. Their reception was where it got even cooler. Guests wore tiny hats, clown make-up, and lots of faux fur. Belly dancers served up the couple's first shot of whiskey as husband and wife and several fire spinners performed after dark. To see more of this mind-blowing party, head over to Outer Focus Photos' gallery. And to get more of the delicious details, look for their upcoming bride profile at the end of the week! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Sheila & Andrew's two rock 'n roll weddings NEXT Liz & Kevin's handmade, well-armed wedding party of adventurers Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I dj'ed this wedding!!! YAY!! Reply The old amusement park photos are amazing, unique and fun! Would have loved to have been a part of this wedding day! Great job! Reply Thank you SO MUCH for featuring this wedding! We just had a major venue letdown two days ago…and this one is magically just what we're looking for, totally affordable, and just minutes from where we live! How could it be that we didn't know about it before?? Reply I am in love with the bridesmaid dresses…anybody know where they are from? Reply Awesome wedding! 😀 I love your photos! Question! I noticed that you had fire spinners at your wedding. My fiance and i are planning on having some of our friends spin fire at our reception and we are looking into having it at a campground or fairground. Did your venue show any resistance towards having fire performers? Did you have to provide any sort of paperwork showing that they are fully insured and safe, etc? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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.