A "10 years on fire" non-wedding in Madrid (with fire dancers!) #Real Weddings: Global#bearded groom#fire dancing#multi-colored dress#outdoor#spain December 16 2015 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Davit Ruiz Photos by Davit Ruiz Maria and Sito wanted to celebrate 10 years of dating with an unofficial non-wedding rite with all their loved ones in Madrid, Spain. They didn't want any official protocol, so they decided on a "ten years on fire" theme. This meant, of course, fire dancers, fire rituals, and a focus on reuse of materials for the decor. DIY was the order of the day! Let's relish in their joy. Vendors Photographer: Davit Ruiz • Flowers: Cactus centerpiece by the groom, Sito • Venue: La Hacienda • Wedding Planner: Mangata Eventos 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 Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Honor your service to each other with this super sweet foot-washing ceremony idea NEXT I'm not marrying my soulmate (and I don't think you are, either) Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] Oh wow, this is gorgeous. So many brilliant ideas- I especially love getting all the guests to add a candle to the chicken-wire heart which they then lit on fire. Beautiful. Reply I'm fairly certain those are little scrolls of well wishes that the guests wrote, rather than candles. But I like the candle idea too! Reply I really wish more information accompanied these images. I'd love to know more about the fire rituals, their significance, etc. How does one pull off a non-wedding? Is it just a fabulous anniversary party? How do their families feel about it? That said- this looks like an amazing party and the couple look sublimely happy. Reply I need to use this idea. Surely Family can deal with it when it's called a NON-wedding… Reply Leave a Reply to Niamh Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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. 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.