With Burning Man just around the corner we thought it was finally time to put these two on the blog!
There were so many intricacies about the inspiration and thought behind each of the details of this wedding that made it difficult for me or even the bride to categorize it correctly!
The bride and groom where inspired by random things they liked. Cool right? Main sources of inspiration came from trips and their involvement in the Burning Man community where they met some of their closest friends. The whole day was a community effort. The venue was a friends residence in the beautiful hills of Rancho Santa Fe. The wedding party, guests and the groom worked to decorate the ceremony space complete with an octopus in the sand and flowers in glass vases carefully placed along the edges. The bride and groom had specially designed outfits (in their favorite green color and decked out in Cephalopod figures). They had specially made light-up Octopus umbrellas for their dinner entrance, a friend officiating, a resident parrot to keep everyone company, fire sculptures and fire performers to entertain the guests in the evening.
The bride wore a specially designed gown that featured tentacles and a bodice made from shattered pieces of glass. Instead of pouring sand during the ceremony the two poured glass to be blown into a sculpture for them later. Again in their favorite colors.
Bouquets and Boutonnieres were simple and elegant from succulents and purple orchids. They reflected off of her mirror bodice so nicely! Cake was gorgeous in the rich green, nautical theme and surrounded by a whole table of insanely fancy (and delicious) cupcakes! The Guest sign-in table was a painting of a tree where the leaves were fingerprints.
After the sun went down the fire sculptures were illuminated and guests enjoyed getting their photos taken with both of them- we even got ours with the bride and groom themselves.
What we love most about this wedding was the boldness and the creativity. Myke and I have never been to Burning Man but we feel like we were almost part of it in a small way. Seeing this community of friends and family come together for the bride and groom was awesome. The best part was that it was unique to them and their love. Congrats Liz and Tony!
We were lucky to snag a shot while the couple before we left! 🙂