Bunny and Sarah were married at Burning Man Festival. Their theme was based on their
Disco Jelly Art Car that they made for their camp. “Getting married at Burning Man was very unusual!” said Bunny. “The environment and elements, such as heat, wind and dust (sometimes all at the same time!), made the wedding very different and challenging. During the ceremony a dust storm came, but we didn’t thinking about pausing for a second. It made our moments very raw and unforgettable.”
The couple were married in front of a giant spinning heart, “For our ceremony location we chose an art piece in the shape of a spinning heart made by Eric Zann” explained Sarah. “The ceremony itself was very relaxed and our friends made it even better than we ever imagined. One of our friends was our officiant, another friend played the guitar, and another one recited his speech in German, even though no one understood German!”
“The whole wedding was a big DIY project. Sarah’s dress, our flowers, the transportation, the cake…the list goes on and on. We saved money by not paying a huge amount for anything we could do ourselves and by not doing things that weren’t necessary. The only thing we wanted to splurge on was photography. But it was so worth it to have a wonderful photographer we could connect with and who captured the best day of our lives in the most wonderful, unique and timeless way.”
“Our advice for future brides and grooms is to it for the love you have for each other. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have the best wedding ever. Surround yourself on your wedding day with people who make you happy.”
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