OFP 82001 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)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.”

OFP 90648 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)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!

OFP 90661 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)The wedding party pictures are probably my favorites of all time. Formal portraits were shot at a nearby abandoned and decaying amusement park.

OFP 90709 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)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.

OFP 90702 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)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!

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Comments on Carnival meets Burning Man wedding tease

  1. The old amusement park photos are amazing, unique and fun! Would have loved to have been a part of this wedding day! Great job!

  2. 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??

  3. I am in love with the bridesmaid dresses…anybody know where they are from?

  4. Awesome wedding! 😀 I love your photos!


    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?

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