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S’mores, archery, cowboy chic at this rustic campfire wedding

Alison and Albert are all about adventure, sports, creative DIY, and making us fall in love with their gorgeous and rustic campfire wedding. There was a little bit of cowboy chic, a lot of s’mores, a seriously lovely ceremony backdrop, handmade florals, and an amazing campfire ending with log seating.

Albert gave Alison a bow and arrow as a wedding gift and taught her how to use it at the reception! It’s one drop-dead gorgeous day that you won’t want to miss. Oh, and don’t miss the tiny shout-out to their pets on the program!

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Turn up the heat with 13 bonfire weddings

Come out of the woodwork, bonfire lovers! I’ve got a dozen bonfire-y weddings for you to ogle. After their weddings, our Offbeat Brides have cozied up to anything from tiny lil firepits to roaring infernos. They’ve played croquet nearby, shown off their hooping skills, and drank tastefully from kegs. One even had a fire dancer light the blaze for the evening.

Not enough? Want more? Fine. Go roam around our bonfire archives. Take a s’more with you.

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Robots, I Spy, s’mores, and a secret get-away table

Crystal and Justin’s wedding took place at Molly Ward Gardens in Poulsbo, WA where Justin worked as a teenager. They rocked their favorite themes: robots, the Seattle Sounders, colored glass, and chalkboard art. Plus, there was the added bonus of random wigs at the reception, an “I Spy” game, lots of pie and s’mores, and some kick-ass cheering shots! Oh, and don’t miss the motorboating shot. It’s hot and hilarious.

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Scooter & Robert’s small rustic wedding

With a fabulous green house and garden venue, bread baked in flower pots, and a bonfire with s’mores, what could possibly go wrong? Just a too-large guest list. So this pair decided on a family-only celebration with lots of DIYed and adorable log details that totally played off the rustic vibe of the venue. Plus, you’ll love how the bride celebrates her departed dad and her three-generation ring photo.

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Carol & Jonathan’s laid-back log cabin beach wedding

Sign us up for a mini-holiday wedding like this one any day: a small log cabin on the ocean in southern Scotland, bonfires, barbecue, bounce house, and loads of giggly, smiley love. If the scenery isn’t enough to get you going, the bride’s mum’s devil horns will! It was a small destination wedding with big, amazing DIY details.

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Kim & Cole’s barn and bonfire wedding

We spied this most excellently dressed wedding party recently and were totally hoping to see the full wedding story. Thankfully, Kim and Cole obliged. Get ready for a seriously chic venue with their added DIY fabulousness (like a sweet DIY photo booth and wine cork chandelier!), and two of the most dapper-as-hell brides we’ve ever seen.