Bonfire Wedding


Ever since I can remember, I have always found bonfires to be mysteriously romantic. During my college days, my friends and I would pack wooden pallets into the canyon or a park and build a bonfire. I could sit by it all night. Maybe it was the sharp contrast between the cold mountain air and the heat of the fire…maybe the dark sky dotted with stars in contrast to the bright orange flames…whatever it was…I loved it. In fact, I think I can trace meeting my husband all the way back to a bonfire. {Here goes: an acoustic guitar player is a bonfire must-have, which is one reason I bought a guitar and started to teach myself to play. After a couple of unsuccessful years, I took a guitar class at the university and saw my Mr. Darcy for the first time.} So, there you have it. Bonfire’s lead to love.
I found this amazing bonfire wedding, courtesy of Once Wed, and wanted to share it with you. I also found this beautiful ceremony wording (thanks to zimbio) and thought they made the perfect match.

Have a magical and lovely weekend.

“We are gathered here today, to witness the beginning of two lives united by love and trust. We celebrate with _ and _ and these witnesses, the wondrous and joyful occurrence that has taken place in their lives and brought them here today.

Marriage is a supreme sharing of experience, an adventure in the most intimate of relationships. It is the joyous union of two people whose friendship and mutual understanding and trust has flourished.

People say they are getting married because they are in love, but what a broad statement. I found a poem which I think describes it a little better. It is entitled Why Marriage.

Why marriage? Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person, with all my heart, my body, my mind, my soul…

Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me, who won’t hold them against me, who loves me when I’m unlikable, who sees the small child in me, and who never stops seeing the divine potential of me…

Because I need to lie in the warmth of the night with someone who thanks God for me and with someone whom I feel blessed to hold…

Because marriage means opportunity to grow in love in friendship and because marriage is a discipline to be added to a list of achievements…

Because marriages do not fail, people fail when they enter into marriage expecting another person to be soley responsible for their life, their future, their happiness…

Knowing this, I promise to take full responsibility for my own life, my own future, my own happiness. I create my happiness and I gladly share it with you without reservation,

I take half of the responsibility but it is only together we create this marriage. And knowing this, the possibilities for us are endless.”

Hello! My name is Anna and I am the editor of this site, wedding designer, artist. I love life as it is, and I also keep my wedding blog.