Unconventional art-filled wedding at a private ranch in California

When a pair of burners fall head over heals and celebrate all their way

On a sunny California January day, Burning Man enthusiasts, Jon and Esme gathered with their closest friends and family to celebrate their love, all their own way for their unconventional wedding. Surrounded by artists of every discipline, each detail was significant and made just from them. Their close friend hosted the wedding at his private ranch in Sonoma, California, complete with party barn.

The groom outfitted his parade of men in custom track suits, each embroidered with their nicknames.

In lieu of a bridal party, Esme chose her "flower people" and asked each one of them to bring a single stem. Once she arrived at the altar, each of her people ceremoniously brought her flowers until she had a bouquet.

Standing under a chuppah, made by friends with strings of meaningful photos and held up by their family, they said their vows to each other.

An old tradition, updated to mean something so much more personal.

“He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

After the I do's the entire party strolled across the ranch, down to the barn where the guests watched the sun set with a cocktail in hand. After sunset, the party cranked up with roast pig for dinner, decadent chocolate cake (it was seriously the best!), speeches and drinks, and finally a DJ line up that had them all dancing until dawn.

Mazel Tov Esme & Jon!

Wedding Coordination & Photography: Arche Creative

Location: Private Residence, Sonoma California

Catering: Pomella

Rentals: Bright Event Rentals