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368--Nevada: Burning Man--The Waxlax Wedding
@ CherieSpotting     Sep 14 2006 - 06:56 PST
cherie writes: For Rennie and Anne, marriage wasn’t about tradition. After dating for over a decade, the happy couple got married in Las Vegas in private ceremony for two on June 17th.

To commemorate this event, we recreated the Waxlax wedding on the playa at Burning Man. Rennie, the groom, was dashing in his pink sequence bow tie and silk boxers. A few ladies (Cherie, Karem, Eva & Kari) slipped into old prom dresses and helped Anne into her thrift-store wedding gown bought for $8. (Bridemaids who joined us in spirit were Char, Jean and Margaret!)

The desert wedding was filled with traditions such as the bridal bouquet toss and a ride into the sunset on a purple dinosaur. As Richard Bach said: True love stories never have endings.

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After over a decade of dating, Rennie and Anne tied the knot.  We re-created the ceremony at Burning Man with silk boxers for the groom and a thrift-store bought wedding dress for the bride.

After over a decade of dating, Rennie and Anne tied the knot. We re-created the ceremony at Burning Man with silk boxers for the groom and a thrift-store bought wedding dress for the bride.

The bride (Anne Blunden) was wed to her groom in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas on June 17, 2006.  But at Burning Man, she slips into a wedding gown for the first time.

The bride (Anne Blunden) was wed to her groom in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas on June 17, 2006. But at Burning Man, she slips into a wedding gown for the first time.

The fabulous bridesmaids in their ridiculous second-hand prom dresses.

The fabulous bridesmaids in their ridiculous second-hand prom dresses.

Karem and Cherie. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Karem and Cherie. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Here comes the groom, 747-Captain Rennie Waxlax.

Here comes the groom, 747-Captain Rennie Waxlax.

Cherie blushes in pink.

Cherie blushes in pink.

The beautiful bride.

The beautiful bride.

The gorgeous groom.

The gorgeous groom.

A wedding kiss seals the deal in the Black Rock Desert.

A wedding kiss seals the deal in the Black Rock Desert.

Come on...show us a little leg.

Come on...show us a little leg.

Excuse me madam Karem...but is your dress on backwards?

Excuse me madam Karem...but is your dress on backwards?

Anne surrounded by her bridesmaids.  Their job--to keep the dust off!

Anne surrounded by her bridesmaids. Their job--to keep the dust off!

A bride deserves to be worshiped by the men around her.

A bride deserves to be worshiped by the men around her.

It's difficult to be so beautiful. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

It's difficult to be so beautiful. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Once you catch a man, you better not let him go!

Once you catch a man, you better not let him go!

When you got it, you got it! *Photo by Dustin Fox.

When you got it, you got it! *Photo by Dustin Fox.

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
~ Lao Tzu

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu

All that glitters really is gold. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

All that glitters really is gold. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

All the bridesmaids line up in hopes of catching the bridal bouquet.

All the bridesmaids line up in hopes of catching the bridal bouquet.

Anne makes the toss! *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Anne makes the toss! *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Cherie makes the catch!

Cherie makes the catch!

Anne and Cherie pose with the bouquet.  This is as traditional as it gets.

Anne and Cherie pose with the bouquet. This is as traditional as it gets.

Eva steals a kiss from Brian.

Eva steals a kiss from Brian.

You can dress a man up, but sometimes it's hard to get him to do what you want him to. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

You can dress a man up, but sometimes it's hard to get him to do what you want him to. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Bridesmaid Kari and groomsman Steve.

Bridesmaid Kari and groomsman Steve.

Love one another and you will be happy.  It's as simple and as difficult as that.  ~Michael Leunig

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig

The happy couple rides off into the desert mirage on their purple dinosaur.

The happy couple rides off into the desert mirage on their purple dinosaur.

Notice the cans tied to the back of the purple dinosaur.

Notice the cans tied to the back of the purple dinosaur.

And they're off! Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

And they're off! Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Slow down dino!  Don't hit the guy with the mohawk! *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Slow down dino! Don't hit the guy with the mohawk! *Photo by Dustin Fox.

After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.  ~Douglas William Jerrold *Photo by Dustin Fox.

After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world. ~Douglas William Jerrold *Photo by Dustin Fox.

A toast to the bride!

A toast to the bride!

Steve puts on his best kilt for the occasion.

Steve puts on his best kilt for the occasion.

Warning: Do not climb in a bridal gown.

Warning: Do not climb in a bridal gown.

Come down Anne!

Come down Anne!

Rennie sneaks a peek. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Rennie sneaks a peek. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Someone please fetch the bride. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Someone please fetch the bride. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

The amazing Waxlax reception draws society's most fashionable and elite. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

The amazing Waxlax reception draws society's most fashionable and elite. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

It is crucial that guests dress appropriately for a special occasion such as this. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

It is crucial that guests dress appropriately for a special occasion such as this. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
-Author unknown.

I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, A church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for, He said one that would make me his wife. -Author unknown.

A kiss for the driver.

A kiss for the driver.

Note to self: Always get a manicure before you get married. *Photo by Dustin Fox.

Note to self: Always get a manicure before you get married. *Photo by Dustin Fox.