Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Categories: Culture | North America

In August, the Burning Man Contemporary Art Festival was held in the Black Rock Desert. This year its theme sounded like "I, robot" — a direct reference to the works of Isaac Asimov. And one couple decided to arrange a futuristic wedding right there at the festival. Moreover, the bride is a designer, and the groom is a visual artist and photographer.

Gilles Bonulli is a French visual artist, his fiancee Yoshi Churnak is a fashion designer originally from Jamaica, who grew up in New York. They met in 2015 at a Burner party in New York and first found common topics for cooperation (it's easy to do if one arranges fashion shows and the other takes pictures), and then the creative union grew into something more. The guys have carried out many art projects together, and now they have decided to arrange their own wedding.

The futuristic theme fit perfectly. Suits made of suede and cream-colored satin were invented and designed. Gilles came up with the idea to decorate them with complex vector drawings — this required laser cutting of fabric. Then Yoshi superimposed the details of the costumes on the fiber-optic fabric, and the multimedia artist Kirill Shevyakov made the finished costumes glow and create an unforgettable impression.

The wedding ceremony was held against the background of the RadiaLumia sculpture shimmering with different colors. The background was chosen as well as possible, and it was even possible to synchronize the way the illumination of the sculpture and wedding dresses changed. It turned out to be a real intergalactic wedding, attended by gods and goddesses who accidentally flew into the Black Rock desert from some distant worlds.

The preparation for the wedding fascinated the participants so much that they decided next year to release a whole collection of wedding dresses in which classic elegance would be combined with modern technology.

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

The main idea — to cut complex patterns on the fabric and make the illumination go through them — appeared when looking at the intricate patterns cast on the wall by a lamp from HYBYCOZO.

The design, based on the Islamic art of "merkaba" (this word means an energy field created by sacred geometric patterns that heals the mind, body and soul), combines angel wings, ethnic motifs, a dove — a symbol of freedom, the initials of the newlyweds.

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Patterns for laser cutting

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Ready-made patterns on fabric

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Wedding Ring Design

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

The design of the rings is also Gilles' idea. The pattern of the rings is a combination of the initials of the newlyweds, the image of the serotonin molecule as a symbol of eternal happiness, the Fibonacci spiral and the sacred geometric figure "Flower of Life": the first circle symbolizes the first being, the second represents two entities, and the third circle is a joint creation of the first two circles.

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

The outfits were finished right on the way to the festival

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Bridesmaids and bridegroom's friends also helped with might and main

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

And this is a wedding cake being prepared for 50 people

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

One of the bridesmaids

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Jewelry made of chains, also specially made for the solemn event

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Absolutely unearthly bridesmaids

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

And here she is, sewing something to her dress in a hurry

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Removing negative energy with the help of the wood of the sacred palo Santo tree

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Wedding cortege

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Sparkling lights wedding chariot in the form of a Chameleon Charles

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

The groom's friends portrayed alien druids

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Stunning bride and Groom masks by Dan Schaub Designs

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Futuristic masks perfectly complemented the wedding outfits

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Wedding theme — Intergalactic gods and goddesses

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

In a galaxy far, far away

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

The bride in the crown by Object and Dawn

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

The ceremony was held next to the RadiaLumia light installation

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Gilles pours champagne

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

A cape with a hood that changes color

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Bride's dress with backlight

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

Party guests

Futuristic wedding at Burning Man Festival

It's time to cut the cake!

Keywords: Burning man | Unusual | Wedding | Festival | Futurism

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