Offbeat Bride's 5th Birthday #Offbeat Bride the book#Site News#reader photos January 2 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel JuniperZombie and her book, photo courtesy of Britney Layne Yesterday marked five years since the day that I launched offbeatbride.com! I wrote a whole big looooong rambling post about it over on the Offbeat Empire business blog yesterday, but to celebrate here on Offbeat Bride, I thought I'd just do a round-up of some of my very favorite shots of Offbeat Brides and their books… Let's take a doodle back through the five years of reading together, shall we? Sara rocking her Pulp Fiction post, photo courtesy of Vince at MakingTheMoment.com Photo courtesy of Judy Jakusz The lovely Yanina, photo courtesy of Megan Finley. Tribe member Ruthchop Photo courtesy of Judy Jakusz Photo courtesy of Chrissy Albright Photography Djinnaya handed her book off to a friend at her wedding, photo courtesy of Megan Finley. Photo courtesy of Mauldin Photography Stephanie R, photo courtesy of Gearhart Photo Christie aka RedDress, photo courtesy of ishootpeople.ca One of the very first reader photos -- ZombieKitten! Many thanks to HalfPint for suggesting this post, and if you want my really long winded ramblings about what it all meeeeans, head over to Offbeat Empire. Oh and PS: we always love photos of brides with their books in the Flickr group! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS You might want pre-marital counseling (even if you think you don't) NEXT Helen & Julian's English country garden wedding Toggle comments [ 7 ] Yay! So happy you went with it. Congratulations, again. Cheers! 0 agree Reply I downloaded it on my Nook…I'll have to come up with some way to photograph that! 0 agree Reply HEHE I was the photographer for that first photo Ashleys wedding was awesome!!! 0 agree Reply Aw, nice! I just bought my copy today, funny enough. 0 agree Reply mine is on my iPad via Kindle…although, I sorta want a hard copy I can lend to friends when they get engaged…hmm… 0 agree Reply "her Pulp Fiction pose, photo courtesy of Vince"… love it 0 agree Reply greatest thing ever!!!! happy 5th !!! <3 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.