Offbeat Bride & The Lovesick Expo teaming up to bring bad-ass wedding fairs nationwide #Site News#bay area#boston#brooklyn#events#philadelphia#seattle#wedding expo March 25 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel We've got exciting news today! So first, we're hosting a party in Seattle April 17th, 2013, and you should totally come. We know that lots of you aren't IN Seattle though, and we want to see YOU too… so we've got some serious schemes to share: We're now partnering with Lovesick, the East Coast's favorite nontraditional wedding fair producer, to bring their unique take on wedding expos to the nation! You've seen them several times on Offbeat Bride, but for those of you who don't know, The Lovesick Expo features an elite array of local talent, unique wedding ideas, hand-crafted, and eco-friendly goods, appealing to indie-minded couples. Lovesick shares our mission of helping soon-to-be-weds experience the full-spectrum of options available to them, especially those beyond the expected… once the two organizations realized they were essentially doing the same thing online vs. in-person, it was clearly time to team up. We will join Lovesick Inc. in their efforts to bring earth-friendly, guy-friendly, and same-sex-couple-friendly events across the nation. Lovesick Expos have already been successful in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Boston — and teaming with Offbeat Bride, we'll be expanding to bring their combined unique flavors to the west, with events in Seattle, the Bay Area, and more. The events will showcase on‐site fashion makeovers, neo-burlesque performances, amazing live music, incredible giveaways, and a cash bar for those of legal drinking age. We'll have tons more info about our batch of 2014 events in coming months… we can't wait to hopefully meet some of y'all face-to-face next year! 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 Big production proposals and being true to you NEXT Alexa & Wale's vibrant Nigerian engagement and minimalist Unitarian nerdfest Toggle comments [ 33 ] Hell yes! Los Angeles, please! 6 agree Reply Seconding Los Angeles! 1 agrees Reply this is so crazy exciting! get ready, west coast. (: 2 agree Reply I love Offbeat Bride and I love Lovesick, so this is just a perfect combination! Yay! 1 agrees Reply I would LOVE to see you do an event in the Midwest. Iowa has same-sex marriage, so why not host an event in Council Bluffs, IA? 1 agrees Reply Oh we are DEFINITELY scheming a Midwest event. My lesbian in-laws are in Iowa City, so I'd LOVE to do an event there… we'll add it to our location investigation list! 4 agree Reply See you in Asbury Park! 1 agrees Reply YAY! There will absolutely be an Offbeat Empire staffer in attendance at Asbury Park, although sadly it won't be me (I've got a speaking engagement at the Beloved Festival that weekend). I might sent Megan or Superman instead… SCHEMES!! 2 agree Reply Hi Ariel! Can we possibly scheme about Durham, NC? I'd love to talk to you about this. 1 agrees Reply Durham, NC! Here! Here! Reply Very cool! If they had done a show in Alaska when I was still wedding planning I would totally have gone to it! Reply Please come to DC!!! If there it's one city that needs some kick ass, offbeat help and inspiration, it's the nation's capital!! 2 agree Reply Oh, I have already pitched DC to the Lovesick boys. Fingers crossed! 4 agree Reply i will email Tom every day until he says yes (ok, just kidding, i will just cross my fingers instead!) Reply Come do Chicago! There are tons of offbeat couples here, and yet, the Midwest is so often overlooked! I would love to see some non cookie cutter wedding expos around here! 3 agree Reply Chicago is one of our biggest city markets, so I'm absolutely interested — we just have to respect that there's already an awesome alt-wedding fair that already happens there. Reply Northwest Indiana OBT member here. I really do hope you make it to Chicago… I wouldn't miss it! I was just reading in one of our local bridal magazines that Chicago is the fifth largest wedding market. Reply I was just reading in one of our local bridal magazines that Chicago is the fifth largest wedding market. I don't doubt it! …which is why there's an alt-wedding fair that already happens there: http://indiewed.com I'd looooove to get to Chicago (one of Offbeat Bride's editors is there, and I have thousands of readers there), but don't want to go up against an similar existing event. Reply There is totally room for another non-traditional lovefest here in Chicago. I would be happy to help organize -let me know if there's anything I can do! Reply Yaaaaay! I'm in Seattle and will see you there! Reply Awesome! And I see that you RSVPed! Good woman. Reply Important for y'all's numbers, and important for me remembering what day it's happening. Reply Please do a Canadian date :). My vote would be for Toronto, but I am biased. Reply Never in my life have I wanted to be in America that much!! Can't entice you with a trip to Australia??? Reply YEEESSSSS!! This makes me very happy and excited!! A Colorado expo would be amazing! Then again I'd take another in Philly, or even better DC! 1 agrees Reply Yes please to Colorado!!! 1 agrees Reply ASBURY PARK?! That's so awesome! I wish that had happened before we had everything planned I would have loved this! I hope this stays a 'thing' for all future brides to take advantage of! Reply yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss DALLAS. plz. Or somewhere I can drive that would be cool so i can participate! Reply San Francisco Bay Area, omgyesplease!!!! 1 agrees Reply Please oh please oh please come to the Bay!!! WE NEED YOU! I can help organize an event if you need help, as I am in production in the burlesque and music industry! Reply Working on it! And we may take you up on that offer. Reply yay philly! I want to know when! squeeeee excited!! I can almost justify driving the 3 hours or so to Asbury Park, but Philly is so much closer Reply The difference is that Asbury Park will be in a few months (August 11th 2013!) while Philly won't be until early 2014 — January or February. 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.