This is Offbeat Bride's archive of posts by Catherine Clark.
Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time, she loiters at her local library, makes art, and overshares on Twitter and Instagram.
We met LA-based Evangeline Lane at the San Francisco Lovesick Expo and she blew us away with her awesome and friendly nature. Now we're going to blow you away with her talent in capturing intimate, explosive, and transcendent moments at weddings. Take a peek at what makes her tick…
Qiyan came to the United States from Beijing, China a few years ago to pursue her PhD. Antoine was born in France and lived there before coming to the U.S. for his PhD. They met, combined their lives, and had a multifaith, multicultural, and multinational wedding in the gorgeously gothic campus of the University of Chicago. Oh, and just wait until you see their adorable turtle cake!
We've taken a peek into the inventory of some of our favorite jewelry vendors to see what gifts are new, shiny, and going to make your partner swoon this Valentine's Day. Mark Poulin's Little Sloth Necklace (shown above) is like a hug in jewelry form. And that's not all Mark has in the way of ultra-adorable animal whimsies. He's got dinosaurs, hearts, kitties, cupcakes, robots… it's a circus that will make your heart grow three sizes.
Valentine's Day is a heady time for lusty lovers of velvet boxes filled with shiny gems (and also candy!). Even if you're not a fan of Valentine's Day, you can't deny that it's a super-nice excuse to spoil your sweetie. Thankfully, longtime sponsors and friends of the Empire, Brilliant Earth, are here to show us some of the sparkly-y goodness that will melt any heart this Valentine's Day.
Reusing, recycling, and a little dumpster diving totally made this wedding into a low-maintenance cleanup wonder with awesome DIY projects like a wine cork guest book, self-catered picnic noms, and jam jar lanterns. A custom-made dress and Prohibition Era attire made it super stylish on top of that! Add in the lush green ceremony space, and you'll be googly-eyed for this couple.