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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.
Couples in Colorado: meet your new photographer best friend. Want to know why? Because this chick is a full-on Lord of the Rings-loving, too many dogs-owning (or can there be too many?), Simon Pegg-quoting, awkward pose-hating, ultra rad photographer who totally embraces ALL your offbeat quirks. I'm talking about Denver- and Boulder-based Carrie Swails Photography. We've talked about her before, and we already know that Tribesmaids and readers love her. Now you get to meet her and see if she's your wedding photographer match. I have a feeling she just might be.
Right about now you're probably getting inundated with wedding ideas and styles that are one bedazzled item away from a Las Vegas revue. We all love a little glam, but sometimes your style is little less bling, a little less fussy, and a little more natural. That's why I always get psyched when our…
Remember Ruby and James' laid-back wedding? One of our favorite parts of this wedding was the ingenious (and hilarious) re-purposing of one of our favorite tips — using a trash bag to help you pee in your big ol' wedding dress. But she didn't just use the trash bag to protect her dress in the restroom, she used it to protect her dress all the way to the venue!
What's one wedding "rule" we LOVE seeing Offbeat Brides break? Waiting for the groom to propose, of course! We love when brides propose to their partner. We've partnered up with offbeat vendor and alternative metal gurus, Titanium Jewelry, to look at some black titanium, timoku, damascus steel, zirconium, and flippin' METEORITE styles for your partner as we recount some of our very favorite proposal stories and tips.
You might remember LA-based Evangeline Lane from her serendipitous experience getting into photography, this most seriously delightful Independence Day wedding, or maybe even met her at the San Francisco Lovesick Expo. Let's talk about what makes Evangeline tick and why she just might be your saving grace in catching all the amazing details at your wedding. And of course, there's a special package waiting just for readers of Offbeat Bride.
Philly-based photographer Mike Allebach of Allebach Photography is one guy you've likely already heard us rave about before. Around these parts, he's been known to totally rock the tattooed wedding market, and HALF of his bookings are same-sex couples. On top of it all, Mike has been partnering with us for over six years and has used his expertise to write some pretty boss posts for us.
We love custom options and making something standard into something that is totally YOU. We see custom dresses all the time, and we pretty much know how that all works; but when it comes to a custom engagement or wedding ring, it starts to get a little hazy. We've partnered up with longtime best custom jewelry-making pals, Joseph Jewelry, to see what a custom ring entails and how we can make it a REALLY fun and creative experience.