You may notice that our schedule for this week will be a lot lighter. That's because Offbeat Bride is on summer vacation! That means, in between naps and leisurely strolls, Offbeat Bride will only be churning out two posts a day this week. But you can follow us on Facebook for non-stop offbeat greatness.
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I first wrote about unplugged weddings way back in 2011, with a two-post series. The posts went crazy viral and in the three years since then, the idea has picked up major steam. The Huffington Post noticing the trend in 2012, and New York Times picking up on the concept in 2013. I'm happy to say that the concept is now popular enough that it's no longer seen as "offbeat" in any way.
The New York Times recently ran an article called Your Hand in Marriage, and Offbeat Bride got a nod for our DIY posts. That's cool, but what really caught my eye was this quote from a bride named Lauren Ireland:
"I felt like there's such a movement to homogeneous wedding styles with Pinterest and Etsy, which are wonderful tools but do seem to make things seem very similar," she said.
Her wedding, she added, represented "not an effort to be unique, but an effort to be us."
Attention 2014 couples! You may remember our announcement a couple months back, but for those of you who don't know, we've teamed up with The Lovesick Expo to feature an elite array of local talent and unique wedding ideas appealing to indie-minded couples. Lovesick Expos are amazing — guy-friendly, same-sex-friendly and actually really fucking fun. (How fun? Read this: I went to an alt-wedding expo, and lived to tell the tale.)
Today we're finally ready to announce all the dates and cities for the 2014 Lovesick Expos! Are we going to mingle with you (…or work with you?) at any one of these sweet-ass events?