2.2k

Where are all the black Offbeat Brides?

A reader writes: " I love your blog (it's the only wedding thing I'm subscribed to) but surely there must be more black Offbeat Brides out there somewhere…"

This is an issue I feel pretty strongly about, and have been writing about for almost a decade…

2.6k

No dieting, no makeup, no shame: My anti-diet, equal opportunity, feminist wedding

I'm getting married this July, and like a lot of women, I'm getting increasingly excited and somewhat nervous about this. As someone who is all about equality, feminism, self-acceptance, and patriarchy smashing, there are a couple of things that my impending feminist, anti-diet wedding will not be about. For the sake of any other bride or groom or person who needs a reminder that you're going to do just fine, here it is…

We can't believe how extra this Instagram wedding shoot is (…and we dig it!)

This is going to get really meta up in here. When we first saw this styled shoot from Germany, which features fictional Instagram-obsessed bride, we couldn't get over just how EXTRA it was. I mean, we're talking about a glam and dreamy behind-the-scenes view of what a social media maven's wedding morning might look like– there are trendy pillows, gorgeous confections, a love note from her fiance, and even a smoothie bowl(!).

2.6k

Would you consider REAL tattoo wedding favors at your wedding?

Holy crap! Real tattoo wedding favors at the wedding?! Or maybe just ring tattoos after the ceremony? Either way, this is one idea that is VERY memorable. Let's see how this whole concept could go down at a wedding, bachelorette party, wedding after-party, etc. Would YOU ever consider it?

Burlesque bachelorette party: boas, gloves, and good times

You guys, we're coming into bachelorette and hen party season, which means that we know some of you are like, "Wait, what are the options for NON-penis cake bachelorette parties? Are there bachelorette party games and activities that don't involve bars?" (No shame in penis cakes or bars, of course. I mean, I personally love a good penis cake. And a good bar.)

BUT! Seattle and Puget Sound area folks! You've got an amazing bachelorette party alternative — and it's one I even have very first-person experience with: The Academy of Burlesque.