We had a Game of Thrones themed shower with an actual Iron Throne!

I could not have been more surprised when, three months after my engagement to Elliott was announced, my usually traditional mom called me and said "How would you feel about a Game of Thrones themed shower?" Elliott and I love the show and we were eagerly awaiting the next season. I was jumping up and down ecstatically when I told her "YES!"

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I'm a wedding planner who eloped and I don't regret it at all

At first, I was thinking of inviting family, friends, out-of-town relatives — you know, the typical thoughts that run through some people's head after a proposal. Then, I had a totally unexpected idea. Why don't we elope? I was at the time of my life where I didn't care to spend a ton of money on a wedding and I had no desire to. But what do my wedding planning couples think now?

10 reasons wedding drip cakes are a most lavishly delicious trend

I have a special place in my heart for wedding cake trends (naked cakes! pop culture cakes! literal cheese cakes!). That's why I always love seeing what new trends are popping up. It seems that drip cakes are making a comeback, which we LOVE.

Here are some of the more offbeat drip cakes we could find, with rainbows, caramel, pastels, sprinkles, popcorn, and even fake blood for Halloween. Let's get drippy with it!

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The NSFW wedding photo that blew the internet's mind

Did y'all catch the wedding that blew up (hee hee) the interwebs last week? Of COURSE when a news source wants to talk about a blow job wedding photo they hit up Offbeat Bride for a quote. And man, did Ariel give them a mouthful (hee hee)…

Offbeat Bride on Labels of Love

Philosopher Carrie Jenkins recently interviewed me for her podcast, Labels of Love. In the six-minute segment, I talk about people's concerns over both halves of the Offbeat Bride name (there are problems with OFFBEAT and problems with BRIDE!), as well as why people prioritize wedding photography so much. The piece finishes a discussion of my work on my second book, and why I hope no one ever needs to read it.