There's something for every one of your Valentines (even the darkest of hearts) from Gemvara

Valentine's Day is coming up, and you know what that means — HEARTS GALORE and people expressing their lurve! Ok yeah: the assumption is that the manly dude is going to buy these for his bling-loving ladyfriend. But this is Offbeat Bride, so let's talk about who ELSE might love these things… Ladies, does your girlfriend love the sparkly shit? What about showing a little love for your femmey bottom boyfriend? Do we have some stuff for you guys to check out!


Find your perfect creative wedding invitations or design your own with The Sweetheart Shout Out

The Sweetheart Shout Out is a labor of love for husband and wife team, Phillip and Tara. Much like all of you, when they were planning their wedding they looked at the all ribbon-y, glittery, silk flowery, overpriced stuff that are the mainstay of most invitation companies, and decided there had to be a better option! Thankfully (for all of us) they're both graphic designers with a passion for killer wedding invitation design.


Your favorite stuff: shoes, dresses, and mushroom lamps

Now that we're done with 2011, I thought I'd take a look back at the ENTIRE year's worth of affiliate sales, and see what you ladies love. See, here's how it works: when you click a link in one of my shoe posts, and then you buy something, I can see what you buy — I can't see WHO bought it, but even if you buy something I didn't link (ie, not a pair of shoes), I can see the sale. This means that while I may love shoes like this, I can see that y'all are a bit more fond of these. That's cool, man. We don't have to like the same things.

This in mind, I thought I'd share a few of of the styles that are most popular with Offbeat Brides. I've got shoes, a few dresses, and some random accessories like mustache necklaces and mushroom lamps.