Our Wedding: the photoset #Wedding Porn September 6 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride Strangely, I've never put together a complete wedding photoset on Flickr. I first started using Flickr summer of 2004 as an experiment for our wedding pictures, and for a while there Flickr needed to play catch-up to be fully useful. I remember wanting to do things back in 2004 with my wedding pictures … and I just couldn't. Then, once Flickr caught up with me, I'd moved on to thousands of other photos, and ug, who wants to go back over those old wedding pictures again? But finally I did it. I put together one wedding set: Our Wedding! Chances are you've all seen our wedding pictures, but knock yourself out if you wanna. Oh, and if you're a really good stalker and you have a favorite wedding photo that didn't make it into the set, won't you let me know? Also, as long as I'm talking about my wedding, how's this for a little anecdote: A couple weeks ago I had breakfast with my writerfriend Michelle, and we were talking about an anthology that we're both planning to submit writings for. It's about body image stuff, Michelle had suggested reworking my Fat is a feminist issue essay for it. In talking about that essay, I admitted to Michelle that one of the reasons I decided that it was finally time for me to lose weight was my book. When I signed up for WWOnline, they have you fill out these little goal statements for why you're trying to lose weight (it felt cheezy, but I did it anyway), and mine said "I want to feel good about my author headshot." Michelle pointed out how funny it was that I didn't lose weight for my wedding, but I lost weight for my book. I hadn't thought of it that way. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. PREVIOUS Offbeat Bride mention in The Guardian NEXT Offbeat blurbs Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] indeed, it is strange how we often care more about what strangers think about how we look than the people closest to us. obviously, we know that the people who love us love us no matter what we look like and that's part of it (comfortability and trust), but it's strange that we care so much about what people we will never even speak to think. Reply isn't writing an article about fat is a feminist issue and belonging to weight watchers contraindicated? did you implode when you signed up? 🙂 i have a dog eared, much marked up of FIFI that changed my life. Reply Jen: exactly. I still haven't quite untangled the second generation post-feminist pretzel in my head. It's an ongoing implosion. Reply Just wanted to say, your pics are stunning and the whole, fun, hooping, relaxed celebration of love is all I could dream that a wedding should be! Thanks! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.