Mrs. Kennedy's how-to
I've always thought that wedding china was a silly tradition — who wants flatware you're afraid to use? And I've just never seen china in patterns that I actually like. As a fabulous alternative, Sarah Cihat makes amazing rehabilitated dishware, complete with silhouettes of animals, jolly rogers, rockers, and pin-up girls.
Godawful Wedding Crap, a blog full of, well, Godawful wedding crap
If you're a Flickr user, I heartily encourage you to join the Offbeat Bride group and either submit your awesome photos or browse through the pool. Photos submitted to the pool are part of the gallery over there in the sidebar to your right, and I'll be featuring especially awesome ones regularly as offbeat wedding…
Oxfam's "Unwrapped" wedding registries
Offbeat Bride may not be in bookstores quite yet, but offbeatbride.com simply can't wait another day. So, I'm decreeing 2007 The Year Of The Offbeat Bride and unveiling (har) the website!
If you're looking for incredibly bad-ass, one-of-a-kind wedding invitations, then holy fuck, you owe it to yourself to commission Seattle artist Ellen Forney. Ellen is a balls-to-the-wall graphic artist whose awesome comics have appeared in The Stranger and the LA Weekly and a bazillion other publications. You may have seen her book, I Love Led…
The offbeat bride: Phyllis Fletcher, radio journalist (and Offbeat Bride lab rat!) Her offbeat groom: Josh Knisely Location & date of wedding: A friend's backyard in Seattle, WA; September 2005 What made our wedding offbeat: We fed people before and after the ceremony — something that's not offbeat if you're Jewish! We aren't, but we…
"As an offbeat bride I come from an offbeat family, yet I have been amazed at the expectations that have come up from both sides of our families. How do I manage the expectations of so many family members, while still keeping the vision of our own, unique wedding intact?"