Here's me on a local Seattle morning show, chatting about a couple of my favorite local lab rats, Jen Moon and Phyllis, and dispelling the myth that every woman dreams of being a princess for a day.
I love these photos of San Francisco couple Monica Tse and Mike Templeton Brady, who said "I Do" on stilts! Check out the full
I wish more brides wore wings to their weddings … it's such a fanciful, fun way to lighten up the day. Can this become a trend, please? Thanks. Here's more fodder for the wing trend fire…
Forget about "How's the PhD coming?" — all you'll hear is "How are the flowers coming?" and if you're not excited about your gardenias, people get disoriented. You mean … you're not excited about your flowers? You mean … you have other things going on in your life?!
Ooh, it's officially a trend!
Want to read a chapter of Offbeat Bride? Indiebride.com is currently running an excerpt from the book, all about the agony of figuring out that whole "last name" thing. Related post: Husbands changing their names.
Not cheap, but ooooh. Pretty.
Cultish devotion to the idea of "the perfect wedding" was everywhere.
The offbeat bride: Susan Beal, writer (and Offbeat Bride lab rat!) My offbeat groom: Andrew Dickson, artist Location & date of wedding: August 7, 2005, Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, Oregon What made our wedding offbeat: We got married by our good friend Diane in the Church of Craft, at a craft museum, and threw a…
My fiancé has a very small family, while my family is ridiculously huge … do you have any ideas on how we might be able to help his family (of about eight Polish immigrants with limited English speaking abilities) be not so intimidated by my family (of about 50 festive Mexican Americans)?
I'm featured in the wedding section of The Seattle Times' magazine, Gender F. You'll see Offbeat Bride mentioned in two articles, the first being about wedding dresses (where I'm featured as the DIY option alongside the traditional and couture dresses), and the second about the offbeat ways we kept our wedding costs down. And for…