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The necklace I wore at my wedding was designed by a Dori, a jewelry-making artisan friend. When I realized that she'd started using Etsy, the ebay of the indie crafts world, to sell her wares, I asked her if she could share tips for offbeat brides looking to shop for wedding supplies while supporting independent…
If you're an LJ user, you can now add the Offbeat Bride syndication feed to your friends page. (Special thanks to Jamie T for setting this up!) If you use other services to read RSS/feeds, I've got tons of options for you …
Portovert, an online wedding mag for "eco-savvy couples." My only complaint? They say "don't expect to find DIY hemp dresses here." In other words, they cater to rich eco-savvy couples.
My favorite wedsite of the day, which comes complete with an FAQ!
The offbeat bride: Deana Weibel, assistant professor of anthropology (and Offbeat Bride lab rat!) My offbeat groom: Glen, historian (independent scholar) and self-employed bookseller Location & date of wedding: The Alumni House, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. October 6, 2006. What made our wedding offbeat: We had a subtle, spacey, moon-and-stars theme because my…
I recently did an interview with Kimi Kline on Seattle's JACKfm 96.5, and we talked about wedding porn, the relativity of what "offbeat" means, bachelor party spelunking, and forgetting your vows. The conversation is now available as a podcast, so take a listen.
I don't get the whole wedding flowers thing. I want a bouquet (what would I do with my hands during the ceremony without one? I can just picture myself standing their awkwardly), but my head spins whenever I even try to think about the other flower shit I need for the wedding.
I just want the place to look pretty!
Why's it gotta be so hard?
Arranging centrepiece flowers yourself can save you big bucks — and it doesn't have to be complicated. Find some inspiration and some DIY floral arrangement tutorials in this here roundup, including tricks for using grocery store bouquets and thrifted finds, but still making a big impact.