GroomsOnSwings.com #Offbeat grooms#couples of color#musicians#red dress#suit Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Dec 18 2008) Ariel arielmstallings Ok, so my photo collection for GroomsOnSwings.com has had only one photo … Until now! Photo credit: Bethany Obrecht My comedian/pundit friend Baratunde and his singer/songerwriter bride Mieka were married this summer in Lenox, MA. Baratunde told me, "It was one of the best days of my life … along with the day Obama won and the day I got my first Transformers action figure." More about these two below, including why Mieka said Baratunde was the true "bride" of the two of them… "My wife jokingly referred to me as 'the bride' because I was way more involved in the planning than she was. I insisted on local food, found the photographers and planned the music. Mieka was like, 'tell me where to be, and I'm there … as long as there's wine.'" …Way to come through on the wine, Baratunde! Related Post Zam's outfit will totally make you rethink everything you know about groom gear This is Zam. Lily from Wild About You Photography photographed Zam and his bride Athena in Hong Kong, and I think we can all agree... Read more Baratunde's cotton suit was designed by John Varvatos and he says, "No lie, I first went suit shopping two weeks before the wedding. Picked up the suit one week before. I like leaving things to chance, I guess, but the suit was worth the last-minute drama." Baratunde and Mieka are headed off on their cross-country road trip honeymoon today. Congrats, you crazy kids! Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Offbeat military weddings NEXT Nina & Alistair's Old American West, Deadwood-Inspired Wedding Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] I love that red dress it is wonderful! And I soooo want a swing now! Reply Hey, I'm with Mieka – as long as there is wine (or, really, almost ANY liquor), I'm there! Great pics! Reply We're also planning on going on a cross country road trip honeymoon! Reply that swing pic is beyond adorable! Reply Ooh, here's another addition to GroomsOnSwings.com: Reply I love the groom posts. It's so refreshing to hear about a bride who is happy to leave it to the groom to plan. Reply They look really happy ! Definitely one of my favorite wedding ever ! Reply I love this whole wedding. Especially that dress, wow! Ariel or Mieka, where is it from? Reply OOh! I have a groom on a swing picture…actually a few. I'll send them to you! This groom's swing is way cute btw! Loves it! Reply Here's Brandy's groom on a swing shot: Adorable! Reply I've got two for groomsonswings.com, but how do I post on here? 🙂 Reply You can upload them to flickr and then paste it here with the html. But if you do that, you should also upload it to our Flickr group! Reply Please tell me where that beautiful red dress is from! It is AMAZING! Reply I ran across this post and very excited because I am a big fan of Mieka! Her music is wonderful, so glad to see she's got such an adorable husband and was a beautiful bride! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.