"Barefoot and Hula Hooping" (Eugene Weekly) #In the news January 11 2007 | Ariel arielmstallings Offbeat Bride is taking Central Oregon media by storm! The Eugene Weekly published a great article about the book today, which emphasizes my obsession with all things geeky and web-interactive: The book itself is not glossy, but Stallings' interactive website (www.offbeatbride.com) and her Flickr group (www.flickr.com/groups/offbeatbride/), where other "offbeat" brides can upload photos, take advantage of the whole Web 2.0 thing. Read the whole piece! The article also includes this quote: "Entering into this event-planning process makes people who are really pretty traditional feel like complete freaks," [Stallings] says." Dude, this is a key surprise for me when researching the book. Brides planning weddings that to my eye seems pretty straight-forward and traditional still found themselves battling over even the tiniest deviations from the norm. I'm reminded of one bride who was having a Catholic wedding, but wanted to have "Moon River" as her processional music. MOON RIVER, people. This is not a wild tune. But her idea was met with keen resistance because it wasn't "Pachelbel's Canon." Pretty remarkable. Related Post Bridesmaids: the movie Have you seen the trailer for that new Bridesmaids move? I can't say if this movie's gonna be any good or not but there a... Read more (Oh and I love that the Eugene Weekly included a picture of Lisa Marie Grillos, one of my bridal lab rats who I interviewed for the book!) 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 Author of the Offbeat Bride book, Ariel 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. You can get to know her better on her Insta stories. PREVIOUS Groom shot or band photo? NEXT Jen Moon stars in "Wedding: The Musical" Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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.