Black wedding dress #Fashion#black dress#converse October 7 2008 | Ariel offbeatbride Not only were there a lot of Converse All-Stars worn at this wedding, but they got married by a monk wearing sneakers. I did an interview with this bride about how she picked her black dress right here. 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 Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, 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, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS Grace & Thomas' Intimate Medieval Earthy Elopement NEXT Short ruffly wedding dresses Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Thank you for posting! I was so addicted to this website before the wedding (got soo many ideas here) and now we're a part of it. Too cool, thanks!! Reply You MUST interview this bride! I would love to wear a black dress for my wedding but can almost feel the waves of judgment and disapproval from the groom's family already. Did she run into any roadblocks, and if so, how did she deal with them? Reply I'm getting married November 1, 2008. I'm wearing an all black dress, and I'm very excited about it. White is my least favorite color, and black is my favorite. If you want to wear a black dress, do it. It's YOUR day. Would your rather regret not doing what you want on your wedding, or regret the shallow judgmental comments you MAY get from the groom's family? Who cares about tradition? Be bold, and wear what you want. Poor them if they are that stuck in tradition. It's just a color! :o) Reply I couldn't find any info about the location for this wedding? Where was it?? I am especially curious because I recognize the monk from the photos – is he Rev. Kusala Bhikshu? Rev. Kusala gives Dharma talks and meditation classes at True Yoga in Thousand Oaks, where I used to volunteer! He is so awesome! If that is him in the photos, what a fanatstic person to officiate! Reply Meghann, the bride's MySpace says she's from Chatsworth, CA … so I'm guessing your hunch about the monk is spot on! Reply […] · Posted by Ariel · Offbeat Fashion, Offbeat interviews · No comments I recently featured a photo of a bride named Heather wearing her black wedding dress, and a commenter suggested […] Reply Yes, that is Rev. Kusala! Isn't he wonderful? He's married a few friends of mine and he has such a wonderful presence, he was a natural choice for us. No one could have done a better job, he was incredible and really made the ceremony for us. Reply 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.