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Announcements from Offbeat Bride about site news and events like our Lovesick Expo tour.

Christie (aka RedDress) says “just a moment, dear!”

Aww! This wedding photo just came to me from Christie (aka RedDress on the Offbeat Bride Tribe) with a note saying: Thank you Ariel for writing such an amazing book and starting such an amazing online community. Phill and I just wanted to show our appreciation, and we thought you might like this. Much love, […]

Offbeat Bride & diversity

I see a bazillion tattooed white women, but very few Black punk brides, goth Asian brides, geeky Latina brides, etc. Where are all the Offbeat Brides of color?

I am but your humble cheerleader

Honestly: it’s not like I love every single nontraditional wedding I see. It’s not like I’ve never looked at a wedding photo and thought “Woah! Bleah!” But ultimately my goal has always been acting as a cheerleader and supporter of nontraditional couples.

Floyd & Georgia feel the love

Ariel, I received my copy of Offbeat Bride in the mail yesterday and am already more than halfway through it. I just wanted to say.. THANK YOU. My partner Georgia and I are far from traditional – we’re gay, which is probably the biggest (and most exciting) challenge in planning a wedding (yes, a real […]

Offbeat Bride is good for moms, too!

“My mother called me and told me that she had never even considered that flowers were optional — it just seemed like something you had to do. Long story even longer, she spent an hour perusing Offbeat Bride and told me how much fun it all looked like, and how she just assumed since she had always seen things done a particular way, it had never occurred to her that it didn’t have to be that way. “

One Offbeat Bride’s nightmare at Macy’s Bridal

I get so many great emails from readers and someone of them are just meant to be shared with the world. Today, I wanted to share this email from Siouxzi, who had a nightmare dress shopping experience Hey Ariel, I wanted to say thanks I bought your book when we first got engaged. I really […]