Floyd & Georgia feel the love #Reader Mail#camping#lesbian weddings#queer#rock 'n' roll wedding Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Aug 16 2008) Ariel findyourafterglow 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 wedding – thank you Canada!!!). She's the long-haired, broken-shit-fixin', boy-clothes-wearin', hairy-legged, likes to be spooned gender enigma, and I'm the equally puzzling short haired, boy's-name-havin', makeup-loving girly girl. Needless to say, we're throwing most tradition right out the window. Your book (so far!) and blog have been so inspirational in feeling secure about our choices, and your advice applies to everything – I'm a radio DJ and she's a part-time musician, so our wedding is going to be a huge concert at which we will just happen to be married (onstage). I gave my fiancee a recap of your book (she's a master's student and therefore too busy to read interesting books…) and now she's set on including an overnight camping party as part of the wedding. Her parents own a big property on an island, and I can't believe we didn't think of that before. You've inspired us both! I didn't think there would be any wedding "planner" that would give me any tips toward pulling that kind of thing together, but yours is so helpful. Our vision is coming together so well now. -Floyd Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new 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. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. PREVIOUS Spikey-haired brides make me swoon NEXT Melissa's Idaho wedding Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] You look happy and in love! What more could anyone ask? Best wishes in planning and enjoying your wedding and life together. Reply Yeah for Canada and gender enigma and long and short hair and girly-girls and falling in love and the freedom to live your own lives together. Georgia and Floyd, congradulations on your good fortune to live in Canada. Best Wishes on a joyful life together. Reply You guys HAVE to post pictures on here of your wedding. You are too cute of a couple for me not to get to see the wedding pr0n! Reply Ah, welcome to the Offbeat Bride family. Sounds like your wedding will be a blast! 🙂 Reply Congrats to you both, its always fun to see fellow Canadian offbeat brides! 🙂 I love the idea of making music the focal point of the wedding, your wedding will truly represent you two as individuals and as a couple, plus it'll be loads of fun! 🙂 Reply Kickass! Congratulations, guys… I bet your wedding is gonna be a blast! Reply Congratulations! You guys sound like such a kick ass couple. I would love to see your wedding pictures! 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.