My favorite book review #Site News#military#Offbeat Bride the book Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Feb 25 2010) Ariel findyourafterglow I just got this email from a reader, and had to share it with y'all… At the risk of sounding like an overenthusiastic thirteen-year-old text addict: OMG, Ariel!!! Your book (2nd ed.) arrived from Amazon today. I just finished reading it in a single sitting/laying down. I haven't laughed so hard in a while. A long while. It might have been the humanure essay, or possibly your wholehearted cheering of penis-cake eating as a married couple… whatever the reason, your book took a relatively crappy day in Iraq and made it fantastic. Yeah, I said Iraq… I'm currently deployed over here on month eight of twelve. As a badass military mama with a wide girly-girl streak, your website has been my favorite of all the internet wedding sites I've found. Thanks for keeping it fun and not… plastic. 🙂 So, anyway, just wanted to say "great job!" and let you know that if you have any plans to be in the Northern Virginia area sometime in 2011, you're totally invited to my somewhat traditional, but definitely authentic because I say it is, wedding. 🙂 Related Post Offbeat Bride's 5th Birthday Yesterday marked five years since the day that I launched offbeatbride.com! I wrote a whole big looooong rambling post about it over on the Offbeat... Read more Thanks! kc PS. I'm going to give copies of your book to my bridesmaids as bridal party gifts. They'll laugh their asses off, too. UPDATE: Check out Kacey & EZ's offbeat lite, devil-ridden detail wedding in Washington DC! Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and 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 writing or scrolling, 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 XKCD STDs NEXT ShopStyle and the digital paper dolls Show/Hide comments [ 15 ] Thanks for sharing kc's comment. Thanks to kc for bravely serving and best wishes on your wedding! Reply thank you for serving our country, and i hope you have a kick ass wedding! Reply wow thanks for sharing that review 🙂 I can't wait to read the book. Thanks KC for keeping our country safe!! Reply Thanks KC for kickin' ass for us and our freedom! I hope you have a safe and swift return. I am sure your wedding will be amazing. Thanks for sharing this, Ariel. I should be getting my copy in tomorrow, I can't wait! Reply Ariel- Thanks for sharing this post. It makes me want to buy the second edition even more! KC Keep safe keeping others safe! Reply KC — Thank you for your service to this country. Stay safe over there. I hope you have an amazing wedding filled with authenticity and offbeat-ery. Reply Amazing. Here's to very safe return home for kc. Reply KC- Thank You for serving! Stay safe and have a great wedding! Reply Just to repeat, KC thank you for your service and have a traditionally authentic NoVa wedding. Reply Thank you for your service, KC! Safe return home and best wishes! Reply Oh wow, it's me! 🙂 Thanks everyone. You make me feel loved. And I'm sorry I haven't gotten that obligatory "Book In Helicopter" shot yet, Ariel. We've had crap weather for the last few days. I'll get it, I promise! kc Reply LOL I was reading this and thinking "Wow, this sounds a LOT like KC!" ….. your wedding will be spectacular darling, but you know that already. Reply Thank you for your service! Reply They* Damn lack of proofreading skills! Reply sounds to me like we need a wedding profile of this one. 🙂 You might be our new site-favorite <3 Godspeed KC. We'll all be cheering when you land back home. 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.