Offbeat Bride's 5th Birthday #Site News#Offbeat Bride the book#reader photos Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jan 2 2012) Ariel findyourafterglow JuniperZombie and her book, photo courtesy of Britney Layne 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 Empire business blog yesterday, but to celebrate here on Offbeat Bride, I thought I'd just do a round-up of some of my very favorite shots of Offbeat Brides and their books… Let's take a doodle back through the five years of reading together, shall we? Sara rocking her Pulp Fiction post, photo courtesy of Vince at MakingTheMoment.com Photo courtesy of Judy Jakusz The lovely Yanina, photo courtesy of Megan Finley. Tribe member Ruthchop Photo courtesy of Judy Jakusz Photo courtesy of Chrissy Albright Photography Djinnaya handed her book off to a friend at her wedding, photo courtesy of Megan Finley. Photo courtesy of Mauldin Photography Stephanie R, photo courtesy of Gearhart Photo Christie aka RedDress, photo courtesy of ishootpeople.ca One of the very first reader photos -- ZombieKitten! Many thanks to HalfPint for suggesting this post, and if you want my really long winded ramblings about what it all meeeeans, head over to Offbeat Empire. Oh and PS: we always love photos of brides with their books in the Flickr group! 🙂 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 You might want pre-marital counseling (even if you think you don't) NEXT Helen & Julian's English country garden wedding Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] Yay! So happy you went with it. Congratulations, again. Cheers! Reply I downloaded it on my Nook…I'll have to come up with some way to photograph that! Reply HEHE I was the photographer for that first photo 🙂 Ashleys wedding was awesome!!! Reply Aw, nice! I just bought my copy today, funny enough. Reply mine is on my iPad via Kindle…although, I sorta want a hard copy I can lend to friends when they get engaged…hmm… Reply "her Pulp Fiction pose, photo courtesy of Vince"… love it 🙂 Reply greatest thing ever!!!! happy 5th !!! 🙂 <3 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.