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Offbeat Bride the book

The 3rd edition of Offbeat Bride: What it’s like to STILL be talking about your wedding 15 years later

What’s it like editing a book about your wedding 15 years after the fact? It’s humbling. It’s embarrassing. It makes you realize how much you’ve changed, and it makes you deeply profoundly grateful for the ride.

Offbeat Bride, Divorced

Oh hi there, it’s me. Ariel. You know, the publisher of offbeatbride.com. The author with three names who wrote that book, Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, a decade ago? The founder of a publishing business built on the back of her 2004 wedding?

Yeah, that’s me. And as of this week, I’m divorced.

Obvious and outdated: is my work here done?

Offbeat Bride’s first edition was released in 2006, with a second edition in January of 2010. A negative review came in a couple months ago that blew my mind in the best possible way…

Let’s talk about “getting wifed”

If you’ve read Offbeat Bride the book you’ll remember that the final chapter is called “Getting Wifed.” We’re talking about that that very post-marital experience over on Offbeat Home & Life…

Pass your copy of the Offbeat Bride book to newly-engaged friends

It’s come to my attention that several Offbeat Brides have started a “Sisterhood of the traveling book” project, wherein they pass a single copy of my book Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides from newly-engaged friend to newly-engaged friend. Here’s the purchaser of the book, Ellie, explaining how the tradition got established (spoiler: it was her husband’s idea!)…

A book sighting and a whole lot of lovey-dovey makeouts

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an Offbeat Bride the Book shot! And these two are awesomely retro, which doubles the fun. I would like to snag both of those pairs of sunglasses. But this week is going to take a slightly different turn. The Flickr Pool, Pinterest, and the Offbeat Bride Tribe was full of romance shots and K-I-S-S-I-N-G.