Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wedding: Offbeat Bride - Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides

Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides
47 days engaged!

I started reading Offbeat Bride a couple weeks ago along with a plethora of other incredibly informative wedding books (lent to me by the most beautimous, Raven.  Thank you!).  Can I just say, THERE IS SO MUCH TO KNOW, YO!  What I thought was going to be a simple and casual celebration of our love and commitment to one another is quickly turning into a major event (relatively speaking).  And, aside from throwing a birthday party here and there this offbeat-bride-to-be knows next to nothing about event planning.  I'm so grateful for supportive parents, creative friends, a fiancé who worked in the event industry for may years and, yes, the internet!  Anyway, back to the book...I haven't gotten very far into it but Ariel had me hooked just a few pages in when she shared a story about hoop dancing.....in a bar .

Stop scratching your head...it's called Offbeat Bride for a reason.

As if that wasn't apropos enough, a few pages later was the first mention of Burning Man.

Side note: Farilla and I first met at Burning Man in 2001.  We were friends for may years before he asked me out on our fist date in 2008.  He proposed to me this year in the same place we met 9 years earlier.

So, as previously mentioned, I'm not very far into this book but I'm very excited to see what it has to offer.

If you're planning an offbeat wedding you might also consider checking out:

Offbeat Bride Online
Offbeat Bride Tribe

Oh!  And I'm beyond thrilled to share that as of about 30 minutes ago our wedding venue contract was signed, sealed and delivered.  A very Shutterilla wedding is on for the Summer of 2011.  Stay tuned...


  1. YAY for signed sealed delivered! That's the hardest part, really...everything else trickles down from that big first step. Congratulations!

  2. Thank you! It's such a sense of relief, accomplishment and excitement to have our date and venue picked out! Wow! This is happening...


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