Monday, October 11, 2010

Joyfull Wedding

Two of my good friends are getting married next year. While I am not a photographer, I sometimes pretend to be, so I was happy (though nervous), to take engagement pictures for them.

They live in San Francisco, so we walked around their neighborhood (Castro & the Mission...lucky bums) taking pictures in random alleys, driveways, and of course, Delores Park

The lovely Ms Becca has started her own wedding blog, Joyfull Wedding, so I thought I'd send y'all over there if you are looking for new inspiration in your wedding planning (I obviously don't post much here anymore!).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cute bridesmaid dresses

I thought these dresses were really cute, and since bridesmaid dresses are near impossible to find I thought I'd point out that Vivat Veritas is making some adorable dresses (and will custom make them for bridesmaids).

Many of them have really cute backs, like so:

They're all around $75 which seems pretty reasonable for a custom dress that (at least in my opinion is re-wearable).

Grosgrain is giving away a gift certificate for $50 towards the store, so head on over there and maybe you can cut down the cost even more!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

You've Won!

Thank you all for entering the Offbeat Bride giveaway! has spoken, and Nicole, you are our winner! Please contact me with your contact info!

Nicole writes, "My wedding is in July and I would love to have this book as I cram for a backyard, indie bride, DIY wedding!"

I hear ya on the cramming! Hope this helps!

For those of you who didn't win, you can purchase a copy of the book here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Giveaway: Offbeat Bride

When I was planning my wedding, I was given and (stupidly) purchased several books that ended up being a huge waste. I didn't really need someone to tell me that I was a horrible person registering for my honeymoon or how to match my flower girl's dresses to my man's tie to my bridesmaid's underwear so everything would be exactly perfect for the big day. Although I'm sure plenty of people think the folks who read Offbeat Bride are pretty weird, for me it was one of those blips of normalcy among all the wedding madness.

So, I'm very excited to be giving away a copy of Ariel Meadow Stallings' freshly updated Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides.

If you'd like to enter to win a copy, post a comment here. One entry per person. Entries will close at 11:59pm on Friday March 19th, 2010. I am able to ship to the US or Canada.

Entries are now closed! Thank you for entering!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Giveaway coming soon!

Stay tuned! A Backyard Wedding is going to be hosting a giveaway!