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!

63 comments:

Miss. Blur said...

My wedding is in september and i've heard lots of great things about this book. If I dont win it I hope my library at least gets a copy :)

Anonymous said...

first to comment! yay! I heart the offbeat bride too :)

Karen

ashinwi said...

Awesome. I would love to read this book!

Yerin said...

Whee! I <3 OffBeat Bride!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

This sounds amazing. I'm quite offbeat.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Helen Chase said...

That's so exciting! I've been looking forward to reading that book for a long time.

Heather said...

How lovely! I'd la la LOVE to win!

Davanie said...

I've been waiting for it to show up in the library - no luck so far. I just joined the Offbeat Tribe and feeling a bit poseur-ish, I'd love to win a copy!

merium said...

Love Offbeat Bride! Total breath of fresh air!

Amy said...

Yes, please!! Love Ariel and Offbeat Bride.

Melissa said...

I love the OBB blog, and I know the book has to be just as great!

Self said...

I liked the OBB website during my planning and would like to win this to give to a recently engaged--and offbeat--friend.

hardcorekiki said...

Definitely sounds like me! Hope I win!

MollyMcD said...

this is what i need! i'm planning a garden wedding for end of august - and i'm still shocked how old school all wedding guides are! it's ok to not walk down the aisle to "here comes the bride" right?!? hope i get this copy! :)

GalFromAway said...

This is an awesome book!!

Fingers are crossed. :)

SMK said...

I've heard such awesome things about this book and would love to get my hands on it! thank ya :)

lindsey kaye said...

Another here who would love to gift this to a newly engaged friend!

foxflat said...

I'm planning our backyard wedding in Ohio in August and your site has been a huge source of inspiration and advice. Regardless of whether or not I win the book - thanks for what you do!!

Marisa said...

Sweet, well if I don't win, I'll definitely be buying it.

spanishteacher83 said...

Love Offbeat Bride. I wanted to go to their re-release party in Seattle but alas it didn't work out.

apricotta said...

This book has been on my to-buy list. I would love to win a copy!

DOM said...

Yeah!! Great giveaway!! : ) love the new blog header btw!!

Jeanette said...

In the very beginning stages of planning a low cost, very intimate and stylish wedding myself. This would be a treasure.

Miss Thea said...

ooh! this would be an amazing read... :-) and I know I'd hand it off to my nearest and dearest when their time comes!

Suz said...

Oooh! I would love a copy of this book!

And, by the way, when I first got engaged, your blog was one of my favorite inspirations. You were already married, but I read every post, and I'm pretty sure some of it seeped into the twinkle-lit outdoor summer wedding I'm currently planning. Thanks!

Air Guitarist said...

Ooh, I'm offbeat! And not just on the dance floor.

Emily said...

This looks like a great book to read!

Naazia said...

this sounds like a fun and helpful book! great giveaway =)

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Ms. A said...

My friend Susan would love this book!

Nina said...

Oh, I'd love to get this book! I've heard so much about it!

Natalie said...

My wedding is July 31st. I hope I win!!

aimee said...

I will certainly be buying this book if I dont win it here! Thank you for the resource!

Rebecca Waldron said...

I'd love to get a copy! I'm always intersted in new a creative wedding ideas.

kore said...

lovely! i am interested in reading it :)

Bri said...

I would love to read this book!

annlili said...

:D cool!

Jessica K. said...

I am always looking for fresh, new ideas that aren't typical or traditional. Looks like a great book and I'm sure it would be really helpful for planning my upcoming wedding!

amari said...

Hi, would love this book for inspiration!

danny and courtney said...

thanks for all you do! i found your blog a year ago and have been reading it ever since to help with my own backyard wedding!

Anonymous said...

i could use a tangible dose of down-to-earth wedding planning guidance for my june wedding. choose me, por favor!

Katie said...

previous post belongs to Katie (it posted as anonymous)

sarah r. said...

i would love to win this... 've heard graet things. i hope to be an offbeat bride....

Miranda said...

Planning my backyard wedding for this August, been planning it while in graduate school and loving every minute of it! Thanks for the inspiration. I would love to see Ariel's book. I love her site too.

amanda said...

I love your blog...you've helped me find so many awesome do-it-yourself ideas:) Three of my closest friends and myself are all getting married in the next 6 moths, and would love to have another wedding-planning resource to pass around:)

Lauren said...

I NEED this book to keep me sane as I plan my wedding (July 24th)!!!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing! Fingers crossed that I might be the lucky one.

anne said...

The book sounds just as inspiring as this blog. Can't wait to read!

Colleen McIntosh said...

Sounds wonderful! Hope I win! :)

roughit said...

ooh thanks for doing this! excited to get my hands on it somehow, someday :)

Lake Anna Dreamin' said...

As a girl who just ordered hundreds of late blooming seeds so I can grow my own flowers for my September wedding, this is right up my alley! Plus, it will help me show my mom that there are other brides like me, & even if wear bright red shoes, I will still end up happily married. Go Offbeat! :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to get this book! I think it would be very helpful.

Jes Caron said...

Off beat back yard bride? Count me in!

sarah said...

Ooo I've heard wonderful things about this book! Ever since I've started planning for my wedding, I began realizing how much I don't care about the "traditional" things.

Liz said...

I am devouring the library copy right now and would love my own copy for my August 2011 wedding!!

Nicole said...

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

Sam said...

If I don't win this book I just might have to purchase it!

Nina B. said...

fingers crossed!

Lindsay said...

Thought I'd throw my name in the bowl, too.

Mary said...

wedding planning is making me a crazy woman! i could really use some coaching to help me figure out how to plan this wedding without having to follow the rules of the wedding industry. help would be soooo appreciated!

Audur said...

Here's hopin'!

Rebecca said...

mmmyes, please!!

Laura said...

I'd love to win the book!

B said...

I just got engaged Saturday after dating my boyfriend 9.5 years. I think we waited so long because neither of us wants to plan a "proper" wedding. I would love to read the book.