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Why the mason jar trend isn’t ruining the wedding industry

In the latest chapter of the on-going online discussion about hating trends and trashing wedding blogs, came this piece entitled, The Mason jar manifesto, wherein a photographer scolds couples, photographers, and wedding planners alike for putting effort into wedding details and trends like Mason jars and twinkly fairy lights. It’s been pretty well received by other photographers as well as wedding industry people, but I wasn’t a fan.

Maybe y’all will hate me and ride me out of the alternative wedding blogging biz on a rail when I say — details are the shit! Details make my day. Give me a great photo of some unexpected detail and I’m “dayum Ariel, did you check this out!? Let’s feature this asap.” You know why?

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Why you should ignore trainwreck wedding reality shows

Not a week goes by that I don’t get an email from a reader who’s freaking out about some new awful wedding reality show. I ignore all these shows, because I know how public relations works. If you were smart, you would, too. Here’s why…

Will there ever be an Offbeat Bride TV show? (and other reader questions)

I get approached monthly by production companies wanting to do an Offbeat Bride reality show, and actually spent a full year working with one crew to develop a pitch. I took several trips down to LA and shopped the show to a half-dozen networks this spring. It was a hilarious process, but there was never quite a click between what I wanted and what interested the tv folks.

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Ariel from Offbeat Bride on Urban Rush

When I was in Vancouver a few weeks ago, I did an appearance on Urban Rush, a local magazine show. I think it was the best Offbeat Bride interview ever — especially since one of the hosts started muttering about shrooms at one point. WTF?