Title: Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides
Author: Ariel Meadow Stallings
Publication Date: 2007 (the first edition)
Length: 240 pages
This is the book that started the (amazing) website, http://offbeatbride.com//. It is basically a memoir of the author's process in planning her own offbeat wedding. I read this book because I, too, am planning an offbeat wedding. (By offbeat, I mean it's Pagan, I'm wearing a black dress, and there are some elements of Star Trek involved.)
I enjoyed reading this book, and getting inspiration from it. The thing is, I'd already found the website when I read this book, so I already had huge piles of inspiration at my fingertips (seriously, brides-(and grooms-)to-be, check out that website). So while it was fun to read about Ariel's wedding planning experiences, it really was just a memoir. It's not a how-to book, or anything like that, as I expected it to be.
So, 3 stars. But the website gets a lot of stars.
This book counts for the 2012 A-Z Book Challenge.