Offbeat Bride on CNN #Offbeat in the news#blogging#media mention November 5 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Me 'n' Andreas on CNN Double big news: Offbeat Bride was on the homepage of CNN.com and we just launched our Offbeat Vendors Guide! We'll talk more about vendors next week, but in the meantime — yay, CNN! The article, titled "Brides buck tradition and ditch the white dress" won't be breaking news for most Offbeat Bride readers … but it's still nice to see the mainstream media take notice of nontraditional wedding trends. So go read the article, but promise me you won't bother with the comments. Never, ever read with the comments on mainstream media articles about weird weddings. They always suck. That said, it's funny to see commenters talking about how, based on my wedding dress, my marriage is doomed. The article never mentions the fact that my wedding was in 2004, so commenters don't know that we celebrated our sixth anniversary this summer. HA! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS I think it's time to recognize… NEXT I said it would be game-changing Toggle comments [ 10 ] Hard Core! Reply I could watch Scihdnler's List and still be happy after reading this. Reply The comments ont he CNN page are fucking rageworthy! Reply Oh don't torture yourself! Comments on alt wedding articles in mainstream publications are always agonizing. Reply comments on alt ANYTHING in mainstream publications are always agnozing! Reply Amen to that. Reply Comments on ANYTHING in mainstream websites are always agonizing! NEVER READ THE COMMENTS. Reply That was so exciting to be doing my normal morning news reading, and then suddenly "OMG OMG OMG It's Ariel!" Reply I can't believe the comments on that article… some people are just lost causes Reply I love that photo and congrats on 6 years of marriage! And congrats on CNN! The comments are more flabbergasting than rage inducing for me; I just wonder if those people have taken the time to actually *think* about what they just wrote. A dress, no matter how amazing or expensive or alternative, is still just an article of clothing! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.