Martha Stewart Weddings

    Martha Stewart Weddings

  • 5 Easy Ways to Get Amazing Wedding Photos

    You want your wedding album to be packed with beautiful and moving images. Sometimes you get lucky. The rest comes down to planning. These tips will help guarantee gorgeous big-day snaps.

  • Worldly Batters: The 5 Best Wedding Cakes from Around the World

    Honor your heritage or favorite place with these cakes from around the globe. British Bride's Pye As far back as 1685, the British served "bride's pye," a large, round pastry filled with pine kernels, sweetbreads, oysters, spices, and lamb stones (you don't want to know). One hundred years later, as preserved fruits replaced the savory filling, the pie evolved into the fruitcake, a symbol of fertility and prosperity. Our reinvention mixes dried fruits, almonds, and pecans into the batter. ...

  • How to Wear Yellow Gold on Your Wedding Day

    Think you can't wear yellow gold on your wedding day? Think again. We've rounded up six gorgeous finds that will suit a wide range of dress styles. Bold Gold While yellow gold is not a subtle metal, it is a versatile one. Wear it to warm up a stark white gown, or use it to give a bohemian relaxed look a bit of sophisticated structure.

  • Sophisticated (Not Spooky!) Halloween Ideas for Your Wedding

    In celebration of Halloween, we've rounded up some of our favorite festive ideas for your wedding, bridal shower, or engagement party. Don't worry about scaring off your guests--these unique details are sophisticated--not scary. Magic Potion Cocktails A wisp of flavored cotton candy atop glasses will transform your signature cocktails into delicious potions for guests to enjoy. These drinks were garnished with Spin-Spun's organic, dye-free flavored cotton candy.

  • New Fall Wedding Color Combo: Wine and Greige

    Wine and greige (or mink) are two colors we currently love together. See how the richness of one and the elegance of the other can make wedding-day magic. Mad for Plaid Tempted to match dark colors with gold accents? Try silver instead. It will give your tablescape a "weekend in the Cotswolds" feel that's surprisingly fresh and modern. This refined setting keeps its cool with pewter-banded plates, a tartan runner, and wild centerpieces wispy enough not to thwart across-the-table conversations. ...

  • The 5 Best Ways to Save on Your Wedding

    The number one question we get from brides? How to have a beautiful celebration while staying on budget. On top of all the little ways to save, there are a few big places you can't afford to miss as you plan your big day. Here are our top savvy saving suggestions that'll leave some money in your nest egg. See More: Common Wedding Traditions and Superstitions

  • What's Your Engagement Ring Style?

    Your engagement ring: It's only the symbol of your eternal commitment, a piece of jewelry you'll wear every day for the rest of your life. No pressure there, right?! Here, some pointers to help you decide on a dazzler that's ideal for you.

  • Step it Up: Show-Stopping Shoes for Your Wedding Day and Beyond

    Your wedding shoes shouldn't be an afterthought. Fabulous flats or sky-high stilettos, subtle or statement, get your big-day kicks with one of these standout pairs. See More: Common Wedding Traditions and Superstitions Soft Shoes A classic shape hits a just-right sophisticated note. Look for subdued hues, lovely lace, and feminine finishes. Paul Andrew "Corsage" Nappa leather flat in Beige (available at Neiman Marcus). Related: 7 Old School Wedding Rules You Can Break Strappy Sandal KG Kurt Geiger "Grace" white high heel leather sandals. ...

  • The New Bridal Shower Rules (Toilet Paper Dresses and Awkward Icebreakers Not Included!)

    To Each Bride Her Own Shower It's time to throw the toilet paper wedding dress to the wind--especially if you're celebrating a non-traditional bride. Bridal showers no longer require awkward icebreakers, tea sandwiches, and an all-eyes-on-the-bride gift opening session. See how we scrapped the traditional bridal shower lineup and re-wrote the etiquette rules to inspire a more personalized party. ...

  • How to Preserve Your Wedding Dress

    Your wedding dress represents one of the happiest days of your life and is a huge reminder of all of the memories associated with your big day (not to mention, it is a huge investment!), so it's always a good idea to have the gown preserved, meaning both properly cleaned and carefully boxed.

  • The Best Way to Cut a Tiered Wedding Cake

    Between the ornate sugar flowers and the multiple tiers (not to mention the sentimental significance!), cutting your wedding cake might feel a bit overwhelming. Follow these easy steps to ensure you get the perfect cut.

  • 12 Crazy Wedding Superstitions and the Meanings Behind Them

    Ever wondered why a bride wears a veil or how a "something borrowed" has become a wedding-day must-have? We've rounded up the most common and surprising wedding superstitions and traditions and the reasons behind them.

  • Would You Buy a Sample Sale Wedding Dress?

    Great bargains can be had at sample sales, but keep in mind that there will be trade-offs along with the savings. Choice will be limited, both as far as the styles and the sizes available -- many designers' samples come in 6 or 8 only. And since the gowns may have been tried on by many women, they might need cleaning or repair.

  • Wedding Catering 101

    Peter Callahan of Callahan Catering in New York City is known for miniaturizing iconic comfort foods and whipping up one-of-a-kind meals. Here is his expert advice on making sure every detail of your wedding catering runs smoothly.

  • Skip the Seated Reception and Throw This Kind of Wedding Instead!

    There are many wonderful moments that occur at a wedding, but one part of the big day that can sometimes feel awkward is the moment the guests find out their seating assignments. Are you seated at the work table? Swinging singles table? The table with the crazy old aunt? One way to avoid this discomfort is to skip the assignments altogether and go with an all cocktail-style reception. We've asked the pros at Betty Brooklyn Catering to share some tips on making sure a cocktail-style reception goes smoothly. With the right planning, it can be fun, relaxed, and sophisticated all at once.

  • Wedding Glossary: 13 Terms You Need to Know

    Have you ever wondered what on earth your wedding planner or florist was talking about when he or she used the word "dragee" or "nosegay"? Before you get started with your planning, read our glossary of wedding terms to see what you need to know and brush up on before your big day. You'll be a wedding expert in no time! Dragees Chocolate-and candy-covered almonds that are often served at wedding receptions or given out as favors. The treats are often packaged in groups of five to represent happiness, health, longevity, wealth, and fertility. ...

  • The 4 Biggest Wedding Dress Trends of the Summer

    From ornate embellishments to figure-flattering shapes, we've rounded up four amazing wedding dress trends with staying power. Beautiful Beadwork Diamonds may be a girl's BFF, but crystals, pearls, and sequins should definitely be part of your inner circle. Shine on with shoulder-only glitz or radiate with head-to-toe glamour. You'll turn heads in Jenny Packham's empire-waisted "Rapunzel," named for the crystals that trickle beautifully down its back. See More Wedding Dresses with Beadwork See More: 13 New Wedding Cake Trends We Love Dreamy Draping Consider this an ode to a Grecian classic. ...

  • Sparkling Wedding Day Jewelry

    Nothing pairs up with a gorgeous dress (and dreamy guy) like some heirloom-quality gems. These day-of dazzlers are breathtakingly beautiful and built to last. Dazzling Earrings From divine danglers to dainty drops and sweet studs, these earrings show off your sheer style genius. Kimberly McDonald 18k white gold and diamond slices. Mikimoto "Lace Collection Akoya" 18k white gold, pearls, and diamonds. Sharon Khazzam "Charr" 18k white gold, pavé, and gray diamond slices. Cathy Waterman platinum and micro pavé. Forevermark "Center of My Universe" 18k oxidized gold and diamonds. ...

  • Ace Your Wedding Vows in 7 Easy Steps

    It's always a nice touch when couples write their own vows. It's the best way to bring you and your fiance's personalities into your wedding ceremony, and a sure-fire way to engage the audience, whether they are left crying or laughing. Expressing your love on paper may seem daunting, but it's easier than you'd think. Let us count the ways...

  • Upbeat Songs to Calm Your Pre-Wedding Jitters

    Whether you prep for your big day at home or at your venue, a proper soundtrack (along with bobby pins, hair spray, and double-stick tape) is an essential part to the getting-ready process. So here are our favorite songs to put you and your bridal party in a happy mood before you walk the aisle. Extra points if you use a hairbrush as a microphone.