Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine 15th Anniversary Party!

If you've been following this blog, you know that one of my bridesmaids (J) is a photo editor at Martha Stewart Living. J graciously invited me (her wedding obsessed friend) to the 15th anniversary party of the Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine. It was at the Plaza Hotel and it was oh so posh. There were tons of big names from the wedding industry there (Darcy Miller, Mark Ingram and Mara Pearlman, to name a few).

For me, one of the highlights was meeting Bee Kim and Penguin from my favorite wedding blog, Weddingbee! Ok, I confess, I knew they were going to be there and I totally stalked them at the event. Luckily, Mrs Bee is about 8 1/2 months pregnant, so they were easy to spot. I didn't get a picture with them but it was definitely cool to introduce myself and tell them how much Weddingbee inspires me!

Here's some pictures from the part-tay:

The centerpieces at the cocktail tables. The general color scheme of the night was blush pink and gold. Sweet, girly and perfect for the event.

There was a soup station, serving butternut squash and tomatoe bisque soup shooters. Love this idea for a fall, outdoor wedding.

These were the centerpieces in the main room, behind the bar. In front, you can see one of the signature drinks, called the Blushing Bride. It involved grapefruit juice, vodka and a sugar-encrusted glass rim and it was delicious. I love the idea of putting the sign on the jars with ribbon.

Amy Atlas did her usual amazing thang at the dessert bar, and believe me when I say I did some serious damage to that delicious buffet (Petit fors, mini cupcakes, pink marshmallows and chocolate truffles? Yes, yes, yes and yes!) Yum. The blush and gold color combination is so pretty.

Here's a shot of the side dessert table.

The band was rockin, playing everything from Michael Jackson to Guns and Roses to Mary J Blige. Fun!

Sushi bar. You better believe I took advantage of that~

Bridesmaid J with the new MS Weddings Stylist, Corrine. She's getting married in February in New York City, can't wait to see pictures of her sure-to-be-chic wedding!

And of course, because no wedding event would be complete without the requisite photo booth, here's the 2 pictures we managed to get, in between stuffing our faces with mini grilled cheese sandwiches, mini burgers and mini lobster rolls.

Pretending to cut the cake.

I decided I needed practice holding the bouquet.

All in all, a fantastic party that I was so thrilled to be invited to! Here's to many more years of gorgeous wedding magazine fun at Martha Stewart!


  1. Wow, what a cool party, it looks like you all had a blast!

  2. So neat! Yummm tomato bisque and mini grilled cheese! Oh and ps my sorority sis was there as well! -Miss Pug

  3. Love the pics! So jealous you got to go!

  4. Looks like you had a great time. Now I want to go to a wedding fair!

  5. So jealous!! My skin is resembling the hulk...