Behind the Scenes at a Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine Shoot

Way back in May of this year, I was invited to take part in a runway inspired fashion spread for the fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.  I was one of the real wedding industry peeps in the audience, and you can see me in three of the fashion shots!  Of course I have tons of fun behind the scenes pics to share with you!

I’m sitting in between Darcy and Mark Ingram below, taking a mock picture with my iphone. (image via MS Weddings)


We were told to dress “editor chic” in neutral shades of gray and tan. No black! (image via MS Weddings)


You can actually see my face (and legs!) in this shot. :)


Darcy’s Editor’s Letter — I’m in the group shot on the left…


Here’s a close-up of the group shot — it’s actually a picture I took of a computer screen. Pictured standing are Jackie from Merci New York, me, and Jillian from 100 Layer Cake. Sitting is Ronnie Rothstein (co-owner of Kleinfeld), Sylvia Weinstock, Darcy Miller, Mark Ingram, and Gabriella Risatti.


Images from the shoot are viewed instantly on this laptop.


These sheets lay out each shot in the spread.



All the goodies for the shoot.





Christian Louboutins, Stuart Weitzmans, Oscar de la Rentas, Badgley Mischkas, oh my!



Affordable earrings from Carolee!


But there were also priceless baubles from the likes of Harry Winston and Bulgari. These are the peeps here just to keep track of the diamonds!



How adorable are these pink bows?!


Mark Ingram looking through the dresses with Darcy…


Lounging around between takes.


Framing the perfect angle


Doesn’t this fashionable group look like they’re actual editors attending a fashion show?  They look like they’re off the pages of The Sartorialist.


I thought that some people came prepared to look the part with adorable little notebooks, but it turns out they were a prop — but of course!




Flanked by Jackie of Merci New York and a pregnant Jillian of 100 Layer Cake.


My favorite cake baker extraordinaire Sylvia Weinstock.






This gorgeous space is the Ukranian Institute in Manhattan, and it’s available for weddings!


I spy Darcy Miller!


How gorgeous is the detail on this dress?


Almost as gorgeous as this coat!


The shoot lasted all day, and between the editors, photographers, models, fashion stylists, hair stylists, make-up artists… there must have been at least 30 people from the Martha Stewart team. And of course that doesn’t include all of us in the audience!   It’s amazing just how many people and how much work goes into a single shoot — I’ll never look at an editorial spread the same again.

The fall 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings featuring this shoot is on stands now.


Do you have any burning questions about the shoot?  Just let me know and I’d be happy to answer! :)


Mrs. Bee

New York
Wedding Date:
March 2005
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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    Venessa, Guest @ 9:23 am

    Stunning! What a lucky gal.

  2. mssnapdragon Member
    mssnapdragon 267 posts, Helper bee @ 9:26 am

    Looking hot, sister! And those dresses (and shoes!) are to die for. They’re really beautiful!

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    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 9:26 am

    Oh my gosh, how cool!! Those gowns are beautiful, looks like it was a great experience :)

  4. starfish Member
    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:36 am

    I’m loving these behind the scenes sneak peaks! :)

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    Violet Violet 985 posts, Busy bee @ 9:43 am

    Thanks for sharing! A little part of me wishes I could go back there and gawk at the accessories in person.

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:44 am

    Looks like so much fun!

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    phillybridetobe 25 posts, Newbee @ 9:59 am

    Do you know where we can find the designer/info about each of the dresses? They are GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the light pink/blush colored one shoulder, swoon! (this one:

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    tdizzle 268 posts, Helper bee @ 10:05 am

    I love your job! I want the one shoulder dress with the blue belt, it’s beyond beautiful. Swoon.

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    labrador 1823 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:05 am

    OMG. I would have DIED to be there! The dresses, the accessories, the SHOOOOOEEEEESSSS! Heaven! (good thing I wasn’t there because I would have been arrested for stealing those shoes)

    Bee, you looked gorgeous! Love the dress!

    And I was wondering at first why Mark Ingram the Heisman Winner was at a bridal photo shoot…. LOL wrong Ingram! 😉

  10. lovebird Member
    lovebird 261 posts, Helper bee @ 10:10 am

    Thanks for the behind the scenes look!

  11. hamster Member
    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 10:12 am

    What fun! Thanks for sharing the behind-the-scenes details with us! :)

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    7mom 565 posts, Busy bee @ 10:25 am

    Those dresses are amazing; I also enjoyed looking at people’s shades and shoes.

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    locket 2821 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:26 am

    How awesomely amazing! I am jealous!

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    beagle 1381 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:38 am

    The shoe and accessories tables are to d-i-e for! Love the behind the scenes shots!!

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    fromcharleston 651 posts, Busy bee @ 11:12 am

    That’s so cool!!! I loved the way they did that spread :)

  16. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 1:49 pm

    This is soooo cool, Mrs. Bee! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:50 pm

    One of my bridesmaids is a photo editor at MS Weddings and she was there for this shoot! So funny! Everything looks amazing…

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    Serendipity 10356 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 2:05 pm

    What an amazing experience!

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    SandraMarie_1986 1363 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:38 pm

    I LOVE your dress! And that photo shoot is AMAZING!!!

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:08 pm

    Wow – what an amazing experience!!!! Thank you for sharing!

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    photographernico 527 posts, Busy bee @ 7:23 pm

    What a cool thing to be a part of! I drooled over every single dress in that shoot. Would have been hard not to reach out and touch them.

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    knitting 1072 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing this!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:27 pm

    What a fun and gorgeous experience! I love the shots of all those accessories laid out. Your dress is adorable!

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    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 12:57 am

    Ah! I want those tables full of goodies! Love this behind the scenes post! And I love all the dress! Bee, you look great!

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    HelloKitty2 234 posts, Helper bee @ 4:11 pm

    Oh Mrs. Bee, you are as lovely as ever. What an experience. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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    bride dress, Guest @ 5:12 am

    Really interesting. thanks for sharing.

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