1 Let's kick off the gallery with a handful of pretty flowers!
14 Here's our board with sketches, a list of our ideas, and a tentative layout.
15 This velvet ribbon, from Mokuba, has a luxe color and texture.
16 Here, a close-up of the table centerpiece: a low marble vessel filled with water, pillar candles, and flowers.
17 We didn't hire models for our shoot. Instead, staffers like Holly, our style intern, showed off the dresses and bouquets.
18 Our art intern, Huong, models a dress.
19 Melissa, associate fashion editor, looks wedding ready in a third option.
20 Our three models looked lovely in their gowns.
21 Here, the marble surface on which we shot all of the little personal items.
22 How cute is this headband?
23 These boutonnieres will speak to your men (the dish is Astier de Villate).
24 Here, on location in Yonkers, New York, at Alder Manor, for our shoot.
25 These beautiful blue steps led up from a shallow pool and down a tree-lined walkway.
26 Isn't this wall cool? Its twin lay across the courtyard and still had the fountain's basin.
27 This is a lovely view of the courtyard.
28 I really liked the color of these little blue tiles.
29 What a stunning stage!
30 The house was built in 1912.
31 Naomi contemplates the upcoming shoot, with the Astier de Villate book and inkwell in hand.
33 This arrangement would look great by your guest book or escort cards.
35 Katie and Daniel were shooting our Winter fashion story inside the house, and they came over to review preliminary photos with us.
37 I liked how this almost looked like a wreath, even though the flowers were just sitting in a bucket.
38 Such a pretty color combination!
39 Mark Joseph Cakes covered a three-tier confection in fondant for us (little beads were piped around the base of each layer). Their work is always pure perfection. It smelled so sweet!
41 We propped it up on a cake stand, and then added flowers and foliage for a bit of color.
47 The final product!
48 We wanted to shoot the cake in front of the ivy, but unfortunately it was too high up on the wall. Not to be deterred, we rigged a levitating table that could reach the plant!
50 Here, everyone prepping the shot.
51 Photographer Thomas Straub shoots the cake with Naomi on hand to make any last-minute adjustments.
52 Carolyn checks out the shoot, too.
53 Carolyn and Muzam were twins in their navy stripes. Totally coincidental!
54 On our last day of shooting, Naomi created a beautiful ceremony structure by adding foliage to an iron archway.