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An Editor's Wedding Journey!

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Rusty and I

Hello wedding friends! As the special projects editor for Martha Stewart Weddings for the past nine years, I have worked on countless gorgeous weddings. I recently got engaged over the holidays, so now it is my turn to star in my own little wedding drama. My partner, Rusty, and I are just coming off the high of celebrating our news with friends and family. The initial flurry of excitement is over and it is time to face reality—and get to work.

Given my background, you would think this journey would be a piece of wedding cake for me. Truth be told, I am facing all the same issues and concerns as everyone else planning a wedding. Over the next eight months I am going to share my story with you, including interviews with my favorite vendors (it helps to be in the biz), tips for making the process go smoothly, and most likely overcoming some major moments of freaking out.

As a good Martha employee, I am pulling out my checklist. First is to set a budget—done, but a gentleman doesn’t tell! Second, choose a venue—also done. (More on that in my next post.) Third, set a date…done!

We've chosen September 21st, 2013, the summer solstice. It's the last day of summer/first date of fall, the longest day of the year, and our favorite time of the year in NYC.  It also gives us just enough time to put together the kind of event we envision.

I'd like to personally invite you to join us as we plan our big day.

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