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BEHIND THE SCENES: "Make a Statement"

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Working on the "Make a Statement" feature in our Fall issue was such fun—we had the amazing Yunhee Kim shooting it, contributions from One Girl Cookie bakery, furniture rental and prop house Taylor Creative, illustrator Bil Donovan, and loads of MSLO staffers serving as models.

Check out what was going on behind the scenes, get a peek at the actual story here, then pick up a copy of the Fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings to see the whole thing!

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Cake stack!!!

1 Cake stack!!!

My initial sketch of what I wanted the cakes to look like—eventually brought to life by One Girl Cookie

2 My initial sketch of what I wanted the cakes to look like—eventually brought to life by One Girl Cookie

Buttercream with a hint of pink

3 Buttercream with a hint of pink

One Girl Cookie made these darling cakes

4 One Girl Cookie made these darling cakes

A rack of American Apparel items in a gorgeous color palette

5 A rack of American Apparel items in a gorgeous color palette

Faux apples from Barnard Ltd. reimagined with a bit of Montana Gold spray paint

6 Faux apples from Barnard Ltd. reimagined with a bit of Montana Gold spray paint

A range of vintage initial pins, all found on Etsy

7 A range of vintage initial pins, all found on Etsy

Cassidy, in an American Apparel gray felt hat

8 Cassidy, in an American Apparel gray felt hat

Naomi tries on the hat, too, while hanging out in a face chair from Taylor Creative furniture rental company— these would make a major statement at any event!

9 Naomi tries on the hat, too, while hanging out in a face chair from Taylor Creative furniture rental company— these would make a major statement at any event!

Couldn't help myself ... I had to try out the chair and AA hat too!

10 Couldn't help myself ... I had to try out the chair and AA hat too!

I carry the beautiful trailing bouquet Naomi made and then ...

11 I carry the beautiful trailing bouquet Naomi made and then ...

... I pass it off to Muzam

12 ... I pass it off to Muzam

Illustrator Bil Donovan paints Amanda's portrait

13 Illustrator Bil Donovan paints Amanda's portrait

How exquisite is Bil's watercolor

14 How exquisite is Bil's watercolor "sketch" ?

Bil working his magic on set

15 Bil working his magic on set

Lauren reads her paper, solo

16 Lauren reads her paper, solo

Maeve enjoys some downtime between shots

17 Maeve enjoys some downtime between shots

Muzam, Cassidy, and Corey can't help but laugh about

18 Muzam, Cassidy, and Corey can't help but laugh about "Greta & George" getting married!

Our models, all MSLOers!

19 Our models, all MSLOers!

Shhh! Don't tell anyone our prop's secret ...

20 Shhh! Don't tell anyone our prop's secret ...

Painted vessels for the monochromatic table settings

21 Painted vessels for the monochromatic table settings

We think pink!

22 We think pink!

The fake name on this place card is a combo of a real Minnesotan and a NYC cat

23 The fake name on this place card is a combo of a real Minnesotan and a NYC cat

Magical petal-filled passageway

24 Magical petal-filled passageway

A close-up of some cherry blossoms

25 A close-up of some cherry blossoms

Michael inspects the aisle in his Converse ...

26 Michael inspects the aisle in his Converse ...

... and then I do in my bare feet

27 ... and then I do in my bare feet

Our photographer extraordinaire, Yunhee

28 Our photographer extraordinaire, Yunhee

Everyone look to your left ...

29 Everyone look to your left ...

... and now, your right ...

30 ... and now, your right ...

... now you're just messing with us!

31 ... now you're just messing with us!

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