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Martha Stewart Weddings hits the Katie Couric show

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Katie Couric’s whole show tomorrow (Thursday) is devoted to weddings (our favorite subject) and we had a great time sharing expertise as Martha gave Katie tips, tricks, and ideas (maybe even a little inspiration for her own upcoming wedding). Watch the segments to get your planning questions answered and for a fun "fiancé face off showdown" game. Thought we would share the table that Martha showed Katie; it was inspiration for a beach wedding. What I love about these ideas is that they are all easy, you can do most yourself (it's about gathering a few of the right supplies), and some of the DIY ideas are ones you can do ahead of time (no, you should not be making your centerpieces the day of your wedding). They are also great for a destination wedding, where you might not be sure what flowers are available. Hope this inspires you.

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Katie and Martha on set

1 Katie and Martha on set

Our escort cards were nestled in a bed of small shells, (inspired by on of our MSW real weddings from Michelle Rago), and each card from Martha Stewart Craft adorned with an adhesive pearl

2 Our escort cards were nestled in a bed of small shells, (inspired by on of our MSW real weddings from Michelle Rago), and each card from Martha Stewart Craft adorned with an adhesive pearl

The centerpieces were glass cylinders filled with sand and a little gold glitter, a pillar candle and decorated with large shells from http://www.seashellworld.com/

3 The centerpieces were glass cylinders filled with sand and a little gold glitter, a pillar candle and decorated with large shells from http://www.seashellworld.com/

We painted stones and shells with gold  Martha Stewart metallic glaze from Hope Depot to dress up the table. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Martha-Stewart-Living-10-oz-Gold-Dust-Glitter-Paint-HD24-73/202757208#.Uta7PI4g7KE

4 We painted stones and shells with gold  Martha Stewart metallic glaze from Hope Depot to dress up the table. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Martha-Stewart-Living-10-oz-Gold-Dust-Glitter-Paint-HD24-73/202757208#.Uta7PI4g7KE

Shells held salt and pepper on the table

5 Shells held salt and pepper on the table

Menu cards were downloaded from the Martha Stewart Weddings template. Each napkin fold had a paper flower made with Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors and a small stone with each guests name hand written on it. http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/225335/menu-template?center=0&gallery=228649&slide=225335

6 Menu cards were downloaded from the Martha Stewart Weddings template. Each napkin fold had a paper flower made with Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors and a small stone with each guests name hand written on it. http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/225335/menu-template?center=0&gallery=228649&slide=225335

A paper flower made with Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors http://www.michaels.com/Martha-Stewart-Crafts-Fringe-Scissors/ms0495,default,pd.html

7 A paper flower made with Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors http://www.michaels.com/Martha-Stewart-Crafts-Fringe-Scissors/ms0495,default,pd.html

Glass vessels, pilar candles, sand, glitter and gorgeous shells are the ingredients for our centerpieces.

8 Glass vessels, pilar candles, sand, glitter and gorgeous shells are the ingredients for our centerpieces.

Myself and Martha at break

9 Myself and Martha at break

Jocelyn Worrall, Anthony Luscia and Judy Morris worked on our gorgeous beach wedding ideas

10 Jocelyn Worrall, Anthony Luscia and Judy Morris worked on our gorgeous beach wedding ideas

Glass corked  favor bottles filled with edible sea glass and shells from Andie's Specialty Sweets
http://www.etsy.com/people/andiespecialtysweets tied and tagged with a sand dollar punch from the Martha Stewart Craft collections http://www.amazon.com/Dollar-Starfish-Double-Martha-Stewart/dp/B002FW1CFS

11 Glass corked  favor bottles filled with edible sea glass and shells from Andie's Specialty Sweets http://www.etsy.com/people/andiespecialtysweets tied and tagged with a sand dollar punch from the Martha Stewart Craft collections http://www.amazon.com/Dollar-Starfish-Double-Martha-Stewart/dp/B002FW1CFS

Can you believe these are candy shells and starfish form Andie's Specialty Sweets? http://www.etsy.com/people/andiespecialtysweets

12 Can you believe these are candy shells and starfish form Andie's Specialty Sweets? http://www.etsy.com/people/andiespecialtysweets

Martha Stewart Craft stencils were used to paint gold coral and shells on clear vesels

13 Martha Stewart Craft stencils were used to paint gold coral and shells on clear vesels

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Our specialty cocktail was a tequila sunrise, the glass rimmed with gold sanding sugar from New York Cake and Bake http://www.nycake.com/search.aspx?find=sanding+sugar and garnished with a star fruit. Hydrangea confetti made with the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch. http://www.amazon.com/Martha-Stewart-Crafts-Hydrangea-Punch/dp/B002FW49V2

15 Our specialty cocktail was a tequila sunrise, the glass rimmed with gold sanding sugar from New York Cake and Bake http://www.nycake.com/search.aspx?find=sanding+sugar and garnished with a star fruit. Hydrangea confetti made with the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch. http://www.amazon.com/Martha-Stewart-Crafts-Hydrangea-Punch/dp/B002FW49V2

Comments (3)

  • Thanks for the heads up. Setting my DVR now! :)

  • I have always loved everything Martha Stewart!
    But...this does not look like "typical MS"...I'm sorry to send a negative comment, b/c I truly believe and LIVE MS every day that I can. It seems many avenues have gone this way; I don't understand why our country is expecting less from wherever...HOW DO WE RAMP IT UP? I REALLY REALLY WANT TO BRING US BACK, AND THEN SOME!
    I Love you, Martha. You have truly inspired and encouraged me in so very many ways. Here is a very hearty thank you:
    MARTHA ROCKS AND THEN SOME!
    I LOVE HER! WE ALMOST HAV THE SAME BDAY (1 day apart)

  • Hi, I want to get that large coral stencil used on the glass vases!! Do you have more info on that specific MS product??

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