1 Martha Stewart Weddings collaborated with Matthew David Celebrations to do all the decor for our event. This gold, silver and white hanging decoration was a centerpiece for our clerestory. http://www.matthewdavidcelebrations.com
3 The base of the decoration was filled with shimmering metallic shades of gold.
4 And, underneath the decoration, we positioned our bar. It was such an eye-catching piece for our gathering.
5 Behind the Matthew David Celebrations booth hung a lucite panel with cream colored roses, each embellished with a touch of gold leaf.
6 Here was a mercury glass vase filled with some of the pretty gold leaf edged roses - every bride should have a bit of gold at their wedding, don't you think?
7 At the Matthew David Celebrations table, stations were set-up so guests could embellish roses of their own using gold leaf.
8 Here was a closeup of a work station - it was a very popular stop for guests.
9 The stage was dressed with a simple, yet elegant silver fabric from Rose Brand as the backdrop.
12 Creme Delicious is a New York City based cake line boutique specializing in exquisite hand-decorated artisanal treats.
13 Each cake is unique and described as edible artistry.
14 Peter Callahan Catering provided the bites. He also set-up two food display stations in our grand clerestory. The crudite included lots of fresh vegetables such as carrots, and blanched asparagus. http://www.petercallahan.com/
15 The vegetables were plated and displayed with hummus, and various dips.
16 Milk Bar is the sister bakery of the Momofuku Restaurant Group, founded by this year's James Beard "outstanding pastry chef" award-winner, Christina Tosi. http://milkbarstore.com/
17 Milk Bar puts fun spins on familiar home-style desserts. Their "birthday cake" is a big favorite, made with vanilla rainbow cake layered with rainbow cake crumble and vanilla frosting - it's great for any special occasion.
18 These "birthday cake truffles" were made with vanilla rainbow cake tossed in white chocolate and rolled in rainbow cake crumbs.
19 The Gumbo Bros. table was set up with cornbread, hot sauce and gumbo for all the guests to try. The Gumbo Bros. is New York's first authentic New Orleans style gumbo shop.
20 These are The Gumbo Bros., Adam Lathan and Clay Boulware, who met at Louisiana State University and decided to bring their love for Cajun and Creole cooking to New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan)
22 Guests could get their hair braided right at the table. (Photo by Patrick McMullan)
24 Invitations, save-the-date cards, and thank you notes are all available through Wedding Paper Divas - a fun way to correspond and thank those who help make personal occasions so special.
25 The table was filled with a variety of cards to mix and match.
26 And, of course we didn't forget lips and nails. Cover Girl provided a bar to help with these smaller, yet very important details. http://www.covergirl.com/
27 Here was the Cover Girl station set up with lots of different lipsticks and nail polishes for guests to sample.
28 A perfume bar provided by Nova - a custom fragrance company based in Brooklyn, New York. This stop was a big hit with our Bridal Market visitors. http://hello-nova.com
29 The Martha Stewart Weddings Big-Day Beauty Awards table, where guests could submit skincare products that were absolute must-haves in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the wedding.
30 The music for our event was provided by Elan Artists, a cooperative of musicians and artists who embrace a fresh personalized approach to special events.
32 Handmade decorations or favors are nice ways to add more personal touches to any special day - not just for weddings, but also birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
34 In our northwest showroom, Peter Callahan's team was busy preparing the bites for our guests.
35 Some of the fun hors d'oeuvres included mini soft, salted and parmesan herbed pretzels.
36 There were also tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella flatbreads.
37 These were "eggplant" spaghetti and meatballs.
38 One of my former assistants came by to visit our bridal market party - Katie Shillo. We were both dressed to fit this year's theme, "Come Shine with Us."
39 As the lights dimmed, the singers and musicians of Elan Artists entertained guests from our glistening stage.
40 Hundreds of people visited our clerestory for the event. (Photo by Clint Spaulding)
41 Some of the designers came with models dressed in full length wedding gowns.
42 The back of this gown had fringes and lace.
43 Our shimmering gold and silver decoration was a beautiful element of the room.
44 In our long hall leading to the clerestory, we hung Mylar balloons in gold and silver.
45 My longtime publicist and friend, Susan Magrino. (Photo by Clint Spaulding)
46 Martha Stewart Weddings special projects editor, Anthony Luscia, and our video executive producer, Lisa Wagner. (Photo by Patrick McMullan)
47 Television personality and fashion designer, Randy Fenoli, and Martha Stewart Weddings executive editorial director, Darcy Miller. (Photo by Patrick McMullan) http://randyfenoli.com
48 Three model brides in some of today's popular bridal gown styles - Theresa Lazarus, Ornjarot Weeramano, and Bruna Del Bortoli. (Photo by Patrick McMullan)
49 Ceci Johnson, founder of Ceci New York a renowned luxury invitation design house, and Matthew David Hopkins, founder of Matthew David Celebrations. (Photo - Patrick McMullan)
50 Ira Levy, who provided our lighting needs for this event, and events planner, Bronson Van Wyck. http://levylighting.com (Photo by Patrick McMullan)
51 Assistant style editor of Weddings, Coleen Banks, and our associate crafts editor, Erin Furey. (Photo by Patrick McMullan)
52 Here I am with Darcy, and Patti Follo, Martha Stewart Weddings publisher at Meredith Corporation. Our partners at Fathead created the custom decal for the step and repeat behind us. http://www.fathead.com (Photo by Clint Spaulding)
53 It was a very fun and successful evening at this year's bridal market event. (Photo by Clint Spaulding)