2 The book signing was held in the Home Department. Macy's always sets up such a nice and inviting, staging area, surrounded by pieces from my various collections. (Photo by AP) macys.com/marthastewart http://www.ap.org
3 These are some of the registry essentials from the Martha Stewart Collections - blue is a wonderful color for a couple's first home together. (Photo by AP) http://www.macys.com/marthastewart
6 These towels are also from my Martha Stewart Collection, as is the 10-quart enamel on steel stockpot - one of my favorite pieces because it is the perfect size for family meals. (Photo by AP) http://www.macys.com/marthastewart
7 "Martha Stewart Weddings Ideas & Inspiration" has gotten such a wonderful response - it's the perfect source for brides, grooms and their families. (Photo by Gil Photo Galleria) http://gilphotogalleria.com
8 When signing up for a wedding registry, it's important to include some must-have items, such as dinnerware, flatware and various cooking tools.
9 Bowls, salt and pepper shakers, oil and vinegar bottles - things that should be part of every kitchen. (Photo by Gil Photo Galleria)
14 If you haven't seen it yet, here is my latest book, "Martha Stewart Weddings Ideas & Inspiration". (Photo by AP)
15 During the event, Macy's hosted a station with some of our favorite treats. These cookies are from Dani Fiori of Sweet Dani B. Each guest got a cookie before they left. http://sweetdanib.com
16 Dani makes all her cookies by hand. These are in the shape of a wedding cake. (Photo by Gil Photo Galleria)
17 This is what we call the Martha Stewart "Sticker". At Macy's stores, you may see it on the floor in various spots where my collections are displayed.
18 Macy's also provided refreshing glasses of sparkling water with lemon and red zinger tea, slices of orange and a sprig of mint. (Photo by AP)
20 These are cherry tomato BLTs - the recipe is from my "Appetizers" book. (Gil Galleria Photo)
21 Every Macy's store has knowledgeable floor staffs to help locate products.
22 Visitors were very pleased to purchase my Weddings book and attend the event - it was so nice to see a long line forming even before I started. (Gil Photo Galleria)
23 The event was not only for brides, but also for relatives and friends of couples planning their wedding. Here is a mom, a daughter and a granddaughter. (Photo by Gil Photo Galleria)
24 As more and more people arrived, the line serpentined through the aisles. (Photo by Gil Photo Galleria)
25 Before my book signing, Macy's interviewed me - I spoke about my favorite registry must-haves.
26 Sheets, table settings, pots and pans are some of the things I suggested for the newlyweds. (Photo by Gil Photos Galleria)
27 People were instructed to purchase their books before getting in line, but it was a very organized and efficient process. (Photo by AP)
28 Susan Whyte, Bridal Director for Florida, gave a lovely introduction to begin our book signing, and spoke about our great partnership and the outstanding products we offer exclusively at Macy's! (Photo by AP)
29 Susan described my new Weddings book to the crowd - a manual filled with fresh ideas, planning advice, and inspiration for the newly engaged.
30 Book signing events are a wonderful way to meet the people who love my products and my publications - Weddings is my 86th book. (Photo by Gil Photo Galleria)
31 It was exciting to see such a big, enthusiastic crowd. And, notice the sign of the times - nearly everyone is taking photos with their smart phones.
32 I spoke briefly and thanked everyone for attending. I also talked about my first weddings book, and how weddings have evolved over the years. (Photo by AP)
33 Another photo of all the many people that attended.
34 And then the signing began. (Photo by AP)
35 I always try to personalize every single book - it is a detail I have long considered important at these signing events. I like to match the pens I use to the book, so I use Le Pens by Marvy - they come in such a large array of colors. (Photo by AP)
36 Here is a view taken from somewhere in line - were these guests Tweeting, Instagramming, Snap Chatting or just taking photos?
37 It was exciting to see Macy's employees purchase books to be signed as well. (Photo by AP)
38 I had a wonderful time talking to this young fan - she stayed for the entire event. (Photo by AP)
39 It's important to keep the line moving, but when I can, I also try to stop for snapshots. (Photo by AP)
40 I was pleased to meet Alexa Stark's parents, Laura and Chuck Stark. Alexa is one of my publicists, who joined me on this trip. (Photo by Gil Photos Galleria)
41 Book signings are so much fun because I get to meet so many people. (Photo by Gil Photos Galleria)
42 These are Marci Greenfield's parents, Bruce and Sherrie Greenfield. You probably remember Marci from my Facebook chats - she is our director of online content marketing. So glad they were able to attend. (Photo by Gil Photos Galleria)
43 I heard many beautiful stories from the guests who attended the event - stories about how I inspired them over the years. (Photo by Gil Photos Galleria)
44 These bites from my "Appetizers" book are potatoes with caviar and creme fraiche - they were a huge crowd pleaser. (Photo by Gil Photos Galleria)
45 Here I am with the Macy's photographer, Derek Gil. He's photographed some of my other events for Macy's - it's always nice to see a familiar face.
46 After the event, I posed for some photos with the Macy's employees - everyone was so gracious. Joining me are Aida Smith, Teresita Mendez, and Guadalupe Bruestle.
47 Here I am with Stephanie Logan, Richard Boucher, Alexa Stark, Janelle Genao, Stephanie Garcia, Ceci Seitz, and Marie Arias. (Photo by Gil Photos Galleria)
48 A few more employees, and I, posed for this snapshot by my Whim Collection display. I'm joined by Deborah Kane, Joshua Adkins, Aida Smith, and Teresita Mendez.
49 Here I am next to a bed dressed in my Watercolor Rose Quilt. It was a very fun book signing event. Thanks, Macy's, for coordinating such a great evening. http://tinyurl.com/gq5c4xe