Each week, Darcy Miller, the editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, will spotlight a few of her favorite things in the wedding world right now.
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Matthew David Celebrations' Chandelier

"Come Shine With Us" was theme of our annual Bridal Fashion Week Party. I'm sure you've seen photos on our site and Instagram, but I thought I'd tell you a little more about that amazing ceiling décor, designed by Matthew David Hopkins of Matthew David Celebrations. It's great inspiration for your own wedding-whether you mimic the entire look or just take components of it.

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Matthew really wowed our entire team! He used gold mylar pom-poms from Martha Stewart Crafts, which you can buy at Michael's, to create the chandelier. He crafted the oversized paper "gems" in silver and gold, and then cut paper circles using paper from Paper Presentation. For the finishing touch, we incorporated lights from Ira Levy, so it twinkled.

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Another one of our incredible bridal market party vendors was Smilebooth, a photo booth rental company that is perfect for weddings. Not only will your guests have fun snapping pics in front of the comany's creative backdrops, but the photos also double as a great wedding favor. Your friends and family can go home with the photo strip, and you can ask them to print out a copy to put in your guest book. Plus, every photo is uploaded into an online album so you can remember the moments long after your big day.

DIY Photo Booth Backdrops
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Weddings in Color

It's official! Weddings in Color is available now! The book is amazing inspiration for crafting your wedding and thinking all things color. It was written by two wedding friends: Brooklyn Bride blogger Vané Broussard, and Minhee Cho of paper company Paper+Cup. (Minhee's wedding was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, and it's one of my all-time favorites!) I was honored to write the book's forward-congrats Vané and Minhee!

Vané's Favorite Brooklyn Venues
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Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Shop Pink Campaign

What's better than a bridesmaid gift that your friends will love and gives back? For the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The BCRF has teamed up with a bunch of amazing brands to create pink versions of some of my favorite products including Tory Burch Lip Color and S'well water bottles. A portion of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. For more info, and to shop more pink products, go here.


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