I've just started the process of pouring over the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings - a ritual I've been practicing for a very long time. This edition is the 20th Anniversary Issue! Paper Passionista began a professional life in weddings in January, 1992, so we were still in our "toddlerhood" of the business when Martha Stewart Weddings emerged as the "go-to" source of everything wedding. Martha Stewart and her team probably put more inspiration into the whole "Bridal DIY" movement than anyone else. Back when I was a full service wedding planner I anxiously awaited every issue, knowing whatever appeared on Martha's pages were what my clients would be requesting. Over the years my role in weddings has become more streamlined, focusing primarily on the stationery end of things, but the overall love for weddings has never changed, and Martha Stewart Weddings has kept me current. I especially look forward to each issue's "Good Things" section for lots of fresh ideas.
This past Fall when I saw friend, Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings, and a speaker at Wedding MBA in Las Vegas, she invited me to attend the 20th Anniversary Celebration they had at the Pierre Hotel in New York, saying, "You've been with us all the way!" Oh how I would have loved to be there for the celebration, but that wasn't in the cards, so I will enjoy their Plaatinum Celebration in print. Congratulations to Darcy Miller and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for giving so many years of enjoyment to those of us who are wedding obsessed!
On a local note, congratulations are in order for Sinclair & Moore, called out as one of 63 Martha Stewart Weddings' Top Wedding Planners, and the only choice mentioned for the State of Washington. What an honor for any vendor to appear in Martha's Little White Book!