Vogue magazine has nothing on the winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings! At 452 pages, it is the biggest issue the magazine has ever published - a fact that is proudly asserted on the cover, right next to the title. The weddings market is one of the few that is still going strong in the publishing world with dozens of magazines on the subject filling the newsstands. Brides and their families, it seems, reach for weddings magazines much more than the homemaker or gardener may reach for publications on her subjects of interest, these days. (Never underestimate a bride with a vision and her hunger for ideas!)
Martha Stewart Weddings is one of the few bridal publications that showcases all aspects of wedding planning, foregoing fashion trends in favour of classic, timeless (often DIY) ideas that will never date - ideas that can also be channeled into much wider spheres, such as entertaining and celebrating special occasions other than weddings: anniversaries, graduations, milestone birthdays.
Martha Stewart Weddings is at the top of its game, a magazine that I read regularly for ideas on entertaining, tablesettings, floral arrangements and styling ideas. I am never disappointed in Martha Stewart Weddings. Even though I don't subscribe or buy every single issue, I am always inspired by the ideas in its pages. Here is a peek at the winter issue, below. Please also visit Darcy Miller's adorable new website! You can also meet Darcy at an event on January 27th in New York City, Martha Stewart's Wedding Party, produced by Claudia Hanline of The Wedding Library. Find out more and buy tickets here.