Thursday, December 30, 2010

Martha Stewart Weddings Features A Special Wedding

The newest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings (Winter, 2011) is on the newsstand and full of great inspiration for brides and grooms to be. 

I was taken with the story " Celebrating at Aunt Martha's" which featured the wedding of Martha's nephew, Christopher Herbert and his long-time partner, Tim Long. 

Those of you who have followed Martha for any length of time may remember a  young Christopher, from his numerous appearances on the original Martha Stewart Living television series. 

Christopher, an incredible classical singer met his partner, pianist Tim Long while auditioning in Aspen, Colorado.  Two years later, Christopher and Tim met once again at the same festival and they both knew love was in the air.  After two years of long distance dating, the couple moved in together on New York City's Upper West Side.  Four years later, Christopher and Tim broke the news to "Aunt Martha" that they wanted to get married.  Martha gleefully responded, "Let's do it at my house in Bedford." 

The story is a delightful and inspirational look at the celebration enjoyed by friends and family of the happy couple.  The outdoor service was held in front of Martha's stone-crafted horse barn, which proved to be a beautiful backdrop for the special day. 

During the planning, Christopher and Tim made it clear to wedding planners Ann David, Nicky Reinhard and designer David Stark, they wanted the event to feel like a casual afternoon hanging out with friends - no rules, no formalities.  Working with the Martha Stewart Weddings team, the afternoon was just that. 

Guests enjoyed three square buttercream cakes - one chocolate, one vanilla and one marble to symbolize the new union.  The cakes were simply decorated, reflecting the casual feel of the celebration.  I'm always taken with the beauty of the cakes featured in the magazine. 

To see more of Christopher and Tim's special day, pick up the latest issue of Weddings at your local newsstand.  You can also enjoy more online at Martha Stewart Weddings



I'm so glad the magazine has opened the door to gay weddings. (I believe the first feature on a gay wedding was in 2009.) Being married myself, it's great to see that acceptance being spread to such a mainstream publication. (A beautiful wedding, too!)

Elaine said...

My goodness - where has the time gone? It's hard to believe that Christopher is old enough to be married. How wonderful that his wedding was showcased in the magazine. The cakes are beautiful.