Emily Nathan Brightens Up Martha Stewart Weddings
Emily Nathan traveled to Wilbur Hot Springs in California to capture the wedding of Eunice and Daniel for the Spring 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Eunice and Daniel's wedding is the focal point of "The Color Issue" and Emily's photo graces the cover. The bride took her inspiration from Tim Walker and the wedding features a parade of animal silhouette puppets, a Vaudeville-stage altar, and flea market and vintage finds.
Personal touches included garlands made of pom-poms of coffee filters that Eunice hand-dyed, custom-made cockades by Tricia Roush worn as boutonnieres, and Eunice's hand-stitched dress by Iain Harris Bartlett. Guests dined on bites such as fried green tomatoes, Tahitian vanilla and mocha buttercream cake, and a pie bar. The signature cocktail of the night was "Marital Bliss," a blend of St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Hendrick's gin, lime, and soda.
The wedding took place at a solar-powered hotel about two hours north of Napa. During the wedding, Emily Nathan encountered nature in more ways than one. Upon her first evening, she met with bulls in the dark of the night and had to shoo them away. Later on, Nathan and the Martha Stewart team explored the area to scout the perfect field of wildflowers to hold the invitations. They found a small patch of purple clovers and arose the next morning at dusk to shoot the intricate wedding invitations resting within the blooms.
All still-life shots were taken the day before the wedding to ensure their pristine, photo-ready condition. Nathan stayed to celebrate the union and photograph the wedding. In order to be considered for the magazine, prospective brides and grooms must submit wedding material to Martha Stewart Weddings. The attention to detail that Eunice and Daniel dedicated to their wedding is chronicled in Nathan's images.
Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2010 issue is available on newsstands now, be sure to keep an eye out for the cover and feature story by Emily Nathan.
Senior Style Editor: Katie Berry
Associate Style Editor: Britni Wood
Art Director: Brooke Reynolds
Photography: Emily Nathan