Martha Stewart Weddings
Everything you need to know to plan your white wedding is at hand in Martha Stewart Weddings. This is a beautiful reference book for the wedding planner or the bride-to-be. From understanding the types of hemlines on dresses and the terminology of veils to registries, floral arrangements, fonts on invitations, and the various types of printing, this will be a lovely go-to for many, unless you are a groom, male, or male-identified. From the sketches to the models to the real-life examples, the people on display are predominately white, cis-gendered, and heterosexual. There is one photograph of a gay wedding, but it is from a distance and it takes scrutiny to realize the people at the front are two men. It is also unfortunate that all the photographs continue to feed into the mainstream beauty ideal, which causes a great deal of harm physically and psychologically to women and men today. The photography is well done but the printing misses the mark: the photos are printed and edited as if for a magazine leaving printing lines and over-sharpened images on display, marring the otherwise beautiful imagery.