SO, JESS, WHAT DOES A FASHION EDITOR WEAR TO HER WEDDING?
When our new fashion editor, Jessica King, got married, she wasn’t yet working in the bridal industry, so her shopping process was probably pretty similar to yours: “I thought I was going to get married in a dress I saw in—no joke— Martha Stewart Weddings. I went to a bridal salon, sure it was going to be my dress. I tried it on, and it was horrible! It looked so silly, and I almost felt embarrassed standing there. I was so disappointed and thought I would never find what felt right. I took a step back and realized that in my everyday life, comfort is the most important thing to me. If I’m not comfortable, I’m not happy, and it shows. So I picked an incredibly simple white silk-chiffon Reem Acra dress. I felt light and magical—and I could move, I could dance, I could crouch down and give our flower girl a hug. I felt like my most beautiful self, and I was proud to wear it. Eight years later, I would pick the same dress in a heartbeat.”
Pine Plains, New York, May 2008