Modern Bride visits The Early Show

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings

Holger Eckstein

I just got back from The Early Show on CBS where I was on to do a segment about "How to Wed Like a Celeb without Breaking the Bank." I was up to shower at 5 am so I could be in hair and makeup by 5:30. It's a true testament to the power of makeup that anyone can be made to look human at that hour! Nikki Wang, who does the hair and makeup for almost all of our Modern Bride covers, was nice enough to come over to my house at the crack of dawn to help me get ready. We squeezed into my tiny bathroom together because that's the place where the light is best...and I try to pretend I'm still sleeping while she does my hair. My notes sit on my lap and I quiz myself from time to time on the fabulous resorts I plan to mention on air—The Cove Eleuthera in the Bahamas, for example, where Mariah Carey recently wed, has an exclusive feel and great rates (doubles from $235). So it turns out celebrities like a deal too. ...

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