Behind the Scenes


I've been really lucky at my internship at Modern Bride; I haven't had to fetch any coffee or run any crazy errands during my time here. In fact, I recently got the chance to get out of the office and attend a recent fashion shoot for the August/September issue (on stands now). The story is called "Let's Get Married!" and it starts on page 241.

The shoot began at 8 a.m. (which is early for me — I usually don't get to the Modern Bride offices until 9:30 a.m). I immediately perked up when I saw all the beautiful dresses and dozens of shoes and accessories. There was one headband that jumped out at me immediately as my favorite. It was basically a headband full of costume jewels — as close to a tiara as you can get without actually being part of the royal family!

With eight models running around, the shoot was hectic to say the least. Alexandra, another intern, and I spent the day helping the fashion and accessories editors with whatever they needed to ensure that all the looks were ready to shoot. In between steaming dresses and packing deliveries we needed to return to designers (there must have been dozens of dresses that we didn't get to use), we did manage to try on some lavender patent leather heels that we'd been eyeing all morning. To be honest, I have no idea how the models walk in those five-inch heels all day!

Finally, after a fast-paced morning and at least an hour of hair, makeup and prep, the photographer got to work. All the models were high energy and danced, jumped and posed to music streaming from the speakers. (Madonna definitely made more than a few appearances on the playlist, and Kanye West's "Stronger" got the best reaction from everyone in the studio.)

After multiple looks and a long day of shooting, it was time to pack everything up, and time for me to say goodbye to all my favorite accessories!

Though the day was really tiring (my usual nocturnal self was in bed by 10 p.m.), it was totally worth it. The photos from the shoot came in two days later and look amazing. Make sure to check them out in the August/September issue. With so many cool options, you're sure to draw inspiration for your own wedding-day look. —Kelsey Butler, intern, Modern Bride



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