What do you get when a fantastic fashion designer and a rock star get married in beautiful Barbados with the help of Martha Stewart Weddings? A fairy-tale day to end all fairy tales. We have exclusive photos of the couple's romantic nuptials, complete with tips on how to get a similar look. Read on but be warned — this wedding is going to make you swoon.
Tip: Having flower girls carry flags is infinitely easier than asking them to throw flower petals!
The smallest members of the bridal party posed in front of a simple green background. Behind them is a flag they carried to announce the bride with the words, "On This Day in May . . . " The wedding and reception were held on a 350-year-old rum distillery, full of lush picture-perfect backdrops.
Tip: Nothing is more romantic that a crown of flowers. Try DIYing your own or purchase a head wreath. They are perfect for everyone from little girls all the way through to the bride.
Erin's young bridal attendants wore head wreaths made from vintage silk cherry blossoms and gold paper leaves.
Tip: A dress code adds to the aesthetic.
Even the guys (mostly) adhered to the suggested pastel dress code suggested by the bride. The groom, rocker Gabe Saporta, stood out among his friends in an all-white ensemble. A guest dress code might be controversial (paging Kim Kardashian), but for those who care about aesthetics — and the photos that will forever preserve them — it can be a move that pays off big time.
Tip: Coordinate your photo backdrop ideas with your wedding theme!
Guest James Van Der Beek dipped wife Kimberly in the storybook-inspired photo booth, just one of the details that made up the magical reception decor.
Tip: Decorate with floral swag made from paper so it will last long after the wedding celebration.
The groom led the bride in their first dance — a waltz! — as husband and wife under a fabric canopy adorned with swag made from ivy and grapevines. Erin said that taking dance lessons with her betrothed was the highlight of the wedding planning.
Inspired? Check out more than 60 great DIY ideas for your own wedding! For more photos of Erin and Gabe's wedding day, visit Martha Stewart Weddings or pick up the Fall 2013 issue, on stands today!