Back in February, when the Knot approached us to put a groom on the cover of their National Summer 2010 issue, we were not only excited to give readers a sample of our men’s department, but thrilled that The Knot, like us, was recognizing the importance of the groom at the wedding! So, I took on the role of stylist and began organizing potential looks by color stories. In the end, Knot Fashion Editor, Heather Levine, favored a classic and chic combination of black, white, and shades of silver.
I chose a look and we started shooting – strange to be dressing the groom and not the bride for once! Of course, there is never just one look and every few frames the whole team stops to analyze the shot and make some changes. Because as anyone who’s ever been on a photo shoot can tell you, there is a lot of trial and error – keep his look, change her dress, switch his tie, and “hey, does anyone have a dog we could use?”
In the end, the cover is one great photo showing the emotion and excitement of a couple on their wedding day. But do not be deceived, it takes a lot of work to get there! So, from my experience, I’ve come to the conclusion that the formula must be this…12 hours + 11 pocket squares + 4 dress changes + 3 lattes + one Boston terrier = 1 Great National Cover for The Knot Summer 2010 issue.