Wedding Wednesday: The Knot Beauty Shoot

Back in February, I headed to NYC for a few days for a really exciting project with The Knot’s national wedding magazine! I have partnered with The Knot for certain parts of our wedding, but was extremely honored to be part of this amazing shoot with three other fabulous influencers!

In years past, The Knot has used models for their annual Beauty Issue, but this year they decided to use digital influencers, who are engaged, to share their beauty secrets & bridal plans! For me, this was such a surreal moment and incredible opportunity and I’m so excited to share some behind-the-scenes shots with you all today!

6:00 a.m. | Wake up, get ready and get rid of all the nerves…. this is so different than anything I’ve ever done, so I’m a bit nervous! Drink a few cups of coffee to feel “awake” and grab a cab to Pure Space Studios

8:00 a.m. | Call time for all four influencers. I was in great company with Claudia Oshry (Girl With No Job), Robin Arzon  (athlete & author of Shut Up & Run), and Skylar Diggins (point guard for the WNBA Dallas Wings). We chatted all things wedding over breakfast together before the shoot day started. It was so nice to meet other engaged women and chat all  about many wedding moments and frustrations! 🙂

9:00 a.m. | All four of us alternated between hair, makeup, wardrobe, and nails. Everyone on the crew was so incredibly friendly that my nervousness immediately faded… which is good because I was in for a long day!

From about 9 o’clock on we prepped for shooting. It’s amazing to see everything be set up, built, and come to life throughout the day! We had each answered a few questions prior to the shoot and based on those answers they gave us certain beauty looks! It was really fun to get out of my comfort zone for hair and makeup for the day!

12:00 p.m. | We took a break for lunch that was catered in the studio. Since I had an early start I was already super hungry! I’ll never say no to food haha 😉

After lunch each of us finished going through hair, makeup, and wardrobe to begin shooting our individual looks! Skylar was the first to begin shooting and it was so fun to see everyone in their element working their magic. I’m not exaggerating when I say that all of the crew was incredible to work with. They did a great job of making everyone feel comfortable and confident!  Fun fact: I had actually selected a different hairstyle and outfit at first and wasn’t feeling 100% confident when I began to photograph it….no problem! They immediately made fixes so that I felt 100% me & confident!

Each person shot with the photographer for about two hours to get “the” shots! After every few shots the hair and makeup teams would come in and freshen everything up! I’ll admit, it took me a bit for me to get out of my shell, but once I did it was

6:00 p.m. | Right before it was my turn to shoot we did a few videos for promo and TV surrounding the shoot! I think that had me more nervous than anything haha! I’m really excited to see the final video (and hope I wasn’t too embarrassing!!)

7:45 p.m. | I was officially done shooting, we had the shot, and the day was a success! I had an absolute blast and it’s definitely something I’ll remember forever, especially during such a wonderful chapter of my life! I love that I can look back on being engaged and prepping for our wedding forever 🙂

After the shoot I was on cloud nine! I had been texting Nick all day throughout the shoot but I couldn’t wait to call him and tell him every awesome detail! Needless to say the last three months I have been anxiously awaiting for the magazine to hit newsstands! I got the magazine last week and I seriously was SO ecstatic to receive it! Nick was in shock at the spread and was so incredibly supportive & proud!

WEARING IN THE SHOOT | Monique Lhuiller top, Cos Stores skirt, Martin Flyer & Graziela Gems bracelets, Manolo Blahnik shoes, and Anastasia lip color in shade”Kathryn.”

HUGE THANK YOU TO THE CREW | Ari Michelson Photography, Johnny Lichtenstein Styling, Mark Anthony Hair, Makeup by Daniella, Sarah Kay Love Photo, Green Catering & The Knot team.

This post is in partnership with The Knot. All thoughts and writing are my own.


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  1. Jenny wrote:

    Emily!!!! This is amazing, you look gorgeous. So so proud of you! They couldn’t have asked a better person to feature. Most beautiful bride ever!

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  2. Ashley wrote:

    You look beautiful Emily!! That had to be one of the coolest opportunities. I can’t wait to pick a copy up and see it all in person!

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  3. Morgan wrote:

    I need to go buy it so I can read your spread!! What an awesome opportunity girl!! So proud and happy for you!

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  4. I am so happy for you! This looks like so much fun. 🙂

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  5. jessica wrote:

    Would it be totally weird if I went and bought this magazine….so proud of you!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  6. Lindsay wrote:

    That is amazing. You look gorgeous!! What to way to have special memories during this special time in your life.
    Lindsay | sell Eat love

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  7. Alex wrote:

    I’m not kidding, you look absolutely stunning in the shot, sweet friend!! SO excited for you and loved your interview in the spread. xx

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  8. Elizabeth wrote:

    Sounds like such a busy day – but yet so fun!
    Xo, Elizabeth

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  9. hanna wrote:

    This is so cool! –Hanna Lei

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  10. Rach wrote:

    Omg what an amazing experience!! You looked beautiful!

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  11. Girl, this is so amazing. You are killing it! Looking so gorg with those curls!

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  12. Ce wrote:

    So fun and so beautiful!!!! Any chance you can link those adorable tan block heels in one of the last images? Dying over those, too! Xo

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  13. Kayleigh wrote:

    This is so amazing and look at all of those stunning pieces! What a great experience for you!

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  14. Kim Pincombe-Cole wrote:

    Wow!!! You are STUNNING in this piece! So excited for you… 👏🏻

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  15. Rita wrote:

    You look absolutely stunning! Such an amazing opportunity.
    Rita |

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  16. Megan wrote:

    I squealed in excitement when I saw this! So happy for you girl.
    Also, you look stunning!

    Megan |

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  17. Kim wrote:

    You look absolutely STUNNING friend! Such a cool opportunity and I loved that you got to share it with us. Can’t wait to check out the magazine!


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  18. Kelsey wrote:

    oh my gosh what an amazing experience!! You look stunning!

    xo Kelsey |

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  19. Emily wrote:

    this sounds like such an amazing experience! you look gorgeous, too!

    xo Emily

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  20. Ashley Hargrove wrote:

    This looks like so much fun! You look great!

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  21. Maggie wrote:

    Seriously this is SO cool!! Congrats girl!! I will have to pick up the issue to see you! xo

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  22. Molly wrote:

    Emily! This is so amazing! Congrats on such a fantastic opportunity!

    Posted 5.7.17 Reply

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