Shira Savada is the Real Weddings Editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, and has been working with real couples and industry vendors for more than six years. Always on the hunt for great weddings and celebrations to feature in the magazine and online, she pours over all the submissions to find the ultimate content. This seasoned bridesmaid is a sucker for a great first dance song, anything calligraphed, classic photographs, family heirlooms, and a well-made cocktail. Her love of all things bridal began at the age of seven, when she dressed up as a bride for Halloween in a “gown” made by her mother. Shira’s obsessed with anything purple, her favorite flower is the ranunculus, and her cat has her own hashtag.