Fourth of July has always been a special time in the United States, but with the overturning of a key section of DOMA and the dismissal of Proposition 8, the nation’s anniversary of the Constitution signing offers a deeper meaning for those of us oppressed by the disparaging laws against our freedom to marry. 

Throw a patriotic bash this week in honor of the major progress being made for marriage equality or show your American spirit with a red, white and blue wedding reception.


Clearly, a Martha Stewart production. Try your hand at putting together your own smartly decorated Fourth of July tablescape with the icon’s line at JCP.


Nothing says summer like berries, especially strawberries and blueberries. This refreshing pitcher drink couldn’t be easier to make.


Tableware gets a makeover with these snack cups awash in stars and stripes from Martha Stewart’s collection at JCP.


Cherry pie in a jar = adorable favors for your guests.


Red, white and blue strawberries provide a sweet way to serve berries.


Nothing says you love our country more than a red, white and blue American flag wedding cake, right? 


Coca-Cola bottles outfitted in tiny gingham ribbon bows refresh your guests while exuding vintage summer style.


Photos: top to bottom:,, Merrell,,, Bridal Musings, Michelle March Photography