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True Love Bride - - Contents - By Mbali Soga

1. UN­PLUGGED WED­DINGS are the an­tithe­sis to the cur­rent so­cial media frenzy. Guests are asked to switch off their phones, tablets, cam­eras and other dig­i­tal equip­ment dur­ing the cer­e­mony so they can be fully present and en­joy the mo­ment. A com­mis­sioned pho­tog­ra­pher takes the pic­tures. 2. STEP UP in gla­di­a­tor flats or heels. For­get satin courts and dainty pumps; gla­di­a­tors look amaz­ing paired with shorter num­bers. 3. SHEROES forgo tra­di­tional veils and opt for mod­ern, tai­lored capes. Noth­ing says re­gal like the cape, as seen at Solange’s wed­ding. 4. FO­LIAGE takes over from clas­sic flo­ral ar­range­ments and bou­quets – think loads of green! 5. AERIAL VIEW be­comes the fo­cus of at­ten­tion, with pho­tog­ra­phers mak­ing use of drones to cap­ture bird’s-eye view im­ages and videos. Big Brother, here we come! 6. APP–TITUDE makes brides­maids ob­so­lete, as they are no longer re­quired to help with the runarounds. In­stead, you can use handy apps such as TaskRab­bit (for small runarounds), The Knot Wed­ding Plan­ner (in­stead of a hu­man wed­ding plan­ner) and Tripit (to help plan your hon­ey­moon). 7. BRIDAL JUMP­SUITS take cen­tre stage. Move over white suits! 8. THE AF­TER-AF­TER­PARTY DRESS is shorter and spark­lier than be­fore. De­signed specif­i­cally to help you boo­gie bet­ter, this party dress is the in thing. Make sure you get one. 9. AND THE BRIDE WORE NOTH­ING… The sheerer heerer your dress, the bet­ter! Vera Wang has ush­ered in an era of not-so-shy brides, tak­ing barely there to new heights. 10. BE­SPOKE SCENTS are back in vouge to cap­ture and evoke emo­tions on your wed­ding day, mak­ing a last­ing im­pres­sion. Try mar­ry­ing fra­grances, a ser­vice of­fered at Jo Malone stores na­tion­wide.

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