THERE will probably never be another day in your life when you go to as much trouble with your appearance. And perhaps you’ll never again organise such a big celebration where everything revolves around you, your groom and the celebration of your love – all in the presence of your nearest and dearest family and friends. To help plan this special day, we feature 20 inspiring weddings of celebrities such as Lwazi and Stephanie Mvovo (page 8), Hlubi Mboya and Kirsten Arnold (page 22), Roxy Burger and Neil Shraga (page 28), as well as the most beautiful readers’ weddings.
We also introduce our fabulous panel of experts who provide useful and practical tips throughout the magazine. I hope you enjoy every step of planning your wedding day – be creative, think out of the box, dream big and let love triumph.
THE thing brides tell us they remember most about their wedding day is the look on the groom’s face as they walked down the aisle towards him. This memory is likely one that will stay with you forever, along with memories of your dress, cake, the flowers, food and the enjoyment of your guests. It’s with this in mind that we put together YOU Weddings – and have included everything of the very best so you can have the most gorgeous day, one you’ll be happy to look back on years from now.
Our 10-page wedding dress feature starts on page 74 and we’ve grouped them according to price, bearing in mind that ever-important wedding budget. Our grooms on page 102 wear alternatives to the traditional tux and we hope you find inspiration from our top picks of cakes (page 110), shoes (page 94) and bridesmaid dresses (page 98). On page 106, experts reveal the latest wedding trends that’s all about intimacy, greenery and all things sparkly – what’s not to love?
Here’s to your big day – we hope it’s everything you’ve dreamt of and more...