I’ve been working in the wonderful world of weddings for… let’s just say, quite a few years. People often ask me whether I get bored of seeing the same old thing. Without missing a beat, I always say no – because it’s never “the same old thing”. Whether we’re talking about a new trend in cakes, some gamechanging tech, a just-opened unique venue or an innovative way to serve food, weddings are evolving all the time. That goes for fashion, my area of expertise, too. Wedding-dress trends change as quickly as mainstream fashion. Just think how far we’ve come from Princess Di-style meringues! There’s so much choice in terms of style, fabric and price – and that choice is just getting bigger. We make sure you see the best of what’s available in our fashion pages in every issue. We’ve just come back from shooting at the fabulous Kuramathi Island Resort in the Maldives and we took more than 50 dresses in our suitcases! (Any of you getting married abroad, don’t worry about packing your dress, the creases will drop out.) We hope you enjoy the results. a paradise island with models and a photographer, so while we were there we also shot some sun-kissed bridal beauty looks that you can see on page 212. And talking of trends, this issue we have all kinds of hot-off-the-press treats for you, including six pages of cake ideas (p94), a new way to honeymoon (p224), the rise of bride’s speeches, and how to ace them (p146), and some exciting beauty treatments no matter what kind of day you’re planning – as we’ve always said, it’s your day, your way.
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