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EDITOR Claudia Pillay |

Editor’s letter



ello lovely readers and engaged couples! It’s my privilege to be Nubian Bride’s new editor and I’m delighted to play a part in helping you make arrangements for your big day. I hope we inspire you and help you make your dream wedding a reality. We’ve made a few changes to your favourite wedding magazine, which I hope you will enjoy. Look out for the new Trends page that features some of the hottest and most innovative local wedding ideas. We’ve also added a new Wedding Planner section to our Décor Theme pages. We’ve interviewed some of the best wedding planners in South Africa – all of these guys will go the extra mile for you. I particularly love the cover concept, which we’ve carried out in the Planning section, and the main fashion spread. It’s the ultimate wedding fantasy full of bight, happy colours – a whimsical take on the biggest day in most couple’s lives. We let our imagination take flight as we wanted to incorporate the joie de vivre of Spring with the magical nature of weddings. We took that sense of childhood wonder and happiness which being at a fair or theme park brings, and combined it with the ultimate step into adulthood: getting married. Since I got married recently, I know all too well the pressure that goes with planning a wedding. It’s over a year of hard work, compromises and trying to make everyone happy. But as scary as it can all be, it’s worth seeing it all come together so beautifully on the day! My most valuable piece of advice to spouses-to-be is to savour every second of their wedding day, and to not sweat the small stuff. Yes, it may be annoying that something didn’t come together as flawlessly as you’d hoped, but nobody knows this but you – so take a deep breath, a sip of champagne and smile! Enjoy it, the day will be over before you know it. So sit back, relax, take a breather away from everything else, grab your copy of Nubian Bride and let us help you dream a perfect dream for your wedding day!

COPY EDITING Anita van der Merwe CONTRIBUTORS Julia Mafcher, Sulaiman Philip, Princess Langa, Dion Viljoen, DDC Photography, Tim Hulme, Amanda Custodio, Karen Dalton, Kelly Sadie COVER Creative Direction Steven MacBeth Design Tumi Sibambo and Justine Kerr Repro Naomi e’Camara Photography Tim Hulme Produced and styled by Claudia Pillay Hair and make-up Renton Wade, Red Hot Productions Model Shyline from Boss Models Dress and shoes La Collezione Dei Conti | | +27 76 878 6878 Jewellery Jewel Africa | | +27 11 011 9107 Shot on location at Brightwater Commons PUBLISHER Gina Borthwick | MANAGING DIRECTOR Eric Bornman | PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Dion Viljoen | SALES TEAM Luc Valentino Kazaba, Ayesha Pillay, DJ Snazz, Janine Borthwick, Robyn Botha, Loftus Chiromo, Turbo Thomas FINANCIAL MANAGER Anup Govan DISTRIBUTION Mashudu Mufhadi On the Dot PUBLISHER Ballyhoo Media: a division of Ballyhoo Trading Company Reg No 2007/207595/23 14 Sixth Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2193 PO Box 3125, Parklands, 2121 Tel: 086 111 4626 Fax: 086 670 6429 PRINTED BY LEITAM BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Nubian Bride is published biannually by Ballyhoo Media. Opinions expressed in Nubian Bride are not necessarily those of Ballyhoo Media. No responsibility can be accepted for errors, as all information is believed to be correct at the time of going to print. Copyright subsists in all work in this magazine. Any reproduction or adaptation, in whole or in part, without written permission from the publishers is strictly prohibited and is an act of copyright infringement that may, in certain circumstances, constitute a criminal offence.

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Nubian Bride is the only bridal publication in the industry that caters for African women. African brides, in all their diversity, celebrate...

Nubian Bride Issue 9  

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