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t is exciting to launch our maiden edition. To our readers, we say help is finally on the way! This dream was born out of experience; it is extremely difficult to plan a wedding or event when you are unsure of what to do and where to get information.

Dream Wedding magazine is a publication that is tailored to help individuals plan their own wedding. It is also for wedding planners and event coordinators who are on the lookout for fresh and innovative ideas. This edition includes tips on how to transform your wedding into a oneof-a-kind celebration. From concepts, to colours to textures, you will find interesting ways of making your wedding reflect who you both are.

Weddings are celebrated events all over the world. Though it is meant to be a happy occasion, planning it can take its toll on you. But despair not: Dream Wedding magazine is here to help ease the burden.

Our aim is to help you create an unforgettable experience. For couples, it is always nice to be the first to try new ideas that no one thought was possible. If you are planning a spectacular wedding, perhaps you should consider a wedding planner to help you organise the whole affair. But remember that this is YOUR day, and not theirs.

to remember that you cannot have it all. Know your budget and have a basic idea; then let professionals and other suppliers assist you to put it all together. We have brought several celebrated photographers, stylists, retailers, event planners and consultants together to offer you a magazine that will inspire. We welcome any ideas that can make our next issue even more inspirational. Send us some of your favourite wedding pictures, and any wedding stories you’d like to share. We’d love to have them in our next issue. Enjoy our maiden edition!

DW contains several resources on planning, executing and enjoying your wedding. Whether you are planning an indoor or outdoor event, it is important

Rayme and Ama

Every bride expects to be treated like a queen on her big day. Our featured gowns showcase contemporary styles that are fit for royalty.

Choosing the perfect gown can be challenging. DW provides some guidelines on what to consider – from cut, to colour to cost. A step-by-step guide to achieving that stunningly beautiful look on your big day. Follow this monthly bridal health and beauty regimen to ensure you’re radiant on your wedding day. Finding innovative wedding reception ideas can be a little difficult, in an age where many couples wish for their wedding to be special and truly creative. Here are ten tips that might inspire some creativity. No matter what type of wedding you want, no matter the number of guests, and regardless of whether you are planning a lavish or thrifty wedding, a good wedding coordinator can be the key to creating the perfect day. Don’t be afraid to try something new for your wedding - something that’s essentially you. Get inspiration from the things you love, like art, nature, interiors, fashion, or even music. More inside… You want to look your best, stand out in the crowd; but you don’t want to outshine the bride. With so few shops specializing in African-inspired occasion-wear, finding the right outfit can be challenging. But help is at hand. Finding the right wedding gift is never easy. If you want to surprise the couple with something more than recycled presents, you will need to look for something different, of the artifact kind. Beads, beads and more beads. Signature traditional accessories like these can make all the difference if you want to go native and look your ‘African’ best.

A collection of memorable moments captured through the lens of professional photographer Rodney Quarcoo.

Having the perfect day without the perfect pictures to show for it would be a big shame. DW’s 12 questions for your photographer will ensure you make the right choice.

Looking for some advice on choosing that special engagement ring? Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect piece.

Editors Rayme Newman

Ama Oni

Consulting Editor Derek Hammond

Signature custom creations from jewellery designer Kofi Asante will crown that special moment.

Chocolate favours reflect your individual expression of quality and sophistication, and customized gift boxes personalize your special day, leaving a lasting impression with guests. Your honeymoon falls within your first flush of married life, and it is an opportunity for you and your partner to spend some alone after the hustle and bustle of the wedding. Your honeymoon is, also crucially, about sex.

Associate Editor

Arit A. Amana

Associate Editor Anthea Kwaw Creative Director David Coleman Jr. A gift worth keeping Date-Zilla Friend Detox The Faata Research Dream Wedding

Is it possible that perhaps your notion of what men want is flawed? Often, many women believe men only want sex, and their whole plan of action revolves around this notion. More inside...

Make up Renee Q. Boateng, Bellbedz

One last night on the town is most certainly in order for any man about to take the plunge into married life. Here are a few dos and don’ts.

Health article Dr. Joseph C. Amuah

Most couples plan to have the first children within the first year of their marriage. Many also get disappointed if it does not happen as quickly as they would have expected. Discover how to improve your babymaking chances.

She’s contemporary, she’s coordinated, she’s cool – with an attitude.

After it’s all over, what do you do, and where can you go? Here are a few ideas.

A simple template to help you plan all the important expenses for your wedding.

Fashion article Akofa Wallace

Honeymoon Sex Nana Darkwa Sekyiamah Male Desire & Good Wife Rev. Koffy Oko-Adjei Photography Rodney Quarcoo - RQV

Russel Eni - Insel Laud Aryee - Exposure

Marketing Director Nana Offei Newman Production Rama Media Directors Rayme Newman &

Ama Oni


Marketing Department: + 233 200129753



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Strapless ball gown with beading and lace accents gh¢ 750



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