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c o n t e n t s. . .

Sarah & Dany by Brumley & Wells

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Desert Bloom by Sara Hasstedt ...................................................

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Carolyn & Dan by Ryan Flynn ....................................................

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Exotic Bride by Lana Ivanova .......................................................

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Roman Goddess by Erich McVey

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Lenna & Jared by Clayton Austin

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What lies beneath by Ashley Upchurch .......................................

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Mist, Moss & Mushrooms by Kimberly Seabury .......................

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Belle of the Ball by Ashley Bosnick ............... 78 Caroline & Remi by Bubblerock

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Winter Wilderness by Alicia Pyne

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In the Moments Before by Sally Pinera Sara & Shepherd by Erich McVey

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Gilded Marsala by Brittany Mahood

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Shanshan & Philip by Jen Huang ........................ . . . . . .

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Beauty on the Ranch by Rebecca Yale .................... . . . . .

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Southern Charm by Luna de Mare

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notes from the edito r... I get so excited when beautiful weddings hit my inbox and I proceed to look over the images imagining I was a guest! It's all too easy to get lost scrolling through the gorgeous photography and pretty details, or dreaming of far off destinations. But at the heart of each of these affairs is a love story, and I love getting caught up in these tales of how couples first met. Last month, I had the opportunity to spend four days at a ch창teau in the French countryside near Paris, as part of The Artist Holiday creative retreat, in the company of a group of very talented wedding industry professionals. It struck me, whilst I was there, how each of them is not only passionate for their art, but truly passionate about the connections that their clients have. Capturing the bride and groom being themselves and real is what it's all about; the core of what we create. As you plan your wedding, be sure to share your history with your wedding pros - allow yourself to really connect with

Kate xo

them, and trust them to bring your authentic love story to life.


contributi ng photog ra phers...

A lici a Py ne // A S H LE Y U PC H URC H // Ashl e y B o sn i ck // BRI TTANY MAH OOD BU B B LE RO C K

// Cl ayt on Au st i n // ERI C H MC VEY // B r u m l e y & Wel l s

Je n H u an g // K I MB E R LY S EABURY // Lan a I v an o v a // LUNA DE MARE RYA N FLY N N

// S al l y Pi n era // S ARA H AS S TEDT // R ebec c a Yal e

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D E S E RT B LO O M images by sara hasstedt | scottsdale | arizona

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"I grew up in Arizona and never really appreciated the beauty of the desert landscape until I grew up and moved away from it. I think it gets far less credit than it deserves. I love the muted tones of the desert so for this shoot we wanted a look that played off of the natural colours as well as added some pop. Our Rue De Seine gown was the softest shade of peachy blush that reminded me a lot of desert sands. We brought in the pop of colour with the gorgeous bouquet designed by Sarah of Sarah's Wedding Garden."

SARA HASSTEDT

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Photography & styling SARA HASSTEDT / Florals SARAH'S WEDDING GARDEN / Hair & make-up BEAUTY BY JESSICA GALLEGOS Gown RUE DE SEINE (COLETTE) from A & BÉ BRIDAL / Stationery MAEVE & PEACH


images by r yan flynn | neah bay | washington

C A RO LY N & DA N Sheltering from the pouring rain beneath a thick canopy of trees, and surrounded by views of seastacks, lush greenery and the teal waters of Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States, is where Carolyn and Dan found themselves exchanging words of love and commitment. The couple, who were initially drawn together by an interest in surfing the California coasts and drew inspiration for their ceremony site from their time there, had agreed on an elopement early on in their relationship, and five years later said their vows unencumbered by outside distractions and demands, focused only on one another and the majesty of their location.

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“ We were searching for a location that felt like the edge of the world. �

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Inspired by their location, Carolyn wore a simple custom Grecian-style ivory gown, and carried a beautiful organic bouquet. WHILE

A

MISSED

FERRY

AND

LOST

DINNER

RESERVATIONS FOR THEIR WEDDING MEAL MIGHT CHALLENGE ANYONE’S PATIENCE, THEY PROVED NO OBSTACLE TO THIS COUPLE, WHO INSTEAD EXPLORED THE LOVELY PORT TOWN AND SHARED A DELICIOUS PIZZA AND BEER – THEIR FIRST ADVENTURE AS NEWLYWEDS. “NOW WE LOOK BACK ON IT WITH GIGGLES,” CAROLYN SAYS.

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Photographer RYAN FLYNN / Florist ERICA for BOTANY 101 / Bride’s gown ELTSA CUSTOM SEWING (inspired by Moonstone Georgette gown by Carla Zampatti) Jewellery SALLY BROCK / Groom’s attire J CREW, NORDSTROM / Ceremony venue MAKAH TRIBE, CAPE FLATTERY


Exotic Bride images by lana ivanova | garie beach | australia

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“We need the tonic of wildness... At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.� Henry David Thoreau

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Photography LANA IVANOVA / Art direction, styling & headpieces BRIDE LA BOHEME / Bespoke Gowns BRIGITTE MAY / Hair & make-up NIKI SIMPSON / Model PIYUSHAA


Roman Goddess images by erich mcvey | rome | italy

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Photography ERICH MCVEY / Veils & headpieces MELINDA ROSE / Dresses SARAH FOY and SHOP GOSSAMER Hair & make-up JANITA HELOVA / Model agency GLAMOUR MODEL MANAGEMENT / Venue IL CASTELLO ODESCALCHI DI BRACCIANO


LENNA & JARED ima ges by clayton austin | marfa | te xas

The tradition that the one to catch the bride’s bouquet will be next in line to marry certainly proved true for Lenna Barr – her then-boyfriend Jared Foster proposed the very morning after her sister’s wedding, during their breakfast overlooking Lady Bird Johnson Lake. The couple were married at another Texas landmark, the town of Marfa, which also inspired their wedding style. Their planners at Magic Hour Marfa created beautiful desert-like arrangements, and guests were served Mexican Korean fusion street food from Lenna and Jared’s favourite hometown food truck. As an extra personal touch (and a nod to Jared’s Masters in English Literature), they painted a backdrop with favourite quotes and passages – words that will always be dear to their hearts.

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outrageous. I

d r e s s I wanted something unique, but not always thought

"For my

I would get married in a short dress, but fell in love with

my

m i s t g r e y s t r a p l e s s dress!�

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“ W E G O T M A R R I E D O N P I DAY (3.14.15), AND INSTEAD OF S E RV I N G C A K E W E H A D P I E . I T WA S A H U G E H I T ! ”

Photography CLAYTON AUSTIN / Florist & planner MAGIC HOUR MARFA / Cake/pie ARRANGED BY WEDDING PLANNER Stationery ELLOTHERE / Venue LA MISTICA – FAR WEST TEXAS REALTY / Bride’s gown BHLDN / Jewellery KENDRA SCOTT Hair CONNIE BARRON / Make-up GIOVANNI CRUZ / Groom’s attire TOM FORD / Caterer LA TA KOREA / Music DJ CAMACHO


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WHAT LIES BENEATH

images by ashley upchurch | flora | mississippi

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Photography ASHLEY UPCHURCH / Florals MAIDENHAIR FLORAL / Dress GOSSAMER Hair accessories MOLLY GEE / Rentals ARDOR RENTAL BOUTIQUE / Model DANIELLE BERGERON from JEA MODEL MANAGEMENT


WWW.COCOROSEDESIGN.COM

photo by: Jessica Lewis Photography


Mist, moss & mushrooms

images by kimberly seabur y | van duzer forest | ore gon

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imagination sweep off the drifted matter that clogs the surface of the ground; we must suppose all the covering of moss and heath and wood to be torn away from the sides of the mountains, and the green mantle that

"We must in

lies near their feet to be lifted up; we may then see the muscular integuments,

and sinews, and bones of

our mother earth , and so judge of the

part

played by each of them during those old convulsive movements

whereby her limbs were contorted and drawn up into their present posture." ADAM SEDGWICK


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Photography KIMBERLY SEABURY / Concept & styling A & B CREATIVE / Dress ELIE TAHARI / Hair & make-up BETH LEVEL ARTISTRY


images by brumley & wells | merida | mexico

SARAH & DANY It wasn’t a case of love at first sight for

magical began to happen. Sarah visited Dany in

international couple Sarah and Dany, who met

Switzerland and, as she says: “when he picked

when he was on vacation in Mexico – despite

me up at the train station, I immediately fell

travelling together over the next week, neither

in love with him.” Four years later, the couple

had anything more than friendship in mind.

returned to Mexico for their wedding, a three-

But when they reconnected on Facebook and

day affair, surrounded by friends from around

then Skype a few months later, something

the world.

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“We decided to get married in my

parents’

home,

our

family

hacienda. It’s a magical place, built on Mayan pyramids, and has a very special vibe I wanted to share with our closest friends and family. The hacienda was a ruin, and my father renovated it entirely himself, with help from local villagers. It was the perfect place for our wedding.”

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I knew from the beginning that

SARAH & DANY

were a perfect fit for Annie and I.

I think it had something to do with their multicultural background, their love for travel, and their deep appreciation for artful living and film photography. When we arrived at their Hacienda on the outskirts of Merida, they welcomed us like family, and we began an unforgettable weekend. Sometimes, you have to dive in and get personal with your couples, their families, Uncle Nicky, or whomever. There's life in that. J a c o b, B r u m l e y & We l l s

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"T he wedding was entirely organized by my mother. She did the all the planning and organization as well as all the decor. And she did an

A M A Z I N G J O B.

It was full of surprises: mariachis, Mayan ceremony, Yucatecan dancers‌ it was all perfect."

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Photography BRUMLEY & WELLS / Wedding planner DOMINIQUE DUNETON from YUCATAN PRODUCTIONS Bride's dress JENNY PACKHAM / Bride's shoes JIMMY CHOO / Headpiece TWIGS & HONEY / Groom's suit THE KOOPLES Rabbi STEPHEN SPIEGEL / Hair MUST BY KARINE / Make-up STEPHANIE SENATER from MAC / Venue HACIENDA HUMPICDZIU


Belle of the Ball images by ashley bosnick | chicago | illinois


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Photography ASHLEY BOSNICK / Florals FIELD & FLORIST / Dress & veil BHLDN / Plates VINTAGE PLATE RENTAL / Venue ROOM 1520 / Tabletop rentals NIBLEWELL Paper goods TWO LITTLE BIRDS PRESS / Hair & make-up DEBRA PETRIELLI TEAM / Models MADELINE FORD with MODELOGIC MIDWEST / Film processing PHOTOVISION


caroline & remi “If music be the food of love, play on…” Shakespeare could just as well have been talking about Caroline and Remi when he penned those famous words, since their shared passion for music is one of the things that brings them together, alongside their love of family and friends. For their wedding in Provence, they dreamed of a relaxed, elegant atmosphere and helped to create it with a Brazilian band, who had everyone up and dancing during cocktail hour. The musical surprises didn’t stop there – during the night the couple were treated to a mini-concert by their bridal party, and a flashmob from all their guests!

i m a g e s by bu bbl e ro ck | p ro v e n c e | f ra n c e

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B E A U T I F U L backdrop of Provence provided the inspiration for the décor. The couple K E P T T H I N G S S I M P L E

The

with just a touch of rustic, and gorgeous florals including the white and pastel flowers in Caroline’s bouquet, and

O L I V E L E AV E S

to pay tribute to their South of France location. The bride’s dress was another example of

C H I C F R E N C H S T Y L E , created by Parisian designer Laure de Sagazan.

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" P R OV E N C E

I S K I N D O F M AG I C A L . T H E L I G H T

T H E R E I S N O M Y T H , I T I S T R U L Y I N C R E D I B L E . "

Steph, Bubblerock

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Photography BUBBLEROCK / Planner & stylist LES COCOTTES EVENTS / Videographer BUBBLEROCK / Florals JEAN-LOUIS AMICE Ceremony venue EGLISE DE GRIGNAN / Reception venue DOMAINE DE SARSON / Bride’s gown LAURE DE SAGAZAN / Bride's shoes JIMMY CHOO Caterer ENTRE AMIS / Hair & make-up YLVA LANGENSKIOLD / Music GOSPEL CHURCH, LEO CRUZ + ARTMONIE


HANDMADE HEIRLOOMS FOR THE MODERN BRIDE |

www.annemarieveils.com


Winter Wilderness images by alicia pyne | manvel | texas


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“LOAFE WITH ME ON THE

GRASS—LOOSE THE STOP FROM YOUR THROAT; NOT WORDS, NOT MUSIC OR RHYME I WANT—NOT CUSTOM OR LECTURE,

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NOT EVEN THE BEST; ONLY THE LULL I LIKE, THE HUM OF YOUR VALVED VOICE.” - Walt Whitman

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Photography ALICIA PYNE / Stylist LOTS OF LOVELY / Florals MAXIT FLOWER DESIGN / Paper goods NIB & PIXEL Dress SARAH JANKS / Ribbon SILK AND WILLOW / Cake HERITAGE ORGANIC CAKES / Hair & make-up SUNKISSED & MADE UP


In the moments before images by sally pinera | atlanta | georgia


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Photography SALLY PINERA / Florals KELLY LENARD / Wardrobe stylist GOSSAMER VINTAGE / Hair & make-up MAKEUP BY KIMARIS Boudoir romper TWIGS AND HONEY / Venue SWAN HOUSE / Vintage rentals BLUE EYED YONDER / Model CALEE LUTES


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images by erich mcvey | st helena | califor nia

SARA & SHEPHERD “Modern,

somewhat

Northwest scenery (so much so that Shepherd

handsome.” That’s how Sara Gray describes

chic,

effortless

proposed on a romantic hike), opted for a

her and husband Shepherd’s personal style,

destination wedding in California, amid the

and one they wanted to reflect when the self-

spectacular scenery of Durham Ranch. Their

confessed jeans-and-t-shirt-great-accessories-

neutral colour scheme reflected the rustic

kind-of-girl wed her Southern beau. The

backdrop, with touches of slick contemporary

Portland dwellers, who love to spend their

styling, like the black and gold pendant lights –

weekends

one of which now hangs in their home.

outdoors

and

enjoying

the

Pacific

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I A B S O LU T E LY LOV E D MY WEDDING BOUQUET Lots of greenery and a mix of white florals in different textures, with an organic shape overall. My floral designer, Danielle, threw in a subtle hint of blue for my ‘something blue’. It was perfect.

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“I

LOVED

Fillmore

dress,

my but

Elizabeth I

also

wanted to rock a jumpsuit for the reception, since it’s a staple in my wardrobe. After dinner, I changed into a super fun and comfortable Monique Lhullier lace jumpsuit and danced the night away with all my favourite people in the world. I felt exactly like myself.”

"The moment we were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd Gray, the barn doors opened and we walked in to a sea of family and friends cheering. It was a total emotional rush – the overwhelming feeling of love in the room at that moment was truly incredible.”

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Photography ERICH MCVEY / Videographer JOEL VANZ / Cake PERFECT ENDINGS / Planner ALISON EVENTS PLANNING & DESIGN Florals BROWN PAPER DESIGN / Stationery LITTLE MISS PRESS / Venue DURHAM RANCH / Bride’s gown ELIZABETH FILLMORE / Bride’s shoes AQUAZZURA Jewellery ALEXIS BITTAR FINE JEWELRY + FAMILY HEIRLOOMS / Hair SHERRI LONG / Make-up PRISCILLA WRIGHT / Bridesmaids’ dresses ZIMMERMANN Groom's attire HUGO BOSS / Catering PAULA LE DUC FINE CATERING / DJ JOSH DUKE / Band GROUND CONTROL


images by brittany mahood | nashville | tennessee


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Hidden in the glorious wildness like unmined gold. JOHN MUIR

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Photography BRITTANY MAHOOD / Event & floral design JACLYN JOURNEY / Paper goods LAUREN LEDBETTER / Rentals 12TH TABLE Dress JOHANNA JOHNSON from THE DRESS THEORY / Wardrobe styling JORDAN DUNCAN STYLING / Venue PRIVATE RESIDENCE Coordination LINLEY STOKES / Cake LAUGH LOVE CAKES / Hair & make-up AMANDA GROS


�outhern char� images by luna de mare | camarillo | califor nia

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Photography, concept & direction LUNA DE MARE / Florals, tablescape & screen printing STUDIO MAMAS / Dress ANNE BARGE BRIDE via WISTERIA BRIDAL Paper goods WRITTEN WORD CALLIGRAPHY / Event design & rentals MY LOVELY EVENTS / Venue MCCORMICK RANCH, CAMARILLO / Cake FROST IT CAKERY Tuxedo FRIAR TUX / Bistro Chairs VENTURA RENTALS / Catering TINS BAKERY / Make-up JO ANN SALGADO / Hair HAIRDESIGN BY VANESSA Ribbons SILK AND WILLOW / Models BECCA LANE from NEWMARK MODELS, KEVIN CHALLINOR from OSBRINK MODELS / Film processing PHOTOVISION


SHANSHAN & PHILIP images by jen huang | santorini | greece


Shanshan and Philip might come from the same town in China, but it took attending the same university half way across the world in America to bring them together. From Silicon Valley to Illinois, China to New York, the following six years of the well-travelled couple’s relationship were played out long distance, so it was only appropriate when planning their wedding that they settled on a far-flung destination. Shanshan had long dreamed of a honeymoon in Santorini, and so they chose it for their sunset ceremony too, starting their lives together with friends and family, amid the sugarcube houses and turquoise waters of the iconic isle.

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SANTORINI

I S A PA R A D I S E . . .

the blue skies, clear waters and white-washed houses create a painting-like backdrop, so I wanted to complement that with a wedding style that was simple yet timeless. Besides blue and white, we added mint to the colour palette, and used a lot of olive branches, since they’re a symbol of peace, as well as representing Greece. Our flowers were white piano roses and lisianthus .


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We knew there was a chance of rain in October, but the weather was lovely – we were able to drink, dance and chat outside at the reception, and enjoy the light breeze and the stars in the sky.

S A N TO R I N I ' S S U N S E T I S O N E O F T H E

MOST BEAUTIFUL

in the world, so we chose to have a sunset wedding. As we were exchanging vows, the sun was setting right behind us on the Caldera.

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Photography JEN HUANG / Videographer EAST WEST PRODUCTIONS / Cake PETRAN ART WEDDING CAKES / Florals SANTORINI'S FLOWERS Stationery MOSPENS STUDIO / Ceremony & cocktail hour venue SUN ROCKS HOTEL / Reception venue ARESSANA SPA HOTEL & SUITES / Bride’s gown AMSALE Bride's shoes ALEXANDRE BIRMAN + SERGIO ROSSI / Groom's shoes BALLY / Jewellery HARRY WINSTON + TIFFANY / Hair BELLA DAMIGOU Make-up RENIA BLEDAKI / Bridesmaids’ dresses DONNA MORGAN / Groom's attire TED BAKER / Planner STELLA & MOSCHA / DJ PRO-SUPPORT


BEAUTY ON THE RANCH

images by rebecca yale | tejon ranch | califor nia


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Photography REBECCA YALE / Design & florals MINT DESIGN / Cake DE COUER BAKE SHOP / Dresses CLAIRE LA FAYE Stationery & calligraphy WRITTEN WORD CALLIGRAPHY / Veil and headpiece HUSHED COMMOTION / Props & rentals FINEAS AND CLOVER Linens, flatware & chair rental WALKER LEWIS RENTS / Model NATALIE BORAS / Hair & make-up NICOL ARTISTRY Ribbons & silk SILK AND WILLOW / Jewellery TRUMPET AND HORN / Ring box THE MRS. BOX / Film processing RICHARD PHOTO LAB


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