Weddings didn’t go away during the pandemic and love was indeed not cancelled. But as vaccines continue to be rolled out and restrictions loosen more and more, we are amid a wedding boom of epic proportions    and we’re here for it! This also means it is up to couples to start planning as far in advance as possible. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered with every aspect of your Big Day in this issue. 

In an homage to myriad couples who decided to go for it and got married in intimate weddings at home or in some of the city’s smaller venues despite the restrictions, we have a styled shoot at Elms Mansion that might have you rethinking your plans for a blow out. If bigger is better for you however, our fashion shoot at the Hotel Peter & Paul is sure to get your creative juices flowing. 

There are several trends that we hope to see stick around now that life — and celebrations — are returning to “normal” — whatever that means. In our Cuisine & Cocktails section,  you’ll find more than a few good ideas for safe and stylish food and beverage service that will dazzle your guests.

Welcome back to weddings big and small! We can’t wait to see your Big Day dreams come to fruition. 


From the Editor

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