Times are tough for magazines but as Wedding Inspirations enters its fourth year of production, and its second year in a larger, A4-size format, it is clear this niche title is going from strength to strength. Advertising is up, distribution has increased and content is growing.
With quality editorial a key focus, Wedding Inspirations consistently provides smart, practical advice and information for brides and grooms. There is plenty of visual inspiration too, with beautiful shoots covering the areas of bridal fashion and beauty, reception themes, creative DIY details, cakes, flowers and even honeymoons.
The brand-new Autumn issue, on sale from March 18, oozes style and sophistication. The main fashion feature sets the tone, showcasing gorgeous wedding outfits with fiery red accents for him and her. The bridesmaids' dresses that follow are equally eye-catching and on trend.
Fresh party ideas abound and you'll find three irresistible themes: a chic nautical wedding reception (ideal for couples marrying at the coast), a striking Parisian-inspired celebration and a fun, 1950s-style kitchen tea - the latter two both with DIY details. There are fabulous wedding dessert ideas too (a combination of coffee and chocolate - perfect for the approaching season!) and pages of beautiful bridal blooms.
Must-read articles include a season-by-season guide to weddings (finally, autumn and winter are given the credit they're due!), an expert guide to wedding photography and humorous (and sensible) do's and don'ts for the night before the wedding. There is also valuable health and beauty advice in the form of articles on superfoods, smart sleep and sweat-free slimming treatments.
Look out for a fabulous travel feature on eco-conscious honeymoon destinations - giving back to the planet has never sounded so romantic or appealing!
The autumn issue, priced at R49.95, is available for the first time in Pick 'n Pay stores nationwide. You'll also find copies at CNA, Exclusive Books, PNA and Dis-Chem, as well as selected SPAR supermarkets and independent retailers. Alternatively subscribe and never miss an issue. Details are at weddinginspirations.co.za