weddings: all gussied up

Every strand of hair is in place, the bows are perfect, ties are straight and the dress falls just right. So much goes into the getting ready, but the magic of it all lies in the glances, the emotion, the jitters and excitement, those kisses from loved ones sending their sons and daughters and best friends off towards a new chapter, the dreams of little girls fantasizing about someday being in the bride’s shoes, the depth of cultural traditions passed down from generation to generation on the wedding day.

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