FAS ISSUE 6 – Editor’s Note..
True Romance Spots – Marry And Honeymoon In Style
by Shellina Ebrahim
After weeks of bad weather, finally the bees are buzzing, birds are chirping, and love is in the air. It’s my favourite time of year – Wedding season is here! I love stories about love and courtship. Since we published our first issue a year and a half ago, love has been in the air amongst many of our contributors – 3 weddings and 2 babies! Coincidentally, as I began to prepare this issue a few months ago I also got bit by the love bug. More about that on page 10 as my new mate and I take our first safari trip to the biggest and wildest national park in Tanzania – Ruaha.
No doubt, weddings are one of the happiest moments in life. Ironically, weddings can also put grooms and bride to be’s in a state of panic which may distract from the thing that matters most – love. Thankfully, at the heart of this issue our motto is to support and encourage rather than undermine you with regards to the choices you make for your big day. A philosophy that will put at peace faults of taste between style and marriage. You will uncover three of the most beautiful spots to tie the knot and vacation in Tanzania (page 7-13). From an island, to a safari, and an urban destination with the most talented wedding planners today.
On the fashion front, styling tips on page 24 will reveal to you what to wear on your honeymoon based on your destination style. An editorial on page 28 photographed by Abdul Mohamed will help you identify what kind of bride you want to be based on head pieces and capes. Elsewhere in this issue we celebrate the best of wedding fashion set against an elegant location. FAS Magazine has long been known for taking fashion out of the studio and into some of the most exquisite settings – and our latest cover story continues this habit. Photographer Albert Manifester captured the Dar-es-salaam skyline and harbour at Hyatt Regency, the Kilimanjaro on page 16.
I hope you will find the following pages glowing with wedding advice and ideas to inspire your dream wedding. No matter what surprises come your way on your big day, remember that ‘love is all that matters.’