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Brides Magazine June-July 2015 Archives - New Orleans Weddings - Reception, Venue & Planning

A Rustic-Elegant Wedding Color Palette: Cornflower & Stone

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Jun 282015
Cornflower and Stone Color Palette

Photos: Courtesy of Bryce Cover; George Chinsee; Maggie Austin; Corey Maywalt

Add stylish whimsy to your big day with a wedding color palette of cornflower and stone. The blue and neutral hues lend itself to a rustic outdoor ceremony, but also add touches of elegance and sophistication to the theme.

Capturing the beauty of this bright blue color palette is all in the details, whether it be subtly placed upon your cake, simple touches on your reception table or peeking out from the bottom of your wedding dress. Look for delicate ways to bring on the blue.

Like in your bouquet: A grouping of light-blue flowers like sweet peas creates an understated pop of color that will look incredibly romantic and charming with your all-white bridal look. Use these same flowers to decorate a delicately-ruffled, off-white cake to tie the elements together.

See more: 19 Ideas for a Stylish Aisle

We also love the idea of making your "something blue" your bridal shoes. Channel Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City movie by pairing a blue-toned heel with your stunning white gown — like these glam-meets-whimsical Isa Tapia stilettos.

Incorporate your cornflower-and-stone palette into your reception with patterned place settings that feel fancy, but not over-the-top. Fun, simple accents like these gilded butterfly coasters will add color and flair to your wedding bash.

If you aren't as obsessed with this color palette as we are, don't fret! Check out our inspiration boards to see tons of other great ideas for your big day.

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES June/July 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

1. Plates "Blue Fluted Half Lace," from $180, Royal Copenhagen; 2. Bouquet, from $150 for 250 sweet-pea stems, Fifty Flowers; 3. Cake, price upon request, Maggie Austin Cake; 4. Shoes, $495, Isa Tapia; 5. Coasters Elegant Butterfly," $38 for eight, Bernard Maisner Calligraphy and Fine Stationery

Jun 272015
Peach and Emerald Color Palette

Photos: Courtesy of Leila Brewster Photography; Robin Banica; Jimmy Choo; Corey Maywalt

For a striking spin on a summer wedding, opt for an elegant, ultra-pretty color palette of peach and emerald. The contrast of the soft pastel hue with the bright, bold green creates a gorgeous scheme that pairs well with any venue. The sophisticated combination is also easy to implement, with an array of attractive décor and fashion options for any bride's style.

We were inspired by this stunning, seemingly-simple wedding cake, which incorporates beautiful peach peonies with our current floral obsession: succulents. The stark contrast between the feminine flowers and the dessert plants on the textured white buttercream makes for one wedding cake that is truly too beautiful to eat.

To make this palette work for you, start with selecting stationery that incorporates your warm color scheme with elements of nature. Floral or leaf patterns on your invitations invoke the hint of earthy green without actually using emerald on the stationery.

See more: 19 Ideas for a Stylish Aisle

Your bridesmaids will love these pretty-in-peach dresses, and you can accessorize their looks with gilded emerald statement earrings. Want to add a pop of color to your all-white wedding dress? A pair of emerald stilettos will definitely up the glam factor in your bridal style.

For your reception, dare to go green with your place settings — green-toned, leaf-patterned china will brighten up any table top. Sugar cookies frosted with your peach and emerald color scheme make a pretty addition to a dessert table or an on-theme edible wedding favor.

If you aren't as obsessed with this color palette as we are, don't fret! Check out our inspiration boards to see tons of other great ideas for your big day.

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES June/July 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

1. China "Songe," $202 for a five-piece place setting, Gien France available at laterrinedirect.com; 2. Earrings, $125, Eddie Borgo available at net-a-porter.com; 3. Invitation "Peach Fern," from $215 for a custom design, Cocorrina by Corina Nika 4. Shoes, $950, Jimmy Choo; 5. Bridesmaid dress, $328, Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids available at Bella Bridesmaid, 212-695-2700; 6. Sugar Cookies, from $6.50 each, Whipped Bakeshop

Our Cover Star Arlenis Sosa Is Married! See Her Wedding Photos

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Jun 242015

Our cover girl is officially married! Model Arlenis Sosa, who fronts our June/July 2015 issue, tied the knot with her love, basketball player Donnie McGrath, in a gorgeous wedding in her native Dominican Republic. And as expected from one of our cover stars, she was an incredibly beautiful bride!

First thing is first: Let's talk dress. From the looks of our cover shoot, we knew this Victoria's Secret model could rock a gown, but she blew us away in her lace illusion long sleeve Reem Acra sheath and trailing veil. The dress fit her like a glove, and her pared down beauty look and slicked back hair let it shine even more. Reem Acra herself posted the blushing bride on her Instagram, and we just can't get enough of this look!

Mr and Mrs McGrath #admwedding

A photo posted by Arlenis Sosa (@realarlenissosa) on

The entire wedding, which hosted around 150 guests, had an island vibe, with a fresh white orchid bouquet and all white floral arrangements at the end of the aisle. Sosa's now-hubby, too, wore a pale orchid-hued suit.

To commemorate the occasion, Sosa shared a few pictures to her Instagram account. One, of their first kiss, was captioned with the simple and sweet "Mr. and Mrs. McGrath." While next to a photo of their recessional, Sosa wrote: "Walking out as MR & MRS McGrath #admwedding happiness!! Que felicidad!! Gracias @iccdominicana soy la novia mas feliz del mundo."

Sosa also posted a sweet picture with some of her best friends, writing: "So happy to be able to share the best day of my life with my girls!! @jenellephillip @laisribeiro @hanamayeda @tonigarrn @realanaismali my love, you should of not hide from this ???? but of course you went to enjoy the cocktail hour I love you girls."

Some of Sosa's besties shared sweet mementos from the day as well. Fellow model Lais Ribeiro wrote: "And there she is! The most beautiful bride and her groom. Wishing happiness and much love! Love you both #ADMwedding."

The wedding was truly stunning. Congrats to our cover star and her brand-new husband!

Jun 212015
Tips for Booking Honeymoon

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Wedding planning in itself can be a pricy process — tack on a two-week international honeymoon on to that and the frugal side of you will definitely start to freak. But don't worry — there are simple, easy ways to save money on your first vacation as man and wife and get the most bang for your buck in the process. So, before you book any outrageous airfare or reserve a pricy suite, follow these simple travel rules to get the more for your money.

Travel during the shoulder season.
The time right before and after high season is your sweet spot. "The weather is still good, plus there are great deals," says Tracy Paurowski of American Express Travel. Try to plan your honeymoon right after getting engaged (or at least very early in the wedding planning process) so that you can keep those less expensive travel seasons in mind.

Play with your dates.
On average, you'll find the least expensive flights 57 days before a domestic trip and 171 days before an international one, according to Expedia. The best day of the week to buy your tickets? Tuesday.

See More: The Best Honeymoon Resorts in the Mainland U.S. and Canada

Buy a package.
Bundling your travel can also equal big honeymoon savings: "A seven-day hotel-air package for Mexico can cost up to $400 less than booking your room and flight separately," says Paurowski.

Splurge right.
"It's where you stay, not the view, that truly affects your trip," says Paurowski. So you're better off in digs overlooking the garden at your dream resort than in a beachfront room at a lesser hotel.

Wed wisely.
Members of Hyatt's reward program who marry at one of its hotels can earn points for up to five free honeymoon nights, while Marriott's members may rack up enough for up to two complimentary nights.

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES June/July 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

How to Wear Orange Makeup on Your Big Day — No Matter Your Skin Tone

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Jun 202015
Orange Bridal Beauty Products

Photos: Jeffrey Westbrook; Illustration: Christina Park

It's fresh, it's flattering, and it's...not pink! This season, ultrapretty orange tones, from soft peaches to bold apricots, are popping up on lips and cheeks everywhere. "They're great for brides because they give a healthy glow and translate well in different types of lighting," says celeb makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor. "They look natural but better." Find out which beauty buys work best with your skin tone.

If you have fair skin: Try sheer pale-peach lip colors, which will look understated and elegant on you, Sotomayor says. We like L'Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in Perpetual Peach ($9.99, available at Ulta). Then dial up the color ever so slightly on your cheeks for a radiant peaches-and-cream combination. Try Dior Diorblush in Cocktail Peach ($43, available at Sephora).

See more: The Right Way to Apply Bronzer for Your Wedding

If you have medium skin: Experiment with coral! The bold tone can overwhelm some complexions, but it works gorgeously on yours. We like Sonia Kashuk Sahara Sunset Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour in Eden ($11.99, available at Target). It makes the perfect statement shade. Pair it with a matching punchy blush like Clinique Cheek Pop in Peach Pop ($21, available at Sephora)

If you have dark skin: Don't be afraid to rock true orange on lips and cheeks; it will illuminate your skin beautifully. If you're shy about wearing brights, pat the color on lightly with your finger so it's sheer. Feeling daring? Layer it on for a more vibrant flash. We like Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Insaisissable ($36, available at Nordstrom), and Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Rouge in Love ($31, available at Bloomingdales).

Not sure what to pair with your bright lips and cheeks? A warm smoky eye in brown, bronze, copper, or gold is soft and pretty with this look. Then, find your favorite hairstyle to match your new bold look.

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES June/July 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

Jun 182015
Lavender and Gold Color Palette

Photos: Courtesy of Eric Piasecki; Thomas Iannaccone; Yasu + Junko; Corey Maywalt

For a romantic wedding with a modern, glamorous twist, opt for a chic color palette of lavender and gold. The contrast of the soft pastel hue with a bold metallic creates a striking scheme that stands out in any season. The delicate purple hue looks radiant with any skin tone, while subtle notes of shimmery gold punch up the elegance and glam.

We were inspired by this ornate, romantic dining room, which commands attention from any inhabitant. Its stunning lavender walls — complete with dark molding for a bold accent — and patterned regal rug pair beautifully with the gilded chandelier and wall hangings.

To make this simply elegant palette work for you, start with selecting stationery that incorporates your cool scheme in a light, whimsical way.

See more: 19 Ideas for a Stylish Aisle

For your bouquet, opt for our current obsession, lavender, which instantly transforms your celebration with its romantic wedding-in-Provence vibe. Bonus: you will smell even more divine walking down the aisle with that fragrant herb bouquet in hand. To add some understated opulence, try gilded garlands for your décor. Your cake can also be a pretty way of subtly incorporating lavender and gold, with simple pops of color and delicate leaves or flowers on an edible white canvas.

Your bridesmaids will look stunning in soft, flowing lavender dresses, and you can jazz up your their looks with a gilded statement necklace dotted with light purple stones.

If you aren't as obsessed with this color palette as we are, don't fret! Check out our inspiration boards to see tons of other great ideas for your big day.

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES June/July 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

1. Bridesmaid dress, $265, Ann Taylor; 2. Bouquet, $250, Michael George; 3. Escort cards "Dip-Dye," $2 each, Rye Workshop; Calligraphy, $2.50, Papersoul; 4. Necklace, $168, Louise et Cie; 5. Garland "Bay Leaf," $20, Save On Crafts; 6. Cake, $10 per slice, A White Cake by Lauren Bohl White

Jun 172015
Tips For Keeping Relationship Happy Wedding Planning

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Alison A. Armstrong, author of The Queen's Code, has helped millions of women and men learn to communicate better. For her latest installment of her Marriage Bootcamp series, Armstrong explains the secret to a happy marriage is making sure your significant other is your top priority.

Most of us grew up reading fairy tales and watching rom-coms that pounded us with the message that once we've found our prince, Happily Ever After is a foregone conclusion, a natural by-product of our love. And if we're not constantly, blissfully happy in our relationship (that thing that happens after the movie ends), we worry that something is wrong. If you feel that way, there probably is something wrong, but not what you think. Instead of doubting your relationship, second-guess your priorities, because a great marriage is what happens when you put each other at the top of the list.

You might be thinking, Of course he comes first! I love him more than anything in the world! But as much as we may feel love for our partner and tell him (and ourselves) that he's our top priority, we don't always back that up with actions. And there's one simple way to do that: To make him feel prioritized in the relationship, you have to figure out what
he needs from you and provide it.

This may sound obvious, but I've seen beautiful couples crash and burn because they gave something else priority over their relationship and proved it one small choice at a time. In a world where career, family, friends, and your smart phone are competing
for your attention, giving your relationship top billing can be a difficult and retro-feeling choice. I'm not saying you should cut all those other things off. Please don't! You need them to pay the rent, to feel fulfilled, to be you. Just make sure they aren't constantly taking the top slot on your to-do list.

How do you manage this, with all of the other balls you're juggling? By getting ahead of the game. As you approach a hectic period in your life, warn him that it's coming and make a plan for how to stay connected. Say, "Honey, if there was one thing I could do in the middle of all this craziness to make you feel like the most important person in my world, what would it be?" Then put the imaginary duct tape over your mouth, suspend your preconceptions, and wait for his response. It may surprise you! It's often the small things that matter — things that take just a little time and effort. For my husband, it's cuddling before launching our day; those few minutes fill him up. For some men, food equals love, so cooking dinner or picking up his favorite snack on your way home from the office shows him he's first on your mind.

See more: The Surprising Way to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

He may not be quick to reveal himself or the best at articulating what he needs. In that case, be patient and try to notice how he reacts to different kinds of attention. He may crave small acts of support when he's stressed or need you to stop what you're doing to help him find his keys or wallet. He may just want to feel your presence at home or your admiration for and pride in him; any of these things can supercharge most guys for days.

You may be thinking, Does he really want this from me? Yes, he does. Maybe you both fancy yourselves independent, with full lives that sometimes have you running in different directions, and you're cool with that. But he isn't really, because a little-understood fact about men is that they like to get everything they need in one place. You know how they'd rather check off the entire holiday-shopping list at a department store than wander from shop to shop? This springs from their evolutionary drive to conserve energy, and the same applies to their physical and motional needs. You may go to your best friend for a laugh, your mother for support, et cetera, but your groom will attempt to get all of it from you. And if he can't, he'll resent whatever he feels is being prioritized over him, whether it's your job, your gym habit, your volunteer gig, or, yes, your wedding planning.

Now, are you supposed to focus on your fiancé every second of every day? No, he doesn't want that. But as you conduct your life and plan your big event, your attention often will be on anything but him. If you can offer a quick "Is there anything you need from me before I sleep/get on the phone/get absorbed in the new issue of Brides?" it will go far in making him feel cared for. Even if the answer is no, it's better to ask in advance than to try to make up for him feeling disappointed after the fact.

Obviously, this is a two-way street, because you can't meet his needs if yours aren't being met. But you'll need to tell him what that looks like. So just ask: Could he DVR The Tonight Show so you can get your eight hours? Can he buy you flowers now and then for no reason? What's the one question you need to hear when you walk in the door after a rough day at work — or after a great one? ("How was your day" is considerate but broad. Think of a question that gets at your passions, like "What was your favorite part of your day?" or "Did you learn anything new today?") Make clear what your needs are, and when he meets them and sees your appreciation, you'll feel connected and he'll feel like he's doing a great job at this life-partner thing.

Our lives are busy, and the demands on our time and energy make it impossible for us to be constantly proving to our partner that he's the most important thing in our life. So focus on doing enough. Learn what your fiancé needs — and how much of it — to feel appreciated and loved. Then make those needs your highest priority and help him do the same for you, and you'll be well positioned for the real Happily Ever After, the one that happens one small moment at a time.

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES June/July 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

Jun 172015
Wedding Invitations, Jewelry Botanic

Photo: Greg Vore

You want your wedding stationery to be on point, just like your jewelry. These elegant invites — and the baubles that complement them — were designed to impress, no matter what your party's vibe.

Planning an outdoor wedding full of greenery? Opt for these botanic-beautiful papers and jewels. Plus, the invitations are a subtle way of preparing your guests for the outdoor celebrations.

Above: PAPER, from left "Irina," $1,875 for 100 sets, Umama Stationery, with calligraphy by MK Sadler; "The Summer Garden," $2,100 for 100, Lovely Paper Things; "Veranda," price upon request, Missive; "Minimal Botanical," from $460 for custom suite design, Corina Nika; JEWELRY Diamond ring and mother-of-pearl and diamond earrings, both in 18-karat gold, Van Cleef & Arpels; Yellow-diamond necklace in 18-karat gold, Daniela Villegas; Diamond and jade earrings in 18-karat gold, Hueb

Wedding Stationery, Jewelry Florals

Photo: Greg Vore

The idea of "pretty in pink" is taken to a whole new level with these girly, flowery jewels and romantic, floral stationery options.

PAPER, from top "Lillian," price upon request, Fleur de Letters; "Vintage La Jolla" (information card shown), price upon request, Antiquaria; "Tara and Nicholas," from $2,845 per 100 sets, Regas; Foil-pressed "Cascade," $445 for 100 sets, Lori Wemple for Minted; "Invitation Letter," from $15 per set, Copper Willow Paper Studio; JEWELRY, from left Pavé-diamond necklace in 18-karat white and yellow gold, Mimi So; Tourmaline and diamond earrings in 18-karat noble gold, H.Stern; White-topaz and sterling necklace, Larkspur & Hawk; 212-340-9067. Rose-gold ring with diamonds and pink quartz, Dior Fine Jewelry; 800-929-DIOR. Diamond, quartz, and 18-karat-pink-gold cuff, Hueb

See more: 3 Things to Remember When Choosing Your Wedding Jewelry

Wedding Stationery, Jewelry Gilded

Photo: Greg Vore

Glam weddings don't have to be over the top. These striking pieces mark the elegance of your day from the moment guests open their gilded save the dates. And that bling? Fit for Princess Kate, if we do say so ourselves.

PAPER, from left Indigo custom-engraved calligraphic bias, from $586 for 50 sets, Alexa Pulitzer; Laser-etched acrylic, price upon request, Southern Fried Paper; Custom calligraphy with peacock, from $40 per set, Bernard Maisner Calligraphy & Fine Stationery; "Alexandra and John" (envelope and back shown), from $30 per set, Ceci New York; "Austin," from $22 per set, Bell'Invito; JEWELRY, from left Crystal pendant with 18-karat-gold chain and moonstone ring in 18-karat gold, Temple St. Clair; Diamond, pearl, and gem ring in 18-karat white gold, Chanel Fine Jewelry; 800-550-0005. Pearl necklace in 18-karat gold, Van Cleef & Arpels; Diamond earrings, Fred Leighton; 212-288-1872.

Wedding Invitations, Jewelry Rustic

Photo: Greg Vore

These rustic pieces will complement your barn or lodge wedding without bringing down the sophistication — think leaf prints, wood accents and a dark, neutral color palate.

PAPER, from top "Antler Wreathe," from $433 for 50 sets, Alexa Pulitzer; "Cozy Mountain Retreat," from $2,610 for 100 sets, Lovely Paper Things; "Eden," from $1,500 for 100 sets, MaeMae & Co.; "Mod Faux Bois," price upon request, Elum Designs; JEWELRY Tiger's-eye-quartz ring with diamonds in 18-karat gold, Trumpet & Horn; Fancy-colored diamond earrings in 18-karat white gold, Monique Péan; Eighteen-karat-gold and diamond cuff, H.Stern

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES June/July 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

Ask Drew: Drew Barrymore Answers Your Bridal Beauty & Hair Questions!

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Jun 142015
Ask Drew June 2014

Photo: Doug Inglish/Brydget Mackinney

Do you have any burning bridal beauty questions? Brides beauty columnist Drew Barrymore — actress, producer, and founder of Flower Beauty — is here to answer all of your pressing skin care, fitness, and makeup application concerns. From her secrets for long lashes to her genius hair coloring tips, here's what she's recommending this month.

Q: I want amazing lashes for my wedding. What are your favorite tricks for making them look longer and thicker?
Drew Barrymore: The right mascara can work magic. My favorite is Flower Beauty's Outstretched Lengthening Mascara. It's been a game changer for me! If you add layer after layer, you can build up to what I call "carpet lashes," which look not only longer but also thicker. Try it on a regular night out and see if you still want to add some individual false lashes for the big day. But for me, three coats of this totally does the trick.

See more: The Best Wedding-Day Hairstyles for Your Face Shape

Q: I've had every hair color under the sun, but I'd like to go back to my natural shade for my wedding. How can I grow out my hair without having roots for the next year?
Drew: Okay, here's my suggestion: Grow out your roots for one to two months, then go to a salon and have them match your natural color on the rest of your hair. You need to be feeling confident before your wedding day, and there's simply no reason to walk around with two-toned hair. Know who you are, marching down that aisle in style, and keep hair worries at bay. Best of luck to you on your wonderful day!

Q: I'm looking for wedding-day inspiration. Are there any beauty icons you like to reference when you're getting ready for an important event?
Drew: Yes! Whether I'm craving a '60s cat eye or a simple side part with a low bun, I often find myself looking at iconic movie stars or shots by great photographers for ideas — bombshell Sophia Loren, queen of the cat eye, totally inspired my own heavy top-lid liner looks. I even like to tack up the images when I'm getting ready. It's great for you to have a clear picture in your mind of what you want to look like, but it's even more helpful if there's an actual picture for your glam team to use as a reference. Google around, print it out, and pin it up!

Newlyweds Share Their Wedding-Night Sex Stories (and Tips!)

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Jun 132015
Tips for Hottest Honeymoon Sex from Real Brides

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For some, wedding-night sex is a no-brainer — and a steamy one at that. While for others, it takes planning, coordination (and a limit on cocktail consumption) to ensure a post-nuptials romp. But no matter which category you might fall into, there are certain wedding-night mishaps and obstacles that can definitely kill the mood. So take note from these brides and grooms — they're sharing their own personal wedding night stories and tips to help your first night as man and wife be hot as ever.

Pick your petals carefully
"We retired to our Chamber of Love to find that my maid of honor had thoughtfully scattered peonies on the bed. I had an allergy attack, sneezing and gasping all over the place. My husband spent 15 minutes ridding the room of flowers. We still had sex, but I sneezed the entire time!" — Diane, Maplewood, N.J.

Deal with your dress
"My husband couldn't figure out my corset. Finally he got frustrated and just ripped it off. Hot, right? But by then we were so tired, we just went through the motions and fell asleep." — Aimee, Charlotte, N.C.

See more: 10 Old-Fashioned Ways to Blow Your Husband's Mind in Bed

Have a food plan
"We had decided to wait until our wedding night to have sex. But since we didn't eat much at the wedding, we were starving by the time we got to the hotel! We had to find snacks before we could do anything else." — Susan, Denver

Don't let anything get in your way
"We threw a small reception at our apartment, so we had to clean up after. I remember thinking, 'I am so not getting laid.' Surprise: My wife was not only up for it but really passionate. I'll always remember that night." — Doug, Chicago

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES June/July 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

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