Spring is always a wonderful time of year for me because it represents new beginnings and fresh starts. It's also when I get to release our first issue of the new year. I know I say this all the time, but I get giddy like a kid in the candy store everytime a new issue is released. It's exciting and scary all at the same time -- a huge bundle of emotions -- nut it's all worth it in the end. I'm honored to be able to do the work I do, and to inspire and help influence the decisions you make for your big day. I'm honored to have you as a reader. The Spring 2018 issue will take you from the streets of New York City to the blue waters and skies of Santorini, Greece. I had the pleasure of working with my brilliant friends Elizabeth Messina and Joy Proctor on the cover story (page 44) in Johannesburg, South Africa. I chose South Africa as the location because I feel it is so important to highlight the beauty of the continent. There is so much more to Africa than the media would like you to see, so as a Publisher it's my duty to change that perception.
The cover represents unadulterated Black Beauty...Barely there makeup paired with unique braided hairstyles all curated by Harold James Paris are not the norm for bridal looks, but represent a sense of individualism and confidence that screams through the pages. But why opt for just one cover? We had such a hard time deciding on which one we loved most so we released two! And in each issue, you'll have bonus pages of some of my favorite photos from the editorial. Purchase a copy here.
Since our last issue, the MunaLuchi team has been busy expanding the brand into global markets. We visited Johannesburg, South Africa, where our cover story was photographed, Bahamas and London. It's enormously heartening to see the support from vendors and couples in all the cities and countries we visit, and lets us know that MunaLuchi is more than just a magazine... it's a movement.
Enjoy the Spring Issue and Happy planning!
CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Munaluchi Bride
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