Ivory and Blue Boho Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy Renaissance

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Ashley and Matt’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding was a breathtaking blend of nature and elegance fit for an adults-only affair. The born-and-raised gulf coast Floridians centered their theme and décor around the backdrop of the water and their love for Florida’s coasts.

During her engagement, the Orlando bride followed Marry Me Tampa Bay’s Instagram account for local inspiration.

“We are both pretty low-key people, and I never had any real elaborate wedding dreams when it came to the décor. I wanted it to feel like home with neutral colors, a bohemian-chic vibe to tie in the ocean, and the natural beauty of our venue and our entire wedding party,” the bride explained. “We love the ocean and boating so much that it’s just part of our lifestyle, and we wouldn’t have had the wedding in any other setting.”

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The bride and groom sought a St. Pete wedding venue with coastal character, and it was the historic charm and superior service of the Renaissance Vinoy that led them to their ideal wedding location.

“The most important thing was knowing we wanted the water or ocean to be a part of our wedding, but we did not want it on the sand. We basically just wanted it as a backdrop. The Vinoy was able to provide the elegance of a great location with the Esplanade area and the marina and water in the background,” the bride beamed. “The Vinoy ended up being the perfect location! Not only was it not far for most of our families and friends to be able to travel to, but the city of St. Petersburg offers so many different forms of entertainment from the restaurants, bars, museums, etc. that any of our guests could’ve made it a weekend getaway as well. Their service was top-notch, from the food tasting to working with our wedding planners in quick turnaround time from the ceremony to the reception, since we used the Esplanade for both.”

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The central Florida radio personality knew she’d needed the help of a knowledgable and reputable local wedding planner. Having planned numerous events at the Vinoy, Parties A’La Carte was the perfect team to deliver a memorable and stress-free wedding weekend.

“Since we live in Orlando, it was important we had someone in the St. Petersburg area who was knowledgeable of the area, had existing vendors they work with, and detail-oriented. Jessica and her team at Parties A’La Carte were 100 percent the best decision we made for our wedding planning needs,” the bride gushed. “They had planned many weddings at The Vinoy. They are so on top of their game; it was very obvious she knew what could and couldn’t be pulled off, where we could save, and they were beyond helpful all the way through the wedding day and night and thereafter. They made the entire wedding day so stress-free, and I was never worried about something not being done right; they nailed every aspect.”

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During her wedding dress search, Ashley found the ideal Ines Di Santo at gown Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection that left her feeling beautiful.

“My dress felt flirty, elegant, and fit in perfectly with our venue and style of the overall wedding. I loved the Ines Di Santo line,” the bride beamed. “My experience at Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection was great. I was very open-minded to trying different styles of dresses on and went the complete opposite direction than I thought I would’ve.”

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To create an opulent ambiance in the courtyard reception, soft blue table linens from Over The Top Rental Linens perfectly paired with the metallic gold flatware. The bohemian chic decor intertwined through the ceremony and reception with French country chairs provided by A Chair Affair and lush floral centerpieces that featured pampas grass to add a beachy element.

“The rentals made our entire wedding what it was. From the farmhouse table for the bridal party to the French country chairs, linens, chargers, gold utensils, our entire vision came to life because of the rentals, and of course, the florals,” Ashley gushed. “All of our colors were neutrals: tans, ivories, creams, and whites. The only pop of color we had was with the linens on the guest tables and sweetheart table during the reception, which was an interesting color. It was a soft blue that pulled in some grays and green. The linens complimented the bridesmaids’ dresses nicely which were Silver Sage.”

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As Ashley and Matt reminisced on their wedding day, they couldn’t help but blissfully think about at all of the memories made with their guests.

“We have some laughs now looking back with our officiant, who was the father of one of the groomsmen. Matt didn’t hear him say that he could kiss the bride, so that was kind of an awkward but funny moment,” the bride joked. “Also, the moment we left the wedding reception and could see all of our guests lined up to send us off was a special moment for just Matt and me to soak everything in and have a moment alone after an incredible day.”

Elegant Florida Wedding Invitation Suite, Ivory, White and Gold Stationary with Rose Gold Foil Floral Detailing, Blue Boho Chic Earrings, White Lace Garter | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte

Luxury Florida Save the Date, Watercolor Portrait of Waterfront Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg, Bridal Wedding Accessores, Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in Cream Velvet Ring Box, Teal Boho Chic Earrings, Crystal Floral Strappy Sandal Wedding Shoes | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte

Florida Wedding Details, Betsey Johnson Bridal Shoes, Floral Crystal Floral Embellishment, Clear Strap Open Toe Heels | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte

Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Photo, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison wearing Pink Shear Robe, Bridesmaids in Matching Peach Silk and Lace Robes, On Balcony of Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte

Classic Tampa Bay Bride and Mother Getting Ready Photo Portrait, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison Wearing Boho Chic Inspired Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress, Lace Fit and Flare with Plunging Neckline | Luxury Florida Wedding and Bridal Dress Shop Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection

Boho Chic Inspired Bride and Bridesmaids in Long Mix and Match Show Me Your Mumu in Silver Sage, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison Wearing Romantic Ines Di Santo Lace Wedding Dress, Holding Lush Ivory and Blush Pink Floral Bouquets with Greenery | Tea Garden at Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Luxury Florida Wedding and Bridal Dress Shop Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte

Boho Chic Inspired Bride and Bridesmaids in Long Mix and Match Show Me Your Mumu in Silver Sage, Holding Lush Ivory and Blush Pink Roses Flowers, Pampas Grass, Greenery Eucalyptus and Gold Painted Leaves Floral Bouquets | Luxury Florida Wedding and Bridal Dress Shop Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte

Boho Chic Inspired Florida Bride, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison Wearing Boho Chic Inspired Ines Di Santo Lace Tulle Wedding Dress, White Fit and Flare with Plunging Neckline, V Shaped Open Back, Holding Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass, Bouquets with Greenery | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Luxury Florida Wedding and Bridal Dress Shop Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection | Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte

What was your wedding dress inspiration?
I loved the Ines Di Santo line. My dress felt flirty, elegant, and fit in perfectly with our venue and style of the overall wedding. My experience at Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection was great. I was very open-minded to trying different styles of dresses on and went the complete opposite direction than I thought I would’ve.

Classic Florida Bride, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison Wearing Boho Chic Inspired Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress, White Lace Fit and Flare with Plunging Neckline, Holding Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass, Bouquets with Greenery Eucalyptus | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Luxury Florida Wedding and Bridal Dress Shop Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection

Boho Chic Inspired Florida Bride, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison Neutral Makeup and Wavy Bridal Hair

Editorial Style Wedding Party Portrait, Florida Bride and Groom with Bridal Party and Groomsmen in Navy Suites, Bridesmaids in Long Mix and Match Show Me Your Mumu Dresses in Silver Sage, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison Wearing Boho Chic Inspired Ines Di Santo Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress, White Fit and Flare with Plunging Neckline, Holding Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass, Bouquets with Greenery | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Luxury Florida Wedding and Bridal Dress Shop Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection | Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance

Boho Chic Florida Bride, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tea Garden at Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg

The Proposal:
We have a favorite getaway spot on the gulf coast that is pretty remote, and since day one of being together, we’ve both had extremely busy work schedules, so this spot has always been our special place. It’s our favorite place on earth, the Gulf of Mexico and being on the water. We were there for the weekend, and we took the boat out to Cayo Costa, an island/state park only accessible by boat, Matt had written “Ashley, Will You Marry Me?” in the sand on the island, much earlier that morning. He pulled it off by leaving super early that morning on the boat while I slept in a little bit. It was so special and still feel very surreal.

Boho Chic Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Ashley Stegbauer of K92.3 | Tea Garden at Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg

Waterfront View of Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg

Boho Chic Outdoor Waterfront Ceremony, Wooden Cross back Chairs, Altar with White Linen Draping, Decorated with Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass Bouquets with Greenery | The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair and Over the Top Linens

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
The most important thing for us was 100 percent knowing we wanted the water and ocean to be a part of our wedding, but we did not want it on the sand. We basically just wanted it as a backdrop. The Vinoy Renaissance was able to provide the elegance of a great location with the Esplanade area and the marina and water in the background.

The Vinoy ended up being the perfect location, not only was it not far for most of our families and friends to be able to travel to but the city of St. Petersburg offers so many different forms of entertainment from the restaurants, bars, museums, etc. that any of our guests could’ve made it a weekend getaway as well. Their service was top-notch, from the food tasting to working with our wedding planners in quick turnaround time from the ceremony to the reception, since we used the Esplanade for both.

Boho Chic Outdoor Waterfront Ceremony, White Wooden Arch with White Linen Draping, Decorated with Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass Bouquets with Greenery | The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair | Rentals Over the Top Linens

Boho Chic Outdoor Waterfront Ceremony, White Wooden Arch with White Linen Draping, Decorated with Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass Bouquets with Greenery | Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte

Downtown St. Pete Bride and Father Walk Down the Aisle During Outdoor Ceremony, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison Wearing Boho Chic Inspired Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress, White Lace and Tulle Fit and Flare with Plunging Neckline, Holding Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass, Bouquets with Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Luxury Florida Wedding and Bridal Dress Shop Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection | Florida Luxury Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort

Boho Chic Inspired Wedding Ceremony, Florida Bride and Groom Hold Hands in Outdoor Waterfront Vow Exchange, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison Wearing Modern Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress, White Lace and Tulle Fit and Flare with Plunging Neckline, Altar Decorated in Boho Chic Inspired Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass with Greenery, White Wooden Arch with Draping | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Luxury Florida Wedding and Bridal Dress Shop Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection | Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Rentals Over the Top Linen Rentals

Florida Bride and Groom Just Married and Kiss at end of aisle in Outdoor Waterfront Vow Exchange Ceremony Portrait, Ashley Stegbauer Morrison Wearing Modern Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress, White Lace and Tulle Fit and Flare with Plunging Neckline, Altar Decorated in Boho Chic Inspired Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass with Greenery, White Wooden Arch with White Draping | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Luxury Florida Wedding and Bridal Dress Shop Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection | Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Rentals Over the Top Linens and A Chair Affair

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Since we live in Orlando, it was important we had someone in the St. Petersburg area who was knowledgeable of the area, had existing vendors they work with, and detail-oriented. Jessica and her team at Parties A’La Carte were 100 percent the best decision we made for our wedding planning needs.

Jessica and her team had planned many weddings at The Vinoy, and she is super knowledgeable of other venues in the area as well that we looked at before we chose ours. They are so on top of their game; it was very obvious she knew what could and couldn’t be pulled off, where we could save, and they were beyond helpful all the way through the wedding day/night and thereafter. They made the entire wedding day so stress-free, and I was never worried about something not being done right; they nailed every aspect. They even had heaters on hold for our reception, just in case it was chilly, and thank goodness they did! We ended up needing them, and Jessica and her team made sure they were there.

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Front of Vintage White Car | Ashley Stegbauer Morrison Wearing Boho Chic Inspired Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress| Tampa Bay Historic Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance Resort | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Wedding Dress Shop Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Just Married in Vintage Classic Car in Downtown St Petersburg

Bohemian Beach Inspired Wedding Reception and Decor, Round Tables with Soft Blue Table Linens, French Country Chairs Wooden Cross Back Chairs with White Cushions, Low Floral Centerpieces with Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass Bouquets with Greenery, Gold Vase, Dark Wood Pergola | Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair | Rentals Over the Top Linens | Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates

Bohemian Beach Inspired Wedding Reception and Decor, Round Tables with Soft Blue Table Linens, French Country Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Low Floral Centerpieces with Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass Bouquets with Greenery, Gold Vase, Elegant Script Table Number in Gold Foil, Gold Flatware | Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair and Over the Top Rental Linens

Boho Chic Inspired Wedding Reception and Decor, Wedding Party Farmhouse Feasting Table with Greenery Garland Centerpieces, Geometric Modern Vases, Round Tables with Soft Blue Table Linens, French Country Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Low Floral Centerpieces with Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass Bouquets with Greenery, Gold Vase | Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair and Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
We are both pretty low-key people, and I never had any real elaborate wedding dreams when it came to the décor. I wanted it to feel like home: neutral colors, a boho-chic vibe to tie in the ocean, and the natural beauty of The Vinoy Renaissance and our entire wedding party.

What were your colors?
Neutrals, tans, ivories, creams, and whites. The only pop of color we had was with the linens on the guest tables and sweetheart table during the reception, which was an interesting color; it was a soft blue that pulled in some grays and green. The linens complimented the bridesmaids’ dresses nicely which were Silver Sage.

Modern, Bohemian Boho Chic Wedding Reception and Decor, Low Floral Centerpieces with Geometric Candle Votives, Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass, Bouquets with Greenery, Script Table Number, Gold Flatware | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Florida Wedding Rental Company Over the Top Rental Linens

Modern, Bohemian Boho Chic Wedding Reception and Decor, Low Floral Centerpieces, Clear Chargers with Gold Rim and Gold Flatware, SDusty Blue Table Linen | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Florida Wedding Rental Company Over the Top Rental Linens, A Chair Affair

How did the use of rentals enhance the ambiance of your wedding?
All of our colors were neutrals, tans, ivories, creams, and whites. The only pop of color we had was with the linens on the guest tables and sweetheart table during the reception, which was an interesting color. It was a soft blue that pulled in some grays and green. The linens from Over the Top Rental Linens complimented the bridesmaids’ dresses nicely, which were Silver Sage.

Bohemian Beach Inspired Wedding Reception and Decor, Wedding Party Farmhouse Feasting Table with Greenery Garland Centerpieces, Geometric Modern Vases, Round Tables with Soft Dusty Blue Table Linens, French Country Cross Back Chairs, Low Floral Centerpieces with Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass Bouquets with Greenery, Gold Vase | Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair and Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates

Bohemian Beach Inspired Wedding Reception and Decor, Wedding Party Farmhouse Feasting Table with Greenery Eucalyptus Garland Centerpieces, Geometric Modern Vases | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair and Over the Top Rental Linens

Bohemian Beach Inspired Wedding Reception and Decor, Wedding Party Farmhouse Feasting Table with Greenery Garland Centerpieces, Geometric Modern Vases, Clear Chargers with Gold Rim Detailing and Gold Flatware | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair and Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates

Bohemian Beach Inspired Wedding Reception and Decor, Wedding Party Farmhouse Feasting Table with Greenery Eucalyptus Garland Centerpieces, Geometric Modern Vases, Clear Chargers with Gold Rim Detailing and Gold Flatware | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair and Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates

Bohemian Beach Inspired Wedding Reception and Decor, Sweetheart Tables with Soft Dusty Blue Table Linens, French Country Cross Back Wooden Chairs, Modern Geometric Candle Holders, In front of Ceremony Arch with Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass Bouquets with Greenery, White Draping | Waterfront Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair And Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates

Bohemian Beach Inspired Wedding Reception and Decor, Round Tables with Soft Blue Table Linens, French Country Chairs Wooden Cross Back Chairs with White Cushions, Low Floral Centerpieces with Lush Ivory Flowers and Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass Bouquets with Greenery, Gold Vase, Dark Wood Pergola | Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Rentals A Chair Affair | Rentals Over the Top Linens | Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates

How did the use of rentals enhance the ambiance of your wedding?
The rentals made our entire wedding what it was: from the farmhouse table for the bridal party to the French country chairs from A Chair Affair, linens, chargers, gold utensils, our entire vision came to life because of the rentals.

Elegant Five Tier White Wedding Cake with Blush Pink and Ivory Floral Accents, with God Geometric Candle Holders and Soft Dusty Blue Linens | Waterfront Wedding Venue The Esplanade Location of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg | Rentals Over the Top Rental Linens

Elegant Buttercream Wedding Cake, White Textured Frosting the Boho Chic Inspired Floral Accents, Blush Pink Roses, Ivory Flowers, Pampas Grass, Gold Cake Stand

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom First Dance on Lawn of the Esplanade Location of Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance Resort in Downtown St. Petersburg, String Lights | Florida Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A’ La Carte | Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
Good recommendations. All of my friends who got married in the area used Grant Hemond & Associates, and they were also recommended by our planner, so we weren’t too picky with that.

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
I know not everyone has the same mindset, but the entire wedding process I tried to be pretty low-key. If you can be the type just to find a picture of what you want, show it to the experts (florists, rentals, your planner, etc.). Let them do their jobs. Be open to ideas from your planner if you have one; there are some things you may not think you need, but they could end up making a big difference for your big day. I know a lot of brides have an exact idea of what they want for their wedding, but having a bit of an open mind will ease the stress of the actual wedding day.

Ceremony, Reception Venue Caterer and Cake: The Vinoy Renaissance –  The Esplanade *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Renee Nicole Photography
Videographer: Voila Cinematic
Planner: Parties A’La Carte *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: 2Birds Events, Plume
Rentals: A Chair Affair *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Linen Rentals: Over the Top Rental Linens *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Ceremony Entertainment: Bella Musica
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates – Doug *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Invitations: Minted.com
Day of Paper: URBANcoast
Car Rental: Cole’s Classic Cars (Orlando)
Dress Shop and Designer: Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection – Ines Di Santo *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Mumu Weddings
Hair & Makeup: B.A.E. Beauty Bar

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.




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