Pink Bougainvillea Inspired Casa Hyder Destination Wedding

May 17, 2024 | justine

Megan and Timo imagined their wedding as the best party ever, where marrying your best friend was the highlight. With this vision in mind, their goal was to create an event that not only celebrated their love but also embraced the vibrant energy and artistic charm of their beloved city. Drawing inspiration from the romantic allure of rosa mexicano, they infused their Casa Hyder destination wedding with a pink bougainvillea-inspired color palette, capturing the captivating spirit of Latin American culture in every detail.

With their dedicated vendor team by their side, the couple turned the poolside area into a dreamy ceremony spot, where they exchanged sweet vows amidst stunning florals adorning the property’s iconic door and lush greenery all around. And the beauty didn’t end there! Their alfresco reception was a feast for the eyes, too. Tables overflowed with vibrant blooms, while a breathtaking floral installation and twinkling star lanterns further elevated the atmosphere of their marquee celebration.

The pair’s dedication and hard work truly paid off on their destination wedding day. The atmosphere was alive with vibrant colors and contagious energy, making it an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. Luckily, every special moment was captured by Junebug vendor Mariana Pierce, ensuring that the memories will last a lifetime.

The Couple:

Megan and Timo

The Wedding:

Casa Hyder, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The Vision Behind Their Casa Hyder Destination Wedding

We envisioned our wedding feeling like the best party you had ever been to, where you also got to marry your best friend. We wanted it to reflect us—full of love and laughter, with high energy and deep affection. Spring served as our theme, with vibrant blooms and colors. Our design concept was artsy yet timeless, bright and vivid, drawing inspiration from rosa mexicano or Mexican pink, a hue derived from the natural colors of the bougainvillea tree. Thus, pink hues dominated: Mexican pink, mauve, light blush, and magenta. We even served hot pink/purple Agua Fresca de Garambullo, a delicious and refreshing fruit punch made from a local cacti plant.

Mixing Tradition with Modern Touches

We opted for a unique version of Callejoneada, a traditional Mexican street parade, but held it inside the venue rather than on the streets. During cocktail hour by the pool, guests were able to explore all areas of the house while enjoying the festivities. The pool was adorned with petals, mariachis serenaded, a charming donkey made an appearance, and towering Mojigangas—paper mache bride and groom figures—strolled around. Guests indulged in mezcal cocktails and appetizers prepared by our Chef Maye.

How Casa Hyder Set the Stage for Their Big Day

Casa Hyder was always our top choice, and for good reason. No other venue embodies Mexican art, culture, and lifestyle quite like Hyder. Every space, room, and corner takes you on a visual journey through time. The casa is a true gem of the town and will forever hold a special place in our hearts. The stunning white flower arch for our ceremony perfectly complemented the iconic wooden door and vibrant carmine-painted walls of Casa Hyder. With lush gardens, ancient arches, and endless stairways, the house itself provided an unparalleled backdrop for our special day.

Designing Unique Wedding Spaces for Each Moment of Their Big Day

We carefully crafted different wedding segments throughout various spaces around the house, keeping our guests curious and entertained at every turn. We utilized over five distinct areas for the welcome party, ceremony, reception dinner, cocktail hour, and dancing party. Each space was adorned with wedding aesthetics and infused with unexpected delights: a flower-covered burro greeted guests at the front door, a hidden ceremony space awaited below the pool, a vibrant cocktail hour featuring live music, and a garden dinner party unfolded under the glow of 50 towering silver stars. Guests were then guided to an unforgettable dancing party, where they danced the night away on a star-painted dance floor beneath shimmering disco balls and a twinkling starry night sky.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Mariana Pierce
Event Planning – Solei
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Casa Hyder
Content Creator – Los Romantics Socials
Floral Design – Florklor
Catering – Maye Cordova Eventos
Cake – Silvana Zanella
DJ – Fox Dee jays
Videography – Amour Films
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Mellody Vere
Wedding Dress – Daughters Of Simone
Groom’s Apparel – Black Tux
Rentals – Warehouse Guanajuato
Lighting – Bright and Light 
Dance Floor – Pistas de Arte


Congratulations to Megan and Timo on their pink bougainvillea-inspired Casa Hyder destination wedding. A big thank you to Junebug vendor Mariana Pierce for expertly capturing every special moment and the lively energy of their joyous day. For more stunning celebrations, be sure to visit her profile in our directory of talented photographers from around the world.

Flowers and a carefully selected color palette hold amazing potential to infuse life and character into any venue. They establish the ambiance, convey a narrative, and craft an atmosphere that lingers long after the event. Ready to make the most of these design elements for your big day? Be sure not to overlook our detailed floral checklist and color palette guides. They’ll help you craft a celebration that’s just as memorable as the one you’ve just experienced.

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21 of the Best Italy Wedding Planners

May 16, 2024 | kailey
Italy wedding planners

Image by Radostina Boseva.

Planning a wedding is challenging, especially without help. The good news is: you don’t have to go it alone. Assembling a team of wedding professionals, like photographers and florists, is key to turning your dream wedding into a stunning reality. One of those essential professionals you absolutely should hire is a wedding planner. And if you’re planning a wedding in Italy, you’re in luck! There are plenty of trusted Italy-based wedding planners ready to bring your vision to life.

Whether you’re a local in Italy or planning a destination wedding, these are the top Italy wedding planners you should definitely consider for your Italian celebration.

Best Italy Wedding Planners 

1. Snapdragon

Good for: Those envisioning a luxury wedding who want Italy wedding planners with professional experience bringing immaculate events to life.

Review: “We really had the best time. Everything went better than we could have dreamed. It was an incredible wedding. So much of that was down to your hard work. I wish I could do it all again!”


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2. Lindeman Weddings and Events

Good for: Couples that want a planner that specifically coordinates destination weddings around the globe, making them easier and more cost-effective. 

Review: “Erin is the absolute best! I am from NYC and don’t know how I would have planned a wedding in Italy without her.  Of all the decisions I made regarding my destination wedding, hiring Erin and the team was by far the best one.”


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3. Infinity Weddings and Events

Good for: Those wanting a planner with luxury wedding experience throughout Italy who listens to the couple’s needs and creates custom offerings.

Review: “Silvia and the team at Infinity Weddings went above and beyond to deliver everything we dreamed of for our wedding week and more! Silvia listened to everything we desired and envisioned and collaborated with us on ideas to create the most magical experience for everyone. She recommended the best vendors, demonstrated her excellence in creative visioning, negotiated on our behalf to get us the best prices, and took charge of all the coordination and organization for our wedding week. We very quickly put all our trust in Silvia, and she never disappointed us. Silvia and Infinity Weddings made the impossible possible.”


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4. Giulia Alessandri Weddings and Creative Events

Good for: Those planning a wedding in Tuscany who want a constant but discreet planner knowledgeable about the area and dedicated to their vision. 

Review: “Best wedding planners in Italy! We worked with Giulia to organize our destination wedding in Tuscany this September. Absolutely perfect! We asked for a rustic vineyard feel for the wedding, and Giulia and her team worked their magic. They turned our ideas into an incredible few days at Le Filigare and took care of every detail. We couldn’t have imagined anything more. Giulia is also very easy and fun to work with – if you’re planning your wedding in Italy, we highly recommend contacting her.”


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Giulia Alessandri – Wedding Planner Tuscany (@giuliaalessandri) • Instagram photos and videos

5. Blooming Eventi

Good for: Couples that want a collaborative wedding planning experience with vendors that understand every wedding is unique to each couple.

Review: “We live in the US and decided to do a destination wedding in Italy. From the beginning, Vitoria was always very kind, answered our questions thoroughly, and truly took care of every aspect of planning our wedding. She always gave us options (just enough so it was not overwhelming) and had wonderful recommendations for vendors. Vitoria truly went above and beyond. She was also very patient with our never-ending questions and/or concerns. We truly did not have to worry about a thing on the day of the wedding! Our beautiful wedding at Villa Regina Teodolinda would not have been possible without her.” 


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6. Amoretti Weddings

Good for: Couples searching for skilled planners that offer exceptional services available in the most enchanting corners of Italy, ensuring that they deliver nothing less than premium quality.

Review: “From our very first consultation with Emiliana, we knew that we were in safe hands. She really took the time to get to know us and what we liked and, more importantly, didn’t like! We spoke about our budget, and she politely made suggestions accordingly but never pressured us into anything! We were in regular contact and looked forward to our meetings. We are so grateful to Amoretti Weddings, not just for our amazing day but for our lasting friendships with Emiliana and Benny!”


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7. Eventi Gaia Weddings & Events

Good for: Those searching for a experienced Italy wedding planners whose mission is to offer quality services tailored around their specific requirements, guaranteeing a perfect event that will remain in your memory forever.

Review: “We had a wonderful experience working with Gaia for our wedding. Her taste, professionalism, contacts, and work ethos made the planning process a joy. I have rarely come across anyone as hardworking as Gaia. Nothing is too much trouble, and she goes over and above to try and find the right solution for her clients.”


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8. Le Reve

Good for: Couples planning a large or small wedding in search of Italy wedding planners who prioritizes elegance and offers clients a unique experience. Also, fit for those planning Jewish weddings.

Review: “My husband and I got married in September, and Le Reve made our dream come to life. The period leading to the wedding felt like a sweet anticipation and not stress, as Elisa was taking care of everything. Upon our first encounter, Elisa read us as a couple, vision and aesthetic, and offered us only appropriate vendors. She negotiated on our behalf, thought about every detail so we didn’t have to, and was always cordial, correct, and kind. Our wedding was a beautiful event with friends and family in Rome, and we will cherish it forever. We consider Elisa more than a planner but now a dear friend.”


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9. The Tuscan Wedding

Good for: Those recruiting the help of a Tuscany-based planner to help plan a traditionally Italian wedding that truly represents you, regardless of location.

Review: “The Tuscan Wedding was amazing from start to finish. Daniela and her team played such a critical role in creating the wedding of our dreams—from recommending the perfect venue to providing recommendations for every type of vendor (floral, music, photography, hair/makeup) and even planning multiple events leading up to the wedding in Florence. The wedding planning process was made as seamless as possible by this team! I could not recommend them enough!!”


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10. White Emotion

Good for: Couples that want a professional team that’ll assist every step of the way, whether you’re planning a Civil ceremony, Catholic wedding, Jewish wedding, or vow renewal.

Review: “Alessia and her team were absolutely essential in planning and executing our dream wedding in Sicily. When I say we couldn’t have done it without her- that’s no exaggeration. She helped curate our vision and found the most gorgeous venues to do so. Every detail was exceptional and she was super lovely to work with, on top of doing a stellar job. So happy and thankful to have had her as a partner on our special day!”


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11. Italyweddings

Good for: Couples who want an easy planning process where services are tailored to meet their needs, dreams, and budget.

Review: “We couldn’t be any more satisfied with our choice of selecting Martina and Ben to help us plan our wedding.  Since the beginning, Martina and I exchanged emails weekly, daily, and sometimes even hourly, just to ensure our vision for our wedding was portrayed exactly the way we had in mind. I felt like I was her number-one priority! Planning a wedding overseas can be a bit daunting, but I never had any doubt that we could not pull it off because of the confidence and support that Martina and Ben provided.”


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12. Italian Wedding Designer

Good for: Couples wanting bilingual Italy wedding planners who has experience bringing stunning celebrations to life while also creating a personal, unique experience

Review: “When people asked me if I was stressed about planning a wedding, my response was always …not really…I have Linda! She is a true professional and such a pleasure to work with. She helped us plan the most magical wedding. Professional, highly responsive, and attentive to detail, everything was PERFECT. I highly recommend her if you’re getting married on the Amalfi Coast!”


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13. Camelia Lambru Event Production

Good for: Those hosting a destination wedding in Italy who want a hands-on, knowledgeable planner who will gladly serve as their eyes and ears for venue visits and other in-person tasks. 

Review: “I can’t say enough great things about Camelia. It’s hard enough coming from the States and trying to have a wedding abroad, and in Italy, no less! It’s clear that she loves what she does; she is passionate about getting everything right down to the last detail, and she made sure that my wedding day was perfect. I could relax and enjoy my day because I knew I was in good hands. She is extremely knowledgeable and resourceful. Anything my guests and I needed was attended to.”


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14. Matthew Oliver Weddings

Good for: Those needing a flexible planner with a stunning portfolio and a network of trusted suppliers in the industry that can help make your planning process seamless.

Review: “Matthew and his team really took the time to understand everything we wanted and delivered a wedding that surpassed our expectations or what we ever thought possible. It really felt as if our wedding was being planned by old friends as they really understood everything we wanted down to every intricate detail. If you’re looking for a truly individual and epic wedding to be the best day of your life, these are the guys to go to!”


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15. Roberta Burcheri Events

Good for: Couples planning a lavish, high-end event needing a planner that offers comprehensive services that include all aspects of planning, event design, and management.

Review: “Roberta is just amazing! I’m so grateful to her for organizing my beautiful wedding. She helped me in organising both of my weddings—one in London and the other in Italy—and the experience was incredibly pleasant. Roberta was incredibly organized, composed, and adaptable. Her hard work allowed us to enjoy our special day. Without Roberta, we honestly could not have had such a fantastic day ourselves! I would love to rate this more than five stars! Many thanks for that. Thank you forever.”


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16. Un Giorno Un Sogno Weddings & Events by Daniela Ferrara

Good for: Couples that want a full team of wedding planners with different specialties who can work together to organize a personalized wedding that respects your style and budget.

Review: “Thank you again for such an amazing wedding. We really couldn’t have done it without you. You and your team made this so simple for us; you kept us on track and helped us so much with planning and execution. I cannot express my gratitude for your ability to plan a wedding in less than ten months in a foreign country in a way that felt organized and controlled. And on top of that, we had the best wedding ever. I mean, you thought of absolutely everything. We barely had to do anything at all except make the decisions. I am still dreaming of how peaceful our weekend with you in Tuscany was, and I have never heard a bride describe her wedding weekend as peaceful.”


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Good for: Those planning an elegant wedding with a refined taste that are searching for a planner with a tailor-made experience that incorporates the Italian culture.

Review: “Roberta is fantastic! She is competent, professional, innovative, and energetic. She knows how to read situations, welcome and shape your dreams, making them come true. Roberta allowed us to live a beautiful weekend with our loved ones, full of emotions, organized down to the smallest detail, and reflecting our personality in every way. She fully supported us from the beginning, advising and guiding us towards the best choices we could make, relying on an exceptional network of professionals. Roberta shaped the most beautiful day of our lives, and we will always be grateful to her.”


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18. Sinfonia Wedding

Good for: Couples wanting a hands-on wedding planner who solves any planning hurdles for them and their guests in attendance.

Review: “If you’re looking for a wedding planner for your Italian wedding, look no further. Barbara is the best there is. We are beyond grateful that we found Barbara to plan our Lake Como wedding. Living in the US, we had to rely heavily on our planner to help us make important decisions. Barbara did not disappoint. She was incredibly attentive; she kept in touch with us as often as necessary via WhatsApp and Zoom. She took the time to understand our aesthetic and stayed true to our vision until she brought it to life. She did our sight inspections and ensured nothing less than excellence for us every step of the way.”


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19. Diana Da Ros Event Planner

Good for: Those wanting complete assistance with precision, elegance, courtesy, and emotion.

Review: “Where do I begin? From the beginning, Diana has held true to her professionalism. She listened and truly understood what we wanted for our wedding. Over the year of planning, so many changes occurred due to it being a destination wedding, guests dropping out last minute, and a Hurricane causing financial strains. However, Diana never grew frustrated with us but instead offered us comfort and solutions so our wedding would be the dream wedding we always dreamed of. Diana became more than our wedding planner–she became a confidant and a friend. Always there to erase the negative thoughts with positive thoughts and solutions.”


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20. Roberta Torresan

Good for: Those planning a prestigious wedding with numerous guests, multiple events over several days, and high-end budgets.

Review: “I am absolutely speechless. It’s hard to put into words how amazing working with Roberta’s team was. I was a bride who wanted to let RT’s team make a lot of the decisions, and wow was that a great choice! Every single thing they did blew my mind. They did our welcome party, our wedding, and our brunch. We worked with the team for 18 months, and every single detail was covered. I never felt stressed at all, and not one thing went wrong.”


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21. Ilaria Manaresi Wedding Planner in Tuscany

Good for: International couples planning destination weddings in the stunning venues of Tuscany who need a planner with local knowledge and a network of local vendors. 

Review: “We hired Ilaria to set up the venue decorations for my wedding. Ilaria was fabulous, experienced, and very creative. She did a great job, and she made sure to fix the few items that were different than planned immediately. Can’t recommend her enough!”


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Wedding Planner and Designer in Tuscany (@ilariamanaresi_weddings) • Instagram photos and videos

When it comes to building your dream team of wedding vendors, you deserve nothing but the best. While these Italy wedding planners are just a start, you’ll find more Junebug-approved experts in our vendor directory. From wedding photographers to florists, you’ll find every wedding pro needed to pull off your vision.

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Bold Disco-Inspired Garden Party Baumberhof Wedding

May 15, 2024 | justine

Tyle and Austin had big dreams for their wedding day. They didn’t want just any other celebration; they wanted something unforgettable. So, they devised a brilliant idea–a mix of disco vibes and laid-back garden charm. Their aim? To throw a bash where everyone could let loose and have a blast. They wanted their special day to be one-of-a-kind, leaving a lasting impression on their guests. With a unique venue, bold color palette, and show-stopping flowers and decor—that vision came to life at their Baumberhof wedding.

The couple chose a truly stunning location for their ceremony. Picture this: intricate vaulted ceilings, elegant wrought iron details, and a charming cupola made entirely of windows. To enhance the venue’s charm, they created a pathway lined with flowers leading to the altar, where they exchanged vows surrounded by love. And when it was time to party, the barn transformed into the ultimate reception space. Think vibrant pink tables, funky accents, and a dazzling disco ball installation above a checkered dance floor.

If you’re looking for inspiration to infuse your celebration with fun and personal touches, you’ve hit the jackpot with this one! Prepare to be wowed by every detail expertly of this Baumberhof wedding captured by Kelsey Justice Photography.

The Couple:

Tyle and Austin

The Wedding:

Baumberhof, Edmond, Oklahoma, United States

Colorful, Funky, Chic: Their Baumberhof Wedding Vibe

We knew we wanted our wedding to be colorful, funky, and chic, so we chose a disco-inspired garden party vibe. We gave our wedding party our vibrant, sunset-y color palette and let them have free reign with their color and silhouette. Everyone in our wedding party was the coolest, so we wanted their personalities to shine! We had our suits tailor-made at the Tailory in NYC. Austin wore an auburn suit in a retro-inspired silhouette, and I wore a black silk jumpsuit. We wanted our wedding to feel bespoke, one-of-a-kind, and intimate but also be the party of the year for our guests to enjoy. All of this came together thanks to beautiful details like our florals, custom tapestries, and dance floor, and even a London-style double-decker bus that served coffee and affogatos.

Reliving the Best Parts of Their Baumberhof Wedding Day

The rain that we were so nervous about made only a brief appearance in the morning to green the grass and give us a little luck. Our entire day was filled with music and laughter while we got ready with our family and best friends. The sun was shining, and the vibes were high. Our ceremony started at 5 pm, and our circular seating chart made everyone a part of that moment. We even had our guests say a communal vow with us. After the ceremony wrapped, the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour while we wandered the Baumberhof’s stunning land to get the perfect sunset shots. Then, the reception began with our grand entrance, heartfelt speeches, and mother/son dances. We wasted no time hitting the dance floor. Our song is upbeat, so instead of the traditional first dance, we invited our guests to join us for a group dance to get the night started. We wanted our day to feel like a celebration of our love and all of the people who have loved us along the way.

Advice from the Heart: Putting Yourselves First on Your Special Day

We have so many little “favorites” from the day, but our private dance at the end of the night really stands out. It was low on our priority list. We wanted to be with our guests, so neither of us was prepared for the impact it ended up having. The last moments before our day was gone were spent with us alone in the space we had been obsessing over for more than a year, taking in all of the love in the air one more time. As two known people pleasers, we were fully prepared for wedding planning to be an anxiety-inducing nightmare. How large should it be? Will our guests like it? How will it feel to plan a wedding as a gay couple in Oklahoma? Luckily, we found our incredible planner early on, and she gave us the best advice — the day is about you, do it for yourself. When we shifted our mindset from hosting a party to being the guests of honor, everything suddenly felt so much more exciting! Our biggest takeaway is that your wedding is about your story, so you should write the pages that you would want to read. It was important that people left saying, “That felt like Tyle and Austin!” and not just that it was a fun night! We were beyond intentional when it came to colors, fabrics, looks, rentals, and so much more to ensure that we pumped as much of our personality into our day as possible.

Why the Baumberhoff Was the Ultimate Wedding Venue

We live in Chicago, but we knew we wanted to get married where our roots started, so we decided to get married in Oklahoma! After looking at several venues, The Baumberhoff was the easiest yes. The Baumberhof’s space gave us a private feel on 450 acres with two indoor options that alone are beautiful but are easily transformed into the exact look you want. Not to mention the ability to protect you from that scorching Oklahoma sun. Their team, estate, and various options made Baumberhoff a no-brainer and the venue of our dreams.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kelsey Justice Photography
Event Planning – Savy Social Co.
Venue – Baumberhof
Floral Design – Rootstock Floral
Catering – Rococo
Coffee Truck – Junction Coffee
Officiant – Sierra Carter
DJ – 405 Productions
Videography – Sauer Productions
Invitation Design – Austin Bivens-Ratcliff
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – August & Omi
Grooms’ Apparel – The Tailory NYC
Grooms’ Accessories – Gucci + EYTYS
Rings – Mociun + Grace Lee + Atomic Gold
Rentals – Borrowed Charm + Eventures + Marianne’s
Transportation – Kings Transportation
Tapestries Art – Adrianne Hawthorne
Signage – Amelia Marks
Doodle Art – Michael McCullough


Congratulations to Tyle and Austin on their bold, disco-inspired garden party Baumberhof wedding. A big thank you to Kelsey Justice Photography for capturing all the stunning details and providing inspiration for soon-to-be-wed couples. 

When it comes to planning your big day, embrace the chance to let your personalities and vision shine bright. Whether you’re drawn to an unconventional venue or eager to put a twist on classic wedding traditions, dare to create a celebration that’s as extraordinary as your love story. Check out our guide for creative ideas to ensure your special day is nothing short of unforgettable.

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