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Special six-month prep plan for brides at Mandarin Oriental

Today, weddings are as precisely organized as a military operation and the bride's beauty routine is not left to chance — or the last minute. To assist brides with that premarital glow, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental in Atlanta is putting brides on a beauty and exercise schedule with its Unveil Your Best Self Package, a six month wellness plan that weds spa treatments and a body transformation package designed to get the bride totally ready for her big day.

"Our partnership with West Coast Workout brings Atlanta's premier spa and fitness offerings to one convenient location for busy brides-to-be," said Jason Paluch, director of Spa. "Tammy Stokes' dynamic body design program and our spa treatments that focus on a customized approach to each guest, are the foundation of this program. This package creates the perfect marriage of two companies with a sincere understanding and passion for wellness that will guide the bride during her transformation."

Six months before the wedding, a bride starts monthly Advanced Skin Radiance Facials with an 80-minute treatment designed to restore skin's vitality, says Paluch. Suitable for all ages and skin types, the facial starts with a cleansing and deep brush cleanse that exfoliates the skin and readies it for a rose quartz crystal massage followed by a lifting and smoothing mask and serum.

Two months before the wedding, a fitness and wellness program kicks in with an instructor whose job is to jump start the bride's physical and mental transformation and create a healthy body, glowing complexion and a calm state of mind, he says.

The eight-week program begins with a private consultation, meal planning and a "Live Your Healthiest Life" guide book, written by Stokes, plus a Cafe West Express Souper Clean & Lean 4 Day Cleanse. Atlanta-based Stokes, whose studio is on West Paces Ferry Road, is a celebrity fitness trainer who favors a comprehensive lifestyle approach. Instead of muscle isolation training, she uses full body techniques to achieve a sculpted body design.

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Starting in week seven and counting down to week two, twice weekly 30-minute private training sessions are added at the Spa's Fitness Center and Yoga Studio. In the eighth and final week, a Souper Clean & Lean 3 Day cleanse makes the bride ready to say her vows with glowing skin and a healthy body.

Of course this training and pampering would be for naught if the bride were anxious during the week of the wedding, so the package adds an hour and 45 minute Body Detox and Tone treatment in which the body is wrapped and massaged using specific oils to help improve circulation, speed up toxin eliminations and excess fluids. Following a body exfoliation, an algae wrap is applied and the scalp massaged. The finale to this day of beauty is a pedicure and gel polish manicure.

The Unveil Your Best Self package costs $2,965 and is valid year round.

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