What it’s like to have Victoria’s Secret models as your bridesmaids

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    Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

    More and more people are opting to have a wedding without bridesmaids, but some people just can’t imagine their big day sans their nearest and dearest girls – even if their demands are verging on outrageous.

    But can you imagine if your nearest and dearest girls were, say, ten Victoria’s Secret models? No? Well, luckily Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros has already done it so that none of us ever have to.

    Last year the 34 year-old model married businessman Karim El Chiaty in Greece and chose her ultra glam Victoria’s Secret workmates Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Isabeli Fontana as her bridesmaids (just to name a few).

    But if you thought that model bridesmaids would be pretty easy to cater for considering their job is to, you know, wear stuff that they’re told to wear – you’d be wrong.

    According to Ana, it turned into a bit of a ‘nightmare’.

    The extension of our love! Thank you guys for sharing this unforgettable moment with us ❤️❤️❤️ #mykarana Photo by @jeromeduran

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    Talking to HELLO! Fashion Monthly, she said: ‘Oh, [the dresses] were a bit of a nightmare.

    ‘They all wanted something different to wear; one would say, ‘I don’t look good in pink’ then another would say, ‘I don’t like the style of this or that,’ … Can you imagine, all these models, they’re so aware of what works on them and what doesn’t so they had all these opinions.

    ‘And, of course, in the end they all looked amazing, and they would have looked amazing in anything!’

    So was there any fear of ten model bridesmaids upstaging the bride? Well, not when Ana was walking down the isle in custom-made Valentino before three costume changes. THREE.

    As exhausting as that sounds, Ana gushed that the day was ‘magical’ and even added that the Mykonos locals were thanking her father for bringing so many gorgeous women to the island.

    Considering the trouble it took to get them into their dresses, we’d rather him than us…

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