The Cornwall Edition of Wed Magazine



Cornwall Wed Magazine - Issue 39


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HERE COMES THE BRIDE

Whether you’re freshly engaged and leafing through your very first issue of Wed (huge congratulations!) or a seasoned reader rapidly approaching that most dreamy of days (be still my beating heart!), we welcome you warmly to this: the biggest issue of Wed ever!



With our tenth anniversary looming on the horizon, it is a wonderful thing to behold this bumper issue. Ten years ago, as my now-husband and I busied ourselves planning our launch issue, I could never have imagined our humble 62-page publication would grow to this: Cornwall’s (rather weighty!) wedding bible. As ever, we’ve drawn on our enchanting landscape and incredibly creative wedding industry to provide you with gorgeous inspiration aplenty in these pages. 

Our fashion story ‘Siren Song’ sets the mood, celebrating Cornwall’s rugged coastline as well as a selection of light-as-air gowns embellished with delicate lace and fine detail – a dreamy look for a wedding by the sea. Ensure your personality shines through every element of your wedding wear with our pick of the most gorgeous bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, shoes and accessories.



The personality-packed vibe extends to your décor and our styled shoots are brimming with standout scenes. ‘A Loving Spirit’ draws on the beguiling romance of Daphne Du Maurier, as well as the exquisite work of Cornwall-based artisans, to evoke an eerily beautiful wedding scene at Enys House. ‘Garden Party’ is an eye-popping carnival of blooms, bold prints and al fresco touches for a floral-fabulous wedding and ‘Wild at Heart’ takes you to a tucked-away spot for a woodland inspired wedding filled with foliage and gold accents – not to mention an owl and a reindeer!



Don’t neglect the impact of your chairs in carrying your sense of style. While ‘Chair Essentials’ picks out the most stylish seating solutions for your day, wedding stylist, Elle Winsor-Grime, shows you how to dress your chairs in a range of themes in ‘Chic Seats.’





And then there are the real weddings: from clifftop vows to secret garden celebrations, each beautiful story captures a rich sense of personality, the joy of love – and the enchanting beauty of Cornwall. You, dear readers, have chosen one awe-inspiring county to marry in – and may Wed be your companion every step of the way to your scenic celebrations!

Rebecca






STYLE
16. EYE CANDY
Dazzle your guests with these sparkle-filled finds

18. SIREN SONG
Light-as-air frocks and dainty jewels for celebrations by the sea

28. A LOVING SPIRIT
Florals, ‘30s fashions and a twist of Du Maurier evoke a beguiling romance

34. LET IT SHINE
Pick your fashion personality and a fresh-from-the-catwalk gown to match

42. ACCESSORISE ALL AREAS
Let your personality shine through those all-important finishing touches

46. THE PERFECT PAIR
Step into married life with some super-stylish shoes

48. MAKE THEIR DAY!
From metallics to multiways, the new rules of cool for your bridesmaids

54. SUGAR AND SPICE
Fabulous frocks for your flower girls

56. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

66. WORKING THE GROOM
Style tips for the man of the moment

77. GARDEN PARTY
Floral-fabulous inspiration for a fresh-from-the-garden wedding

108. WILD AT HEART
Throw a woodland-inspired wedding filled with foliage and gold accents

FEATURES
59. PRETTY PLEASE
Cruelty-free beauty inspiration for W-day

64. PERFECT CHEMISTRY
Mix your metals for a wow factor wedding ring

69. PLAN-IT WED
Keep calm and plan to perfection with this step-by-step guide

74. ALL FIRED UP
Go woodfired for a smoky and sumptuous wedding breakfast 

84. THE VOW FACTOR
Top tips for penning your wedding vows

89. CHAIR ESSENTIALS
Stylish seating solutions for a showstopping wedding scene

92. CHIC SEATS
From elegant to ethereal, transform your chairs with these DIY tutorials

99. ANIMAL ATTRACTION
How to throw a dog-friendly do

104. REMEMBER ME
Honour the memory of a loved-one on W-day with these heartfelt ideas

114. GREEN PASTURES
Rural idylls for a wildly romantic wedding

129. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS FOR YOUR WEDDING VENUE
What to ask your venue…now!

135. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU
Thinking of having a First Look? Here’s the low-down

141. THE ART OF COMPROMISE
Meet in the middle once W-day is over with this expert advice

REGULARS
6. BRIDAL BUZZ
What’s new, what’s hot, what’s on

122. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Cornwall

154. GOT WED
Newly-weds share a glimpse of their day

186. NOTES ON A WEDDING
Top tips for your planning pleasure

Editor
Rebecca Matthews

Chief features writer
Hannah May

Contributors
Frances Cave, Elizabeth Chester, Abby Driver, Tracy Edwards, Christine Jensen, Gemma MacKenzie, Claire Moulds, Jenny Phipps, Christopher Wasey, Elle Winsor Grime

Design
Matt Sanwell, Design UNLTD

Advertising and Management 
Brendan Sleeman

Distribution 
Jenna Matthews

Finance
Morwenna Matthews

Publisher
Wed Magazine
28 Reens Crescent
Heamoor
Penzance
Cornwall 
TR18 3HW
01736 331456
wed@wedmagazine.co.uk 
www.wedmagazine.co.uk 

Print
Four Way Print

Cover image
Dress
Lillian West, Amanda K Bridal
www.amandakbridal.co.uk 
Photography Keith Riley
www.keithriley.co.uk