The Cornwall Edition of Wed Magazine



Cornwall Wed Magazine - Issue 44


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NATURAL BEAUTY

I love running Wed Magazine. Each issue, we find ourselves with an abundance of gorgeousness to fill these pages. There’s the incredible cakes and jewels, the food and flowers, the décor and dresses – oh, the dresses! But the star of the show? Cornwall, every time. And this issue, the county shines in all its ancient, untamed, captivating beauty.







Our styled shoots take us from the wave-lashed shores to the granite-speckled moors. There’s the Viking vibe of ‘In Her Element’ on the sands of Perranporth and the wildly atmospheric Celtic mood of ‘Midwinter Spirit’ in the far west. A sense of space and freedom amidst rolling countryside inspire a free-spirited air in ‘Light as a Feather’, while natural organic touches abound in a Cornish vineyard in ‘Amid the Vines.’ 





And if you want to celebrate your marriage in a venue that celebrates the natural world and surrounding landscape in all its enchanting glory, then head to our feature, ‘Let Nature Rule’, where we explore four venues that do just that.

One of Cornwall’s most romantic wedding venues, Scorrier House, made an elegant backdrop for our bridal fashion story, ‘She’s the One’, which showcases a stunning collection of gowns embellished with the most exquisite detail. 







And the gorgeous local inspiration continues in ‘With This Ring’ where talented local designer-maker’s showcase their handcrafted rings inspired by the Cornish coastline. ‘Bites of Delights’ brings you brilliantly creative canapé ideas bursting with locally sourced flavours while ‘Just the Tonic’ is a round-up of the finest Cornish gins to serve at your reception (needless to say, deputy editor Lucy and I thoroughly enjoyed the research!)







The beauty of Cornwall shines through in each of our real wedding stories, too. From Emily and Will’s windswept celebration on the clifftops of St Agnes and Kirsty and Josh’s wet wedding on the shores of Newquay to Chelsey and Michael's sun-kissed nuptials on the south coast, the backdrop to these brilliantly individual days is truly enchanting. Come rain or shine, in Cornwall, you’re promised a wildly beautiful day. 

Rebecca


STYLE
16. BLOOMS DAY
Fill your day with bold and beautiful florals

18. SHE’S THE ONE
Fantasy gowns embellished with swoon-worthy detail

30. IN HER ELEMENT
Channel the modern-day Viking bride with flowers, feathers and braids

36. IT’S A MATCH
How to coordinate your bridal gown with your wedding venue

46. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

56. MIDWINTER SPIRIT
Wildly beautiful dresses and details inspired by Cornwall’s Celtic roots

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

70. LET THE LIGHT IN
Crisp and clean styling for an oh-so romantic winter wedding
86. AMID THE VINES
A lush organic aesthetic meets luxe touches in a Cornish vineyard

114. LIGHT AS A FEATHER
Free-spirited festival vibes brimming with flowers, feathers and fresh air 

FEATURES
44. WITH THIS RING…
Textured wedding rings for a standout symbol of love

49. YOUR ULTIMATE PRE-WEDDING WORKOUT
Wow in your wedding dress with these expert fitness tips 

63. YOUR WEDDING WELLBEING GUIDE
Stress-busting tips for the planning period

76. BITES OF DELIGHTS
Serve creative canapés that look as good as they taste

81. JUST THE TONIC
Bring a first class flavour to your reception with these Cornish gins

92. COLOUR ME PRETTY
How to choose the perfectly ‘you’ palette for W-day

98. YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED…
Invitation inspiration from the stationery experts

105. LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU
Fresh and fabulous entertainment ideas for a reception to remember

110. A SONG FOR THE LOVERS
How to choose the perfectly ‘you’ first dance number

120. LET NATURE RULE
Celebrate in scenic surroundings at a close-to-nature wedding venue

135. FOCUS ON FOREVER
Traditions and rituals that put the marriage at the centre of your day

141. THE NEW MOON
Forgo the travel hassle for a ‘familymoon’ to remember

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

128. 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

Deputy editor 
Lucy Higgins

Chief features writer
Hannah May

Contributors
Abby Driver, Tracy Edwards, Christine Jensen, Jennifer Granlund, 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 
wedmagazine.co.uk 

Print
Four Way Print

Cover image
Dress
Jenny Packham, The Bridal House of Cornwall
thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk
Photography Enchanted Brides
enchantedbrides.photography
Hair Helen Simons, Hello Gorgeous
hellogorgeoustruro.com
Make-up & styling Suzi Winter makeupartistcornwall.co.uk
Model Tamina Zakrzewski