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Cornwall Wed Magazine - Issue 46


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FOR THE LOVE OF CORNWALL

I love Cornwall. Having grown up on its salty shores, I’ve spent most of my life on its far western tip. And working on this issue of Wed, though I hadn’t thought it possible, I’ve fallen in love with Cornwall a little more. From blankets of snow to endless weeks of sun, the county has shone through the extremes of the seasons, as the breathtakingly beautiful weddings and photo shoots in these pages show.





Arriving at Beacon Crag to shoot our bridal fashion story, ‘Into the Blue,’ we were all a little awestruck at the incredible panoramas that met us. Sitting on the edge of the south coast near Porthleven, the house overlooks mile upon mile of blue seas and rugged cliffscape. We photographed a collection of gorgeous gowns, from chic separates to gowns of soft tulle and silk, on the edge of cliffs speckled with wild flowers and rock pools filled with crystal clear waters. It was dreamlike. The sun was warm; the views were otherworldly; some of our team even went for a dip in the sea between shots! It was Cornwall at its best, and the dreamy images capture it beautifully.




Those of you dreaming of a wedding against a similarly spectacular backdrop will find plenty of food for thought in our waterside wedding venues feature, ‘You, Me and the Sea’, while ‘The Great Outdoors’ is packed with expert advice for planning an al fresco ceremony in a scenic spot.




But it’s not all about the coast. Extraordinary styled shoot, ‘Eastern Promise’ takes us to an idyllic hidden corner of Cornwall: The Japanese Garden in St Mawgan, where exquisite dresses and flowers are captured against the serene setting of cascading blossoms and maple trees.



Continuing our love letter to the county, we can’t think of a better place for a minimoon; in ‘The Minimoon Hot List’ we’ve picked out some of the county’s luxe new spots to stay, which combine luxurious touches and modern design with picture-perfect locations.





And this issue’s ‘Got Wed’ is brimming with backdrops as beautiful as its love stories. From Matt and Dan’s nuptials amidst the spring gardens and faded grandeur of Enys House to Sarah and Jamie’s relaxed bohemian wedding in the woods, Cornwall’s hinterland rivals the coast for its romance factor in these love-filled and personality-packed celebrations. Then there’s Katie and Sam’s wedding during the blizzards of March – the photos capturing the spring flowers, the sea and the snow are incredible, proving that winter in Cornwall can be just as enchanting as a sun-drenched summer.


Leafing through these pages, we hope you fall a little more in love with Cornwall too, and feel inspired to celebrate this extraordinary county in rule-breaking, so-you style!

Rebecca

STYLE
18. GILTY PLEASURES
Luxe up your wedding with dazzling gold details

20. INTO THE BLUE
Dreamily light dresses and shoreline-inspired jewels for a coastal wedding

34. NEW ROMANTICS
Top trending looks for fashion-forward brides

38. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
Stunning new season silhouettes, from mermaids to ballgowns

46. PRETTY AT PENTILLIE
Timelessly romantic looks for the modern fairytale bride

54. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

56. THE STYLE FILE
Trending bridal hair inspiration from the stylists

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

72. EASTERN PROMISE
Beautiful blooms and dramatic dresses inspired by the Far East
   
96. NATURAL BEAUTY
A romantically styled yurt sets the scene for a close-to-nature wedding

117. DARK BERRY DECADENCE
Sumptuous shades bring a luxe touch to an industrial setting

FEATURES
52. NICE ICE
Seriously stunning rings for diamond-loving brides

63. THE WELL BRIDE GUIDE
Find your bridal glow with these expert tips

71. WED’S HIP LIST
Fresh, fun and fabulous ways to style your day

78. FLOWER POWER
Bring the best of blooms to your big day with this fabulous floral inspiration

87. DO OR DIY?
Elle Winsor Grime looks at the dos and don’ts of a DIY wedding

92. THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Planning an al fresco ceremony? Here’s everything you need to know

101. WED’S BITES
Flavour-filled tips for a delicious day

104. MODERN CLASSICS
Classic-contemporary menu ideas for a crowd-pleasing feast

108. PEAS IN A POD
How to throw a vegan wedding feast to remember

112. SPEAK EASY
Nail your bridal speech with these simple steps

122. YOU, ME AND THE SEA
Throw an oh-so scenic soiree in one of these waterside venues

137. WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN
Start happily-ever-after on the right track with these expert insights

144. THE MINIMOON HOT LIST
Cornwall’s luxe new spots for the ultimate romantic retreat

148. READ ALL ABOUT IT
Our top honeymoon reads set in Cornwall

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

130. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Cornwall

156. 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, Lester Gethings, Jennifer Granlund, Christine Jensen, Christoper Wasey, Elle Winsor Grime, Laura Wood

Design
Matt Sanwell, Design UNLTD

Advertising and Management
Brendan Sleeman

Distribution
Jenna Matthews

Finance
Morwenna Matthews

Publisher
Wed Magazine
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Penzance
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01736 331456
wed@wedmagazine.co.uk
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Print
Four Way Print

Cover image
Dress
Jenny Packham, The Bridal House of Cornwall
thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk
Photography Kirstin Prisk
kirstinprisk.co.uk
Hair Helen Simons, Hello Gorgeous
hellogorgeoustruro.com
Make-up & styling Suzi Winter makeupartistcornwall.co.uk
Model Tessa Maye
Headdress Holly Young Millinery hollyyoung.co.uk