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Cornwall Wed Magazine - Issue 47


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Welcome to Wed! I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our new readers many congratulations. You have such exciting times ahead and, here at Wed, we’re thrilled to be part of it!


 



Let us introduce ourselves. We’re a tiny team based in the far west of this incredible county. We love drinking tea (we’re rather partial to gin, too), we love weddings, and we love Cornwall and its extraordinary wedding industry. We’ll be there every step of the way on this wonderful journey before you. From our website, which is packed with information, ideas and the finest suppliers, to our reader newsletter, social media channels and this, the rather gorgeous magazine itself, think of Wed as the best planning mate you could ask for. We’re all about throwing out the rulebook and celebrating your love in brilliantly memorable so-you style!



 



Filled to the brim with the dreamiest wedding inspiration, a beautiful blend of old and new weaves through this issue. You’ll find gentle nods to the history and spirit of Cornwall throughout, married magically with the modern draws of a wedding in the county, from the creativity of its suppliers to the luxe features of its venues. Our feature, ‘Step Back in Time’, captures the mood perfectly, introducing you to some picture-perfect party spots, which offer history and romance – as well as contemporary comforts – in equal measure.

 





Photographed amidst the faded grandeur of Enys House, our bridal fashion story, ‘Enduring Love’, blends the enchantment of the past with the clean lines of the new season’s gowns. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has ushered in a minimalistic approach to bridal fashion and we celebrate the mood – albeit with a generous sprinkle of luxe accessorising, befitting the once-glamorous climes of this atmospheric building.

 





Similarly, ‘Amazing Grace’ draws on inspiration from both classical Rome and the relaxed bridal party fashions of the present to create a sun-drenched story against the backdrop of Tredudwell Manor’s new garden temple. Blending Cornwall’s Celtic past and literary heritage, ‘The Music of the Moors’ is rich in the spirit of the ancients yet perfect for the ethereal wedding of today. Then there’s ‘Lady Awaiting,’ which captures the serenity and romance of a contemporary celebration at Treseren, formerly a Georgian mine captain’s home.

 







Wherever you draw inspiration, however you m
ix up old and new, ensure you celebrate this most momentous of days in a way that reflects who you are as a couple. In ‘Got Wed’, you’ll meet a series of newly-weds who did just that. From the fun vibes and fifties’ fashions of Emma and Jamie’s colourful day to the vintage touches and elegant details of Olivia and Alex’s country house celebration and the wild romance of Alice and Tom’s rustic lakeside wedding, these pages are full of creative ideas, personal touches and soul-stirring love stories, set against the backdrop of Cornwall’s timelessly romantic landscape. I hope these wonderful couples inspire you as you set off on this magical journey towards the aisle!

 

Rebecca


STYLE

18. IN THE PINK 

Pretty up your day with soft pinks and shimmers of gold

 

20. ENDURING LOVE

Striking silhouettes with a sprinkle of glamour

 

32. HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Look every inch the modern princess in these fresh-from-a-fairytale fashions

 

42. WHAT LIES BENEATH

Underpin the perfect dress with the perfect lingerie 

 

44. ROBED AND READY

Savour the W-day preparations in these luxe robes

 

49. TWISTED SISTER

Add a modern spin to rococo for an all-eyes-on-you style statement

 

60. WED’S BOUDOIR

Bridal beauty tips and trends

 

68. WORKING THE GROOM

Style tips for the man of the moment

 

72. AMAZING GRACE

Beautiful bridal party looks with a classical twist

                                                                                   

90. THE MUSIC OF THE MOORS

An ethereal elopement story on Bodmin Moor

 

104. LADY AWAITING

Serene moments meet natural details for a romantic wedding to remember

 

126. FIELDS OF GOLD

Throw a modern rustic wedding with geometric accents and a touch of luxe

 

FEATURES

52. THE NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Pop the question with a meaningful and top-trending ring

 

55. DISCREETLY PERSONALISED

Introducing Justin Duance, designer-maker of unique rings to treasure

 

60. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!

Fun ideas for special moments with your beau and your besties

 

69. WED’S HIP LIST

Fresh, fun and fabulous ways to style your day

 

77. THE MODERN BRIDE TRIBE

Throw out the rulebook when it comes to choosing your wedding party

 

83. CHILD’S PLAY

How to include children in your wedding without causing tears or tantrums

 

94. FOR THE LOVE OF LAMB

Enjoy the deliciousness and versatility of lamb on W-day 

 

98. HAPPY TRAVELS

Planning your wedding transport for a memorable and magical experience

 

109. PLAN OF ATTACK

Kick-start your wedding planning with these simple productivity hacks

 

117. THE DREAM TEAM

How to get the best from your wedding suppliers

 

122. I DID IT MY WAY

Ensure you have the wedding of your dreams – not your guests’

 

132. STEP BACK IN TIME

Dreamy venues steeped in historic character and romance

 

147. ONE YEAR ON

Abby Driver reflects on her first year of married life

 

REGULARS

6. BRIDAL BUZZ

What’s new, what’s hot, what’s on

 

140. THE VENUE

Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Cornwall

 

157. 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

Elizabeth Chester, Abby Driver, Tracy Edwards, Lester Gethings, Jennifer Granlund, Christine Jensen, 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

Deltor Communications Ltd

 

Cover image

Dress

Jesus Peiro, The Bridal Room St Ives

thebridalroomstives.co.uk

Earrings Glitzy Secrets

glitzysecrets.com

Photography Toby Lowe Photography

tobylowephotography.co.uk

Hair Hair by Emma C

hairbyemmac.net

Make-up & styling Suzi Winter makeupartistcornwall.co.uk

Model Henrika at Nevs Models