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Cornwall Wed Magazine - Issue 48


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CALL OF THE WILD 

I’ve always loved living here in the west, on our little finger of land that juts out into the rolling Atlantic. But I fell under its spell a little deeper when we arrived at Hendra Cottage, the awe-inspiring backdrop for our bridal fashion story, ‘The Edge of the World.’ Perched high on the clifftops of the far west, the gorgeously designed property looks out across heather-cloaked fields, rugged cliffs and the endless ocean. We loved every moment of our time there, photographing cliffscape-inspired blooms, bold, colourful jewels and light, dreamy dresses made for dancing under the stars. Now a venue for a magical tipi celebration, we were reminded just how wildly romantic a wedding in Cornwall can be - and this spirit echoes throughout these pages.





From west coast to north coast, our venues feature, ‘Northern Lights’, explores four wedding venues located within touching distance of the dramatic coastline, from an historic inn to scenic vineyard. In our elopement special, ‘Brave the Elements' celebrates the windswept romance of running away to marry on the cliffs of the far west. Then, in 'The Power of Few’, we meet three couples who felt drawn to our little corner of heaven, marrying in small and perfectly personal celebrations, from a tipi party in the woods to a just-for-two do on the edge of the south coast.







The call of the wild continues in ‘Flaming Love’, as Woodfired Weddings introduce us to their ‘Off the Grills’ festival-style feasts, which can be set up anywhere, from countryside to clifftop. ‘Wild at Heart’ serves up rock ‘n’ roll wedding inspiration for festival-loving couples with a taste for live music, darkly decadent details and partying until dawn. And ‘First Light’ celebrates the charm of a contemporary country wedding at an away-from-it-all north Cornwall idyll, styled with crisp whites and botanical greens. We’ve even picked out some exquisite wedding rings for couples keen to marry the natural beauty of Cornwall with their love for each other in ‘Cornish Treasures.’







A love affair with Cornwall shines through our real weddings, too. Ashleigh and Greg filled the moorland setting of Trevenna with pumpkins, wild flowers and candy corn at their autumnal wedding, while gig-rowers Sophie and Adam threw a sun-drenched tipi reception within pebble-hurling distance of the shore at Caerhays Estate. Alyssia and Gaurish, meanwhile, followed up their beautifully unique Pagan-Indian ceremony by watching the boats bobbing across the sea from the headland of Pendennis Castle – a colourful celebration of their personalities, cultural traditions and Cornwall’s landscape – now that’s wildly romantic! 

Rebecca







STYLE
18. NATURAL BEAUTY
Pretty up your day with details inspired by wild flower and meadow grasses

20. THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Light, dreamy dresses for sea-loving souls and free spirits

32. STAR OF THE SHOW
Top-trending gowns guaranteed to steal the spotlight

40. ALL THAT GLITTERS
Go for gold in a luxe, handcrafted gown and shimmering make-up

48. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

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

72. WILD AT HEART
Edgy details meet party-loving vibes for the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll wedding
114. FIRST LIGHT
Blend botanical greens and crisp whites for a modern country-chic wedding 

135. BRAVE THE ELEMENTS
The western cliffs set the scene for a wild and wintery elopement 

FEATURES
46. CORNISH TREASURES
Wedding rings inspired by the beauty of Cornwall’s landscape

51. GET WEDDING-READY!
Treat yourself to one of these beauty treatments, perfect for brides-to-be 

56. THE LOOK OF LOVE
The beauty experts pick their top bridal hair and make-up trends

61. THE WED A-Z
The alphabet of wedding planning basics from A-Z

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

77. THE TREND REPORT
The styling experts share their top tips for a bang on-trend big day

85. A WISE BRIDE ONCE TOLD ME…
Newly-weds give the lowdown on what they wish they’d known 

90. FLAMING LOVE
Go ‘Off the Grills’ with a relaxed and crowd-pleasing wood fired feast 
The flame-grilled, festival-style feast 

95. DO ME A FAVOUR
Ideas for flavoursome favours made in Cornwall

99. FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Look forward to a wedding menu to remember with this expert advice
Expert advice for choosing your caterer and a menu to remember

105. FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE
The 10 most common wedding disagreements – and how to navigate them

110. SOCIAL SKILLS
How to handle social media on your big day

120. NORTHERN LIGHTS
Marry on Cornwall’s north coast for sweeping views and sublime sunsets

139. THE POWER OF FEW
Three couples share the stories of their small and oh-so special weddings

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

128. 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, Rebecca Green, Elle Winsor Grime

Design
Matt Sanwell, Design UNLTD

Advertising and Management 
Brendan Sleeman

Distribution 
Jenna Matthews

Finance
Morwenna Matthews

Publisher
Wed Magazine
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Print
Deltor Communications Ltd

Cover image
Location Hendra Cottage hendracottage.co.uk
Dress Jenny Packham, The Bridal House of Cornwall
thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk
Bouquet & crown Twigs & Greens twigsandgreens.co.uk
Photography Enchanted Brides
enchantedbrides.photography
Hair Simone Knyita Bridal Hair
facebook.com/simoneknyita/
Make-up & styling Suzi Winter makeupartistcornwall.co.uk
Model Verity Hensey