The Devon Edition of Wed Magazine



Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 23


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From pretty petals to playful pops of pink, from dreamy dresses to delicious delights, from chic venues in the country to sea-scented celebrations on the coast – this issue is a veritable feast for the senses.



Bovey Castle is a good place to start. The sumptuous venue provided the atmospheric and stirringly beautiful backdrop for our bridal fashion story ‘Star Gazing’ – a showcase of fluid gowns, sumptuous silks and the most alluring jewels, this shoot is dripping with glitterati glamour befitting the setting.



Our styled shoots whisk you from the whimsical romance and shell-sprinkled details of a wedding on the coast of North Devon in ‘Come Away With Me’ to the lush florals and elegant tablescapes of a helplessly romantic celebration at Boringdon Hall Hotel in ‘Natural Beauty’. For a playful vibe, ‘Pretty in Pink’ mixes a palette of pink and shimmering gold with antique lace to create a fresh, fun and oh-so fabulous aesthetic.



As the balmier months fast approach, we celebrate the magic of a marquee wedding in ‘Crazy for Canvas’. From tipis to stretch tents, there’s a world of options available to create a brilliantly personal party space. And, for couples seeking the romance of a country wedding, we explore some of Devon’s dreamiest rural venues in ‘Love is in the Air.’



Prepare for your taste buds to be well and truly tickled by our foodie ideas in ‘A Delicious Do’. And don’t miss ‘Superfoods to the Rescue’, in which acclaimed vegan food writer Aine Carlin serves up some delicious and nutritious dishes to fuel the planning process.



As if that wasn’t enough to satisfy the senses, ‘Got Wed’ features some seriously stylish and unfeasibly romantic real weddings in Devon. From a luxe and gorgeously glamorous affair to a relaxed and rustic party in the country, these heart-melting love stories round off this issue in style. Enjoy!

Rebecca



What's inside...

STYLE
16. HEAVY METAL
Fabulous finds for a shimmering celebration

20. STAR GAZING
Channel your inner screen starlet in fluid silhouettes and twinkling jewels

30. PRETTY IN PINK
Mix pops of pink and gold with vintage lace for a playful and pretty party

36. SHAPE FANTASTIC
The most stylish silhouettes taking bridal wear by storm

44. SHADY LADIES
Hip hues and sassy styles for your bridal party

48. THE SWEET REVEAL
The beauty of bridal boudoir unveiled

54. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

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

76. SUIT YOURSELF
Grooms’ wedding wardrobe woes resolved

FEATURES
52. DIAMOND LIFE
Diamond rings for luxe-loving couples

56. SUPERFOODS TO THE RESCUE
Get your glow on by tucking into these delicious and nutritious dishes

62. IN BLOOM
Our pick of the prettiest wedding petals and top tips for bespoke blooms

69. HOW TO HAVE A FEMINIST WEDDING
Abby Driver attempts to reconcile her feminist ideals with bridal traditions

78. COME AWAY WITH ME
Easy, dreamy wedding inspiration for a romantic wedding by the sea

84. COOL RIDER
Top wedding wheels for an unforgettable arrival

87. A DELICIOUS DO
Delight your guests with these tasty reception trends

90. NATURAL BEAUTY
Cakes, flowers and dreamy details for a timelessly romantic wedding

96. CRAZY FOR CANVAS
How to throw a magical marquee wedding

104. LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Wed explores some of Devon’s most romantic rural venues

120. WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN
Must-read advice from brides who have been there – and regretted that

125. STRESS LESS IN SEVEN STEPS
Minimise pre-wedding tension with these stress-busting strategies

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

112. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon

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

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

Editor
Rebecca Matthews

Chief features writer
Hannah May

Contributors
Aine Carlin, Abby Driver, Sarah Christopher, Tracy Edwards, Gemma MacKenzie, Leon Soulsby, 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
Belle & Bunty
Pirouette www.pirouettethecollection.com
Model Amy Neville
Photography Keith Riley
www.keithriley.co.uk