The Devon Edition of Wed Magazine



Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 28


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Welcome to a petal-packed issue of Wed Magazine! From the heady scent and rich colour to the symbolic meaning, I really don’t think you can beat flowers for styling your day. It’s wonderful to see so many wedding parties donning glorious florals, too: floral prints are blooming on bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses and groomswear, and I do love to see brides wearing flowers in the hair – from subtle petals woven into plaits to show-stopping floral crowns – and even as statement jewellery.





This issue’s shoots are bursting with blooms, and have taken us to some of the dreamiest venues – and most glorious gardens – in Devon. Nestled amidst ornamental terraces, woodland and manicured lawns dotted with blossom-cloaked trees, Pynes House made an enchanting backdrop for shooting our bridal fashion story, ‘Endless Love.’ From so-chic separates and soft lace to frothy ball gowns, we teamed these romantic silhouettes with creamy blooms and delicate, handcrafted jewels to create an utterly beautiful look.



‘Paradise Found’ offers a gorgeously elegant twist on tropical wedding style with its dazzling florals, dresses and details in the awe-inspiring gardens of Hotel Endsleigh. Coombe Trenchard made a similarly enchanting backdrop for the bold blooms and delicate details of ‘Botanical Beauty’, which offers a fresh take on the summer garden wedding, while ‘Pretty Perfect’ takes the blooms from the tabletops to the bridal gown in the graceful setting of Rockbeare Manor. And ‘You, Me and the Sea’ whisks us to a secluded spot on the south Devon coast for a pre-wedding shoot styled with a flurry of peachy petals.





In ‘Got Wed’, we meet a host of couples who celebrated floral-fabulous weddings in Devon. There’s al fresco vows before arches of roses; woodland inspired celebrations brimming with fresh greens and seasonal blooms; bouquets of wild countryside flowers popping with colour, and an ‘enchanted forest’ wedding filled with foliage, ivy and roses. Each couple has drawn on their love of the great outdoors to create a memorable – and dazzlingly distinctive – wedding scene. I hope these pages inspire you, too, to look to Devon’s landscape to create a blooming beautiful love story of your own!

Rebecca





STYLE
14. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Free-spirited ideas for a boho-chic wedding

16. ENDLESS LOVE
Romantic gowns, dainty jewels and impossibly pretty blooms

28. PARADISE FOUND
Vibrant flowers and petal-strewn frocks for a chic, tropical wedding

34. PRETTY IN PETALS
Take your pick from these floral-inspired fashions

54. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

56. YOU, ME AND THE SEA
Devon’s coastline makes a dreamy setting for a pre-wedding shoot

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

70. SUIT YOURSELF
Grooms’ wedding woes resolved

76. PRETTY PERFECT
Soft shades and sweet touches for a romantic country house wedding

91. BOTANICAL BEAUTY
A vibrant, modern take on the classic summer garden celebration

FEATURES
42. HANDY HENS
Crafty inspiration for a DIY hen do

49. MINIATURE HEROES
Prepare for (almost) every eventuality with these W-day essentials

52. DESIGNS FOR LIFE
Patterned wedding rings 

63. THE GROOM’S GUIDE TO PLANNING YOUR WEDDING
The top ten planning responsibilities to delegate to your groom

72. THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS
Tell a love story with your wedding flowers

81. W-DAY ETIQUETTE
Sidestep those on-the-day howlers with a little damage-limitation planning

86. STRICTLY FIRST DANCES
Ensure you’re dance floor-ready with this expert first dance advice

96. GREENER PASTURES
Enchanting venues for a romantic wedding in the country

110. IN THE PICTURE
Top tips for choosing your perfect wedding photographer

117. LOVE IS ALL AROUND
Weird and wonderful wedding traditions from around the world

124. GOT THE BLUES?
How to beat the post-wedding slump

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

102. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon

132. 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
Elizabeth Chester, Abby Driver, Tracy Edwards, Gemma MacKenzie, Claudia Montano, Claire Moulds, Jenny Phipps, Sharon Ryan, Leon Soulsby, Christopher Wasey, 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
Veromia, The Bridal Box
www.thebridalbox.co.uk 
Photography Emma Solley
www.emmasolley.com