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Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 34


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HEAVEN IN DEVON

Congratulations to those of you who are joining us here at Wed for the first time! We look forward to being there every step of the way as you plan the dreamiest of days in this rather extraordinary county. From our website, which is packed with information, ideas and the finest local suppliers, to our weekly reader newsletter, social media channels and this, the rather gorgeous magazine itself, think of Wed as the best wedding planning mate you could ask for. We’re all about throwing out the rulebook and celebrating your love in brilliantly memorable, so-you style!







To help you get started, this issue covers some of the big questions: how do you choose a wedding date? What should you ask your wedding venue? And what’s the deal with modern wedding etiquette? We’ve enlisted the experts to help you nail all these issues before you start planning the pretty! 







Speaking of the pretty, you’ll find oodles of it in our bridal fashion story, ‘True Romance’. We loved every moment of shooting this stunning selection of dresses – from frothy ball gowns to chic separates – in the utterly idyllic setting of Rockbeare Manor. As we were lucky enough to be bathed in beautiful autumnal light all day, we ventured outside to capture the gowns against the graceful frontage, gardens and parkland of this lovingly restored Regency house.





Devon’s enchanting country houses make the backdrop for this issue’s styled shoots, too. From a cosy autumnal elopement at Coombe Trenchard and country-chic with a flourish of Scandinavian style at Paschoe House to a delicate and elegant English Rose aesthetic at Great Fulford, these historic venues make stirring settings for the romance of a modern and beautifully individual wedding.





In ‘Got Wed’, we meet seven couples who channelled the Wed ethos in style. From the clifftops of North Devon to the rolling hills of South Devon, these wonderful couples threw personality-packed weddings, marking this life-changing moment in the most unforgettable of ways. May they inspire you as you set off on your own journey towards the aisle! Enjoy every moment.

Rebecca


STYLE
18. TWINKLE TWINKLE
Glittering ideas for a starry-eyed celebration

22. TRUE ROMANCE
Showstopping bridal fashions for the modern bride

34. LET’S GO, GIRLS
Make a so-you statement in a fresh-off-the-catwalk frock

46. A COUNTRY CLASSIC
British hunting lodge style meets Scandinavian vibes at Paschoe House

52. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

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

59. BENEATH THE SURFACE
Fine frocks, delicate details and decadent flourishes at Great Fulford
76. COME AWAY WITH ME
The enchantment of an autumnal elopement at Coombe Trenchard

90. AS EVENING FALLS
Candlelit magic and a flurry of foliage for an enchanting rural wedding 

FEATURES
54. RING THE CHANGES
Create the perfect pair with a bespoke wedding band shaped to fit rings

65. A (BAKER’S) DOZEN WEDDING CAKE DECISIONS
How to choose a wedding cake, from fancy flavours to suitable servings

71. THE NEW RULES
Baffled by modern etiquette? Here’s some tips on gift lists to social media 

83. NOW’S THE TIME
The experts pick out the top-trending looks in wedding world

96. AN EXPANSE OF BEAUTY
Scenery, seclusion and a sense of space – these Devon venues offer them all

111. BEFORE WE BEGIN
What to ask your wedding venue…now!

116. THE PERFECT DATE
Expert advice on choosing that all-important date 

120. HOW TO BE MARRIED
Take some timeout from the wedmin for a marriage preparation session

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

102. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon

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

154. 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, Jenny 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
Four Way Print

Cover image
Dress Jesus Peiro, Lovely lovelybridal.co.uk
Photography Barry Jeffery barryjeffery.com
Styling & make-up Suzi Winter makeupartistcornwall.co.uk 
Hair Kayleigh DeVries, Craig Chapman Hair Design craigchapmanhairdesign.co.uk 
Model Milena Z
Location Rockbeare Manor rockbearemanor.co.uk