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Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 36


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BEAUTIFUL DAY

On the eve of our cover shoot, ‘In the Garden,’ we travelled to The Great Barn, a wedding venue nestled in the heart of rural Devon, our car groaning with wedding dresses. We wound our way through a patchwork of lush fields slipping into wooded valleys, the leafy lanes dotted with thatched cottages and bathed in golden light; arriving at the venue, we were greeted by the extraordinary sight of the restored 15th century barn, flanked by a courtyard of charming cottages and picture book-pretty gardens. We spent the next day photographing a captivating collection of gowns in the grounds, brimming with spring blooms and lush avenues of green. It was dreamlike. I couldn’t help but feel utterly beguiled by the beauty of Devon. 





The romance of Devon’s landscape is celebrated throughout this issue. We explore three more of the county’s scenic spots to get wed in our venues feature, ‘Pretty as a Picture,’ taking us from an elegant Georgian country house and a boutique hotel to a gorgeous cluster of restored barns, all set amidst glorious grounds.





Our styled shoots, too, take us to some of Devon’s most picturesque venues, and illustrate how to put your stamp on these settings in an individual way. There’s a fun and fabulous carnival of Hawaiian colour in ‘Club Tropicana’ at the Deer Park Country House Hotel; a modern and relaxed country house theme in ‘Moody Blues’ at new wedding venue Tawstock Court; and a decadent and romantic mood in ‘True Love’ at Bridwell. 





This issue’s real weddings showcase the beauty of Devon – and the creativity and personalities of each loved-up couple. Carina and Sven, for example, partied amidst rainbows of ribbons, sequinned capes and golden disco balls on the south coast; Abi wore a bespoke jumpsuit and cape combo for her colourful and brilliantly personal autumnal wedding to Ben in Plymouth; while Jen and Henry embraced all things soft, romantic and natural – with Italian-inspired touches – for their sun-kissed nuptials at Pynes House. 





Here at Wed, it’s our mission to inspire and empower you to build the wedding of your dreams in this heavenly place we call Devon. We hope these pages help you do just that. Pop over to our website, and join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, for daily inspiration, planning tips and eye candy galore!

Rebecca

STYLE
14. UNDER THE SEA
Soft blues and mermaid jewels for a wedding inspired by the ocean

18. IN THE GARDEN
Revel in a rural idyll in light skirts and romantic embellishment

28. THE TEST OF TIME
Classic style meets modern fashion in these top-trending gowns

40. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

44. WIDE OPEN SPACES
A wildly beautiful romance set amidst the drama of Dartmoor

52. THE STYLE FILE
Trending bridal hair inspiration from the stylists

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

66. CLUB TROPICANA
Bring the Hawaiian sunshine indoors with flamingos and funky flowers
82. TRUE LOVE
Paint a scene of decadent romance with captivating colours and bountiful blooms

94. MOODY BLUES
A relaxed and modern makeover for the country house wedding

FEATURES
42. BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
Add colour to your wedding ring for a standout symbol of your love

48. SOMETHING BLUE
Gorgeous ideas for your ‘something blue’, from shoes to jewels

58. KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
How to handle the things that might go wrong on W-day

65. THE HIP LIST
Fresh, fun and fabulous ways to style your day

72. PLANNED TO PERFECTION
Expert planning advice on those often overlooked W-day details

78. EAT. SPEAK. LOVE
Top tips on scheduling those all-important speeches

88. THE ECO BRIDE GUIDE
How to plan a planet-friendly wedding day

100. PRETTY AS A PICTURE
Marry amidst the seclusion and scenery of these romantic venues

115. PHOTO FINISH
How to look your very best in your wedding photos 

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

106. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon

124. 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, Lester Gethings, Jennifer Granlund, 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 
wedmagazine.co.uk 

Print
Four Way Print

Cover image
Dress
Flora Bridal, Sam Cox Bridalwear
samcoxbridalwear.co.uk
Photography Emma Solley Photography
emmasolley.com
Hair Rachel Eggbeer assisted by Nikita Morris, Gershwins Hairdressing 
gershwins-hairdressing.com
Make-up & styling Suzi Winter makeupartistcornwall.co.uk
Model Tessa Maye