The Devon Edition of Wed Magazine



Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 27


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From the dreamy coastline to the rolling countryside and the beguiling stretches of moorland in-between, marrying in Devon gives you a head start when it comes to throwing an insanely beautiful wedding. But, in my humble opinion, it’s the personal touches that make a wedding unique, memorable and wonderful – something we all desire for our big day. With this in mind, we’ve filled this issue with personality-packed inspiration galore to help you build the day of your sweetest dreams.





Our feature ‘How to Throw a Personality-Packed Wedding’ is filled with oodles of creative ideas, from table planning to ceremony styling; ‘The Power of Flowers’ offers top tips on picking the perfect petals and ‘The Hot List’ showcases the head-turning trends currently rocking the wedding world.

 

Our bridal fashion story, ‘Love in the Time of Glamour’ – much of which was shot on analogue film – is all about statement-making vintage bridal wear for brides seeking a truly unique and extraordinarily beautiful look. These fashions were captured in the atmospheric backdrop of Comma Five Art Space, the former studio of artist Robert Lenkiewicz, on Plymouth’s Barbican. As an historic wedding venue is the perfect place to don a vintage gown, we’ve taken a look at some of Devon’s most enchanting settings in ‘Bygone Beauty.’

 

Whatever the season or styling vibe you’re going for, we’ll have gorgeous imagery to inspire: a riot of eye-popping brights and fun details in ‘Fiesta Fever!’; a contemporary rustic affair laced with copper touches for autumn/winter in ‘Glam Metal’; a serene scheme of rose quartz, marble and agate in ‘Romancing the Stones’, and pastoral pretty scenes fresh from a Beatrix Potter tale in ‘Love Story.’

 



Finally, we have the most wonderful selection of real weddings in store for you. Celebrating this gorgeous county in all its glory, these brilliantly individual weddings take us from magical outdoor ceremonies in flower-filled gardens and ancient woodland to loved-up moments deep in the countryside and close to the sea. Dotted with personal touches and inventive ideas, I hope these love stories warm the cockles and inspire the very best – and bespoke – of days.

Rebecca

 

STYLE

14. HELLO PETAL

From favours to finishing touches, dress your day pretty with fancy florals

 

16. LOVE IN THE TIME OF GLAMOUR

Revel in the bygone beauty of vintage gowns and head-turning accessories

 

26. SHEER COMES THE BRIDE

Rock the barely-there trend in sheer fabrics, illusion details and nude hues

 

40. MAID FOR EACH OTHER

Fashion-forward looks for the ladies in your life

 

46. WED’S BOUDOIR

Bridal beauty tips and trends

 

48. ROMANCING THE STONES

Rose quartz, marble and agate spells the dreamiest of wedding schemes

 

60. LOVE STORY

Fresh florals and pastoral-pretty touches inspired by Beatrix Potter

 

70. WORKING THE GROOM

Style tips for the man of the moment

 

72. SUIT YOURSELF

Grooms’ wedding woes resolved

 

74. FIESTA FEVER!

Throw a fiesta-fabulous party bursting with bold colours and fun details

 

86. GLAM METAL

Copper tones meet contemporary touches for a rustic wedding to remember

 

FEATURES

34. BRIDESMAID BLISS

Every bride needs an entourage. Choose yours wisely with these top tips

 

44. SHINE BRIGHT

Inspiration for choosing a diamond wedding ring with a modern twist

 

55. IF I COULD DO IT ALL AGAIN…

A bride’s must-read guide to not always getting it right on W-day

 

65. 12 EASY WAYS TO STAY SANE IN THE RUN-UP TO W-DAY

All getting too much? Take heed of these chill-out mantras

 

79. HOW TO THROW A PERSONALITY-PACKED WEDDING

Add an individual touch to your day with these brilliant ideas from the experts

 

91. THE POWER OF FLOWERS

A wedding brimming with beautiful blooms begins here

 

96. THE HOT LIST

Eye candy alert! The latest ways to style your big day

 

100. BYGONE BEAUTY

Inside Devon’s enchanting historic wedding venues

 

115. THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GETTING MARRIED

Legalities and ceremonies: the need-to-know guide

 

121. THE PRE-WEDDING BUCKET LIST

Breeze your way into married life with these pre-wedding must-dos

 

REGULARS

6. BRIDAL BUZZ

What’s new, what’s hot, what’s on

 

106. THE VENUE

Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon

 

130. 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, Claire Frances, Christine Jensen, Nicola Le Couteur Bisson, Charlotte Lodey, Gemma MacKenzie, Claudia Montano, Jenny Phipps, Sharon Ryan, Leon Soulsby, Christopher Wasey, Elle Winsor Grime, Denise Whitehair

 

Design

Matt Sanwell, Design UNLTD

 

Advertising and Management

Brendan Sleeman

 

Distribution

Jenna Matthews

 

Finance

Morwenna Matthews

 

Publisher

Wed Magazine

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Heamoor

Penzance

Cornwall

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01736 331456

wed@wedmagazine.co.uk

www.wedmagazine.co.uk

 

Print

Four Way Print

 

Cover image

Dress

Days of Grace

www.daysofgracevintage.co.uk

Photography Andy Green, Harrera Images

www.harreraimages.co.uk