Our bridal fashion spread, 'Love Shack' sets the mood with its showcase of party-ready dresses. Shot in a veritable Aladdin's cave of cool, retro finds in west Cornwall, we enjoyed a laugh-a-minute day in the sunshine capturing these fun and fabulous '50s inspired frocks teamed with super-chic headwear. Shrinking violets need not apply.
Mixing the hip new metallic on the block - copper - with mid-century styling, 'Glam Metal' takes a modern spin on retro for a chic and shiny reception. For an ethereal vibe, 'Spirit of the Sea' is sprinkled with wonderful, washed-ashore wedding inspiration. And 'Darling Buds' is a festival of flowers and dainty details for a dreamily romantic celebration.
No party is complete without a fabulous feast. Prepare for your taste buds to be well and truly tickled by 'Keep it Cornish', which is brimming with sumptuous menu ideas chock full of Cornwall's finest produce.
Music is another key ingredient for any good party. From the ceremony to the small hours, get your soundtrack spot on with our music guide, 'In the Key of Love'. And, from cocktails to cake toppers, we pick out our favourite ideas for a reception to remember in 'Here Comes the Fun!'
As if that wasn't enough to fuel your party appetite, 'Got Wed' features a stack of inspiring and brilliantly individual real weddings in Cornwall. From a cool clifftop celebration to an enchanted woodland wedding, these heart-melting love stories round off this issue in style. Most importantly, each wedding echoes the importance of throwing a party that celebrates your personalities. Let that mantra guide your choices and get set for a sensational, so-you celebration!
14. PINK CRUSH
Blush your way down the aisle with these pretty pink finds
16. LOVE SHACK
Rock your wedding in '50s style fashions, statement details and bags of attitude
26. A STYLE FOR ALL SEASONS
From spring florals to winter luxe, the chicest bridal styles for each season
34. SHADY LADIES
Hip hues and sassy styles for your bridal party
40. ENDURING LOVE
Sarah Christopher celebrates the art of timeless wedding style
48. WED'S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends
68. WORKING THE GROOM
Style tips for the man of the moment
70. SUIT YOURSELF
Grooms' wedding woes resolved
44. SPIRIT OF THE SEA
Wildly romantic inspiration for a wedding at the water's edge
51. SPA GAZER
Sublime spa experiences for brides, grooms and hens
58. SUPERFOODS TO THE RESCUE
Get that wedding-ready glow with these delicious and nutritious dishes
62. DIAMOND LIFE
Diamond rings for luxe-loving couples
65. RING MASTER
Wed talks creativity, the coast and commissions with jeweller Justin Duance
73. THE POLITICS OF PAYING
Who pays? Wed investigates the matter of money
78. DARLING BUDS
Dreamy blooms and dainty details spells a romantic rural wedding
82. BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL!
The prettiest wedding petals for beginners
86. KEEP IT CORNISH
Delicious menu ideas brimming with Cornish produce
89. IN THE KEY OF LOVE
Pitch your party to perfection with Wed's guide to a sensational soundtrack
98. HERE COMES THE FUN!
Wow-worthy ideas for a thoroughly modern wedding
104. GLAM METAL
Mix mid-century styling with hip metallics for a retro-chic reception
110. WED MAKES...
How to make an air plant terrarium
112. VIEW FROM THE TOP
Make a scenic start to married life at one of these dreamy venues
126. NICE DAY FOR A GREEN WEDDING!
Top tips for a sustainable and stylish wedding celebration
130. THIS MATTER OF MARRIAGE
Are you marriage-ready? Wed investigates the value of marriage preparation
137. SEASIDE DELIGHTS
Chic coastal retreats for a romantic honeymoon at home
6. BRIDAL BUZZ
What's new, what's hot, what's on
120. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Cornwall
150. GOT WED
Newly-weds share a glimpse of their day
170. NOTES ON A WEDDING
Top tips for your planning pleasure
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Aine Carlin, Abby Driver, Sarah Christopher, Tracy Edwards, Christine Jensen, Gemma MacKenzie, Claudia Montano, Jenny Phipps, Leon Soulsby, Elle Winsor-Grime
Matt Sanwell, Design UNLTD
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