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Cornwall Wed Magazine - Issue 50


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CELEBRATING 50 ISSUES OF WED!

As I sit here to write my editor's letter for this, the 50th Cornwall issue of Wed Magazine, my mind is swimming with memories from the past 13 years. There have been so many highs: incredible photo shoots in amazing places; the thrill of seeing Wed grace the shelves of the WH Smith branch I used to work in; five spectacular Wed Shows; honeymoon reviews in the dreamiest places (Scilly being a favourite!); food shoots where we got to devour all the delicious dishes (and drinks!) - and working with the most wonderful bunch of warm and talented people you could ever hope to meet: wedding industry of Cornwall, we salute you!







Of course, there's been a few lows: many lonely nights working late into the small hours; sacrificing holidays; replying to emails and fielding calls within hours of childbirth and surgeries; juggling Wed, my first baby, with my two real babies and the inevitable mummy guilt that sets in every time I approach a deadline.







But I wouldn't change this journey for the world - and I feel so fortunate that I get to enjoy it with my husband, Brendan. When we set out our plans for Wed Magazine over my parents' kitchen table back in 2006, we never dreamed we'd be here, almost 13 years later, publishing our 50th issue. The wedding world has changed dramatically over this time, exploding with creativity and personality. It's been so exciting to be part of this movement. My favourite part of running Wed is still hearing about your amazing love stories and weddings - getting to look at beautiful wedding photos every day and call it 'work' still makes me want to pinch myself. And the honour of being part of your journey at such a momentous time in your lives never ceases to thrill me. 






Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of our tiny, loyal and hugely talented team. Hannah, our chief features writer, and Matt, our designer, have been with us since our very first issue, back in 2007, and my sisters Jenna and Morwenna joined us soon after, taking control of the finance and distribution. Lucy, our deputy editor, completed the team perfectly when she joined us in 2017. We must also extend a huge thank you to Cornwall's wedding industry for believing in us - and for being so dedicated and downright brilliant at what you do. It's an exciting time to be planning a wedding in the county.







While we like to think of each issue as a celebration of Cornwall, in this very special issue you'll see the beauty of the extraordinary place we call home shine through every page. We've loved putting it together for you. Enjoy!

Rebecca

STYLE
22. GOT THE BLUES
Paint your wedding with a soft palette of breezy blues

24. GOLD RUSH
Shimmering gowns and starry-eyed accents for out of this world bridal style

36. LOVE AT PORT ELIOT
Finely crafted lace gowns and beguiling blooms spell pure enchantment

42. DRESSED TO IMPRESS
The hottest looks rocking bridal fashion, from boho beauty to regal romance

54. WED'S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

57. MADE IN CORNWALL
Meet the designers who can add a Cornwall-made touch to your bridal look

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

75. WED'S HIP LIST
Fresh, fun and fabulous ways to style your day

76. FOLK ROCK
Rich colours, lavish feasting tables and gilded accents with a free-spirited twist
80. THE BRIGHT SIDE
Captivating colours and glints of gold bring a boho vibe to a rustic venue

84. SUMMER DAZE
A vibrant palette sets the scene for a small and summery country wedding

FEATURES
50. BEST FACE FORWARD
Get ready for your close-up with Cornwall's latest glow-getting facials 

61. THE SHY BRIDE GUIDE
Enjoy your day your way with these expert tips for introvert brides (and grooms!)

68. MAN OF THE MOMENT
Ideas for a thoroughly modern - and memorable - stag do

89. THE VOW FACTOR
Scene-stealing ideas for a standout wedding ceremony

95. POP GOES THE PARTY
Greet your guests with a welcome drink to savour

98. DELICIOUSLY CORNISH
Fabulous food and drinks for a bringing a tasty touch of Cornwall to your day

102. FABULOUS FOOD
Add a creatively Cornish twist to your wedding menu with these top tips

106. CONFECTION PERFECTION
Dazzle the eyes and the taste buds with this expert advice for displaying your cake

110. SUGAR RUSH
Oh-so sweet wedding treats, from macarons to meringues

116. THE ART OF LOVE
Add an arty twist to your wedding with these bespoke and beautiful ideas

120. A CORNISH LOVE STORY
Wedding venues with a blend of history and romance 

134. FROM THIS DAY FORWARD
Words of wedded wisdom from some of our 'Got Wed' couples

140. COASTAL DREAMS
Make the most of the coast at one of these romantic retreats

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

128. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Cornwall

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

186. NOTES ON A WEDDING
Top tips for your planning pleasure

Editor
Rebecca Matthews

Deputy editor 
Lucy Higgins

Chief features writer
Hannah May

Contributors
Elizabeth Chester, Jennifer Granlund, Rebecca Green, Christine Jensen

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
Deltor Communications Ltd

Cover image
Dress Eliza Jane Howell, The Bridal Room St Ives
thebridalroomstives.co.uk
Headpiece & earrings Miss Clemmie missclemmie.co.uk
Photography Kirstin Prisk kirstinprisk.co.uk
Hair Simone Knyita Bridal Hair facebook.com/simoneknyita/
Make-up & styling Suzi Winter suziwinter.co.uk
Model Elizabeth Bennett