The Cornwall Edition of Wed Magazine



Cornwall Wed Magazine - Issue 52


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LOVE IS ALL AROUND

There’s a certain word on the lips of pretty much everyone in the wedding industry right now: sustainability. And quite rightly too – when the average British wedding produces one third of a metric tonne of solid waste and a whopping 14.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide, modern couples are increasingly seeking ways to reduce the impact of their day. After all, why should celebrating your love for each other come at such a cost for the planet?









Here in Cornwall, we’re lucky enough to be immersed in nature at its most awe-inspiringly beautiful, which perhaps inspires an even greater impulse to protect its wonder on your wedding day. From eco-friendly wedding venues and eco florists embracing locally grown blooms to organic silk dresses crafted in Cornwall and stationery companies producing plantable invitations, you’ll find an incredible choice of conscientious suppliers and venues to create the sustainable wedding of your wildest dreams.







As well as celebrating a love of the natural world, it’s wonderful to see the way the love between newly-weds so often ripples out to the larger community at modern weddings. Whether it’s gifting charity wedding favours to your guests, distributing your wedding blooms to a nursing home or giving leftover food to the homeless, there’s so many ways your wedding can bring smiles to strangers and loved ones, while reducing wastage.





This theme weaves its way through this issue, from our Nice Day for a Green Wedding! feature on p.102 to Planet-Friendly Favours on p.108; there’s even some fab gift ideas with a compassionate twist in ‘Wed’s Ultimate Wedding Gift Guide’ on p.147.





You’ll also find captivating styled shoots to inspire your big day décor dreams; utterly beautiful bridal gowns and finishing touches; fashion and grooming inspiration for the groom’s party, and ideas galore for entertaining and wowing your guests.







Don’t forget to head to wedmagazine.co.uk and join us on Facebook and Instagram for a daily dose of inspiration from us here at Wed. For now, here’s to a so-you and sustainable celebration!

Rebecca



STYLE
16. SUNSET DREAMS
Be inspired by the hues of sunset for your wedding palette

18. A LOVE LESS ORDINARY
Rock the aisle in a statement-making bridal gown

30. THE GRACE OF SPRING
Super-pretty inspiration for a springtime celebration

36. WED’S WISH LIST
Dream dresses, head-turning accessories and so-stylish shoes

42. THE LOOK OF LOVE
Our favourite trending bridal styles, from boho to tailored

50. DRESSED TO CHILL
Getting-ready robes and sultry sleepwear for the boudoir

54. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

62. GROOM’S GUIDE
Style tips for the man of the moment

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

76. CALL OF THE WILD
An autumn love story, brimming with warm colours and boho vibes

82. THE LOOK OF LUXE
Super-stylish inspiration for a modern wedding by the sea

88. ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
Throw a relaxed festival wedding bursting with vibrant colours and dainty blooms

FEATURES
56. ROCK OF AGES
Expert advice for choosing your dream diamond ring

58. AND ONE LAST THING…
Just-married brides share the one thing they forgot on their wedding day

68. WELL GROOMED
Kit out your toiletry bag with these planet-friendly grooming must-haves

70. GROOM’S RELATIONSHIPS
How to handle the wedding planning process: a groom’s perspective

94. LITTLE TASTE OF HEAVEN
Creative ideas for crowd-pleasing canapés  

98. FIRST-CLASS ACT
Wow-worthy roaming entertainment ideas for your reception

102. NICE DAY FOR A GREEN WEDDING!
From food to flowers, how to plan a stylish and sustainable celebration

108. PLANET-FRIENDLY FAVOURS
Crowd-pleasing wedding favours with an eco twist

111. FAR FROM THE WEDDING CROWD
Fun ideas for bringing the wow to your wedding 

115. WED’S VENUES GUIDE
From coastal to country house, the ultimate guide to Cornwall’s finest wedding venues

142. TINY BUT MIGHTY
Throwing a small wedding? We look at which traditions to incorporate

147. WED’S ULTIMATE WEDDING GIFT GUIDE
Perfect presents for brides, grooms, ‘maids, groomsmen and parents

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

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

194. 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, Jessica Kearney

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 Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall
Hat Unveiled by Sophie
Photography Barry Jeffery barryjeffery.com 
Styling Joanne M. Kennedy joannemkennedy.co.uk
Hair Darren Webster instagram.com/dwebster_hair
Make-up Shari Rendle sharirendle.com
Model Carolini at Titanium Model Management