The Cornwall Edition of Wed Magazine



Cornwall Wed Magazine - Issue 53


LOVE WINS

How the world has changed since I settled down to pen my last editor’s letter three oh-so long months ago. Then, we were looking forward to a fabulous flurry of spring weddings and the sun-drenched celebrations of summer, a gorgeous haze of flowers, sunsets and love. My heart goes out to all of our readers who have been forced to postpone their weddings due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And then there’s our wonderful wedding industry here in Cornwall, who have had their livelihoods thrown into uncertainty.









Here at Wed, we spent the early weeks of the pandemic moving on from a sense of paralysis and adapting to running the business with two small children at home all day to lending our support to couples and suppliers in need of advice, help or just a reassuring chat amidst dark times. 







It’s been wonderful to hear stories of couples and suppliers working together and supporting each other so brilliantly, to see businesses adapting to the ‘new normal’, whether it’s been offering virtual venue tours and dress appointments to conducting online ceremonies. But, most of all, it’s warmed our hearts to see the way that couples, families and communities have come together in love.








Back in March, we didn’t know whether anyone would want to plan a wedding at a time of such international uncertainty. We didn’t know whether anyone would want to get engaged or even be able to look with hope to the future.







While the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown all our lives into chaos, it’s also put them into sharp focus. On some level, we’ve all been forced to consider what really matters, away from the noise and relentless rhythm of everyday life. And it fills my heart with joy to see so many of you choosing lifelong love. We’ve loved hearing your stories of proposals, and of looking ahead, together, to the most incredible wedding through the disappointment of postponement. There can’t be many things more positive, joyful and life-affirming right now than planning a day where all your precious people gather to celebrate love, life and togetherness.

Here’s to that glorious wedding at the end of the tunnel! May these pages, filled with ideas-packed features, creative styling and joy-filled love stories, inspire the happiest of days!

Rebecca





STYLE
20. FRESH GREENS
Fill your wedding with the freshest greens, from luxe emerald to crisp mint

22. ART AND SOUL
Jubilee Pool sets the scene for a romantic, art-inspired wedding in the west

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

36. AISLE STYLE
We pick out our favourite trends for fashion-forward brides

40. SHAPE OF YOUR LOVE
The most covetable gowns in Cornwall, perfectly picked for your body shape

52. BEST DRESSED
Fresh looks for ‘maids, from mix and match to petal-filled prettiness 

56. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

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

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

72. LOST IN PARADISE
Be inspired by a fun-filled tropical wedding bursting with colour and flavour
78. WILD AND FREE
Throw a rustic wedding packed with soft pinks, forest greens and oodles of charm

82. WHISPERS FROM THE CORNISH WOODLAND
Celebrate eternal love with the blooms and mellow hues of autumn 

FEATURES
6. LOVE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
From planning to postponing, three couples share their Covid-19 love stories

46. HERE COME THE GIRLS
The zero-drama guide to choosing your girl squad

58. THE POWER OF TWO
Shaped rings make for the perfect pairing

60. MAKING MAGIC
Creative hen party ideas, from floral crowns to foraged feasts

64. SPEAK EASY
Top tips for a crowd-pleasing bride’s speech

88. PICK OF THE BUNCH
Our favourite flower trends taking wedding world by storm

91. SWEET ART / FRESH TIERS
Sweet inspiration for a show-stealing wedding cake

94. PITCH PERFECT
Why we’re crushing on weddings under canvas

100. MOBILE DELIGHTS
The modern world of on-the-go food and drinks, from cakes to cocktails

104. THAT’S THE SPIRIT!
How to infuse your wedding with a mystical vibe

111. WED’S VENUES GUIDE
The ultimate guide to Cornwall’s finest wedding venues

132. JUST THE TWO OF US
How to elope – from a couple who threw a memorable do-for-two

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

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

170. 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 Ailsa Munro ailsamunrodressmaker.com
Location Jubilee Pool jubileepool.co.uk
Photography Salt & Sea Photography Co. saltyseaphotography.com
Flowers Zennor Wild zennorwild.com