The Devon Edition of Wed Magazine



Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 16


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Step into wonderland – from the otherworldly beauty of Devon’s coastline and enchanting gardens in the heart of the country to the flamboyant realms of Lewis Carroll’s imagination itself. Let Wed take you on one fabulous flight of fancy!

These petal-strewn pages abound with inspiration, starting with our bridal fashion story ‘In Full Bloom’, which took us to the dreamy climes of Combe House. After a long winter, the gardens had erupted into a carnival of colour – it was the prettiest of backdrops to capture the gentle romance of lace dresses, dainty floral embellishment and delicate fresh blooms. Continuing the floral theme, ‘Flower Power’ serves up some brilliant ideas for personalising and prettifying your wedding flowers, and inspiration in the form of soft blousy blooms to fruity tropical florals.

You’ll find a riot of wildly beautiful flowers, flamboyant cakes and high-drama gowns in ‘Welcome to Wonderland’; we had great fun creating our own vibrant and eclectic take on Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in Powderham Castle, complete with Devon’s very own Mad Hatter, Jonty Depp, and the Queen of Hearts.

And while we’re talking drama, the coastline of North Devon has it by the bucket load; we’ve nosed around some beguiling spots for a shindig by the sea in ‘Jewels of the Ocean.’ 

I’ve been bowled over by the weddings in this issue’s ‘Got Wed’: there’s jaw-dropping frocks, unforgettable parties and heartfelt stories galore – each one is testament to the importance of pouring your personality into your wedding and doing it ‘your way.’ I hope this issue inspires you to throw the wedding of your wildest dreams!

Until next time!
Rebecca








CONTENTS

STYLE
14. SECRET GARDEN
Fall for the grace of lace, delicate embellishment and pretty petals

22. WELCOME TO WONDERLAND
Throw the tea party of your wildest dreams with fantasy frocks, eclectic details and jaw-dropping cakes

32. CHIC SOMETHINGS
Old, new, borrowed, blue: our bridal fashion showcase takes inspiration from the classic rhyme

40. DIVINE DESIGNS FROM DEVON
Designer Sarah Treble reveals the inspiration behind her gowns

51. BRIDES IN BLOOM
Lotions, potions and fragrances inspired by flowers

54. DARLING BUDS
Frocks and accessories for pretty-as-a-picture flower girls

56. RAZZLE DAZZLE
Channel high-octane glamour in these evening reception-ready gowns

60. PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Glamorous fashions for mums

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

68. SUIT YOURSELF
Grooms’ wedding wardrobe woes resolved

FEATURES
42. INTO THE GROOVE
Wedding rings with sleek and chic embellishments

44. FLOWER POWER
Our guide to bespoke and beautiful wedding blooms

62. MAN OH MAN!
Rebecca Matthews discovers the perils and pleasures of a planning-happy groom

64. THINK INSIDE THE BOX
Eliminate hen party stress with these brilliant parties in a package

70. A SLICE OF LIFE
Nathan Midgley discovers the sweet pleasures of Pinterest

72. HELLO SUNSHINE!
Pops of zesty yellow and fresh green set the tone for a bright bash in the country

76. FREEWHEELIN’ FANCIES!
Treat your guests to tipples and nibbles served from the coolest snack shacks on wheels

80. JEWELS OF THE OCEAN
Fall head over heels for the allure of a wedding by the ocean

94. LET’S MARRY, BE HAPPY!
The magic of marriage revealed

98. SO LONG, COMFORT ZONE
Push the boundaries with these life-changing honeymoons

103. SHORT AND CHIC
Steal away to a sublime corner of Devon for a heavenly mini-moon

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

86. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon

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

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

Editor
Rebecca Matthews

Chief features writer
Hannah May

Contributors
Carys Barriball, Ali Berry, Nathan Midgley, Leon Soulsby, Elle Winsor-Grime

Design
Matt Sanwell, Design UNLTD

Advertising and Management 
Brendan Sleeman

Publisher
Wed Magazine
28 Reens Crescent
Heamoor
Penzance
Cornwall 
TR18 3HW
01736 331456
wed@wedmagazine.co.uk 
www.wedmagazine.co.uk 

Print
Four Way Print

Cover image
Dress
Sarah Treble

Model Alyse Kimsey
Photography Emma Solley