The Devon Edition of Wed Magazine



Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 21


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The romance of gypsy caravans cradled by weeping willows, barefoot bohemian weddings on silken sands, summery and autumnal scenes in Devon’s rolling countryside, seaside venues perched on wave-lashed shores… a free-spirited mood carries through this issue. Taking you from the drama of Devon’s coast to the tranquil charm of the country, these pages celebrate the beauty of this extraordinary county – and the incredible potential for an unforgettable, personality-packed wedding.

We spent a glorious day in the sunshine shooting ‘Gypsy Spirit’ in a secluded corner of South Devon with a brilliant team. A lovingly restored Romany gypsy caravan made a beautifully bohemian canvas for flowing gowns embellished with jewels, bejewelled headwear and oh-so fabulous flowers. 


If you’re seeking big day hair and make-up inspiration, ‘Let it Shine’ is brimming with gorgeous ideas. From screen siren glamour to demure romance, the team at Gershwins Hairdressing has devised a series of breathtaking looks to ensure a wow-worthy impact – and so ‘you’ look – come the big day.


When it comes to the look of your wedding day itself, we have gorgeous inspiration galore. ‘Summer of Love’ celebrates the beauty of a quintessentially British wedding in the heart of Devon’s countryside; think tutu-clad flower girls, pretty florals and even a well-dressed dog! Meanwhile, ‘The Apple of my Eye’ celebrates the mellow mood of an autumn wedding.


‘Set Adrift’ is a siren song to the seaside spirit. Awash with free-spirited florals, feathers and wildly windswept details, this dreamy shoot showcases the enchantment of a whimsical wedding by the sea. And couples seeking their dream coastal venue should flick directly to ‘Shore Thing’, which is brimming with beautiful seaside spots. 


As well as top tips for entertaining the little ones, accessories for grooms, and favours and drinks ideas with a Devon twist, we have a heart-melting selection of real weddings in store. Packed with creativity, fun – and a lot of love – it’s a pleasure to see so many of you pouring your personalities into your big day. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Rebecca

STYLE
14. SPLASH OUT
Dive into a wedding of coolly nautical details

18. GYPSY SPIRIT
Pack your caravan of dreams with free-spirited frocks with a luxe twist

28. LET IT SHINE
Take your pick from these aisle-perfect looks for your moment in the spotlight

36. AISLE STYLE
Top trending looks for fashion-forward brides

53. BE OUR (WELL DRESSED) GUEST
Vintage fashion inspiration for super-stylish guests

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

57. BLING IT ON
Top trending accessories for hot-to-trot grooms

60. SUIT YOURSELF
Grooms’ wedding wardrobe woes resolved

FEATURES
44. GOLD RUSH
The luxe beauty of the gold wedding ring 

46. THE APPLE OF MY EYE
Rich colours, plump fruits and the mellow beauty of an autumn wedding

62. KEEP IT CLEAN
Nathan Midgley ponders the perils of looking wedding-ready

64. BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL!
Juno & Joy’s Sarah Christopher picks out her favourite floral trends

68. CHILD’S PLAY
The low down on entertaining your little guests

72. DIETARY DILEMMAS
How to deal with those dreaded dietary requirements

74. SUMMER OF LOVE
Pastels, rosettes and super-cute attendants spell a dreamy summer wedding in the country

81. ALL SORTED FOR WINE AND FIZZ
The lowdown on choosing your wedding drinks

86. SET ADRIFT
Cast away for a free-spirited celebration on the shoreline

90. A FAVOUR TO SAVOUR
Covetable favours your guests won’t leave behind

96. SHORE THING
Fall for the charms of a wedding beside the seaside in Devon

112. A MATCH MADE IN HOLLYWOOD
Cinematic inspiration for a silver screen-inspired wedding

117. THE ROAD TO ‘I DO’
From ‘yes’ to life after ‘I do’, take each step in your stride with these top tips

122. PARADISE FOUND
Escape to Tresco for sandy beaches, gourmet delights and away-from-it-all romance 

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

104. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon

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

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

Editor
Rebecca Matthews

Chief features writer
Hannah May

Contributors
Carys Barriball, Aine Carlin, Sarah Christopher, Tracy Edwards, Gemma MacKenzie, Nathan Midgley, Rebecca Ritson, Leon Soulsby, Christopher Wasey, Elle Winsor-Grime

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 
www.wedmagazine.co.uk 

Print
Four Way Print

Cover image
Dress
Jenny Packham, Sam Cox Bridalwear
www.samcoxbridalwear.co.uk 
Model Becca Hinchcliffe
Photography Emma Solley
www.emmasolley.com