The Devon Edition of Wed Magazine



Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 22


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Newly engaged? Congratulations and welcome to Wed! We’re looking forward to accompanying you each step of the wedded way, from the heady days of engagement to the head-spinning joy of reaching the altar. Here at Wed, we consider it our mission to bring you, our lovely readers, the most creative, beautiful and super-stylish wedding inspiration for an oh-so ‘you’ celebration in Devon. Don’t miss our planning feature, ‘Wed’s Essential Guide to Planning a Wedding’, to get started on this exciting journey.


This issue, we’re revelling in sumptuous style. From glamorous gowns to indulgent cakes, from magnificent manor house venues to super-chic styling ideas, a decidedly decadent celebration begins here.

We spent a glorious day at brand new wedding venue Bridwell Park shooting our bridal fashion story ‘Love Struck’. This showcase of frothy ball gowns, lavish lace and gorgeous embellishment evokes the very essence of modern romance.


We take a peek inside Bridwell Park – and a host of other enchanting Devon wedding venues – in ‘A Fine Romance’. Once you’ve found your dream venue, there’s styling inspiration aplenty to help you paint your vision of the perfect celebration. ‘Art and Soul’ is a riot of colourful, abstract detail for an uber cool beach wedding, while ‘Sparkle and Shine’ celebrates the luxe winter wedding, from glittering gowns to twinkling tablescapes. 


One of my favourite experiences of compiling this issue has to be our day at beautiful Bovey Castle shooting our cakes special, ‘Sweet Art’, which features delectable designs and a host of lip-smacking ideas for a sumptuous sweet centrepiece.

Join us on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up to our reader newsletter for a regular fix from Wed world. And don’t miss The Wed Show, which takes place at Boconnoc House on Sunday 1st March. See you there!

Rebecca

STYLE
16. ALL THAT JAZZ
Channel the roaring ‘20s in sequins, sparkles and decadent detail

20. LOVE STRUCK
Fall in love with dreamy ball gowns, soft lace and oh-so romantic touches

30. STATE OF GRACE 
Live a modern fairytale in extravagant tulle gowns and ornate embellishment

34. DRESS CODE
Gorgeous gowns for style-savvy brides, from rustic romance to vintage glam

42. REBEL REBEL BRIDES
Juno & Joy’s Sarah Christopher showcases alternative fashions for bold brides 

46. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

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

66. SUIT YOURSELF
Grooms’ wedding wardrobe woes resolved

FEATURES
48. BAND OF LOVERS
Essential advice for buying your wedding rings

52. ART AND SOUL
Colour-pop shades and abstract details spells a coolly creative wedding on Devon’s coast

59. TWEET MY WEDDING
Wed explores social media etiquette

68. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Nathan Midgley ponders wardrobe woes and contingency plans

70. SPARKLE AND SHINE
Luxe up your winter wedding with glittering gowns and dazzling décor

77. SWEET ART
Divine cakes and super-sweet trends for your wedding centrepiece

86. WED’S ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PLANNING A WEDDING
Step-by step planning advice from engagement to ‘I do’

92. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Decadent detail and sumptuous styling for a modern fairytale wedding

96. A FINE ROMANCE
A peek inside Devon’s enchanting wedding venues

113. A THOROUGHLY MODERN MATRIMONY
Respect, reject or reinvent? The modern take on wedding traditions

119. THE ART OF MATRIMONY
How to be married – with a little help from some thinkers

124. HONEYMOON HOTSPOTS
Romantic retreats for a mini moon in Devon 

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

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

Editor
Rebecca Matthews

Chief features writer
Hannah May

Contributors
Abby Driver, Sarah Christopher, Tracy Edwards, Gemma MacKenzie, Nathan Midgley, 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
Ronald Joyce, Amica Bridal Boutique
www.amicabridalboutique.com 
Model Charlotte Baker
Photography Ethan Elliot
www.ethanelliot.com