The Devon Edition of Wed Magazine
Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 24
It's party time! This issue we celebrate the art of the modern wedding reception - from the styling and the speeches to the menu and the music.
Nothing sets the tone for your wedding like your venue. If you're seeking the perfect backdrop for your dream do, 'Once Upon A Time' takes you on a tour of some of Devon's most romantic wedding settings.
Get set for gorgeousness galore as our styled shoots offer a party scene for every bride. Whether you're dreaming of a dazzling deco do, a chic beach soiree, a wedding brimming with bluebells or a rustic and romantic celebration, nail the look with this scrapbook-ready inspiration. 'Whole Lotta Love' continues the visual feast. From intricate beading to full-bloom fabulous, these head-turning gowns guarantee all eyes on you.
No party is complete without a fabulous feast. Prepare for your taste buds to be well and truly tickled as Dartmoor Kitchen serves up some sumptuous summer menu ideas in 'Sunny Delights'. Music is another key ingredient for any good party - get your soundtrack spot on with our music guide, 'In the Key of Love'. And, from cocktails to cake toppers, we pick out our favourite ideas for a reception to remember in 'Here Comes the Fun!'
The speeches should be one of the highlights of the reception. If the thought of public speaking sends shivers of terror up your spine, don't miss 'Speech Therapy,' which is packed with pointers for wowing the crowd. And, if the weather doesn't deliver those sun-dappled skies you've been dreaming of - don't fret. Our weatherproofing feature, 'Bring Me Sunshine' is full of practical advice for your party plan B.
As if that wasn't enough to fuel your party appetite, 'Got Wed' features a stack of brilliantly individual real weddings in Devon. From a gorgeous celebration on the clifftops of the north to a party bursting with colour on the shores of the south, these heart-melting love stories round off this issue in style. Most importantly, each wedding echoes the importance of throwing a party that celebrates your personalities. Let that mantra guide your choices and get set for a sensational, so-you celebration!
14. PINK CRUSH
Blush your way down the aisle with these pretty pink finds
20. WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
From beads to blooms, turn heads in an exquisite embellished gown
28. RHAPSODY IN BLUE
Beautiful bluebells and spun-sugar gowns make for a stylish something blue
34. A STYLE FOR ALL SEASONS
Chic bridal styles for each season, from spring florals to winter luxe
42. ENDURING LOVE
Sarah Christopher celebrates the art of timeless wedding style
54. WED'S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends
70. WORKING THE GROOM
Style tips for the man of the moment
72. SUIT YOURSELF
Grooms' wedding woes resolved
46. RICH PICKINGS
Opulent inspiration for an oh-so romantic wedding in rural Devon
52. LET IT SHINE!
Pick a pattern for a covetable wedding ring
56. NATURAL BEAUTY
Be wild at heart with woodland-inspired headwear and enchanting details
61. THE POLITICS OF PAYING
Who pays? Wed investigates the matter of money
66. BRING ME SUNSHINE
Top tips for weatherproofing your wedding
74. SPEECH THERAPY
Make a crowd-pleasing speech with this must-read guide
80. ALL THAT GLITTERS
Channel deco glamour with a laidback seaside twist
86. SUNNY DELIGHTS
Delicious menu ideas for a flavour-filled summer wedding
90. IN THE KEY OF LOVE
Pitch your party to perfection with our guide to a sensational soundtrack
94. TRULY MADLY DEEPLY
Look chic on the beach in floaty frocks and colour-pop blooms
100. HERE COMES THE FUN!
Wow-worthy ideas for a thoroughly modern wedding
106. ONCE UPON A TIME
Dreaming of full-on fairytale? Discover the Devon venue of your fantasies
120. NICE DAY FOR A GREEN WEDDING!
Top tips for a sustainable and stylish wedding celebration
124. THIS MATTER OF MARRIAGE
Are you marriage-ready? Wed investigates the value of marriage preparation
6. BRIDAL BUZZ
What's new, what's hot, what's on
112. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon
134. GOT WED
Newly-weds share a glimpse of their day
154. NOTES ON A WEDDING
Top tips for your planning pleasure
Chief features writer
Abby Driver, Sarah Christopher, Tracy Edwards, Christine Jensen, Gemma MacKenzie, Claudia Montano, Sharon O'Connell, Jenny Phipps, Leon Soulsby, Chris Wasey, Elle Winsor-Grime
Matt Sanwell, Design UNLTD
Advertising and Management
28 Reens Crescent
Four Way Print
Ritva Westenius, Sam Cox Bridalwear
Photography Barry Jeffery
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