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A MARRIAGE MADE IN DEVON
Devon is one extraordinary county to get wed. From the wave-lashed north coast to the lilting shores of the south, from the moorland wilderness to the rolling countryside, it is dramatic, captivating and incredibly romantic.
And this issue, the county shines in all its beauty.
Our styled shoots take us from Devon's rolling countryside to rambling historic estates. There's the idyllic setting of Upton Barn and Walled Garden in 'At First Blush', where a scheme of soft pinks and metallics makes for the prettiest of party settings. Then there's the fairytale climes of Bickleigh Castle in 'The Darling Buds', where a celebration of spring brims with buttons, bunnies and seasonal blooms. Dartmoor makes a wildly beautiful backdrop for dramatic bridal wear in 'Upon the Moors', while 'Exposed Beauty' embraces an industrial luxe aesthetic in the atmospheric setting of Great Fulford Manor.
A growing number of couples are choosing to celebrate their wedding under canvas in a dreamy Devon location of their choice, be it a lofty clifftop or a meadow speckled with wild flowers - our special feature 'Blank Canvas' takes you through the stunning options, from traditional tents to tipis. And if you dream of holding your wedding in a venue that embraces Devon's coastline in all its enchanting glory, then head to our feature, 'Beside the Sea', where we explore three venues that do just that.
Our celebration of Devon reaches its crescendo in 'Got Wed'. This issue, we meet seven couples who embraced the county in the most wonderful ways: there's Francesca and Matthew's brilliantly eccentric wedding filled with flamingos, unicorns and smoke grenades in the Devon countryside; Lizzie and Jack's 'Pride and Prejudice' themed celebration on the edge of Dartmoor; and Jenna and Brett's entertainment-packed soiree on the shores of north Devon. From the seaside to country vibes, each couple celebrated their personalities - and the beauty of Devon - in oh-so memorable style. I hope they inspire you to do the same!
16. BLOOMS DAY
Fill your day with bold and beautiful florals
20. AT FIRST BLUSH
Soft pinks and metallic touches make a perfectly pretty pairing
28. UPON THE MOORS
Dartmoor makes a beguiling backdrop for wildly beautiful blooms and bridal wear
34. IT'S A MATCH
How to coordinate your bridal gown with your wedding venue
48. WED'S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends
58. WORKING THE GROOM
Style tips for the man of the moment
60. THE DARLING BUDS
Buttons, bunnies and seasonal blooms spell the ultimate spring celebration
78. EXPOSED BEAUTY
An industrial luxe aesthetic sets the scene for a coolly contrasting celebration
98. THE ROARING TWENTIES
Embrace the glamour of a golden age with a modern take on vintage chic
50. WITH THIS RING...
Textured wedding rings for a standout symbol of love
53. YOUR WEDDING WELLBEING GUIDE
Stress-busting tips for the planning period
66. COLOUR ME PRETTY
How to choose the perfectly 'you' palette for W-day
72. YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED...
Invitation inspiration from the stationery experts
85. LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU
Fresh and fabulous entertainment ideas for a reception to remember
90. BLANK CANVAS
Make marquee magic in a personality-packed party space
102. BESIDE THE SEA
Prepare to be enchanted by Devon's dreamy coastal wedding venues
117. FOCUS ON FOREVER
Traditions and rituals that put the marriage at the centre of your day
6. BRIDAL BUZZ
What's new, what's hot, what's on
108. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon
124. 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, Tracy Edwards, Christine Jensen, Jennifer Granlund, Elle Winsor Grime
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Photography Venetia Norrington
Hair Jai Prettejohn, The Event Studios
Make-up Giselle Michel-Gendre, The Event Studios