The Devon Edition of Wed Magazine



Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 39


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ONE FINE DAY

When we planned our bridal fashion story, 'Love Struck', at Hotel Endsleigh, we pictured roaming the beautiful grounds, capturing our selection of gowns against the gorgeous nooks of the gardens on the cusp of spring. The light would be perfect, the promise of warmth in the air, the buds about to burst into life. What we didn't plan for was a storm battering the region with torrential rain and gale force winds! We decided to embrace what the elements threw at us - from the steely skies across the wooded valley, the strong gusts of wind and the wintery chill that our wonderful model braved. And the results are enchanting - full of drama and steely beauty.











It reminded me that sometimes things don't go according to plan but, so often, that's when the magic happens. It's a thought worth bearing in mind on your wedding day. 

Now approaching our tenth anniversary issue here in Devon, we've had the fortune to cover many beautiful weddings over the years, everything from quirky-cool woodland weddings and laid-back seaside nuptials to incredibly elegant country house celebrations at Devon's most magnificent venues. 

 And, despite careful planning, many of these couples faced things not going quite the way they'd envisaged - from downpours during a beach wedding to a blizzard at a spring celebration. And, rather than let these unplanned events dampen their spirits, each of these couples embraced them and look back on those moments - whether it was heading out to the shore for windswept photographs while struggling to hold onto their umbrellas or trudging through snow to the church when traffic came to a standstill - as the ones they cherish the most.






As Cherie, whose plans for a garden ceremony on the edge of Dartmoor were scuppered by heavy rain, says: "With any luck, your wedding won't look anything like you imagined, it'll be better - just roll with everything...even the weather."

In these pages you'll find the beauty of the seasons celebrated through inspiration-packed styled shoots, from the heat of summer and its stunning seasonal flowers in 'Rose in Bloom' to a Scandi-inspired winter wedding in 'In the Deep Midwinter.' 










And our wonderful real weddings take us from Kate and Will's magical Christmas wedding at the Deer Park to Katie and John's sun-drenched celebrations on the shores of Woolacombe. Each wedding is a celebration of the couples' love, family and personalities - and filled with a magic you simply can't plan for.

Enjoy!

Rebecca









STYLE
18. NATURAL BEAUTY
Pretty up your day with details inspired by wild flowers and meadow grasses

20. LOVE STRUCK
Dreamily romantic gowns adorned with intricate lace and statement florals

30. STAR OF THE SHOW
Top-trending gowns guaranteed to steal the spotlight

38. WED'S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

47. CATCH THE EYE
Super-glam bridal beauty inspiration for statement-making brides

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

56. ROSE IN BLOOM
Draw inspiration from the English rose for a fresh-from-a-fairytale aesthetic
72. SPRING AWAKENING
Darling decor and spring blooms for an English country garden wedding

88. IN THE DEEP MIDWINTER
Scandinavian inspiration for a magical winter wedding  

FEATURES
40. LOCAL TREASURES
Wedding rings inspired by the beauty of our surrounding landscape

42. THE LOOK OF LOVE
The beauty experts pick their top bridal hair and make-up trends

55. WED'S HIP LIST
Fresh, fun and fabulous ways to style your day

61. THE WED A-Z
The alphabet of wedding planning basics from A-Z

67. FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE
The 10 most common wedding disagreements - and how to navigate them

77. DO ME A FAVOUR
Ideas for flavoursome favours with a Devon twist

82. COOL CANVAS
Top-trending ideas for a marvellously modern wedding under canvas

93. PUPPY LOVE
How to throw a dog-friendly wedding

98. SOCIAL SKILLS
How to handle social media on your big day

102. AGE OF ELEGANCE
Romantic wedding venues with an enchanting history

116. A WISE BRIDE ONCE TOLD ME...
Newly-weds give the lowdown on what they wish they'd known 

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

108. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon

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

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

Editor
Rebecca Matthews

Deputy editor 
Lucy Higgins

Chief features writer
Hannah May

Contributors
Elizabeth Chester, Abby Driver, Kate Fierek, Lester Gethings, Jennifer Granlund, Rebecca Green, 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 
wedmagazine.co.uk 

Print
Deltor Communications Ltd

Cover image
Location Hotel Endsleigh hotelendsleigh.com
Dress Sottero & Midgley, Pirouette
pirouettethecollection.com
Photography Barry Jeffery Photography
barryjeffery.com
Hair Craig Chapman 
craigchapmanhairdesign.co.uk
Make-up & styling Suzi Winter makeupartistcornwall.co.uk
Model Portia Okotcha