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Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 40


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WELCOME TO OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!

As I sit down to write my editor’s letter for this, our landmark tenth anniversary issue, my mind is swimming with memories from the past decade. Back in 2009, my husband, Brendan, and I set out to launch a magazine that we hoped would inspire couples planning their weddings in Devon; that would throw out the rulebook and encourage couples to throw brilliantly individual celebrations; that would reflect the creativity of the local wedding industry and, of course, that would celebrate Devon’s beauty as a place to get wed. It’s been quite a journey. We’ve traversed the length and breadth of the county: from the wave-lashed cliffs of the north to the sublime shores of the south; from rocky tors to flower-cloaked meadows; from coastal hotels to country houses – and, I have to say, I’ve fallen slightly more in love with Devon with each issue.


And here we are, 10 years later! I couldn’t be prouder that the magazine has been and continues to be such an integral part of so many couples’ journeys to the altar. It’s a real privilege to be here with you at such a special and significant chapter in your lives. Thank you – to all our readers past and present – who have read Wed, who have shared your love stories with us, and who have sent such lovely messages to us. We’re a tiny team who pour a lot of love into these pages and your words of encouragement mean so much. Thank you also to Devon’s creative, inspiring and downright brilliant wedding industry. We’re so proud to showcase the work of all those talented photographers, florists, stylists and every supplier who makes this such an extraordinary county to marry in. Thank you for your support and your dedication to what you do.











While we like to think each issue is a celebration of Devon, in this issue you’ll see the beauty of the county shine through virtually every page: our bridal fashion story, for example, ‘What Dreams Are Made Of’ sees a dreamy collection of dresses photographed in the grounds of Yarner House – a venue that exudes the beauty of Devon with its pretty gardens and far-reaching views across rolling hills and wooded valleys. The story is full of inspiration for brides seeking a touch of Devon for their bridal look, with its locally sourced flowers and jewellery inspired by the landscape, as is ‘Made in Devon,’ which showcases the talents of local bridal and accessory designers and jewellers. 

















There’s so much more, from our pick of Devon’s top hen dos and honeymoons to extraordinary spots to get wed. But it is our ‘Got Wed’ section that really captures the magic of marrying in the county. Hermione and Christian, for example, embraced the wild romance of Dartmoor, while India and Ben threw a sparkling and gorgeously atmospheric celebration in Dartington Hall, one of England’s oldest medieval halls. Jo and Tom took the Devon countryside as the styling cue for their relaxed, festival-style party and Anastasia and Gideon’s weekend-long wedding moved from the ruins of a hilltop church to a Wonderland-themed extravaganza on a nearby farm. Love, joy and the beauty of Devon shines through each of these heart-melting stories – and, indeed, this very special issue of Wed. Enjoy!

Rebecca

STYLE
20. LUXE IS IN THE AIR
Dazzling ideas for a wedding where modern glamour meets a dash of deco

22. WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF
Romantic modern gowns adorned with seasonal blooms and Devon-inspired jewels 

34. ALL ABOUT YOU
Add a so-you twist to your wedding dress with these top trends

42. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

49. MADE IN DEVON
Meet the designers who can add a Devon-made touch to your bridal look

53. COLOUR ME PRETTY
Vibrant inspiration for a beautifully bohemian wedding scene

64. WORKING THE GROOM
Style tips for the man of the moment
69. INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
A bold and bright modern wedding in an industrial-chic setting

84. REGENCY ROMANCE
Autumnal wedding inspiration with a Jane Austen twist

97. PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Sumptuous styling sets the scene for an art-inspired wedding

FEATURES
6.WIN WITH WED!
Don’t miss your chance to win some amazing prizes! 

44. YOURS TRULY
Inspiration for beautifully bespoke wedding rings

46. JEWEL OF THE COUNTY
Erin Cox shares the inspiration behind her enchanting jewellery

58. HEN HEAVEN IN DEVON
Devon’s top dos for modern hens

67. WED’S HIP LIST
Fresh, fun and fabulous ways to style your day

75. FAST LOVE
How to plan a wedding in a short timeframe from those in the know

80. GUEST WHO?
How to navigate awkward guests, from fussy friends to rival relations 

94. LITTLE TREASURES
Themed treasure hunt ideas to delight your little guests 

102. OUT OF THE ORDINARY
Say ‘I do’ in one of Devon’s truly extraordinary wedding venues
118. AND RELAX…
Our pick of Devon’s most heavenly minimoons

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

110. THE VENUE
Licensed venues for civil ceremonies in Devon

126. 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, Jennifer Granlund, Rebecca Green, Chris Wasey

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 Yarner House yarner.com
Dress Pronovias, The Wedding Company the-wedding-company.co.uk
Bracelet & necklace Erin Cox erincox.co.uk
Photography Enchanted Brides enchantedbrides.photography
Hair Rachel Eggbeer, Gershwins Hairdressing gershwins-hairdressing.com
Make-up & styling Suzi Winter suziwinter.co.uk
Model Helene Hammer