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Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 42


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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

I’d like to begin by congratulating all our newly engaged readers! Consider this a warm hug of a welcome from our tiny team here at Wed. Totally dedicated to Devon and its incredible wedding industry, these pages are filled with the county’s finest venues and suppliers alongside creative, practical and beautiful inspiration to help you on the planning mission that lies before you. 





You’ve chosen an extraordinary county to say “I do” and, thanks to all the amazing venues (turn to p.98 for our showcase of Devon’s finest!) and abundance of options out there, the sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can do to celebrate your wedding day.





However, before you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by it all – the never-ending to-do list, the Pinterest boards and the chorus of people asking “have you set a date yet?” – take a deep breath and really savour this gorgeous just-engaged bubble.







For, despite all the excitement – the dreamy dresses, the delicious food, the lip-smacking cakes and fabulous flowers – we like to keep our focus on what your wedding day is really all about here at Wed. You’re marrying the love of your life.







When we ask the couples whose weddings we feature in ‘Got Wed’ to cite their favourite moment of the day, the answer is so often “the ceremony”: that moment when this whole journey crystallises, when you look deep into your partner’s eyes and take those all-important vows. As Leonie, whose wedding to Jonny features on p.150, says: “For me, this was what the whole day was about: marrying my soulmate. I can’t describe the emotion.”







So, amidst the wedding planning process, from the fun of dress shopping to the budget woes and guest list debates, don’t forget to cherish that magical feeling that you’ve found your soul partner and you’re setting out on the most incredible adventure together. Make your wedding day a wonderful celebration of your personalities and your love for each other.

Turn the page and let the journey begin…

Rebecca

STYLE
18. THE ART OF INTRICATE
Opulent wedding details inspired by flora and fauna 

20. TEST OF TIME
Dreamlike bridal fashions and exquisite jewellery are the perfect pairing 

26. SWEET DREAMS
A colour-fade pastel palette sets the scene for a pretty and playful wedding

26. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
Our edit of the season’s seriously stylish silhouettes

34. EVERYTHING BUT THE DRESS
Scene-stealing accessories for wow-worthy bridal style

32. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

44. ETERNAL LOVE
Relaxed modern wedding inspiration in one of Devon’s most historic settings

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

57. WED’S HIP LIST
Fresh, fun and fabulous ways to style your day
77. A NATURAL TOUCH
Embrace all things eco with a lovingly luxe twist on W-day

88. EDGE OF DARKNESS
Throw the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll wedding with bold accents and fun-loving touches

FEATURES
38. POP GOES THE QUESTION
Wow factor ways to announce your engagement news

42. ROCK OF AGES
Expert advice for choosing your dream diamond ring

65. EAT, DRINK AND BE VERY MERRY
Creative ideas for an unforgettable wedding reception

70. SITTING PRETTY
Top tips for stress-free seating plans

82. HELLO, PETAL
Trending floral inspiration from those-in-the-know

95. WED’S VENUES GUIDE
Our ultimate guide to Devon’s finest wedding venues

110. PICTURE OF HAPPINES
Build your camera confidence with a pre-wedding shoot

116. WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Let the stars guide the way to the wedding of your dreams

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

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, Jessica Kearney

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
Dress Lovely lovelybridal.co.uk
Flowers Trugs trugs.co.uk
Jewellery Cabinet cabinetjewellery.com
Photography Chloe Upton chloeuptonstudio.com
Hair Chloe Green, Steven & Laurent stevenandlaurent.co.uk
Make-up Claire Bowring clairebowring.co.uk
Model Gabrielle Antonia gabrielleantonia.com
Location Deer Park Country House deerpark.co.uk