The Devon Edition of Wed Magazine



Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 48


HEAVENLY SHORES

From north coast to south, this issue celebrates the dream of a wedding on Devon’s coast. From the wave-lashed cliffs of the north to the secluded coves of the south, let these pages take you on a journey of sun-kissed seas and stirring romance, filled with gorgeous dresses, Devon-made jewels and stunning styling ideas.






Grace Elizabeth

Maria Madison

Devon is very much at the heart of ‘You, Me and the Sea’, an elopement shoot captured at Elberry Cove in south Devon and sprinkled with locally crafted dresses and jewellery. Free-spirited romance reigns supreme in north Devon, where ‘Angel of the North’ and ‘Lovers and Dreamers’ celebrate boho-glam fashion within touching distance of the Atlantic breakers. And ‘Still Waters’ draws on the mellow mood of the ocean to create a serene wedding scene.


The Unbridled

Paige Grace

For those of you drawn to the rolling hills and tucked-away valleys of Devon’s rural heart, there’s ‘Luxe in the Country’, a masterclass in contemporary styling for a rustic barn setting, and, as the nights draw in and all things snug take centre stage, ‘Autumn Heart’ is a love-letter to the bounty of the season with a boho-rustic edge.


Kamila Nowak

Melanie Barnfield

The real weddings in our ‘Got Wed’ section offer yet more evidence of the dream canvas this county offers for a wedding, taking us from Harriet and Shash’s celebrations overlooking the sprawling seascapes of Saunton Sands in north Devon to Dipty and Ryan’s Hindu wedding-meets-high-tea in the historic setting of Torquay’s Torre Abbey. The beauty of these settings echoes the beauty of the love stories that play out there. After 15 years of editing Wed Magazine, I don’t think I’ve ever felt more emotional at compiling these pages. From the medics who have worked incessantly during the pandemic to the couples who have faced multiple postponements, I can’t tell you how happy it made me to see these gorgeous pairs savouring the day of their dreams – and having their nearest and dearest there to witness it. It’s such a privilege to share these moments of joy, love and euphoria with you, our lovely readers. I hope they inspire and fill you with excitement for your own dream day, wherever you choose to marry on these sublime shores.

Rebecca x


Memories & Milestones

Clare Kinchin

Freeformimages Photography

STYLE
12. SPIRIT OF THE SEA
Inspiration for a wedding awash with oceanic treasures

14. YOU, ME AND THE SEA
A summer elopement by the sea sprinkled with artisan touches 

20. ANGEL OF THE NORTH
Ethereal lace and light-catching jewels on the sands of Woolacombe

26. WED’S WISH LIST
Dream dresses, head-turning accessories and so-stylish shoes

30. MORE THAN A DRESS
Ramp up the romance in these super-chic gowns

38. WED’S BOUDOIR
Bridal beauty tips and trends

40. DREAMERS AND LOVERS
Boho-chic inspiration for a free-spirited celebration on Devon’s north coast

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

55. WED’S HIP LIST
Fresh, fun and fabulous ways to add a unique touch to your day

58. LUXE IN THE COUNTRY
Stylish inspiration for a modern wedding in Devon’s rural heart

64. AUTUMN HEART
Embrace the bounty of autumn with abundant foliage, flavours and florals

68. STILL WATERS
Muted shades and shoreline treasures for a serene celebration by the sea

FEATURES
47. BE JEWELLED
Aisle-worthy jewels, from statement earrings to head-turning gems

50. RING TONES
Bold and beautiful rings dotted with colourful gemstones

74. THE GUEST EDIT
How to ensure your guest list doesn’t grow beyond the size of your big day

78. CHEERS!
Expert advice for planning your big day drinks menu

82. DEVON IN A GLASS
Top tipples for a drinks reception bursting with local flavour

86. SIMPLE PLEASURES
Sweet ideas for a wedding packed with personality

90. THE GREAT OUTDOORS
The wedding experts on how to make your wild wedding dreams a reality

94. PICK OF THE BUNCH
Dreamlike bouquets in shades of pink, peach and cream

96. PLAY TIME
Keep your little guests happy with these child-friendly entertainment ideas

100. LET THE MUSIC PLAY
Top soundtrack suggestions for each stage of your day

105. WED’S VENUES GUIDE
The ultimate guide to Devon’s finest wedding venues

120. WEATHERING THE STORM
How to keep your relationship strong during testing times

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

125. 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
Photography Maria Madison mariamadison.co.uk
Coordination, headdress & jewellery Janie Wolverson, The Lucky Sixpence theluckysixpence.co.uk
Dress Dandelions and Pearls dandelionsandpearls.com
Hair Natalie Nichols Bridal instagram.com/natalienicholsbridal
Make-up Emma Roberts emmarobertsmakeup.book.app
Models Emma spotlight.com/7777-3426-4320
Lance instagram.com/lanceashton