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Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 50


Welcome to the 50th Devon issue of Wed Magazine! 


We couldn’t be prouder to be reaching this special milestone and, looking back over the past 13 years, a reel of wonderful moments, fun photo shoots, fabulous people and love in the most spectacular landscapes plays out in my mind.








The publication of our first issue in 2010 saw my husband Brendan and I spending the ensuing years criss-crossing Devon from north to south, east to west – and, I have to say, I fell more in love with the county each time. From the cliffs of Croyde to the enchantment of Burgh Island, from the splendour of Powderham Castle and Bovey Castle to the breathtaking romance of country houses such as Pynes House, Rockbeare Manor and Coombe Trenchard, it’s been wonderful to visit so many incredible places and meet the warm, talented and passionate individuals of Devon’s wedding industry – the combination of which makes the county such a magical place to get married. 






It’s been a blast – and we couldn’t be prouder that Wed continues to be an integral part of so many couples’ journeys to the altar. It’s such a privilege to be here with you at such a special and significant chapter in your lives. Thank you to all our wonderful readers, advertisers and industry friends who make this magazine such a delight to run.






And now to the future. After the heartache of the past couple of years, I, for one, am particularly excited for the weddings this year, which promise to be more joy-filled than ever. It was so moving to cover the first post-lockdown weddings and witness the palpable emotion of people coming together after so long apart. It’s been a vivid reminder of the special place weddings occupy in our lives – in bringing people together, in creating moments to cherish forever, in celebrating love in all its forms.






We like to think of every issue as a celebration of Devon – and in this, our 50th issue, the county shines like never before. One of our favourite country house venues, Pynes House is abloom with gorgeous florals, timelessly elegant detailing and a generous helping of Bridgerton vibes in ‘A Fine Romance’. Another breathtakingly beautiful Devon gem, Brickhouse Vineyard is captivating in the depths of winter in ‘Winter Wonder’, where foraged treasures and ethereal styling meet super-chic fashions.






Our real weddings take us from the rocky crags of Dartmoor in Tara and Kelvin’s wildly romantic winter nuptials to the idyllic rural setting of Upton Barn in Laura and Earl’s sun-drenched celebrations. Molly and Will’s summer wedding at Rockbeare Manor brims with music and sunshine, while the sense of happiness is palpable in every image of Kate and Tayler’s colourful moorland wedding.


Love, joy and the beauty of Devon shines through each of these life-affirming stories – and, indeed, this very special issue of Wed! I hope you enjoy it.


Rebecca x 




STYLE

12. AMAZING GRACE

Literary inspired touches for a timelessly beautiful wedding


14. A FINE ROMANCE

Abundant blooms and timelessly romantic styling at Pynes House


22. WINTER WONDER

Wildly beautiful winter wedding inspiration at Brickhouse Vineyard


30. WED’S WISH LIST

Dream dresses and head-turning finishing touches


34. SHAPE OF YOU

Swoon-worthy silhouettes, from airy ball gowns to uber glam mermaids


48. WED’S BOUDOIR

Bridal beauty tips and trends


62. THE BRIDESMAID DRESS EDIT

These frocks are serious bridal party goals


70. SUIT YOURSELF

Country gent or coastal cool? Wear your personal style with panache on W-day


75. WED’S HIP LIST

Fresh, fun and fabulous ways to add a unique touch to your day


78. ESTATE OF GRACE

Fairytale-worthy romance with a luxe twist at Ugbrooke House


84. RHAPSODY IN BLUE

A symphony of blues and intricate Eastern inspired details at Eversfield Lodge


FEATURES

44. HEAVEN SCENT

Perfume your wedding to perfection with these fragrant ideas


50. RING AWAKENING

A guide to choosing your dream ring from the experts


54. BE JEWELLED

Aisle-worthy jewels, from personalised pendants to captivating crowns


58. THE ZERO-DRAMA GUIDE TO BRIDESMAIDS

Look forward to bridesmaid bliss with these top tips


67. GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE!

How to bring the joy to your bridal preparations


90. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU

Fashions, feasting and how to do your day your way


95. NEW ORDER

Reimagine your wedding day with these personality-packed ideas 


98. 10 TIPS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WEDDING

From food to flowers, how to plan a stylish and sustainable celebration


104. WED’S VENUES GUIDE

The ultimate guide to Devon’s finest wedding venues


120. THE LOWDOWN ON PRE-WEDDING ANXIETY

Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s how to deal with the pressures of the planning period


REGULARS

6. BRIDAL BUZZ

What’s new, what’s hot, what’s on


125. GOT WED

Newly-weds share a glimpse of their day


162. 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, 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 Tara Statton tarastattonphotography.com

Styling Elisabeth Shell Events elisabethshellevents.com

Venue Pynes House pyneshouse.co.uk

Hair The Updo Girl theupdogirl.com

Make-up Laura Le Page Bridal Makeup lauralepagebridalmakeup.com

Dress Kate Walker Bridal katewalkerbridal.co.uk

Headpiece Clare Lloyd Accessories clarelloyd.co.uk

Tuxedo Zebel Bespoke zebel.co.uk

Flowers Flourish and Grace flourishandgrace.com 

Model Clara Bond & Chris clarabond.com

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