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Devon Wed Magazine - Issue 51


HAPPY DAYS!
 
After two years of uncertainty in the wedding world, it’s safe to say weddings are back – and wow, are they joyful! My inbox and social media feed have never been so full of incredible weddings and the happiness is almost palpable in every photo. It’s been a long wait for some – and there’s a definite sense of couples grabbing life, cherishing love and really savouring the togetherness a wedding day brings. We’ve noticed other changes, too. Weddings are growing ever more personalised, guest experience is front and centre, sustainability is key, and the rulebook is well and truly being thrown out.

 

The spirit of the modern wedding movement weaves through these pages. Mediterranean Dreams brings the colours and laidback vibes of Ibiza to a Devon rural idyll, complete with an aerial acrobat, saxophonist and party-ready mood, while Modern Love sets the scene for a contemporary wedding where soft neutrals meet industrial accents. Natural Wonders draws inspiration from the rolling hills and flower-filled meadows of new wedding venue Holwell Farmhouse – a perfect canvas for couples dreaming of marrying their love for the outdoors with their love for each other in a tucked-away corner of Devon.

This issue’s Got Wed is full of couples who sprinkled their personalities and passions into their weddings. We love how Fay and Will threw out the rulebook for their festival celebrations on the edge of Dartmoor, filling their day with brilliantly personal touches, homemade décor and a carnival of colour. Harri and Doug painted their country wedding with their favourite colours and served their favourite meal (pie!) while the anthem for their day was inspired by the TV show Schitt’s Creek. And ocean-loving pair Laura and Hugh married barefoot on the cliffs of North Devon before paddleboarding around the headland for their big confetti moment!

Wedding day attire is growing ever more fun and free of expectation, too – see Wed’s Trend Report on p.30 for the latest looks gracing Devon’s bridal boutiques. You’ll also find trending hair accessories, florals, styling inspiration and more. We hope you’ll feel inspired to plan the happiest – and truly individual – of days. Enjoy!

Rebecca

STYLE

14. PEARLY QUEEN

Wear pearls on W-day, from your tresses to your toes

 

16. BELEARIC BLISS

Ibiza vibes for relaxed, sun-drenched wedding

 

22. MODERN LOVE

Neutrals for a soft, romantic scheme

 

28. WED’S WISH LIST

Dream dresses and head-turning accessories

 

32. WED’S TREND REPORT

Kick-start your quest for ‘the one’ with these hot bridal looks

 

42. WED’S BOUDOIR

Bridal beauty tips and trends

 

44. LOVE IS IN THE HAIR

Statement headband or romantic hair vine? Our favourite big day hair accessories

 

48. BE JEWELLED

Luxe up your wedding look with these exquisite pieces

 

62. WORKING THE GROOM

Top-trending looks for the man of the moment

 

65. WED’S HIP LIST

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

 

66. NATURAL WONDER

Put nature at the heart of your wedding 

 

72. PIER ONE SHOOT

Soft, pretty decor for a celebration at the water’s edge

 

FEATURES

52. RING AWAKENING

Expert advice for finding an exquisite and earth-friendly wedding ring 

 

56. A HEN TO REMEMBER

From making gin to cuddling piglets, here’s how to bid farewell to singledom in style

 

78. WE ARE FAMILY

Mark the creation of your new blended family with these love-filled ideas

 

82. SPEECH THERAPY

Top tips for nailing your wedding speeches 

 

86. DREAM SCENE

The wedding stylists share their favourite trends for a wow factor wedding 

 

94. FLORAL FORECAST

The freshest looks for wedding flowers picked out by the floral experts

 

101. BIG LOVE

Big weddings are back! Here’s how to throw a wedding on a grand scale

 

107. WED’S VENUES GUIDE

The ultimate guide to Cornwall’s finest wedding venues

 

REGULARS

10. 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, Jessica Kearney, Phoebe Taylor

 

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 Butterfly Photography weddingsbybutterfly.com

Coordination & styling Kept Weddings with Laura keptweddings.co.uk

Dress Bridal Reloved Street bridalreloved.co.uk/shops/street/

Hair Natalie Nichols Bridal instagram.com/natalienicholsbridal

Make-up Lucille n Co lucillenco.com

Hair accessories & jewellery The Lucky Sixpence theluckysixpence.co.uk

Groom’s outfit Zebel Bespoke zebel.co.uk

Models Ellena Louise Waite, Raithe Standen

 

 

 

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