Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding - July/August 2022 (Issue 38)

JUL/AUG 2022 £3.55 FASHION, BEAUTY, GROOMS, HONEYMOONS, NEWS, OFFERS, VENUES AND MORE Give it a glow Big-day beauty must-haves FROCK STAR Fun and flirty dresses Warm welcome Cool coastal venues NEW BEGINNINGS Sustainable eco ideas Retro-inspired styled shoot Vintage vibes FROM THE HEART Expert local suppliers reveal all LOVE ACTUALLY Romantic real-life weddings

Coastal VENUE CORNWALL’S Sea views, sparkling service and smiles. From rustic weddings in our yurt to glitz and glamour in our marquee-style events barn - whatever your vision, we take your dreams and turn them into your perfect day. A wedding as unique as the two of you... Start planning your special day Call: 01209 842 354 Email: Download our brochure

REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER A warm welcome from Claire 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around the regions 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 62 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer big-day advice 98 COMPETITION Win a two-night stay in the Lake District CONTENTS JULY/AUGUST 2022 VENUES 15 COAST TO COAST Waterside wedding venues 23 SPOTLIGHT ON... North and West Devon On the cover Jessica Apps Phot graphy is the talent behind the lens of our latest cover photographed during a retro-themed shoot at Boconnion in Cornwall that’s exclusively revealed on page 51. To book Jessica for your wedding, visit 79 15 FEATURES 47 CAST AWAY This local shoot showcases the beauty of an intimate Cornish elopement at Trevone Bay 51 RETRO VIBES Cornish wedding venue Boconnion in Bodmin was the delightful backdrop for this fun photo shoot 57 ECO-CHIC Sustainable wedding ideas 61 SWEET TREATS Wow-factor wedding cakes 64 FROM MISS TO MRS County Wedding Magazines’ senior editor Melissa Barker shares her wedding planning journey 67 THE BRIDGERTON EFFECT Editorial assistant Gracie Leader looks at how Netflix’s biggest show has influenced weddings 3

REAL WEDDINGS 28 MAGIC MOMENTS Anya and Andy’s extended coastal celebration enjoyed an elegant burgundy and champagne theme 35 BESIDE THE SEASIDE Harriet and Peter’s beach celebration took place at The Grain Store in Devon 40 MAKING WAVES Harriet and Liam’s summer wedding enjoyed a beach backdrop and pretty-in-pink touches HONEYMOONS 92 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and honeymoon destinations 94 CARIBBEAN VIBES Enjoy breathtaking, tropical views whilst listening to turquoise waters rolling in with a glass of St. Lucia’s famous rum punch in hand 96 TRAVEL GOALS An island country nestled in South Asia, Sri Lanka has always been a bucket-list destination for Louise Prance GROOMS 89 GROOMS’ NEWS Best buys and product launches 90 FUN IN THE SUN Honeymoon must-haves for the groom-to-be FASHION & BEAUTY 71 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 73 STYLE DOWN THE AISLE These boho-inspired dresses in luxe lace and flowing fabrics were made for fun and flirting 79 PARTY PIECES These glamorous gowns are worthy of the red carpet 82 LEADING LADY Mothers-of-the-bride will love these stylish dresses and accessories 84 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with the must-haves for the bride-to-be 86 YOU CAUGHT MY EYE! We put together some gorgeous wedding-day eye make-up looks using the newest launches to hit the counters 87 FASHION Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 61 89 96 71 73 4

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Yes, you guessed it, I have been lucky enough to take a trip to the jewel of the Greek islands this year and it didn’t disappoint! Santorini has always featured high on my travel wish-list and thanks to The Greek Villas, this trip became a reality (don’t miss my review later this autumn!) For those of you not braving the airport crowds this year and vacationing closer to home, our latest issue is packed with staycation ideas, from coastal hotels to glamping retreats. Couples wanting a beach wedding in Devon or Cornwall should take inspiration from our real-life couples this issue as well as our exclusive elopement shoot that took place at Trevone Bay. Check out and our social channels for fashion, beauty, and wedding styling ideas and we’ve recently created our very own County Wedding Magazines YouTube channel, providing our readers with plenty of wedspiration from venue tours to dream dresses. Catch up on beauty reviews and how-tos from our beauty editor and peek behind the scenes of styled shoots featured in our titles past and present. You can even be a fly on the wall at some real weddings and you’ll also find local supplier interviews packed with tips and tricks. We’re adding more content all the time, so why not hit SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a thing? It’s your one-stop shop for wedding vid-spiration! Simply head to YouTube and search County Wedding Magazines. Wishing you a very happy holiday and safe travels and I’ll see you next issue! Claire x ISSN 2397-4133 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Claire Ridley | Editor Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Kelly Andrews | Deputy Managing Editor and Beauty Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor Melissa Barker | Senior Editor, Grooms and Travel Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers | Stephanie Hodder | Vicky O’Connor Production Assistant | Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 538 490 ACCOUNT MANAGER Tony Smith | 01376 538 562 Subscriptions 01376 514 000 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing.. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding is published six times a year. Subscription rates are £18.20 per annum (incl. p+p). Cheques should be made out to KD Media Publishing and sent to Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding, c/o KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP. @YourDevonCornwallWedding @CWM_YDCW @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and Claire Ridley, Editor Summer in Santorini cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS I love a colourful smoke bomb so when this styled shoot photographed by Hannah Timms Photography landed in my inbox, I just couldn’t resist showing you all on page 47! The founder of Floreat botanical sparkling wine, Anne-Marie Hurst was recently a star on the television show Dragon’s Den. Take advantage of our exclusive offer on page 13! Being looked after by host Michael at the luxurious Villa Mellow located close to Oia in Santorini. Booked through The Greek Villas, this piece of paradise comes with 24-hour private service ( Enjoying the views in the Insta-worthy town of Oia in Santorini. 6

7 Anya and Andy also enjoyed smoke bombs on the beach with their couple portraits taken by Summit Imagery at Watermouth Cove Weddings in Devon. Read their real-life love story on page 28. Check out the new collaboration, Bramley x Luxury Family Hotels in our eco feature on page 57. The Birdie Photo Booth featured in our retro-inspired shoot on page 51 features all of my favourite things – pink, neon signage and a glitter disco ball! Three Mile Beach in Cornwall has launched a Seafood Feasting experience, read all about it on page nine. I’m learning to roller skate this summer! Read more about Impala Skate on page 71. The Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling restaurant and bar located at Carbis Bay Estate in Cornwall provided the beautiful backdrop for Harriet and Liam’s summer celebration. All is revealed on page 40. Harriet and Peter enjoyed a beautiful beach wedding followed by a reception at The Grain Store in Kingsbridge, Devon, shown on page 35. EDITOR’S LETTER

Situated in the heart of Cornwall, The Barn at Pengelly is nestled within a 5th generation working farm, with an indoor and outdoor ceremonies licence. The family have lovingly created a unique venue that overlooks rolling hills and tranquil lakes. With multi-day exclusive hire, on-site accommodation that sleeps up to 21, camping and a luxury honeymoon cabin overlooking the lakes, our team will ensure you make memories that will last a lifetime. The venue comes equipped with a commercial kitchen and preferred caterers, fully staffed rustic bar, wedding coordination, rustic banquet tables and chairs, lawn games and luxury bathrooms. We cater for both intimate and large scale weddings, with capacity for 300+ guests. 50% DISCOUNT ON 2022 WEDDINGS! Prices start from just £1,750 for multi-day hire CORNWALL’S BRAND NEW WEDDING VENUE Multi award winning Chau eured or Self Drive Sidecar Hire for Weddings Tailoring the hire of our beautiful Triumph Bonneville with Watsonian sidecar to suit your requirements is simply what we do. We’re here to make a special day, extra special and to help to create a memory that among those few, will last a lifetime. Choose from a chauffeured service or our self drive option which includes free basic tuition, covering the riding techniques required to help keep you and your passenger’s safe. Call 0800 009 6464or email Paignton, Devon TQ3 2AH

Nearlywed The latest news from both counties WORK WITH RICK STEIN Rick Stein Restaurants has launched a flexible careers scheme in Cornwall, a diversifying hospitality option offering those with varying levels of experience the opportunity to work flexibly, with no commitment on hours or shifts. It’s welcoming applicants of all ages and levels of experience to join the team for as little as one shift a week, effective across all restaurants located in Cornwall, Dorset, Wiltshire, London and Hampshire. Co-founder and company director Jill Stein OBE wants to welcome those with no or little experience in hospitality. Taking a more inclusive approach to recruitment, the family-run business including seven restaurants, hotels and self-catered properties hopes to attract talented people from all backgrounds, enabling a positive work-life balance. Having offered part-time and full-time roles across all areas of hospitality since 1975, Rick Stein Restaurants recognises that there has been a drastic shift in approaches to work in recent years, with a desire for flexible careers and a growing number of people looking for part-time and supplementary jobs. Roles across a range of the sites include chefs, hosts, retail assistants, hotel receptionists, waiting staff, porters and kitchen porters. Part-time and flexible members of the team will enjoy all the same benefits as those working more hours, including service charge, paid holiday, 50% discount in the restaurants, and more. Jill Stein says: “We know that hospitality is a hugely rewarding career, and we welcome people from all walks of life to experience that, without personal circumstances getting in the way. I am so proud that we’re broadening our horizons, moving with the times and offering people the chance to join our team on a basis that works for them. Welfare is so important to us, and we understand that for some people a day or two a week is all that’s needed, so we’re ready to offer that with some amazing roles across the restaurants and shops.” Get in touch at or visit SOMETHING NEW As we announced in the last issue, Honeybugs in Cornwall recently unveiled Hatty, a 1963 UK-registered right-hand-drive Beetle (Bug) that has been fully restored and is now operating at weddings - here she is at her first official wedding in the region! To book, visit NEWS CONGRATULATIONS! He’s done it again! Kingsbridge-based photographer Martyn Norsworthy is no stranger to winning awards at the highest level and his stunning black and white image called Kiss Me, captured at Shilstone House in Modbury during the wedding of Giovanna and Daniel has already earned him international and global recognition – and still the awards for that iconic shot keep coming! The image, which won Bronze in the One Eyeland competitions ‘World’s Top 10 Wedding Photos 2021’ and ‘World’s Top 10 Black and White Photos 2021’ has now scooped Bronze in the One Eyeland Photography Awards - People Category – Weddings. Martyn tells us, “Kiss Me is a real-life image taken partway through a wedding which highlights that even within the tight time frames on the day, I can deliver international award-winning quality photographs for my clients to treasure forever. It proves you don’t have to spend ages setting up a staged shot to capture a moment of magic.” He adds, “I knew instantly that this image would be stunning and I shot it in monochrome - many of my most iconic images are in black and white.” To book Martyn for your wedding, visit 9 LOCAL NEWS

COME DINE WITH US Three Mile Beach in St Ives has introduced the three-night Seafront Feasting experience with highlights including guided foraging, a ‘Cook & Eat’ session with a local private chef and a distilling masterclass with famed Tarquin’s Gin. Hidden among the golden dunes of Gwithian, this award-winning coastal collection of 15 luxury beach houses in the heart of West Cornwall celebrates the region’s abundance of fresh produce and allows food lovers to experience the region’s thriving gastronomic scene away from the busy summer crowds. Guests will be greeted with a traditional Cornish cream tea and a hamper of fine local produce on arrival. Dinner will be enjoyed in the outdoor open-air restaurant serving Cornish takes on street food favourites paired with locally distilled gins, fine ales, creative cocktails and soft drinks. Guests can also opt for an exclusive private chef experience in the comfort of their beach house, choosing from a delicious five-course tasting menu or a Three Mile Feast. On day two, breakfast will be enjoyed at the Godrevy Beach Café followed by a guided foraging tour with award-winning author, cook and tutor Rachel Lamber. Guests will use their foraged ingredients in a ‘Cook & Eat’ immersive cookery class in their beach house with local chef Rupert Cooper. Couples can opt to try their hand at a two-hour distilling masterclass at Tarquin’s Gin School while sea lovers can enjoy a family-friendly mackerel fishing trip or a full-day private tour with Blue Fin Charters. Surf lessons and coasteering sessions can be arranged, along with bodyboard, surfboard and wetsuit hire. Back on the wrap-around terrace at the beach house, complete with sunken cedar-wood hot tub and barrel sauna, visitors will enjoy an evening of pizza-making using the Ooni pizza oven and DIY pizza kit. Prices start at £435 per person, based on six people sharing a stylish three-bedroom beach house for three nights. To book, visit EDITOR LOVES Mainbrace, a Cornish brand known for its award-winning golden rum has launched a Cornish Dry Gin made with Cornish water and local botanicals, namely lemon verbena harvested from St. Michaels Mount and three different types of seaweed – kelp, dulse, and sea spaghetti – sourced from the Cornish Seaweed Company in Gweek. The gin has a unique taste, dominated by citrus notes, particularly lime, with secondary notes stemming from the seaweed. To shop, visit GRAB-AND-GO THIS SUMMER In other gin-related news, Tarquin’s hand-crafted Cornish gin has announced the launch of its grab-and-go gin and tonic cans as the latest thirst-quenching addition to its award-winning range. They combine a light tonic with Tarquin’s flagship Cornish Dry Gin distilled with 12 botanicals sourced from across the globe and locally foraged on the wild Cornish coast. Juniper is balanced with fresh citrus and a bright floral finish, all packaged within a sleek signature blue can. This refreshing, premium on-the-go tipple is ideal for picnics, parties and beach weddings. Founder Tarquin Leadbetter comments: “We’re celebrating the great British summer with our latest release. At Tarquin’s we’re always looking to try new things and test new products - our new cans went through meticulous testing to create an on-the-go product that doesn’t compromise on quality or taste.” The cans priced at £3.00 each are available to purchase from the Tarquin’s shops located in Padstow, St Ives and Fowey or online at 10

Whether it’s creating the perfect look for your bridal makeup or helping you plan your wedding down to the last detail, our aim is to truly make it your beautiful day. Our accredited make up artiste and planning team covers Cornwall, Devon and beyond. We all love what we do and it really does show! To find out how we can help you too, call 07412 454549 | A newly converted rustic barn with an industrial edge set in the beautiful Exe Valley - for couples seeking a chilled, bespoke countryside wedding. 01884 855538 CLEAVE BARTON, BICKLEIGH, TIVERTON, EX16 8RG Searching for a venue with the 'wow' factor...?

Honey Bugs is based in Cornwall and provides vintage VWWedding campers for your big day! T: 01209 822383 E: handsomehank01 BugsCornwall bugscornwall “Sara and Symeon went above and beyond to make our day that little bit more special. Their communication from the very start was faultless. Everything was so easy from the point of booking to the actual day. I’d highly recommend them.” This is a lower alcohol sparkling wine creating the complete experience of the most beautiful sparkling wine but at less than half the alcohol. PERFECT FOR WEDDINGS AND CELEBRAT IONS Experience Better 01872 672372 PERFECTFIZZ 20% off a case of 6 bottles

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, ENTER VIA OUR WEBSITE. Closing date 30th September, 2022, unless otherwise stated. Terms and conditions apply. POP, FIZZ, CLINK! Anne-Marie Hurst, a qualified medical herbalist from Cornwall and founder of The Flower Miners, recently presented her botanical sparkling wine, Floreat on the popular television show Dragon’s Den. She says, “Being filmed for Dragon’s Den was an exciting experience and a great way of letting consumers know about the brand.” As an experienced drinks industry director, Anne-Marie pitched the wine to the dragons for investment to support marketing. To date, the entrepreneur has seen success with the product in the wellness sector after establishing a national drinks distributor at the start of 2020 to provide it to high-end spa hotels and wedding venues. She tells us, “Floreat offers a first into the drinks market and I’m excited to continue to delight new customers with its unique blend of herbs, flowers and grapes.” Each bottle of Floreat, launched in 2019 and produced in Cornwall, contains more than 20 fresh organic rose petals, 50 lime flowers, 75 milk thistle seeds, 40 violets and a pinch of St John’s wort and horsetail, plus it’s suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Floreat provides drinkers with a wine that’s lower in alcohol and calories than a typical bottle of champagne (5.4% ABV and 35 calories per 100ml compared to 12.5% ABV and 72 calories per 100ml for champagne.) During the last decade, people are watching what they drink far more, some because they’re the designated driver at an event, others because they’re counting the calories and many who want to avoid hangovers. Floreat is at the forefront of incorporating medical-grade herbs within wine and Anne-Marie has been able to patent this concept. It’s designed to relax guests and provide a drinking experience that’s more than just flavour, focusing on mood and stress relief whilst gently removing the negative effects of alcohol. After all, the success of any good event is largely linked to guests feeling relaxed, comfortable and socially engaged with hosts putting a great deal of thought into the drinks on offer. Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding has teamed up with Floreat to offer readers a case of six bottles with free UK delivery (usual price £108, offer price £96 inc VAT). To take advantage of our exclusive offer, visit quoting WEDDING12.; Take advantage of these great giveaways Freebies &OFFERS Award-winning British contemporary jewellery designer and silversmith Lucy Quartermaine has had a passion for designing and creating jewellery from a young age, having been inspired by her grandmother’s craft and skill. Loved by A-list celebrities in the UK and around the world, Lucy’s brand is renowned for stylish designs and luxury aesthetics. What’s more, for every piece of jewellery purchased a tree is planted meaning eco-concious consumers can rest assured their purchases are sustainable. With elegant jewellery and accessories perfect for the big day, County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Lucy Quartermaine to offer readers the chance to win an Art Deco Oval Pendant worth £95. The 925 sterling silver with rhodium overlay pendant is inset with white topaz gemstones and can be worn at a 16 or 20-inch length. Visit ACCESSORISE AND SHINE FREEBIES & OFFERS 13 i f ht tps : / /www. facebook .com/c l i f fhousesa l combe/ ht tps : / / twi t ter .com/Sa l combec l i f f ht tps : / /www. i ns l i f fhousesa l combe/ *Photographs by Emma Stoner Photography Bespoke, Unique, Coastal, Historical – all words that can be used to describe our weddings at CLIFF HOUSE SALCOMBE … Perched on the gently sloping cliffs above Falmouth Bay, our wonderful venue offers a relaxed space for you to gather your favourite people for a full day of unforgettable wedding celebrations. On sunny days, toast to your ‘just married’ status with a chilled glass of bubbly as you take in the panoramic sea views from our sun-soaked terrace. Why choose us? • Modern, sea view ceremony space • Ceremony space seats up to 80 people • Panoramic views over Falmouth Bay from our grounds, venue and terrace • Access to breath-taking sea views for picture perfect photography • Direct access to sea view balcony • Gather around 100 guests for a sit-down meal, and up to 180 for your evening bash • Our experienced Wedding Coordinator will be on hand to ensure you plan and enjoy your perfect day • A mouth-watering selection of menus, or speak us about a bespoke offering • A fully stocked bar featuring local ales, gins, wines and soft drinks • Private use of our Bridal Suite for getting ceremony-ready • All year-round venue – our prices change seasonally Contact our Wedding and Events Coordinator, Megan, on to start planning your big day. @abovethebayweddingevents abovethebayweddingevents Above the Bay Weddings & Events - Falmouth Golf Club Swanpool Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5BQ

Coast to Coast Make a splash in one of these wonderful waterside wedding venues THE BARN AT PENGELLY, TRURO, CORNWALL This stylish new purpose-built wedding venue with its statement glass entrance foyer is located on a working farm overlooking rolling hills and sprawling lakes. Featuring two outdoor terraces where lawn games can be enjoyed, the venue offers an outdoor ceremony area under a pagoda on the lower terrace with views of the lakes. Alternatively, the spacious indoor area can hold a large party of up to 300 guests for the ceremony and up to 400 people for the reception, and an Insta-worthy feature is a rustic-inspired bar that’s handmade from ash trees that have fallen on the farm. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01872 229 842, ❤ We love… the hand-crafted, eco-friendly honeymoon cabin enjoying waterside views available for two nights for the happy couple. PIER ONE PLYMOUTH This contemporary venue enjoys a prime water’s edge location and blends industrial character with rustic-inspired, minimalistic features. It boasts floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, flooding the premises with natural light. Despite the broadly modern feel, elements of the historic Plymouth Hoe heritage can be seen just outside in the dramatic limestone cliffs and original stone stairs leading to the sea. This popular year-round venue offers ample outdoor spaces enjoying spectacular coastal scenery. Couples can host their ceremony on the Sea View Balcony for an intimate 20 loved ones and soon up to 65 guests will be able to gather on the Sea Facing Terrace that’s currently being built. In the event of rain, the balcony has a roof and the new terrace will benefit from glass sides that can be closed and a retractable roof. There are two spaces available for an indoor or al fresco reception. The stylish indoor function room offers a casual and relaxed feel and has been designed to comfortably host up to 45 guests. The dedicated bar that serves it not only looks out on to Plymouth Sound but also features a balcony in front. Alternatively, the new outdoor terrace will host up to 65 guests for the reception. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01752 251 320, ❤ We love… the Sea View Balcony for an elopement wedding. Photography of The Barn at Pengelly courtesy of and What ’s new? Images of Pier One Plymouth courtesy of THEMED VENUES 15

POLURRIAN ON THE LIZARD, CORNWALL This pristine white clifftop location was awarded Silver in the Wedding Venue of the Year category in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021/22 and it’s not hard to see why! Not only does the venue, perched on the unspoilt Lizard Peninsula benefit from the best sunsets in the region, but it also offers a variety of wedding packages to suit all budgets, and bespoke menus easily catering for all dietary requirements. With reception rooms boasting unbeatable views across Mounts Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, a choice of function rooms includes the Marconi Room designed for ceremonies of up to 60 guests (or elopement nuptials) and the Cove View Suite, complete with its own bar, that can host up to 90 people for the ceremony and 100 for the wedding breakfast. The restaurant boasting a Gozney wood-fired oven also provides a romantic ceremony backdrop and top-quality catering is promised for all packages, with highlights on the menu including Thai fishcakes, gin-cured salmon and hake loin. The property is home to 41 individually styled bedrooms perfect for wedding guests, making this an idyllic coastal spot for both low-key, intimate weddings and larger parties. The venue can also be hired on an exclusive basis, providing use of the entire hotel and 12 acres of cliff-top gardens. Originally built in 1890, the property was a fashionable railway hotel appealing to distinguished guests. Destroyed by a fire in 1909 and rebuilt, the hotel has hosted glamorous guests from Hollywood’s heyday to Strictly Come Dancing stars. Every bit as welcoming now as it was then, the modern-day Polurrian on the Lizard enjoyed an exciting refurbishment in 2019 and remains a fashionable escape with a health club and spa, seasonal outdoor pool and restaurant serving up delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Weddings and events manager Megan Walsingham achieved the further accolade of Bronze in the Unsung Hero category in the awards so couples are in good hands as her expert skills promise to remove the stress from the planning process. Megan tells us, “I help from the enquiry stage through to the big day. It’s important to me to have a good relationship with all of my couples and I have worked hard to build great relationships with local suppliers.” Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01326 240 421, ❤ We love… that as part of the Exclusive-Use Package, all guests staying over will receive breakfast and the happy couple will be invited to a food tasting and a one-night stay in a sea view room before their wedding. There’s also an Elopement Package available for couples only. OSBORNE HOTEL, TORQUAY, DEVON This boutique regency hotel marries a modern interior with a hint of historic Victorian style and commands stunning views of Meadfoot beach, sitting in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens stretching down to the sea. Ceremonies take place on the popular outdoor wedding terrace for up to 70 guests seated that enjoys panoramic views of the bay. There’s also the Crescent Lounge which is a more intimate ceremony spot seating up to 50 loved ones. The grand Crescent Suite is where receptions are held and a wedding breakfast here can seat up to 120 people. It’s a large spacious room with air conditioning, a private entrance and a bar. It has a high ceiling and large Victorian-style windows revealing bayside vistas. On-site, there’s a tennis court, outdoor pool and a three-tier terrace bar and kitchen for guests to enjoy. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01803 213 311, ❤ We love… that couples who book their wedding at the venue receive a one-night complimentary stay and free menu tasting. 16

DEVON’S BEST RUSTIC VENUE Weddings for up to 150 guests Stunning country location Accommodation Outdoor or Indoor Ceremonies Lakeside, Barn & Farmhouse Weddings Weekend Packages Relaxed Family Atmosphere w w w. d e e r s l e a p r e t r e a t . c o . u k | +44 (0)1398 341407 | Deer’s Leap Retreat, West Anstey, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3NZ North Devon’s hidden gem With sweeping views of the coastline as well as stunning gardens Tapeley Park is one of the only venues in North Devon to have both, the perfect setting for your wedding. Bringing a sense of the exotic to every wedding photo, Tapeley’s Italian Terrace gardens are a beautiful space for guests to socialise and reflect between the excitement of the matrimonial service and the revelry of the reception. From our Rustic Barn full of character to a marquee on the front lawn overlooking the sea, Tapeley Park is the ideal setting for your wedding. Our experienced wedding planner/master of ceremonies will also be there to make sure everything goes to plan. All you and your guests have to do is have a great time and make happy memories. Your event will be remembered long after the popping of champagne corks. At Tapeley you can have your wedding your way. TAPELEY PARK | INSTOW | NORTH DEVON | |

LUSTY GLAZE BEACH, NEWQUAY, CORNWALL Situated in a secluded cove framed by dramatic Cornish cliffs and boasting uninterrupted seascapes and fiery sunsets is this charming coastal venue located on its own private beach with spectacular sea views stretching across the Atlantic Ocean. It’s the only venue in Cornwall where couples can legally marry on the golden sand because beach ceremonies are only permitted with private beach closure weddings. As a privately-owned beach, Lusty Glaze can be hired exclusively for laid-back weddings. There are pretty blue beach huts flanking the right-hand side of the beach and the venue’s interior is styled with a beach-chic vibe with outdoor areas made from driftwood, including the statement chandeliers. At the heart of Lusty Glaze is the marquee that’s positioned to offer panoramic sea views directly facing the beach. It can accommodate up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and up to 250 people for the evening reception. Ceremonies take place for up to 120 guests seated under a canopy of fairylights on The Top Deck, a beach-chic indoor space with ocean views. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01637 872 444, ❤ We love… that no matter where couples choose to say ‘I do,’ there’s always a sea view! Photography of Lusty Glaze Beach courtesy of; and THEMED VENUES 19

THE LANDS END HOTEL, CORNWALL This Victorian hotel is located in an incredible coastal setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perched on 200-foot granite cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. It boasts magnificent sea views and sunsets and the exterior of the building, originally built in 1873, retains much of its Victorian charm. It’s home to 30 luxurious en-suite bedrooms decorated with contemporary touches. Ceremonies and receptions take place in The Atlantic Suite for up to 100 guests, a spacious area that provides a blank canvas. The restaurant holds up to 50 people, while a cosy Snug is an option for an intimate gathering and the Admiral Boston Room is ideal for elopements. The iconic Land’s End Signpost can be personalised with a message and there’s a complimentary stay in the romantic bridal suite for the happy couple on the night of the wedding, and their first anniversary. There’s also free wine and menu tasting for couples booking celebrations with more than 60 guests. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01736 871 844, ❤ We love… that the fields are brimming with wildflowers and animals grazing, and the ocean views showcase the iconic Longships Lighthouse. Visitors may even catch a glimpse of one of the grey seals, basking sharks or dolphins that swim in the waters surrounding Land’s End. ABOVE THE BAY FALMOUTH GOLF CLUB, CORNWALL This new modern building provides a stylish blank canvas on an 18-hole golf course set in acres of grounds surrounded by coastal views. Ceremonies take place for up to 80 guests seated in the elegant function room or up to 100 guests can gather in the restaurant for the wedding breakfast. Combined, both areas can accommodate up to 180 loved ones for the evening reception and the balcony offers an al fresco option. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01326 314 296, ❤ We love… that there’s a beach just two minutes’ walk away that’s perfect for big-day photographs and golf buggies are available for the pictures! 20

Canonteign Falls offers an impressive venue in a breathtaking setting Home to one of England’s highest waterfalls Canonteign Falls is a magnificent example of a Victorian folly set in 90 acres of ancient woodland and estate on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon. The waterfalls themselves descend for over 70m through ferns and woods. At the base of the falls, the woodland gives way to meadows and lakes making this one of the most breathtaking venues in Devon. With a lakeside Pagoda, event Barn, excellent facilities, and free parking the site is well set up to service any bespoke event and provides an impressive backdrop to suit any occasion. Our small but experienced event team is on hand to coordinate all events seamlessly at Canonteign Falls estate. Please contact Managing director Lianne Bell on to arrange a site visit. 01647 252614 ext 2 | 10% OFF for last few available 2023 dates

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Spotlight on... North and West Devon THE PIER HOUSE SEAFRONT BAR, RESTAURANT AND WEDDING VENUE, BIDEFORD Sea views are unmissable at this coastal-themed venue. The terraces, flanked by glass balustrades, provide the perfect outside space for guests to enjoy views stretching across the entire bay. There are plenty of photographic options thanks to the cliff-top location beside the famous Seafield House. Lush, green pastures follow the coastal path toward Abbotsham cliffs and beyond. Fusing chic, contemporary design with soft ocean hues, the venue provides a calming and stylish atmosphere. Ceremonies take place In the Bay Suite Ceremony and Function Room where stunning sea views can be enjoyed. A large multi-purpose room in which the wedding ceremony takes place is later transformed for the wedding breakfast and then again for the evening reception. Complete with a private bar, entertainment stage and DJ box with an audio system and projector screen, the lighting can be changed to reflect the wedding colour theme. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01237 477 777, ❤ We love... that wedding guests receive a 10% discount on accommodation that’s booked for the night of the wedding. VALLEYSIDE BARN, BICKLEIGH This newly converted, timber-clad barn finished with a black steel framework set in the stunning Exe Valley blends a rustic and industrial feel. It’s accessed via a hedge-lined driveway that passes by a picturesque pond and beautifully manicured gardens providing big-day photo opportunities. Inside, the spacious barn (where ceremonies and receptions for up to 170 guests take place) provides the wow factor with its bespoke glazed bar leading to a modern terrace adjoining the paddocks overlooking the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside. An al fresco ceremony option for up to 90 loved ones is in the Mediterranean-style courtyard that’s tucked away and draped in sweet honeysuckle and magnolia, also a great spot for a summer drinks reception. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01884 855 538, ❤ We love... the stylish honeymoon suite and three luxury glamping safari tents sleeping up to 20 people. LOCAL VENUES 23

THE HORN OF PLENTY, TAVISTOCK This luxurious award-winning country hotel is set in five acres of pretty landscaped grounds just a stone’s throw from the picturesque Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Dartmoor National Park. A recent redevelopment sees the spacious rooms decorated with vibrant pops of colour and the 2 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant features wall-to-ceiling sliding doors leading to the decked terrace that showcases spectacular views. Outdoor ceremonies take place against this backdrop with guests enjoying al fresco drinks and garden games in the manicured walled garden. The grounds are home to a pond, a wild orchard and pretty walkways perfect for big-day photographs. The large Acer (maple) tree positioned just outside the restaurant adds romance to winter weddings turning seasonal shades of orange and red. In the main house, exclusive-use weddings can take place for up to 90 guests during the day and 120 people in the evening. Larger parties can enjoy a marquee in the grounds while for couples wanting something small and intimate, the team at the hotel can offer elopement weddings, afternoon nuptials and smaller celebrations without exclusive use of the property being taken. Ceremonies take place in a choice of four licensed rooms and for those wanting a church wedding, there are some local country and town-based churches close by. Couples can then visit the hotel for reception drinks, the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01822 832 528, ❤ We love... that every wedding that takes place at the property is bespoke. The team are super-flexible, helping couples design, organise and implement their special day to be unique to them. DEER’S LEAP RETREAT, SOUTH MOLTON This stunning wedding venue is surrounded by 15 acres of farmland, situated on the edge of Exmoor’s national park which provides stunning vistas of rolling fields and moorland from everywhere on the property. The stone barn features a private bar with comfy sofas and chairs, exposed wooden beams offset by cartwheels draped in fairylights, a large wood-burning fire, stone-flagged flooring and large doors opening out on to the sun-drenched, south-facing patio which overlooks the lake and gazebo. The patio area provides a relaxed space for champagne and cocktails and lawn games can be enjoyed on the large adjacent lawn. New for summer 2022 is an extended terrace outside the barn where heaters and firepits provide warmth during the balmy evenings. At dusk, fairylights and festoon lighting lead guests down to the lantern-lit lake for fireworks presented to the couple’s choice of song. Ceremonies take place in the wooden lakeside gazebo perched on the side of the lake surrounded by rolling countryside. It accommodates up to 150 guests under a stretch canopy lit with romantic festoon lighting. Alternatively, the rustic-inspired barn with original stone walls and hand-crafted fixtures and fittings offers an indoor option for up to 150 guests and receptions also take place here. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01398 341 407, ❤ We love... the large luxury farmhouse which sleeps 21 guests complete with a sauna, hot tub, large kitchen and lounges. There’s also a glamping village and a one-bedroom bridal suite both set in two acres of gardens on a secluded site offering privacy surrounded by nature. Photography of Deer’s Leap Retreat courtesy of and 24

0 1 3 9 2 8 3 2 4 8 3 e v e n t s@ l o r d h a l do n h o t e l . c o . u k A beaut i ful locat i on for your perfe c t day www. l o rdha l donho t e l . co . uk LORD HALDON COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL Exclusively Yours Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and the venue you choose needs to match your dreams and aspirations perfectly. Nestling in Exmoor’s majestic hills, Woolhanger Manor invites you to share in its glorious grandeur as the perfect setting for your wedding day. Fall in love with its stunning gardens, large lake and hidden waterfall – truly an idyllic setting for your wedding photos! Let us help make your ‘dream day’come true! To arrange a visit please contact us directly by phone, email or via our website. T: 07398 415 775 E: Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4RF /15-minute-coffee-and-a-card-trick-call

A magical, one-of-a-kind, ceremony-only beach wedding venue Arches is a unique licensed beach wedding venue in the pretty Devon village of Combe Martin. Simply book the registrar and the venue for two hours and enjoy getting married in one of the most unusual wedding locations Devon has to offer. N E W B ERRY B EA C H • C O M B E MA RT I N • EX 3 4 0 A W •

TAWSTOCK COURT, BARNSTAPLE This Georgian country house is situated on a hill enjoying panoramic views of the North Devon countryside in 32 acres of grounds and ancient woodland. The courtyard has recently been revamped into a stunning space with festoon lighting, ample seating positioned under a canopy of fairylights and a decked area with swing chairs. The venue boasts a castle-like appearance with spacious rooms and suites at the front of the building home to period features. The Panelled Hall that opens out on to the balustrade features carved wooden pillars and a magnificent fireplace. Other areas, including the bar, are decorated with a more contemporary feel with a vintage twist. The Old Refectory, ideal for larger weddings, features a beautiful parquet floor and reclaimed wood feature wall. During the evening reception, it sets the stage for a band or disco. Ceremonies take place in The Panelled Hall with far-flung views across the valley to Codden Hill. The 16th-century Elizabethan Gatehouse, with its original wooden doors, is a superb choice for an outdoor wedding and there’s also the option of St Peter’s Church just a two-minute walk from the bottom of the garden. For micro weddings, the study and the Morning Room are both charming spaces located at the front of the house. Ceremony licence: Yes Contact: 01271 446 333, ❤ We love... that the Elizabethan Gatehouse offers a stunning spot for big-day photographs. HALLSANNERY, BIDEFORD This Grade II listed manor house set high on a hilltop surrounded by 60 acres of parkland and fields offers far-flung views stretching across the Taw Torridge Estuary. With the sandy beaches of Westward Ho! and Instow just a 15-minute drive away, barefoot beach photos are a must! A fantastic floral backdrop at the venue is provided on the East Lawn where the rhododendrons are in bloom during early summer. This wedding, event and holiday venue is home to 11 stylish en suite bedrooms and a choice of reception rooms with period features. The elegant dining room furnished with a statement chandelier, parquet flooring and opulent gold silk curtains holds up to 100 guests for a ceremony while 70 people can be seated at long or rectangular tables for the wedding breakfast. For the evening reception, the room can hold a dancefloor and bar area and couples wanting a larger wedding can hire a marquee or a tipi. An alternative indoor ceremony space for up to 80 loved ones is the wow-factor hall featuring an ornate cornice while an open-air option with no limits on the capacity is at The Portico with its grand Georgian pillars. More intimate affairs of up to 30 guests can be held in the light and airy Morning Room with its pretty views over the front lawn or in the Drawing Room with its doors leading to the manicured gardens. Pimms and canapés are served on the terrace to the front of the house (there’s no corkage charge) and a string quartet can perform in the nearby summer house. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 07771 577 057, ❤ We love... that the venue specialises in exclusive weekend weddings. 27 LOCAL VENUES

Magic moments Anya and Andy’s extended coastal celebration enjoyed an elegant burgundy and champagne theme Images c urtesy of Summit Imagery Anya Mills and Andy Clark married on 30th April 2022 at Watermouth Cove Weddings in Ilfracombe, Devon. 28

Anya and Andy met at Anya’s place of work when Andy started some building work at the offices. “We instantly got along and I looked forward to him coming in every day,” Anya tells us. “I was attracted to his sense of humour because he always made me laugh. He tells me that he first noticed my smile and the sparkle in my eyes!” Andy adds, “Anya appeared to ignore me at first, missing my chat-up lines because she was wearing her headphones!” The couple spent their first date enjoying an off-road drive in Andy’s truck followed by lunch. “It wasn’t long after the first date that we both realised that we had each found somebody special in one another and the spark was there,” Anya says. The couple became engaged on the 17th July 2021 at their local golf course. “I had taught Andy how to play golf there so we shared special memories from it,” Anya tells us. “We were booked on a helicopter ride that got cancelled the day before where, unbeknown to me, Andy was planning to propose so he had to think of something else! We visited the golf course with our children and as I started walking towards the first hole, Andy said he wasn’t feeling well and pulled me into him before getting down on one knee and asking me to marry him! There was a tournament taking place that had stopped play to accommodate the proposal so the balcony was packed with golfers and our family members who had witnessed it all - it was one of the best days ever!” SETTING THE SCENE The couple spotted an advert for Watermouth Cove Weddings on Facebook and instantly fell in love with the romantic, rustic feel of the venue. “The sea views looked stunning and after visiting the property, we could see ourselves getting married there,” Anya tells us. “We love being by the sea and this venue offers a private cove and caves to explore. We decided to celebrate over an entire weekend with a pool party on Friday night and our wedding ceremony on Saturday followed by a roast lunch and a live singer during the evening. We were all made to feel so welcome at the venue and nothing was too much trouble.” The couple decorated their day with a burgundy and champagne colour theme. “Our flowers were rich red, cream and pink varieties and my sister used burgundy roses and pampas grass in the centrepieces that she created for us,” Anya tells us. “She also decorated the sweetheart table and peacock chairs with greenery and flowers.” Anya and Andy chose gold candle holders, tea lights and mini chalkboard table numbers with quotations written on the back. “Our table plan was a family tree and our place “Zoe fromWatermouth CoveWeddings, along with her family, were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them.” – Anya and Andy 29 REAL WEDDINGS

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names were wooden love heart keyrings tied with burgundy ribbon which also attached to the table plan,” Anya describes. “We had photographs in frames dotted around the reception of all the married couples who attended our wedding on their big day.” Guests enjoyed prosecco and canapés after the ceremony and for the wedding breakfast, they tucked into a barbecue. “I’m from South Africa where barbecues, known as braais, are very popular so we ate burgers, sausages and chicken served with a variety of salads and chips,” Anya says. “We also had an ice cream station for dessert serving four delicious flavours and an assortment of toppings and sauces plus a brownie pyramid.” Anya and Andy had a sweetie table and a white and burgundy buttercream cake decorated with silk flowers. “It featured a combination of our favourite flavours including biscoff and red velvet,” Anya describes. “It was displayed on a cake stand that Andy’s dad made for us mounted on a personalised metal ring that Andy created finished with Mr & Mrs initials and the date of our wedding. My daughter crocheted us some cute wedding bears that took pride of place on the sweetie table!” LOOKING THE PART Anya wore a beautiful dress called Sheryl by Romantica of Devon that she loved. “It was a mermaid shape with lace shoulder straps, a layered bodice adorned with handbeaded detail and an illusion back,” she tells us. “I teamed it with a cathedral-length veil and a rose gold Swarovski crystal hair accessory.” Andy chose a navy three-piece suit with a contrasting burgundy and gold trim on the pockets that tied in with the colour scheme. “He wore a burgundy waistcoat and bow tie along with a Louis Vuitton pin on his jacket instead of a buttonhole,” Anya says. “Our best man wore the same suit with a navy waistcoat and burgundy tie and Mason, who was our ring security, wore a royal blue three-piece suit with a burgundy bow tie and a ‘ring security’ badge!” The maid-of-honour and flowergirl wore gold gowns while the two bridesmaids wore different burgundy dresses. “One featured a classic round neck with a lace bust and one was a sleeveless empire-line style,” Anya says, TIME TO CELEBRATE The couple had a DJ to entertain guests during the evening of the wedding and a live singer on Sunday evening after lunch. “We also had coloured smoke bombs that looked fantastic in the photographs with the last one turning the back of my dress green which everyone found amusing!” Anya tells us. “I then tripped over my dress on the dancefloor and fell backwards with one of my friends falling on top of me which added to the entertainment!” “Our photographers and videographers were outstanding, they worked so hard to capture everything that we asked for and more.” – Anya and Andy 31 REAL WEDDINGS