Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding - September/October 2022 (Issue 39)

SEPT/OCT2022 £3.55 FASHION, BEAUTY, GROOMS, HONEYMOONS, NEWS, OFFERS, VENUES AND MORE Party planning Hen celebratio ideas Budding ideas Big-day blooms THE DAY OF YOUR DREAMS Local real weddings A coastal Cornish elopement Beside the sea SPOTLIGHT ON... South Devon and Exeter ALL IN THE DETAIL Bridal dresses, accessories and more

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

REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER A warm welcome from Claire 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around both regions 15 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 63 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer big-day advice 98 COMPETITION Win a honeymoon in Portugal CONTENTS SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 VENUES 17 SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH DEVON & EXETER We reveal where to wed 23 RUSTIC CHARM These barn and farm wedding venues offer a laid-back vibe On the cover Valentina Val Phot was the talented photographer of our cover image this issue, taken at Hotel Victoria as part of a styled shoot. Turn to page 51 to see the shoot in full and to see more of Valentina’s work, visit 71 93 FEATURES 47 DARE TO BE BOLD This styled shoot enjoyed a bright fuchsia pink and romantic red theme 51 LET’S ELOPE! Hotel Victoria in Newquay provided the coastal setting for this Cornish elopement shoot 55 ROSES ARE RED The perfect pick for a winter wedding 59 CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES Plan the perfect hen event 66 OUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER County Wedding Magazines’ senior editor Melissa Cullen shares her wedding planning journey 3

REAL WEDDINGS 28 TAKE THE STAGE Charlotte and Olly’s theatrical celebration enjoyed a vibrant purple and gold theme 35 A FAIRYTALE DAY Jessica and Henry’s special day at Upton Barn & Walled Garden followed a stylish pale blue, light pink and gold colour theme 40 CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU Rosie and Josh’s special day enjoyed a mint green and pretty-in-pink colour theme HONEYMOONS 90 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and honeymoon destinations 93 WITH LOVE FROM MADRID Easter in Spain’s vibrant capital city 94 THE ULTIMATE GETAWAY Discover why Dubrovnik is the perfect honeymoon destination 96 SWEET ESCAPES Enjoy a relaxing minimoon in some of the UK’s best boltholes GROOMS 87 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 88 AUTUMN DELIGHTS The latest seasonal must-haves for the groom-to-be FASHION & BEAUTY 69 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 71 DREAM A LITTLE DREAM Bring out your romantic side in one of these dreamy dresses decorated with whimsical lace, ditsy florals and crystal embellishments 77 STANDOUT SLEEVES These statement dresses will take you from day to dancefloor 80 HEAD TURNERS Pick a statement headband, hair clip or crown for that finishing touch 81 THE MANE EVENT Haircare expert for Milk + Blush Nicole Petty talks us through 2022’s top bridal hair trends and how to achieve them 82 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with the must-haves for the bride-to-be 85 BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 69 87 90 82 80 35 96 4

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Yes, you guessed it, I have been lucky enough to take a trip to Spain’s vibrant capital city this year and it didn’t disappoint! Madrid has always featured high on my travel wish list and thanks to Gran Hotel Inglés, this trip became a reality – read all about it in our honeymoon section. 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 the stylish Hotel Victoria in Newquay that provided the luxurious backdrop for our Cornish elopement-themed shoot to the original American Airstream glamping experience at Dittisham Hideaway in Dartmouth. 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. Happy planning 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 Cullen | 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 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. @YourDevonCornwallWedding @CWM_YDCW @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and Claire Ridley, Editor Viva Espana! cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS The Two Bridges Hotel located in Dartmoor, Devon, provided the magical backdrop for Rosie and Josh’s special day. Turn to page 40 to see more. The first of our exclusive styled shoots in this issue enjoyed a bright pink and romantic red theme shown on page 47. Being well looked after at the Deco-inspired Gran Hotel Inglés located in the centre of Madrid ( Turn to page 93 to read all about it. Enjoying Retiro Park with my friends in the Instaworthy city of Madrid. Check out the new Aprèz rosé spritz available in a can from Cornish-based Knightor Winery on page nine. 6

7 I love bunny tails and have pink ones displayed in a vase in my fireplace. When this image of a wedding cake decorated with them landed in my inbox, I was in love! See our exclusive styled shoot in full on page 51. How cool is this original American Airstream 1234 at Dittisham Hideaway in Devon? The property has just announced its Romance stay showcased on page 9. I’m not a happy camper, more of a glamper, so when I saw the interior of the Ash Lotus Belle Tent on page 59 that can be booked through Canvas & Cabins, I made a note to visit! The Sterts theatre located in Liskeard in Cornwall provided the dramatic setting for Charlotte and Olly’s celebration. All is revealed on page 28. Meet Magician Lewis Belcher on page 63. Why not hire him for a hen night with a difference? EDITOR’S LETTER

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.” 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 Lawn games can provide the perfect ice breaking entertainment for your guests and they are great for all ages, with 20 games available for hire they will bring the fun factor to your event. Alongside the games if you’re looking to create a unique and beautifully styled event, The Sensory Area can provide an array of eye catching handcrafted rustic props. A key priority for the Penzance based company is keeping as many of the products sustainable and eco friendly. Rustic Vibes @thesensoryarea

Nearlywed The latest news from both counties DITTISHAM HIDEAWAY UNVEIL NEW ROMANCE STAY This secluded hideaway located in the heart of the south Devon countryside nestled in nine acres of a private wooded valley with a stream is a collection of four treehouses, five new luxury shepherds huts and an original American Airstream 1234. It’s just one mile from the River Dart and the historic village of Dittisham and only four miles from the scenic port of Dartmouth and nearby beaches. This self-catered accommodation benefits from a high level of design and carefully considered amenities; from the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen and a generous welcome hamper of West Country produce and a bottle of wine, to private decks equipped with a traditional wood-fired cedar hot tub, hammock, outdoor chess set, outdoor table football, sun loungers, and a Weber barbecue with a dining area. Each accommodation also has access to the eco-car charging points, electric wheelbarrows for use during the stay, a doggie welcome pack for four-legged guests and a dog and boot wash area. The new Romance Stay priced from £995 for a three-night, midweek, off-peak stay in a shepherd’s hut includes: •A three-night break for two people in luxury accommodation •A romantic hamper plus pink champagne, strawberries and cream and fresh flowers on arrival •A heated hot tub •A continental breakfast basket delivered on the first morning •A one-hour complimentary dinner reservation at a local restaurant •A couple’s retreat massage To book, visit THE BEDFORD HOTEL HOSTS WEDDING OPEN DAY The Bedford Hotel located in Tavistock, Devon, is welcoming couples to its Wedding Open Day on Saturday 29th October 2022 between 10 am and 3 pm. Guests will get the opportunity to view the function rooms which will be dressed for a wedding and to meet the experienced wedding coordinators. They’ll be offering delicious homemade scones with jam and clotted cream for everyone who attends and there’s no need to book. To find out more, visit Turn to page 40 to see our real wedding that took place at the sister property the Two Bridges Hotel. NEWS DUKE OF CORNWALL HOTEL LAUNCHES THE DUKE MINI WEDDING COLLECTION The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth’s first luxury hotel established in 1863 has teamed up with Drakes Jewellers, a local familyrun business to launch The Duke Mini Wedding Collection on Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 5 pm until 8 pm. The event is free to attend and will showcase the iconic hotel dressed to impress for a wedding along with a hand-picked selection of trusted suppliers to help couples create a magical and memorable day. There’ll also be goodie bags and prizes to be won. To book, visit www.eventbrite. com/e/mini-wedding-collection-tickets-376017688027 The new Wedding Collection Brochure can be requested here: To find out more or to book a stay at the hotel, call 01752 275 850 or visit Scan to view video 9 LOCAL NEWS

BEDRUTHAN UNVEILS ADULT-ONLY ROOMS Inspired by its picturesque surroundings on the cliffs of Mawgan Porth, Bedruthan hotel and spa has unveiled the renovation of 32 adult-only Seaview Doubles and Non-Seaview Rooms. They provide the ideal base for surfing, unwinding in the spa garden, tasting the best of the Southwest at The Herring restaurant or getting crafty at the hotel’s creative studio. Red Hotel’s marketing director Emma Benney commented, “Our new rooms encompass the spirit of Cornwall and aim to help guests feel at peace. It was important for us to meet the changing demand from guests and make more of the facilities we have for adults in the hotel and on our doorstep.” The Scandi-style design combines bold colour schemes and neutral tones to create a calming environment in harmony with the ocean view. The Seaview Doubles are designed with cool grey and neutral tones, reminiscent of stone found on the beach below. True to the Red Hotel’s commitment to sustainability, walls are built from natural cork that’s fully biodegradable. Each room has a monsoon drench shower and a large deep-set bathtub placed against glass windows offering panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. Guests can also enjoy a comfortable lounge area and floor-to-ceiling windows with uninterrupted views of the sea. The rooms also include sustainable refillable toiletries, organic cotton bed linen, Lavazza coffee machines and a selection of teas. Prices start from £210 based on two adults sharing. The Non-Seaview Rooms include sustainable refillable toiletries, organic cotton bed linen, coffeemaking facilities and a selection of teas. These newly refurbished rooms embrace a comforting, organic style with a variety of colour schemes similarly inspired by the coast. Neutral tones and stripped wood flooring are charmingly combined with vibrant colours including ocean blues, green inspired by the cliff-top flora and fauna and sunset-inspire oranges, yellows, and reds. The bathrooms of Bedruthan’s Non-Seaview Rooms are designed with cool greys and neural tones and host a monsoon drench shower and bath. They offer more space than the Seaview Doubles and dog-friendly options. Prices start from £165 based on two adults sharing. To book, call 01637 860 860 or visit NEW HOT TUB OPENS AT CORNWALL’S OLD FERRY INN Take the plunge at the Old Ferry Inn located in the village of Bodinnick, Cornwall where the hot tub is now open exclusively for residents (adults only) on the upstairs terrace of this historic former coaching inn set on the banks of the River Fowey. Guests can watch the sunset over Fowey Harbour with a cocktail in hand and the upstairs terrace is open in all weathers for boat watching. To book, visit TOLCARNE BEACH VILLAGE OFFERS NEW ROOMS Cornwall’s family-run hotel Tolcarne Beach Village has added new rooms for 2022 which are home to private seafront hot tubs. Made up of a collection of beach huts and boutique hotel rooms set on a private beach on the Cornish Coast, the village is open all year round. Facilities available at the luxury destination include a dedicated surf school, an on-site award-winning restaurant, private hot tub suites and boat tours. The hotel is child-friendly, making it the ideal choice for a family-moon and dog-friendly rooms are also available. To book, visit PHOTOGRAPHER MARTY NORSWORTHY SCOOPS MORE BRONZE AWARDS Martyn Norsworthy of Norsworthy Photography has achieved the distinction of winning two Bronze awards in the Guild of Professional Photographers Image of the Month competition, which attracts more than 1500 entries each month. The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected national photographic body and its members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography. Those in business are also committed to achieving the highest standards of professionalism for the benefit of their customers. Steven and Lesley Thirsk (the Directors of the Guild) said, “We’re both delighted that Martyn has achieved this award. The Guild has very demanding standards when judging photography competitions. The judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photographic backgrounds, so it is an achievement to be, quite rightly, proud of!” On hearing the news Martyn said, “It’s great news! That’s five months in a row now to win Bronze Awards, 2022 is coming along nicely.” To book Martyn for your wedding, visit 10

Nethway Hotel, in the heart of the English Riviera. e ultimate wedding venue in the grand tradition of weddings. Nethway Hotel is considered to be one of the best ‘exclusive-use’ wedding venues in Devon. Your dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator will ensure your dream wedding at Nethway Hotel becomes a reality and we have several wedding packages available, each with ‘exclusive use’ of the hotel and grounds for those all-important photographs. Please contact our Wedding team to arrange an appointment, or visit us at our Annual Wedding Fair, Sunday 2nd October 2022, 11:00am – 3:00pm WWW.NETHWAYHOTEL .CO.UK T: 01803 297630 E: N E T HWAY HO T E L , FA L K L A N D R OA D , T O R QUAY, D E VON , T Q 2 5 J R DEVON PRO ENTERTAINMENTS PROFESSIONAL WEDDING DAY SPECIALISTS Everything you need for your special day •Love Letters•Mr & Mrs Sign•Love Arch•Selfie Wizard• •Photopods•Magic Mirror•LED Lit Dancefloor• Tel: 01271 60 30 65 Email: Party DJs are also available for: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Karaoke Nights and Corporate Events. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram A VARIETY OF BAKED GOODS AND CELEBRATION CAKES. Please message me on 07903 381688 for more details or take a look at my facebook page A A azin urp is fo tha amazin da PLUS LIVE SINGERS AND DJS It all starts with an undercover operation. Our secret singers will arrive at your venue and blend in amongst the staff, perhaps giving out canapes or serving food. This gives us a chance to get to know you and your guests, building a rapport. Then after a couple of hours vital research, when the time is right, we will burst into song. Watch your guests stunned faces as they join in with the fun. Choose from our menu of Amazing Secret Singing Waiters plus add evening entertainment packages with them staying on to entertain with their live shows first dance songs and DJs. Call Chris on 07723 959540 for your bespoke Amazing Secret Singing Waiters experience. A azin Sec e Singin Wai ers 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 …

MOLE VALLEY FARMERS LINK UP WITH UK BARBECUE EXPERT Mole Valley Farmers has linked up with UK barbecue expert, food influencer and cookery book author Marcus Bawdon to promote their fresh food and drink expansion. Marcus is internationally renowned for his barbecue expertise and he runs the UK BBQ School near his home in Cullompton, Devon. He said, “I’m a big fan of Mole Valley Farmers and I was impressed by the food offered at my local store. There are some top-quality meat and dairy products and they stock everything you need for a decent barbecue.” Marcus filmed at the Cullompton store using equipment and food from the store including the Mole Valley Farmers’ own-brand cheddar which is hand-turned by the oldest surviving cheddar makers in the world using west country milk; Westaways sausages and an award-winning pickle from Waterhouse Fayre. Mole Valley Farmers were keen to raise awareness of their food and drink offering after opening fresh food and drink departments in 14 of their stores offering everything from meat and milk to baked goods and beers. Both the Cirencester and Penzance stores have recently undergone major refurbishments and now boast brand new fresh food and drink departments. Penzance store manager, Tamsin Thomas, said: “Everybody loves it. We have a new food and drink department, packed full of Cornish products and selling local bread, Trink milk, groceries and local gin and ciders.” To find out more, visit SHARP’S BREWERY RELEASES A LIMITED-EDITION BEER The team at Sharp’s Brewery in Rock has released its latest limited-edition beer, Land and Sea IPA, infused with cucumber and lime and created in collaboration with the team at The Mariners pub, located just down the road in Rock. The brief from The Mariners team was to create a delicious IPA that would serve as the ideal pairing to The Dogs Pollock, one of the pub’s signature dishes, comprising a crisp pollock hot dog, pickled cucumber, triple mustard, dill, parmesan, and salty skinny fries. The resulting beer is a 4.7% ABV IPA with the addition of chopped cucumber and lime peel to give it a fresh and zesty flavour. Land and Sea IPA is brewed with Citra, mosaic and magnum hops that give an extra blast of citrus to this refreshing pint. The base of lager and wheat malt provides the perfect combination of flavours to delight and surprise beer fans this summer. Sharp’s Brewery’s head brewer, Aaron McClure said, “We have had lots of fun making Land and Sea IPA. It has been a really enjoyable project and we loved working with The Mariners’ team again, who came to the brewery to help us brew and got stuck in. Land and Sea IPA is available in mini casks. To shop, visit KNIGHTOR WINERY LAUNCH NEW APRÈZ ROSÉ SPRITZ Knightor Winery has crafted a new product designed to tap into the growing demand for canned spirits, wines and cocktails. The company, renowned for its collection of fine wines and range of vermouths, is aiming to inspire a new audience with the new canned Aprèz rosé spritz. Bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavours and zesty citrus, the new product is the first of its kind to be produced in the county. Created by chief winemaker David Brocklehurst, only the finest ingredients have been used to establish the taste. David tells us, “For us, the ingredients we select are essential, both for the purity of aroma and flavour they provide.” Marketing executive Gemma Kettle adds, “Convenience and versatility were two of our main drivers when exploring this concept. We wanted to create a beverage not only to be enjoyed during a memorable moment, but also for those occasions where you fancy a glass of wine, but can’t justify opening a whole bottle; a 25cl can is a perfect solution to that dilemma. The initial reaction has been excellent from both a design and taste perspective. We recently conducted a blind taste event against a market-leading spritz and out of the 50 attendees, over 95% selected Aprèz as their favourite option. Now that we have hit the market, we are excited to see how the spritz is received on a broader scale.” To find out more and to shop, visit Image courtesy of Matt Fowler ST AUSTELL BREWERY ACQUIRES THE WELLINGTON HOTEL IN BOSCASTLE St Austell Brewery, the South West’s leading independent brewery and pub company has acquired the Wellington Hotel in Boscastle, North Cornwall. The Wellington Hotel is a historic coaching inn, dating back to the 16 th century. Located in the fishing village of Boscastle, with views overlooking the harbour, the site has 14 bedrooms, three aparthotel suites, a pub, and a restaurant. Kevin Georgel, chief executive of St Austell Brewery said: “The Wellington is a historic hotel and one of the oldest coaching inns in Cornwall. Located right on the coast, it’s a family-friendly destination with great views, a pub, a restaurant, and overnight accommodation, making it popular with both locals and visitors. It fits perfectly with our current managed estate and the variety of guest experiences we always look to offer.” He continues, “This is our first acquisition in over two years, so it’s an exciting time for the business and a milestone moment in the strong recovery we’ve continued to make since the pandemic. It also supports our plans to strengthen and grow our pub estate, across Cornwall and the wider South West, in the months and years ahead.” Jonathan Scott, who has owned the Wellington Hotel for over 10 years, said: “St Austell Brewery is an independent local business with family values and great pubs and hotels, making it the most suitable guardian to take the Wellington into its next chapter. It’s positive news for the future of the site, the team, and the Boscastle community.” Other iconic sites to have joined St Austell Brewery’s managed estate in recent years include the Royal Castle Hotel in Dartmouth and the Rock Point Inn in Lyme Regis. To find out more, visit 13 LOCAL NEWS

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 | SW Wedding Car Hire 07749 346676 Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and it has to be a very special day and completely memorable. Our chauffeur driven car hire service will ensure that it is. We will work with you to plan every last detail, as we only do one wedding a day per car there will be no pressure on time f rom us Based on the Devon Somerset border we are ideally located to serve the whole of the South West including North Cornwall. DATE IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL DEPOSIT RECEIVED

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURDEVONCORNWALL.WEDDING Closing date 30th November, 2022, unless otherwise stated. Terms and conditions apply. BEHINDTHE LENS Cornish-based wedding photographer Hannah Timms loves to shoot contemporary and creative wedding photography, achieving natural shots that show the personalities of each couple. She tells us, “ I like nothing more than capturing people in love and the connection between them.” She adds, “I like to work with couples to tailor-make a wedding photography package that suits their needs. Each wedding album is made to last a lifetime.” Hannah’s most popular package is the unlimited full-day coverage, from the bridal preparation through to the late-night dancing. Included in this is a complimentary engagement shoot with ten digital downloads of the couple’s choice. All of the high-resolution printable photographs are supplied on a wooden engraved USB presented in a wooden box with a selection of professional prints. A custom-designed wedding highlights photo book is also included, with the option to upgrade, plus an online personal gallery for sharing, downloading and ordering prints. Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding has teamed up with Hannah to offer readers £100 off a full-day wedding package. To take advantage of this offer, call 07730 582 111 or visit quoting YDCW39. To read Hannah’s advice for what to expect at a pre-wedding photo session, turn to page 63. Take advantage of these great giveaways GIVE IT A GLOW Helena Giles is the owner of Your Beautiful Day UK, offering bridal make-up services and wedding planning across the South West. The packages offered are make-up for the bride, bridesmaids and also mothers-of-the-bride and groom plus special occasion make-up and trials. Areas covered are Penzance, St Ives, Camborne, Redruth, Newquay, Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Launceston, Saltash, Liskeard, Plymouth, Ivybridge, Tavistock and Kingsbridge (plus other locations in the UK). The team will travel to the hotel, wedding venue or a home where everybody is getting ready on the morning of the wedding to recreate the looks decided upon at the make-up trial. Helena tells us, “Wonderful weddings start here, where it’s all about you. We listen, take your ideas and turn them into reality, making unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.” Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding has teamed up with Your Beautiful Day UK to offer a range of discounts for wedding make-up bookings for dates in 2023 and 2024, from Sunday to Friday, when a booking fee is paid and a contract is completed by 15 December 2022. These include: ❤ Bride only - 5% off ❤ Bride plus up to four people - 10% off ❤ Bride plus more than five people - 15% off To take advantage of this offer, call 07412 454 549 or visit quoting YDCW39. *Travel expenses are quoted separately and will not be part of the offer. Turn to page 85 to read Helena’s big day make-up tips and tricks. ACCESSORISE AND SHINE Award-winning Danish brand Sif Jakobs Jewellery is renowned for creating modern, luxurious designs with an affordable price tag. The jewellery is made of rhodium,18k rose gold or yellow gold plated 925 sterling silver, featuring high-quality zirconia stones that create a sophisticated and dramatic expression often featured in Sif Jakobs’ collections. County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Sif Jakobs Jewellery to give readers the chance to win this necklace and earring set worth £158 from the coveted Belluno collection. Made with 925 sterling silver and the highest quality cubic zirconia, all jewellery is handcrafted and carefully inspected to ensure perfection. Visit Freebies &OFFERS FREEBIES & OFFERS 15

THE GRAND HOTEL WEDDING FAIR2022 SUNDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2022 FREE ENTRY | 12pm - 3pm For more information call 01803 296677 ‘Option 2’ or email Winners of Best Coastal Venue at the Southwest Wedding Awards 2021 Celebratory glass of Fizz & Canapés View the wedding showcase & venue’s terrace Meet the best wedding suppliers in the Southwest Renovated Devonshire Ballroom & 1881 Restaurant

SOUTH DEVON & EXETER Spotlight on... Where to wed in this magical part of the region BOVEY CASTLE, DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK Devon’s Bovey Castle introduces the new 40 Winks Stay, created in association with Pride of Britain Hotels to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The sleep special encourages guests to connect with the outdoors at the spectacular heritage house, surrounded by 275 acres of rolling countryside in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. The two-night break includes Bovey Castle’s signature full afternoon tea by the lake and nature-focused itineraries recommending wild swimming, forest bathing in the tranquillity of ancient woodland, or soaking up the stunning view from one of the Tors. At the end of the day, guests can relax with an inner calm aromatherapy full-body massage in the Elan Spa before retiring to their luxurious bedroom. The nature itineraries include: Wild Swimming – in a magical local location: • Sharrah Pool, located on the River Dart at New Bridge near Holne • Mel Pool, situated just up the river from Sharrah Pool • East Dart River waterfall, to get there follow the East River Dart from Postbridge • Fingle Bridge, located close to Bovey Castle and a nearby pub • Salmon Leaps, near Castle Drogo • Double Waters, located close to Tavistock where the River Walkham meets the River Tavy and merges into a single river Forest Bathing – a chance to unwind and tune in to nature. Perfect places to immerse are: • Easdon Down woodland, just a short walk from the hotel • Bellever Forest, a chance to see some of the native Dartmoor ponies • Fernworthy Forest, this woodland surrounds the reservoir • Whistman’s Wood where stunted oak trees are covered in wispy lichen Survey the land from the top of a Tor: • Easdon Tor, walkable from the hotel and worth the climb for beautiful uninterrupted views • Haytor Tor, the most famous Tor on Dartmoor where you can see the sea on a clear day. After the climb, head to Ullacombe Farm shop for some local delights • Hound Tor, the inspiration for the Hound of the Baskervilles, is situated around a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Rock climbing is possible for the more adventurous guests • Bellever Tor has a trig point on top so this climb offers spectacular views like no other Book it: Bovey Castle offers a two-night stay with the 40 Winks package from £467 per room, per night, based on two adults sharing a Classic Room on a bed and breakfast basis. The package offers nature itineraries, one 55-minute full-body inner calm aromatherapy massage per person, one full afternoon tea and pulse point oil and pillow mist products. The package is available for a minimum two-night stay and is valid from 1st September until 30th November 2022. Contact: 01647 445 000, 17 LOCAL VENUES

TOTNES GUILDHALL The Guildhall is a historical building tucked away on the cobbled streets of The Ramparts area of Totnes. Distinctive pillars support the loggia which overlooks St Mary’s church whilst Totnes Castle can be seen nearby. Steeped in more than 1000 years of history, the Guildhall was originally part of the medieval priory, but more recently it has been used as the town gaol as well as a courtroom (up to 1974) and town Guildhall. Ceremonies take place for up to 70 guests in the Main Chamber, the Council Chamber or the Mayor’s Parlour. All of the original features of the old courtroom are on display, as well as a board with the names of all the mayors in Totnes dating back to 1359. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01803 862 147, ♥ We love... that while the photographs are being taken, guests can explore this unique building. 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 enjoy 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. 18

© Kerry Diamond Please contact Nicola 01392 265525 Historic Gui ldhal l • High Street • Exeter EX4 3EB Make a stylish entrance WEDDI NGS & C I V I L CEREMON I ES AT THE HI STOR I C GU I LDHALL , TOTNES TQ9 5QH S t e e p e d i n 1 0 0 0 y e a r s o f h i s t o r y For more information, please call 01803 862147 or email or visit for more information BellaKernow can offer the happy couple and guests magical accommodation that is perfect for any wedding anywhere in Cornwall. Forget booking taxis and hotels, share the celebrations into the night and sleep under the stars in one of our beautiful bell tents T: 07714 576 100 E: /BellaKernow /bellakernow

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 Weddings Looking to say ‘I do’ in Dartmoor? Set in 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys, Bovey Castle is a truly unforgettable wedding venue in Devon. With its rich history, effortless charm and elegance, you can enjoy a wedding like no other at Bovey Castle. Stunning landscaped gardens and period architecture offer the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs. CALL OUR WEDDING TEAM ON 01647 445098 BOVEY CASTLE, NORTH BOVEY, DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK 01647 445098 | WEDDINGS@BOVEYCASTLE.COM | BOVEYCASTLE.COM 14_12_2021 - 141 x 95 - Bovey Castle copy.indd 1 14/12/2021 16:17:20 The Manor House An outstanding Georgian Manor House set in glorious landscaped gardens • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies • Exclusive use of the whole building £600 • Ceremonies for up to 95 guests • Evening celebrations up to 100 guests The Manor House Old Town Street, Dawlish EX7 9AP | 01626 863 388

NEW CONTINENTAL HOTEL, PLYMOUTH This grand Victorian hotel is a landmark building in Plymouth marrying traditional Art Deco details with modern elements. The city centre location offers a variety of photographic backdrops close by, from Plymouth Hoe and Royal William Yard to Devonport Park. Inside, the glamorous vintage décor and romantic, classic style make it the perfect setting for a timeless wedding. Ceremonies usually take place in the Green Room for up to 50 guests but the Athena Room for up to 150 loved ones and the Executive Room holding up to 100 people are other stylish options. Receptions can take place in the Athena Room and the Green Room but also in the Ballroom for up to 250 loved ones with its glittering chandeliers, own bar and dancefloor. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01752 276 798, ♥ We love... the complimentary Club Continental gym membership available to the couple when they book the Continental or Deluxe Package, to begin one year before the wedding date, plus a complimentary tasting is included in the Deluxe Package. LYMPSTONE MANOR, EXMOUTH This Grade II listed Georgian manor house has been imaginatively restored into a luxurious five-star country house hotel for the 21st century. Situated in the heart of Devon on the foreshore of the tranquil Exe Estuary, the hotel is set within 28 acres and has 21 individually designed bedrooms and suites. There are six woodland setting shepherd huts, perfect for hosting families and the fine dining restaurant has a special menu for children. Whilst parents enjoy the fruits of the now established vineyard (featuring 18,000 vines that produced their first harvest in 2020) children can discover the hotel’s newly created tennis court or rejoice at the heated swimming pool due to launch in summer 2022. May 2022 marked the unveiling of Lympstone Manor’s first wine from the hotel’s vineyard - a Triassic Pinot Noir. Inspired by the unique soil of the Jurassic coast (dating back over 240 million years) the exquisite wine tells a tale of 2020’s rare and fruitful harvest. Working with Lyme Bay Winery, Lympstone Manor possesses the only vineyard on the River Exe and denotes flavours of blackberries, cherries and smoky chocolate. Chef and MBE Michael Caine worked tirelessly to produce the Triassic Pinot Noir which is exclusively available to purchase from the hotel. It’s the perfect choice after a Michelin-starred lunch to celebrate a wedding. Take time together by the hotel firepits or enjoy a family barbecue. Lympstone Manor works with a local water sports company that can organise everything from wakeboarding to paddle boarding and windsurfing - a hotel nanny is also on hand if required. Contact: 01395 202 040, 21 LOCAL VENUES

Unique Weddings in Cornwall on a Farm Ready to plan your perfect wedding in Cornwall? Conveniently located close to Dobwalls and the market town of Liskeard is the charming, nine acre, family run Blackwater Farm. Bridle & Groom Wedding Venue offers real farm animal interaction with sheep, a magnificent shire horse and donkeys. The gorgeous Garden Wedding Room overlooking the duck pond and dove cott is the venue for your wedding and the huge 45ft Marquee lit at night by 120 bulbs and chandeliers for your Wedding Breakfast. Discover the different, cost-effective yet unique wedding packages available for you to make your wedding special. Blackwater Farm | Liskeard | PL14 6SP | 07932 976167 BRIDLE & GROOM BLACKWATER FARM DEVON’S BEST RUSTIC VENUE Booking 2021 Micro Weddings for up to 13 guests Booking 2022/23 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 SCAN TO VIEW VIDEO     

CHARM Rustic These barn and farm wedding venues offer a laid-back vibe UPTON BARN &WALLED GARDEN, CULLOMPTON, DEVON This award-winning, exclusive-use wedding venue offers an indoor and outdoor ceremony space in the beautiful Walled Garden under the Oak Arbour, and in the Cider Barn for year-round celebrations. New for 2022 has been the addition of The Paddock providing the bridal party with a spa-worthy space to get ready in, overlooking the rolling hills and patchwork fields of the Devonshire countryside through the vast floor-to-ceiling windows. The carefully considered interior design details and colour schemes have created ultra-luxe spaces and suppliers are equipped with a hair-washing basin and hair and make-up stations. There are also showers, fluffy towels, premium toiletries and plenty of little luxuries creating a home-from-home feel. This additional space is available to hire from 7 am until the ceremony begins when the wedding coordinator will accompany everyone down to the main venue for the wedding entrance. The Stalls are located just behind The Paddock and offer guests somewhere seriously stylish to stay on the night of the wedding in new accommodation pods set within a woodland glade. These rustic retreats with Hygge-inspired décor have been designed in a chic minimalist Scandi-style. The Stalls can host up to eight people (two per pod) and are automatically booked for the night of the wedding to retain exclusivity. The venue marries the rustic charm of a Devon farm with a modern finish. Included in the wedding packages are the hire of trestle tables and chairs, an oak barrel to display the cake, all glassware, a wood-burning stove and logs, a firepit plus outdoor tables, chairs and parasols. The venue’s hand-picked collection of local caterers includes Pickle Shack and Mulberry Catering Co, both family-run businesses using independent suppliers and seasonal produce. Both work hard to ensure minimal food wastage. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01884 38302, ♥ We love… that the venue incorporates as many eco-friendly elements as possible, from biomass heating and hot water to a borehole used for water supply. THE STACK, TRELION, CORNWALL The Stack is a former engine house-turned-intimate-wedding venue located in a dreamy setting in the heart of Poldark country that enjoys luxe interiors, historic architecture and glamour. It can accommodate up to 40-day guests with six people staying overnight. There’s one king-size bedroom and one double bedroom plus one super king-size zip-and-link bedroom. Features include a sunken hot tub, cinema room and an al fresco kitchen equipped with a pizza oven. Children are welcome along with two well-behaved dogs. Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof. The rental is inclusive of linen, towels and those all-important little luxuries. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01637 881 183, ♥ We love… the magical woodland glade and extensive gardens surrounding the property. 23 THEMED VENUES

GRAYS BARN WEDDING AND GOFFIN LAND, EXETER This eco-friendly wedding and events barn is a two-storey timber frame barn offering exclusive use for weddings. It’s fitted with a stage for music and dancing and provides a PA system for DJs to use. Upstairs there’s the opportunity for a chill-out lounge equipped with atmospheric lighting, low tables, rugs and cushions and the experienced team can provide venue dressing and wedding décor making it the perfect pick for couples wanting a blank canvas to host a DIY-style day. For weddings, they have partnered with Gemma Halliwell from West Country Wedding Planners ( The venue is located on Goffin Land, a 96-acre hidden valley in Pinhoe, close to Exeter that boasts beautiful countryside views. Located down the hill is a specially created amphitheatre available for ceremonial use holding up to 100 guests. Catering is provided by their catering partners who can provide anything from a wood-fired hog roast to a vegetarian banquet using fresh local organic ingredients wherever possible. Camping is available for wedding guests by arrangement with wood-fuelled showers available in a shepherd’s wagon. Ceremony licence? No (need to book a celebrant) Contact: ♥ We love… that Goffin Land is a regenerative farm and Biophilia Project working for social and ecological change. HIGHER HOLCOMBE, OTTERY ST MARY, DEVON This enchanting venue is set in 30 acres of pasture that’s gradually being transformed into woodland glades and wildflower meadows. The spacious modern farmhouse accommodates the main wedding party while other guests can stay in the Lotus Belle glamping tents and cute shepherd’s huts with all accommodation included in the venue hire. From the orchard, there’s a bridge over the brook that leads to the sandstone terrace located in front of the wooden Old Dairy party barn nestled in the heart of the site. This is a beautifully renovated old milking parlour boasting a rustic neutral colour palette for couples to decorate as they wish and south-facing views of the Devonshire countryside across the length of one wall. The handmade wooden trestle tables can seat up to 80 loved ones on benches or chairs and at dusk, the atmospheric lighting adds a romantic touch. Ceremonies take place outside in The Willow ‘cathedral’ - a specially planted area that features three outdoor ‘chapels’ at the end of the walkway aisle for up to 80 guests. There’s also a stretch tent in the ‘posh paddock’ for outdoor ceremonies (if the weather is unpredictable) or a drinks reception, plus there’s a firepit for use when the sun goes down. The Silver Birch ‘church’ is an avenue of silver birch trees providing shade for al fresco ceremonies of up to 60 guests with a secluded, romantic feel and this space also lends itself to an outdoor picnic as an alternative to the wedding breakfast. Receptions take place in The Old Dairy barn which is the main reception area for up to 80 people. The farmhouse Mediterranean courtyard can be used for pre-wedding dinners and a delicious morning-after brunch. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 07740 978 408, ♥ We love… the quirky, self-contained Hobbit House honeymoon suite nestled deep in the heart of the grounds. Guests can enjoy glamping in the Lotus Belle tents and shepherd’s huts. There’s also room for up to 10 people to stay inside the farmhouse. 24

HENDRA BARNS Mitchell, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5AZ | T: 01872 510884 E: WWW.HENDRABARNS.CO.UK Our exclusive lakeside setting is unique in Cornwall with acres of rural charm in which to make your vows, and versatile entertaining spaces in which to celebrate with your guests, providing memories to last a lifetime. Weddings at Hendra Barns are only available on an exclusive basis. Your private celebration can be designed entirely your way, and extended to four days, or more, with accommodation for twenty between our three premium properties. Celebrations at Hendra Barns are simply unforgettable THE 2021 WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS: NATIONAL WINNER IMAGE BY JOSHUA GOODING PHOTOGRAPHY n Barn - Advertorial - Your Devon & Cornwall Magazine (quarter page)_rev 2.indd 1 29/09/2021 14:44 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