Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 40)

NOV/DEC 2022 £3.55 FASHION, BEAUTY, GROOMS, HONEYMOONS, VENUES, NEWS AND MORE From the heart Real-life weddings W w in h t i e t r e Magical snow-capped venu s GREECE IS THE WORD Spotlight on Athens and Santorini Big-day photography and videography Magic moments COMING SOON IN 2023 The latest bridal trends COLOUR POP Vibrant styled shoots

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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 90 COMPETITION A luxury getaway awaits with renowned hotel brand GuestHouse CONTENTS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022 VENUES 15 ‘TIS THE SEASON Rekindle this Christmas in a snow-capped venue 21 SPOTLIGHT ON... Truro, Torquay and Plymouth On the cover Charlotte Razzell was the talented photographer of our cover image this issue, taken at The Barn at Pengelly as part of a styled shoot. Turn to page 45 to see the shoot in full and to view more of Charlotte’s work, visit 65 82 FEATURES 45 WINTER WHITE The Barn at Pengelly provided the stunning backdrop for this fashionable styled shoot 49 THINK PINK Pier One Plymouth was the coastal backdrop for this blush-coloured shoot 53 SMILE FOR THE CAMERA Big-day photography and videography tips and tricks 58 HANDMADE IN... Devon and Cornwall 60 WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND Our guide to creating the ultimate seasonal celebration 3

REAL WEDDINGS 26 SUMMER LOVIN’ Helen and Phil enjoyed a marvellous marquee wedding 33 THE GREAT OUTDOORS Cornish wedding venue Knightor Winery provided the al fresco backdrop for Emma and Jamie’s big day 38 PASTEL HUES Katie and Ben chose a dream team to create a colourful wedding of their dreams at Cornwall’s Kehelland Trust HONEYMOONS 82 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and dream honeymoon destinations 84 GREECE IS THE WORD Editor Claire Ridley spent summer in Santorini and Athens 86 IN LOVE WITH THE LAKES A myriad of delights lie in wait in The Lake District for UK honeymooners 88 PURE LUXURY Discover The Belfry Hotel & Resorts in Sutton Coldfield GROOMS 79 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 80 WINTER LUXE The latest seasonal must-haves for the groom-to-be FASHION & BEAUTY 64 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 65 WHAT’S TRENDING? This is what brides-to-be will be wearing in 2023 73 SHINE LIKE A DIAMOND Dazzle this festive season in gold, pearls, charms and diamonds 74 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with the must-haves for the bride-to-be 76 SKIN FOOD Discover how to achieve that much-desired bridal glow the natural way, through a healthy diet of skin-loving foods 77 FASHION Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 64 65 90 38 79 4

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Yes, it’s that magical time of the year once again! I don’t know about you but this year has passed by quickly for me, and luckily it has been a wonderful one. We’ve celebrated my mum and dad’s Golden Wedding Anniversary, we’re looking forward to welcoming our Australian relatives to the UK this Christmas and my brother and sister-in-law are having their first baby this December which is the best present ever! I also managed to take a couple of sun-drenched trips this year, including to Oia in Santorini where I stayed at the fabulous Villa Mellow, booked through The Greek Villas ( santorini-villas/oia/mellow) and to Athens where I was very spoilt in the rooftop 501 Milos Terrace Suite at boutique hotel xenodocheio Milos ( Read all about these wonderful properties, perfect for honeymooners in my Greece is the word review on page 94. To celebrate the festive period, we’ve compiled a seasonal issue for you to enjoy. There’s everything from stunning summery-themed real weddings and a coastal-styled shoot for couples planning al fresco nuptials next year to snow-capped venues perfect for winter weddings. Don’t miss the latest news, offers, fashion, beauty and honeymoon ideas plus there are handmade ideas for those planning a DIY wedding, and advice about big-day photography and videography. For those of you getting married soon then I wish you many congratulations and for those not taking the plunge until 2023, I’ll see you next issue. Happy Christmas! 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 Ho, ho, ho cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS I love the fact that Emma and Jamie could enjoy their first dance outdoors at the Knightor Winery, not to mention the cute ice cream trike from Proper Vintage Cornwall! Don’t miss reading all about their wedding on page 33. Pastel colours are my favourite so I fell in love with the sugar-coated details at Katie and Ben’s wedding as soon as it landed in my inbox. It was photographed by So Natural Photography and can be seen in full on page 38. One of my favourite European countries is Greece which I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many times. On this trip, I soaked up the warm sunshine in Santorini at Villa Mellow and admired the city views in Athens from the rooftop terrace at hotel xenodocheio Milos. Find out how you can book a dream honeymoon at both properties on page 84. 6

7 Margo R Photography captured this stunning seaside image as part of one of our styled shoots for this issue on page 49 that took place at Pier One Plymouth. How cool is The Vintage 21 Bar, hired by couple Helen and Phil for their marquee celebration and photographed by KJP Photography? Find out more on page 26. Charlotte Razzell Photography took this couple’s portrait as part of the chic styled shoot at The Barn at Pengelly that we’re featuring on page 45. Look how romantic Wyndham Trenython Manor looks here decorated for Christmas. I can’t wait to visit this Cornish venue that hosts up to 80 guests for weddings. Turn to page 15 where all will be revealed. How cute is the label on this bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau 2022, Domaine Bel Avenir from Devon-based online wine and spirit merchant Wickhams? I’ll be indulging this Christmas! Turn to page nine to read, and see more. EDITOR’S LETTER

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Nearlywed The latest news from both counties Give the gift of choice this Christmas with New London Light, a bold collection of contemporary non-alcoholic spirits and aperitifs from the multi-award-winning distillers at Salcombe Distilling Co. Thanks to innovative flavour combinations and a pioneering production process, New London Light is setting the global standard in taste for the fast-growing alcohol-free spirits category, ensuring that alcohol-free no longer means second best. Available in three expressions First Light, Aegean Sky and Midnight Sun, New London Light can be enjoyed straight up, with tonic, or as part of a cocktail. New London Light Midnight Sun is also now available to buy in selected Waitrose & Partners stores and would make a special gift for anyone who values choice when it comes to consuming alcohol. The New London Light collection would also make the perfect gift for those with an eye on Dry January and a healthy alcohol-free start to 2023. Enjoy New London Light this Christmas with quality tonic and garnish, or push the boat out and serve one of Salcombe Distilling Co.s finest curated cocktails, Alpenglow. For more cocktail recipes, serving suggestions and tasting notes, visit Less than two years since its launch, Devon-based independent online wine and spirit merchant, Wickhams has been included in the Decanter Retailer Awards 2022 shortlist in not one but three categories; ‘Best Specialist Retailer, England & Wales, ‘Best Specialist Retailer, South and Regional France’ and ‘Best Small Online Retailer’. The 2022 Awards are more competitive than ever with entries epitomising the exceptional choice consumers have when it comes to buying wine in the UK. Wickhams’ Founder Dan Farrell-Wright comments: “My aim with Wickhams is to provide easy access to great wine for everyone so to be shortlisted in three categories in such a prestigious and important retailer award is hugely gratifying. It is an impressive achievement for such a young business and further proof we are doing lots right!” At the core of Wickhams’ business is the desire to offer customers the chance to try new wines, whether in specially curated cases, the tasty mixed-case-of-six value option or via their tasting events. All Wickhams events are interactive, plenty of fun and come highly recommended. They are hosted by wine expert Pip Vanham and Wickhams’ founder Dan Farrell-Wright, alongside other guest hosts. For online tastings, the wines are delivered through the letterbox in tasting-size packets large enough for two pours, before the event, ready for customers to enjoy from the comfort of their own sofa. The Winter Wine Discovery is taking place on Saturday 19th November between 12-6 pm at the Mercure Hotel, Exeter Rougemont. To find out more, visit NEWS Building on the success of award-winning Cove Vodka, Cove Damson Liqueur and Cove Coffee Liqueur, Devon Cove is delighted to introduce Cove Passion Liqueur. This exceptional hand-crafted liqueur is made by combining fresh passion fruits with their luxuriously smooth Devon potato vodka and the result is enchanting, exotic and delicious. Try Cove Passion Liqueur over ice with a twist of grapefruit, with cloudy lemonade or in a cocktail. Presented in a stylish bottle with a wooden cork so you can easily reseal the bottle after use. Commenting on the launch, the founder of Cove, Leanne Carr said: “We are thrilled to bring this product to the market. By using fresh passion fruits we’ve created a uniquely delicate liqueur which will not only excite those who like to make quality cocktails at home but also those who prefer something sweeter than whisky as a digestif since it works well on its own.” Devon Cove creates exceptional vodka using King Edward potatoes lovingly grown by the sea on founder Leanne Carr’s family farm overlooking Hope Cove in South Devon. Low-carb and also gluten-free, Cove Vodka is as pure and clean as the sea air around it and uniquely smooth to taste. Since its launch in 2019 Devon Cove has gone from strength to strength bagging a handful of high-profile taste awards, the most recent of which was a Gold award in the Ultra Premium category at the Vodka Masters 2022. Devon Cove has also expanded its range of liqueurs and launched a cocktail club subscription service so you need never be without a good cocktail at home. Leanne has become somewhat of a master mixologist and looks forward to featuring Cove Passion Liqueur in new cocktail kits to be released soon. Cove Passion Liqueur with 25% ABV is available to buy from 5cl (£5.95) and 50cl (£33.00). A CHRISTMAS TIPPLE 9 LOCAL NEWS

SHARP’S RELEASES ATLANTIC PALE ALE IN A CAN Multi-award-winning Atlantic Pale Ale is proving to be so popular that Rock-based Sharp’s Brewery in Cornwall has launched it in a four-pack of cans. Available now in retail outlets across the UK, the 500ml cans are encased in a recyclable cardboard sleeve meaning they are completely plastic-free. Sharp’s is responding to an increasing demand amongst consumers for different ways to enjoy their beer at home or social events. Loaded with tropical notes and a refreshing flavour, it is a popular choice in pubs, bars and restaurant settings as well as at home. Inspired by the dynamism of the Atlantic Ocean, Sharp’s Atlantic Pale Ale is deep golden with the aroma of stunning citrus notes, juicy tropical fruits and fresh-picked hops with a touch of candy floss. The flavour has a delicate sweetness with fruity succulence and citrus spice brought to the fore. The finish is sweet at first becoming dry and lingering with hop zest. All this, along with Sharp’s trademark complexity and balance, gives a beautifully refreshing pale ale without the intense bitterness sometimes associated with New World pale ales. Many brewers now offer their beers in a can because cans limit exposure to both light and oxygen, keeping the beer inside fresh and flavourful for longer. Consumers are increasingly seeking new ways to enjoy their favourite products. Sharp’s Atlantic Pale Ale has been repeatedly recognised by consumers and experts alike for its taste and quality. Testament to this is the numerous awards the beer has won. The ale recently won bronze in the World Beer Awards 2022 and the World Beer Awards 2021. In addition, it also won gold in the International Cask Beer category in the 2021 International Beer Challenge. Sharp’s Brewery’s marketing controller, James Nicholls, said, “Atlantic Pale Ale is proving to be so popular with our customers that we are investing in a new can format. We also know more people are enjoying at-home social occasions, so the launch of these multipacks is ideal for this trend.” In other news, Sharp’s Brewery and Cornwall’s smallest nano-brewery Bluntrock brewers have united in collaboration and produced a new limited-edition Camel Trail Pale Ale available in both cans and kegs. Due to their proximity and a shared love of brewing and history, the two actually couldn’t be more excited to be working together. Their first co-conceived small batch brew, Camel Trail Pale Ale, is a hoppy, hazy 4.5% beer, brewed using a special American IPA yeast strain. Sharp’s is the largest brewer of cask ale in the South West, and Doom Bar is probably the most successful cask beer of its generation. Doom Bar is currently the UK’s no.1 cask beer brand alongside national favourites such as Atlantic, Sea Fury and Offshore. In comparison, Bluntrock is one of Cornwall’s newest breweries, having set up in August 2021, with a focus on modern styles of beer, from hop forward hazy IPAs to fruited kettle sours. Sharp’s sells its beer from John O’Groats to Land’s End, whilst everything Bluntrock brews are sold from their onsite Taproom, which is right next to the nano brewery. George Collins, Bluntrock’s head brewer has joined forces with Sharp’s head brewer Aaron McClure and technical brewer Jon Wide, all of whom worked together at Sharp’s Brewery in the early days of their brewing careers, to collaborate on this new limited-edition beer. Camel Trail Pale Ale is named after the local cycle track where people regularly use tandem bikes. It will be available at local Cornish outlets including The Mariners in Rock and as a canned version from both the Bluntrock and the Sharp’s Brewery shops. Jon Wide says, “It’s been really fun to work with George and to create the same brew on both of our brewing kits. George’s nano-plant makes 150 litres and our small-scale pilot plant makes over 1,000 litres per batch, whereas our normal scale is up to 25,000 litres per brew so it’s great to brew at different scales and on different equipment. George’s beers are big and bold and he challenged us to step out of our comfort zones and create something different from our norm. We’ve used liquid hops in this beer, which Bluntrock Brewery use a lot, but which we’ve not used before at Sharps. It’s been a really interesting journey, and just brilliant to be collaborating now as close neighbours.” George Collins of Bluntrock says, “This has been exciting for all of us and it’s good to see that a brewery with Sharp’s success is still keen to engage with a tiny brewery like ours at Bluntrock. For me, it’s been great to be able to go back to where I started brewing and be made to feel so welcome all these years later. It’s also been really good to see how a brewery like Sharp’s has approached collaboration with a different brew style like ours, and how we’ve been able to complement each other’s brewing styles in the process. Sharp’s help us out a lot, and we’ve all enjoyed creating this new, and very tasty, beer together.” To shop, visit FEVER & BOUTIQUE BRING THE PARTY TO EXETER After months of planning, preparation and building, locals have had their first glimpse of the new-look Fever & Boutique, as the doors to the transformed club finally opened. The refurbishment, worth more than £1,500,000 and over three months in the making, saw the building stripped back to bricks and mortar, with the extensive refit creating an all-new space. There are new bars, new furniture and new lighting. Across the club’s two rooms, partygoers can expect a bigger and better experience than before. In Boutique, the club’s largest room, there are dance podiums and VIP booths. In Fever, the second room, there’s a light-up dancefloor. Dominic Borg, general manager of Fever & Boutique, said: “We’ve been excited to unveil our new look ever since we shut for refurbishment in June, so our reopening certainly feels like a long time coming! After such a huge renovation project, it’s great to see our dance floors full once again!” For more information and to get your ticket, visit: 10

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EAT, EAT, EAT! ENJOY A MATILDA-THEMED AFTERNOON TEA In partnership with The Roald Dahl Story Company, Luxury Family Hotels has created a Matilda Afternoon Tea - a magical dining experience themed on the iconic children’s story. To commemorate one of the best children’s authors of all time, Roald Dahl Day is celebrated every year on his birthday – the 13th of September – to remember the magic that he brought and continues to bring to children all over the world. The Matilda Afternoon Tea is currently available at all five Luxury Family Hotels properties until April 2023 including at Fowey Hall in South Cornwall. The perfect modern tale of triumph over adversity, Matilda is the story of a smart young girl who, through bravery, sheer determination, and a little help from her friends, overcomes the much bigger bullies in her life and changes her story for the better. As a much-loved tale by many, Luxury Family Hotels were thrilled at the unique opportunity to collaborate with The Roald Dahl Story Company and bring the delightful story, with all its wonderful foodie moments, to its hotels. Eat, eat, eat! The Matilda Afternoon Tea experience includes both an adult and children’s menu and has been lovingly crafted to celebrate the story’s iconic food moments, from the cosy after-school sharing of bread and margarine in Miss Honey’s cottage to Bruce’s formidable battle with an enormous chocolate cake – and of course who can forget the infamous newt slipped into the Trunchbull’s water jug! Families of all ages can share in the surprise and delight of the tale together, enjoying the scrumptious and theatrical creations crafted by the Luxury Family Hotels culinary team. The magic starts with a selection of carefully curated sandwiches followed by delicious sweet treats and homemade scones alongside a selection of teas, coffees and – of course – newt juice! The adult menu is priced at £35 per person and includes: •Crunchem Hall Sandwich selection •Break Time bread and butter •Lavender’s macaron’s •Matilda & Miss Honey’s after-school cream tea •Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate cake •Newt Juice (apple juice, banana, spinach and mango) The children’s menu is priced at £15 per person and includes: •Crunchem Hall sandwich selection •Miss Honey’s garden vegetable crudities •Blueberry Newt Cookie (with mini-icing bag) •Matilda & Miss Honey’s after-school cream tea •Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate cupcake •Newt Juice As an extra treat, a recipe for Luxury Family Hotels’ take on Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate cake is also tucked into the menu. Guests are encouraged to share their creations with the social tag #MatildaLuxuryFamilyHotels. For families wanting to make the most of the Matilda experience, Luxury Family Hotels offers the Magical Matilda Escape overnight stay package at all five properties. Carefully curated to include the Matilda Afternoon Tea with activity sheets for younger guests, overnight family accommodation and a full breakfast the morning before guests depart plus a Matilda book to take home included. The Magical Matilda Escape overnight stay package starts from £270 per night based on two adults and two children sharing. The package includes overnight accommodation, a guaranteed sitting for the Matilda Afternoon Tea experience, breakfast and a Matilda book to take home. The Matilda Afternoon Tea is available at all Luxury Family Hotels for £15 per child and £35 per adult. For more information or to book please CONGRATULATIONS! The finalists and winners of the prestigious 11th Food Drink Devon Awards were recently announced which included many of the country’s most respected and influential artisan food and drink producers. The esteemed panel of judges and industry experts have sampled, tasted and scored more than 270 products, visited 80 hospitality establishments and scrutinised 30 retail outlets across Devon to select the finest. This year also saw the launch of their Sustainability Pioneer Award, designed to celebrate and promote sustainability, and shine a light on businesses going that extra mile in their endeavours to be environmentally friendly. The winners were announced during the organisation’s glittering black tie award ceremony at the Crowne Plaza, Plymouth, announced by Tony Hawks, Devon-based comedian and author who regularly appears on BBC Radio Four panel shows Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Finalists, who were also automatically in the running for Food Product and Drink Product of the Year included Baked to Taste, Blakewell Smokehouse, Devon Sea Salt, Owens Coffee, Sandridge Barton Wines, Stone’s Honey, Huxbear Vineyard, Torbay Distilling Company and WILD Gelato as well as others. In the retail categories, entries were for 12 for the Best Retailer and Best Online Retailer from top-end delicatessens to village stores. Food Drink Devon board director and award-winning Masterchef of Great Britain, Peter Gorton, said: “The standard and quantity of products we received for judging this year was amazing. It is wonderful for us to see such variety and such a consistently high standard of entries. For a list of winners, visit RICK STEIN OFFERS CORNISH WINTER STAY PACKAGES Padstow in Cornwall makes for a brilliant winter honeymoon destination. During the summer months, accommodation, restaurants, parking and square inches on the beach are hard to come by in the area but during the winter months, this bustling harbour town quietens down, yet still has enough to keep visitors entertained. Rick Stein offers numerous accommodation and restaurant options in the town, as well as homeware and gift shops, a fishmonger and a world-renowned cookery school. From evening classes to two-day courses, the cookery school provides the perfect entertainment for outof-season visitors, allowing them a true taste of Cornwall by learning all aspects of seafood cookery, with Rick Stein-trained chefs and produce straight from the local waters. Just outside Padstow in St Merryn, Rick Stein’s pub, The Cornish Arms has roaring log fires and hearty pub food to warm chilly fingertips after blustery walks. Padstow is also home to one of the UK’s largest Christmas festivals (from 1st - 4th December) with demonstrations from Rick, Jack and Charlie Stein, alongside other famous chefs such as Angela Hartnett, Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth, Clare Smyth, Matt Tebbutt and Michael Caines. Rick Stein, usually fully booked throughout the summer, is offering a special two-night dinner, bed and breakfast winter package from just £442 for two people. Accommodation is at any of the Rick Stein Padstow-based hotel rooms, and dinner is at a choice of the flagship Seafood Restaurant, St Petroc’s Bistro or Rick Stein Café. To find out more and to book, visit 12

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURDEVONCORNWALL.WEDDING THE POWER OF A FLOWER Hayley Scott is the owner of Hayley Scott Blooms based in Newquay, Cornwall offering fabulous fresh and dried flowers. The talented team of florists offer a friendly and professional service selecting the best quality stems with an emphasis on creating a beautiful and interesting mix of varieties in stunning arrangements. They regularly work with local and national businesses making statement fresh and dried flower installations which look fabulous at weddings as ceremony backdrops or a feature in the area where the wedding breakfast is served. Hayley Scott Blooms also sell gifts that are ideal for the bridal party. These include fresh blooms in a box, handmade macarons by Choukette Patisserie, handpoured soy candles by La Luna Cornwall and Pamper Me boxes filled with locally made bath salts, chocolate and more. Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding has teamed up with Hayley Scott Blooms to offer a complimentary groom’s buttonhole for weddings taking place this winter or during winter 2023 (from October 2023 to February 2024, minimum spend applies). To take advantage of this offer, call 07512 509 968 or visit quoting YDCW40. Take advantage of these great giveaway MAGIC TOUCH Jon Martin is a full-time magician and a member of The Magic Circle providing astonishment seven days a week at events including weddings and hen parties. He performs both close-up magic and house party shows across the South West. His close-up magic is usually performed during a drinks reception, the wedding breakfast or during the evening. His house party show is a mixture of close-up magic and more elaborate routines created to entertain the entire room. The tricks are a mix of mind reading ones along with card and coin tricks and Jon can create a bespoke routine based on the hobbies and interests of the couple (or anyone at the wedding). His magic shows are fun, different and packed full of audience involvement. Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding has teamed up with Jon to offer readers a 10% discount on hen party bookings and/or his Wedding Magic package. To take advantage of this offer, call Jon Martin on 07443 577 497 quoting YDCW10% To find out more about his services, visit STYLE STATEMENT On your wedding day, light up the room in these statement gold ear climber earrings which bedazzle with four intricately cut moonstone gems. The sparkling gemstones, in a staggered line, descend in size and sit in an 18k gold-plated setting. Every detail has been well thought out, from the size of the stones to the slight curve of the earrings, creating the perfect mesmerising bold earring for a bold woman. Founded by Ramona Gohil, an inspirational female entrepreneur passionate about her British Indian heritage and culture Rani & Co is not just any jewellery brand; its crafted unique pieces symbolise how powerful women can be. Check out County Wedding Magazines’ readers have the chance to win a pair of Rani & Co Moonstone Climber Earrings worth £64.99! Freebies &OFFERS FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

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‘Tis the season Rekindle this Christmas in a magical snow-capped venue WYNDHAM TRENYTHON MANOR, CASTLEDORE, CORNWALL Couples looking for a traditional and remote wedding venue need look no further than this striking manor house with roots dating back to 1872. It’s situated within a 24-acre estate boasting pretty gardens, ancient woodland and a sweeping view of St Austell Bay. Wyndham Trenython Manor is home to a small converted chapel with stained-glass windows and an unbeatable view of the sea where ceremonies take place. The elegant Du Maurier Suite can host up to 80 guests for the reception. Home to large wrap-around windows, the sun-filled space is the perfect spot to eat, drink and dance. The premium wedding package includes a glass of champagne for guests on arrival, a delicious three-course meal with dishes including fresh seabass or roast beef served with seasonal vegetables, as well as an evening buffet and a selection of wines. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01726 814 797, We love... the spa rooms by Templespa that are designed as a retreat, ideal for pre-wedding pampering. TAWSTOCK COURT, BARNSTAPLE, DEVON Tawstock Court is a fine Georgian country house boasting a castle-like appearance. It sits proudly on a hill with 32 acres of grounds and ancient woodland looking across the North Devon countryside. The fountain at the front and the 16th-century Elizabethan Gatehouse with its original wood doors both offer a great setting for a ceremony and big-day photographs. Another al fresco ceremony option is outside the front of the house on the grounds with a backdrop of views stretching across the valley to Codden Hill. The Courtyard has recently been transformed into a stunning space with ambience lighting, plenty of tables and seating underneath a canopy of fairylights, a decked area and swinging chairs. Indoor ceremonies take place in The Panelled Hall for up to 90 guests with its two carved wooden pillars and working fireplace. The large front doors open out on to the balustrade with the fountain in the background. Alternatively, St. Peter’s Church is a two-minute walk down the bottom of the garden. Two period-style comfortable lounges form a Gatsby-inspired cocktail and gin bar. The Main Bar is modern, yet vintage in style with a flagstone floor and The Old Refectory, which has been transformed into an elegant function room to host larger receptions has a beautiful parquet floor and reclaimed wood feature wall. In the evening, it sets the stage for a band or a disco with up to 180 guests. For intimate, smaller wedding receptions, the Grey room holds up to 48 guests and is a lovely space located at the front of the house with period features and stunning views. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01271 446333, We love... that Tawstock Court is an exclusive-use wedding venue allowing couples access the day before the wedding. It becomes their very own country estate for the duration. Photography of Tawstock Court courtesy of; and 15 THEMED VENUES

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, which 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 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 great 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. 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 minimalist Scandistyle. 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, a large oak barrel to display the cake, all glassware, a woodburning 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. Images of Upton Barn & Walled Garden courtesy of and 16 THE 2021 WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS: NATIONAL WINNER IMAGE BY JOSHUA GOODING PHOTOGRAPHY Upton Barn - Advertorial - Your Devon & Cornwall Magazine (quarter page)_rev 2.indd 1 29/09/2021 14:44 w w w. b a d g e r s h o l t w e d d i n g s . c o. u k Badgers Holt WEDDINGS | INTIMATE WEDDINGS | ELOPEMENTS A fully licensed indoor & outdoor wedding venue, set alongside the ever-changing river Dart with its granite boulders and rugged natural beauty. 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Weddings for up to 150 guests Stunning country location Accommodation Outdoor or Indoor Ceremonies Lakeside, Barn & Farmhouse Weddings Weekend Packages Relaxed Family Atmosphere | Deer’s Leap Retreat, West Anstey, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3NZ Photo credit: David Scholes Photography Where Wedding Dreams Do Come True! An English Historical Landmark Bickleigh Castle Bickleigh Castle, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RP | 01884 855 363 | BC_Devon_Cornwall_Wedding_mag_July2019.indd 1 20/07/2019 10:16

HAREFIELD BARN, CREDITON, DEVON Although it’s known for its fabulous views and outside space, it’s easy to forget that Harefield Barn is also perfect for winter weddings. The barn is based on a family-run farm amid the beautiful Mid-Devon countryside, just a 10-minute drive from Exeter. The owners are committed to making each day a relaxed and unique experience for each couple, so the number of weddings each year is limited, and the use of Harefield Barn and its grounds is exclusive. For winter weddings, The Tallet is a dedicated ceremony room, so you don’t need to worry about what the British weather may be doing outside. The vaulted ceiling and flexible lighting provide a calm, chapel-like atmosphere in which to exchange vows. Licensed for up to 100 people, The Tallet can be used alongside the spacious bar and gallery areas, providing plenty of space. Underfloor heating keeps it warm and cosy during the winter and there’s nothing quite like watching the logs crackle in the wood burner whilst enjoying a drink in The Sawpit Bar. Holding a wedding at Harefield Barn means that couples have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the experience, as their extended hire period gives them the entire day beforehand to decorate and prepare. They also have free choice of their own suppliers (including caterers) to create a celebration personal to them. There are so many fabulous winter styling ideas to choose from. Why not make the most of the high-beamed ceiling in the Main Hall and suspend twinkling lights overhead, or take advantage of Christmas and style the venue with decorations? Guests can also enjoy toasted marshmallows around the firepit with festive mulled wine or cider. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 07541 121 404, We love... that the team at Harefield Barn are offering a special Winter Wonderland price of £4,800 for any weekend reservations in November and December 2022, and February or March 2023 (excluding Christmas and New Year’s Eve). The package includes free corkage on welcome, table and toast drinks (terms and conditions apply). ENJOY A SEASONAL MINI-MOON Founded in 1990 by the Briant family, Tolcarne Beach Village is made up of a collection of quaint beach huts and global-inspired hotel rooms on a private beach on the Newquay coast. The unique destination is open all year round and is bursting with character, filled with antique furniture and locally sourced art from the family travels, from Barbados to Paris. Facilities available at the luxury hotel include a dedicated surf school, an on-site award-winning restaurant serving locally sourced dishes and private hot tub suites all overlooking the incredible Cornish coast. The hotel is child-friendly and dog friendly rooms are also available. To book, visit 19 THEMED VENUES

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 Perchedon 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 unforgettablewedding celebrations. @abovethebayweddingevents 01326314296

TRURO TO PLYMOUTH Spotlight on... ELFORDLEIGH HOTEL, PLYMOUTH, DEVON Steeped in 120 acres of stunning park woodland on the edge of Dartmoor enjoying unspoilt views sits the Elfordleigh hotel which is a hidden gem. It combines the feel of an English country house with the warmth, ease and charm of a privately owned hotel. The property has three licensed rooms and can also offer outdoor ceremonies on the southerly facing Reynolds Terrace located outside the Reynolds Suite. This elegant Reynolds Suite is suitable for ceremonies for up to 100 guests and wedding breakfasts seating up to 70 loved ones. It boasts a wooden floor and high Edwardian ceilings plus period features and a contemporary colour scheme. The contemporary Langmead Suite offers a spacious chapel-like feel that can comfortably seat up to 70 guests for a ceremony. The suite adjoins the Elite Suite making it suitable for larger gatherings. Understated and minimal, the Elite Suite can be styled to suit most themes. The Churchill’s Conservatory is ideal for intimate ceremonies of up to 72 people. This light and airy space offers sunlit seating without being subjected to the elements. Beautifully decorated, it has a drape-lined ceiling and crystal chandelier. The Elite Suite is the largest function area at the hotel, accommodating up to 200 guests. The spacious room with high ceilings can be dressed with ceiling drapery to create an opulent feel. The suite features a raised stage area for a band or DJ with an adjacent dancefloor. Golf buggies are available to take newlyweds down to the lake for their portrait photographs or against the backdrop of the golf course and surrounding woodland. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01752 336 428,  We love... that the team offer the Honeymoon Suite to the newly married couple on the night of the wedding plus a discount on their first-anniversary stay. MOUNT EDGCUMBE HOUSE, TORPOINT Mount Edgcumbe House and its surrounding buildings is an exclusive wedding venue that lies at the heart of the Cornish peninsula opposite the city of Plymouth in Grade 1 listed landscape that's home to ancient barrows, mystical woodland, forts and chapels dotted along a remote coastline above secret beaches and smugglers' coves. A sweeping avenue leads down to the formal Earl's Gardens and a sheltered shoreline. The grounds are home to self-catering holiday properties with guest accommodation ranging from one-bedroom to four-bedroom cottages plus beautiful glamping options set in a tranquil location. This fully licensed wedding venue that can accommodate from two to 200 guests offers flexible, affordable packages to accommodate most budgets. There's an in-house wedding coordinator to help couples tailor their special day. Receptions can be held in the Earl's Garden Marquee, a semi-permanent structure nestled in the two-acre private garden. Couples can choose their suppliers. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01752 822 236,  We love... that the venue has partnered with Plymouth Boat Trips allowing couples and their guests to travel across Plymouth Sound and reach Mount Edgcumbe in just 15 minutes taking in the spectacular scenery along the way. 21 LOCAL VENUES