Dream Weddings Magazine - Devon & Cornwall

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Planning your wedding starts here and now and in Dream Weddings you will find tips and hints on every aspect of your big day, from the latest collections of gowns to transport, from wedding day etiquette to up-todate fashions in flowers. You’ll also find advertisements from a whole army of local businesses, all with plenty of experience to call on. They will work with your ideas, offer creative suggestions of their own and find solutions to match every budget. They know the shortcuts and the pitfalls - and they’re fully aware of how important it is to you that everything runs smoothly. So start planning your big day. And enjoy every minute of it!

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You’ve dreamt of your wedding day since you were a

little girl - the fabulous dress, the handsome groom,

the flowers, the music, the blissful romance of it all. And

now you have organised the handsome groom, it’s time to

get down to the rest of the planning so your wedding day

turns out to be as magical as you always imagined.

However daunting the whole organisation seems at the outset,

this is one celebration everyone wants to be a spectacular

success and you will find good wishes and friendly faces

wherever you turn for help.

Planning your wedding starts here and now and in this issue

of Dream Weddings you will find tips and hints on every

aspect of your big day, from the latest collections of gowns

to transport, from wedding day etiquette to up-to-date

fashions in flowers.

You’ll also find advertisements from a whole army of

local businesses, all with plenty of experience to call

on. They will work with your ideas, offer creative

suggestions of their own and find solutions to

match every budget. They know the shortcuts

and the pitfalls - and they’re fully aware

of how important it is to you that

everything runs smoothly.

So turn the page,

start planning your big day.

And enjoy every minute of it!

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2-21 Designer Dazzle

International designers pull out all the

stops for 2016’s beautiful brides

22-25 Flower power

Stunning bridal flowers from top florists

add style and colour to your big day

26-29 Truly scrumptious

A stylish cake provides the perfect

centrepiece for your reception

30-31 Monochrome magic

Colour is cool, but black & white is hot

when it comes to wedding photographs

32 Face the facts

Our top tips for getting your skin and

hair into peak condition at the right time

33-37 Suits you, Mum!

Head-turning looks for second most

important lady of the day - your Mum

39-45 Get it together

Step-by-step guide to everything you

need to know - and then some

SPRING / SUMMER 2016 • ISSUE 25

P30-31 - BLACK & WHITE..

IT’S THE NEW COLOUR

P22-25 - FLORAL DREAMS...

46 Inviting prospect

Individual stationery and favours will

mark your wedding out from the crowd

47 From here to eternity

The magic of video will capture the

atmosphere of your day for evermore

48-51 Fair deal

Find the top wedding fairs near you to

sample new ideas and wedding trends

52 Arriving in style

Set the scene for the day with

your choice of wedding transport

53-77 It’s party time!

Stunning venues for every budget

and entertainment with a difference

78-79 Bride’s directory

A classified guide to the details

which make your day unique

80 Dates for your diary

Index to advertisers and a handy

round-up of Spring wedding fairs

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Winter

wonderl

ALL PICTURES: SOPHIA TOLLI AT ALWAYS &

FOREVER IN BIDEFORD, COLIN’S BRIDAL IN

CALLINGTON AND ROSSETTI BRIDES IN TORQUAY

The magic of a winter wedding: it’s in the dark,

romantic evenings, the warmth of the love from

family and friends, the blazing log fires, the

dancing candlelight... and the Snow Queen

bride. Have your wedding in a winter

wonderland and you can often claim generous off-season

discounts from a variety of venues. Who knows? You may

even have snow...

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and...

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TARA KEELY

AT APHRODITE BRIDES

IN IVYBRIDGE

...or

sizzling

into

ELLIS BRIDALS AT TRULY

DELIGHTFUL IN TOTNES

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LEFT: KENNETH

WINSTON AT THE

BRIDAL BOX IN

TORQUAY

summer?

Bright, sunshiny days, balmy summer evenings: it’s

no surprise that the prime wedding season is

summer. Floating bridal gowns, the heady scent of

beautiful summer bouquets, bridesmaids as pretty

as sweet peas and groomsmen as handsome as movie stars:

it’s a recipe for absolute perfection.

Choose a venue with air conditioning in case it really is

a sizzling hot day – but be ready with a pretty bridal

umbrella in case the weather proves a little less

than seasonal.

PICTURED, ABOVE & RIGHT:

MORI LEE AT COLIN’S BRIDAL IN CALLINGTON

AND VU’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE IN WADEBRIDGE

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A vision in

white...

LEFT & RIGHT:

MADELINE ISAAC-

JAMES AT BELLA

BELLA BRIDAL

IN PLYMPTON

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RIGHT: CHRISTINE DANDO AT TE AMO

BRIDES IN PLYMOUTH

PICTURED & BELOW: PHIL COLLINS AT

APHRODITE BRIDES IN IVYBRIDGE, HIS &

HERS WEDDING BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH AND

LOWEN BRIDAL IN LAUNCESTON

White may seem like the traditional bridal

colour these days, but that wasn’t always

the case – in days gone by, girls just

used to wear their very best dress for the

big occasion. It was Queen Victoria who introduced

the ‘white is right’ theme when she chose it for her

wedding to Prince Albert and it quickly caught on.

In an age when laundering was done badly and

not often, wearing a brand new white dress

was a sign that the bride’s family had

money. Not only could they afford the

dress in the first place, but it didn’t

matter if it got dirty and was ruined.

White is still the colour of choice

for the vast majority of brides -

pure, virginal, ethereal: the

stuff of dreams and

romance and fairytales

and carrying with it

promises of a happyever-after.

Gorgeous!

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CASABLANCA AT

ALWAYS &

FOREVER IN

BIDEFORD

...or ohso-pretty

in pink?

MON CHERI AT THE BRIDAL CORNER IN PLYMOUTH

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It’s the most feminine of all colours,

redolent of sweetly smelling

gardens, old English roses and

available in subtle hues from deep

and dusky through blush to

delicate pastel. It’s pink, of course,

the colour that every girly girl can

hardly resist.

So it’s little wonder that one in five

brides is choosing at least a hint of

pink in her wedding dress.

Of course there are other bridal

colours out there, from baby blues

and lilacs to gorgeous greens and

subtle champagnes.

And don’t worry if you fall in love

with the style and shape of a white

dress - you’ll often find it’s available

in a selection of colours too.

ABOVE:

CHRISTINE DANDO AT

TE AMO BRIDES IN PLYMOUTH

INSET ABOVE & LEFT:

MON CHERI AT

THE BRIDAL CORNER

IN PLYMOUTH

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MAIN PICTURE:

VENUS WOMAN AT CATWALK

09 IN EXETER AND THE

WEDDING COMPANY

IN BODMIN

RIGHT:

BEAUTIFUL BRIDES PLUS AT

BE YOU BRIDAL IN

TAVISTOCK AND THE

BRIDAL CORNER IN

PLYMOUTH

So you’re not a perfect dress size 8,

or 10 or 12. And that engagement

ring on your finger is nothing if not

proof positive that your husband-tobe

loves your sexy, voluptuous

curves. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes

and brides with generously curvaceous figures

needn’t feel nervous about choosing their

bridal gowns.

Most collections come in sizes up to 30 and

some collections, specially designed to flatter

fuller figures start at size 16 and go up to 36.

Cute &

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BELOW: CALLISTA AT BELLA BELLA BRIDAL IN PLYMPTON

curvelicious

If you’re looking for a few pointers:

• A streamlined design in a classically styled gown will

elongate your figure;

• A high-waisted, A-line gown will skim your tummy,

and sleeves or a pretty wrap will cover less than

perfect arms;

• Perfectly fitting underwear makes a huge difference,

so invest in it before you start looking for your dress.

And finally, remember your most beautiful accessory

is your smile. If you’re happy and confident, you can’t

help but be a beautiful bride.

VENUS WOMAN AT

CATWALK 09 IN

EXETER AND THE

WEDDING COMPANY

IN BODMIN

BEAUTIFUL BRIDES PLUS AT BE YOU

BRIDAL IN TAVISTOCK AND THE

BRIDAL CORNER IN PLYMOUTH

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Te Amo Brides

B E A U T I F U L B R I D A L W E A R A N D A C C E S S O R I E S

Bridal * Bridesmaids * Accessories

* Men's Formal Hire

Amazing shop, fantastic dresses and a great help!


You are made to feel at home and so welcome! The

staff couldn't do anymore for us, by far the best

bridal shop I've seen in Plymouth!! would highly

recommend to all

” Jodie Hardy

Tel: 01752 343725

2 Colebrook Road, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 4AA

www.teamobrides.co.uk

B R I D A L S T U D I O

2, The Rock Complex, Yelverton PL20 6DS • Tel: 01822 853132 • www.darlingweddingdresses.com

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APHRODITE

BRIDES

Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9P

Tel: 01752 895353

www.aphroditebrides.co.uk

sales@aphroditebrides.co.uk

Exquisite Wedding Gowns

Harbour House, Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, Cornwall

PL27 7AH - Tel: 01208 815440 • www.vusbridal.co.uk

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For all your

bridal dreams...

So...where

Understated or over the top, fairytale princess or

drama queen, sleek and chic or the full meringue,

the sparkling new 2016 bridal collections have it all.

The only question is how on earth you’re supposed

to choose. So, take a tip or two from us:

START LOOKING between nine and 12 months before the big

day - you can’t usually buy off-the-peg and your dress may

take four to six months to arrive after you’ve ordered it.

TRY ON as many different styles as you can initially. You’ll

soon find the general shape and look you want to achieve nd

that will narrow down what can appear a bewildering array of

choices.

TAKE ONLY a couple of people with you when you go to look

- too many opinions can be confusing - and make sure

they’re people you trust to be honest about what suits you

and what doesn’t.

CONSIDER the venue when making your decision - and don’t

forget the back view: that’s what your guests will be looking

at during the ceremony

Bridesmaids • Prom • Accessories

Brook House, Station Road, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2AU

Tel: 01752 651001

e: info@bellabellabridal.co.uk

www.bellabellabridal.co.uk

LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS in the shop - they will have a good

idea of what suits your size and shape and what accessories

will complement each gown.

And finally, have fun!

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PICTURED & LEFT:

EDDY K AT HIS & HERS WEDDING

BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

PICTURED & BELOW:

RONALD JOYCE AT

AMICA BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN

PLYMOUTH, COLIN’S

BRIDAL IN CALLINGTON

AND ROSSETTI BRIDES

IN TORQUAY

to

begin?

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Anne’s

bridal designs

Bridal gowns, bridesmaids' dresses,

capes, wraps & shrugs all made to order.

Individually designed tiaras.

Selection of bridal accessories.

Mother of the Bride/Groom outfits.

Day and evening appointments available.

For a friendly consultation,

please contact:

Anne Marks

Tel: 01392 437669

117 Roundtable Meet, Exeter EX4 8LG

PICTURED & BELOW: KENNETH WINSTON

AT THE BRIDAL BOX IN TORQUAY

Effortless

Established in 1999, The Bridal Box Torquay offers you a warm

welcome and a wealth of knowledge which will make your visit

both enjoyable and worthwhile. And with late opening until 7pm

on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, a personal visit is

even easier for busy brides. Owner Helen Taylor said: ‘We have created a

relaxed, friendly and fun atmosphere, creating an environment that befits

the special occasion for which you are preparing. And with our large

range of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and wedding accessories, we

have something for everyone.’

With collections from Veromia, Alfred Angelo, D’Zage, Kenneth Winston

and Ella Rosa, brides will be spoilt for choice.

And there’s always a fabulous range of discounted dresses on the sale

rail. You can also shop online at The Bridal Box for wedding accessories

and gifts.

There’s an extensive range of wedding

umbrellas, tote bags for all the girls and

that special tiara to add a touch of sparkle.

If you are travelling to far-off shores for

your wedding or want to store your

wedding dress and wedding treasures after

the big day, the Bridal Box also stocks a

range of environmentally friendly

breathable travel/storage boxes, all of

which can be purchased online.

Enjoy the planning, enjoy your special day

and most of all enjoy a happy ever after!!!

For more details,

see www.thebridalbox.co.uk

or call 01803 292222.

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Having your wedding dress individually designed and

made to measure just for you may sound like an

expensive option – but it needn’t be.

Sara Radford of Devon-based Cottesloe Brides said: ‘ The cost

will always depend on the type and quality of fabric as well as

the intricacy of the design.

‘But a made-to-measure gown not only ensures a perfect fit,

it also gives the bride an opportunity to be creative and

personalise her gown.’

Sara works with the bride, making sketches to illustrate her

ideas and suggesting suitable fabrics from simple silks or

elegant lace to intricate embroidery.

PICTURED & BELOW:

ALEXIA DESIGNS AT

ROSSETTI BRIDES IN

TORQUAY AND

BUDEIFUL BRIDES

IN BUDE

With over 400 exquisite designer dresses in stock – and a stunning sale rail of

new but discontinued styles – Rossetti Brides has the perfect dress for every

bride, whatever her budget. Owner Julie Sewell has a light, spacious purposebuilt

studio and works by appointment only, so brides are always assured of

friendly – and completely private – one-to-one service.

She said: ‘We don’t pressurise brides into buying and we allow plenty of time to browse. We

have over 20 years’ experience in the bridal industry and we’re happy to help the bride

choose the perfect style for her personality and body shape.’

elegance

There’s free parking right outside and

collections at Rossetti Brides include Sophia

Tolli (they are Torbay’s only stockist), Allure,

Ronald Joyce, Victoria Jane and Zavi. Sizes

range from 6 to 28 and there’s both privacy

and choice for curvy brides.

After the big day Julie can arrange for your

dress to be cleaned, tissue-wrapped and

beautifully boxed for safe storage.

For more details, call 01803 328257

or visit the website at

www.rossettibrides.co.uk.

Once the design is agreed, she will make and fit a toile,

allowing the bride to make design changes before work

begins on the expensive final fabric.

For brides or Mums who want to ‘sew-it-yourself’, Sara offers

regular couture boned and period corset bodice-making

workshops, as well as private tuition.

She said: ‘It can be daunting for even the most experienced

seamstress to attempt such an important dress, so a little

extra help and guidance can be invaluable.

‘And you can get amazing results. I saw one bride who had set

her heart on a dress but couldn’t afford the £3,500 asking

price. She made it herself for under £600!’

For details, call 01395 263343 or visit

www.cottesloeweddings.com.

Rossetti

brides

Appointment only - Please ring Julie on...

www.rossettibrides.co.uk

Email: rossettibrides@aol.com

A unique buying experience

MENSWEAR HIRE -

HIRE 5 OR MORE

SUITS & GET

ONE FREE

To celebrate our 21st anniversary

we have designer weekends &

special promotions running

throughout the year

01803 328257

Cottesloe

Brides

Bespoke

Bridalwear

Tel: 01395 263343

www.cottesloeweddings.com

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Where dreams come true!

SAMPLE

SALE

NOW ON -

UPTO 50%

OFF

By appointment only

Sizes 6-36 • Bridesmaid • Prom • Accessories

Tel: 01822 613443 or 07786 572284

4, King Street, Tavistock PL19 ODS - www.beyoubridal.co.uk

F O R B E A U T I F U L W E D D I N G G O W N S

* Bridesmaid Dresses * Shoes * Veils * Tiaras

12 Church Street, Launceston PL15 8AP

Tel: 01566 778989 • Mob: 07516 646089

www.lowenbridal.co.uk

The perfect dress for your perfect day!

Bridal - Bridesmaids - Prom - Accessories

20 MORSHEAD ROAD, CROWNHILL VILLAGE, PLYMOUTH

PL6 5AH • WWW.THEBRIDALCORNER.CO.UK

Tel: (01752) 787878 • www.thebridalcorner.co.uk

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PICTURED: VENUS BRIDALS AT CATWALK 09 IN EXETER, DARLING GOWNS IN

YELVERTON, LOUANNON IN PLYMOUTH AND THE WEDDING COMPANY IN BODMIN

Amazing

lace!

Having your dress made individually

for you ensures there will never be

another one like it – and it needn’t

be more expensive than ordering

from a bridal shop. Louannon

Menswear, formerly Stitches Tailoring, in

Plymouth, established for over 40 years as a

men’s tailoring and formal hire service, now

also makes dresses.

Owner Barrie Hill said: ‘We have a dressmaker

who specialises in wedding dresses, but she

will also make evening, prom and cocktail

dresses as well as special occasion wear.

‘Obviously the price of each dress will depend

on the amount of material and work involved,

but brides will be able to have their own dress

made uniquely for them from as little as £300.’

Stitches also offers bridal gowns by Venus,

Diane Harbridge,Tamem Michael Couture,

Andy Anand Couture and House of Nicholas.

Barrie said: ‘We will continue to offer the same

quality service for men: off-the-peg suits as

well as bespoke tailoring, alterations and men’s

formal hire.

‘Now we intend to extend the same services to the ladies.’

For more details, call 01752 221222 or visit the website at

www.stitches.org.uk.

Louannon Menswear

formerly Stitches Tailoring

Individually designed

wedding gowns

• Wedding Gowns & Dresses

• Ladies & Gents

Formal Hire

• Alterations

51, Lanhydrock Road, St. Judes,

Plymouth PL4 9HF

Tel: 01752 221222

www.stitches.org.uk

Truly

Delightful

Beautiful dresses at

affordable prices

8 The Plains, Totnes,

Devon TQ9 5DR

01803 863583

www.trulydelightful.co.uk

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C AT W A L K

09

Stockists of:

Venus Bridal

Eternity Art Couture

Impression Bridal

Gino Cerruti

★ Spacious bridal studio

★ Bridal accessories

★ Dyeable shoes by Rainbow Club

★ Bridesmaid dresses

★ Mother of the bride outfits

★ Hats & fascinators by

The Niche Collection

★ Prom & evening wear

9 West Street, Exeter EX1 1BB

Tel: 01392 274480 • www.catwalk09.co.uk

Open Mon - Sat 10am - 5.30pm & Sundays 11am - 4pm

Bridesmaids * Menswear * Accessories

Tel: 01579 384468

Chequettes Hall, 6-7 Church Street,

Callington PL17 7AP

www.colinsbridal.co.uk

For The

Gown of Your

Dreams!


By far the best shop for choice,

price and help I had come across

in my search for my wedding dress

But most outstanding was the

warm welcome I had from walking

in on one day until the very end...

FANTASTIC!


Always and

Forever

Bridesmaids • Menswear • Accessories

Tel: 01237 479176 • www.devonbridal.co.uk

17 Market Place, Bideford, North Devon EX39 2DR

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...where two

become one

Bridal collections include:

• Catherine Parry

• Eddy K

• Phil Collins

• Romantica

• Veromia

• White Rose

Outfit the whole wedding party under one roof

at the luxurious, newly opened His & Hers

Wedding Boutique in Plymouth. It brings

together bridal and men's formal hire with

established mother of the bride specialist Occasions

by Uno to offer a unique and inspiring shopping

experience for all things wedding.

Stunning bridal collections carefully chosen for their

style and value for money and a complete range of

accessories will wow every bride. The rest of the bridal

party is spoilt for choice too, from bridesmaids and

mums to groomsmen and pageboys.

Book a bridal appointment in the lavish Platinum

Suite for a private consultation with experienced and

helpful staff.

Visit ‘The Attic’ for a complete range of men’s formal

hire and advice on the best package for you.

Occasions by Uno are on hand with stylish mother of

the bride collections, along with tips for the perfect

look, a stunning range of accessories and a superb

collection of millinery.

An exclusive loyalty scheme and payment plans are

available in all departments.

Irresistible? We think so!

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 5pm (appointments preferred)

Sunday - 11am to 3pm (appointments preferred)

Monday - closed

Plymouth’s newest wedding boutique, set in the heart of Britain’s Ocean City

NOW

OPEN

59 Exeter Street Plymouth PL1 0AH - Tel: 01752 262121 (bridal wear) • Tel: 01752 670671 (menswear)

www.hisandhersweddingboutique.com • email: info@hisandhersweddingboutique.co.uk

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BESPOKE WEDDING FLOWERS, AS UNIQUE AS YOU!

Based in Plymouth • Tel: 07887 369275

www.hannahburnettflorist.co.uk

ABOVE & RIGHT:

The Flowery, based in Saltash, creates

wedding flowers to reflect the style and

personality of the bridal couple and will

gladly advise on suitable flower choices and

colours and how to get the most from your

budget. Individual design is standard and a

personal service guaranteed, regardless

of your budget. They also offer a rental

service for a wide variety of glassware,

pedestal stands, table mirrors and other

props, as well as chair covers and sashes.

For more details, call 01752 849706 or

visit www.theflowery.co.uk.

Blooming

RIGHT & BELOW:

Award-winning florist

Amanda Winsor designs

fabulous flowers for

weddings from her

Exminster base, Winsor

Flower Studio. She is also

a flower grower and has

British flowers for sale

from April to October.

Simply Stunning Wedding Flowers

Tel: 01392 824745 • Mob: 07784211943

www.winsorflowerstudio.co.uk

Amanda is happy to offer

wholesale flowers for brides

wishing to do DIY wedding

flowers. A Member of British

Flower Association, Flowers

from the Farm and the

Institute of Professional

Florists, she will also be

running regular workshops.

Amanda offers brides a free

initial consultation. For more

details, call 07784 211943.

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Flower Power

Unique, imaginative wedding

flowers are the speciality of H

Watts Floral Design,

established in Plymouth for

over 60 years and now

boasting six experienced and fully

qualified florists. Each is adept at

producing beautiful designs for brides,

including decorating the church,

ceremony and reception venues.

The family business is run by Sally

Edgcumbe, who said: ‘Each of our

designs is individual and created with

great attention to detail. We take time to listen to Sally said: ‘We all enjoy supporting the bride

every bride’s ideas and dreams and pride ourselves through her big day and designing each aspect of

on the quality of our flowers and the originality of her wedding flowers with her.

our arrangements.’

‘And unusual designs are no problem – we enjoy a

H Watts Floral Design sources flowers locally challenge!’

wherever possible and also has top quality Dutch For more details, visit the website at www.

wholesalers on hand to ensure they always have a hwattsflorist.co.uk or to discuss your wedding

large stock of beautifully fresh flowers on a daily design in detail and browse through their

basis as well as being able to source the most exotic extensive portfolio, call 01752 403617 for an

of blooms if required.

appointment.

gorgeous...

Plymouth-based Hannah Burnett

prides herself on providing a

professional, unique service across

the south west, working closely with every

bride. She creates all the designs herself,

personally ensuring both quality and

uniqueness. And with 10 years’

experience she can provide both

inspiration and endless ideas.

For details and to view her portfolio,

call 07887 369 275 or visit

www.hannahburnettflorist.co.uk

LEFT & RIGHT:

Bodmin-based Fleurtations has a

shining reputation for creating

fabulous wedding flowers. Caroline

Crabb and her friendly, experienced

team are RHS Chelsea Flower Show

medal winners and pride themselves

on their excellent customer service

and attention to detail.

For more information,

call 01208 78555 or visit

www.fleurtationscornwall.com

For a fresh

approach to

bridal flowers...

6, Lower Fore St. Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6JX

Tel: 01752 849706 • www.theflowery.co.uk

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• Friendly local family-run business

• Olive / Box / Cypress topiary trees

• Decorated wish trees / Planted arches /

Wedding cake arch / Entrance trees etc.

• Custom designed for your venue

• Full delivery, set-up & collection service

Tel: 01364 653993

email: torbaytopiary@aol.co.uk • www.torbaytopiary.co.uk

RIGHT & BELOW:

Chelsea Flower Show

medallist Catherine Gardiner

of Flowers by Catherine has

worked for top London

florists, creating spectacular

designs for society brides,

celebrities and even Royalty.

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...and

Now based on the Devon/Cornwall border,

her considerable talents are at the service

of Westcountry brides. ‘I believe floral

designs should not only be stunning and

top class,’ she says, ‘they should also

reflect each individual’s personality.’

For more details, call 07900 894716 or

visit www.flowersbycatherine.co.uk.

sensational

Whether you have a

thousand ideas or

none at all, I will work

with you to see your

dreams come true!

Rosemary Jane

Flowers

Beautiful flowers for your beautiful day

Tel: 01503 269041 or 07751 034354

www.rosemaryjane-flowers.co.uk

LEFT & ABOVE:

Wedding specialist Rosemary Jane

Flowers has established an

enviable reputation since arriving

on the Westcountry bridal scene

some five years ago. Owner

Tamsin McBride trained and

worked in London before

establishing the Looe-based florist

and is adept at creating gorgeous

bridal flowers for every bride,

whatever her budget.

For more details, call 07751

034354 or visit the website at

www.rosemaryjaneflowers.co.uk.

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Flower Power

styling

Remember the sensation Kate Middleton caused

when she had real trees brought into

Westminster Abbey for her wedding to Prince

William? It’s an effect Ashburton-based Torbay

Topiary can help you create with their stylish range of

beautiful trees, now extended to include hire packages

especially aimed at marquee dressing. The family

business is led by RHS qualified Jenny Prosser, who looks

after the plant nursery while son, Adam, with his

background in organising hotel weddings, delivers, sets

up and removes the displays.

Jenny said: ‘We are often asked to supply blossom

trees for weddings. It’s a lovely romantic idea but very

difficult to deliver as trees only flower for a limited

period. Our solution is to dress our graceful olive trees

with dainty white gypsophila, so you can have blossom

any day of the year!’

As well as the enticing range of trees, there are climbing

plants, wedding arches, quality planters, solar lights and

decorative trimmings. You can even have a wish tree: not

an amorphous bunch of fake twigs, but a living olive tree,

decorated in your chosen style, on which guests can hang

their wishes for your future. Torbay Topiary is offering 12

trees for the price of 10 on bookings made before 1st

March, 2016.

To book a friendly informal visit to discuss your plans,

call 01364 653993 or email torbaytopiary@aol.com.

RHS award-winning designers at Trugs in Exeter

have been creating spectacular wedding flowers

for over 20 years, continually producing inspiring

and innovative designs for everything from bride’s

and bridesmaids’ bouquets to church and

reception flowers. The fully qualified staff join in

the spirit of the occasion, combining their ideas

with yours and promising to go the extra mile to

create a unique effect for each bride.

For more details, call 01392 422522 or visit

www.trugs.co.uk.

Original designs are the trademark of Kate

Bainbridge at Simply Flowers in Bovey Tracey.

A regular Chelsea Flower Show exhibitor, she

already had Silver Gilt and Bronze medals to her

name when she picked up yet another Silver Gilt

Medal at RHS Chelsea this May. Kate specialises

in individual floral designs, created uniquely for

each bride.

For details, call 01626 833373 or visit

www.simplyflowersdevon.com.

Flowers by

Catherine

Creating wedding flowers

as individual as you

www.flowersbycatherine.co.uk

Tel: 07900 894716

Let us inspire you with

individual designs, attention

to detail and a friendly

professional service

59, Fore Street,

Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AB

www.simplyflowersdevon.com

DEVON 01626 833 373

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RIGHT & BELOW:

Cakes of Paradise, based in

Teignmouth, creates fully bespoke

wedding cakes, celebration cakes

and cupcakes that not only look

stunning but taste delicious too.

Founder Denisa Butler believes in a

fully personal approach.

Let them

‘Each celebration is unique

and very special,’ she says,

‘that’s why we go to great

lengths to create the cake

of your dreams.’

Denisa works closely with

every client and each cake is

individually designed and

decorated to perfection.

For more details and to book

a consultation, call 07999

548471 or visit www.cakesof-paradise.co.uk.

Creators of stunning wedding cakes from

classic elegance to contemporary style

Beautiful Wedding Cakes

Tel: 07999 548471

e: info@cakes-of-paradise.co.uk

www.cakes-of-paradise.co.uk

Tel: 01803 292580

30 Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UN

www.startimepatisserie.com

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your Dream Cake!

RIGHT & BELOW:

Quite the newest thing in wedding cakes is

hand painting – and East Devon-based

Penelope’s Hand Painted Cakes is bringing

the trend to the south west.

This small team of two, Wendy and Pene, will hand

make your cake, using only fresh, natural ingredients

and then decorate it with an original design to your

specifications. Each cake is hand painted and the art

work and design is just for you.

For details, call 01395 442993 or 07768 917873

eat cake...

or visit www.handpaintedcakessouthwest.co.uk.

With a huge range of styles and

flavours, family bakery Startime

Patisserie creates beautiful

wedding cakes, handmade and

individually decorated to complement your

wedding theme and colours.

Owners Eddie and Cathy Wright, who have

worked in the business for many years, pride

themselves on creating high quality, fresh

cakes, with as many locally sourced ingredients

as possible.

For details, call 01803 292580 or visit

www.startimepatisserie.com.

LEFT & RIGHT: Unique, unusual,

naughty but oh-so-nice: Tavistockbased

Sugar Mama’s Cakery

specialises in celebration cakes.

Owner Laura Fox will spend time

discussing your ideas and

wedding theme before designing

and creating a cake which will

provide a beautiful – and

delicious – centrepiece for

your reception.

For more details,

call 0785 4080 609 or visit

www.sugarmamas.co.uk.

Unique, unusual and

totally scrumptious!

07854 080609

www.sugarmamas.co.uk

D E L I C I O U S

C A K E S D E S I G N E D

E S P E C I A L L Y

F O R Y O U . . .

Tel: 01395 442993 or 07768 917873

www.handpaintedcakessouthwest.co.uk

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With a family background in

ice cream and a love of all

things vintage, restoring an

original 1972 Bedford ice

cream van was an obvious move for

husband and wife team Andy and Tara.

Now the Devon Vintage Ice Cream Van

Company, based in Plymouth, offers a

quirky yet classic touch to weddings and

special occasions, combining a vintage

vibe with lashings of luxury local ice cream all topped off with bespoke

touches. The ice cream – from North Devon-based Dunstable Farm – comes

in a huge variety of flavours and retro lollies and sweets all add to the feel of

vintage nostalgia.

The van arrives festooned in beautiful bunting with hand-written menus and

lots of pretty extras. There’s also a charming three-wheeled ice cream

tricycle, complete with wicker basket and pretty parasol.

For more details, call 07818 048896 or visit

www.devonvintageicecreamvan.co.uk.

...for happily

Add some vintage

charm to your event

and delight your

guests with scrummy

ice-cream from Bertie

or Florence the ice

cream tricycle

Choose five amazing flavours from our luxury award

winning range - contact us for a personal quote.

Perfect for those lazy

summer weddings: hire a

vintage tandem ice cream

trike, amply supplied with

luscious ice cream handmade in

Cornwall and manned in style by

Mr Benny in his braces and flat cap.

All the ice cream is made at Helsett

Farm near Bude, who supply it to

the likes of Selfridges and Harrods.

It’s a great talking point for your

guests – and who doesn’t like ice

cream?

For details, call

07805 121005 or visit

www.bennysorganicicecream.co.uk.

Contact Tara on 07818 048896 or visit

us at www.devonvintageicecreamvan.co.uk

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your Dream Cake!

Wedding cake specialist Jennifer

Wells at the Edible Essence

Couture Cake Company designs

and creates fabulous cakes –

using her own art and design

background, combined with baking skills

ABOVE & BELOW: Innovative, individual and

inspirational cakes are the speciality of Lindy

Adams Foster, of Posh Cakes in Tavistock.

Romantic and indulgent, her presentation and

attention to detail are stunning and she prides

herself on using the best ingredients, sourced

locally where possible. Ask about her new line

in beautifully boxed muffins for any occasion.

For details, call 01822 610219 or visit

www.lindyadamsfoster.co.uk.

-ever-afters

inherited from her mother and grandmother, both of

whom were Master Bakers and Master Patissières.

Jennifer, a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild,

was delighted to be chosen by Peter Andre and his

bride to make the stunning seven-tier cake for

their Devon wedding last summer. Her cakes are

available for all price ranges.

For more details, call 01752 778684 or visit

www.edibleessencecakeart.com.

DESIGNER WEDDING

PHOTOGRAPHY

Tel: 01548 854044

www.norsworthyweddings.com

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& white-

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DIARY PHOTOGRAPHY

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APHY

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RON BUSHELL

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PHOTO BY ROB GRIST PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTO BY TWISTY FOCUS

It’s the new colour

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PHOTO BY MOMENT IN TIME PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY NORSWORTHY WEDDINGS

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Freelance - Mobile Hair and Make-up artist based near Exeter covering Devon.

Call 07973 567355 to make an appointment • www.sarahcase.co.uk

T H E W E D D I N G S P E C I A L I S T

T H A T C O M E S T O Y O U !

Ask about my special wedding

hair & make-up packages

Tel: 07854 572497

Beautiful

brides...

ABOVE & BELOW: HAIR

& MAKE-UP BY SARAH CASE

Your hair and make-up artists can only

work with what you present them with,

so start your pre-wedding beauty

regime as soon as you’ve set the date.

You are what you eat, so eat properly, make

sure you get your five portions a day of fruit

and vegetables and drink plenty of water.

Set aside a night a week to pamper yourself.

Thoroughly cleanse, tone and moisturise your

face, using an exfoliator to clear away the dead

skin cells. Soak in a relaxing bath and use a

body brush or scrub. Wash your hair in a

good shampoo and, if necessary, give it a

conditioning treatment.

Give yourself a pedicure and a manicure. And

moisturise!

Once you’ve chosen your perfume for the big

day, treat yourself to all the accessories. Soap

or gel, body lotion, talc and deodorant with the

same scent layers the perfume on your skin

and ensures your fragrance lasts the whole day.

And on the big day, give your Mum or chief

bridesmaid your perfume, powder, lipstick and

a small can of hairspray to carry with them so

you can make any minor repairs necessary.

RIGHT: MAKE-UP BY

KASAN BEAUTY

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INSETS BELOW: GINA BACCONI AT DREAMS OF DARTMOUTH

andyummy

mummies!

So you’re the Mother of the

Bride, the second most

important lady of the day.

You want to look fantastic,

feel brimful of joy and avoid any lastminute

meltdowns. So here are a

couple of useful tips from us.

First things first: Get to know the

prospective in-laws. You will all

enjoy the day more if you’re

comfortable with each other.

Once you know the venue and the

style of wedding your daughter has

in mind, it’s time to start looking for your own outfit. Pick something that

suits the season, the formality (or informality) of the occasion and the

location. Traditionally, the bride’s mother chooses her outfit first, and then

lets the groom’s mother know what she’s wearing. Since you’re likely to

be in a lot of photos together, it helps to co-ordinate your looks with each

other and the bridal party.

On the big day itself, have a good breakfast. You’re likely to be so busy

greeting guests and making sure everyone’s happy that you may have

neither time nor inclination to eat much yourself. As a result, you may

need to be just a little conscious of your alcohol intake!

And finally, breathe! If it all gets a bit too much, take a few minutes to

stand back and drink in the atmosphere.

CABOTINE AT PLUME IN

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON

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D

reams

Of Dartmouth

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and be

spoilt!

Collections include:

• Michaela Louisa

• Izabella

• Ella Boo

• Gina Bacconi

• Lindi

Footwear from:

• Capollini

• Caprice

• HB Italia

We stock hats, fascinators and accessories

From casual to cruisewear to that special

day we can match you with the perfect

outfit with co-ordinating accessories.

8a Market Street, Dartmouth • Tel: 01803 832200 • www.dreamsofdartmouth.co.uk

A picture speaks a

thousand words...

Purchase from our website www.brigidfoley.co.uk

and view the latest womenswear collections.

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Plume

Sizes 8 - 20

Styles to suit

every event,

matching

accessories,

plus many

casual labels

www.plume-devon.co.uk

29 FORE STREET

OKEHAMPTON

EX20 1HB

TEL: 01837 659300

www.angelokehampton.co.uk

Boutique & Tea Room

RONALD JOYCE

Mother of

the Bride /

Groom

Collections

for 2016

Opening Hours:

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Evening Appointments Available

O'Meara House, Leg O'Mutton Yelverton Devon PL20 6AA

Tel: 01822 853900 - email: Beauboutique1@aol.com

www.beau-yelverton.co.uk

Exquisite European collections,

with a personal top to toe service

Cabotine, Condici, CarlaRuiz, Zelia

Luis Civit, Ann Balon, Lewis Henry

30 Fore Street Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NH

Open Mon to Sat 10-5

Tel: 01395 444270

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It’s Mother’s

day too...

LEFT:

VENI INFANTINO AT

ANGEL IN OKEHAMPTON

AND BEAU BOUTIQUE IN

YELVERTON

Mums (and even Grans) of the bride are

younger at heart and much more

adventurous than they used to be –

and ladies looking for a less

traditional approach to their wedding outfit will find a

warm welcome at Angel in Okehampton.

‘We like to think we have a fresher, less conventional

approach to special occasion dressing,’ said partner

Angela.

‘We’re in our fifties ourselves and, while we do stock the

more formal, tailored outfits, we specialise in an eclectic

mix of softer styles which we can put together to create

an individual look for each client.’

Both Angela and partner Amanda are happy to spend

time with each customer, giving advice, making

suggestions and creating the perfect outfit, choosing

from an enviable selection of accessories and lovely

jewellery.

‘It’s important to us,’ says Amanda, ‘that every client

not only looks fantastic, but feels comfortable too.

‘And it’s particularly pleasing when we can find them

an outfit they want to wear and wear again after the

wedding.’

You can contact Angel on 01837 659300 or visit the

website at www.angelokehampton.co.uk

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RIGHT: VENI INFANTINO AT ANGEL

IN OKEHAMPTON AND BEAU

BOUTIQUE IN YELVERTON

LEFT & BELOW: CONDICI AT PLUME IN

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON AND HIS & HERS

WEDDING BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

ABOVE & BELOW:

BRIGID FOLEY IN

TAVISTOCK

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Photo by Maxi Photography

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The Engagement

Traditionally, the first thing to do after telling

your family and close friends about your

forthcoming marriage is to announce your

engagement in your local and/or a national

newspaper. Do check how much it will cost before

you place the announcement.

It will usually read:

The engagement is announced between Michael,

elder son of Mr and Mrs David Jones, of Truro,

Cornwall and Jennifer Anne, only daughter of Mr and

Mrs Simon Hayes, of Exeter, Devon .

Though the habit of giving engagement presents has

now fallen somewhat into disuse, if you are lucky

enough to receive some, don’t forget to write and

thank the senders.

Getting down

to Business

The very first things you must decide about

your wedding are where, when - and how

much. The most popular days for weddings

are Saturdays and the most popular months are

from May right through to September. If your

plans follow that pattern, be aware that the most

popular venues get booked up very early, so set

the date and book the venues as soon as

possible after your engagement.

Talk to both sets of parents about setting

budgets and who is going to pay for what.

It is increasingly common for bridesmaids to pay

for their own dresses, but if they do you should

allow them some say in what they are going to

wear. If you plan to pay for them yourself, you

can choose their outfits.

Your wedding will probably be the biggest

party you ever throw - which means it will

probably also be the most expensive. So it’s

vital that you set your budget and stick to it.

Nowadays it’s becoming much more common

for the bride and groom themselves and even

the groom’s parents to contribute towards the

cost. Again, whoever is contributing to the

cost should have some say in how the money

is spent.

INSURANCE

Plan ahead for

your perfect day

So how much is it all

going to cost?

Basically, the answer is as much or as little as

you want it to. An intimate ceremony with

lunch in your favourite pub for your closest

family and friends can be every bit as special as a

huge event at a top venue for hundreds of guests.

If you’re working on a limited budget, decide what’s

most important to you and spend your money on that.

Maybe you want a really spectacular dress and are

prepared to do without a flashy car to take you to the

reception. Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to arrive

at your wedding in a pony and trap, and will settle for

fewer guests.

Whatever you decide, do remember that many guests

may be coming a long way and spending a lot of

money simply to attend your wedding, so it’s often

better to look after a small number of people well than

to invite more than you can comfortably cater for.

The important thing is that it’s your day and the last

thing you want to be worrying about is how you’re

going to find the money to pay for it. So be realistic

when you’re setting your budget - and remember that,

with a little imagination, you can make your money go

a lot further.

Your budget will need to cover:

• Wedding ring(s)

• Wedding dress

• Bridesmaids’ and attendants’ outfits

• Groom’s suit

• Stationery

• Flowers

• Fees for the ceremony

• Reception venue, food and drink

• Wedding cake

• Photographs/video

• Wedding transport

• Thank you gifts for best man and attendants

• Going away outfits

• Honeymoon

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

TO ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

- AND THEN SOME...

TRADITIONALLY,

the bride’s parents pay for:

• Announcements in the newspapers

• All the wedding stationery

• Bride’s and bridesmaids’ dresses

• Transport for the bridal party to the

ceremony and from the ceremony

to the reception

• Flowers for the church and the reception

• The reception itself

• The wedding cake

The groom

traditionally pays for:

• All the fees - whether for church

officials (including vicar, organist,

choir, bellringers) or for the registrar

and civil licence.

• Bouquets for the bride and

bridesmaids, sprays of flowers for the

bride’s mother and his own mother and

buttonholes for himself, the best man

and the ushers.

• Engagement and wedding rings for the

bride.

• Presents for the best man and the

bride’s attendants.

• Transport to the ceremony for himself

and the best man and to the reception for

himself and the bride

• The honeymoon.

Planning Makes Perfect

cut out and keep

Much though we hate to say it, things can go

wrong at a wedding and it’s some

consolation to know that you won’t lose out

financially if they do. Insurance policies on offer

cover everything from damage to your wedding

dress to loss of deposits due to cancellation of the

wedding and theft of wedding presents. Do get

quotes before you decide which one to take out -

and do read the small print to see exactly what

each policy covers.

Should unforeseen circumstances mean the

postponment or cancellation of your wedding,

guests can either be notified by telephone or by a

personal or printed note saying:

Mr and Mrs Simon Hayes announce that the

wedding of their daughter Jennifer Anne to Mr

Michael Jones will be postponed until (date)/will

not now take place. If you have announced the

engagement in the newspaper, it would be

appropriate to place a similarly worded notice

there too.

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Planning Makes Perfect

The invitations...

Invitations should be sent out six weeks See the panel for examples.

before the wedding, so you will need to As well as a map detailing how to get there, it’s useful

order them from the printer about three to include with the invitation details of where guests

months in advance of the event. It’s can park and, for those who are coming long

worth taking time to choose wedding distances, a selection of recommended

stationery which matches the style of your

wedding, whether it’s romantic and traditional,

chic and classical or off-the-wall and bang-upto-the

-minute.

Then the rest of your wedding stationery can be

ordered in the same style, including maps to

help guests find their way easily, order of service

sheets (you’ll need one for each guest plus a few

spares), menus for the reception, place cards and

so on. The exact wording on your invitations can

be extremely complicated if parents are divorced

or you are hosting the wedding yourselves.

accommodation.

For guests of the groom’s family, the groom’s

mother should send a list of names and addresses

to the bride’s mother so she can issue the invitations.

According to strict wedding etiquette, envelopes

should be addressed only to the wife of a couple or

family: Mrs Samuel Johnson. As a matter of

courtesy, an invitation should be sent to the groom’s

parents and to the minister and his wife. When

ordering your invitations, remember you’ll only need

one for each family, plus a few spares for

emergencies.

...and what they should say

The traditional invitation, with the bride’s

parents as hosts is worded as follows:

Mr and Mrs Simon Hayes request the pleasure

of your company at the marriage of their

daughter Jennifer Anne to Mr Michael Jones at

St Benedict’s Church, Exeter on Saturday August

19th at 2pm followed by a reception at

The County Hotel, Exeter

RSVP 10 Marigold Gardens, Exeter

In this form, the names of the guests are

handwritten in the top left hand corner

of the invitation.

Alternatively a space is left in the invitation

for the guests’ names:

Mr and Mrs Simon Hayes request the

pleasure of the company of

........................................................

at the marriage of their daughter Jennifer Anne (etc)

Make it clear precisely who is being invited.

For a married couple, Mr and Mrs John

Jeffries; for a family, Mr and Mrs John Jeffries,

Jeremy and Jemima.

Bride’s mother as host,

if she is widowed:

Mrs David Jones requests the pleasure of your

company at the marriage of her daughter (etc)

Bride’s mother as host if

she is divorced:

Mrs Margaret Jones requests the pleasure of your

company (etc)

Bride’s mother if she has remarried and is

hosting the wedding with the bride’s

stepfather:

Mr and Mrs George Simpson request the

pleasure of your company at the marriage of her

daughter Jennifer Anne (etc)

Bride’s father as host:

Mr David Jones requests the pleasure of your

company at the marriage of his daughter

Jennifer Anne (etc)

According to strict

wedding etiquette,

envelopes should

be addressed only

to the wife of a

couple or family

Where the bridal couple are the hosts, the

invitations should be worded:

Miss Jennifer Hayes and Mr Michael Jones

request the pleasure of your company

at their marriage (etc)

Divorced parents, if the bride’s

mother has remarried

Mr David Jones and Mrs Margaret Simpson

request the pleasure of your company at the

marriage of their daughter Jennifer Anne (etc)

Divorced parents, if the bride’s mother

has not remarried:

Mr David Jones and Mrs Margaret Jones request

the pleasure of your company at the marriage of

their daughter (etc)

Bride’s father remarried and hosting the wedding

with the bride’s stepmother:

Mr and Mrs David Jones request the pleasure

of your company at the marriage of his

daughter Jennifer Anne (etc)

Invitations to civil weddings follow the same

format, substituting the name of the register

office or approved venue for the church

in the examples above.

Where space at the wedding ceremony is

limited, guests can be invited to the reception

only. For these invitations, the wording

(depending on the host) is:

Mr and Mrs Simon Hayes request the pleasure

of your company at a reception at the County

Hotel, Exeter on Saturday, 19th August at 3pm

following the marriage of their daughter Jennifer

Anne to Mr Michael Jones.

The same wording can be used to invite extra guests to

an evening party following the main reception.

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REGISTER OFFICE

To marry at a register office or building approved

for civil ceremonies, your first step is to contact

the registrar and/or venue to confirm registrar

and date are available.

Then both bride and groom must each give

notice of the wedding in person at the register

office covering the area where they live (and

where they must have been in residence for at

least seven days).

If you both live in the same district you should

attend the register office together - but whether

you do or not, ring your local office first as many

now operate appointment systems.

Each of you will have to produce evidence of your

name, age, marital status and nationality - for

example, a current valid full passport. If you

don’t have one, you’ll need two documents - for

example a birth certificate and utility bill.

If you have been married before, you’ll need

evidence that you are now free to marry - for

instance a decree absolute or former spouse’s

death certificate.

Photocopies of any documents are not normally

acceptable.

The fee for giving notice is £35 each and you

must wait 15 clear days before the wedding.

In exceptional circumstances the Registrar

General may consider waiving the waiting period.

A notice of marriage is valid for 12 months.

THE NORMAL ORDER

OF SERVICE FOR A

CHURCH WEDDING IS:

Entrance of the bride •

Hymn • The marriage • Prayers

Hymn or psalm • Blessing

Signing of the register • Recessional

LICENSED VENUES

Over the past few years since a change

in the law some 2,000 venues

throughout the country have become

licensed to hold civil weddings. They range

from hotels to stately homes, zoos to football

clubs. You still have to give notice of your

intention to marry in the same way as you do

for register office weddings and, in the same

way, you can personalise the ceremony to

suit yourselves although no religious music

is allowed. Though this option costs more

than a register office ceremony - you will

have to pay for the hire of the room and it

costs more to have the registrar travel to you

- it is becoming increasingly popular as the

trend away from church weddings

continues.

The Ceremony

church or civil

Religious or civil, register office or one of the new approved

venues, a wedding can take place on any day of the week

between 8am and 6pm. While most still take place on Saturdays,

Fridays are gaining in popularity allowing guests travelling a fair

distance to make a long weekend of the celebrations.

Church Weddings

The Church of England welcomes couples

who want to marry in church whatever their

beliefs, whether or not they are christened

and whether or not they are regular

churchgoers, though same sex couples are

currently limited to civil ceremonies.

A marriage conducted in church will include

asking for God’s guidance and blessing, adding

a spiritual dimension to the ceremony which

many couples find particularly special and

moving.

Your first step is to find a church, which need not

necessarily be your local one, and arrange an

appointment with the vicar so you can get to

know him or her and complete some forms. The

vicar will explain the church fees and the system

of reading the banns.

Banns are the public announcement of your

marriage and legally must be called in church for

three Sundays during the three months before

the wedding. They have to be read in the parish

where each of you lives and also in the church

where you will marry, if this is different.

Although the vows you make to each

other in church are those which have

been handed down through

generations, you still have a huge

amount of influence over the service.

You can choose your hymns and

music, readings and what prayers you

would like and family and friends can

contribute to the service.

Marrying abroad

It’s important to establish early on what the

church’s policy is on photographs or video being

taken during the service, whether any secular

music is allowed and on the throwing of confetti

within the church grounds.

Ask too about other couples marrying on the

same day as it may be possible to share the cost

of the church flowers.

Second

Marriages

Though the Roman Catholic church does not

condone divorce, there are some

circumstances in which the Church of

England will marry divorced people, so it’s

worth consulting your vicar. Even if you are

limited to a civil ceremony, some ministers

will offer a Service of Blessing afterwards.

Religious services in churches outside the

established Church of England require a licence

from the authorised registrar of your area and

will have different requirements, so see your

priest or minister as early as possible.

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Combining your wedding with the holiday of a lifetime is gaining in popularity with exotic

destinations luring an increasing number of couples. The sun-kissed beaches of the Caribbean,

the Maldives and Bali are among the most popular choices and many tour operators now offer

all-inclusive packages. The legal requirements for each country may differ but generally if a marriage

is recognised as legally binding in the country in which it takes place, it will be recognised in the UK

as well. Consult your tour operator and allow at least three months for all the paperwork to be

properly processed.

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The Best Man

If the bride is the star of the wedding show, the best

man is the kingpin of a successful wedding day, so

make sure your groom chooses him with care.

However tempting it might be to choose the joker

who’s the life and soul of every party, you’re far better

off with someone who will take his responsibilities

seriously, keep all the organisation under control and

leave you to enjoy your day without any niggling

worries about how many guests have been

stranded at the church. The part that worries most

best men is the speech, but that should be the least

of their problems. The best man’s job, in a nutshell,

is to support the groom both in the run-up to the

wedding and on the day itself.

Before the wedding, the best man should:

• Make sure he keeps himself up to date with all

the arrangements, liaising regularly with the

groom and the bride’s family

• Check the hiring, cleaning or collecting of suits

for himself and the groom

• Check the ordering of the flowers for the bride

and her attendants, sprays for the two mothers

and buttonholes for himself, the groom and

other immediate members of the families

• Check the printing and collection of order of

service sheets and make sure that the ushers

know what their duties are

• Check arrangements for the first night and

honeymoon are in place and that necessary

passports and visas are in order

• Organise the groom’s stag night - preferably

some days in advance of the wedding - and

make sure the groom gets home safely

afterwards

• Check the rings have been collected

• Check the transport for the bridal party both to

the ceremony and from there to the reception

• Organise accommodation for the groom and

himself the night before the wedding

The chief bridesmaid

• He might also be asked to help with accommodation

for guests and to liaise with live musicians or

disco both before and during the reception

On the day

• Take the groom’s going away clothes to the

reception venue

• Check the service sheets are delivered to the

church for the ushers to hand out to guests as

they arrive

• Make sure the groom arrives for the ceremony

in good time

• Hold the ring(s) until the appropriate moment in

the ceremony when they should be handed to

the groom or the minister

• Pay all the church fees on the groom’s behalf

before the ceremony

• Sign the register as a witness to the marriage

• Get the bridal party together for photographs

• Make sure the ushers arrange lifts to the

reception for any guests who need them

• Escort the bride and groom to the bridal car and

then escort the bridesmaids to the reception

The bride’s equivalent of a best man also needs to be chosen with care as it is she who will support the

bride in the run-up to the ceremony and on the day itself. Though her duties aren’t as arduous as those

of her male equivalent, they’re every bit as important in ensuring the bride has a worry-free day.

THE CHIEF BRIDESMAID:

• Arranges the hen night and make sure the bride gets home safely

• Arranges for the bride’s going away outfit and honeymoon

luggage to be taken to the reception venue

• Helps the bride to dress for the ceremony

• Makes sure the flowers and bouquets have arrived

on schedule

• Supervises the other bridesmaids and attendants and

assembles them at the church ready for the arrival of the

bride

• Arranges the bride’s dress and veil before the procession

down the aisle

• Takes the bride’s bouquet at the start of the wedding

service and carries it to the vestry ready to give back to the

bride after the signing of the register

• Keeps an eye on young attendants during the reception

• Helps the bride change from her wedding dress into her

going away outfit

• Arranges for the wedding dress to be returned home

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• Liaise with the toastmaster or, if there isn’t

one, assume those duties himself - these

include announcing the speeches and the

cutting of the cake

• Reply to the groom’s toast to the bridesmaids

with a brief, polite and - if possible - funny

speech before reading out the cards and

telegrams

• Announce the newlyweds’ departure from the

reception and ensure they have all their tickets

and luggage

• Make sure all the guests have transport to their

accommodation

• Arrange for any wedding presents taken to the

reception to be taken home

• Take the groom’s wedding clothes from the

reception and, if necessary, return hired suits.

The speech

When it comes to the speech, all the advice is:

Resist the temptation to tell any juicy stories

whatsoever from the couple’s past. The

escapades may have been hilarious, but now is

not the time for embarrassing reminders about

past romances or past quarrels between the

happy pair.

Because the best man’s speech is generally

regarded as the prime entertainment at the

reception, getting it together can be a daunting

prospect - but don’t panic. If you can tell jokes -

clean ones, please - that’s fine, but a short, polite

and sincere speech wishing the couple every

happiness will fit the bill just as well.

Unless you’re experienced at this sort of thing,

write down exactly what you want to say and

practise it. Don’t be tempted to wing it onthe day.

The three essential parts of the speech are to

thank the groom on behalf of the bridesmaids for

his kind words about them, to read the cards and

telegrams that have arrived and to announce the

cutting of the cake.

THE USHERS

Church weddings normally have

three ushers who should arrive at

the church about 40 minutes

before the wedding is due to start.

Their principal job is to hand out the

order of service sheets to guests as they

arrive and show them to their seats -

friends and family of the bride on the left

of the aisle, friends and family of the

groom on the right.

They should make sure one of them pays

special attention to the groom’s parents

and the bride’s mother as they arrive and

escorts them to their places.

They should also help the best man

organise lifts to the reception for guests

who may need them.

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Who does what

- and when...

If you think military precision takes the fun out of a

wedding, you’d be wrong. The essence of a trouble-free

day is that everyone knows where they’re supposed

to be and what they’re supposed to be doing.

Your civil ceremony

explained

Gone are the days when a civil marriage was a

hasty 15-minute affair, conducted in a small

room at the register office. Nowadays many

register offices have light, spacious ceremony

rooms or suites accommodating reasonably large

wedding parties and even a separate bride’s

waiting room and garden for photographs.

A large number of venues are now also licensed

for civil ceremonies and the only major restriction

is that no religious music or reading may be used.

Otherwise, you may personalise your ceremony in

terms of vows, readings, music, dedicating

candles and lots more. The registrar will offer help

and advice in planning your ceremony and will

normally meet you a few weeks in advance to go

over the format which could be:

• Pre-arrival music

• Entrance music

• Welcome by the registrar

• Reading

• Legal declarations and vows

• Promises and exchange of rings

• Signing the register

• Reading or music

• Presentation of the certificate

• Leaving music

You can also have a ‘dual’ ceremony – after a short

ceremony at the register office to fulfil the legal

requirements, you can have a further ceremony of

your choosing in front of family and friends on the

beach or in a woodland glade, for instance.

Most registrars will try to be as flexible as possible

to accommodate individual requests and they will

lead you through your declarations, vows and

promises.

The one thing you must do is agree all of your

selections in advance to ensure they comply with

the law.

GOODBYE AND

GOOD LUCK

The bride and groom should always be

the first to leave the reception.

The best man announces their

departure after they have changed into

their going away clothes and, if the

bride is going to throw her bouquet,

she should do so just before she

leaves for her honeymoon.

At the Reception

The formal receiving line at the reception should

take the following order:

Bride’s parents

Groom’s parents

Bride and Groom

Chief bridesmaid

and best man

After the meal, the best

man (or toastmaster, if you

have one) introduces the

speeches in the following

order:

The bride’s father (or

an old family friend)

always speaks first,

welcoming the guests

to the reception and

his new son-in-law to

the family. He will

complement the bride and often

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thanks her mother for their many happy years together.

He ends by proposing the toast to the bride and groom.

The groom replies to his father-in-law’s toast,

thanking him and the bride’s mother for their daughter,

for their welcome into the family and for the reception

(the wording can be discreetly changed here if the

newlyweds and/or the groom’s parents have contributed

to the expense).

He thanks the guests for coming to celebrate the day

and for the presents they have given. He thanks his best

man and the bride’s attendants for the help they have

given to the bride. He then proposes the toast to the

Order of service

The order of service is variable and your

minister or priest will advise you. Often a

hymn is sung after the bride’s procession,

followed by readings and an address by the

minister.

The marriage itself follows. The minister asks:

“Who giveth this woman to be married to this

man?” and the bride’s father silently gives his

daughter’s right hand to the minister, who passes

it to the groom.

The bride’s father takes his seat beside the bride’s

mother.

The vows are made and the best man may either

pass the ring(s) to the groom or they may be

placed on the minister’s prayer book before he

passes them to the groom.

Arrival at the

church

The ushers should arrive about 40 minutes before

the ceremony is due to begin

The groom and best man should arrive about 15

minutes before the ceremony is due to begin

The bridesmaids and attendants should arrive about

five minutes before the ceremony is due to begin

The bride’s mother should be the last to arrive before

the bride - when she is shown to her seat that is a signal

to the congregation that the wedding is about to start

The bride will be met on her arrival at the church by the

minister, who precedes the bride and her father down

the aisle As the congregation rises, the groom and best

man take their places at the chancel steps

The order of the bride’s procession is: Minister,

Bride on her father’s right arm, Attendants.

bridesmaids. Now girl

power is more firmly

established, it is not

uncommon now for

the bride to say a few

words and if she

chooses to do so, she

should speak after her

new husband. This is a

good opportunity for her

to thank all the people

who have helped her plan

the big day, to thank her

own parents for all their

support and to thank the groom’s parents for welcoming

her into their family.

Last of the speeches is always the best man, who

replies to the groom’s toast to the bridesmaids, wishes

the happy couple well, read the cards and telegrams

and announces the cutting of the cake.

Many weddings now include an evening dance or

disco. Before it begins, the best man should make sure

the bride and groom are ready to take the floor first,

followed by the bride’s parents, the groom’s parents, the

best man and chief bridesmaid.

The best man then returns to his seat.

After the ceremony, the minister leads the

couple to the altar for prayers, possibly a hymn

or psalm and a final blessing. The minister then

leads the couple to the vestry to sign the register

and they are usually joined by their parents, the

best man and the chief bridesmaid. The signing

of the register must be witnessed by two adults

and it is at this point that the bride raises her veil.

While this is taking place, the choir may sing or

the organist play a piece of music.

The bridal procession then leaves the church in

the following order:

Bride and groom

Young attendants

Chief bridesmaid with the best man

Bride’s mother with the groom’s father

Groom’s mother with the bride’s father.

If you are having bells, they will peal out at

this point.

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Those all-important

The Photographs

If you’re anything like most brides, your wedding

day will fly by and the best way of reliving it in the

years to come will be through your photographs.

So how do you go about choosing your

photographer?

The Professional Wedding Photographers Network

(PWPN) advises:

• Base your selection on whether you like the kind of

work your photographer does. Visit a selection (in

person or by website) and ask to see examples of

their work from recent weddings. Notice how the

photographer has chosen his settings and make sure

there’s a mixture of different types of shots.

• If the firm you visit employs several photographers,

find out who has taken the pictures you like best

and make sure you book that specific photographer

for your day – and find out what happens if that

photographer is suddenly not available.

• Decide whether you want formally posed shots, or

whether you would like the photographer to take

informal pictures as they happen.

• Black and white photographs are now as popular

as colour so find out whether your photographer

will shoot in black and white film or turn colour

pictures into black and white afterwards. Ask

whether proofs will be available at the reception.

• Your photographer may well know the church and

reception venue you have chosen, but if he doesn’t

check he will visit both before the day so he can

choose the best locations.

• Make sure you get a written quotation.

All PWPN member

are professional wedding

photographers and only ever take

one wedding per day. Fully insured

they use the latest technology

and have back-up cameras.

For more information – and

an instant availability check –

visit the website at

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The Flowers

details

The Cake

Ideally your cake should be ordered at least

three months before the wedding. Though the

tradition is for a multi-tiered fruit cake, the rich

variety of styles and designs now means you can

have anything from profiteroles to a rich

chocolate fudge. The only thing to remember is

that it will have to be big enough to give

everyone a slice at the reception and to send

slices to absent friends. Traditionally the top tier

of a wedding cake was kept for the christening of

the first child - if you want to follow that

tradition, you’ll have to opt for a cake that will

last that long. Ask to see designs of wedding

cake and find out whether bakers will create one

to your own specifications. Try to match the style

of cake to the style of your wedding - and

remember that you can save money on the

reception by choosing a wedding cake which will

The Transport

The cost of your flowers depends very much on the time of year, so if you want a huge

display don’t choose the middle of winter when you’ll have to pay a fortune for

sufficient blooms.

Spring and early summer are when the biggest choice of blooms is available - it’s something of a

myth that flowers are easy to come by in the height of summer - though at other times of year

dramatic effects can be achieved with foliage.

It’s lovely to have a luxury chauffeur-driven limousine to drive you to the ceremony - and it’s also a

practical choice. You can be sure you’ll arrive on time and with all that room in the car, you won’t

have to worry about your dress getting creased.

Normally the best man drives the groom to the ceremony and then takes the car to the reception. But

you will need transport for the bride’s mother and bridesmaids (who usually travel together) and for the

bride and her father to the ceremony and for the principals from

The Video

Much the same advice applies to choosing a videographer

as to choosing a photographer. Make sure you see

samples of recent work, make sure the videographer you

get is the one whose work you like best. Again check with

the priest first whether he is prepared to give permission

for filming during the ceremony.

double as a dessert. If you do this, you might

want to cut your cake early at the reception,

so it can be cut up ready to serve at the

appropriate time.

You will need the cake to be delivered to the

reception venue on the morning of the wedding -

and don’t forget to check that the venue has a

cake stand and knife you can use.

the ceremony to the reception. Whether you want a traditional

Rolls Royce, a classic Daimler, a convertible Cadillac, a stretch

limo or even a horse and carriage, contact a variety of

companies in your area and ask to see the cars themselves, not

just pictures of them. Some companies offer a service which

includes flowers in the cars and a glass of champagne for the

bride and groom on their way to the reception. Check exactly

what’s included in the price and get a written quotation.

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Your florist will help you match both the colours and the arrangement of your flowers to the style of

the wedding, teasing out the shades of your bridesmaids’ dresses, matching the men’s buttonholes

and styling the arrangements for both church and reception to help you create an atmosphere which

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As this is likely to be the most

expensive part of your wedding

day, it’s important to set the

standard early on in your

planning. Popular venues get booked up

well in advance, particularly on Saturdays

during the peak wedding months so make

sure of your choice by booking as early as

you can. Do also make sure you confirm all

the details with the venue in writing, paying

particular attention to what is included in

the price.

Depending on your budget, you can have

anything from a buffet catered for at home

by family and friends to hiring outside

caterers for a church or village hall to a

formal sit-down meal at a hotel followed by an

evening dance.

A sit-down meal is obviously the most expensive

option, but there are all sorts of alternatives from

drinks and canapes to a buffet or even a barbecue.

Whichever you choose, do make sure there are

plenty of chairs for people to sit down while they’re

eating - standing up balancing a drink and a plate

while trying to eat is virtually never comfortable for

guests.

If you choose a hotel, do try to eat there and sample

the food before making your booking. Check such

details as corkage, parking space and whether the

hotel will offer a cake stand and knife and a room for

the bride and groom to change into their going away

outfits. Many hotels offer a package which includes

the services of a toastmaster and a complimentary

room for the first night of the honeymoon. Once you

have chosen your venue, confirm in writing what

you understand is included in the price.

Drinks for your guests will take up a large part of

your budget. It’s reasonable to assume each will

drink one or two glasses on arrival at the

reception, three or four glasses

with their meal and another glass with

the toasts.

A right royal reception

Whether it’s a small buffet for a few close family and friends or a lavish do at the

smartest of venues, your reception is the big celebration of your wedding - a

chance for people to share your happiness and an opportunity for you to thank

them for their presents and for coming to see you married.

Though champagne is the traditional

wedding drink, you can offer sherry,

Pimms or Bucks Fizz on arrival and wine

with the meal, saving the champagne - or,

indeed a good sparkling wine - for the

toasts. For reference, you will get between

10 and 12 glasses of sherry to each bottle

and between six and eight glasses of wine

or champagne per bottle. Do remember to

provide plenty of soft drinks for children

Chief bridesmaid

and adults who prefer them or who may be driving.

Allow between half and one litre per person.

There can be a long break between vvceremony and

reception while photographs are being taken and

some couples are now offering a glass of sherry

outside the church and perhaps live music to

entertain guests as they arrive at the reception.

The usual order of events at the reception is:

The receiving line

The meal

Speeches and toasts

Cutting of the cake (though some couples prefer

to do this before the speeches to allow it to be

cut and served)

Departure of bride and groom

If you are having a sit-down meal, it is essential

to have a seating plan. Try to put together tables

of people who you think will get on well

together. The top table seating plan for a sitdown

meal is shown below.

Don’t feel hidebound by what you think a

traditional wedding breakfast should consists of

Top Table Seating Plan

Groom’s father

Bride’s mother

Groom

Bride

Bride’s father

Groom’s mother

Best Man

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- nowadays anything goes, from bangers and

mash and jam roly-poly to pasta with wedding

cake for dessert. It’s also worth remembering

you may need to cater for vegetarians or guests

on special diets.

Do give considerable thought to the room and

table decorations and the lighting at your

reception. Flowers should match the theme

colours of the wedding and a little money spent

on atmospheric lighting can make an enormous

difference.

Favours for guests range from the traditional

small baskets of sugared almonds or fortune

cookies to little books of love poems.

Crackers and balloons always help create an

atmosphere.

If you are having a number of small children at

your wedding, it’s worth giving some thought as

to whether you can organise a creche - both to

stop the youngsters getting bored and to give

their parents a chance to enjoy themselves

without worrying about what their offspring are

up to.

WHATEVER THE SIZE OF

YOUR RECEPTION, it’s always nice to

have a formal or semi-formal receiving

line to welcome your guests. This

ensures that you get the chance to

meet everybody and accept their

congratulations.

The bride’s parents, as the hosts are

usually first in the receiving line,

followed by the groom’s parents, the

bride and groom and then the

bridesmaids and attendants.

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Tel: 07931 317893

email: ian@igmedia.org.uk - www.igmedia.org.uk

at Plymouth Guildhall, Royal

Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AA

WEDDING

EXTRAVAGANZA

Sunday 24th January 2016 • 11am - 3pm

dream

Plymouth’s premier

show, not to be missed!

See page 51

for full details

WEDDINGS

magazine

RIGHT & ABOVE: Based in Plymouth,

but serving the whole south west,

afavour4u will create your wedding

favours in the design and style you

really want. After an initial free

consultation, owner Pat Kelly will create

a sample, before completing your order.

Her favours are competitively priced,

high quality and hand-made.

For details, call 07902 008 559 or

visit www.afavour4u.co.uk.

Inviting

designs...

...because first impressions count!

e: weddings@invitationsbyhand.co.uk

Tel: 0780 662 1716

www.invitationsbyhand.co.uk

RIGHT & ABOVE: Based in rural Devon, stationery

designer Debbie Sandell created Invitations by

Hand from her love of painting, horticulture,

weddings, and a small stationery fetish! She can

produce an entire suite of beautiful hand-painted

stationery, based on your choice of flowers and

colours that you would like to match your special

day. Send your invitations out on an original piece

of art or choose your own design and have your

stationery printed. The design will remain yours

only. Alternatively, if time is of the essence, choose

a printed design from Debbie’s stock paintings.

For more details, call 0780 662 1716 or visit

www.invitationsbyhand.co.uk.

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Capture all the fun and

excitement of your

wedding reception by

hiring the Video Pod – it’s like

a photo booth, but with the

added attraction that it

records moving pictures and

sound, letting your guests

record their personal

messages for you.

It’s a huge hit with wedding

guests – you’ll get a full box

of props to play with – and

you’ll get two hilarious DVDs

at the end of it to treasure for

ever.

Based in South Devon, the Video Pod is run by

Clifton Firth of CF Video, who has been either a

finalist or a winner in the Westcountry Wedding

Awards for five consecutive years.

Clifton said: ‘Still photography is essential for your

wedding, but having your video professionally shot

and edited adds an extra dimension.

pictures

Moving pictures

‘Imagine how wonderful it would be to have a DVD

of your parents’ or grandparents’ weddings?

‘The video you have of your your own big day will

keep your memories fresh and alive – as well as

giving your children and grandchildren a unique

insight into their heritage.’

For more details, call 07596 730 449 or visit

www.cfvp.co.uk.

IG Media was established in 2006, to provide

unobtrusive memories for couples and their

families. Over the years the business has

expanded, offering a bespoke personal service.

Owner Ian Woolway said: 'We have provided

memories for weddings throughout the UK, from

Falmouth in Cornwall to Cumbria and Wales, and

are happy to travel further afield if required.’

Your wedding will be recorded by two high

definition Sony cameras, and edited with music of

your choice. With a wide choice of cases or a

presentation box for your DVDs. A compilation

demo DVD will be sent to you on request or you can

call in and see various completed DVDs, some of

which may feature your venue. IG Media is a

founder member of Affordable Dreams, an

approved member of Buy with Confidence

(Trading Standards Approved - Membership

0411), a member of the Federation of Small

Businesses (FSB).

For more information call 07931 317893 or visit

the website at www.igmedia.org.uk

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PHOTO BY IMAGE DIARY PHOTOGRAPHY

My fair lady...

6th March

11am - 3pm

Whatever stage you’re at with your wedding preparations,

whether you’re just looking for general inspiration or you only

have a few details to finalise, there’s always something to take

away from weddings fairs – there may even be a goody bag!

Wedding fairs are designed to give you ideas, help you meet a variety of

suppliers, tour a venue, listen to live music that could potentially play at

your wedding, meet bridalwear specialists and generally get you excited

in preparation for your big day – possibly all with a glass of bubbly in

your hand.

You’ll often find suppliers will offer special discounts to brides attending the

show, and even if you just pick up some leaflets and watch the fashion

shows, you’ll be caught up in the bubble of excitement generated by scores

of brides-to-be all together in one room. Enjoy!

PHOTO BY

SPECIAL DAY

WEDDING

PHOTOS

For a round-up of Spring wedding fairs near

you, see Dates for your Diary on p80

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MASSIVE

DESIGNER

WEDDING

DRESS SALE

Plymouth Guildhall

Sunday February 7th

10am to 4pm

Spring Leap Year

Wedding Fayre

at Newton Abbot

Racecourse

Sunday 28 February 2016 -

(11am - 3pm)

The Big North Devon

Wedding Show

The Big Sheep,

Bideford, Devon

Sunday 13 March 2016

(11am - 3pm)

Contact Weddings by Claire for more information.

Tel: 07531 010278 • info@weddingsbyclaire.co.uk

www.weddingsbyclaire.com

SAVE UP TO 70%

OFF RRP

NOT TO BE MISSED!

BIGGEST WEDDING

DRESS SALE IN

THE SOUTH WEST

Changing rooms available

cash & credit/debit cards accepted

Entry £2

WEDDINGSW dream magazine

For more details contact 01626 873364 find us on

www.dreamweddingsmagazine.co.uk

Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AA

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WEDDINGS

dream

magazine

WEDDING

EXTRAVAGANZA

Bridal gown by Ella Rosa

Flowers by Amanda

Add A Little Sparkle

at Plymouth Guildhall, Royal

Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AA

FP

Sunday 24th January 2016 • 11am Extravaganza - 3pm

• Up to 100 exhibitors

• Catwalk shows

• Gowns from over 40 bridal collections

• Fab prizes to be won all day

- see FB for details

• Complimentary bubbly

• Gift bag for every bride

• Entry £3.00 (advance bookings only)

£5.00 on the day

Tel: 01626 873364

www.dream-weddings-magazine.co.uk

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Harewood Cars

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PLYMOUTH’S PREMIER SHOW

NOT TO BE MISSED!

D R E A M W E D D I N G S I N D E V O N & C O R N W A L L • 5 1


Harewood Cars

Special Cars for your Special Day

dream

carriages

▼ PERRINGS CLASSIC CARS

Outstanding service at competitive prices

Please call 01752 360360 • Mobile: 0788 1670403

www.harewoodcars.co.uk

Choose from our

fleet of 15 cars

Call Brian on 01548 821455 or

or John on mobile: 07870280795

www.perringscars.co.uk

Quote:

DW25 and

receive a

10% Discount

Perrings have been supplying

wedding cars for over 40 years

and have a fleet of 15 vintage and

classic cars to choose from. Relax in the

luxury of a Rolls Royce, Bentley, Daimler

or Jaguar – or opt for an eye-catching

vintage Beauford, Austin tourer or even

a glorious fleet of four matching

Packards.

It will be a

stylish marriage...

▼ HAREWOOD CARS

Many of the cars are film stars in their

own right – and all are driven by

professional chauffeurs. In fact, head

chauffeur Derek was personal chauffeur

to Dame Barbara Cartland for 16 years.

For more information or to view the

cars, call 01548 821455 or visit

www.perringscars.co.uk.

Make it a stylish marriage by choosing transport which has the authentic flavour

of the Age of Romance. Harewood Cars is a Plymouth-based family

business which offers immaculately presented, elegant, vintage-style

ivory cars to turn your dreams into reality. Competitively priced, they include

a uniformed chauffeur, ribbons and flowers.

For more details or to view the cars, call 01752 360360 or 07881 670403 or

visit the website at www.harewoodcars.co.uk.

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▼ Tavistock Town Hall

dreamvenues

▼ The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

Tie the knot on the water’s edge! Picture the

perfect day, where crystal clear waters and

a sun-dappled shore frame a loving

exchange of vows: where dinner is served by

the water and guests quaff Champagne on the

terrace, where fireworks light up the harbour

and a sumptuous honeymoon suite promises

you’ll wake up in style.

When it comes to weddings, romance abounds

at the Greenbank.

The Greenbank sits elegantly right on the edge

of the stunning Fal Estuary.

Agracious wedding venue at a more than

reasonable price, Tavistock Town Hall offers

couples an elegant blank canvas on which

to stamp their own individuality.

Licensed for civil ceremonies and accommodating

up to 190 seated guests, the oak- beamed, woodpanelled

hall features wrought iron chandeliers, a

minstrels’ gallery, a stage and a pale polished wood

floor – perfect for dancing.

Hire the hall by itself and make your own catering

arrangements or ask the town hall about their

recommended suppliers.

There is also a second room available for smaller

functions of up to 40 guests.

Friendly and experienced staff are on hand to make

your special day memorable and are more than happy

to pass their experience on to you to make the

organisation of your day as stress-free as possible.

When you book the town hall, it’s yours for the day,

so you don't have to worry about sharing it with

other events. Exclusive hire of the building – to

include tables, chairs, bar and bar staff – comes at

a very competitive price.

For more information, call 01822 617232 or visit

the website at www.tavistocktownhall.co.uk.

PHOTO BY MOMENT IN TIME PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY SPECIAL DAY WEDDING PHOTOS

Share the magic of the idyllic waterways on

your wedding day with a relaxing river cruise for

your drinks reception or arrive in style by boat

to greet your guests on our private pontoons.

With partners Fal River Cruises, the Greenbank

can arrange a luxurious cruise along the Fal

Estuary for up to 90 guests, complete with

delicious canapés and a glass of bubbly.

Make the most of the stunning waterside

backdrop for some fabulous photos in the fresh

sea air.

For more information, call 01326 312440 or

visit www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk.

SAVE

THE

DATE

at Plymouth Guildhall, Royal

Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AA

WEDDING

EXTRAVAGANZA

Sunday 24th January 2016 • 11am - 3pm

dream

Plymouth’s premier

show, not to be missed!

See page 51

for full details

WEDDINGS

magazine

Tavistock Town Hall

Your local vibrant events venue

• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Seating for up to 190 guests

• Exclusive hire at competitive rates

• Fully licensed onsite bar

Tel: 01822 617232 • www.tavistocktownhall.co.uk

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▼ The Imperial Hotel, Torquay

The

Perfect PromiseOffer

ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING PACKAGE

FOR 2016- ONLY £3,200 FOR 50

GUESTS or £6,000 FOR 100 GUESTS

• Room for ceremony with

views across the bay

(Registrar costs not included)

• Glass of Bucks Fizz or Pimms

on arrival

• Half a bottle of house wine

with your wedding breakfast

• Glass of sparkling wine for the toast

• Centrepiece of flowers on each

table to the value of £20 each

• Chair covers and sash

• Three course wedding

breakfast (restricted menu)

• Evening finger buffet

• Disco for evening reception

• Menus and table plan

• Complimentary room for

the Bride and Groom on the

night of the wedding

The Imperial Hotel offers an exclusive clifftop position with unrivalled

panoramic views across Tor Bay. Exuding Victorian charm and elegance

inside and with four acres of stunning grounds and gardens overlooking the

sea, it's hard to imagine a more romantic, picturesque setting for your special day.

Whether you are planning a fairytale wedding with a lavish reception, an intimate

celebration with your closest friends and family or a civil partnership or commitment

ceremony, the Imperial certainly knows how to pamper VIPs. Close to the town

centre, and easily accessible from the M5, the hotel has a licence for civil

ceremonies and 152 bedrooms (many with sea

views and balconies), so your whole day can be

spent at this unique venue.

Six beautiful function suites, accommodating

from 10 to 300 guests, include the Haldon Suite,

where you can take your vows overlooking the

sea, the Torbay Suite with a private balcony for

drinks receptions or a barbecue and the elegant

Regency Suite with period features.

The hotel also offers a Health Club with a

swimming pool for guests to enjoy, and beauty

rooms so you feel relaxed and pampered on

your special day.

A dedicated wedding co-ordinator will help you plan your day to perfection.

Whatever theme you want, however extravagant or unusual, there are flexible

packages for any budget. Weekend and midweek all-inclusive packages are

available.

For more information, call 01803 294301 or visit the website at

www.thehotelcollection.co.uk/torquay-imperial-hotel.

Extra guests will be charged as follows

Wedding breakfast - from £25pp

Drinks package - from £15pp

Evening buffet - from £12,50pp

Children will be charged as follows

4 and under - free of charge

16 and under - from £12,50 each

Rates subject to availability

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www.thehotelcollection.co.uk

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▼ The Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton

dreamvenues

Celebration Pyrotechnics

From the picturesque gardens to the

moorland surrounds, the Moorland Garden

Hotel offers the perfect setting to celebrate

your special day in style. Nestled within nine

acres of gardens on the edge of Dartmoor National

Park, this luxury hotel caters for wedding parties

from two to 160. Whether you choose to say ‘I do’

in the elegant Crystal Room, or outside beneath the

ornate Rose Arbour, this is your dream destination

to tie the knot.

The glittering Crystal Room, complete with 12

chandeliers and one of the south west’s largest

sprung wooden dance floors, is a dazzling space,

further enhanced with large ornate gold and silver

mirrors which reflect the light.

For the icing on the cake, the Forget-Me-Not suite is

an ideal bridal boudoir with its four poster bed.

Complementing this are three other, stylish

bedroom suites and 40 bedrooms.

Every detail of your big day will be taken care of by

the dedicated wedding team, who are on hand to

provide assistance and planning throughout.

For more details, call 01822 852245 or visit the

website at www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk.

Light up

the night

The magic of a professional firework

display provides a dazzling spectacle to

launch your evening reception or to act as

the perfect ending to a wonderful day.

Celebration Pyrotechnics has over 15 years

experience in creating individual displays for

events and celebrations throughout the region.

They offer a free site inspection to advise on the

suitability of the venue and all safety issues and

to discuss your individual requirements.

Call 01208 78790 or visit

www.celebrationpyro.com

D R E A M W E D D I N G S I N D E V O N & C O R N W A L L • 5 7


HOLNE PARK HOUSE

“Where romance is part of the scenery”

Ashburton, Devon • Tel: 01364 655918 • www.holnepark.co.uk

Photo by Gareth Williams Photography

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FP

Eden Hotels

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dreamvenues

▼ Ta Mill, near Launceston

Exclusively Yours...

Say I do, celebrate & stay in this

stunning, secluded, rural

hideaway in North Cornwall ~

dare to be different..

Feel the magic at Ta Mill

Set in 45 acres of rolling Cornish

countryside, Ta Mill provides the

perfect venue for a secluded

wedding in an idyllic hideaway. Close

to the North Cornwall coastline and yet

within easy reach of the unspoilt tors

of Bodmin Moor, Ta Mill is located in

an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This magical site can be yours

exclusively for a two- or three-day

celebration which will be tailored to

suit your own unique style: they work

with some of the best local suppliers

to help you create the wedding of your

dreams.

Say ‘I Do’ in front of your nearest and

dearest indoors in the beautifully

decorated Courtyard Suite. Or choose

an outdoor venue in the luscious

green gardens with far-reaching

views, the wildlife pond as the

backdrop and nature surrounding you.

Enjoy your bespoke wedding

breakfast in the Courtyard Suite or in

a personalised marquee erected in

the gardens at Ta Mill. Whether it’s a

formal three course wedding

breakfast or a simple hog roast, help

is on hand to choose one of the

recommended caterers to create an

unforgettable menu. Ta Mill can cater

for weddings from 40 to 140 guests,

with a superb marquee site available

for larger weddings.

After you have danced the night away

under the stars you can spend your

wedding night in your own luxury

honeymoon cottage.

With accommodation for up to 60

guests, spa facilities and stunning

wildlife walks, Ta Mill offers a unique

wedding experience – the perfect

romantic start to your married life.

For more details, call Helen on

01840 261797 or visit the website at

www.tamill.co.uk.

PHOTOS BY EMMA JANE LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

Tel: 01840 261797

email: helen@tamill.co.uk

www.tamill.co.uk

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Where dreams come true...

M

ount Edgcumbe House, with over 500 years of history,

is one of the most beautiful venues in the south west,

standing in 865 acres of stunning landscape overlooking

Plymouth Sound.

There are seven acres of formal gardens, 10 miles of coastline and

more historic buildings and follies than you could want as a

backdrop for your photographs.

The house has three licensed rooms for civil ceremonies,

accommodating from two to 120 guests, plus the outdoor option of

the elegant Summer House overlooking the Earl’s Garden.

For your reception, there’s the historic Orangery overlooking the

Italian Garden, which seats up to 120 guests or combine the new

with the old by choosing the new, state-of-the-art reinforced glass

marquee nestling in the exclusive Earl’s Garden.

With the added bonus of our experienced wedding co-ordinator, your

wedding day at this very flexible venue will truly be a day to remember.

Mount Edgcumbe is now offering a special price for weddings –

venue hire for up to 120 guests for a civil ceremony and venue hire

for up to 150 guests in the luxury marquee for £4,000. Also included

in the package are ample parking, confetti, transport from the

Cremyll Ferry for your guests and a bridal dressing room for use

on the day.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park - Tel: 01752 822236

email: mt.edgcumbe@plymouth.gov.uk • www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk


Staddon Heights

Golf Club

▼ Staddon Heights Golf Club, Plymouth

• A superb setting with spectacular

views over Plymouth Sound

Weddings up to 90 for a sit

down meal or 150 for a buffet

• Tailor made packages

• Professional & friendly staff

For an informal chat please contact Tim or Sharon

Tel: 01752 402475 • www.staddonheightsgolf.co.uk

Asuperb setting with

unforgettable views, a choice

of suites accommodating

from just a dozen to 150 guests and

experienced staff dedicated to

making your wedding day

everything you ever dreamed of:

Staddon Heights Golf Club offers

the perfect location for your

wedding reception.

With menus to suit every budget, the

club can arrange any option from a

buffet to a sit down meal.

For larger weddings, the wellfurnished

and comfortable clubhouse

can accommodate parties of up 90

guests for a sit down meal and 150 for

a buffet.

For groups of up to around 40, the

Centenary Room offers a fantastic

alternative, while for a really

intimate atmosphere for 12 to 15,

the Boardroom is perfect.

Whatever your chosen style of

reception, expert and attentive

managers will talk through all the

potential options and offer any

advice you need.

Manager Tim Aggett said: ‘Whatever

the size, style or timing of your

wedding celebration we will work

hard to ensure a special day for you.’

PHOTO BY MAXI PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY SPECIAL

DAY WEDDING PHOTOS

For more information contact Tim or Sharon on: 01752 402475 or visit the

website at www.staddonheightsgolf.co.uk.

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dreamvenues

▼ The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

Couples looking for a truly unique venue for their wedding can say ‘I

do’ at The Donkey Sanctuary which has a licence to hold weddings

and civil ceremonies at its headquarters in Devon.

The charity has a choice of two venues for ceremonies: a formal garden

room or the warm and cosy setting of a donkey stable. The headquarters are

set in beautiful Devon countryside with stunning views and are home to 500

of the 18,000 donkeys that the charity has provided sanctuary for since

forming in 1969.

Profits from weddings held will go directly to supporting The Donkey

Sanctuary’s projects worldwide.

On hand to help couples with planning and support is wedding co-ordinator

Claire Shapcott who says: ‘The Donkey Sanctuary must be one of the most

unusual wedding venues in the world and the perfect choice for those

looking for a truly memorable day for themselves and their guests.

‘Here at The Donkey Sanctuary we love what we do. We love our donkeys,

we love the beautiful surroundings they live in and we would love to be part

of your special day.

‘By choosing The Donkey Sanctuary for your wedding, not only will you be

choosing a spectacular and unique location, you will also be making a

meaningful contribution to the lives of donkeys in need and the people who

depend on them.’

For more information or to arrange a visit to view the facilities, contact

Claire on 01395 578222 or via weddings@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk.

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Make it an event to remember!

From a box of glasses to a complete kitchen,

we have everything you need for your perfect day!

Our event support advisers have the expertise to assist in the planning, design

and set-up of your event, so ensuring that no detail is overlooked.

This added to our unrivaled commitment to offering a first class service

makes Abbotts Event Hire the natural choice for your event.

Tel: 01209 212794 / 07588 668828 • www.abbottseventhire.co.uk

17 Wilson Way, Barncoose Ind Estate, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3RQ

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dreamvenues

▼ The Duke of Cornwall, Plymouth

PHOTOS BY NORSWORTHY WEDDINGS

Formal and sumptuous

or informal and intimate,

however you see your big day,

Plymouth’s Duke of Cornwall Hotel

can provide the wedding of your

dreams.

The city’s first and foremost luxury

hotel has been the setting for many

grand occasions since it opened

over 150 years ago and its elegant

and welcoming rooms provide the

perfect setting for the first day of

your married life.

A perfect combination of grandeur

and intimacy, the Duke is

licensed for civil ceremonies

and can accommodate weddings

and receptions for just 10 to

300 guests.

Choose the stately ballroom, the grandeur of the dining room with its domed

ceiling and impressive chandelier or the intimacy of the Hayward Room.

With a host of extras included, a dedicated team of wedding experts on hand

and a selection of recommended suppliers, your day will be created just for

you: unique, tailor made, the day you’ve always dreamed of.

For more details, call 01752 275850 or visit the website at

www.thedukeofcornwall.co.uk/wedding-collection.

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Photo by Matt Fryer Photography

Photo by Matt Fryer Photography

Photo by Tim Lamerton Photography

Exceptional Edwardian coaching inn set within four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on the edge of the

magnificent Exmoor countryside. Menus to suit all budgets. Live music licence & dance floor. Choose between our

licensed Heddon Room accommodating 100 guests or the more intimate Morning Room for 40 guests. Bright, spacious

en suite rooms with stunning views along the Heddon Valley. Short walk to breathtaking coastline.

Perfect for marquee reception in the stunning rear gardens. Photo opportunities that cannot be matched

Hunters Inn wedding images courtesy of www.mattfryer.co.uk

and www.timlamerton-photography.co.uk

We look forward to

hearing from you –

please contact the inn

and ask for Annie.

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Exeter Court

HOTEL

A Day to Remember

Make your dream

wedding a reality!

Two distinctive hotels to choose from

Licensed for civil ceremonies

Wedding parties up to 150

Tailor made packages

Dedicated wedding co-ordinator

QUEENS COURT HOTEL

BYSTOCK TERRACE, EXETER EX4 4HY

Tel: 01392 272709 • e: enquiries@queenscourt-hotel.co.uk

www.queenscourt-hotel.co.uk

EXETER COURT HOTEL

KENNFORD, EXETER EX6 7UX

Tel: 01392 832121 • e: info@exetercourthotel.co.uk

www.exetercourthotel.co.uk


▼ The TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay

This is a very special day in

your life. Trust the TLH

Toorak Hotel, Torquay, with

its wealth of experience, to

make yours a day to truly remember.

Whether it’s a traditional sit down

meal, a Champagne reception in

their lovely garden or a buffet, the

TLH Toorak team will ensure you

have the day of your dreams.

Several rooms are licensed for your

civil ceremony and, as part of the

TLH Leisure Resort group, there are

up to 400 bedrooms across the

hotels, so there’s plenty of room for

guests and you can keep everything

under one roof.

A dedicated wedding co-ordinator

will take you through your options so

you know you will have the wedding

you really want.

It’s the extras which make the

TLH Toorak so special and the

Aztec Pool complex and Aztec

Spa are definitely worth a

mention. Book a manicure or

a de-stressing massage for

the day before or perhaps the

groom might like a relaxing

swim or a run in the gym to

clear his head!

And if you’re looking for a

pre-wedding treat or a hen party get

together, then the Aztec Spa’s

All About You packages are just

the thing.

Call events co-ordinator, Jocelyn

Smith on 01803 400131 or visit

www.tlh.co.uk/weddings.

PS: Sunday 3rd April, sees the TLH

Toorak Hotel’s annual wedding fair,

your chance to see not only the TLH

Toorak, but sister hotels the TLH

Carlton and TLH Victoria as well.

Put the date in your diary now!

Total Event Hire supply catering equipment, furniture, china,

cutlery and glassware to hire for your special day.

We can deliver to your chosen venue in Devon, Cornwall,

Somerset or Dorset and we even do the washing up!

Tel: 0800 019 7232

www.totaleventhire.co.uk • e: info@totaleventhire.co.uk

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dreamvenues

▼ Lakeview Manor, near Honiton

The Perfect Venue For Your Perfect Day!

At Lakeview Manor, they believe

your special day deserves only

the best in surroundings,

service and professional attention

to detail.

Licensed for civil ceremonies and with

stunning grounds and lakes, Lakeview

Manor is renowned for weddings and

receptions.

Ceremonies for up to 100 guests are

conducted in the beautiful

conservatory overlooking

the front lawn and lake,

while the permanent

marquee provides a

fabulous reception venue,

accommodating up to

150 guests.

Experienced wedding coordinator

Julie Whitfield

is happy to help and

advise and will work alongside you

from the beginning of the planning

process right up to the day itself, to

ensure everything runs smoothly and

you have a spectacular day.

All food is locally sourced, freshly

prepared and presented by the

experienced head chef and his team

– you will be spoilt for choice – and

there are 17 en-suite bedrooms for

guests who want to stay overnight.

Julie said: ‘Whether your wedding is

large or small, you will be looked

after and we can guarantee an

experience to remember.’

Lakeview Manor is offering a special

package for up to 50 guests, to

include welcome drinks, three course

wedding breakfast, glass of wine with

PHOTO BY RON BUSHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

your meal, sparkling wine toast and

evening buffet for only £2,825

Monday to Thursday and £3,475 for

Friday and Saturday weddings.

For more information or to

arrange a visit call 01404 891358

or visit the website at

www.lakeviewmanor.co.uk.

• A choice of two luxurious function rooms

• Beautiful landscaped gardens

• Special accommodation rates for guests

• Ample free parking

For small intimate weddings

and grand affairs for up to 150

All inclusive

packages

available from

£3,500 for

50 guests

Callington Road, Hatt, Saltash PL12 6PJ

Tel: 01752 845888 • www.thecardinals-hatt.co.uk

Love your Dreams, Love your Partner, Love

• Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships

• Up to 150 seated guests can be

entertained in our marquee

• 17 en-suite bedrooms

accommodating up to 45 guests

• Complete wedding package

from £2825

Lakeview Manor, Dunkeswell, Honiton EX14 4SH

Tel: 01404 891287 / 891358 • www.lakeviewmanor.co.uk

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HOTEL

NEWQUAY, CORNWALL

FOR A DAY TO REMEMBER!

SET IN 4 ACRES OF COUNTRYSIDE WITH STUNNING VIEWS

WEDDING

PARTIES FROM

£65 PER

PERSON

(all inclusive)

• Licensed for civil marriages and civil partnerships

Weddings from 40 to over 200

An Inclusive Wedding Package Includes:

• Rum Punch reception drink

• 3 course candlelit wedding breakfast

• 2 glasses of wine with the meal

• Sparkling wine for toast

• Evening buffet

• Honeymoon suite with champagne,

chocolate, fruit and flowers.

• Fresh flower arrangements, place cards etc.

• Evening entertainment

"The whole day was brilliant, if we could do it all again we wouldn't

change a thing, great location, great food, great staff great wedding!"

Mr & Mrs. Dowty

For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact us on 01637 879292

email: reception@hotel-california.co.uk • www.hotel-california.co.uk


Devon

CASTLE HILL

Exclusively

Yours

dreamvenues

▼ Kingston Estate, near Totnes

Licensed for

civil weddings

Celebrate your wedding in one of two picture

perfect settings: The rustic charm of The Holwell

Temple or the elegance of The Stately Home

To plan your dream wedding contact

our wedding coordinator:

Tel: 01598 760421 • Filleigh, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 ORH

weddings@castlehill-devon.com • www.castlehilldevon.co.uk

One of the finest surviving Georgian

gentleman’s residences nestled in

the Devon countryside, Kingston

Estate near Totnes has been revitalised

into a stunning wedding venue. The

grand house is set within splendid

gardens and surrounded by lush green

countryside.

With a capacity for 170 wedding guests

and licensed to hold civil ceremonies in

various locations within the house

and grounds, Kingston Estate is a

blank canvas on which to paint your

dream wedding.

Whether you prefer an intimate and

romantic wedding in the house or a big

party in the barn, they have all tastes covered. Celebrate into the early

hours in your very own club and bar room, or for the super

glamorous, you can even arrive by helicopter!

The house has elegant bedrooms and there are luxurious country

style cottages on site for you and your guests where you will truly

feel at home.

Family friendly facilities include a heated indoor pool, children’s play

area and games room.

Let Kingston Estate inspire you.

For more details, call 01803 762235 or visit the website at

www.kingston-estate.co.uk.

PHOTOS BY ROB GRIST PHOTOGRAPHY

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For your perfect wedding...

Quarter page

Greenbank

in the perfect setting...

the only thing missing, is you.

The Greenbank, Harbourside, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2SR

01326 312440 | www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk | reception@greenbank-hotel.co.uk

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Exclusively

yours

Imagine...

• Romantic, intimate

& utterly unique

• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Tailor made packages

• Seaside chic accommodation

• Family Run Business

Being married and celebrating with family and friends

at this beautiful Georgian Manor House set in

spectacular Dartmoor countryside.

BEACHSIDE

LOCATION

Available to hire for a long weekend

or a week! Sleeps up to 70.

A friendly atmosphere in striking surroundings

For more information contact Rebecca Brooks or Ellice Cresser

Tel: 01626 833033 or 836348 or visit the website www.colehayes.co.uk

Summerleaze Crescent, Bude EX23 8HJ

Tel: 01288 353846 • www.edgcumbe-hotel.co.uk

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dreamvenues

▼ The Atlantic Hotel, Newquay

PHOTOS BY PAUL KEPPEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Astunning clifftop location with

spectacular coastal views, a

wide range of room sizes for

both ceremony and reception,

flawless service and fine cuisine: the

award-winning Atlantic Hotel in

Newquay has it all. And they

currently have a fantastic allinclusive

offer for some dates this

autumn and winter.

For just £3,999 the elegant four

star hotel will provide everything

for a ceremony and reception for

50 people, from wine and canapés

on arrival to a three course meal

with wine, table decorations,

evening buffet, entertainment and

complimentary rooms for the

newlyweds and their parents.

The Atlantic Hotel can, of course, host

celebrations of all sizes with a choice

of four separate function suites.

It is licensed for civil ceremonies and

you can even get married al fresco,

under the garden gazebo or on the

Sun View Terrace.

Celebrations from five to 500 guests

can easily be accommodated and as

the Atlantic Hotel’s Silks Bistro and

Champagne Bar holds the only AA

rosette in Newquay town, you can be

sure the food is as wonderful as the

chic, modern surroundings.

The Atlantic Hotel stands in 10 acres

of its own headland – perfect for

those all-important photographs.

From your first enquiry to your last

dance, friendly and professional staff

at this family run hotel, offer service

with a personal touch and attention to

detail that will make all the difference

to your celebrations.

For more details, call 01637

872244 or visit the website at

www.atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk.

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E S T A B L I S H E D 2 2 Y E A R S

Mobile Casino Entertainment

Casino Select

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Capture the funniest moments at your

wedding, party or corporate event with our

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Tel: 01626 368275 or 0800 335 7848

email: enquiries@casinoselect.co.uk

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wedding reception - but without any of the financial risks. Professional

croupiers, who have worked in lavish casinos all around the world, will

help your guests play everything from roulette and blackjack to poker and mini

craps on luxury, full-size tables, so everyone can be a high roller for the

night, playing with real chips and fun money.

The family-run business covers Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. You

can also capture the funniest moments at your wedding with their themed

photo booth.

For more details, call Mandy on 01626 368275 or freephone 0800 335 7848

or visit www.casinoselect.co.uk.

And finally...

Your ceremony

in Plymouth

Licensed Venue or Register Office

Weddings, Civil Partnerships

and Renewal of Vows

For a full list of licensed

venues visit our website

Charlie’s Mobile Video Disco

Tel: 01752 268331

www.plymouth.gov.uk

email: regoff@plymouth.gov.uk

Locker Street,

Plymouth PL1 2QD

Photo by Rob Frost

Photography

Let us help

you to make

your perfect day

Torbay-based Charlie’s Mobile Disco is now a video disco, showing the

video as the song is being played. They provide wedding reception

entertainment across Mid and South Devon and pride themselves on

playing music which will get all your guests dancing. Music tracks cover five

decades and sound and lighting equipment are top class.

Call 01803 833809 or visit www.charliesmobiledisco.co.uk.

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BALLOONS

FAVOURS

Devon Registration

Services

Say "I do" in Devon!

Devon Registration Office

Old Forde House

Brunel Road, Newton Abbot

TQ12 4XX

East Devon Registration Office

Exmouth Town Hall

St Andrews Road, Exmouth

EX8 1AW

East Devon Registration Office

East Devon Business Centre

Heathpark Way

Heathpark, Honiton

EX14 1SF

Exeter Registration Office

Civic Centre, Paris Street

Exeter, EX1 1JN

Mid Devon Registration Office

Old Heathcoat School Community Centre

King Street, Tiverton, EX16 5JJ

North Devon Registration Office

Civic Centre, North Walk,

Barnstaple, EX31 1EA

South Hams Registration Office

Follaton House

Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE

Torridge Registration Office

Caddsdown Business Support Centre

Farm Road, Bideford, EX39 3DX

West Devon Registration Office

Okehampton Town Council Offices

Fore Street

Okehampton, EX20 1AA

West Devon Registration Office

West Devon Borough Council Offices

Kilworthy Park, Tavistock

PL19 0BZ

Tel: 0345 155 1002

new.devon.gov.uk/registrationservice

BALLOONS, PARTY GOODS

& BRIDAL FAVOURS

• BALLOON DECOR BY

CERTIFIED ARTISTS

• RIBBONS

• CHAMPAGNE BUBBLES

• TABLE CONFETTI

& DIAMONDS

• BOXES & NETS

• ALMONDS,

HEART SHAPED

CHOCOLATES & MINTS

• CAKE TOPPERS

• TABLE SWAGGING

• CARD POST BOXES

TEL/FAX: 01803 214281

email: enquiries@samms.co.uk

www.samms.co.uk

CAKES

Poshcakes - as individual as

you are, romantic & indulgent,

stunning presentation,

exclusive designer cakes.

FAVOURS

Bespoke favours, individually

designed & created

"excellent service and beautiful products" Jenny

Tel: 07902 008559

www.afavour4u.co.uk

FIREWORKS

FLOWERS

Wedding flowers as

perfect as you are!

23, Honey Street, Bodmin PL31 2DL

01208 78555

info@fleurtationscornwall.com

www.fleurtationscornwall.com

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For more information on advertising call 01626 873364

FLOWERS MENSWEAR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Creating exquisite wedding flowers

throughout Devon for over 20 years.

For the complete look

Formal Wear for Men & Boys

Hire or buy

focus weddings

C R E A T I V E W E D D I N G

P H O T O G R A P H Y

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Tel: 01392 422522

18, South Street, Exeter EX1 1DZ

www.trugs.co.uk

189 Union Street, Torquay

01803 380700

www.sawyers4suits.co.uk

Contact Ian Worrell

07722 317053

www.focusweddings.net

HAIR & BEAUTY

Look stunning on

your special day!

NlUlS

EFlYgc

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

We offer a whole range of

treatments including, airbrush

makeup, waxing, nails, spray

tanning, eyelashes & ear piercing.

Bringing the salon to your door

gaTavpriaB

07970

526940

SONIC SOUNDS

MOBILE

DISCOTHEQUES

DANCE!

DANCE! DANCE!

PAT tested & PLI insurance

ALSO AVAILABLE...

Disco, Karaoke, PA & Lighting Hire

Torquay 01803 6 11 888

North Devon 01271 866 865

Mobile: 07593 377663

www.sonicsounddisco.co.uk

ICE-CREAM TRIKE

VENUE HIRE

O R G A N I C I C E - C R E A M

Serve your guests

delicious organic

ice-cream.

Contact Mr. Benny

07805 121005

www.bennysorganicicecream.co.uk

Charlie’s

Mobile Video

Disco

The wedding

Specialist

Make yours a night

to remember

Call the professionals

01803 833809

www.charliesmobiledisco.co.uk

Photography by Marion Frances

"Life is not measured by the number of

breaths we take but by the moments

that take our breath away"

www.marionfrances.co.uk

Tel: 07828 732 636

or 01626 201089

Cockington

Court

Enjoy your ceremony

in our beautiful Grade

II listed Manor House,

set in stunning

parklands and gardens

Cockington Court

Tel: 01803 607 230

Email: anne.nevill@tedcltd.com

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index to advertisers

BRIDAL FASHION

Always & Forever ...........................................20

Amica Bridal Boutique....................................13

Anne’s Bridal Design ......................................16

Aphrodite Brides.............................................13

Bella Bella Bridal Wear ...................................14

Be You Bridal..................................................18

The Bridal Box................................................16

The Bridal Corner ...........................................18

Budeiful Brides ...............................................16

Catwalk 09......................................................20

Colin’s Bridal ..................................................20

Cottesloe Brides .............................................17

Darling Gowns................................................12

Designer Dress Sale .......................................50

His & Hers Bridal Boutique ............................21

Louannon .......................................................19

Lowen Bridal ..................................................18

Rossetti Brides ...............................................17

Te Amo Brides ................................................12

Truly Delightful ...............................................19

Vu’s Bridal Boutique .......................................13

The Wedding Company Bodmin.....................18

CAKES

Cakes of Paradise...........................................26

Edible Essence Couture Cake Co....................28

Penelope’s Hand-Painted Cakes .....................27

Posh Cakes.....................................................78

Startime Patisserie .........................................26

Sugar Mama’s Cakery ....................................27

EQUIPMENT HIRE

Abbott’s Event Hire.........................................64

Total Event Hire ..............................................68

FIREWORKS

Celebration Pyrotechnics................................78

FLOWERS

Fleurtations.....................................................78

Flowers by Catherine......................................25

Please mention Dream Weddings magazine when replying to advertisements

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US ON:

calling wedding fair organisers

The Flowery....................................................23

Hannah Burnett Floristry ................................22

H Watts Florist................................................23

Rosemary Jane Flowers .................................24

Simply Flowers...............................................25

Torbay Topiary................................................24

Trugs ..............................................................79

Winsor Flower Studio.....................................22

FOOD & DRINK

Benny’s Organic ice Cream.............................79

Devon Vintage Ice Cream Van........................28

Scoff Catering.................................................64

Sweetlands Country Fare................................64

HAIR & BEAUTY

Kasan Beauty..................................................79

Sarah Case .....................................................32

True Loxx........................................................32

JEWELLERS

Drake’s Fine Jewellers...................................IBC

Robins & Moore............................................IFC

MENSWEAR

His & Hers Wedding Boutique .......................21

Louannon .......................................................19

Rossetti Brides ...............................................17

Sawyers..........................................................79

Te Amo Brides ................................................12

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

Angel ..............................................................35

Beau Boutique ................................................35

Brigid Foley ....................................................34

Dreams of Dartmouth.....................................34

Plume .............................................................35

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Casino Select..................................................76

Charlie’s Mobile Video Disco..........................79

Sonic Sounds Disco.......................................79

dates for your diary

JANUARY 13: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter

(3pm to 8pm, contact 01392 221111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

JANUARY 16 & 17, 2016: Exeter Castle (11am to 4pm, contact

07845 147563 or www.bluefizzevents.co.uk)

JANUARY 17: Cliff House, Salcombe (11am to 3.30pm, contact

01548 844704)

JANUARY 17: Fox & Hounds Country Hotel, Chumleigh (11am to

3pm, contact 01769 580345 or www.foxandhoundshotel.co.uk)

JANUARY 17: Pentillie Castle (1pm to 4pm, contact 01579

350044 or www.pentillie.co.uk)

JANUARY 24: Wedding Extravaganza, Plymouth Guildhall, (11am

to 3pm, contact 01626 873364 or www.dream-weddingsmagazine.co.uk)

JANUARY 31: Imperial Hotel, Torquay (contact 01803 206159 or

www.thehotelcollection.co.uk)

JANUARY 31: Hall for Cornwall, Truro (11am to 3pm, contact

Kelly 07969 762525)

FEBRUARY 7: Kingsley Village, Fraddon (11am to 3pm, contact

01872 270169 or www.cornishbrides.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 7: Exmouth Pavilion (11am to 4pm, contact 01395

488270)

FEBRUARY 7: The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth (11am to 3pm,

contact 01209 714829 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 7: Designer Wedding Dress Sale (10am to 4pm,

contact 01626 873364 or www.dream-weddingsmagazine.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 21: Dartington Hall, Totnes (11am to 3pm, contact

01803 847145 or www.dartington.org)

FEBRUARY 21: Lewtrenchard Manor, Okehampton (11am to

3pm, contact 01566 783222 or www.lewtrenchard.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 21: Nethway Hotel, Torquay (12noon to 4pm, contact

01803 297630 or www.nethwayhotel.co.uk)

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Focus Weddings.............................................79

Image Diary Photography ..............................57

Maxi Photography ..........................................79

Moment in Time Photography........................75

Norsworthy Weddings....................................29

Photography by Marion Frances ....................79

Pyramid Torbay ..............................................79

Rob Grist Photography...................................32

Ron Bushell Photography...............................79

Special Day Wedding Photos .........................74

Twisty Focus Weddings..................................70

REGISTER OFFICES

Devon Register Offices...................................78

Plymouth Register Office ...............................76

SPECIAL TOUCHES

A Favour 4u ....................................................78

St Luke’s Hospice...........................................78

Samm’s ..........................................................78

Torbay Topiary................................................24

STATIONERY

Invitations by Hand ........................................46

TRANSPORT

Babbacombe Cars ..........................................52

Harewood Cars...............................................52

Perrings Vintage Cars.....................................52

VENUES

The Atlantic Hotel ...........................................75

The Bedford Hotel ..........................................54

Berry Head Hotel ............................................58

Bickley Mill .....................................................54

Bovey Castle...................................................59

Buckland Tout-Saints......................................59

The Cardinals Hatt..........................................69

Castle Hill .......................................................72

Cockington Court............................................79

Colehayes Park...............................................74

Dainton Park Golf Club...................................66

The Donkey Sanctuary ...................................62

Duke of Cornwall Hotel...................................65

The Edgcumbe................................................74

The Edgemoor.............................................OBC

Exeter Court Hotel ..........................................67

The Greenbank ...............................................73

Haldon Belvedere............................................77

Hannafore Point Hotel ....................................58

Holne Park House...........................................58

Hotel California...............................................71

The Hunters Inn..............................................66

Imperial Hotel.................................................56

Kingston Estate ..............................................72

Lakeview Manor .............................................69

Moorland Garden Hotel ..................................56

Mount Edgcumbe House................................61

Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa ........................59

Powderham Castle .........................................55

Queens Court Hotel ........................................67

St Elizabeth’s House .......................................70

Saunton Sands ...............................................63

Staddon Heights Golf Club.............................62

Ta Mill.............................................................60

Tavistock Town Hall........................................53

TLH Toorak Hotel............................................68

Two Bridges Hotel ..........................................54

VIDEO

CF Video Productions.....................................47

IG Media.........................................................46

WEDDING FAIRS

Blue Fizz Events..............................................50

Bow Events.....................................................49

Cornish Brides................................................48

Dream Weddings Extravaganza......................51

Plymouth Pavilions.........................................49

Weddings by Claire ........................................50

Check out our great website www.dream-weddings-magazine.co.uk

Wedding fairs are a great source of ideas for brides as well as a way of finding

everything you need under one roof - and there’s bound to be one near you soon.

So make a note of these dates, but do check locally nearer the time as they may change.

FEBRUARY 24: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter

(6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 221111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

FEBRUARY 28: Carnmarth Hotel, Newquay (11am to 3pm,

contact 01726 69508 or www.wedding-alliance.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 28: Roadford Lake, Lifton (10.30am to 3.30pm,

contact 01566 784859 or www.swlakestrust.org.uk)

FEBRUARY 28: Plymouth Pavilions (contact

www.plymouthpavilions.com/thebigday)

FEBRUARY 28: The Alverton,Truro (11am to 3pm, contact 01872

276633 or www.thealverton.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 28: The Old Barn at The Milky Way, Clovelly, Bideford

(11am to 4pm, contact Lyn 07751 951144)

FEBRUARY 28: Newton Abbot Racecourse (11am to 3pm,

contact 07531 010278 or www.weddingsbyclaire.com)

FEBRUARY 28: Rougemont Thistle Hotel, Exeter (11am to 3pm,

contact 07804 283767 or www.byinvitationevents.wordpress.com)

MARCH 6: Boringdon Park Golf Club, Plymouth (11am to 3pm,

contact 07719 498 932 or www.bow.events)

MARCH 13: The Big Sheep, Bideford (11am to 3pm, contact

07531 010278 or www.weddingsbyclaire.com)

MARCH 13: The Atlantic Hotel, Newquay (10.30am to 3.30pm,

contact Kelly 07969 762525)

MARCH 16: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter

(6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 221111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

MARCH 19: Exeter Guildhall (11am to 3pm, contact 01392

265524)

MARCH 20: St. Mellion International Resort, Saltash (11am to

4pm, contact 01579 352063 or www.st-mellion.co.uk)

MARCH 20: Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth (11am to 3pm,

contact 01752 404567 or www.mount-batten-centre.com)

MARCH 20: The Falmouth Hotel (11am to 3pm, contact 01209

714829 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

MARCH 20: Langdon Court, Plymouth (1pm to 4.30pm, contact

01752 862358 or www.langdoncourt.com)

APRIL 3: TLH The Toorak Hotel, Torquay (contact 01803 400131

or www.tlh.co.uk/weddings)

APRIL 10: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock (12noon to 4pm, contact

01822 613221 or www.bedford-hotel.co.uk)

APRIL 10: The Headland Hotel & Spa, Newquay (11am to 3pm,

contact 01637 872211 or www.headlandhotel.co.uk)

APRIL 16 & 17: Royal Cornwall Showground (10am to 5pm,

contact 01726 69508 or www.wedding-alliance.co.uk)

APRIL 17: Dawllsh Manor House (10am to 4pm, contact 0131

4638368 or www.diverse-events.com)

APRIL 20: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter (3pm to

8pm, contact 01392 221111 or www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

APRIL 24: Clovelly Court Terrace, Clovelly, Bideford (1pm to

dusk, contact 01237 431728)

APRIL 24: Dartington Hall, Totnes (11am to 3pm, contact 01803

847145 or www.dartington.org)

MAY 8: Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Plymouth (4pm to 7pm,

contact 0131 4638368 or www.diverse-events.com)

MAY 8: Sandy Park, Exeter (10.30am to 3pm, contact 01392

427427 or www.sandypark.co.uk)

MAY 18: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter (6.30pm to

8pm, contact 01392 221111 or www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

MAY 29: The Alverton,Truro (11am to 3pm, contact 01872

276633 or www.thealverton.co.uk)

JUNE 15: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter (6.30pm

to 8pm, contact 01392 221111 or www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

JULY 3: Langdon Court, Plymouth (1pm to 4.30pm, contact

01752 862358 or www.langdoncourt.com)

Organisers of Autumn 2016 wedding fairs who would like to have their dates included in the next issue of

Dream Weddings should call 01626 873364 or email editorial@countymagazines.co.uk by June 8.

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