Dream Weddings Magazine - Devon & Cornwall (issue 26)

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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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congratulations...

You’ve found the man or woman of your dreams and

you’re embarking on one of the happiest adventures of

your life. The months ahead are going to be filled with

delicious decisions. Will it be a church or civil wedding? Will

it be at home or abroad? Will you wear the dress you

dreamed of as a little girl or go sleek and chic? How many

bridesmaids? How many guests? How many tiers on the cake?

What kind of flowers? What kind of headdress? What

hairstyle? Planning your wedding starts here and now and

Dream Weddings in Devon & Cornwall has put together some

ideas, all available locally, which we hope will inspire you.

Organising your wedding so everything falls into place at the

right time can be a daunting prospect but, like all great

occasions, the secret lies in the planning.

In the following pages you’ll find help and advice on every

aspect of planning your wedding, from announcing your

engagement to setting off on honeymoon. You’ll also

find advertisements from a whole army of local

businesses, staffed by friendly faces and

dedicated to making your day every bit as

special as you want it to be.

Take all the advice you can get, use it and

adapt it to your own personal style. Be

meticulous. Don’t be afraid to plan the

smallest detail. Check, check and

check again that everyone knows

exactly what you want.

And enjoy every minute of it!

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P30-31 - PICTURE PERFECT IN BLACK & WHITE...

2-21 Razzle dazzle ’em

Showstopping international collections

for tomorrow’s beautiful brides

22-25 Blooming gorgeous

Luscious bridal flowers to complement

your dress - and dress your venue

26-29 A slice of the action

Sensational wedding cakes, stylish

favours and inviting invitations

30-31 Picture perfect

Retro black & white photographs

capture all the fun of the day

p2-21 - DESIGNER DAZZLE!

32 Gold standard

Create heirlooms of the future by having

your rings made especially for you

33-35 Yummy Mummy!

Check out the latest styles for the

fashionista in your Mum and his

36 Your carriage awaits

Head-turning wedding cars will

make sure you stop all the traffic

AUTUMN / WINTER 2016 • ISSUE 26

P22-25 - BLOOMING FANTASTIC!

37-43Planning makes perfect

Step-by-step guide to everything you

need to know - and then some

44-45 My fair lady

Keep up to date with the latest wedding

trends at the region’s top wedding fairs

46-47 Every one a winner

Find out who made the grade in this

year’s South West Wedding Awards

48-76 A rip-roaring reception

Top venues for every bride’s budget,

marquee magic and outside catering

77 Join the party

Entertainment with a difference to set

your day apart from the crowd

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 autumn wedding fairs

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Light

THIS PAGE: SOPHIA TOLLI AT

ROSSETTI BRIDES IN TORQUAY

Clean, classic, elegant lines; peerless purity

combined with seductive sophistication –

there’s a wealth of choice in the 2016

collections for the chic contemporary

bride.

Hourglass silhouettes, stunning fishtails and delicate

Grecian-style drapes are all beautifully tailored. And

the unfussy, uncluttered style is guaranteed to turn

every head and drop every jaw.

If this is your style, be especially careful with your

accessories - play them down for the demure look or

choose dramatic necklace and earrings for high

fashion glamour.

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SOPHIA

TOLLI AT

ROSSETTI

BRIDES IN

TORQUAY

and

bright...

PICTURED & LEFT:

MADELINE GARDNER NEW YORK AT

WESTCOUNTRY BRIDES IN IVYBRIDGE

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LEFT, MAIN PICTURE

& FAR RIGHT:

TARA KEELY AT

APHRODITE BRIDES

IN IVYBRIDGE

...or

bewitchingly

blue?

LEFT & RIGHT:

ALFRED ANGELO AT AMICA BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH, THE BRIDAL

BOX IN TORQUAY AND GRACE &

ELEGANCE IN BARNSTAPLE

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CHRISTINE DANDO AT

TE AMO BRIDES IN

PLYMOUTH

VENUS BRIDALS AT CATWALK 09 IN EXETER, DARLING

GOWNS IN YELVERTON, BEE BEE GOWNS IN

PLYMOUTH AND THE WEDDING COMPANY IN BODMIN

It only took a day – the day when Kate Middleton married Prince

William – to re-awaken the age-old bridal love affair with lace. Hand

made, luxurious, the essence of feminity, lace has made a dramatic

comeback to the bridal catwalk over the past few years.

Best known, perhaps, is the very delicate Chantilly Lace, known for its fine

detail, which is often outlined in heavier threads.

Also originating in France is the elegant, floaty Alencon lace, made using

a heavier thread to outline areas of the pattern and give it a three

dimensional look.

A firmer texture, often with a geometric or floral design, is provided by

Guipure lace, which is heavier lace than the others and has a continuously

flowing pattern.

And bringing all those ancient skills bang up-to-date is lace embellished

with beads, crystals and sequins.

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Gorgeous

CASABLANCA AT

ALWAYS &

FOREVER IN

BIDEFORD

in the

garden...

RIGHT &

BELOW RIGHT:

VENUS BRIDALS AT

CATWALK 09 IN

EXETER, DARLING

GOWNS IN YELVERTON,

BEE BEE GOWNS IN

PLYMOUTH AND THE

WEDDING COMPANY IN

BODMIN

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...or sizzling

MAIN PICTURE & BELOW:

EDDY K AT HIS & HERS BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

by the sea?

TRUE BRIDE AT TE AMO BRIDES IN PLYMOUTH

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PICTURED & BELOW:

TRUE BRIDE AT TE AMO BRIDES IN PLYMOUTH

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Love

sexy

THIS PAGE: CALLISTA AT

WESTCOUNTRY BRIDES IN IVYBRIDGE

Over half of today’s brides

are a size 14 or more and

long gone are the days when

larger brides were routinely

snubbed in bridal shops...

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CASABLANCA AT ALWAYS & FOREVER IN BIDEFORD

those

curves

VENUS WOMAN AT CATWALK 09

IN EXETER, DARLING GOWNS IN

YELVERTON, BEE BEE GOWNS IN

PLYMOUTH AND THE WEDDING

COMPANY IN BODMIN

RIGHT: SONSIE AT GRACE &

ELEGANCE IN BARNSTAPLE

Both designers and boutiques have woken up to the

fact that plus-size brides want to be beautiful too:

international bridal houses have launched their own

plus-size collections and bridal shops who stock

them are witness to their popularity.

There’s nothing more disheartening for a generously

proportioned bride than finding nothing to try on in

the shops she visits, so do a little homework before

you go. Call the bridal stores in advance and ask

what choice they have for you to try on in your

size. If you want our top tip: get your

underwear professionally fitted to

enhance all your good points, and

wear it when you head out on

your big adventure. Then simply

get on with loving the experience.

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APHRODITE

BRIDES

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!


Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9P

Tel: 01752 895353

www.aphroditebrides.co.uk

sales@aphroditebrides.co.uk

Always and Forever

Bridesmaids • Menswear • Accessories

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

17 Market Place, Bideford, North Devon EX39 2DR

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

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Telephone: 01822 853132

Yelverton, Devon

www.darlinggowns.co.uk

Exclusive to Allure Woman range

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Take a

back

view...

PICTURED: SOPHIA TOLLI AT ROSSETTI BRIDES IN TORQUAY

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BELOW: BENJAMIN ROBERTS AT TRULY DELIGHTFUL IN TOTNES

Everything you’ve ever read about the importance of

the back of your dress is true. That’s what your guests

will be looking at all through the ceremony. Illusion

backs with dainty, fabric-covered buttons, flapperstyle

low backs adorned with Twenties-style jewellery, keyholes

with gorgeous lace flowing into a dramatic train: the options

are almost endless and truly delicious!

A built-in train will give you a slimmer outline while you’re

standing at the altar and lend a special dignity to the

occasion. Yes, they’re more difficult to handle but think

of the fun you’ll have practising in front of the mirror

at home.

You’ll soon work out how to walk and turn gracefully

and don’t forget your chief bridesmaid will be there

to ensure your train falls properly on the day.

LEFT & ABOVE: RONALD JOYCE

AT AMICA BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

IN PLYMOUTH

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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 • MOTB • Menswear • Prom Dresses • Accessories

434 Crownhill Rd. West Park, Plymouth PL5 2QS

Tel: 01752 350305 • www.bee-beegowns.co.uk

SAMPLE

SALE

NOW ON -

UPTO 50%

OFF

Bridal Wear • Bridesmaids • MOTB

Prom & Evening Wear • Accessories

Alteration service available

Appointments not essential

By appointment only

Tel: 01395 830006 • dreams@believe.boutique

36 Rolle Street Exmouth EX8 2SH • www.believe.boutique

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Rossetti brides

Where exclusivity doesn't mean expensive!

The perfect dress for

your perfect day!

• Bridesmaid & flower

girl dresses

• Menswear

• Accessories

• Wedding dress

cleaning

• Alteration service

• Over 400 dresses sizes 6-30

• Total privacy for the curvier brides

• Menswear hire

• Established for 21 Years

By appointment only

please call Julie on

01803 328257 www.rossettibrides.co.uk

Email: rossettibrides@aol.com

Visit our sale room,

over 150 dresses

from just £99

45a Bear Street, Barnstaple EX32 7DB

Tel: 01271 268974

www.graceandelegancebridal.co.uk

Where dreams

come true...

9 Glanvilles Mill • Ivybridge • Devon PL21 9PS

Tel: 01752 651811

www.westcountrybrides.co.uk

E-mail: info@westcountrybrides.co.uk

www.facebook.com/westcountrybrides

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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

www.budeiful.co.uk

Beautiful

ABOVE & BELOW: HAIR & MAKE-UP BY SARAH CASE

It’s never too soon to get into good habits –

and you want to give your hair and make-up

stylist the perfect canvas to work on, so start

eating properly, make sure you get your five

portions a day of fruit and vegetables and drink

plenty of water.

Pamper yourself

Set aside one night a week to pamper yourself.

Thoroughly cleanse, tone and moisturise your

face, remembering to use an exfoliator to clear

away the dead skin cells. Soak in a relaxing

bath and use a body brush or scrub to clear

dead skin cells. Wash your hair in a good

shampoo and, if it’s been chemically treated or

tends to be dry anyway, give it a conditioning

treatment which you leave on for 15 minutes or

so before washing it out. Give yourself a

pedicure and a manicure. Then moisturise, moisturise, moisturise.

Practice makes perfect

If your skin is pale, consider using a self-tanning preparation to set off that

gorgeous white gown. But you need to practise to ensure you don’t end up with

tell-tale ‘tide marks’ or ‘dirty’ elbows, knees and ankles.

Scrub and moisturise areas of dry skin regularly and exfoliate and moisturise

all over before applying your choice of self-tan. The colour only lasts for a few

days, so it isn’t a disaster if you mess it up the first time.

Treat yourself

You’ve chosen your perfume for the big day, now splash out on 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.

Complete the effect by spraying eau de toilette on your pulse points (actual

perfume is usually too strong for daytime wear so save that for your evening

reception).

Quick repair kit

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 during the day.

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THIS PAGE:

ELLA ROSA AT THE

BRIDAL BOX IN

TORQUAY AND

BUDEIFUL

BRIDES IN BUDE

the bride

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 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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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

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

Simply

stunning

PICTURED:

ROMANTICA AT

LOWEN BRIDAL

IN LAUNCESTON AND

HIS & HERS WEDDING

BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

* Bridesmaid Dresses * Shoes * Veils * Tiaras

12 Church Street, Launceston PL15 8AP

Tel: 01566 778989 • Mob: 07516 646089

www.lowenbridal.co.uk

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His & Hers

Your entire wedding party can all be dressed under one roof at the

luxurious His and Hers Wedding Boutique in Plymouth. It brings

together bridal and men’s formal hire with 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

remainder of the bridal party is also spoilt for choice, from bridesmaid

dresses, and mums’ outfits to groomsmen and pageboys.

Book a bridal appointment in the lavish Platinum Suite for a private

consultation with very experienced and helpful staff.

Visit the ‘The Attic’ for a complete range of men’s formal hire and advice on

the best package for you. There is also a great range of retail suits,

together with our made to measure service. We have something for

every-one.

Occasions by Uno are on hand with the stylish mother of the bride

collections, along with tips for the perfect look, together with a stunning

range of accessories and a superb collection of millinery. An exclusive

Loyalty Scheme and payment plans are available in all departments.

Bridal collections

include:

• Allure Bridal

• Catherine Parry

• Eddy K

• Phil Collins

• Romantica

• Veromia

• White Rose

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 5pm

Sunday - 11am to 3pm

(appointments preferred)

Monday - closed

Opening hours Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 5pm Sunday 11 am - 3pm (Appointments preferred)

59 Exeter Street Plymouth PL4 0AH - Tel: 01752 262121 (bridal wear) • Tel: 01752 670671 (menswear)

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

PLYMOUTH’S PREMIER

WEDDING BOUTIQUE

Free parking

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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

RIGHT & BELOW:

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.

For a fresh

approach to

bridal flowers...

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

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

Roses,roses

RIGHT & BELOW:

Fresh from winning a Silver Gilt

for Floristry at this year’s

Chelsea Flower Show, awardwinning

florist Amanda Winsor

designs fabulous flowers for

weddings from her Exminster

base at Winsor Flower Studio.

She is also a flower grower and

has British flowers for sale from

April to October.

Happy to supply

DIY brides with

floristry grade

flowers from both

international and

local suppliers

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 the British

Flower Association, Flowers

from the Farm and the Institute

of Professional Florists, she also

runs regular workshops.

Amanda offers brides a free

initial consultation.

For more details,

call 07784 211943 or visit

www.winsorflowerstudio.co.uk.

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Flower Power

LEFT & BELOW:

Wedding flowers are a speciality of the trio of

creative florists at Bruallen. The friendly team,

led by Elaine Reynolds, simply bursts with

creative flair and imagination and all wedding

trends and themes are possible. Based in

Cornwall for the past 12 years, their clutch of

awards for wedding floristry bears witness to

their success.

For more details, call 01840 212555 or visit

www.bruallen.co.uk.

all the way...

RIGHT & BELOW:

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.

Original designs are the trademark of

Kate Bainbridge at Simply Flowers in

Bovey Tracey. A regular Chelsea

Flower Show exhibitor, she has

Silver Gilt, Bronze and Gold medals to her

credit and has been providing stunning

wedding flowers for Devon and Cornwall

brides for some 10 years. Kate is a former

floristry lecturer and a British Master Florist.

For details, call 01626 833373 or visit

www.simplyflowersdevon.com.

For more information, call 01208 78555

or visit www.fleurtationscornwall.com

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PHOTOS BY LIFESLIDE

After training in Knightsbridge

and working in London

(including at The Hilton and

The Dorchester) Lucy Brennan

returned to Devon to set up The

Flower Shack in Plympton.

‘Whatever your vision for your big

day,’ she says, ‘whether it’s small

and intimate or big and lavish, we

will work with you to create the perfect

and unique displays to reflect you,

your style, settings and themes.’

To arrange a chat and a free

consultation, call 07852 949959 or

visit www.theflowershack.florist.

...for

blossoming

RIGHT & BELOW:

If you’re struggling to pin down your

ideas, visit E’lida in Exmouth, where

owner Sylwia and and her team pride

themselves on taking inspiration from

each bride’s individual plans and

creating wedding flowers which

surpass her expectations.

20, Rolle Street, Exmouth EX8 1NJ

www.elidaflorist.co.uk • Tel: 01395 263153

Sylwia said: ‘For over 10 years

we have specialised in

matching floral arrangements

to each bride’s individual

style, taste and character –

and always with an eye on

her budget.’

For details, call 01395

263153 or visit

www.elidaflorist.co.uk.

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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 every bride’s ideas and

dreams and pride ourselves on the quality of our

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

brides

flowers and the originality of our arrangements.’

H Watts Floral Design sources flowers locally

wherever possible and also has top quality Dutch

wholesalers on hand to ensure they always have a

large stock of beautifully fresh flowers on a daily

basis as well as being able to source the most

exotic of blooms if required. Sally said: ‘We all

enjoy supporting the bride through her big day and

designing each aspect of her wedding flowers with

her. And unusual designs are no problem – we

enjoy a challenge!’

For more details, visit the website at www.

hwattsflorist.co.uk or to discuss your wedding

design in detail and browse through their

extensive portfolio, call 01752 403617 for an

appointment.

Creative floral

design in Devon

T: 01752 292 101

or 07852 949 959

e: info@theflowershack.florist

www.theflowershack.florist

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For the wedding

cake of your

dream...

Individually designed

especially for you

Tel: 07530747828 • email: best.cakes@yahoo.co.uk

www.facebook.com/celebrationscakesbykelly

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.

...because first impressions count!

By invitation

only

Anovel new take on the

guest book comes from

Exeter-based Heartfelt

Gifts, who provide guest

frames. These are box frames,

designed so that each of your

guests can sign a token and be

remembered for years to come.

e: weddings@invitationsbyhand.co.uk

Tel: 0780 662 1716

www.invitationsbyhand.co.uk

They can be customised to fit the

theme and colours of your wedding

and subsequently hung in pride of

place to bring those wonderful

memories flooding back.

For details, call 07514 784699

or visit www.heartfeltgift.co.uk.

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your Dream Cake!

LEFT & ABOVE: 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.

Truly

scrumptious

Elegant or quirky, timeless tiers or dainty

mini cakes: Kelly Curtis of Celebrations

Cakes by Kelly will create your dream

wedding cake, using quality ingredients and

paying meticulous attention to every detail of

the decoration.

Runner-up in the 2016 South West

Wedding Awards, Celebrations

Cakes by Kelly is based in

Plymouth.

For more details,

call 07530 747828 or visit

www.facebook.com/

celebrationscakesbykelly

LEFT:

From initial concept

through to delivery

Jude, of Caked in

Elegance, will

personally take care

of every detail,

designing and

decorating a centrepiece

showstopper for your special day.

Based in Torbay, but covering the

whole of the south west.

For more details,

call 07757 407 969 or visit

www.cakedinelegance.co.uk.

A perfect cake for

your perfect day

A modern alternative to a traditional guest book

Bespoke frames made to order

Tel: 07514 784699 • www.heartfeltgift.co.uk • aimee@heartfeltgift.co.uk

Tel: 07757 407969

www.cakedinelegance.co.uk

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Individually designed

wedding cakes & cup cakes

9, Barons Road, Dousland, Yelverton PL20 6NG

Tel: 01822 854442 or 07738 674398

www.acupfulofcakes.co.uk

Creators of stunning wedding cakes from

classic elegance to contemporary style

Tel: 07999 548471

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

www.cakes-of-paradise.co.uk

Handmade contemporary

& classical wedding cakes

We also supply wedding favours, candy cart, chair

covers, table centres, letter box hire and cake supplies

Come and see our wide range of goods available to hire

Tel: 01884 252288

www.mandysclassiccakes.co.uk

NEW

SHOP

NOW

OPEN

43 Bampton Street, Tiverton EX16 5AR

Opening times Tuesday to Saturday 9am until 4.30pm

Closed Monday and Sunday

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your Dream Cake!

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.

‘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.cakes-of-paradise.co.uk.

Just desserts!

LEFT & BELOW:

Sarah Howells, of Yelverton-based A

Cupful of Cakes, offers personalised,

made-to-order couture wedding

cakes and cupcakes in every style for

your very special occasion.

For more information, call 01822

854442 or 07738 674398.

It’s only three years since Mandy

Howells gave up her full-time job to

launch Mandy’s Classic Cakes, but she

has been creating unique wedding

cakes for over 20 years. ‘I do my best to

provide brides with the perfect cake,’ she

said, ‘one that tastes delicious, looks

stunning and is a beautiful centrepiece at

the reception.’

The change of jobs has proved a winning

gamble. Mandy's Classic Cakes now has a

brand new shop in Tiverton, selling cakes

and cake equipment and showcasing

accessories for hire.

To see her portfolio, call 01884 252288

or visit www.mandysclassiccakes.co.uk.

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PHOTO BY TWISTY FOCUS WEDDINGS

PHOTO BY ANDREW BOWLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Keep those memories

PHOTO BY FOCUS WEDDINGS

PHOTO BY

RON BUSHELL

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY FOCUS WEDDINGS

PHOTO BY TWISTY FOCUS WEDDINGS

PHOTO BY TWISTY FOCUS WEDDINGS

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PHOTO BY PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARION FRANCES

PHOTO BY IMAGE DIARY PHOTOGRAPHY

...

in

Black

& white

PHOTO BY

ANDREW BOWLEY

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARION FRANCES

PHOTO BY IMAGE DIARY PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY

RON BUSHELL

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ANDREW BOWLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Plume

www.plume-devon.co.uk

Going

forgold...

Catherine Bishop’s passion is simply jewellery – and bespoke rings,

locally crafted to your desire, will add an extra special touch to the

centrepiece of your wedding. Catherine Bishop has been a jeweller

for over 30 years, originally working in Bath then moving to Devon

at the turn of the millennium, so she has plenty of experience with all

aspects of jewellery, gemology and jewellery valuations.

More and more people, says Catherine, want the ring they wear for life to be

unique. She said: ‘We design here in the shop and have our own specialist

jewellers, so really anything is possible.

‘People can come in with the seed of an idea which we transform into the

ring they have dreamed about. And because we are local, it is often less

expensive than a similar, off the shelf ring, from a high street shop.’

At the moment white metals and diamonds are Catherine’s most sought

after combination. Catherine offers a free consultation and can work in all

three colours of gold, silver, palladium and platinum.

For more details call 01271 342777 or visit www.catherine-bishop.com.

Exquisite European collections,

with a personal top to toe service

Cabotine, Condici, CarlaRuiz, Zeila

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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Mum’s

the word...

MAIN PICTURE & INSET BELOW: CABOTINE

AT BEAU BOUTIQUE IN YELVERTON, PLUME

IN BUDLEIGH SALTERTON AND HIS & HERS

WEDDING BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

She’s the second most important lady

of the day and at a formal wedding

she’s the hostess, so the Mother of

the Bride can have almost as much

fun choosing her outfit as the bride herself.

Mums look, feel and act much younger than

they used to – they may be Mums, but they

don’t want to look mumsy. And when it comes

to dressing for your daughter’s wedding there

are only a few rules to bear in mind.

Co-odinate your colours...

...with the bridesmaids’ outfits and with the

Mother of the Groom – you don’t want to stick

out like a sore thumb in the photographs.

Be yourself

Buy an outfit that makes you feel like a million

dollars, but that you’re comfortable wearing.

Traditional tailored Mother of the Bride outfits

are stunning, but if they’re not you, go for

something that is. If you’re happiest in

trousers, top them with an elegant, floaty coat

and choose a fabulous top to change into for

the evening reception.

Accessorise carefully

The most beautiful outfits can be completely

spoiled by the wrong accessories. When you

go to choose your hat, bag and shoes, take

your outfit with you and try the whole

ensemble together so you can see the full

effect.

What about a hat?

It’s the finishing touch to your outfit, but if it’s

an informal wedding or you just don’t feel

right, try the wonderful feather fascinators

which are so popular and so easy to wear. If

you’ve spent a fortune on your outfit and can’t

justify buying a hat, think about hiring one.

Wear in your shoes

You’re going to be doing a lot of standing on

the day and, if you’re feet are hurting, it’s

going to show on your face.

ABOVE: ZEILA AT HIS & HERS WEDDING BOUTIQUE

IN PLYMOUTH, BEAU BOUTIQUE IN YELVERTON

AND PLUME IN BUDLEIGH SALTERTON

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Boutique & Tea Room

Simply

perfection

Beautiful wedding outfits from John Charles, Ronald

Joyce, Zeila & Cabotine. Stunning shoes and

coordinating handbags, plus many accessories.

Gorgeous hats, fascinators & hatinators to hire and buy.

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

14 High Street, Barnstaple

t: 01271 342777

e: catherine@catherine-bishop.com

A picture speaks a

thousand words...

Purchase from our website www.brigidfoley.co.uk

and view the latest womenswear collections.

Website enquiries only call 01822 612048

Come and visit us today at:

8 Paddons Row, Tavistock

01822 612203

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It’sawrap!

TOP LEFT: ZEILA AT PLUME IN BUDLEIGH SALTERTON,

BEAU BOUTIQUE IN YELVERTON AND HIS & HERS

WEDDING BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

INSET ABOVE: CABOTINE AT PLUME IN BUDLEIGH

SALTERTON, BEAU BOUTIQUE IN YELVERTON AND

HIS & HERS WEDDING BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

LEFT & RIGHT: BRIGID FOLEY IN TAVISTOCK

Special occasion dressing for the autumn

season heavily features dresses with jackets

or the new stylish addition of faux fur

luxurious wraps, says Maggie Clarke of

Plume in Budleigh Salterton. Dresses have ruching,

beautiful lace bodices and sleeves, beading and

scallops. Look for delicate combinations of foxglove

and metallo, silver grey with dove, aqua and heavy

damask in ivory and pearl grey. Jackets are boxy,

edge to edge and mainly collarless.

Maggie said: ‘It can be difficult to achieve an elegant

but not over-fussy look for autumn and winter

weddings, but the lovely feature this season is that

many of the beautiful dresses can be worn later for a

holiday, smart dinner or party and the faux fur wraps

are delicious with their beautiful satin lining.’

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Harewood Cars

Special Cars for your Special Day

▼ HAREWOOD 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

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.

Transport

of joy

Quote:

DW26 and

receive a

10% Discount

▼ PERRINGS CLASSIC CARS

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 eyecatching

vintage Beauford, Austin tourer or even a glorious fleet of four

matching Packards.

Many of the cars are film stars in their own right – and all are driven by

professional chauffeurs.

For more information or to view the cars, call 01548 821455 or visit

www.perringscars.co.uk.

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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...

Your wedding stationery is the first clue

your guests will have about the style of

your wedding, so it’s worth taking time to

choose something appropriate.

If you’re planning a big formal affair, stiff cards and

high quality envelopes will sing and dance

traditional glamour.

If your wedding theme is vintage or rustic,

you can go for floral decoration or vintage

lace embellishments. Chic and classical?

Try contemporary stripes or bold colours. Going

for a theme? Then match your stationery to it.

Once you’re chosen the style, all your wedding

stationery should be in keeping,

English Rose

The traditional invitation, with the

bride’s mother and father acting 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, Plymouth on

Saturday August 19th at 2pm and

afterwards at The County Hotel, Plymouth

RSVP 10 Marigold Gardens, Plymouth

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:

presenting a unified theme for the whole day.

Invitations should be sent out six weeks before

the wedding (see panel for suggested

wording), but many couples now use an early

warning system in the form of a Save the Date

card – particularly useful if your wedding is

planned for the busy summer months when

some of your most desired guests are likely to

be taking holidays.

Allow your stationer or printer about three

months to complete your order.

Apart from Save the Date and invitation

cards, you’re going to need order of service

sheets (one for each guest plus a few spares),

menus for the reception, place cards, perhaps a

table plan.

It’s always a good idea to include maps with your

invitations to help guests find their way easily, plus

details of where guests can park and, for those

who are coming long distances, a selection of

recommended 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.

...and what they should say

Mr and Mrs Simon Hayes request the

pleasure of the company of

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

at the marriage of their daughter

Jennifer Anne (etc)

Invitations for civil ceremonies and

partnerships follow the same pattern.

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.

If you’re hosting the wedding

yourselves, change the

wording accordingly.

BELOW: Invitations by Hand

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.

“...It’s always a

good idea to

include maps with

your invitations to

help guests find

their way easily...”

LEFT: English Rose Wedding Stationery

BELOW: Coral Wedding Invitations

Invitations to the evening reception

only should be worded as follows:

Mr and Mrs Simon Hayes request the

pleasure of your company at an

evening reception to celebrate the

marriage of their daughter Jennifer

Anne to Mr Michael Jones at The

County Hotel, Plymouth on Saturday

August 19th at 8pm

RSVP 10 Marigold Gardens,

Plymouth

cut out and keep

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cut out and keep

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.

It’s important to establish early on what the

church’s policy is on photographs or video being

Marrying abroad

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.

PHOTO BY FOCUS WEDDINGS

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.

Planning Makes Perfect

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Planning Makes Perfect

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 chief bridesmaid

the ceremony and from there to the reception

• Organise accommodation for the groom and

himself the night before the wedding

• 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

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

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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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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PHOTOGRAPHY

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

www.pwpn.co.uk.

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

may be country style, dreamily romantic, classically elegant or even based on a theme.

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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

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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

- 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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Edible Essence Couture Cake Co

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Freckle Photography

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Lucy Wallace Photography

Macleod Paul Photography

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They ate, they drank, they laughed, they sparkled:

finalists and friends had a party to remember at

Devon and Cornwall’s longest standing and most

prestigious wedding award ceremony earlier this

year. And VIP guests South East Cornwall MP, Sheryll

Murray and Liskeard Mayor Phil Seeva were on hand to

present the trophies.

The South West Wedding Awards, the region’s ‘Wedding

Oscars’ are now entering their 10th successful year,

recognising wedding specialists who provide outstanding

service and always go the extra mile for their brides.

This year’s ceremony was held at a spectacularly

transformed Launceston Town Hall, where the great and

the good were entertained by Spanish guitarist Mark

Banwell, close magician Dan Brazier and Luke Does Buble,

before settling down to a gala dinner, complete with

contemporary hog roast.

Samm Riley, of Orange Chilli Events, who instigated the

awards in 2007, said: ‘The South West Wedding Awards

are the oldest and most prestigious regional wedding

awards in the UK and we are delighted that other areas in

the country are now replicating our success.’

Dream Weddings magazine is delighted to have sponsored

the awards ever since their inception. Director Helen

Johnson said: ‘All the finalists are chosen on the basis of

votes from their own bridal couples, so they’re a real

people’s choice event. In that sense, every business who

attended was a winner, even if on the night they didn’t take

the top prize.’

Moving with the times, there’s a change to the format for

the 2017 awards – and entries close on November 1 this

year. If you want to be among next year’s winners,

visit the website at www.wedding-awards.co.uk.

It could be YOU in 2017!

The search for the 2017 winners of South West Wedding Awards has already

begun, so if you’re one of those businesses that offers that extra very special

something to brides, it’s time to get your name down.

The competition has been carefully thought out so that both larger and smaller

companies can be judged on an equal footing. National chains are prohibited from

entering and finalists are chosen purely on the results of votes by brides.

There’s a trophy, of course, for the winners in each category, but perhaps more

importantly, there’s also the kudos and prestige of being able to display the winner or

finalist logo on your advertising and literature. Closing date November 1st 2016.

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Ocean Kave Ltd

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Nick Walker Photography

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▼ Ta Mill, near Launceston

Set in the beautiful rolling

countryside of Cornwall...

For your perfect wedding,

in the perfect setting!

• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Receptions up to 84

• Evening celebrations up to 150

• 35 bedrooms

• Dedicated wedding co-ordinator

• Tailor made menus

Call Carole on 01566 86903 to discuss your day in more detail

TRETHORNE GOLF CLUB, LAUNCESTON, CORNWALL PL15 8QE

(one minute off the A30) just 45 minutes from Exeter & Plymouth

Tel: 01566 86903 • www.trethornegolfclub.com

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

www.tamill.co.uk • 01840 261797 • helen@tamill.co.uk

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▼ Tavistock Town Hall

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▼ Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Exeter

The Buckerell Lodge Hotel is one of most

elegant wedding venues in the heart of

Exeter. Set within stunning tree-lined

gardens, the hotel embraces a country manor

house charm which will set the perfect

backdrop to your all important wedding photos.

At Buckerell Lodge they understand that your

wedding day will be one of the most important

days of your life, which is why their dedicated

wedding co-ordinators take pride in making

sure that this very special day will be everything

you could possibly wish for and more.

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.tavistock.gov.uk.

PHOTO BY ANDREW BOWLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Contact the wedding co-ordinators directly by

email at events.buckerell@shlhotels.com or

telephone 01392 221 111 or why not join them

at one of their Wedding Open Evenings? Visit

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com for a list of

coming evenings.

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.tavistock.gov.uk

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TOP 100

HOTELS

IN

ENGLAND

Truly Scrumptious!

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HONITON, DEVON

EXQUISITE • QUINTESSENTIAL • ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE

Multi-award winning hotel • 80 acres of beautiful countryside • 32 splendid bedrooms

Award winning food • The finest of characteristics • Stunning Italian garden

New Georgian orangery • The finest chefs • Exclusive bride & groom treehouse

Honey from our walled garden and apple juice from our orchard…

Perfection to the finest detail!

www.deerparkcountryhotel.co.uk

Deer Park Country House Hotel, Weston, Honiton, Devon EX14 3PG | 01404 41266

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Love your Dreams, Love your Partner, Love

▼ Lakeview Manor, near Honiton

• 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 £2995

Lakeview Manor, Dunkeswell, Honiton EX14 4SH

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

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

your meal, sparkling wine toast and

evening buffet for only £2,995

Monday to Thursday and £3,650 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.

2016

Wedding

for £2016

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dreamvenues

▼ The TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay

▼ Holne Park House, Ashburton

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 prewedding

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.

Holne Park House, a large manor house with

stunning gardens and woodland backdrop,

nestles on the southern slopes of Dartmoor

National Park, within easy reach of the A38.

This is a wedding venue like no other, with five

luxurious reception rooms, all licensed for civil

ceremonies, and a wide variety of flexible

accommodation for guests.

Set in 90 acres, the manor house has an elegant

décor and prides itself on being able to tailor

weddings that are unique to each couple.

During the summer, couples can also tie the knot in

the wedding pavilion, on the croquet lawn with the

renowned 80ft American Redwoods as a backdrop.

The charming tea gardens add a touch of magic and

can be illuminated in the evening for an enchanting

alfresco experience.

Experienced and knowledgeable wedding coordinator,

Laura Coleman, will be by your side

throughout the planning process, offering guidance

and inspiration.

For more details, call 01364 655918 or visit

www.holnepark.co.uk.

▼ Marquees are magic

There’s something magical about a marquee wedding

reception: perhaps it’s the feeling of being outdoors,

indoors or the freedom of the open space around you or

the fact that a marquee is a blank canvas on which you can

paint your perfect setting.

With elegant marquees suitable for any event from 100 to 250

guests, Project Marquees will also organise all the extras from

decoration and lighting, to tables and chairs, stages,

entertainment, catering and heating.

For details, call 07446 120002 or 07969 136192 or visit

www.projectmarquees.com

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HOLNE PARK HOUSE

“Where romance is part of the scenery”

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

Photo by Gareth Williams Photography

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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Set in the heart of the South Devon countryside in

600 acres of unspoilt pastures and woodland...

The perfect wedding venue!

Kitley House has been the favoured Wedding Venue in Plymouth

and South Devon for many couples and their guests.

• Luxury South Devon Country House set in 600 Acres

• Licensed for Civil Ceremonies

• Exclusive Use Venue

• Packages start from £5000 (based on 50 guests)

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▼ Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club, Bodmin

Astunning venue for wedding

ceremonies and receptions,

Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club

specialises in providing a personalised,

attentive service, delicious food and

spacious wedding suites, which can

accommodate up to 100 guests.

And they cater for only one reception

per day, so you will be their complete

focus on your wedding day, from the

moment you step onto the specially laid

red carpet right to the final ‘Goodnight’.

Located on the outskirts of Bodmin,

easily accessible via the A30/A38 and

only an hour’s drive from Exeter, the

family-owned and run hotel has

beautiful views over the Cornish

countryside and a wealth of

wonderful backdrops for those allimportant

photographs.

A dedicated wedding co-ordinator will

be on hand from your first enquiry to

offer all the help and advice you need

and a team of professional chefs has

designed a variety of different menus to

choose from – or you can have a

bespoke menu designed specially for

you.

Wedding co-ordinator Clare Bond

said: ‘We can offer thoughtful

seasonal packages that work with

your budget to ensure your day is

every bit as special as you had

always dreamed.

‘From a small intimate ceremony to a

big evening celebration, we can fulfil

your wedding day wishes.’

For more information, call Clare on

01208 262 570 or visit the website

at www.lanhydrockhotel.com.

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▼ The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

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▼ Shilstone, Modbury

Atruly unique wedding venue in Sidmouth,

Devon, The Donkey Sanctuary can offer

you a wedding like no other – and it holds

a national award for Ethical Wedding

Venue of the Year 2015. The picturesque

sanctuary, situated on the Jurassic Coast, offers

rustic barn weddings in an idyllic location set in 260

acres of glorious rolling countryside with hundreds

of resident donkeys who will certainly make your

special day one to remember.

The barn is beautifully transformed with country

chic decorations to create a

wedding venue that is

completely different.

Your wedding album will be

jam-packed with unique and

beautiful photographs taken in

the sanctuary’s grounds: from

gardens to woodland and even

a life size bronze donkey!

The sanctuary has stunning

views out to sea which create

the perfect backdrop for

photographs with your donkey

bridesmaid.

Wedding co-ordinator, Emma

Harding says: ‘Weddings held at The Donkey

Sanctuary are not only truly special, but also

contribute to the work of the charity; helping

donkeys and mules around the world and the

people who depend upon them.’

To get a real feel for just how exceptional

The Donkey Sanctuary is, and to see for

yourself how it could be the perfect wedding

venue, call 01395 578222 or email

weddings@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk and

arrange to meet Emma.

Nestled in an idyllic valley, halfway between

moors and sea in the heart of the South

Hams countryside, lies Shilstone. As you

approach down the winding private drive banked

with wild flowers, you will undoubtedly be struck

by the sheer beauty of Shilstone; a truly magical

setting for a wedding.

Shilstone’s offering includes a beautifully restored

Georgian manor house, a rustic stone barn, a

unique mughal marquee and so much more. The

house is immediately surrounded by walled

gardens bursting with colour, while further afield lie

tiered lakes, secret woodland glades adorned with

wild flowers, babbling streams, a beautiful

old stone quarry and acres of rolling

Devonshire countryside.

Shilstone’s in-house catering team are known to

create exceptionally good food. Making the most of

the fantastic produce right on the doorstep, the

Shilstone kitchen menus feature fresh ingredients

and are beautifully presented and delicious.

For those looking to make a weekend of their

wedding celebrations, Shilstone has some

excellent options available on site.

Call 01548 830888 or email

events@shilstonedevon.co.uk to arrange an

informal tour or to discuss your plans in

more detail.

▼ The Berry Head Hotel, Brixham

The Berry Head Hotel, Brixham, offers excellent facilities for

both formal and less formal occasions, catering for

anything from two to 250 guests.

Nestling at the water’s edge in six acres of gardens and

woodland, the location is stunning and provides the perfect

backdrop for photographs to be treasured.

As a family-run business for over 21 years, they provide a very

personal and professional service, traditional hospitality and

menus that can be tailored to suit your requirements.

And the hotel can now offer both indoor and outdoor civil

ceremonies.

For more information and to see what it has to offer,

call 01803 853225 or visit the website at

www.berryheadhotel.com.

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The perfect venue for your magical wedding in Devon.

We are licensed for ceremonies in our garden, our lovely chapel or stunning

treehouse and for receptions up to 250 guests.

NEW for 2017 our Garden Party wedding package fully inclusive of gorgeous

gazebos, afternoon tea and garden games. Enquire NOW!

You can now get married in Treetops - our luxury tree house overlooking the

forest, fishing lake and 6 acres of gardens (up to 10 guests.)

Tel: 01769 580345 • www.foxandhoundshotel.co.uk

Eggesford, Chumleigh, Devon EX18 7JZ

WINNER

Best Wedding

Venue 3 times and

Runner Up twice

in the last

6 years!

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A beautiful setting to create the wedding of your dreams

Tel: 01548 830 888 • www.shilstonedevon.co.uk


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AA SMALL HOTEL GROUP OF THE YEAR

2014 - 2015

Your Dream Weing

Gemma Williams Photography

The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa

Buckland Tout-Saints

Bovey Castle

Celebrate your summer wedding at The Mount

Somerset Hotel and Spa.

With its high ceilings, sweeping spiral staircase,

opulent decor and a feeling of gentle elegance

and luxury, The Mount Somerset has all the

characteristics of a spectacular wedding venue.

Buckland Tout-Saints is a perfectly formed

period manor house, set amidst the picturesque

South Hams countryside.


your celebration, be it basking on the terraces in

the summer sunshine.

Every wedding at Bovey Castle is a unique

experience of true English luxury.

The elegant architecture, stunning landscaped

gardens and the vibrant atmosphere of a country

home from the last century, create a wedding

venue that is truly unforgettable.

Exclusively Yours

Key August 2016 dates are still available!

Our dedicated team has a wealth of experience in

wedding planning, from the intimate to the grand.

Bespoke exclusive use packages are available

and can be tailored to your personal

requirements.

Bovey Castle is the ideal venue for your

celebration with exclusive use of 60 bedrooms

and public areas. Prices on application.

Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5NB

T: 01823 442500

E: events@mountsomersethotel.co.uk

www.themountsomersethotelandspa.com

/themountsomerset

@mountsomerset

Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2DS

T: 01548 853055

E: info@bucklandtoutsaints.co.uk

www.tout-saints.co.uk

/toutsaints

@tout_saints

North Bovey, Devon, TQ13 8RE

T: 01647 445000

E: info@boveycastle.com

www.boveycastle.com

/boveycastlehotel

@boveycastle


Devon-based Scoff

Catering caters

for both intimate

and grand events,

proud of its fantastic food

and quality service, not

to mention its affordable

prices.

Discuss your ideas and

they will work with you to

produce amazing wedding

catering that matches your

vision and budget.

Fancy something different?

They’ll follow your theme

from mediaeval banquet

to murder mystery and

everything in between.

For more details,

call 01884 855522

or visit

www.scoffcatering.co.uk.

Feast to your

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

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.

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Brand new this year,

Claire’s Kitchen has

a specially designed

spit roast and barbecue

trailer, enticingly named

‘the Barbecue Beast’.

Watch – and savour the

mouthwatering smell of –

delicious beef, lamb, pork

and turkey joints being

freshly cooked over

charcoal and logs. With

fish and vegetarian choices

too, there’s nothing quite

like an outdoor barbecue to get wedding guests mingling, while they

enjoy bubbly and canapés.

Finest food

‘tastefully’ presented

Our high standards

will exceed your

expectations

heart’s content

Local produce from our own farm beside the

Kingsbridge / Salcombe Estuary

Authentic Outdoor Cooking:

Charcoal BBQ and Log spit roasts.

Cordon Bleu-trained Claire and her team offer a complete outside

catering service and are passionate about providing fabulous, tasty

menus which they have hand made, for you, often using their own

family farm meats as well as other Devon produce.

For more details, call 07811 422612 or visit www.claireskitchen.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

£75 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


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


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Unique restored historic Cornish stone barn: Solid Oak Floors, traditional

workmanship and white-washed walls promise a truly Authentic Barn Wedding.

Bespoke: Express yourselves, whether you’re dreaming of a festive Boho wedding

in wellies or a Classic black-tie event with a gourmet dinner, our experienced and

friendly team work with you to realise your vision.

Licensed: Three flexible indoor locations for your ceremony, or get married

outdoors, in the delightful summertime setting of The Meadow Barn. We can

accommodate everything from an intimate family gathering to weddings up to 120

people.

Award Winning 5 Star Accommodation: Included in all our exclusive hire options,

soyou can gather your family and friends around for you for your special event.

The Oak Bar: The hand built Oak Bar is licensed and carefully stocked, ready to

serve the most discerning of clients.


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 Jonathan 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 Jonathan Wigg said:

‘Whatever the size, style or timing of

your wedding celebration we will

work hard to ensure a special day for you.’

PHOTO BY

RON BUSHELL

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY PHOTOGRAPHY

BY MARION FRANCES

For more information contact Jonathan or Sharon on: 01752 402475 or visit

the website at www.staddonheightsgolf.co.uk.

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dreamvenues

▼ The Imperial Hotel, Torquay

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.

The

Perfect PromiseOffer

ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING PACKAGE

FOR 2015/2016- 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

• Personalised menus

• Complimentary room for

the Bride and Groom on the

night of the wedding

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

5-12ys - £12.50 each

13-16ys - £37.50 each

Rates subject to availability

For more information or to arrange

a viewing call 01803 294301

Park Hill Road | Torquay | Devon | TQ1 2DG

www.thehotelcollection.co.uk

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WEDDINGS AT HIGHER BAMHAM FARM

Situated in beautiful Cornish countryside, with spectacular panoramic views across the Tamar Valley and Dartmoor.

The perfect venue for your wedding and reception.

EXCLUSIVE HIRE AVAILABLE

• Choice of indoor and outdoor wedding

ceremony locations across the site

• Marquee receptions for up to 200,

wedding barn receptions for up to 40.

• Indoor heated swimming pool

• Accommodation for up to 40 in 8 cottages.

Tel: 01566 772141 or Mobile: 07578 383869 • Email: weddings@bamhamfarm.co.uk • www.bamhamfarm.co.uk/weddings

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dreamvenues

▼ Trevenna Barns, Near Liskeard

Marry at Trevenna and have exclusive use of their luxurious barns, set in

142 acres of beautiful secluded Cornish countryside, right on the edge

of the staggering landscape of the moors.

Originally part of a monastery, Trevenna has been in the same family for five

generations and the six barns have been lovingly restored, fusing their historic

character with contemporary fittings.

Think natural stone walls and

lofted ceilings, slate floors with

underfloor heating and log burners,

king-sized beds with luxury throws,

deep baths with cascade taps and

walk-in drench showers.

It’s your own ready-made wedding

hamlet.

Trevenna is licensed for civil

ceremonies. Choose the stylish Threshing Barn with its traditional stone walls

and glass staircase or the beautiful outdoor handcrafted oak and slate Arbour.

For more intimate ceremonies, the Shippon Barn has a glass log burner

and beautiful beams.

Alternatively marry in the local church in St. Neot, just a mile away.

The Garden Marquee room is perfect for receptions, with panoramic views of

beautiful countryside. Crafted using oak, slate and canvas with soft drapes,

mood lighting and twinkly lights in the ceiling, it is beautifully fused to the

Threshing Barn, providing a light and airy dining space and an extended

house party feel.

All of the food is freshly prepared, cooked and served to your wedding tables.

From cream teas to picnics on the lawns, relaxed hog roasts and barbecues,

a formal three course wedding breakfast to fish and chips followed by ice

creams: the choice is yours.

Trevenna’s approach is friendly and flexible. The dedicated team will help you

make the most of your time there and ensure you take special memories

away with you.

For more details, call 01579 320013 or visit the website at

www.trevenna.co.uk.

Licensed for civil ceremonies

A choice of suites

Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator

Flexible packages

Special accommodation rates for guests

Tel: 01752 701000 • www.futureinns.co.uk

William Prance Road, Plymouth PL6 5ZD

SECLUDED & BEAUTIFUL CLUSTER

OF BARNS IN CORNWALL

EXCLUSIVE USE WEDDING VENUE

www.trevenna.co.uk

info@trevenna.co.uk • t: 01579 320013

photo by David Wilkins

PHOTOS BY BARNEY WALTERS

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 • 7 1


Exclusively

yours

▼ The Edgemoor, Bovey Tracey

Imagine...

Being married and celebrating with family and friends

at this beautiful Georgian Manor House set in

spectacular Dartmoor countryside.

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

Originally a Victorian school, the picturesque and intimate setting

of The Edgemoor country house is the perfect spot for a fabulous

ceremony and celebration. Talk to wedding co-ordinator Becky

about a tailored wedding to suit your tastes and budget.

The Edgemoor is a family-run

hotel who simply love hosting

weddings!

Becky said: ‘We have found that

no two weddings are the same.

That’s why we won’t restrict you

with packages. We believe in a

more personal approach to your

special day.

‘We close the hotel and

restaurant to the public so that PHOTOS BY TWISTY

FOCUS WEDDINGS

you have exclusive use of the

hotel and the grounds during your wedding.

‘You and family or friends will get full use of our 17 bedrooms for two

nights so you can relax the night before and enjoy more of the night of

your wedding.’

Of course The Edgemoor can be flexible too, so have a chat with Becky

about options. Its indoor and outdoor facilities can accommodate any

number of guests up to 100 during the day and up to 150 for an evening

reception. The grounds around the hotel and Haytor (only a mile away) on

Dartmoor are especially lovely for wedding day photographs.

The Edgemoor specialises in midweek weddings and is fully licensed for

civil ceremonies.

For more information, call 01626 832466 or visit the website at

www.edgemoor.co.uk.

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dreamvenues

▼ Wurzell Weddings, Noss Mayo

Devon

CASTLE HILL

Exclusively

Yours

Perfect for the day of your dreams: that’s the hidden gem that is Wurzell

Weddings. The venue site is a blank canvas on which to paint a magical

day. It’s ideal for your marquee or tent and associated equipment, has

plenty of parking – and mains water.

Wurzell Weddings is at Worswell Barton, on the peninsula of the River Yealm,

a unique, picturesque site on a

working National Trust Farm in

an Area of Outstanding Natural

Beauty.

There are glorious views

towards Plymouth Sound,

Wembury (with its pretty

church), the River Yealm

estuary, Noss Mayo, Newton

Ferrers and Dartmoor. With

moor to sea views what more

could you ask for?

Guests can be accommodated in the farmhouse’s five bedrooms, all named

after different coves along the coastline, which is part of the South Devon

Coastal Footpath and the Revelstoke Drive.

Also on site is Higher Shippen Cottage, a fully equipped three bedroomed

converted barn with a large garden and barbecue, available on a self-catering

or bed and breakfast basis.

Camping is also available for wedding guests, and by 2018 Wurzell Weddings

hopes to have camping pods available.

There’s a list of recommended suppliers to help make your day so very

special and brides, grooms and families are welcome to visit the site by

appointment.

For more details or to make an appointment, call Jackie on 01752 872977

or visit the website at www.wurzellweddings.co.uk.

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

A beautiful location with stunning views for your marquee,

tent or tepee wedding.

Lots of parking, mains water and camping.

B&B accommodation available in our farmhouse & converted barn.

For something truly unique and special, please contact Jackie on

T: 01752 872977

e: info@worswellbarton.co.uk • www.wurzellweddings.co.uk

Worswell Barton Farm House, Noss Mayo, Plymouth PL8 1HB

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▼ The Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton

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.

PHOTO BY

IMAGE DIARY

PHOTOGRAPHY

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dreamvenues

▼ Knapp House, near Tiverton

▼ Boringdon Hall, near Plymouth

Visually stunning and beautifully presented,

Boringdon Hall is a spectacular four star

Elizabethan manor hotel on the edge of

Dartmoor – and just 10 minutes’ drive from

Plymouth. With landscaped grounds and parkland,

the hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies both

indoors and out and it’s available for exclusive use.

Original, distinctive celebrations are the speciality of

this extremely versatile venue.

The Parker Suite is a unique combination of light

and intimate with its high, arched ceiling, beautiful

windows and exposed wooden beams. This elegant

suite can comfortably seat up to 90 guests for your

wedding ceremony.

If you want your wedding to be truly ‘exclusive’

then Knapp House on the edge of Exmoor is the

perfect venue. This lovely art and crafts house, set

in 10 acres of beautiful grounds, only hosts a

handful of weddings each year, so its brides are very

special and get a truly personal experience.

‘We hated the idea of the conveyor belt wedding

venue where one bride leaves and another arrives,’

says owner Michele. ‘We want our brides to feel as

though this glorious setting belongs to them for the

day, so they get exclusive use and our full attention

to make sure everything is perfect.’

The outdoor venue for up to 120 for the wedding

breakfast and 150 in the evening is set in the beauty

of the gardens with a wildlife pond and great

views of the Exmoor countryside, perfect for

photographs and for guests to relax and enjoy.

The marquee site is set among mature trees and

there is plenty of room for all styles from vintage

to stunning tipis. There is accommodation on

site for 12.

Knapp House works with some of the best local

suppliers to help you source everything from

your food to your flowers. And if you want a very

personal ceremony they can arrange that too.

For more details, call Mike or Michele

on 01398 341170 or visit

www.knapphouselodges.co.uk or

www.exmoorcountryweddings.co.uk.

Alternatively, you may like to take your place at the

vintage gazebo as your nearest and dearest watch

your outdoor wedding. There won’t be a dry eye in

the house.

For your wedding breakfast there’s a range of

settings, including a marquee and traditional

ballroom and Boringdon chefs always deliver the

best, from elegant canapés to sumptuous banquets

or something a little different.

A total of 40 rooms means friends and family can

stay overnight – and there’s a luscious four-poster

room for the happy couple.

Boringdon has been planning and hosting weddings

for many, many years and the experienced team will

guide you throughout the planning process to

ensure you enjoy every moment.

For details, call 01752 344455 or visit the website

at www.boringdonhall.co.uk.

▼ The Hannafore Point Hotel, West Looe

The Hannafore Point Hotel offers a choice of rooms for your

requirements and is licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can hold

your ceremony and reception under one roof if you wish.

The Hannafore Point Hotel offers some of the most stunning sea views

that you could find anywhere, nestling at the water’s edge, overlooking

Looe Bay and providing an unrivalled backdrop for your special day.

Your wedding day is a very special occasion in your life, and the friendly

and professional staff are committed to providing you with every possible

assistance in realising your dreams and leaving you with memories to

treasure.

For more details, call 01503 263273 or visit the website at

www.hannaforepointhotel.com.

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CELEBRATION BALLOONS & EVENTS

Your ceremony

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Licensed Venue or Register Office

Weddings, Civil Partnerships

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For a full list of licensed

venues visit our website

ASK ABOUT

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PHOTO BOOTH HIRE

The Photo booth service has props,

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message recording. Instant prints as

well as video messaging. Our photo

booths are manned by us to ensure your

guests get a hassle free service.

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

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The Casino tables

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fun money, croupiers, and a prize for the

winner. We have blackjack, roulette, 3 card

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and Candy Floss Service * Ice sculptures (ltd range)

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Order through our shop, website or call us...

T: 01752 251061 • www.celebrationballoonsandevents.co.uk

63 Weston Park Road, Peverell, Plymouth PL3 4NW

Fun Themed Photo Booth

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Capture the funniest moments at your

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Tel: 01626 368275 or 0800 335 7848

email: enquiries@casinoselect.co.uk

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Bowley's Booth

Celebration Pyrotechnics

Hours of fun for your

guests, an unlimited

number of photographs

and instant prints are among

the promises made by wedding

photographer Andrew Bowley

when you hire his photo booth

for your reception. Bowley's

Booth provides quality props to

use and will have two members

of staff on hand to ensure your

guests make the most of the

experience.

For details, call

07540 810448 or visit

www.andrewbowleyphotography.co.uk.

And for a party

to remember...

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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

St. Lukes Hospice

L

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Award-winning Casino Select brings the real

casino ambience to your 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.

Share the joy of your wedding day by helping

local people who are less fortunate. St

Luke’s Hospice provide a selection of

wedding favours, offering a unique way to include

charitable giving as part of your special day.

Your family and friends will be taking away a

small token to celebrate your wedding and you

will be helping to raise vital funds for St Luke’s.

For more details, call Rebecca on 01752 492

626 or email rbristow@stlukeshospice.org.uk.

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BRIDAL FASHION

Always & Forever......................................12

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

Anne’s Bridal Designs ...............................20

Aphrodite Brides .......................................12

Bee Bee Gowns.........................................16

Believe Boutique .......................................16

The Bridal Box...........................................18

Budeiful Brides..........................................18

Catwalk 09 ................................................16

Darling Gowns ..........................................13

Grace & Elegance......................................17

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

Lowen Bridal .............................................20

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

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

Truly Delightful..........................................20

The Wedding Company Bodmin ...............16

Westcountry Brides...................................17

BRIDAL HAIR & BEAUTY

Sarah Case Hair & Make-up......................18

CAKES

A Cupful of Cakes .....................................28

Caked in Elegance.....................................27

Cakes of Paradise .....................................28

Celebrations Cakes by Kelly......................26

Mandy’s Classic Cakes..............................28

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

ENTERTAINMENT

Bowley’s Photo Booth..............................IFC

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

CB Events..................................................76

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

EQUIPMENT HIRE

Total Event Hire.........................................62

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FIREWORKS

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

FLOWERS

Bruallen.....................................................79

E’lida .........................................................24

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

The Flower Shack......................................25

The Flowery...............................................22

Hannah Burnett Floristry...........................24

H Watts Florist ..........................................25

Simply Flowers .........................................22

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

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

FOOD & DRINK

Benny’s Organic Ice Cream.......................79

Claire’s Kitchen .........................................63

Scoff Catering ...........................................62

GIFTS & FAVOURS

A Favour 4 U .............................................78

Heartfelt Gifts............................................27

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

HEN & STAG

Weston Lodge Shooting Ground ..............79

JEWELLERY

Catherine Bishop.......................................34

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

MARQUEES

Project Marquees......................................79

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

Beau Boutique...........................................34

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

Plume........................................................32

dates for your diary

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

contact 01752 862358 or www.langdoncourt.com)

JULY 10: The Greenbank, Falmouth (11am to 3pm,

contact 07917 354454 or

www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

JULY 10: Tavistock Town Hall (10am to 4pm, contact

07719 498 932 or www.bow.events)

JULY 10: Huntsham Coourt, Tiverton (2pm to 6pm,

contact www.thewordonweddings.co.uk)

JULY 10: Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

(11am to 3pm, contact 07500 868163 or

www.artofweddings.uk)

JULY 20: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter

(6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 22111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

AUGUST 17: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road,

Exeter (6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 22111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

SEPTEMBER 11: The Greenbank, Falmouth (11am to

3pm, contact 07917 354454 or

www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

SEPTEMBER 18: Wedding Extravaganza, Plymouth

Guildhall (11am to 3pm, contact 01626 873364 or

www.dream-weddings-magazine.co.uk)

SEPTEMBER 21: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham

Road, Exeter (6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 22111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

SEPTEMBER 25: Imperial Hotel, Torquay (11am to 3pm

contact 07804 283767 or FB By Invitation Events)

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Andrew Bowley Photography....................79

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

Image Diary Photography.........................19

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

Photography by Marion frances ...............79

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

REGISTER OFFICES

Devon Registration Services.....................78

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

STATIONERY

Invitations by Hand...................................26

TRANSPORT

Babbacombe Cars.....................................36

Harewood Cars .........................................36

Perrings Classic Cars................................36

VENUE DECOR

CB Events..................................................76

VENUES

Bamham Farm...........................................70

Berry Head Hotel.......................................66

Bickley Mill Inn..........................................58

Boringdon Hall ..........................................60

Boringdon Park.........................................56

Bovey Castle .............................................61

Buckerell Lodge Hotel...............................49

Buckland Tout-Saints ................................61

Castle Hill..................................................73

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

Colehayes Park .........................................72

Deer Park Hotel....................................50/51

The Donkey Sanctuary..............................56

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

Exeter Guildhall .........................................60

The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel.............58

Future Inns................................................71

Hannafore Point Hotel...............................66

Holne Park House .....................................54

Hotel California .........................................64

The Hunters Inn ........................................54

The Imperial Hotel.....................................69

Kingston Estate.........................................69

Kitley House..............................................55

Knapp House.............................................74

Lakeview Manor........................................52

Lanhydrock ...............................................66

Moorland Garden Hotel.............................74

Mount Edgcumbe......................................65

Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa...................61

National Marine Aquarium ........................72

The Passage House Hotel .........................79

Shilstone ...................................................59

Staddon Heights Golf Club........................68

Sweetlands Woodland Weddings..............68

Ta Mill .......................................................48

Tavistock Town Hall ..................................49

TLH Toorak Hotel ......................................52

Trenderway Farm ......................................67

Trethorne Golf Club...................................48

Trevenna....................................................71

Wurzell Weddings.....................................73

WEDDING FAIRS

The Art of Weddings.................................44

Blue Fizz Vintage Wedding Fair.................44

By Invitation Events ..................................44

Wedding Extravaganza..............................45

Weddings by Claire ...................................44

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.

SEPTEMBER 25: St. Austell Conference Centre (11am

to 3pm, contact 07500 868163 or

www.artofweddings.uk)

SEPTEMBER 25: The Falmouth Hotel (11am to 3pm,

contact 07917 354454 or

www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

SEPTEMBER 25: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth

(12noon to 3pm, contact 01752 275861 or

www.thedukeofcornwall.co.uk)

SEPTEMBER 25: The Big Sheep, Bideford (11am to

3pm, contact 01237 472366 or

www.northdevonweddingshow.co.uk)

SEPTEMBER 25: Lewtrenchard Manor, Okehampton

(11am to 3pm, contact 01566 783222 or

www.lewtrenchard.co.uk)

OCTOBER 2: Pengenna Manor, Trelill, Wadebridge

(11am to 4pm, contact 01208 612221 or

www.pengennamanor.co.uk)

OCTOBER 2: Lanhydrock Hotel, Bodmin (11am to 4pm,

contact 01208 262570 or www.lanhydrockhotel.com)

OCTOBER 2: Buckland Tout-Saints, Goveton (12noon to

4pm, contact 01548 853055 or www.tout-saints.co.uk)

OCTOBER 16: Penventon Park Hotel, West End,

Redruth (10.30am to 3pm, contact 01209 203000

or www.penventon.co.uk)

OCTOBER 16: Truro & Penwith College

(11am to 3pm, contact 07917 354454 or

www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

OCTOBER 19: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road,

Exeter (6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 22111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

NOVEMBER 6: Royal Cornwall Showground,

Wadebridge (11am to 3pm, contact 07500 868163 or

www.artofweddings.uk)

NOVEMBER 6: Mercure Rougemont Hotel, Exeter

(11am to 3pm, contact 07804 283767 or FB By

Invitation Events)

NOVEMBER 6: Tregenna Castle (11am to 3pm, contact

07917 354454 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

NOVEMBER 13: Newton Abbot Racecourse (12noon to

4pm, contact 07531 010278 or

www.weddingsbyclaire.com)

NOVEMBER 16: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road,

Exeter (6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 22111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

NOVEMBER 27: Langdon Court, Plymouth (1pm to

4.30pm, contact 01752 862358 or

www.langdoncourt.com)

DECEMBER 4: Dartington Hall, Totnes (11am to 3pm,

contact 01803 847145 or www.dartington.org)

DECEMBER 14: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road,

Exeter (6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 22111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

JANUARY 14 & 15, 2017: Exeter Castle (11am to 4pm,

contact 07845 147563 or www.bluefizzevents.co.uk)

Organisers of Spring 2017 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 November 18, 2016.

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