Dream Weddings Magazine - Devon & Cornwall - issue.28

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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 dreamt of your wedding day since you were a

little girl - the fabulous dress, the handsome groom,

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

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

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

turns out to be as magical as you always imagined.

However daunting the whole organisation seems at the outset,

this is one celebration everyone wants to be a spectacular

success and you will find good wishes and friendly faces

wherever you turn for help.

Planning your wedding starts here and now and in this issue

of Dream Weddings you will find tips and hints on every

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

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

in flowers.

You’ll also find advertisements from a whole army of local

businesses, all with plenty of experience to call on. They

will work with your ideas, offer creative suggestions of

their own and find solutions to match every budget.

They know the shortcuts and the pitfalls - and they’re

fully aware of how important it is to you that

everything runs smoothly.

So turn the page,

p2-17 - DESIGNER DAZZLE!

start planning your big day.

And enjoy every minute of it!

SPRING / SUMMER 2017 • ISSUE 27

P26-27 - PICTURE PERFECT IN BLACK & WHITE...

P18-19 - DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE FELLAS!

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COVER PICTURE: GOWN FROM THE BENJAMIN ROBERTS 2017

COLLECTION AT LOWEN BRIDAL IN LAUNCESTON AND

TRULY DELIGHTFUL IN TOTNES

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2-17 Showstoppers!

Stunning new season’s bridal

collections for the 2017 bride

18-19 Groom with a view

Top tips for the men in your life, from

traditional morning suits to classic kilts

20-23 Roses, roses all the way

Sensational wedding flowers

for tomorrow’s blossoming brides

24-25 Ringing the changes

Up to date trends in wedding rings and

scrumptiously stylish wedding cakes

26-27 Snapshot of the day

Don’t miss out on black & white photos

for a contemporary take on the day

28-29 Beauty and the priest

The occasion demands that you look

your gorgeous best, from top to toe

30-33 Mamma mia!

Glamorous new collections for the Mothers

of the Bride and Groom

35-41 Now here’s the plan

Our step-by-step guide to everything you

need to know – and then some

42-45 All’s fair...

Check out the best of the counties’

wedding fairs at a venue near you

46-47 Transport of bliss

Individual wedding cars will turn every

head as you arrive for your big day

48-78 Picture the scene

Venues to suit every bride’s style and

budget and dressing them to perfection

79-80 Classified information

Our handy classified index, plus those

all-important dates for your diary

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Spring

into the

New

RIGHT & ABOVE:

RONALD JOYCE AT AMICA BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

MAIN PICTURE:

BENJAMIN ROBERTS AT LOWEN

BRIDAL IN LAUNCESTON AND TRULY

DELIGHTFUL IN TOTNES

Wave a fond farewell to 2016 and

open your arms to the promise

of a brand new year – and, if

you’re one of the lucky brides

with a wedding scheduled for 2017, savour the

moment. Among all the delicious decisions

you’re going to have to make about your big

day, there can’t be one which offers more

unadulterated pleasure than deciding what

you’re going to wear.

Sleek and chic or all frills and flounces?

Strapless or illusion neckline? Understated or

glamorously glittering? Lace, tulle, organza,

silk, satin, chiffon, brocade, taffeta?

Take time to make the right choice for you –

don’t be persuaded into buying a dress you’re

not completely convinced about and don’t be

afraid to ask for help and advice from the

friendly staff in Devon and Cornwall’s

bridal shops.

Enjoy!

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Year

PICTURED & BELOW:

SOPHIA TOLLI AT

ALWAYS & FOREVER

IN BIDEFORD AND

ROSSETTI BRIDES

IN TORQUAY

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INSETS RIGHT:

HOUSE OF

NICHOLAS AT BEE

BEE GOWNS IN

PLYMOUTH

Sumptuous

MAIN PICTURE:

CHLOE AT TE AMO

BRIDES IN PLYMOUTH

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style...

MAIN PICTURE & LEFT:

CHLOE AT TE AMO

BRIDES IN PLYMOUTH

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...or a lightness

of touch?

MAIN PICTURE:

CATHERINE PARRY AT

TE AMO BRIDES IN PLYMOUTH

ABOVE: MON CHERI AT ROSSETTI

BRIDES IN TORQUAY

RIGHT: NICKI FLYNN AT

DARLING GOWNS

IN YELVERTON

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PICTURED & INSET ABOVE:

NICKI FLYNN AT DARLING GOWNS

IN YELVERTON

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Flying

LEFT: ALFRED ANGELO

AT THE BRIDAL BOX IN

TORQUAY AND AMICA

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE IN

PLYMOUTH

Delicate shades of champagne and gold, tea

rose and blush pink are giving this year’s

brides the opportunity to widen their horizons

when it comes to choosing that special dress.

And if you want to be bang on trend, there are

deliciously romantic floral prints in stunning organza

guaranteed to turn every head.

The trend towards delicate pastels is amply reflected in the

2017 collections – and if you think this is a trend for older

brides or second marriages, think again, because over a

quarter of younger brides would choose pink, blue or even

red in preference to white for their wedding.

It makes sense too, because bright whites can be harsh

against many skin tones, while ivories and pinks are

kinder and more flattering.

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SOPHIA TOLLI AT

ROSSETTI BRIDES IN

TORQUAY AND ALWAYS

& FOREVER IN

BIDEFORD

colours...

ALFRED ANGELO AT THE BRIDAL

BOX IN TORQUAY AND AMICA

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

STELLA YORK AT THE BRIDAL

CORNER IN PLYMOUTH

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PICTURED &

INSET RIGHT:

BENJAMIN ROBERTS AT

LOWEN BRIDAL IN

LAUNCESTON AND TRULY

DELIGHTFUL IN TOTNES

...or short and

snappy?

From the cutest, cheekiest micro mini to

the most elegant floating ballerinalength,

short wedding dresses are taking

the bridal fashion business by storm.

It all began when hems started to rise on

bridesmaid dresses, and it wasn’t long before

up-to-the-minute brides wanted to share the fun

a tea-length (or shorter) wedding dress

provides.

Some come with detachable trains or overskirts,

so you can enjoy all the glamour of a traditional

bridal look for the formal part of the day, before

partying the night away with complete freedom.

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HOUSE OF

NICHOLAS AT

BEE BEE

GOWNS IN

PLYMOUTH

STELLA YORK

AT THE BRIDAL

CORNER IN

PLYMOUTH

LADYBIRD AT AMICA BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

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Always and Forever

Stunning Bridal Wear

In store

alteration

service

available

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

17 Market Place, Bideford, North Devon EX39 2DR

Bridesmaids • MOTB • Menswear • Prom Dresses • Accessories

434 Crownhill Rd. West Park, Plymouth PL5 2QS

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

Rossetti brides

Where exclusivity doesn't mean expensive!

• Over 400 dresses sizes 6-30

• Premier stockist for Sophia Tolli

• 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

'For Brides with Curves'

20 MORSHEAD ROAD, CROWNHILL VILLAGE, PLYMOUTH

PL6 5AH • WWW.THEBRIDALCORNER.CO.UK

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

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Te Amo Brides

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

Bridal * Bridesmaids * Accessories

* Men's Formal Hire

Amazing shop, fantastic dresses and a great help!


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

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

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

recommend to all

” Jodie Hardy

Tel: 01752 343725

2 Colebrook Road, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 4AA

www.teamobrides.co.uk

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CASABLANCA AT

ALWAYS & FOREVER

IN BIDEFORD

www.budeiful.co.uk

Anne’s

bridal designs

Bespoke Bridalwear

Bridesmaids & Mother of the

Bride/Groom outfits

Please contact Anne for an

informal chat or to make

an appointment.

Anne Marks

Tel: 01392 437669

117 Roundtable Meet, Exeter EX4 8LG

Painting by Diane Bronstein

So

Feast your eyes on the

sensational brand new

2017 bridal collections

and just revel in the

choice available to you here in

Devon and Cornwall. Understated

or over-the-top, fairytale

princess or drama queen, sleek

and chic or the full meringue:

your look on your day is at a

bridal shop near you.

Tel: 01803 863583 • www.trulydelightful.co.uk

8, The Plains, Totnes TQ9 5DR

1 Start looking between nine

and 12 months before your

wedding. You can’t usually

buy off-the-peg and it may

take four to six months for

your dress to arrive after

you’ve ordered it.

2 Try on as many different

styles as you can initially. You’ll soon find the general shape and

look you want to achieve and that will help you narrow down

what can be a bewildering range of choices.

3 Don’t take more than a couple of friends with you when you go

to make your choice – too many opinions can be confusing – and

make sure they’re people you trust to tell you what suits you, and

what doesn’t.

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where

to begin?

PICTURED & ABOVE:

BENJAMIN ROBERTS AT

LOWEN BRIDAL IN

LAUNCESTON AND TRULY

DELIGHTFUL IN TOTNES

4 If it’s the first time you’ve ever worn a dress like this, give

yourself time to get used to your new image in the mirror.

5 Take the wedding venue into consideration when you’re

making your choice. For instance, a huge train might lose its

impact in some licensed venues or would be impractical to

pack if you’re marrying abroad.

6 Look at the back view – it’s what your guests will be seeing

right through the ceremony.

7 Take advice from the experts in the shop. They will have a

good idea of what is going to flatter your size and shape and

what accessories will complement each gown and give you

that individual look.

8 Don’t get stressed if you can’t find exactly what you want.

Most brides know they’ve found their dress the moment

they put it on – and there are specialist bridal designers who

will design and make your dress individually for you.

9 There’s every chance you will have lost a bit of weight in

the weeks before the wedding, so your dress may need

some slight alterations after it arrives. Most bridal

shops will have their own seamstress or be able to

recommend one.

10 And finally, have fun!

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

* Bridesmaid Dresses * Shoes * Veils * Tiaras

12 Church Street, Launceston PL15 8AP

Tel: 01566 778989 • Mob: 07516 646089

www.lowenbridal.co.uk

Yelverton, Devon • 01822 853132 • www.darlinggowns.co.uk

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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.

ELLA ROSA AT THE BRIDAL

BOX IN TORQUAY,

BUDEIFUL BRIDES IN BUDE

AND ALWAYS & FOREVER

IN BIDEFORD

Individual

style

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.

When it come to accessories,

Cornwall-based One Moment in

Time offers a unique service.

Specialists in vintage costume

jewellery, they will also make beautiful brooch

bouquets and cloaks, capes, wraps, shrugs

and boleros – each one individual and each one

made to order.

For details, call 01822 810136 or visit

www.onemomentintimeltd.co.uk.

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SAWYERS

F O R M A L W E A R F O R M E N & B O Y S

The independent store, for individual people

ASK

ABOUT OUR

SPECIAL

OFFERS!

“Savouring life's

moments every

hundredth

of a second!”

Tel: 01803 380700

189 Higher Union Street, Torquay TQ1 4BY

www.sawyers4suits.co.uk

Tel: 07732 170778 • www.paulajohansphotography.com

David Parish

M E N S W E A R

An independent menswear shop with

over 30 years experience in formal hire

wear for men and boys.

Tel: 01566 772987

5-7 Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8AA

www.davidparishmenswear.co.uk

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CAMERON ROSS AT DAVID PARISH IN LAUNCESTON

PETER POSH AT SAWYERS IN TORQUAY

Man of

themoment

Hired formal wear or an excuse to splash out

on a beautifully tailored suit? Tomorrow’s

groom is relishing the prospect of cutting a

dash at his own wedding almost as much

as the bride is enjoying choosing her dress – and

the trends are every bit as varied.

From traditional striped trousers and tailcoat

through swirling Highland dress to lounge suits,

dinner jackets and even casual separates.

The rule today is that there are no rules – except

one: whatever you do, match the bride’s style. If

she’s going for a glorious traditional wedding dress,

you’ll look ridiculous if you turn up in jeans and T-

shirt. Conversely, if she’s going boho with flowers in

her hair, top hat and tails are unlikely to be an option

for you.

Most grooms choose to hire their formal outfits –

but do make sure you choose a reputable outfitter,

who will fit you properly. It’s a good idea for the

bride and groom to go for the initial consultation on

their own. Then they can choose exactly what the

men in the bridal party are going to wear.

Arrange a fitting for everyone well in advance of the

big day and expect to pick up your suits a couple of

days before the wedding. If you’re going on

honeymoon immediately after the wedding, do

organise for all the hired suits to be returned a

couple of days later.

LEFT & ABOVE: CAMERON ROSS AT

DAVID PARISH IN LAUNCESTON

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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

12 years’ experience she can

provide both inspiration and

endless ideas.

For details and to view

her portfolio, call 07887

369 275 or visit

Heaven

www.hannahburnettflorist.co.uk

Wedding specialist Carole

Rhodes begins every

assignment with an initial no

obligation consultation to discuss your

wedding plans and ideas. If you don’t

have any particular flowers in mind or

feel a bit lost on what to select, she’ll be

happy to make lots of suggestions,

advising you on blooms and colours, as

well as individual details.

For beautifully designed

wedding flowers

07513 524335

www.carole-rhodes-florist.co.uk

She likes to visit the wedding venue

before sending a quotation to

help you to get the most from

your budget.

For more details, call 07513

524335 or visit www.carolerhodes-florist.co.UK.

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Flower Power

RHS award-winning designers

at Trugs in Exeter have been

creating spectacular wedding

flowers for over 20 years,

continually producing inspiring

and innovative designs for

everything from bride’s and

bridesmaids’ bouquets to

church and reception flowers.

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.

scent...

ABOVE & 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.

For more information, call 01208 78555

or visit www.fleurtationscornwall.com

The fully qualified staff join in the spirit of the occasion,

combining their ideas with yours and promising to go the extra

mile to create a unique effect for each bride.

For more details, call 01392 422522 or visit www.trugs.co.uk.

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Floral Design

With You

in Mind

...and

blooming

Unit 16, Dinan Trading Estate,

Concorde Road, Exmouth EX8 4RS

Tel: 07986 812654

www.exmouthweddingflorist.co.uk

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 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.

07730 522914

team@weddingsatpoppys.co.uk

www.weddingsatpoppys.co.uk

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Flower Power

Organise the venue, the dress, the

theme and the colours before

starting to plan your wedding

flowers. That’s the advice of

Gemma and her experienced team of

florists at Poppy’s of Exeter.

gorgeous

Beautiful bespoke flowers for weddings, and

civil partnerships are the pride and joy of

the Exmouth Wedding Florist.The family

business uses only the very best graded flowers

and operates strict quality controls, whether the

order is large or small.

Over the past 12 years they have built a wellearned

reputation for ensuring that their flowers

arrive on time and look sensational.

For details, call 07986 812654 or visit

www.exmouthweddingflorist.co.uk.

‘Every wedding is individual,’

says Gemma. ‘Tastes, themes

and budgets all vary, but the

one thing they all have in

common, is that they are

all undoubtedly special.’

For details, call

07730 522914 or visit

www.weddingsatpoppys.co.uk

Let us inspire you with

individual designs, attention

to detail and a friendly

professional service

59, Fore Street,

Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AB

www.simplyflowersdevon.com

DEVON 01626 833 373

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Simply

perfection

14 High Street, Barnstaple

t: 01271 342777

e: catherine@catherine-bishop.com

Gold

standard

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.

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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.

Let them

eat cake!

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.

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

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PHOTO BY SHOWCASE STUDIOS

PHOTO BY TWISTY FOCUS WEDDINGS

Black

& white...

PHOTO BY ANDREW BOWLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY

STUART

BRAMPTON

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY PAULA JOHANS PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY

ANDREW BOWLEY

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PHOTO BY PAULA JOHANS PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTO BY STUART BRAMPTON PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY SHOWCASE STUDIOS

PHOTO BY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY

MARION FRANCES

it’s the new colour!

PHOTO BY TWISTY FOCUS WEDDINGS

PHOTO BY

NICK PEARCE

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Choosing her outfit can be as

mind-boggling for the Mother

of the Bride as it can be for the

bride herself, so here are our

top tips:

Consider the style of the wedding...

and match your outfit to it. Formal society

weddings demand equally formal clothes,

which would look quite out of place at

a boho wedding in a field or on a

sunny beach.

...and the

word is

yummy!

Accessorise with care

You can make or break an

outfit with accessories. Always

take your outfit with you when

you’re making a decision and use the

expertise of the shop assistants

shamelessly.

Be comfortable

It’s going to be a long day and you don’t

want to be worrying about whether your

fascinator will stay on or how soon you

can kick off your shoes.

Above all, make sure you wear your

outfit, don’t let it wear you.

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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

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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

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REGISTER OFFICE

To marry at a register office or building approved

for civil ceremonies, your first step is to contact

the registrar and/or venue to confirm registrar

and date are available.

Then both bride and groom must each give

notice of the wedding in person at the register

office covering the area where they live (and

where they must have been in residence for at

least seven days).

If you both live in the same district you should

attend the register office together - but whether

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

now operate appointment systems.

Each of you will have to produce evidence of your

name, age, marital status and nationality - for

example, a current valid full passport. If you

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

example a birth certificate and utility bill.

If you have been married before, you’ll need

evidence that you are now free to marry - for

instance a decree absolute or former spouse’s

death certificate.

Photocopies of any documents are not normally

acceptable.

The fee for giving notice is £35 each and you

must wait 15 clear days before the wedding.

In exceptional circumstances the Registrar

General may consider waiving the waiting period.

A notice of marriage is valid for 12 months.

THE NORMAL ORDER

OF SERVICE FOR A

CHURCH WEDDING IS:

Entrance of the bride •

Hymn • The marriage • Prayers

Hymn or psalm • Blessing

Signing of the register • Recessional

LICENSED VENUES

Over the past few years since a change

in the law some 2,000 venues

throughout the country have become

licensed to hold civil weddings. They range

from hotels to stately homes, zoos to football

clubs. You still have to give notice of your

intention to marry in the same way as you do

for register office weddings and, in the same

way, you can personalise the ceremony to

suit yourselves although no religious music

is allowed. Though this option costs more

than a register office ceremony - you will

have to pay for the hire of the room and it

costs more to have the registrar travel to you

- it is becoming increasingly popular as the

trend away from church weddings

continues.

The Ceremony

church or civil

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

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

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

Fridays are gaining in popularity allowing guests travelling a fair

distance to make a long weekend of the celebrations.

Church Weddings

The Church of England welcomes couples

who want to marry in church whatever their

beliefs, whether or not they are christened

and whether or not they are regular

churchgoers, though same sex couples are

currently limited to civil ceremonies.

A marriage conducted in church will include

asking for God’s guidance and blessing, adding

a spiritual dimension to the ceremony which

many couples find particularly special and

moving.

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

necessarily be your local one, and arrange an

appointment with the vicar so you can get to

know him or her and complete some forms. The

vicar will explain the church fees and the system

of reading the banns.

Banns are the public announcement of your

marriage and legally must be called in church for

three Sundays during the three months before

the wedding. They have to be read in the parish

where each of you lives and also in the church

where you will marry, if this is

different.

Although the vows you make to each

other in church are those which have

been handed down through

generations, you still have a huge

amount of influence over the service.

You can choose your hymns and

music, readings and what prayers

you would like and family and friends

Marrying abroad

can contribute to the service. It’s important to

establish early on what the church’s policy is on

photographs or video being

taken during the service, whether any secular

music is allowed and on the throwing of confetti

within the church grounds.

Ask too about other couples marrying on the

same day as it may be possible to share the cost

of the church flowers.

Second

Marriages

Though the Roman Catholic church does not

condone divorce, there are some

circumstances in which the Church of

England will marry divorced people, so it’s

worth consulting your vicar. Even if you are

limited to a civil ceremony, some ministers

will offer a Service of Blessing afterwards.

Religious services in churches outside the

established Church of England require a licence

from the authorised registrar of your area and

will have different requirements, so see your

priest or minister as early as possible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

properly processed.

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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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PHOTO BY TWISTY FOCUS WEDDINGS

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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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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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Planning Makes Perfect

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.

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STUART BRAMPTON

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARION FRANCES

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.

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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cut out and keep


cut out and keep

As this is likely to be the most

expensive part of your wedding

day, it’s important to set the

standard early on in your

planning. Popular venues get booked up

well in advance, particularly on Saturdays

during the peak wedding months so make

sure of your choice by booking as early as

you can. Do also make sure you confirm all

the details with the venue in writing, paying

particular attention to what is included in

the price.

Depending on your budget, you can have

anything from a buffet catered for at home

by family and friends to hiring outside

caterers for a church or village hall to a

formal sit-down meal at a hotel followed by an

evening dance.

A sit-down meal is obviously the most expensive

option, but there are all sorts of alternatives from

drinks and canapes to a buffet or even a barbecue.

Whichever you choose, do make sure there are

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

eating - standing up balancing a drink and a plate

while trying to eat is virtually never comfortable for

guests.

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

the food before making your booking. Check such

details as corkage, parking space and whether the

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

the bride and groom to change into their going away

outfits. Many hotels offer a package which includes

the services of a toastmaster and a complimentary

room for the first night of the honeymoon. Once you

have chosen your venue, confirm in writing what

you understand is included in the price.

Drinks for your guests will take up a large part of

your budget. It’s reasonable to assume each will

drink one or two glasses on arrival at the

reception, three or four glasses

with their meal and another glass with

the toasts.

A right royal reception

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

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

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

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

Though champagne is the traditional

wedding drink, you can offer sherry,

Pimms or Bucks Fizz on arrival and wine

with the meal, saving the champagne - or,

indeed a good sparkling wine - for the

toasts. For reference, you will get between

10 and 12 glasses of sherry to each bottle

and between six and eight glasses of wine

or champagne per bottle. Do remember to

provide plenty of soft drinks for children

Chief bridesmaid

and adults who prefer them or who may be driving.

Allow between half and one litre per person.

There can be a long break between vvceremony and

reception while photographs are being taken and

some couples are now offering a glass of sherry

outside the church and perhaps live music to

entertain guests as they arrive at the reception.

The usual order of events at the reception is:

The receiving line

The meal

Speeches and toasts

Cutting of the cake (though some couples prefer

to do this before the speeches to allow it to be

cut and served)

Departure of bride and groom

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

to have a seating plan. Try to put together tables

of people who you think will get on well

together. The top table seating plan for a sitdown

meal is shown below.

Don’t feel hidebound by what you think a

traditional wedding breakfast should consists of

Top Table Seating Plan

Groom’s father

Bride’s mother

Groom

Bride

Bride’s father

Groom’s mother

Best Man

PHOTO BY PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARION FRANCES

- 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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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

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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

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there are 17 en-suite bedrooms for

guests who want to stay overnight.

Julie said: ‘Whether your wedding is

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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

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▼ The TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay

▼ 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.

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.

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manicure or a de-stressing massage for the day

before or perhaps the groom

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Call events co-ordinator,

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▼ Wurzell Weddings, Noss Mayo

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

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.

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

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dreamvenues

▼ Ta Mill, near Launceston

You can feel the magic at Ta Mill. Set in

45 acres of rolling Cornish countryside, it

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.

PHOTO BY ANDREW BOWLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

▼ Holne Park House, Ashburton

Nestled on the picturesque

slopes of Dartmoor

National Park, Holne Park

House is a wedding venue like

no other.

Set in the 90 acres of spectacular

gardens, woodlands and lakes of

the renowned River Dart Country

Park, the venue has an unrivalled

backdrop that looks exquisite in

photographs in all seasons.

The manor house has an

abundance of Victorian

architecture and is fully licensed

for wedding ceremonies and civil

partnerships.

The venue can cater for small intimate weddings, or

large lavish affairs and has a choice of five reception

rooms, including a well-sized ballroom, perfect for

dancing the night away. Couples will be spoilt

for choice.

During the summer, couples can say their vows in

the shade of the wedding

pavilion located on the stunning,

large, level lawn. In the evening,

the enchanting tea gardens are

illuminated for a magical

experience in the open air.

Besides being an impressive

venue, Holne Park House offers

a variety of accommodation

options, from the Coach House

to camping in the award-winning

River Dart Country Park.

It’s a flexible and affordable

location where couples can

create a wonderful wedding

setting that is completely

personalised and unique.

For details, call 01364 655918 or visit

www.holnepark.co.uk.

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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

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Dainton Park

For weddings as

individual as you are!

GOLF CLUB AND RESTAURANT

Ipplepen • Newton Abbot • Devon TQ12 5TN

www.daintonparkgolf.co.uk • Tel: 01803 815000


‘An outstanding Georgian

Manor House set in glorious

landscaped gardens’

Photo by Luna Photography

The Manor House

• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Exclusive use of the whole building £450

• Ceremonies up to 95 guests

• Evening celebrations up to 120 guests

Old Town Street, Dawlish EX7 9AP • Tel: 01626 863388 • www.dawlish.gov.uk • e: townclerk@dawish.gov.uk

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Where dreams come true...

M

ount Edgcumbe House, with over 500 years of history,

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

standing in 865 acres of stunning landscape overlooking

Plymouth Sound.

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

more historic buildings and follies than you could want as a

backdrop for your photographs.

The house has three licensed rooms for civil ceremonies,

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

the elegant Summer House overlooking the Earl’s Garden.

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

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

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

marquee nestling in the exclusive Earl’s Garden.

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

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

Mount Edgcumbe is now offering a special price for weddings –

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

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

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

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

on the day.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park - Tel: 01752 822236

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


▼ Tavistock Town Hall

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, wood-panelled 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.

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▼ Living Coasts, Torquay

dreamvenues

▼ Hannahs, near Newton Abbot

Set in 90 acres of beautiful Devon countryside

Hannahs at Seale-Hayne is a stunning venue

for your wedding. Renowned for its warm

welcome, Hannahs has a choice of venues

licensed for ceremonies as well as reception

spaces with beautiful décor and a wide choice of

catering options.

PHOTO BY CAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Choose to get married against a panoramic

view of Tor Bay, then play with cheeky

penguins and watch stunning seals and cute

otters while you have your photographs taken.

If you’re looking for a distinctly different venue for

your wedding and/or reception, Torquay’s Living

Coasts definitely fits the bill.

It’s licensed for civil ceremonies, able to cater for

up to 200 reception guests, and ideally located in a

prime position directly above the water’s edge.

Take your wedding vows against the stunning vista

of Tor Bay, sip Champagne on your private terrace,

then head down to the cove for memorable

wedding photographs.

Whether you decide on a large gathering or smaller

group of friends and family, the dedicated team will

be delighted to help you have the day you always

dreamed of – and they pride themselves on offering

a choice of freshly prepared wedding breakfast

menus and evening buffet packages.

Living Coasts is a leading conservation and

education charity and all profits go towards their

conservation projects.

Put simply, your day with a difference will help

them make a real difference.

For more details, call 01803 202499 or visit the

website at www.livingcoasts.org.uk.

PHOTO BY JENNIE RATTLIDGE

There’s a range of accommodation for both you

and your guests, from stylish glamping units to

budget hostel halls and fully accessible ensuite

rooms. Extensive onsite facilities like the Wellbeing

Centre, Big Red Live, the Bistro and beautiful

woodland walks, mean there is always plenty to do.

Set between Dartmoor and the English Riviera,

Hannahs is easily accessible from the A380 and

M5, making it one of the most perfectly positioned

venues in Devon.

Their wedding packages offer fantastic value and

the opportunity to celebrate your special day in a

beautiful and diverse site.

Proceeds from all events go to help the Dame

Hannah Rogers Trust, which works with and

champions disadvantaged and vulnerable children,

young people and adults with a range of disabilities.

For details, call 01626 325800 or visit

www.discoverhannahs.org.

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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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


Exclusively Yours

For relaxed weddings, as individual as you are...

A choice of 4 licensed locations for your wedding ceremony

Room for 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and 250 for the evening party

5 Star B&B accommodation for 18 people · Authentic Cornish Stone Barn · A luxury

Bridal Suite overlooking spring fed lakes · Surrounded by acres of picturesque farmland

01503 272214

www.trenderwayweddings.co.uk

Trenderway Farm, Pelynt, Nr. Polperro, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2LY

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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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Providing professional venue design, styling and

dressing services throughout the southwest

Bespoke wedding packages

Suppliers of high quality products with a range

of services tailored to suit your individual needs

Let us inspire you... your wedding is unique

Showroom at Exeter Racecourse by appointment please enquire -

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

Tel: 07753 496878 or 07753 742529


Award-winning venue

designers at the Cover

Cupboard have over 10

years’ experience in styling

and dressing beautiful

weddings.

The Devon-based company

is passionate about creating

something unique for each

customer and offers a

complimentary consultation service.

Choose simply to hire items from

their vast range of special touches

or let them completely transform

your venue for you.

For more details, call 07753

742529 or 07753 496878 or visit

www. covercupboard.co.uk.

Add the

Wow factor

"Lesley and Dom did a

fantastic job at our wedding.

The love letters looked

brilliant, the chair covers and

sashes were lovely and the

candy cart went down a treat

with our guests. Thank you so

much, highly recommended

and a truly lovely couple."

Tel: 07528 222500

www.lovinglybylesley.com

Whether it’s simply hire of venue

decor, complete venue styling

and wedding planning or even a

last-minute emergency 'rescue' service,

Lovingly by Lesley has a huge variety of

special touches which will make your

wedding stand out from the crowd.

Winner of the 2016 South West

Wedding Award for Wedding

Enhancements, Lesley also offers

handmade bespoke wedding stationery

and those extra wow factor items such

as light up LOVE letters, fairylight

backdrops, candy carts and ferris wheel

sweet carousels.

For more details, call 07528 222500 or

visit www.lovinglybylesley.com

Total Event Hire supply catering equipment, furniture, china,

cutlery and glassware to hire for your special day.

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

Somerset or Dorset and we even do the washing up!

Tel: 0800 019 7232

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

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THIS BEAUTIFUL

GRADE II* LISTED

REGENCY MANSION IS

AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

Situated in romantic, attractive grounds in the heart of

Sidmouth. Licensed for civil weddings in a choice

of elegant ceremony rooms

Suitable for up to 100 guests for the wedding breakfast

Great for photo shoots by the sea

Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG

T: 01395 515551 • e: mail@kennawayhouse.org.uk

www.kennawayhouse.org.uk

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Devon-based Scoff

Catering caters for

both intimate and

grand events and

is 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.

FREE BAR HIRE!

DRINKS PACKAGES & FOOD SERVICES.

HOG ROASTS • PAELLA • CURRY • BARBEQUES

Contact us now for a quote

01626 682106 • 07825 410699

www.tapworksbarandgrill.com

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.

Eat

drink

and

Family business Tap

Works Bar and Grill,

is a professional and

friendly mobile free bar hire

service which can also provide

hog roasts and barbecues at

competitive prices.

Fully licensed and insured, they

can drive to any location to

provide a professionally staffed

bar and catering service.

Based in Devon, Tap Works is

happy to cater for any special

requirements to make your big

day perfect.

For details, call

01626 682106 or visit

www.tapworksbarandgrill.com.

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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

be merry...

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.claires-kitchen.co.uk.

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Devon

CASTLE HILL

Exclusively

Yours

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

Exclusively

yours

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

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Your ceremony

in Plymouth

Licensed Venue or Register Office

Weddings, Civil Partnerships

and Renewal of Vows

For a full list of licensed

venues visit our website

Photo by Rob Frost

Photography

Tel: 01752 268331

www.plymouth.gov.uk

email: regoff@plymouth.gov.uk

Locker Street,

Plymouth PL1 2QD

Let us help

you to make

your perfect day

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▼ The Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton

dreamvenues

PHOTO BY PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARION FRANCES

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.

▼ Haldon Belvedere, Near Exeter

The Haldon Belvedere, or Lawrence

Castle, is a unique intimate wedding

venue set high above Exeter with

astounding views of the Devon

countryside. Here you can marry with up

to 60 guests, in a style of your choice

with a registrar or with a celebrant – and

fabulous views and features give a

superb backdrop for your wedding

photography.

This country house style folly castle, set

in its own grounds, gives couples

exclusive half-day wedding ceremony

hire from only £595 to £895.

Simply choose your style of wedding

day – with the Belvedere as the jewel in

the crown. After a morning or afternoon

ceremony, make your way to your chosen

reception venue to make the rest of your

special day truly bespoke.

Many couples bring along their own

Champagne, or English fizz, for the

venue’s bridal team to pour for the

celebratory first toast – if desired they

can also arrange sumptuous Devon

cream tea canapés for your guests while

your photographs are under way.

Experienced wedding expert Janet will be

on hand to help you through from the

first view of the Belvedere to your

first toast.

Go along and see for yourself.

Appointments with Janet are available at

any time.

For more details, visit the website at

www.haldonbelvedere.co.uk.

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Professional, fun and relaxed - Affordable

packages to suit every budget - Stunning photos

which will capture every moment

"I would just like to say a massive thank you for making us the most

perfect wedding album! The photos were just amazing and the album

was more beautifully put together than we could ever have imagined!! 1st

class photographer! Thank you so much xxx” - Katie King

Tel: 07795156338

www.stuartbramptonphotography.co.uk

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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.

All-inclusive Wedding package to include…

Red Carpet Arrival

Welcome Drinks for all your Guests

Three Course Wedding Breakfast followed by Tea & Coffee

Sparkling Wine for the Toasts

Chair Covers & Colour Co-ordinated Sashes

Colour Co-ordinated Balloon Package

Single Tier Cake Stand & Knife

Disco with our Resident DJ

Evening Finger Buffet

King Suite for the Bride and Groom on the Night of the Wedding (B&B Basis)

£1800

**Based on 30 Day Guests, 45 Evening 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

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dreamvenues

▼ The Duke of Cornwall, Plymouth

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

Astunning period hotel, whose light-filled rooms brim with character

and style, the Duke of Cornwall has been hosting elegant wedding

celebrations for most of its 150-plus year history.

Licensed for civil ceremonies, the hotel has

been thoughtfully and lovingly refurbished

so it combines fin de siecle glamour with

every contemporary comfort.

There’s a choice of beautiful rooms to suit

every size of wedding party, from an

intimate celebration for a handful of guests,

to a grand, formal affair for up to 300.

Choose the stately ballroom, the grandeur

of the restaurant with its domed ceiling and

impressive chandelier or the intimacy of the

Hayward Room.

The Duke of Cornwall’s friendly team of

experienced experts aim to allow you to live the complete fairytale. They will

seamlessly blend every element, from details like a red-carpeted entrance to

tables set with crisp white linen to the bigger things – like an amazing fine

dining menu and the stunning four-poster bridal suite.

Add their hand-picked group of trusted wedding suppliers and you can be

sure that, however you choose to spend your big day, the Duke can ensure

you do it in style and comfort.

And, after the celebrations are over, there are 72 luxurious, individually

designed rooms and suites for guests who wish to stay overnight.

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

www.thedukeofcornwall.co.uk.

PHOTOS BY TOBY LOWE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Devon Registration

Services

Say "I do" in Devon!

Devon Registration Office

Old Forde House

Brunel Road, Newton Abbot

TQ12 4XX

East Devon Registration Office

Exmouth Town Hall

St Andrews Road, Exmouth

EX8 1AW

East Devon Registration Office

East Devon Business Centre

Heathpark Way

Heathpark, Honiton

EX14 1SF

Exeter Registration Office

Civic Centre, Paris Street

Exeter, EX1 1JN

Mid Devon Registration Office

Old Heathcoat School Community Centre

King Street, Tiverton, EX16 5JJ

North Devon Registration Office

Civic Centre, North Walk,

Barnstaple, EX31 1EA

South Hams Registration Office

Follaton House

Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE

Torridge Registration Office

Caddsdown Business Support Centre

Farm Road, Bideford, EX39 3DX

West Devon Registration Office

Okehampton Town Council Offices

Fore Street

Okehampton, EX20 1AA

West Devon Registration Office

West Devon Borough Council Offices

Kilworthy Park, Tavistock

PL19 0BZ

Tel: 0345 155 1002

new.devon.gov.uk/registrationservice

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BRIDAL FASHION

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

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

Anne’s Bridal Designs ...............................14

Bee Bee Gowns.........................................12

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

The Bridal Corner......................................12

Budeiful Brides..........................................14

Darling Gowns ..........................................16

Lowen Bridal .............................................16

One Moment in Time ................................17

Rossetti Brides..........................................12

Te Amo Brides...........................................13

Truly Delightful..........................................14

CAKES

Celebrations Cakes by Kelly......................24

Posh Cakes ...............................................79

CATERING

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

Claire’s Kitchen .........................................69

Scoff Catering ...........................................68

Tapworks Mobile Bar ................................68

Total Event Hire.........................................65

FAVOURS

A Favour 4 U .............................................79

FIREWORKS

Celebration Pyrotechnics ..........................79

FLOWERS

Carole Rhodes Florist................................20

The Exmouth Florist..................................22

Fleurtations ...............................................79

Hannah Burnett.........................................20

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

Poppy’s of Exeter ......................................22

Simply Flowers .........................................23

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

HAIR & BEAUTY

Adele Hack ................................................29

Brigitte Fisher............................................28

Salon X......................................................28

Sarah Case................................................29

Weight Watchers.......................................42

HEN & STAG

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

JEWELLERS

Catherine Bishop.......................................24

Drakes Fine Jewellers..............................IBC

MENSWEAR

David Parish Menswear ............................18

Sawyer’s Menswear ..................................18

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

Angel of Okehampton ...............................32

Beau Boutique...........................................32

Plume........................................................30

ENTERTAINMENT

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

Casino Select ............................................58

PHOTOGRAPHERS

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

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

Nick Pearce Photography..........................32

Paula Johans Photography .......................18

dates for your diary

JANUARY 8: Future Inn, Plymouth (11am to 3pm, contact

01752 701000)

JANUARY 8: Pentillie Castle (1pm to 4pm, contact 01579

350044 or www.pentillie.co.uk)

JANUARY 11: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter

(4pm to 8pm, contact 01392 221111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

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

07845 147562 or www.bluefizzevents.co.uk)

JANUARY 15: Cliff House, Salcombe (11am to 3pm, contact

01548 844704)

JANUARY 15: Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth (11am to 3pm,

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

JANUARY 15: Fox & Hounds Country Hotel, Chumleigh

(11am to 3pm, contact 01769 580345 or

www.foxandhoundshotel.co.uk)

JANUARY 15: Heartlands, Pool, Redruth (10.30am to 3pm,

contact 07969 762525)

JANUARY 22: Wedding Extravaganza, Plymouth Guildhall,

Royal Parade, Plymouth (11am to 3pm, contact 01626

873364 or www.dream-weddings-magazine.co.uk)

JANUARY 22: St Austell Conference Centre (11am to 3pm,

contact 07500868163 or www.artofweddings.uk)

JANUARY 29: Exeter Racecourse (11am to 3pm, contact

07969 762525 or www.chicelite.co.uk)

JANUARY 29: Imperial Hotel, Torquay (11am to 3pm,

contact 07804 283767)

JANUARY 29: Truro & Penwith College (11am to 3pm,

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

FEBRUARY 5: Exmouth Pavilion (10am to 3pm, contact

01395 222477 or www.ledleisurer.co.uk)

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

Showcase Studios.....................................42

Stuart Brampton Photography..................74

Twisty Focus Weddings ............................34

REGISTER OFFICES

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

Torbay Register Office...............................79

Plymouth Register Office..........................72

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Cover Cupboard .................................64

Lovingly by Lesley ....................................65

TRANSPORT

Babbacombe Cars.....................................46

Harewood Cars .........................................47

Perrings ....................................................47

Prestige Supercar......................................46

VENUES

Berry Head Hotel.......................................50

Bickley Mill................................................50

Boringdon Hall ..........................................66

Boringdon Park.........................................70

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

Castle Hill..................................................70

Colehayes Park .........................................70

Copthorne Hotel Plymouth........................74

Dainton Park .............................................55

Dawlish Manor House...............................56

Duke of Cornwall Hotel .............................77

Edgemoor Hotel .....................................OBC

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

Future Inns Plymouth ...............................75

Haldon Belvedere ......................................71

Hannafore Point Hotel...............................50

Hannah’s ...................................................59

Headland Hotel..........................................67

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

Hotel California .........................................61

The Hunters Inn ........................................60

Kennaway House.......................................66

Kitley House..............................................63

Lakeview Manor........................................48

Lanhydrock Hotel......................................54

Living Coasts ............................................58

Moorland Garden Hotel.............................72

Mount Edgcumbe......................................57

New Continental Hotel ..............................74

Northcote Manor.......................................51

Old Forde House .......................................76

Richardson Weddings...............................66

Riviera International Centre ......................72

Salcombe Harbour Hotel...........................78

Sweetlands Woodland Weddings..............70

Ta Mill .......................................................52

Tavistock Town Hall ..................................59

TLH Toorak Hotel ......................................48

Trenderway Farm ......................................62

Trethorne Golf Club...................................76

Trevenna Barns .........................................75

Woodbury Park.........................................56

Wurzell Weddings.....................................52

VIDEO

CF Video Productions ...............................34

WEDDING PLANNNG

Dream Weddings Extravaganza ................43

By Invitation Events ..................................45

Massive Wedding Dress Sale....................45

North Devon Wedding Show ....................44

Vintage Wedding Fair................................45

Weddings by Claire ...................................45

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

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 5: Northcote Manor, Umberleigh (12noon to

4pm, contact 01769 560501 or

www.northcotemanor.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 5: The Old Barn at The Milky Way, Clovelly,

Bideford (10.30am to 3pm, contact 07551 951144)

FEBRUARY 12: Mercure Rougemont Hotel, Exeter (11am to

3pm, contact 07804 283767)

FEBRUARY 19: Designer Wedding Dress Sale (10am to

4pm, contact 01626 873364 or www.dream-weddingsmagazine.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 19: TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay (11am to 4pm,

contact 01803 400131 or www.tlh.co.uk/weddings)

FEBRUARY 19: Royal Cornwall Showground (11am to 3pm,

contact 07500 8681634 or www.artofweddings.uk)

FEBRUARY 22: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road,

Exeter (6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 221111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

FEBRUARY 26: Dartington Hall (11am to 3pm, contact

01803 847145)

FEBRUARY 26: Newton Abbot Racecourse (11am to 3pm)

FEBRUARY 26: Dartington Hall (11am to 3pm, contact

01803 847145)

FEBRUARY 26: Lewtrenchard Manor, Okehampton (11am to

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

FEBRUARY 26: The Alverton,Truro (11am to 3pm, contact

01872 276633 or www.thealverton.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 26: Merchants Manor, Falmouth (11am to 3pm,

contact 087878 758566 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 29: Newton Abbot Racecourse (11am to 3pm,

contact 07531 010 278 or www.weddingsbyclaire.com)

MARCH 5: Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth (11am to 3pm,

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

MARCH 5: Beverley Holiday Park, Paignton (11am to 3pm,

contact 07585 380403)

MARCH 12: The Big Sheep, Bideford (11am to 3pm, contact

01237 472366 or www.northdevonweddingshow.co.uk)

MARCH 19: St. Mellion International Resort, Saltash (11am

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

MARCH 22: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter

(6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 221111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

APRIL 2: Clovelly Court Terrace, Clovelly, Bideford (11am to

2pm, contact 01237 431781 or www.clovelly.co.uk)

APRIL 9: Dawllsh Manor House (11am to 3pm, contact

0131 4638368 or www.diverse-events.com)

APRIL 23: Dartington Hall (11am to 3pm, contact 01803 847145)

APRIL 26: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter

(6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 221111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

MAY TBC: Hall for Cornwall (10.30am to 3pm, contact Kelly

07969 762525)

MAY 7: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock (12noon to 4pm,

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

MAY 17: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter

(4pm to 8pm, contact 01392 221111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

JUNE 14: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter

(6.30pm to 8pm, contact 01392 221111 or

www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

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

contact 01752 862358 or www.langdoncourt.com)

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

Weddings should call 01626 873364 or email editorial@countymagazines.co.uk by June 10, 2017.

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