Dream Weddings Magazine - Devon & Cornwall - issue.29

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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-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 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,

start planning your big day.

And enjoy every minute of it!

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2-19 Designer dazzle

Check out the brand new 2018 bridal

collections – and don’t forget the fellas

20 With this ring...

Choosing that special piece of jewellery

you will wear from now until forever

21-23 Flower power

It’s roses, roses all the way for

tomorrow’s blossoming brides

24-25 Wedding Cake-Off

Traditional fruit, naked cakes, cupcakes,

even tiers of cheese – who’s dieting?

26-27 Lights, camera...

Capture all the fun of the day in retro

black & white reportage photos

28-33 Bellissima!

Beautiful brides and the new 2018

collections for their yummy Mummies

34 Attention to detail

The little extras that mean a lot – and

if you need help from a planner....

35-41 One step at a time

Follow our comprehensive guide

and you’ll never put a foot wrong

42-44 Fair enough

Check out the best of the counties’

wedding fairs at a venue near you

45-47 A stylish marriage

VIP transport sets the tone of your

reign as king and queen of the day

48-77 It’s your party!

Stunning venues, venue dressing and

catering to suit your style and budget

78-80 Classified information

Our handy classified index, plus those

all-important dates for your diary

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Spring

MAGGIE SOTTERO

AT PIROUETTE

IN EXETER

TI ADORA AT LUNA DAISY

BRIDAL IN TOTNES

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into the

summer

Doesn’t time fly? And if you’re a 2018 bride, you’ll find

you’ve no sooner blinked than your wedding is upon you.

In fact, if you’re a 2019 bride, don’t be too smug about the

lazy months stretching ahead. They’ll concertina into a

nanosecond and you’ll be running round like a demented

Dervish before you can say ‘Jack Robinson’.

Hasty decisions can often be wrong and if there’s

one purchase you don’t want to regret, it’s your

wedding dress, so start looking early and give

yourself plenty of time to find the perfect style for

you. Remember, you can’t expect to walk out of

the shop with your dress – and orders can take

up to six months to arrive.

When you’re shopping, be open-minded! Try on

lots of different styles before you settle on the

one that’s perfect for you. Listen to the advice of

the experts in the shop (you don’t have to take it,

but at least listen to it). And limit the number of

friends you take with you on the trip – too

many different opinions can be confusing.

This is the most important outfit you will

ever buy so, above all, have fun!

LEFT: MAGGIE SOTTERO AT

PIROUETTE IN EXETER

TI ADORA AT LUNA DAISY

BRIDAL IN TOTNES

RIGHT: REBECCA INGRAM AT

PIROUETTE IN EXETER

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...when

true love

LEFT: ENZOANI AT TRULY

DELIGHTFUL IN TOTNES

Envy the bride who hasn’t chosen

her wedding dress yet, for she

has the fashion world at her feet.

Will she be slinky and sexy,

sweet and demure, a Cinderella

bride or a seductive siren? Whatever your

bridal style, your perfect dress is out

there in a boutique right here in Devon

and Cornwall.

Experts from the two counties have

scoured the international collections to

bring tomorrow’s brides breathtaking

gowns, carefully selected for style, quality

and value for money.

Whatever you do, beware of what look like

tempting offers on the internet. If a

beautiful dress comes in at a price you

can’t believe, don’t believe it: offers which

look too good to be true, almost certainly

are. You’ll be disappointed in the material,

the cut, the quality and the finish – and

that’s assuming your dress actually arrives.

Then you’ll be stuck, just a few weeks before your wedding, desperately hunting for a

dress in the bridal boutiques you should have visited in the first place.

You only get one opportunity to buy this dress of a lifetime, make the most of it!

KENNETH WINSTON

AT THE BRIDAL

BOX IN TORQUAY

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KENNETH WINSTON

AT THE BRIDAL

BOX IN TORQUAY

LEFT:

ENZOANI

AT TRULY

DELIGHTFUL

IN TOTNES

ENZOANI AT TRULY

DELIGHTFUL IN TOTNES

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SOPHIA TOLLI AT

ROSSETTI BRIDES

IN TORQUAY

VICTORIA JANE AT

AMICA BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN

PLYMOUTH

Dare to be

Non-traditional wedding dresses are becoming the

new trend for the contemporary bride who wants to

stamp her individuality on the biggest day of her life.

Unique wedding gowns come in a huge variety of

colours, styles, materials and silhouettes, with

separates and even trousers making a bold appearance in the

new collections.

For the bride who doesn’t want to step too far out of her comfort

zone, there’s a huge range of offbeat accessories to choose from.

Flirt with a full-length cape instead of a veil, accentuate a low back

with cascades of beads, invest in jewel-bright shoes to peep out

from under that oh-so-traditional dress.

Keep the venue and style of your wedding in mind when

you’re making your choice – and make sure it suts the groom’s

style as well!

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RONALD JOYCE AT

AMICA BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN

PLYMOUTH

LEFT & RIGHT:

VICTORIA JANE AT

AMICA BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN

PLYMOUTH

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...or take the

PHOENIX GOWNS

AT LOWEN

BRIDAL IN

LAUNCESTON

ROMANTICA AT BEE BEE GOWNS

IN PLYMOUTH AND LOWEN

BRIDAL IN LAUNCESTON

rom the cutest, cheekiest micro mini to the

most elegant floating ballerina-length, 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 upto-the-minute

brides wanted to share the fun a tealength

(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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BRIGHTON BELLE AT

LUNA DAISY BRIDAL

IN TOTNES

SPECIAL DAY AT TRULY

DELIGHTFUL IN TOTNES

LADYBIRD AT AMICA BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH

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Rossetti brides

Where exclusivity doesn't mean expensive!

In store

alteration

service

available

Bridesmaids • MOTB • Menswear • Prom Dresses • Accessories

434 Crownhill Rd. West Park, Plymouth PL5 2QS • Tel: 01752 350305

www.louannonmenswear.co.uk • www.beebeegowns.co.uk

• Over 400 dresses sizes 6-30

• Premier stockist for Sophia Tolli

• Menswear hire

• Established for 24 Years

By appointment only

please call Julie on

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NOW ON…

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For wonderful

gowns that will

make you feel

amazing!

We have over

100 brand new

dresses at up to

70% off RRP

Sizes 4-32

Please call to make

an appointment

Tel: 0759 861 1297

93, High Street,

Totnes TQ9 5PB

www.lunadaisybridal.co.uk

We stock the

largest selection of

tea length wedding

dresses in the

South West

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www.trulydelightful.co.uk

The little

wedding

shop with

the big

Stockists of

Maggie Sottero

Sottero & Midgley

Rebecca Ingram

Lou Lou Bridal

Private appointments

available

Bespoke alteration

service

8 The Plains Totnes TQ9 5DR

t: 01803 863583 • e: shop@trulydelightful.co.uk

The House That Moved, 24 West Street, Exeter EX1 1BA

Tel: 01392 432643 • www.pirouettethecollection.com

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MAIN LEFT: PHOENIX GOWNS AT LOWEN BRIDAL IN LAUNCESTON

BELOW: VENUS WOMAN AT BEE BEE GOWNS IN PLYMOUTH

Celebrate

those

So you’re not a perfect dress size 8, or 10 or 12. So

what? That engagement ring on your finger is

proof positive that your husband-to-be loves your

sexy, voluptuous curves. Beauty comes in all

shapes and sizes and brides with generously

curvaceous figures needn’t feel nervous about choosing their

bridal gowns. Most collections come in sizes up to 30 and

some collections, specially designed to flatter fuller figures

start at size 16 and go up to 36.

If you’re looking for a few pointers:

• A streamlined design in a classically styled gown will

elongate your figure

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

sleeves or a pretty wrap (so fashionable at the moment)

will cover less than perfect arms.

• Perfectly fitted underwear makes a huge difference, so

invest in that before you start looking for your dress.

• And finally, remember, every bride’s most beautiful

accessory is her smile. If you’re happy and confident,

you can’t help but be a beautiful bride.

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PICTURED & RIGHT:

GRACEFUL BY WHITE ROSE

AT THE BRIDAL BOX IN

TORQUAY AND LUNA DAISY

BRIDAL IN TOTNES

VENUS WOMAN AT BEE BEE

GOWNS IN PLYMOUTH

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A hint of

colour?

Whisper it in the aisles, but white

can be a very unforgiving colour

for many skin types. Not that

that’s any cause for concern,

because so many bridal styles

now come in the most subtly sophisticated hues.

There’s ivory, of course, but there are also soft

champagnes, delicate baby pinks, beautiful

blushes, the palest of pastel blues.

Certainly you have to be a little more careful in

your choice of bridesmaids’ colours, but the

improvement in the appearance of your own skin

is well worth the trouble!

RIGHT:

SOPHIA TOLLI AT

ROSSETTI BRIDES

IN TORQUAY

LADYBIRD AT AMICA

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

IN PLYMOUTH

RIGHT: PHOENIX GOWNS AT LOWEN

BRIDAL IN LAUNCESTON

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Bespoke Bridalwear

Bridesmaids & Mother of the

Bride/Groom outfits

Please contact Anne for an

informal chat or to make

an appointment.

Painting by Diane Bronstein

ELLA ROSA AT

THE BRIDAL BOX

IN TORQUAY

117 Roundtable Meet, Exeter EX4 8LG

BELOW: SHOES BY RAINBOW CLUB

AT THE BRIDAL BOX IN TORQUAY

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perfect

from

top to toe

Established in 1999, The Bridal Box Torquay

offers a warm welcome and a wealth of

experience and knowledge which will make

your visit both enjoyable and worthwhile.

Among their large collection of designer

wedding dresses are stunning designs by

Kenneth Winston, Ella Rosa, White Rose

and Veromia and, of course there are

also collections of wedding shoes,

tiaras, veils and accessories.

‘Being open six days a week and offering evening

appointments on request, we make it as easy as

possible for brides to be to visit us,’ says owner

Helen Taylor.

‘Dress samples in the boutique range in size

from 10 to 24 and are available to order from

sizes 4 to 30.

‘Our dresses are priced from £600 to £1,700 and

alongside these we have sale designs and

off-the-peg styles available. We also offer 0%

payment plans.’

Most of The Bridal Box accessory collection can be

purchased online and shipped anywhere in the UK

or click away and collect from the boutique so you

can pop in and meet the girls!

‘We love being able to help our brides every step of

the way,’ said Helen, ‘from helping them find their

dream dress to making sure on their final fitting

with our experienced seamstress that everything is

sbsolutely perfect.’

It may be a long wedding journey ahead but The

Bridal Box team is there to hold your hand every

step of the way!

For more details, call 01803 292222 or visit

www.thebridalbox.co.uk.

RIGHT: SHOES BY THE PERFECT

BRIDAL COMPANY AT BUDEIFUL

BRIDES IN BUDE, AMICA BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH AND

TRULY DELIGHTFUL IN TOTNES

COMBS & TIARAS RIGHT:

RICHARD DESIGNS AT BUDEIFUL

BRIDES IN BUDE, AMICA BRIDAL

BOUTIQUE IN PLYMOUTH AND

PIROUETTE IN EXETER

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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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Man of the

PICTURED: CAMERON ROSS AT DAVID PARISH

MENSWEAR IN LAUNCESTON

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.

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Simply

perfection

14 High Street, Barnstaple

t: 01271 342777

e: catherine@catherine-bishop.com

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 has been a jeweller for over

30 years and, she says, more and more people 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 it is often less expensive than a

similar, off the shelf ring, from a high street

shop.’

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.

Going

Suppliers of floristry grade flowers for all occasions

Buy Flowers for your Homespun Wedding

Wholesale/Cash & Carry Flowers

Flower Markets across Devon

Wedding Florist • Floral Sundries

Tel: 01392 833450 • www.peamoreflora.co.uk

email: peamoreflora@btinternet.com

Peamore Gardens, Alphington, Exeter, Devon EX2 9SJ

Awedding band is the most famous and symbolic piece of jewellery: the

ring of love. Robins & Moore Goldsmiths in Plymouth have over 100

years of combined expertise and involvement in sourcing wedding rings

that are made to last a lifetime.

From simple gold bands to handmade and bespoke diamond creations, they

offer a vast range of precious metals and designs using traditional goldsmithing

techniques and modern CAD technologies.

Their bespoke shaped-to-fit wedding ring service

offers tailor-made wedding rings to perfectly fit

even the most unusual of engagement rings and

it is all carried out in their on site workshop by

highly skilled and experienced goldsmiths.

For details, call 01752 229319 or visit

www.robinsmoore.co.uk.

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Flower

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

Blissful

Original designs are the trademark of

Kate Bainbridge at South Devon-based

Simply Flowers. 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.

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.

Let us inspire you with

individual designs, attention

to detail and a friendly

professional service

Unit 1 - Site 5,

King Charles Business Park,

Newton Abbot TQ12 6UT

DEVON 01626 833 373

www.simplyflowersdevon.com

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Award-winning florist Hannah Burnett prides herself on providing a

professional, unique service across the south west, working

closely with every bride. 2017 saw Hannah moving into a

stunning new studio in Plymouth, and being crowned South West

Wedding Florist of the Year, as well as

Muddy Stilettos Best Devon Florist!

With 14 years of experience behind her,

Hannah can provide you with endless

ideas and inspiration for your big day.

To view Hannah’s portfolio,

or chat through your

...of

ideas with

her, call 07887 369275 or

visit www.hannahburnett

florist.co.uk.

fabulous

Freelance Florist

Wedding flowers are the

speciality of the creative

and innovative florists

who make up team Bruallen. With

their flair and imagination, all

wedding trends and themes are

possible, a promise highlighted by

the number of wedding floristry

awards they have won.

They were even the chosen florists

when television’s popular Doc

Martin tied the knot!

For more details, call

01840 212555 or visit

www.bruallen.co.uk.

From Classic style to contemporary chic!

Call now for a free personal & friendly

consultation in the comfort of your home

Tel: 01392 423780

www.annebromwellflowers.com

flowers from

Award winning wedding floral designers

North Cornwall • t:01840 212555 • www.bruallen.co.uk

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Flower

RIGHT & BELOW:

Bodmin-based Fleurtations has a shining

reputation for creating fabulous wedding

flowers. Caroline Crabb and her friendly,

experienced team are RHS Chelsea Flower

Show medal winners and pride themselves

on their excellent customer service and

attention to detail.

For more information, call 01208 78555 or

visit www.fleurtationscornwall.com

Anne Bromwell, who works from her studio

in Exeter, has 15 years’ experience in

floristry and offers flowers for all

occasions, with particular focus on

weddings. Her passion is to create innovative,

individual and inspirational designs from bouquets

to table centrepieces and buttonholes.

Her particular attention to detail produces stunning

arrangements which reflect the style and personality of

the bridal couple and she is happy to advise on suitable

flowers and colours to enhance their special day.

For a free consultation or more details call 01392

423780 or visit www.annebromwellflowers.com.

Brides on a budget can save money – and

enjoy the excitement of creating their

own wedding flowers – with the help of

Peamore Flora.

This family-run florist and flower wholesaler,

based near Exeter, specialises in DIY wedding

flower supply, but also offers both part and full

wedding floristry services. Visitors are welcometo

browse, but for a consultation, do book an

appointment.

For more details, call 01392 833450 or visit the

website at www.peamoreflora.co.uk.

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Multi Award

Winning Wedding

Cake Designer

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. Winner of

the 2017 South West

Wedding Award and

runner-up in 2016,

Celebrations Cakes

by Kelly is based

in Plymouth.

For more details, call

07530 747828 or visit

www.facebook.com/

celebrationscakesbykelly.

Let them

SIMPLY

STUNNING

WEDDING

CAKES!

Latest in the string of

awards won by South

Devon-based Nina’s

Cakey Bakies is a Bronze

Award from Cake International,

the world’s largest cake show,

which attracts some 1,500

international competitors from as

far afield as China, Australia and

the USA. Whether you’re looking

for an elegant and classy cake, or

an unusual, extravagant, showstopping

masterpiece, you couldn’t

Tel: 07875 732738 • www.cakeybakies.co.uk

be in safer hands – and Nina has even

installed a new software system which

allows her to create a 3D graphic image of

your design in front of your very eyes.

For more details and a free

consultation, call 07875 732 738 or visit

www.cakeybakies.co.uk.

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Arecommended supplier at

Devon’s prestigious Bedford

and Two Bridges hotels,

Debbie White started White’s

Cake House from her family home

in 2013 and hasn’t looked

back since. The Tavistockbased

business started as a

hobby of creating cakes for

friends and family and

quickly escalated after

Debbie was inundated

with requests for

made- to-order cakes.

For details, call

07703 113742 or

visit www.whites

cakehouse.co.uk.

Emily Lovett has made canapés for the

Prince of Wales at Highgrove, so you can

be sure your wedding cake is in safe

hands at Queen Bee Cakes.

Her exquisite cakes are decorated with beautiful

local organic flowers and fruits and she prides

herself on using only the best and freshest

quality ingredients – including the wild blossom

honey which comes from the family’s own hives.

For more details, call 07816 334781 or visit

www.queenbeecakes.org.uk.

Make your big day different with a unique,

personalised wedding cheese cake, featuring

delicious artisan cheeses. The Devon-based West

Country Cheese Co, which deliver nationwide, has

been creating stunning cheese wedding cakes for

over 10 years and you can have a custom-designed

cheese cake to suit your taste, theme and budget for

a very reasonable cost.

For more details call 01271 379944 or visit

www.westcountrycheese.co.uk.

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.

Cheese

Wedding Cakes

Unique. Individual.

Delicious.

Tel: 01271 379944

www.westcountrycheese.co.uk

enquiry@westcountrycheese.co.uk

Beautiful cakes designed with you… for you!

Tel: 07703 113742 • www.whitescakehouse.co.uk

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PHOTO BY BRUCKSHAW PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY MATT

SPOONER PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY

ROB GRIST

PHOTOGRAPHY

Try black & whitefor

PHOTO BY TWISTY FOCUS WEDDINGS

PHOTO BY

NICK PEARCE

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY CLARE

KINCHIN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY MATT SPOONER

PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTO BY TWISTY FOCUS WEDDINGS

PHOTO BY

BRUCKSHAW

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY

BRUCKSHAW

PHOTOGRAPHY

contemporary colour!

PHOTO BY CLARE KINCHIN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY NICK PEARCE PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY

ROB GRIST

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY

TWISTY FOCUS

WEDDINGS

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PHOTO BY BEN

ROBERTS BLOOMING

PHOTOGRAPHY

Professional hair and make up artist based near Exeter covering Devon

Professional hair and

make-up artist Sarah

Case offers three

sessions for bridal work. At the

initial consultation, she collects

all the information, including

the wedding theme, dress

shapes, neckline and so on.

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

For Hair With Flair...

The second meeting incorporates a

full trial and the third, of course, is

the day itself, either at the bride’s

home or the wedding venue.

Sarah can cater for all of the ladies

in the bridal party, offering wedding

packages to suit everyone.

For details, call 07973 567355 or

visit www.sarahcase.co.uk.

TEL: 07970 778186

e:hair@kyleemarie.co.uk

facebook.com/kyleemariehair

She walks in

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THE DATE

Sunday

21st January 2018

11am to 3pm

WEDDING

EXTRAVAGANZA

PLYMOUTH’S

PREMIER SHOW -

NOT TO BE MISSED!

See page 43 for full details or call...

01626 873364

Freelance hair stylist, Kylee

Marie Hair was a finalist in the

2017 South West Wedding

Awards and will come to your

home or travel to your venue to make

sure your hair looks stunning on the

big day.

For details, call 07970 778186 or visit

www.facebook.com/kyleemariehair

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PICTURED:

VENI INFANTINO AT

BEAU BOUTIQUE IN

YELVERTON AND

JANE LOUISE IN

LISKEARD

her

Mum

Fitted and formal, elegant but

casual, relaxed and floaty: the

new collections for the Mother of

the Bride and wedding guests

are the most versatile – and the

most tempting – ever.

Dresses have ruching, beautiful lace bodies

and sleeves, beading and scallops. Formal

jackets are boxy, edge-to-edge and mainly

collarless, but for a less formal look there

are soft, floaty, feminine styles – and all of

them will take you to any number of

occasions after the wedding.

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From Weddings

to Weekends

Plume

www.plume-devon.co.uk

At Plume we pride ourselves on the best choice of

Special occasion wear in the West Country. So, whether

you need a silk dress and coat for a wedding, a suit for a

christening, a dress and Bolero for the races or

sophisticated dress for a dinner or a ball – we have it all!

We have extensive Collections to suit all occasions.

Our jacquard silk collection comes from Spain and has

a sumptuous richness. Our lace collection from Lake

Como in Italy is both glamorous and flattering. All

include our free fitting service.

Our Top to Toe service really does mean that. We

have beautiful hats and fascinators made especially to

match our collections and the good news is they are all

to hire! Shoes and Bags are also dyed to match and we

have contemporary Jewellery to complete the look.

So join our extensive client list which extends from

Bath to Truro, as one of our delightful customers said

"You took away all the stress, I felt a million dollars and

all the staff are so helpful and friendly; an absolute

pleasure!". Our web site is extensive and will give you

the atmosphere of the boutique and a flavour of the

collections, however it does not show every style!

The best way to enjoy the Plume experience is to come

in or make an appointment if you would like a free

consultation.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The coffee is brewing!

Luis Civit, Cabotine, Lewis Henry, Ann Balon, Gabriella, Giorgia Jo and Rosa Clara

30 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7AQ

3 0 •

Tel 01395 444270. Open 10-5, Mon to Sat


PICTURED: CABOTINE AT PLUME IN BUDLEIGH

SALTERTON, BEAU BOUTIQUE IN YELVERTON

AND JANE LOUISE IN LISKEARD

Yummy

Mummy!

Choosing her outfit can be as mindboggling

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.

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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Jane Louise

Boutique & Tea Room

Beautiful Wedding Outfits

Co-ordinating accessories and a fabulous selection

of Hats, Hatinators to hire or to buy

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Evening Appointments Available

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

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

www.beau-yelverton.co.uk

MOTB * Evening & Prom Dresses *

Hats & Fascinators * Accessories

5, Pike Street, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3JE

Tel: 01579 348304 • www.janelouisecornwall.co.uk

A picture speaks a

thousand words...

Purchase from our website www.brigidfoley.co.uk

and view the latest womenswear collections.

Website enquiries only call 01822 612048

Come and visit us today at:

8 Paddons Row, Tavistock

01822 612203

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Easy and

elegant

Clever tailoring, empire line

cuts and three-quarter sleeves

disguise a multitude of the faults (real

or imagined) that the typical Mother of

the Bride is apt to find with her own

figure. And on a day when she’s under almost as

much scrutiny as the bride, it’s important for

Mums not just to look like a million dollars, but to

feel like it too.

Listen to the advice of the experts in the

boutiques you visit: there’s nothing they enjoy

more than helping their customers look their

absolute best – in fact, they’ll get almost as much

pleasure for finding your perfect outfit as you do!

PICTURED:

BRIGID FOLEY

IN TAVISTOCK

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Documentary style photography by….

ROB GRIST PHOTOGRAPHY

Bridal gown by Ella Rose

WEDDING PLANNER

YOUR WEDDING

YOUR WAY

A personalised friendly approach

which reflects your taste,

style & personality.

Full & partial co-ordination

tel: 07887 561448

www.robgristphoto.co.uk

Please contact me for more information or a free personalised quotation

Tel: 07521 446 289 • e: info@kellylouiseweddings.co.uk

www.kellylouiseweddings.co.uk

Bespoke wedding and

events stationery,

hand made to order

is the speciality

of Plymouth-based PMGD

Cutz. They aim to create

simple, cost effective wedding

stationery and finishing

touches that won’t break the

bank but will still look

wonderful.

For more details, go to www.facebook.com/pmgdcutz

or email paula@pmgdcutz.co.uk.

It’s all in

the detail

Stylish wedding stationery &

finishing touches at affordable prices

www.pmgdcutz.co.uk

or find me on facebook

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The average wedding

takes up to 300

hours to organise,

so what if you could

save time and money, get rid

of all the tedious jobs

and concentrate on the

fun parts? Kelly Louise

Weddings will work with you

and your budget to create

your wedding just the way

you want it.

Her individual approach

means you can be that

little bit different, with

unique ideas and personal

touches which make your

wedding stand out from

the crowd.

For more details, call

07521 446 289 or visit

www.kellylouise

weddings.co.uk.


The Engagement

Traditionally, the first thing to do after telling

your family and close friends about your

forthcoming marriage is to announce your

engagement in your local and/or a national

newspaper. Do check how much it will cost before

you place the announcement.

It will usually read:

The engagement is announced between Michael,

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

Cornwall and Jennifer Anne, only daughter of Mr and

Mrs Simon Hayes, of Exeter, Devon .

Though the habit of giving engagement presents has

now fallen somewhat into disuse, if you are lucky

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

thank the senders.

Getting down

to Business

The very first things you must decide about

your wedding are where, when - and how

much. The most popular days for weddings

are Saturdays and the most popular months are

from May right through to September. If your

plans follow that pattern, be aware that the most

popular venues get booked up very early, so set

the date and book the venues as soon as

possible after your engagement.

Talk to both sets of parents about setting

budgets and who is going to pay for what.

It is increasingly common for bridesmaids to pay

for their own dresses, but if they do you should

allow them some say in what they are going to

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

can choose their outfits.

Your wedding will probably be the biggest

party you ever throw - which means it will

probably also be the most expensive. So it’s

vital that you set your budget and stick to it.

Nowadays it’s becoming much more common

for the bride and groom themselves and even

the groom’s parents to contribute towards the

cost. Again, whoever is contributing to the

cost should have some say in how the money

is spent.

INSURANCE

Plan ahead for

your perfect day

So how much is it all

going to cost?

Basically, the answer is as much or as little as

you want it to. An intimate ceremony with

lunch in your favourite pub for your closest

family and friends can be every bit as special as a

huge event at a top venue for hundreds of guests.

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

most important to you and spend your money on that.

Maybe you want a really spectacular dress and are

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

reception. Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to arrive

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

fewer guests.

Whatever you decide, do remember that many guests

may be coming a long way and spending a lot of

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

better to look after a small number of people well than

to invite more than you can comfortably cater for.

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

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

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

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

with a little imagination, you can make your money go

a lot further.

Your budget will need to cover:

• Wedding ring(s)

• Wedding dress

• Bridesmaids’ and attendants’ outfits

• Groom’s suit

• Stationery

• Flowers

• Fees for the ceremony

• Reception venue, food and drink

• Wedding cake

• Photographs/video

• Wedding transport

• Thank you gifts for best man and attendants

• Going away outfits

• Honeymoon

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

TO ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

- AND THEN SOME...

TRADITIONALLY,

the bride’s parents pay for:

• Announcements in the newspapers

• All the wedding stationery

• Bride’s and bridesmaids’ dresses

• Transport for the bridal party to the

ceremony and from the ceremony

to the reception

• Flowers for the church and the reception

• The reception itself

• The wedding cake

The groom

traditionally pays for:

• All the fees - whether for church

officials (including vicar, organist,

choir, bellringers) or for the registrar

and civil licence.

• Bouquets for the bride and

bridesmaids, sprays of flowers for the

bride’s mother and his own mother and

buttonholes for himself, the best man

and the ushers.

• Engagement and wedding rings for the

bride.

• Presents for the best man and the

bride’s attendants.

• Transport to the ceremony for himself

and the best man and to the reception for

himself and the bride

• The honeymoon.

Planning Makes Perfect

cut out and keep

Much though we hate to say it, things can go

wrong at a wedding and it’s some

consolation to know that you won’t lose out

financially if they do. Insurance policies on offer

cover everything from damage to your wedding

dress to loss of deposits due to cancellation of the

wedding and theft of wedding presents. Do get

quotes before you decide which one to take out -

and do read the small print to see exactly what

each policy covers.

Should unforeseen circumstances mean the

postponment or cancellation of your wedding,

guests can either be notified by telephone or by a

personal or printed note saying:

Mr and Mrs Simon Hayes announce that the

wedding of their daughter Jennifer Anne to Mr

Michael Jones will be postponed until (date)/will

not now take place. If you have announced the

engagement in the newspaper, it would be

appropriate to place a similarly worded notice

there too.

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Planning Makes Perfect

The invitations...

Your wedding stationery is the first clue

your guests will have about the style of

your wedding, so it’s worth taking time to

choose something appropriate.

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

high quality envelopes will sing and dance

traditional glamour.

If your wedding theme is vintage or rustic,

you can go for floral decoration or vintage

lace embellishments. Chic and classical?

Try contemporary stripes or bold colours. Going

for a theme? Then match your stationery to it.

Once you’re chosen the style, all your wedding

stationery should be in keeping,

English Rose

The traditional invitation, with the

bride’s mother and father acting as

hosts, is worded as follows:

Mr and Mrs Simon Hayes request the

pleasure of your company at the marriage of

their daughter Jennifer Anne to Mr Michael

Jones at St Benedict’s Church, Plymouth on

Saturday August 19th at 2pm and

afterwards at The County Hotel, Plymouth

RSVP 10 Marigold Gardens, Plymouth

In this form, the names of the guests

are handwritten in the top left hand

corner of the invitation.

Alternatively a space is left in the invitation

for the guests’ names:

presenting a unified theme for the whole day.

Invitations should be sent out six weeks before

the wedding (see panel for suggested

wording), but many couples now use an early

warning system in the form of a Save the Date

card – particularly useful if your wedding is

planned for the busy summer months when

some of your most desired guests are likely to

be taking holidays.

Allow your stationer or printer about three

months to complete your order.

Apart from Save the Date and invitation

cards, you’re going to need order of service

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

menus for the reception, place cards, perhaps a

table plan.

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

invitations to help guests find their way easily, plus

details of where guests can park and, for those

who are coming long distances, a selection of

recommended accommodation.

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

mother should send a list of names and addresses

to the bride’s mother so she can issue the

invitations.

...and what they should say

Mr and Mrs Simon Hayes request the

pleasure of the company of

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

at the marriage of their daughter

Jennifer Anne (etc)

Invitations for civil ceremonies and

partnerships follow the same pattern.

Make it clear precisely who is being

invited. For a married couple, Mr and

Mrs John Jeffries; for a family, Mr and

Mrs John Jeffries, Jeremy and Jemima.

If you’re hosting the wedding

yourselves, change the

wording accordingly.

BELOW: Invitations by Hand

As a matter of courtesy, an invitation

should be sent to the groom’s parents and to the

minister and his wife. When ordering your

invitations, remember you’ll only need one for

each family, plus a few spares for emergencies.

“...It’s always a

good idea to

include maps with

your invitations to

help guests find

their way easily...”

LEFT: English Rose Wedding Stationery

BELOW: Coral Wedding Invitations

Invitations to the evening reception

only should be worded as follows:

Mr and Mrs Simon Hayes request the

pleasure of your company at an

evening reception to celebrate the

marriage of their daughter Jennifer

Anne to Mr Michael Jones at The

County Hotel, Plymouth on Saturday

August 19th at 8pm

RSVP 10 Marigold Gardens,

Plymouth

cut out and keep

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cut out and keep

REGISTER OFFICE

To marry at a register office or building approved

for civil ceremonies, your first step is to contact

the registrar and/or venue to confirm registrar

and date are available.

Then both bride and groom must each give

notice of the wedding in person at the register

office covering the area where they live (and

where they must have been in residence for at

least seven days).

If you both live in the same district you should

attend the register office together - but whether

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

now operate appointment systems.

Each of you will have to produce evidence of your

name, age, marital status and nationality - for

example, a current valid full passport. If you

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

example a birth certificate and utility bill.

If you have been married before, you’ll need

evidence that you are now free to marry - for

instance a decree absolute or former spouse’s

death certificate.

Photocopies of any documents are not normally

acceptable.

The fee for giving notice is £35 each and you

must wait 28 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

Marrying abroad

friends 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.

PHOTO BY TWISTY FOCUS WEDDINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

properly processed.

Planning Makes Perfect

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Planning Makes Perfect

The Best Man

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

man is the kingpin of a successful wedding day, so

make sure your groom chooses him with care.

However tempting it might be to choose the joker

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

far better off with someone who will take his

responsibilities seriously, keep all the

organisation under control and leave you to

enjoy your day without any niggling worries

about how many guests have been stranded

at the church. The part that worries most

best men is the speech, but that should be

the least of their problems. The best man’s

job, in a nutshell, is to support the groom

both in the run-up to the wedding and on

the day itself.

Before the wedding, the best man

should:

• Make sure he keeps himself up to date with all

the arrangements, liaising regularly with the

groom and the bride’s family

• Check the hiring, cleaning or collecting of suits

for himself and the groom

• Check the ordering of the flowers for the bride

and her attendants, sprays for the two mothers

and buttonholes for himself, the groom and

other immediate members of the families

• Check the printing and collection of order of

service sheets and make sure that the ushers

know what their duties are

• Check arrangements for the first night and

honeymoon are in place and that necessary

passports and visas are in order

• Organise the groom’s stag night - preferably

some days in advance of the wedding - and

make sure the groom gets home safely

afterwards

• Check the rings have been collected

• Check the transport for the bridal party both to

The chief bridesmaid

the ceremony and from there to the reception

• Organise accommodation for the groom and

himself the night before the wedding

• He might also be asked to help with accommodation

for guests and to liaise with live musicians or

disco both before and during the reception

On the day

• Take the groom’s going away clothes to the

reception venue

• Check the service sheets are delivered to the

church for the ushers to hand out to guests as

they arrive

• Make sure the groom arrives for the ceremony

in good time

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

the ceremony when they should be handed to

the groom or the minister

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

before the ceremony

• Sign the register as a witness to the marriage

• Get the bridal party together for photographs

• Make sure the ushers arrange lifts to the

reception for any guests who need them

• Escort the bride and groom to the bridal car and

then escort the bridesmaids to the reception

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

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

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

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

THE CHIEF BRIDESMAID:

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

• Arranges for the bride’s going away outfit and honeymoon luggage to be taken to the reception venue

• Helps the bride to dress for the ceremony

• Makes sure the flowers and bouquets have arrived on schedule

• Supervises the other bridesmaids and attendants and

assembles them at the church ready for the arrival of the bride

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

the aisle

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

and carries it to the vestry ready to give back to the bride after

the signing of the register

• Keeps an eye on young attendants during the reception

• Helps the bride change from her wedding dress into her going

away outfit

• Arranges for the wedding dress to be returned home

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one, assume those duties himself - these

include announcing the speeches and the

cutting of the cake

• Reply to the groom’s toast to the bridesmaids

with a brief, polite and - if possible - funny

speech before reading out the cards and

telegrams

• Announce the newlyweds’ departure

from the reception and ensure they

have all their tickets and luggage

• Make sure all the guests have

transport to their accommodation

• Arrange for any wedding presents

taken to the reception to be taken

home

• Take the groom’s wedding clothes

from the reception and, if necessary,

return hired suits.

The speech

When it comes to the speech, all the

advice is: Resist the temptation to tell any juicy

stories whatsoever from the couple’s past. The

escapades may have been hilarious, but now is

not the time for embarrassing reminders about

past romances or past quarrels between the

happy pair.

Because the best man’s speech is generally

regarded as the prime entertainment at the

reception, getting it together can be a daunting

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

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

and sincere speech wishing the couple every

happiness will fit the bill just as well.

Unless you’re experienced at this sort of thing,

write down exactly what you want to say and

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

The three essential parts of the speech are to

thank the groom on behalf of the bridesmaids for

his kind words about them, to read the cards and

telegrams that have arrived and to announce the

cutting of the cake.

THE USHERS

Church weddings normally have

three ushers who should arrive at

the church about 40 minutes

before the wedding is due to start.

Their principal job is to hand out the

order of service sheets to guests as they

arrive and show them to their seats -

friends and family of the bride on the left

of the aisle, friends and family of the

groom on the right.

They should make sure one of them pays

special attention to the groom’s parents

and the bride’s mother as they arrive and

escorts them to their places.

They should also help the best man

organise lifts to the reception for guests

who may need them.

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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

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.

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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

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they use the latest technology

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The Flowers

details

The Cake

Ideally your cake should be ordered at least

three months before the wedding. Though the

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

variety of styles and designs now means you can

have anything from profiteroles to a rich

chocolate fudge. The only thing to remember is

that it will have to be big enough to give

everyone a slice at the reception and to send

slices to absent friends. Traditionally the top tier

of a wedding cake was kept for the christening of

the first child - if you want to follow that

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

last that long. Ask to see designs of wedding

cake and find out whether bakers will create one

to your own specifications. Try to match the style

of cake to the style of your wedding - and

remember that you can save money on the

reception by choosing a wedding cake which will

The Transport

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

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

sufficient blooms.

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

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

dramatic effects can be achieved with foliage.

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

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

have to worry about your dress getting creased.

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

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

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

The Video

Much the same advice applies to choosing a videographer

as to choosing a photographer. Make sure you see

samples of recent work, make sure the videographer you

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

the priest first whether he is prepared to give permission

for filming during the ceremony.

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MATT SPOONER

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PHOTO BY

CLARE KINCHIN

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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

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As this is likely

to be the most

expensive part of

your wedding day,

it’s important to set the

standard early on in your

planning. Popular venues get

booked up well in advance,

particularly on Saturdays

during the peak wedding

months so make sure of

your choice by booking as

early as you can. Do also

make sure you confirm all

the details with the venue in

writing, paying particular

attention to what is included

in the price.

Depending on your budget, you can have anything

from a buffet catered for at home by family and

friends to hiring outside caterers for a church or

village hall to a formal sit-down meal at a hotel

followed by an evening dance.

A sit-down meal is obviously the most

expensive option, but there are all sorts of

alternatives from drinks and canapes to a buffet

or even a barbecue. Whichever you choose, do

make sure there are plenty of chairs for people

to sit down while they’re eating - standing up

balancing a drink and a plate while trying to eat

is virtually never comfortable for guests.

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

the food before making your booking. Check such

details as corkage, parking space and whether the

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

the bride and groom to change into their going away

outfits. Many hotels offer a package which includes

the services of a toastmaster and a complimentary

room for the first night of the honeymoon.

Once you have chosen your venue,

confirm in writing what you understand is

included in the price.

Drinks for your guests will take up a large

part of your budget. It’s reasonable to

assume each will drink one or two glasses

on arrival at the reception, three or four

glasses with their meal and another glass

with the toasts.

A right royal reception

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

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

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

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

Though champagne is the traditional

wedding drink, you can offer sherry,

Pimms or Bucks Fizz on arrival and wine

with the meal, saving the champagne - or,

Chief bridesmaid

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 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

Top Table Seating Plan

Groom’s father

Bride’s mother

Groom

Bride

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Bride’s father

Groom’s mother

Best Man

If you are having a sitdown

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 sit-down meal is

shown below.

Don’t feel hidebound by

what you think a traditional

wedding breakfast should

consists of - 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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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.

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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▼ The Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton

A spectacular location

with breathtaking views!

■ A choice of licensed rooms

■ Exceptional service

■ Stunning backdrops for your

photographs

■ 32 individually designed

bedrooms

Tel: 01803 213311

HESKETH CRESCENT, TORQUAY TQ1 2LL

www.osborne-torquay.co.uk

From the picturesque gardens

to the moorland surrounds,

the Moorland Garden Hotel

offers the perfect setting to

celebrate your special day in style.

Nestled within nine acres of gardens

on the edge of Dartmoor National

Park, this luxury hotel caters for

wedding parties from two to 160.

Whether you choose to say ‘I do’ in

the elegant Crystal Room, or outside

beneath the ornate Rose Arbour,

this is your dream destination to tie

the knot.

The glittering Crystal Room,

complete with 12 chandeliers and

one of the south west’s largest

sprung wooden dance floors, is a

dazzling space, further enhanced

with large ornate gold and silver

mirrors which reflect the light.

For the icing on the cake, the Forget-

Me-Not suite is an ideal bridal

boudoir with its four poster bed.

Complementing this are three other,

stylish bedroom suites and 40

bedrooms.

Every detail of your big day will be

taken care of by the dedicated

wedding team, who are on hand to

provide assistance and planning

throughout.

For more details, call 01822

852245 or visit the website at

www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk.

PHOTO BY CLARE KINCHIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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▼ The Osborne Hotel, Torquay

Smile,

please!

Idyllically situated at the centre of an elegant

Regency crescent, the luxurious Osborne Hotel

overlooks six acres of beautifully landscaped

gardens stretching down to the secluded

Meadfoot Beach.

This romantic venue has a number of rooms

licensed for civil ceremonies, each with their own

character and charm and welcomes intimate

weddings from just a handful of guests to larger

celebrations of up to 130.

Big enough to be luxurious, yet small enough to

offer attentive, individual service, your wedding at

the Osborne will be a completely bespoke event.

The Crescent Suite is the ideal setting to for a

memorable wedding reception, with its own private

entrance and sun terrace, and breath taking coastal

views.

Alternatively, the grounds of the Osborne Hotel are

ideal for marquees, offering you and your guests

further opportunity to enjoy the lovely gardens and

stunning sea views during the summer months.

Unique, architecturally beautiful and steeped in the

history of Torquay, the Osborne

offers all the facilities you would

expect from a leading four star

hotel, including both indoor and

outdoor heated swimming pools, as

well as one of the most exclusive

health and leisure suites in the area.

For more details, call 01803 213

311 or visit the website at

www.osborne-torquay.co.uk.

Prism Photobooths is a family-run

business based in Torquay, offering what

they believe are the best value

photobooth packages in the south west.

Established in 2015, they aim to offer all

customers the best in quality, value and

personalised service.

For details, call 07960 578066 or visit

www.prismphotobooths.co.uk.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday 21st January 2018

11am to 3pm

VENUES GALORE!

at our WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA

See page 43 for full details or call...

01626 873364

Fabulous fun for

all your guests!

We offer a 5 star service, great

props and memories to last forever

tel: 07960 578066

e: prismphotobooths@outlook.com

www.prismphotobooths.co.uk

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‘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@dawlish.gov.uk

DARTMOOR LODGE

HOTEL • RESTAURANT • BAR

A perfect wedding venue, on the edge of Dartmoor

Licensed for civil ceremonies • Tailored wedding packages • Professional, friendly service

Please contact us to arrange a visit and see our facilities. • Tel: 01364 652232

Dartmoor Lodge Hotel Peartree Cross, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7JW • www.dartmoorlodge.co.uk

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Where dreams come true...

M

ount Edgcumbe House, with over 500 years of history,

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

standing in 865 acres of stunning landscape overlooking

Plymouth Sound.

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

more historic buildings and follies than you could want as a

backdrop for your photographs.

The house has three licensed rooms for civil ceremonies,

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

the elegant Summer House overlooking the Earl’s Garden.

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

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

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

marquee nestling in the exclusive Earl’s Garden.

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

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

Mount Edgcumbe is now offering a special price for weddings –

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

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

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

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

on the day.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park - Tel: 01752 822236

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


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H O T E L • R E S T A U R A N T • B A R

CHURSTON FERRERS DEVON

Ask about

our special

last minute

prices…

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Churston court

Beautiful gardens and lawns offer the perfect backdrop for memorable pictures

and a casual setting for a pre-dinner wedding reception.

If you are marrying in church, we are immediately next door to

Churston Parish Church. If you are having a civil ceremony, two of our

magnificent rooms are licensed to hold weddings.

We have a number of wedding packages all

of which can be tailored to make your wedding

day just that little bit extra special.

For the ultimate stay, the wedding couple can book one of our suites with

a huge four poster bed and adjoining bathroom.

Please contact our Wedding and Events Manager

for a brochure or for more details


Churston Ferrers • Tel: 01803 842186

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enquiries@churstonmanor.co.uk • www.churstonmanor.co.uk


Exclusively

yours

▼ The TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay

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

This is a very special

day in your life. Trust

the TLH Toorak Hotel,

Torquay, with its

wealth of experience, to

make yours a day to truly

remember.

Whether it’s a traditional sit

down meal, a Champagne

reception in their lovely

garden or a buffet, the TLH Toorak

team will ensure you have the day of

your dreams.

Several rooms are licensed for your

civil ceremony and, as part of the TLH

Leisure Resort group, there are up to

400 bedrooms across the hotels, so

there’s plenty of room for guests and

you can keep everything under

one roof.

A dedicated wedding co-ordinator will

take you through your options so you

know you will have the wedding you

really want.

It’s the extras which make the TLH

Toorak so special and the Aztec Pool

complex and Aztec Spa are definitely

worth a mention. Book a manicure or

a de-stressing massage for the day

before or perhaps the groom might

like a relaxing swim or a run in the

gym to clear his head!

And if you’re looking for a prewedding

treat or a hen party get

together, then the Aztec Spa’s Day

packages are just the thing.

The TLH Toorak now has an outdoor

wedding venue. Get married in the

lovely gazebo, set in beautiful

landscaped gardens, for a truly

memorable experience.

Call events co-ordinator, Jocelyn

Smith on 01803 400131 or visit

www.tlh.co.uk/weddings.

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▼ Yurtcamp, Devon

A unique

wedding venue!

Set in 40 acres of

woodland

Yurtcamp offers the perfect

venue for couples to get

married in a uniquely

beautiful place. Set in 40

acres of stunning Devon woodland,

Yurtcamp is fully licensed to hold

wedding ceremonies, enabling them

to offer a full wedding package for up

to 140 people.

Their Wedding Barn offers a

gorgeous setting for your

wedding breakfast, and their Giant

Tipi is an enchanting site for both

live bands and DJs.

Yurtcamp offers a full catering

service from cream teas to

banquets with all of the

trimmings. Their fully licensed

Woodland Café offers your choice

of local ales and cider on tap.

Yurtcamp offers you a blank

canvas for your themes and ideas

- you can decorate with fairy lights

and bunting to your heart’s

content!

Furthermore, you have site

exclusivity for two days, with your

friends and family staying in

Yurtcamp's 22 luxury yurts with

log burners, beds just like you have

at home, and fire pits outside, on a

bed and breakfast basis, to give you a

fabulous weekend get together.

Visit www.yurtcamp.co.uk then

email Yurtcamp's Wedding and

Events Manager Jonathan for full

details and a viewing appointment.

• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Spacious barn for your wedding breakfast

• Fully licensed Woodland Café

• Giant tipi for your evening entertainment

• 22 Luxury yurts with comfy beds for you

and your guests

www.yurtcamp.co.uk

Telephone: 01626 824666

Exclusively

yours...

PHOTO BY BRUCKSHAW PHOTOGRAPHY

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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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For weddings as

individual as you are!

GOLF CLUB AND RESTAURANT

Ipplepen • Newton Abbot • Devon TQ12 5TN

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

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Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships

Seated wedding breakfast for 20 - 110 guests

Evening reception capacity of 200

31 luxurious bedrooms

Small intimate ceremonies also available

Walled Garden - perfect for welcome drinks

and wedding photographs

Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships

Seated wedding breakfast for 20 - 130 guests

Evening reception capacity of 200

32 luxurious bedrooms

Small intimate ceremonies also available

Stunning location in Dartmoor National Park

Riverside Pagoda available for outdoor ceremonies

01822 613221 01822 892300

Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor, PL20 6SW

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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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dreamvenues

▼ Lakeview Manor, near Honiton

At Lakeview Manor, they Julie said: ‘Whether your wedding is

believe your special day large or small, you will be looked

deserves only the best in after and we can guarantee an

surroundings, service and experience to remember.’

professional attention to detail.

Licensed for civil ceremonies and PHOTO BY MATT SPOONER PHOTOGRAPHY

with stunning grounds and lakes,

Lakeview Manor is renowned for

weddings and receptions.

Ceremonies for up to 100 guests

are conducted in the beautiful

conservatory overlooking the

front lawn and lake, while

the permanent marquee provides

a fabulous reception venue,

accommodating up to 150 guests.

Experienced wedding coordinator

Julie Whitfield is happy

to help and advise and will work

alongside you from the beginning of

the planning process right up to the

day itself, to ensure everything

runs smoothly and you have a

spectacular day.

All food is locally sourced, freshly

prepared and presented by the

Lakeview Manor is offering a special

package for up to 50 guests, to

include welcome drinks, three course

wedding breakfast, glass of wine with

your meal, sparkling wine toast and

evening buffet for only £3,250

Monday to Thursday and £3,850 for

Friday and Saturday weddings.

experienced head chef and his team – For more information or to

you will be spoilt for choice – and arrange a visit call 01404

there are 17 en-suite bedrooms for

guests who want to stay overnight.

891358 or visit the website at

www.lakeviewmanor.co.uk.

Love your Dreams, Love your Partner, Love

• Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships

• Up to 150 seated guests can be

entertained in our marquee

• 17 en-suite bedrooms

accommodating up to 45 guests

• Complete wedding package

from £3250 £3100

Lakeview Manor, Dunkeswell, Honiton EX14 4SH

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

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Now

available

a range of vintage

china and

furniture.

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

We can create

your dream!

Make sure your wedding Comes2Gether perfectly with a

bespoke Wedding & Event planning service. Venue dressing

and styling with quality decoration hire, chair covers, sweet

carts and prop hire by Plymouth-based Come2Gether.

For more details, call Kelly on 07795 522743,

email: info@come2getherweddings.co.uk or

visit www.come2gether.co.uk

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Make sure your wedding comes together perfectly with bespoke

wedding planning, venue styling and decoration hire by

Plymouth-based Come2Gether.

For details, call 07795 522743 or visit

www.facebook.com/weddingsandeventscome2getherbykellyneno.

Adding the

Wow! factor

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

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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.

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.

Professional catering throughout

Cornwall and Devon

Food for

Tel: 01840 211118

www.thegoodfoodcompany.co.uk

Partners Lucy and Mike at The

Good Food Catering Company

are passionate in what they do

and have enjoyed a leading reputation

as wedding caterers for 14 years. They

love to share wealth of experience to create delicious, imaginative food that

you and your guests will love to eat and never forget.

To discuss ideas call 01840 211118 or email

enquiries@thegoodfoodcompany.co.uk.

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Finest food ‘tastefully’

presented.

thought...

Helpful preparation

& efficient

management.

With the skill and experience to cater in any situation, Claire’s

Kitchen offers the complete outside catering service, particularly

suited to parties of 100 and more guests. Whether your wedding

style demands sophisticated fine dining, a wealth of rustic

platters or an eye-catching buffet, Cordon Bleu-trained Claire and her team

hand make every dish

from fresh local produce,

with a particular focus

on lamb and other

produce from Claire’s own

Devon farm.

Spit roasts and barbecues

are a speciality, and they

have their own 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 canapes.

For more details, call 07811 422612 or visit www.claires-kitchen.co.uk.

High standards that will exceed your expectations

Authentic charcoal BBQ and log spit roasts

Claire J. Wallace - The Cordon Bleu Diploma

Tel: Kingsbridge (01548) 560191

Mobile: 07811 422612

Email: info@claires-kitchen.co.uk

Web: www.claires-kitchen.co.uk

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All enquiries please call

01752 336428

or email events@elfordleigh.co.uk

Photographs taken by Norsworthy Weddings

• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Set in 100 acres of spectacular South Hams countryside

• Choice of three recently refurbished ceremony and

function rooms

• One of the largest function rooms in the South West

seats up to 200 guests

• South facing sun terrace with beautiful views

• A golf buggy to transport you to the lake on our golf

course for photographs

• Three completely renovated four poster bridal suites

with spa bath

• 36 refurbished guest rooms and spa & gym facilities

• Dedicated wedding co-ordinator

• Extensive complimentary parking

• Hen & stag packages available

Colebrook, Plympton, Plymouth Devon PL7 5EB | 01752 336428 | www.elfordleigh.co.uk

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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Two distinctive hotels to choose from

Exeter Court

HOTEL

• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Wedding parties up to 150

• Tailor made packages

• Dedicated wedding co-ordinator

QUEENS COURT HOTEL

BYSTOCK TERRACE, EXETER EX4 4HY

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

www.queenscourt-hotel.co.uk

Exeter Court

HOTEL

EXETER COURT HOTEL

KENNFORD, EXETER EX6 7UX

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

www.exetercourthotel.co.uk


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


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Haaldon Blvedere

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▼ Sweetland’s Woodland Weddings, near Honiton

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)

£1860

**Based on 30 Day Guests, 45 Evening Guests

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

William Prance Road, Plymouth PL6 5ZD

Right in the heart of East

Devon’s Area of Outstanding

Natural Beauty, is the Secret

Garden-themed setting for

Sweetlands Woodland Weddings.

Fully licensed for

weddings and civil

ceremonies, this

unique woodland

retreat has farreaching

views of the

Coly Valley. The

Woodland Pavilion,

for the ceremony,

and an on-site

function room and

catering service,

ensure you have

everything you need

for the perfect rustic

wedding.

The venue is completely flexible and

the exceptional catering team, led by

professional caterer Pamela Sweetland

herself, will provide fabulous food

tailored to your style and your

budget, from a luxurious banquet to a

Devon cream tea.

PHOTO BY NICK PEARCE PHOTOGRAPHY

For more details, call

01404 871436 or visit

www.sweetlandscountryfare.co.uk.

Perfect for those lazy summer

weddings: hire a vintage

tandem ice cream trike,

amply supplied with

luscious ice cream handmade in

Cornwall and manned in style by Mr

Benny in his braces and flat cap. All

the ice cream is made at Helsett Farm

near Bude, who supply it to the likes

of Selfridges and Harrods. It’s a great

talking point for your guests – and

who doesn’t like ice cream?

For details, call 07805

121005 or visit

www.bennysorganicicecream.co.uk.

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▼ 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.

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

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

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The Castle

Bude, Cornwall

The Perfect Location

for Your Perfect Day

Castle Bude

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Set within its own grounds, surrounded by stunning scenery,

amazing beaches, canal and wharf, The Castle is the idyllic

place to gather friends and family for your special day.

01288 357302 or email


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▼ The Castle, Bude

dreamvenues

If you are seeking a distinctive wedding venue with views to the beach, canal

and harbour while set in its own grounds, nestling on sand, The Castle,

Bude, is the place for your perfect day. Grade II listed, steeped in history and

heritage, The Castle exudes the elegance of the Victorian age.

Behind its imposing façade, The Castle is a relaxed and friendly venue. Its

tranquil light and spacious rooms provide the perfect setting for your wedding

while being equally suited for all civil ceremonies, from renewing your vows to

naming your new arrival.

A dedicated wedding coordinator will help you make your special day, the most

perfect day.

Contact Nicky on 01288 357302 or email nvanderstelt@bude-stratton.gov.uk

and quote Dream Weddings.

The combination of the amazing setting, having your

own little village of cottages, a beautiful Barn for your

ceremony and the stunning views across the North

Devon countryside makes Country Ways a spectacular

and unique venue for a wedding.

Limited availability for July & August 2018

VERY SPECIAL COTTAGES &

UNIQUE WEDDING VENUE

Little Knowle Farm, Umberleigh EX37 9BJ

Tel: 01769 560503 • www.country-ways.net

▼ The Berry Head Hotel, Brixham

The Berry Head Hotel, Brixham, offers excellent facilities for both formal

and less formal occasions, catering for anything from two to 250 guests.

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

the location is stunning and provides the perfect backdrop for photographs

to be treasured.

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

professional service, traditional hospitality and menus that can be tailored to

suit your requirements.

And the hotel can now offer both indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies.

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

call 01803 853225 or visit the website at www.berryheadhotel.com.

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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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

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▼ Wurzell Weddings, Noss Mayo

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 camping pods should soon

be 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.

A beautiful location with stunning views for your

marquee, tent or tepee wedding.

Lots of parking, mains water and camping.

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

For something truly unique and special, please contact Jackie on

T: 01752 872977

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

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

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Devon Registration

Services

Say "I do" in Devon!

Devon Registration Office

Old Forde House

Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

East Devon Registration Office

all enquiries to Larkbeare House,

Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4NG

(temporary address)

East Devon Registration Office

East Devon Business Centre

Heathpark Way

Heathpark, Honiton, EX14 1SF

Exeter Registration Office

Larkbeare House, Topsham Road,

Exeter, EX2 4NG

SAVE

THE DATE

Sunday

21st January 2018

11am to 3pm

WEDDING

EXTRAVAGANZA

PLYMOUTH’S

PREMIER SHOW -

NOT TO BE MISSED!

See page 43 for full details or call...

01626 873364

Mid Devon Registration Office

Old Heathcoat School Community Centre

King Street, Tiverton, EX16 5JJ

North Devon Registration Office

Taw View, North Walk, Barnstaple, EX31 1ED

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

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

Tel: 01752 268331

www.plymouth.gov.uk

email: regoff@plymouth.gov.uk

Locker Street,

Plymouth PL1 2QD

Photo by Rob Frost

Photography

Let us help

you to make

your perfect day

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index to advertisers

BRIDAL FASHION

Amica Bridal Boutique ..............................11

Anne’s Bridal Designs ...............................16

Bee Bee Gowns.........................................10

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

Budeiful Brides.....................................10/16

Lowen Bridal .............................................14

Luna Daisy Bridal......................................10

Pirouette....................................................11

Rossetti Brides..........................................10

Truly Delightful..........................................11

CAKES

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

Nina’s Cakey Bakies ..................................24

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

Queen Bee Cakes ......................................79

The Westcountry Cheese Co.....................25

White’s Cake House ..................................25

CATERING

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

Claire’s Kitchen .........................................67

Good Food Catering Co.............................66

Scoff Catering ...........................................66

EQUIPMENT HIRE

Total Event Hire.........................................64

FAVOURS

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

St Luke’s Hospice .....................................79

FIREWORKS

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

FLOWERS

Anne Bromwell Flowers ............................22

Please mention Dream Weddings magazine when replying to advertisements

FOLLOW

US ON:

dates for your diary

JANUARY 7: Future Inn, Plymouth (11am to 3pm, contact 01752

701000 or www.futureinns.co.uk/plymouth)

JANUARY 7: Deer Park Hotel, near Honiton (1.30 to 4pm, contact

01404 41266)

JANUARY 13 & 14: Decidedly Different Winter Wedding Show,

Exeter Castle (11am to 4pm, contact 07845 147563 or

www.bluefizzevents.co.uk)

JANUARY 14: Heartlands, Pool (10.30am to 3pm, contact 079697

62525 or www.chicelite.co.uk)

JANUARY 14: Wedding Open Day, Moorland Garden Hotel,

Yelverton (12noon to 3pm, contact 01822 852245 or

www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk)

JANUARY 14: Truro College (10.30am to 3pm, contact 07917

354454 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

JANUARY 17: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter (4pm

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

JANUARY 21: Wedding Extravaganza, Plymouth Guildhall (11am to

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

JANUARY 28: Exeter Racecourse (11am to 3pm, contact 079697

62525 or www.chicelite.co.uk)

JANUARY 28: Imperial Hotel, Torquay (11am to 3pm, contact

07804 283767 or www.byinvitationevents.wordpress.com)

JANUARY 28: The Old Barn, Higher Clovelly, Bideford (10.30am to

3pm, contact 01237 475650)

JANUARY 28: Cliff House, Cliff Road, Salcombe (11am to 3pm,

contact 01548 8447804)

JANUARY 28: Langdon Court Hotel, Langdon, Plymouth, Devon,

PL9 0DY (1 to 4pm, contact 01769 560501)

JANUARY 28: Cornwall College, Trevenson Road, Pool (10.30am to

3pm, contact 07917 354454 or

www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

JANUARY 28: Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (11am to

3pm, contact 07500 868163or www.artofweddings.uk)

FEBRUARY 4: Newton Abbot Racecourse (11am to 3pm, contact

07531 010278 or www.weddingsbyclaire.com)

calling wedding fair organisers

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

Flowers from Bruallen...............................22

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

H Watts Florist ..........................................21

Peamore Flora...........................................20

Simply Flowers .........................................21

HAIR & BEAUTY

Kylee Marie Hair........................................28

Sarah Case................................................28

JEWELLERS

Catherine Bishop.......................................20

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

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

MENSWEAR

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

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

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

Brigid Foley ...............................................32

Jane Louise...............................................32

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

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Bruckshaw Photography...........................14

Clare Kinchin Photography .......................49

Matt Spooner Photography.......................46

Nick Pearce Photography..........................44

Rob Grist Photography .............................34

Twisty Focus Weddings ............................18

REGISTER OFFICES

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

Plymouth Register Office..........................78

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 4: Northcote Manor Hotel, Umberleigh (12noon to

4pm, contact 01769 560501 or www.northcotemanor.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 4: Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives (11am to 3pm,

contact 07917 354454 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 18: Fox & Hounds Country Hotel, Eggesford (11am to

3pm, contact 01769 580345)

FEBRUARY 18: The Alverton Hotel, Truro (11am to 3pm, contact

01872 276633 or www.thealverton.co.uk)

FEBRUARY 22: Wedding Open Day, Moorland Garden Hotel,

Yelverton (4 to 7pm, contact 01822 852245 or

www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk)

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Come2Gether Weddings ...........................64

Lovingly by Lesley ....................................64

PMGD Cutz ...............................................34

Prism Photobooths...................................51

TRANSPORT

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

CDEC.........................................................45

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

Perrings Wedding Cars.............................45

VENUES

Bedford Hotel............................................60

Bickley Mill................................................62

Berry Head Hotel.......................................76

Boringdon Park.........................................76

The Castle Bude ........................................74

Castle Hill..................................................76

Churston Manor........................................55

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

Colehayes Park .........................................56

Country Ways ...........................................75

Dainton Park .............................................59

Dartmoor Lodge Hotel ..............................52

Duke of Cornwall Hotel .............................48

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

Elfordleigh.................................................68

Exeter Court Hotel.....................................69

Exeter Guildhall .........................................65

Future Inns................................................72

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

Hannafore Point Hotel...............................76

Holne Park House .....................................68

FEBRUARY 25: St. Austell Conference Centre, Carclaze (11am to

3pm, contact 07500 868163 or www.artofweddings.uk)

FEBRUARY 25: Open Day, Dartington Hall, Dartington (11am to

3pm, contact 01803 847145)

MARCH 4: Lewtrenchard Manor, Okehampton (11am to 3pm,

contact 01566 783222 or www.lewtrenchard.co.uk)

MARCH 4: The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford (11am to 3pm,

contact 01237 472366 or www.thenorthdevonweddingshow.co.uk)

MARCH 4: Eden Project, Bodelva (11am to 3pm, contact 07917

354454 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

MARCH 4: Penmorvah Manor Hotel (11am to 3pm, contact 07500

868163 or www.artofweddings.uk)

MARCH 18: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter (11am

to 4pm, contact 01392 221111 or www.buckerelllodgehotel.com)

MARCH 18: Cornwall College, Pool (10.30am to 3pm, contact

07917 354454 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

MARCH 22: Wedding Open Day, Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton

(4 to 7pm, contact 01822 852245 or

www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk)

MARCH 25:: Dawlish Manor House, Old Town Street, Dawlish

(11am to 3pm, contact 0131 463 8368 or www.diverseevents.com)

APRIL 7: The Rosevine, Portscatho (11am to 3pm, contact 01872

580 206 or www.rosevine.co.uk)

Hotel California .........................................70

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

Kennaway House.......................................75

Kitley House..............................................61

Lakeview Manor........................................63

Manor House Dawlish...............................52

Moorland Garden Hotel.............................50

Mount Edgcumbe......................................53

National Marine Aquarium ........................77

Osborne Hotel...........................................50

Pencarrow.................................................63

Pentire Hotel .............................................57

Queens Court Hotel...................................69

Richardson Hotels.....................................62

Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club.....60

St Mellion International.............................54

Sweetlands Woodland Weddings..............72

Ta Mill .......................................................73

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

TLH Toorak Hotel ......................................56

Trenderway Farm ......................................58

Trethorne Golf Club...................................73

Two Bridges Hotel.....................................60

Wurzell Weddings.....................................77

Yurtcamp...................................................57

WEDDING FAIRS

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

Blue Fizz Events ........................................44

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

North Devon Wedding Show ....................42

Simply Weddings......................................46

Wedding by Claire.....................................42

WEDDING PLANNING

Kelly Louise Weddings..............................34

APRIL 8: Legacy Victoria Hotel, Newquay (11am to 3pm, contact

07917 354454 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

APRIL 8: Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (11am to 3pm,

contact 07500 868163or www.artofweddings.uk)

APRIL 22: Truro College (10.30am to 3pm, contact 07917 354454

or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

APRIL 29: Wedding Open Day, Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton

(12noon to 3pm, contact 01822 852245 or

www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk)

APRIL 29: Dartington Hall, Dartington (11am to 3pm, contact

01803 847145 or www.dartington.org)

APRIL 29: Heartlands, Pool (10.30am to 3pm, contact 07969

762525)

MAY 6: St. Austell Conference Centre, Carclaze (11am to 3pm,

contact 07500 868163 or www.artofweddings.uk)

MAY 16: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter (6.30pm to

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

MAY 20: Chapel Farm Newquay (11am to 3pm, contact 07917

354454 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

MAY 24: Wedding Open Day, Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton (4

to 7pm, contact 01822 852245 or

www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk)

JUNE 10: TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay (11am to 4pm, contact 01803

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

JUNE 10: Exeter Racecourse, Kennford (11am to 3pm, contact

079697 62525 or www.chicelite.co.uk)

JUNE 10: Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives (11am to 3pm, contact

07917 354454 or www.simplyweddingscornwall.co.uk)

JUNE 24: Wedding Open Day, Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton

(12noon to 3pm, contact 01822 852245 or

www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk)

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

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

JULY 26: Wedding Open Day, Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton

(12noon to 3pm, contact 01822 852245 or

www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk)

Organisers of Autumn 2018 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, 2018.

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