Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding news and ideas from around the area

All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Devon or Cornwall, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.

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The Stack in Trelion, Cornwall, now licensed for weddings

The Stack in Trelion, Cornwall, now licensed for weddings

The Stack located in Trelion, Cornwall, is a quirky 19th-century engine house situated in a secluded valley surrounded by manicured gardens. It boasts luxurious interiors including a sunken hot tub on the terrace, a cinema room and an al fresco kitchen equipped with a pizza oven. It sleeps up to six guests with two well-behaved dogs also welcome and the property is now licensed for weddings, the perfect pick for an elopement celebration or a small micro wedding.... read more

Posted: 2 March 2021

‘Insta-worthy’ engagement posts

‘Insta-worthy’ engagement posts

From famous landmarks to atmospheric candles - Austen & Blake, diamond ring specialists, has revealed the engagement posts that got the most love and what makes them so 'likeable'. The company analysed hundreds of the top 'liked' Instagram photos from around the world to find out the common features that appear the most.With more than 2 million #isaidyes and 1 million #wereengaged and #wegotenagaged hashtags appearing on the popular platform, there was no shortage of love announcements to choose from.So what makes an engagement picture go viral other than people being happy for you? Below, Austen & Blake breaks down the features you need to know about if you want to nail the perfect post.... read more

Posted: 1 March 2021

Pop the question with Team Hen

Pop the question with Team Hen

After this week's announcement giving us the go ahead to start making plans again for the summer and beyond it's no better time to set about planning your hen do! From hen party connoisseurs Team Hen, the arrival of its new bridesmaid and maid-of-honour proposal gift boxes means there's no better way to pop the question to your bride tribe. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think they make the perfect gifts for you best girls - can we have one!... read more

Posted: 26 February 2021

Acer Catering in Tiverton, Devon, offer ideas for weddings large and small

Acer Catering in Tiverton, Devon, offer ideas for weddings large and small

Acer Catering located in Tiverton, Devon source local produce for their freshly prepared dishes and specialise in homemade food. Wendy, Steve and Jo offer couples the opportunity to meet the team and attend one free tasting session before their wedding. A menu tailored to each couple's needs can then be created, taking into account any dietary requirements. Ideas include a quintessential afternoon tea, a barbecue, fine dining and traditional roast dinners, perfect for intimate micro weddings and larger celebrations. There's also a fully licensed bar available on request.... read more

Posted: 25 February 2021

I do, I do, I do... with a prenuptial agreement in place!

I do, I do, I do... with a prenuptial agreement in place!

Not just reserved for celebrities and millionaires, prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular with modern couples too, no matter their financial status. With the uncertainty 2020 has brought to the economic and employment market, it can only be seen as a positive step to raise awareness of the importance of prenuptial agreements and eliminate the stigma surrounding them. Millennials, in particular, need to be made aware of the significance of prenups, as they aren't necessarily something to be viewed negatively or avoided, it's simply a sensible way to protect yourself and your finances.... read more

Posted: 24 February 2021

The road map to freedom.... and weddings!

The road map to freedom.... and weddings!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ yesterday, as we waited with bated breath to hear what Boris Johnson had to say in his announcement, our biggest concern was that he wouldn't address the wedding and events sector at all in his initial proposals for the coming months. One big exhale later, and we were delighted that we had SOMETHING we can start shouting about and we're certainly here to be the ones to do it - yipee!... read more

Posted: 23 February 2021

Devon voted among the 10 best places in the UK for some rest and relaxation

Devon voted among the 10 best places in the UK for some rest and relaxation

With the demand for rural retreats rising and more people looking to escape the typical tourist hotspots for some peace and quiet in the UK, holiday provider Cottages in Northumberland reveals the top places to visit nationwide for some rest and relaxation - perfect for staycation minimoons! Think about what makes an area quiet - no people, no noise, no light pollution and plenty of nature and wildlife. Cottages in Northumberland looked closely at this across England, Scotland and Wales, pulling together data covering population count, National Park counts and Dark Sky sites. This data was then ranked to reveal the UK's quietest areas which are all perfect locations to travel to on your next adventure, But which area in the UK did they find to be the best for finding peace and quiet?... read more

Posted: 23 February 2021

Getting married? Make sure you debunk your mortgage before tying the knot

Getting married? Make sure you debunk your mortgage before tying the knot

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes...... a mortgage! Yes, it may not sound that romantic, but owning your own home is high on the agenda for many nearlyweds-to-be. While wedding plans may be top of the list, lots of couples picture themselves settling into married life in the comfort of their perfect home without always considering the complexities that need some thought before achieving homeownership – such as being self-employed, having bad credit or being a single parent. Applying for a mortgage can feel like information overload, and hard to separate the facts from fiction. There are many misconceptions around mortgage lending, which can be harmful as many people are left feeling insecure about their financial situation. To help couples navigate the word of mortgages, Paul Coss, Co-Founder of Haysto, has debunked five common myths:... read more

Posted: 22 February 2021

Travel-inspired wedding gifts

Travel-inspired wedding gifts

This past year has placed extra significance on those precious holiday memories, and if you're dreaming of far away lands and distant shores then these travel-inspired prints will be a welcome delight. Perfect to add to your big-day gift list, and to adorn your home as newlyweds, Places & Spaces Art Co. has a wide range of original and personalised art prints - why not gift to your loved one with the sentiment of looking forward to your honeymoon when we can travel again?... read more

Posted: 19 February 2021

Plymouth-based Wildflower Floristry recommend sustainable summer blooms

Plymouth-based Wildflower Floristry recommend sustainable summer blooms

Lucy Cooper is the creative force behind Wildflower Floristry, a local, independent florist based in Plymouth. We catch up with her for tips on picking sustainable wedding flowers for your arrangements this summer.Lucy says, "The first thing to bear in mind while planning sustainable summer wedding flowers is the varieties themselves. The summer season offers an array of beautiful blooms, all of which lend themselves to many styles and designs. From pretty wildflower daisies, delphiniums and lavender that help create a country garden feel to the beautifully scented garden roses, hydrangeas and peonies best suited to a more classic theme.... read more

Posted: 18 February 2021

Planning a post-Covid wedding

Planning a post-Covid wedding

In lockdown 3.0 most of us would be hard pushed to remember a time when we could plan a wedding without having to consider the necessary social restrictions. Usual headaches like seating plans and flowers seem minor in comparison to having to contend with whether The Big Day can even go ahead or how the guest list can be reduced enough to comply. Even with the initial successes of the vaccine rollout, we're all still facing a long road ahead, before we can get back to normality.... read more

Posted: 17 February 2021

Ilfracombe-based Booth Fantasia unveil package for micro weddings

Ilfracombe-based Booth Fantasia unveil package for micro weddings

Party and entertainment experts Booth Fantasia located in Ilfracombe, North Devon, is currently offering a unique package on all of their services that include a fun magic mirror, ever-popular photo booth and a unique photo pod. The package allows couples a three-hour hire period, props, a backdrop, booth assistants, a complimentary memory book and a free upgrade to unlimited prints. All hire will be Covid-secure and the idea has been tailor-made with micro weddings in mind.... read more

Posted: 16 February 2021

Government announcement – what we need to happen

Government announcement – what we need to happen

With less than a week to go until Monday the 22nd February, the whole wedding industry waits on Boris Johnson's announcement to outline the roadmap out of lockdown. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we have completely and whole-heartedly empathised with the whole of our wedding community, from the couples who have had to postponed their weddings on multiple occasions, to the businesses that have had to adapt to new restrictions and regulations to overcome such dire prospects in the last year. The UK wedding industry normally hosts 20 million wedding guests and 252,000 weddings every year, worth more than £10billion to Britain's economy. Unbelievably despite these astronomical figures, many wedding industry professionals have had little if any support from government financial schemes over the course of the last year.... read more

Posted: 16 February 2021

Most romantic destinations in the UK

Most romantic destinations in the UK

The last year has certainly changed the way we make our plans; local weddings and UK minimoons will be a priority for this year and beyond! Luckily, the UK has some stunning coastal locations, idyllic countryside hotspots and cool cities to suit whatever your desires. Why not even mix it up with a city escape mixed with countryside charm; London and the home counties are all on your doorstep! Holiday cottage company, Lyme Bay Holidays have analysed data to find the UK's most romantic destinations and Bristol ranks in the top ten. Read on to find out if your area features in the romance chart...... read more

Posted: 15 February 2021

De Vere donates over £200,000 to NHS Charities Together

De Vere donates over £200,000 to NHS Charities Together

De Vere, a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels - many of which are outstanding wedding venues - has donated £202,248 to NHS Charities Together to help NHS staff, volunteers and patients at the centre of the COVID-19 crisis. The money was raised when De Vere pledged a proportion of the value of each direct bedroom booking, including VAT, to NHS Charities Together* after the hotels were allowed to open in August 2020. De Vere's donation will help support NHS staff, volunteers and patients in key areas including welfare and wellbeing, assistance for patients leaving hospital, and long-term mental health support for NHS workers.... read more

Posted: 12 February 2021

Polurrian on the Lizard offer new Cornish elopement package

Polurrian on the Lizard offer new Cornish elopement package

Clifftop hotel Polurrian on the Lizard located in Mullion, Cornwall and perched on the unspoilt Lizard Peninsula boasts panoramic coastal views and has introduced an Elopement Package following a surge in enquiries about intimate weddings. The Never Let Me Go package includes, but is not limited to the ceremony room hire; a two-night stay in a Superior Sea View Room, two members of the team to act as witnesses, a three-course meal from the daily menu and a bottle of champagne.... read more

Posted: 11 February 2021

Hitting the right notes with new card range

Hitting the right notes with new card range

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, one thing we have gained from lockdown is the love of sending a card in the post - an email just doesn't quite cut it! New stationery brand 'Say it with Songs' has an exciting bold range that covers all occasions, combining the power of a song with the sentiment of a greeting card to help us connect or reconnect with the people in our lives. Read on to be inspired...... read more

Posted: 10 February 2021

Southern Halt in Cornwall offers minimoon and staycation honeymoon opportunity

Southern Halt in Cornwall offers minimoon and staycation honeymoon opportunity

With travel restrictions in place for overseas honeymoons for the foreseeable future, many newlywed couples will be taking this memorable trip in the UK this year, or opting for a minimoon before going abroad when the travel corridors reopen. Southern Halt located in Cornwall is the perfect honeymoon retreat, providing luxury lodges of the highest standard, all in beautiful surroundings. Charteroak own this romantic location, one of two in Cornwall. The luxury lodges feature the finest fixtures and fittings, many with private hot tubs.... read more

Posted: 9 February 2021

For Valentine's Day and the rest of 2021

For Valentine's Day and the rest of 2021

With vaccines well and truly providing the road to recovery in the UK we can start to dream again about romantic breaks away with loved ones. Not only do venue gift vouchers make for the perfect V-day gift - especially if you're stuck for ideas - but it's also something truly thoughtful and romantic to look forward to! It's time to start putting plans and holidays in the diary once again, and where better to start then an idyllic break for two at one of these Exclusive Collection properties... read more

Posted: 9 February 2021

Exclusive last minute Valentine's Day offers from Pinkster Gin

Exclusive last minute Valentine's Day offers from Pinkster Gin

If you have a gin loving partner, friend or family member that you want to surprise and delight this Valentine's Day, then look no further than these two fabulous offers from Pinkster Gin, the Limited Edition 'Let the love beGin' bottle and The Pinkster Gin Home Tasting Kit for Two.Pinkster Gin the pioneers of pink gin have an exclusive offer on their 'Let the love beGin' limited edition bottles. What's more, if you order a bottle of this fabulous raspberry infused gin by Sunday 14th February then you will also receive a free pack of eight Fever-Tree tonics (usually £5.00)... read more

Posted: 8 February 2021

Evidence that love at first sight exists

Evidence that love at first sight exists

Ahh February the month of love, and after 2020's year of postponed weddings here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we certainly think 2021 is going to be the year of love! But what is it that makes us fall in love? Humour, looks, hobbies, or just a gut feeling? The team at Pure Optical present the science behind the phenomenon Love at First Sight (yes it really does exist) along with 5 reasons that will prove it to even the harshest of sceptics.... read more

Posted: 8 February 2021

Team Hen releases new self care gifts

Team Hen releases new self care gifts

The latest arrivals from Team Hen have landed and, most-importantly, make for the perfect stress-relievers for the 2021 bride. If the wedding planning is proving too much - it was already up there with the stresses of changing jobs and moving home and that's without lockdowns and pandemics thrown in - nothing quite beats sliding into the tub with your favourite wedding magazine, a glass of wine and the opportunity to savour a little self care.... read more

Posted: 5 February 2021

Stonerush Lakes in Cornwall offer minimoon opportunities

Stonerush Lakes in Cornwall offer minimoon opportunities

With travel restrictions in place for overseas honeymoons for the foreseeable future, many newlywed couples will be taking this memorable trip in the UK this year, or opting for a minimoon before going abroad when the travel corridors reopen. Stonerush Lakes located in Cornwall is the perfect honeymoon retreat, providing luxury lodges of the highest standard, all in beautiful surroundings. Charteroak own this romantic location, one of two in Cornwall. The luxury lodges feature the finest fixtures and fittings, many with private hot tubs.... read more

Posted: 4 February 2021

Wedding trend predictions for 2021

Wedding trend predictions for 2021

With many wedding ceremonies and receptions being affected or put on hold during the last twelve months as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the government's vaccination plan has finally give the wedding sector a glimmer of hope for newlyweds-to-be. Here, a selection of hotels, wedding venues and minimoon destinations have given their trend predictions for the coming year and beyond; from keeping the wedding bookings and suppliers within your local county, to choosing a winter wedding and planning a UK honeymoon - there's lots to be inspired by!... read more

Posted: 3 February 2021

Hoburne Devon Bay win national award

Hoburne Devon Bay win national award

Hoburne Devon Bay, perfect for those looking to book a staycation in the region this summer, has won a national award after being praised by its holidaymakers for its outstanding customer service during the COVID-19 pandemic.The family-run company has been named winner of the Feefo Trusted Service Award, and it's the third year running that Hoburne has received the accolade.The independent seal of excellence recognises delivering exceptional experiences based on customer feedback.Despite Hoburne complying to the lockdown guidelines, the business still prioritised its customers, offering guests peace of mind with its coronavirus booking guarantee. Hoburne utilised its social media channels to provide regular updates and called thousands of its holidaymakers, with every customer receiving a personal phone call to discuss their holiday booking.... read more

Posted: 2 February 2021

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