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.

Wedding News: Enjoy fine dining at Da Kona at Wyndham Trenython Manor

Enjoy fine dining at Da Kona at Wyndham Trenython Manor

Luxury hotel and lodge resort Wyndham Trenython Manor (part of IDILIQ Hotels & Resorts) recently elevated its dining offering with the opening of a fine dining restaurant, Da Kona. Set in a grand, characterful room panelled with carved oak walls said to date back to the 16th century, the ornate decor of the Da Kona restaurant immerses guests in history and sets the scene for a night of indulgence. The menu consists of locally sourced, fresh Cornish ingredients including crab, sea bass and Cornish-bred beef. Head chef Mauricio Zambrano is passionate about working with the best local suppliers, fishermen and farmers to provide the highest quality ingredients and dishes possible. Serving extensive breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunch menus, guests can enjoy a full Cornish-cooked breakfast paired with a Buck's Fizz, and there are also continental and children's breakfasts available.

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Wedding News: Lympstone Manor unveils its first Classic Cuvée, harvested from its vineyard

Lympstone Manor unveils its first Classic Cuvée, harvested from its vineyard

Luxury Devon country house hotel Lympstone Manor is thrilled to announce the launch of its 2020 Classic Cuvée under its "Lympstone Manor Estate" label. Five years after chef and owner Michael Caines planted 17,500 vines in 2018, the long-anticipated launch marks the first sparkling wine produced from the hotel's vineyard, to sit alongside its award-winning 2020 Triassic Pinot Noir, launched in 2022. The estate will also launch a still Rosé Wine in addition to the Classic Cuvée, to be named "Isabeau" after Michael's daughter. This will be followed by further releases of wine including a barrel-aged Chardonnay next year to mark the 7th anniversary of the opening of the hotel.

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Wedding News: Make the most of the heatwave with Harbour Hotels

Make the most of the heatwave with Harbour Hotels

Make the most of the heatwave this September by booking a last-minute staycation with Harbour Hotels in Devon and Cornwall. Located just a few hours on the train from London, Harbour Beach Club & Hotel in Salcombe, Devon offers panoramic views across the picture-perfect beach. Visitors looking for invigorating outdoor experiences can book wild sea swimming lessons with adventure wellness brand Wild Beings, complimentary water sports lessons, paddle boarding or paddle board yoga, kayaking and guided seal walks. Those looking for a slower pace can escape for early morning beachside yoga, guided meditation hikes or enjoy marine-inspired treatments at the spa. Guests can also pick up a picnic from the restaurant to take with them as they explore local coves along winding coastal paths or stroll along to the picturesque town of Salcombe for ice cream.

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Wedding News: Newquay Harbour Festival set to take place on Saturday 16th September

Newquay Harbour Festival set to take place on Saturday 16th September

On Saturday 16th September from 10 am until late, the bustling Newquay Harbour will celebrate all it has to offer with the inaugural Newquay Harbour Festival. From community-driven organizations like the Rowing Club and RNLI to year-round hospitality at the Boathouse and Harbour Fish and Grill, this festival will truly capture the spirit of Newquay with a day of fun-filled activities and entertainment for all ages, celebrating the rich history and vibrant culture of the iconic Newquay Harbour. The sound of music will fill the air as local bands and artists take to the stage, creating a lively and vibrant atmosphere throughout the day. From foot-tapping folk tunes to energizing rock beats, there will be something to suit every musical taste.

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Wedding News: Four tips for storing your wedding dress after the big day

Four tips for storing your wedding dress after the big day

With September tipped to be the most popular month for weddings, when the big day is done deciding what to do with a wedding dress can be tricky. Whilst some people sell them or donate them so future brides can use them, others prefer to keep hold of them and preserve the memory of their wedding day. If you're looking to preserve your wedding dress after the big day, or pass it down to future generations, proper storage is essential in maintaining its pristine condition. With this in mind, Vlatka Lake, storage expert at Space Station shares four tips for storing your wedding dress to keep it in pristine condition. Vlatka adds: "Before putting your dress into storage, make sure you have it cleaned to remove any stains or marks that may have appeared from your wedding day. The most important thing to remember when putting your wedding gown into storage is that it shouldn't be stored in a plastic bag or hung on a hanger. "Plastic covers don't allow for humidity changes and can often let light in that will fade the material of your dress. Hanging your dress can also affect its shape by adding unnecessary stress on the seams or the fabric."

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Wedding News: Big-day gifting ideas from Don't Buy Her Flowers

Big-day gifting ideas from Don't Buy Her Flowers

Gift company, Don't Buy Her Flowers, prides itself for having thoughtfulness at its core, with customers able to create a bespoke gift box that perfectly suits the person and occasion. Whether it's to celebrate, commiserate or offer someone some TLC during a tough time, Don't Buy Her Flowers offers a range of luxury British products from delicious treats, cashmere socks and bubble bath to the perfect G&T and a selection of great books. Each gift box is beautifully gift wrapped with the customer's personalised message handwritten on the gift tag, making it the perfect package for everyone from mothers, newlyweds, teachers and employees.

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Wedding News: Unique gifts couples give each other on their wedding day

Unique gifts couples give each other on their wedding day

The team at hampers.com recently surveyed UK adults who have gotten married or attended a wedding in the past five years, with the goal of determining what the gifting landscape looks like for wedding season. In doing so, they spoke to almost 800 newlyweds from across the UK and a further 1,400 UK adults who have attended a wedding in the same time frame. Firstly, the study found that it's common for brides and grooms to buy each other a gift for the wedding day itself, with 65% stating they did this for their own wedding day. The average spend was found to be £115, with women most likely to purchase a pocket watch (24%) or a vintage bottle of alcohol (22%) and men most likely to purchase jewellery (37%) or personalised 'Mrs' clothing (19%)...

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Wedding News: The Food Drink Devon Awards Unveils this Year's Outstanding Finalists

The Food Drink Devon Awards Unveils this Year's Outstanding Finalists

With the highly anticipated annual Food Drink Devon Awards taking place in October, Food Drink Devon is delighted to announce this year's finalists in the prestigious awards. Following the closure of entries in April, a distinguished panel of judges and industry experts embarked on assessing and judging an unprecedented number of entries. Including many of the county's most respected and influential artisan food and drink producers, more than 300 products were sampled, 95 hospitality establishments visited, 30 retail outlets scrutinised and eight Training School / Learning Experiences were participated in, to select Devon's finest. Winners will be announced during the organisation's glittering black tie award ceremony on Monday 2nd October 2023 at Sandy Park conference centre in Exeter, home of Premiership rugby team Exeter Chiefs.

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Wedding News: Devon-based Bar Buoy launches bottled Espresso Martini

Devon-based Bar Buoy launches bottled Espresso Martini

The team behind Bar Buoy premium bottled cocktails has teamed up with fellow Devon businesses, Owens Coffee and TORS vodka to reveal its deliciously decadent Espresso Martini (15% ABV). Bar Buoy's Espresso Martini is expertly crafted with Dartmoor-based TORS vodka, coffee liqueur, Owens organic cold brew espresso and sugar syrup. The tasty rich aroma captures the heady scent of freshly roasted coffee. It's punchy, bitter, sweet and smooth all at the same time. To serve, chill the Bar Buoy Espresso Martini in the fridge, give it a good shake in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice to achieve a thick foam, strain into a martini glass and garnish with three coffee beans – which are said to represent health, wealth and happiness.

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Wedding News: Five reasons why Champagne is the pinnacle of sparkling wine

Five reasons why Champagne is the pinnacle of sparkling wine

The Champagne Bureau UK* have rounded up five reasons why Champagne is the long-standing pinnacle of sparkling wine. Firstly, Champagne only comes from Champagne. Champagne is a 100% French product - the Champagne region is located in France, approximately 90 miles east of Paris. It is a protected appellation (AOC). From 816 to 1825, France's royalty was crowned in Champagne's Reims Cathedral, where Champagne was said to flow freely at all the coronation banquets. Soon, highly prized for their taste and finesse, it became customary to gift these wines to any royalty visiting the region. This is how the Champagne came to be known as the wine of coronation and known in France as "the wine of Kings and the King of wines".

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Wedding News: 7 ways to ask your friends to be bridesmaids

7 ways to ask your friends to be bridesmaids

Bridesmaid proposals are a special moment in any friendship so it's natural to want to put some thought behind popping the question. Personalising gifts such as photo frames or pyjamas are a great way to give friends something they can keep forever. The glass experts at MeandMyGlass.co.uk have shared some of the best bridesmaid proposal ideas to make the occasion memorable.John Cutts, founder of MeandMyGlass said, "Asking your friends and family to be bridesmaids is a special moment and should be done in a special way. "You can't go wrong with a personal touch which is why things like photo frames and pyjamas are a great way to show appreciation to your bridesmaids and you know they'll keep their gift.

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Wedding News: Enjoy a sensational summer cocktail this bank holiday from Hattiers Rum

Enjoy a sensational summer cocktail this bank holiday from Hattiers Rum

Enjoy a sensational summer cocktail this bank holiday weekend from Devon-based B Corp company Hattiers Rum. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine while sipping on a refreshing Hattiers Rum cocktail. Sure to put you in a sunny mood, Hattiers Rum's Eminence Blended Aged White Rum is the essence of summer and quite simply delightful in cocktails at summer garden parties and picnics, savoured on a balmy summer's evening over ice, or enjoying neat poolside. The UK's first B Corp-certified rum, Hattiers has a fresh take on the traditional art of rum blending with an uncompromising approach to quality and sustainability. Sourcing finely aged rums from over 25 distilleries around the world, their versatile and accessible blends consist of carefully selected rums married together with pure Dartmoor water at their Devon blending house and distillery.

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Wedding News: Wedding fragrance suggestions

Wedding fragrance suggestions

Floral, citrus, or woody - and everything in between - wedding scents are becoming more popular as couples incorporate them into their day. They can provide an ideal way to remember the occasion, the trigger of a special memory when you come across that fragrance connected to it. What's more, key scents can also help control emotions according to psychologists. Yasmin Sharp, essential oils expert at Nikura, says, "With more than 12 million hashtag views on TikTok, wedding scents (#weddingscent) are becoming more and more popular

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Wedding News: Cornwall and Devon's dog-friendly beaches take the top spot

Cornwall and Devon's dog-friendly beaches take the top spot

Taking your dog on holiday can be one of the greatest joys of pet ownership. But it's not always as easy to plan a staycation with your pooch in tow, that's why the pet experts at PDSA Pet Insurance have pulled together their favourite dog-friendly beaches so you don't have to, with Cornwall and Devon topping the charts! "In the UK, we're lucky to be (literally) surrounded by amazing coastline and loads of beaches, which can be fun for us and our canine pals," explains PDSA Vet Nurse Nina Downing. "But not every beach is dog friendly, so before you go anywhere make sure you've researched the area first to make sure there are no restrictions in place.

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Wedding News: Wedding ring mistakes to avoid!

Wedding ring mistakes to avoid!

Aimee Howlett, jewellery expert at Diamonds Factory, has shared how to choose and clean your wedding band. 'When choosing your wedding band, it's important to consider your lifestyle and daily activities. If you're someone with an active lifestyle you might want to go for a more durable material like platinum or tungsten that can withstand potential scratches and avoid a ring that has diamonds. With this in mind, it's worth visiting a jewellery store and trying on different styles of wedding bands, which can be really fun! Pay attention to comfort, fit, and how well it pairs with your engagement ring (if you have one).

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Wedding News: Wedding gift inspiration from L'OR

Wedding gift inspiration from L'OR

Coffee brand L'OR provides the perfect machine which will ensure you capture the heart of any coffee-loving couple, whilst also providing a useful gift that lasts! With a unique double-spouted design that offers flexibility to adapt to different coffee preferences, the L'OR BARISTA is powered by Phillips technology and has become a much-loved coffee machine since its launch. What's more, the machine is not only compatible with L'OR pods, but also a wide range of alternative branded coffee capsules on the market*, providing maximum flexibility and choice.

L'OR BARISTA Sublime Coffee Machine (£104.99*) is available in Piano Noir, Satin Blanc and Sunset Rubis, while the L'OR BARISTA Original Latte Machines (£164.99*) is available in Piano Noir and includes built-in milk frother.

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Wedding News: 7 topics all couples should cover in a prenup

7 topics all couples should cover in a prenup

While a prenuptial agreement is unlikely to be on many people's wedding checklist, a family lawyer has urged couples who will be tying the knot in the coming months to consider making it a key priority. With research by the law firm revealing that Google searches for terms related to prenups including 'what is a prenup?', 'meaning of prenups' and 'prenups in the UK' have increased by 21% in the last three months compared to the three months previous, it is clear they are growing in popularity.

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Wedding News: Ugly Butterfly in Cornwall unveils new luxury afternoon tea

Ugly Butterfly in Cornwall unveils new luxury afternoon tea

Renowned Chef Adam Handling has launched a brand-new, luxury afternoon tea offering at his award-winning restaurant, Ugly Butterfly in St. Ives, with optional free-flowing bubbles that celebrates the history and tradition of the iconic British afternoon tea, whilst maintaining Ugly Butterfly's ethos of celebrating the very best of Cornish produce and reflecting the sustainable philosophy, for which the restaurant has become known. The afternoon tea has a selection of sandwiches, savouries and sweets that all use ingredients from local suppliers. The sandwich fillings include St. Ives smokehouse salmon with cream cheese on rye bread and St. Ewe egg mayonnaise with cress on malted bread.

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Wedding News: Garden wedding ideas for the big day

Garden wedding ideas for the big day

Co-founder of Togather.com, Hugo Campbell, unveils garden wedding ideas for the big day. As wedding trends evolve, couples may be seeking unique ways to celebrate their special day. For those looking to embrace a laid-back atmosphere and the shabby chic aesthetic, from Ottolenghi-style dining and Aperol carts, to enchanting fairylights and the perfect venue. A festival theme: Many couples are looking for maximum flexibility and the ability to perfectly match their food to the vibe of the day. This summer Togather.com is seeing many couples opting for a festival feel for their food, hiring multiple different street food trucks and allowing their guests a choice of handheld food rather than a sit-down meal. This means they can cater to all sorts of dietary requirements and preferences as well as give their guests a more relaxed feel.

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Wedding News: Devon's best food and drink experiences revealed for summer

Devon's best food and drink experiences revealed for summer

Food Drink Devon, a membership of more than 350 food and drink producers, hospitality and retailer members, suggests some of the highlights from the county to enjoy this summer. Want to learn more about your favourite Devon food and drink, meet the producers, taste their creations, make your own and learn some new skills? Whatever your favourite tipple or pastime, there's a masterclass or guided tasting to suit everyone. Dip into chocolate making. Explore the spirit world. Get hands-on in the kitchen with some serious cookery skills. Dust down the barbecue and learn how to cook on fire or spend a family day planting seeds and exploring nature.

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