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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: David’s Bridal commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale

David’s Bridal commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale

Bridal store chain, David's Bridal has confirmed that all UK stores are launching a closing down sale, with dramatic reductions across wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and more. Following its administration announcement last month, David's Bridal is closing all four of it's UK stores, with all stock discounted. David's Bridal's extensive closing down sale will commence with at least 40% off everything in-store.

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Wedding News: National Nature Reserves week has begun across Devon and Cornwall

National Nature Reserves week has begun across Devon and Cornwall

The first-ever National Nature Reserves Week has begun, with people up and down Devon and Cornwall being encouraged to get out and about and explore nature in one of England's 221 National Nature Reserves (NNRs). The ten-day event, a new annual celebration will champion the country's 221 National Nature Reserves and the benefits they provide for nature and people. The NNRs boast a unique tapestry of flora, fauna and geological wonders and are home to more than 17,000 species, spanning 106,000 hectares of protected habitat across every corner of England - approximately 0.7% of the country's land surface. The event is being marked with a host of activities – a number of which are free of charge which families up and down the country can enjoy. Events are being held in East Dartmoor, the Pebblebed Heaths in Devon, Golitha Falls and The Lizard in Cornwall, and include bat walks, art sessions and an open day at Goss Moor in Cornwall.

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Wedding News: One4all Gift Cards expands partnerships

One4all Gift Cards expands partnerships

Popular wedding gifting brand leading multi-store gift card, One4all Gift Cards, has announced two exciting new partnerships with global fashion retailer, ASOS, and premium e-commerce marketplace, Secret Sales - making it an even more appealing choice for wedding day gifting. ASOS, one of the largest international e-commerce retailers, is now accepting the One4all Gift Card for all online purchases, meaning customers can access all their favourite brands at the touch of a button. With over 850 brands to choose from as well as their own ASOS ranges, which include Collusion and Topshop, shoppers will be spoilt for choice. As a forward-thinking brand, ASOS interpret the latest trends into more than 30 different sizes, allowing all customers to find something they love. As well as the chance to shop for clothing, accessories and beauty products from a variety of brands.

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Wedding News: Falmouth Food Festival set to take place from 26th - 28th May

Falmouth Food Festival set to take place from 26th - 28th May

The first-ever Falmouth Food Festival is set to take place between May 26th and the 28th after co-founders Barney and Harry, who were both born in Falmouth, decided to combine their passion for food, drink and events. Backed by FALMOUTH CREATES, the collaborative team curated by the award-winning Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID), the event will be held in Church Street Car Park's lower section. With incredible harbour views, it has become one of the key event spaces in Falmouth.

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Wedding News: South Of England wins battle of the spas reveals Spabreaks.com

South Of England wins battle of the spas reveals Spabreaks.com

Spabreaks.com 2022 booking data has revealed that spas in the South totalled 57.4% of all bookings made in 2022, winning the battle of the spas against the north of England. The UK spa industry has a lot to offer, whether you're looking to escape to the countryside or fancy break in the city. Whether it's in the north or south, there's a place in the UK that will accommodate whatever spa break you're looking for.

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Wedding News: Weddings in 2023: Make sure your big day is protected

Weddings in 2023: Make sure your big day is protected

A wedding is a special day for a couple, but it can also be an expensive one. Between venues, caterers, photographers, dresses, and entertainment, the costs can add up and even run into the tens of thousands. And with the current cost of living, couples will also be navigating rising costs. For those planning a wedding, it's important you insure yourself against anything that could go awry just before, or on the big day. For those aiming to tie the knot this year, Alex Cross, Insurance Director at Tesco Bank shares his top tips on things to consider for your wedding day and make sure you're covered so things can run as smoothly as possible.

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Wedding News: Enjoy a Devonshire mini-moon in a vintage American airstream with Finest Retreats

Enjoy a Devonshire mini-moon in a vintage American airstream with Finest Retreats

Couples wanting a mini-moon in Devon will love the 1956 vintage American airstream available to book through Finest Retreats. The classic trailer is a Sovereign of the Road model that's hidden away in a secluded corner within a private woodland setting in the Dartmoor hills offering quirky accommodation for two people. It boasts a large outdoor deck with a dining table and chairs, a parasol, a barbecue, sun loungers, a double hammock, outdoor chess and table football, and an indulgent outdoor oak Japanese wood-fired spa bath. There's also a smart TV, sound system, Wi-fi, combination oven, induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, power shower, and even under-floor heating and air conditioning.

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Wedding News: Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May

Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May

Planning a wedding can certainly be an exciting time, from picking the cake to choosing the entertainment, it's full of fun tasks to check off a to-do list. However, wedding planning can also come with a host of negativities such as worrying about money and feeling anxiety about family politics on the big day. Increasing evidence shows that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health.

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Wedding News: Prepare to be pampered at a PoB Hotel

Prepare to be pampered at a PoB Hotel

PoB Hotels has recently launched as a collection of carefully curated rooms, the finest restaurants and spas and the most authentic regional experiences across the UK. Formerly known as Pride of Britain Hotels, the new PoB Hotels marks a shift towards an entirely new brand, personality and ethos under CEO Kalindi Juneja. POB Hotels will encompass relaxed, modern luxury and continue to showcase a range of independent properties dotted around the UK which keeps inspiring guests to discover new hotel experiences that are Pampering, Outstanding and British. These include The Relais Henley in Oxfordshire (www.therelaisretreats.com/henley); Hartwell House & Spa in Buckinghamshire (www.hartwell-house.com); The Vineyard in Wiltshire (https://www.the-vineyard.co.uk) and The Headland Hotel and Spa in Cornwall (https://www.headlandhotel.co.uk).

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Wedding News: Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow

Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow

Award-winning, family-run toy business, Bluebell's Burrow, is one of the UK's leading stockists of Maileg toys. These super-stylish, picture-perfect collectable toys are loved by both children and adults. With the wedding season fast-approaching, Maileg Wedding Mice Set (priced at £64) comes in a pretty presentation box, which opens up to reveal the bride and groom on their wedding day. Their clothes and accessories are removable, providing dress-up opportunities and imaginative play for children.

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Wedding News: Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition

Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition

Wedding traditions are dramatically different around the world. From the type of cake served to the attire of the bride, you'll be amazed at what happens on wedding days around the continent. To celebrate Eurovision 2023 taking place in the vibrant city of Liverpool, engagement and wedding ring experts at Steven Stone have rounded up some of the most bizarre traditions from participating countries – including the Big 5.

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Wedding News: The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings

The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings

Are you considering including your dog in your wedding festivities? While it can be a lovely way to honour your furry best friend, there are some important considerations to remember to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Dog Behaviourist at Pooch & Mutt Dr Emma Scales-Theobald, PhD, shares the do's and don'ts of including your dog in your wedding, from making sure your dog is properly trained and socialised to creating a comfortable and safe space for them during the event. These tips will help ensure your dog is happy, healthy, and well-behaved throughout the celebration...

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Wedding News: The ROARSOME Summit is taking place in Cornwall in May

The ROARSOME Summit is taking place in Cornwall in May

Award-winning British children's wear brand ROARSOME is launching its first-ever ROARSOME Summit in Cornwall this May. Inspired by research that revealed that children who play outdoors are more likely to want to cherish and protect nature when they become adults, the summit, which takes place from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st May centres on the benefits of exploration and spending time outdoors. The Summit brings to life the brand's mission, by curating opportunities for children and their parents to explore and become more curious about the world around them.

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Wedding News: Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast

Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast

With the ever growing popularity of podcasting, welcome to the next big thing which makes podcasting accessible. Story Locker, a one of a kind in the UK podcast recording service that lets participants create a personal podcast based on their life story or to celebrate other special moments in life. The couple can choose to either record their podcast before their wedding day and recall the journey of their love story – from when they first met & the engagement (how it all happened!) to setting the date, the planning and build up to the big day or record their podcast after their wedding day to include memories of the big day too!

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Wedding News: Mainbrace has launched new limited-edition bottling to celebrate the coronation

Mainbrace has launched new limited-edition bottling to celebrate the coronation

Mainbrace has launched a new limited bottling of its award-winning Premium Golden Rum and Navy Strength Rum to celebrate King Charles III's Coronation. David Haigh, chairman of Brand Finance and co-founder of Mainbrace, commented on the upcoming launch "For 350 years, the Royal Navy celebrated victories, anniversaries and major events with the traditional toast and a tot of rum. We are following that tradition and we hope many of our loyal drinkers will join us with a tot of Mainbrace.'

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Wedding News: Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations

Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations

Champagne naturally goes hand in hand at weddings and there is no shortage of creative ways to share the pinnacle of sparkling wine. The Champagne Bureau UK*, has included useful tips below on how to best serve Champagne at a wedding and help select the right style for the occasion. Using the correct glassware: whilst trends come and go and flutes have commonly been thought of as the crème de la crème - a tall, rounded, tulip-shaped glass is the perfect choice and expertly shows off your Champagne's aromas and bubbles.

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Wedding News: #ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful

#ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful

thortful has launched a Barbie card range to send to your bestie on her big day! The internet has been coloured pink with over 107,000 views on Tiktok for #ThisBarbie following the release of a new Barbie trailer. Greetings card marketplace, thortful, has created Barbie cards to send to your nearest and dearest, including 'This Barbie has passed her driving test', and 'This Barbie is getting married'

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Wedding News: The White Company teams up with Unique Homestays to offer a Cornish break

The White Company teams up with Unique Homestays to offer a Cornish break

Unique Homestays, a curated collection of the UK's most exclusive luxury cottages and large country houses plus self-catering holiday accommodation has teamed up with The White Company to give away the ultimate luxury prize consisting of a short break stay for up to four people at The Fable in Cornwall, plus a £500 gift voucher to spend with The White Company.

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Wedding News: Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup

Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup

Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, explains below how a petnup can help avoid a costly custody battle. Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, said: "We are a nation of animal lovers, but consideration of how pet ownership would be dealt with in the event of a relationship breakdown often comes too late. Given the continued trend for couples to embark on pet ownership as a first foray into family life, it is important to appreciate how to best protect respective interests.

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Wedding News: Chef Adam Handling declared champion on cooking show

Chef Adam Handling declared champion on cooking show

The owner of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group which includes the Ugly Butterfly in St. Ives, Cornwall and The Luch & The Tyne in Windsor successfully made his way through to the banquet in this year's highly popular Great British Menu on BBC Two. Following a vote from the banquet guests - members of the British animation and illustration industries - Adam's trifle-inspired 'Food Fight' dessert was declared the best dish at the dinner, resulting in him becoming the Great British Menu Champion of Champions 2023. The dessert was inspired by Dundee publishers, DC Thomson, to mark the 80th anniversary of the Beano and Dandy. With trifle being his favourite dessert, it was only natural for Adam to recreate the chaos with his throwable custard, smashable cake and wobbly jelly. Adam's dishes throughout the 18th series of the programme are based on both classic and contemporary works, with deep-rooted links to his native Scotland. Throughout his menu, Adam created dishes which demonstrate his commitment to sustainability and reducing food waste.

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