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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: 5 ways to plan a sentimental bridesmaid proposal

5 ways to plan a sentimental bridesmaid proposal

Planning your wedding is such a personalised experience, and getting to do it your own way is part of what makes it so special. With this in mind, have you thought about how you'll ask your bridesmaids to be part of your wedding party? Add a sentimental touch to this moment with these tips from Kirsty Prankherd, Managing Director of Write From The Heart. Getting everything planned for your wedding is such a personal process, and asking your bridesmaid to be in your wedding party is one of those special moments you'll remember long after the event. So naturally, you'll want to add some individual touches to this proposal to make it an even more special moment between you and your friends.

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Wedding News: Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season

Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season

Luxury leather goods brand Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season with a stunning collection of exceptional quality, personalised leather gifts. This thoughtfully curated edit includes a variety of exquisite items from their ever popular classic travel games and bound photo albums, to their brand new glassware range, specifically their stunning hand-blown decanters - all would make wonderful additions to any wedding list.

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Wedding News: Wolsey Lodges unveil 10% Coronation Voucher Offer

Wolsey Lodges unveil 10% Coronation Voucher Offer

Wolsey Lodges is a collection of nationwide residences perfect for honeymoons and mini-moons in various regions including Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Usually, the team at Wolsey Lodges offer a 10% voucher promotion over Easter but this year, it has been extended to cover the weekend of the coronation. Celebrate spring with a stay at a Wolsey Lodge - the gift vouchers also make the perfect present for friends and relatives. With 10% off, they're a clever way of shaving the cost off your next Wolsey Lodge stay by buying vouchers now. Vouchers can be redeemed for accommodation and food at any Wolsey Lodge and are valid for two years. So if you take advantage of this discounted offer - available until the end of 8th of May - there's plenty of time to plan your stay.

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Wedding News: St Moritz Hotel in Cornwall hosts Solid as a Rock party this Friday 28th April

St Moritz Hotel in Cornwall hosts Solid as a Rock party this Friday 28th April

Cornwall's coastal St Moritz Hotel & Cowshed Spa has announced that it is relaunching its VIP locals' club, 'Solid As Rock' on Friday 28th April and all Cornish residents are invited to an exclusive cocktail party at the hotel to mark the occasion. New membership reward cards will also be set up during the evening. The innovative 'very important locals' Solid As Rock programme was initially established back in 2013 and a decade later feels like the perfect time to rejuvenate and relaunch the popular programme, post-pandemic. Home to the only Cowshed Spa outside of Soho House properties, the hotel's spacious architecture consists of gargantuan apartments, super-sized suites, comfortable villas, cosy hotel rooms, a state-of-the-art gym and leisure club, tennis courts, an indoor and outdoor pool and two bars and restaurants.

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Wedding News: Wickhams showcases sustainability at Toby’s Garden Festival

Wickhams showcases sustainability at Toby’s Garden Festival

Toby's Garden Festival is rapidly approaching, taking place in the grounds of Powderham Castle in Devon on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of April. During the two days, festival sponsor Wickhams will be showcasing sustainability within the wine world, offering free wine tastings with a chance to try and buy a range of wine from vineyards in Devon, England and beyond. Dan Farrell-Wright, the founder of Wickhams, says: "We're looking forward to bringing an exciting array of wines from here in the county, as well as wines produced in other parts of the country and internationally, to this popular festival. We have carefully selected producers which focus on growing the grapes and producing their wines in a highly sustainable way. In her talk, Pip will also be pairing the wines with charcuterie, cake and local cheese from Sharpham Dairy and Quicke's." Dan continues: "It's a brilliant couple of days for everyone who has a strong interest in gardening, food and drink and we're delighted to be sponsoring the festival this year."

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Wedding News: How to throw a Hen Do on a budget

How to throw a Hen Do on a budget

A typical spend for a Hen Do weekend can cost over £250 per person, taking a big chunk out of the wedding budget. Not only is this a massive cost for the bride, but it could also lead to members of the bridal party worrying about how they can afford such lavish expenses, which may result in them bailing out on the plans. Making arrangements in advance and planning activities ahead of time means both the bride and the party enjoy the celebrations without any falling outs. Sticking to local destinations or opting for activities like bottomless pottery painting over brunch are some of the simple solutions to saving money but still allow everyone to revel in the fun.

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Wedding News: Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with PoB Hotels

Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with PoB Hotels

With plans well underway for the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6th May 2023, many people are considering how best to celebrate this historic event. PoB Hotels, the collection of carefully curated rooms, the finest restaurants and spas, and the most authentic regional experiences across the British Isles, has launched the Coronation Concierge to give guests the best royal staycation. Available to book throughout spring until 31st May 2023, PoB Hotels' Coronation Concierge will advise guests on the best-suited hotels for them to book a stay at in order to mark this historic event. Each hotel that the Concierge suggests has a strong Royal link, whether it has been visited by King Charles III, or has a historic connection to the monarchy. As the only dedicated collection of curated, independent hotels within the British Isles, PoB Hotels is perfectly placed to inform guests on the most unique and exciting stays to book in honour of this very British occasion. Just a phone call away, PoB Hotels' Coronation Concierge is a 24-hour service dedicated to guiding guests to book their perfect Coronation trip.

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Wedding News: County Wedding Magazine reader shares their prize win story!

County Wedding Magazine reader shares their prize win story!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we love nothing more than to hear from the winners of our competitions. In the crazy world of wedding planning, it's exciting for us to be able to offer our lovely readers some exciting giveaways and competitions which will hopefully give you a much-needed pick-me-up during on the countdown to your wedding day. In December 2022, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a relaxing spa day for two!' and the winners were nearlyweds Laura and Antoni. The lucky pair enjoyed a day at The Spa at Ardencote, a luxury four-star wedding venue in Warwickshire, including a 55-minute Elemis treatment, light lunch and full access to the award-winning spa facilities worth £130!

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Wedding News: Wedding flowers for a lifetime

Wedding flowers for a lifetime

If you fell in love with your wedding flowers, or perhaps your chosen blooms on the big day had a sentimental meaning, the experts from Gardening Express have named the best flowers to grow in your garden so you can have memories forever of your wedding day. Dahlias come in a variety of colours and sizes, they have a long vase life, which means they will look fresh and beautiful. Dahlias are also associated with love and commitment, making them a meaningful choice.

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Wedding News: New Romantic Getaway package at Cornwall's Wyndham Trenython Manor

New Romantic Getaway package at Cornwall's Wyndham Trenython Manor

Escape everyday life and immerse yourself in nature at Wyndham Trenython Manor, Cornwall. This peaceful seaside retreat is the perfect place to unwind on a romantic couple's getaway. Wyndham Trenython Manor is offering loved one's the chance to treat themselves without breaking the bank, with their Romantic Retreat package. Offering couples a two-night stay with breakfast and one three-course dinner included, guests can check into their superior rooms to find a chilled bottle of prosecco, rose petals, chocolates and balloons.

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Wedding News: UK wedding catering trends 2023

UK wedding catering trends 2023

Restaurant Associates reveals new data shows a definitive shift in style and substance at UK weddings post-Covid. Now that the dust has settled, and government mandated guest list limits are all but a thing of the past, the UK wedding scene has seen a definitive shift. New data from Restaurant Associates shows a preference to an informal style, plant-forward menus and reception only guests - so what does a 'normal' wedding look like, post-covid?

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Wedding News: Enjoy the new Luscombe Rhubarb Crush this spring

Enjoy the new Luscombe Rhubarb Crush this spring

Crafted to be enjoyed as a soft drink or mixer, the new Luscombe Rhubarb Crush is a lightly sparkling blend of organic rhubarb, Madagascan vanilla and soft Devon spring water. Luscombe Rhubarb Crush is fresh and bright, with the tartness of the rhubarb tempered by the soft sweetness of vanilla. As well as organic rhubarb juice, the ingredients of this gently sparkling drink include organic blueberry juice, organic Madagascan vanilla extract and organic lemon oil. With a calorie count of fewer than 60 calories per bottle, it's one for all to savour. To be enjoyed in many ways, Luscombe Rhubarb Crush is delightful over ice and the perfect serve for celebrating in style at upcoming street parties, tea parties and picnics in celebration of His Majesty King Charles III's coronation.

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Wedding News: Wedding favours that make a difference

Wedding favours that make a difference

Parkinson's UK has launched a new collection of wedding and celebration favours and place cards, meaning couples can rest assured with their ethical wedding choices. From old favourites to stunning new designs, there's something for everyone, and even better, with every purchase they're helping someone living with Parkinson's and their family, friends and carers. Parkinson's is the fastest-growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. It affects around 145,000 people in the UK and every hour two more people are diagnosed with more than 40 symptoms, from tremor and pain to anxiety.

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Wedding News: How to announce your wedding and involve your WIPs (Wedding Important People)

How to announce your wedding and involve your WIPs (Wedding Important People)

There are various levels of Wedding Important People (WIPs), which Rachel from The Wedding Party (TWP) says should govern how you tell them. "Significant WIPs, such as parents or guardians, should be face-to-face wherever possible. Getting families together to announce can kill two birds with one stone, but if your families have not met yet this can produce more nerves. If there are likely to be any reservations, then perhaps speak to your WIPs separately to allow for this. In the same breath, if parents are separated (yours or your partners), arrange to visit them separately but on the same day if possible. Finally, remember that using the video software available to you can ensure that you do this face-to-face no matter the circumstances.

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Wedding News: The Scarlet Hotel offers lunch with a spring view

The Scarlet Hotel offers lunch with a spring view

The new spring lunch menu at The Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall celebrates bright and fresh tastes, partnered perfectly with local award-winning Polgoon vineyard and their latest delicious 2022 Vintage release. Enjoy two courses from The Scarlet's lunch menu, Monday to Friday for £30 per person. Think fresh and locally caught seafood, perfectly picked and prepared, vibrant plant-based dishes and no end of sweet sensations to finish with. The Scarlet is delighted to partner their lunchtime offering with an inclusive glass of wine from Polgoon Vineyard which are located further down the coast in Penzance.

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Wedding News: How to manage financial anxiety when planning a wedding

How to manage financial anxiety when planning a wedding

Anita Naik, Savings Expert at VoucherCodes.co.uk, provides her top tips on how to manage financial anxiety when planning a wedding: "Understanding and managing your finances is never an easy task at the best of the times, however, throwing in a big goal, such as saving for a wedding, can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. Wedding planning should be fun, not daunting, therefore this Stress Awareness Month, I've pulled together my top tips to help reduce financial anxiety and make the process as enjoyable as possible.

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Wedding News: New restaurant opening in Plymouth, Devon

New restaurant opening in Plymouth, Devon

Popeyes®, the famous American fried chicken restaurant, is opening its doors in Plymouth. The new restaurant will officially open at 11 am on Thursday 6th April 2023 at 10 New George St, in the heart of the city centre. Fried chicken fans are advised to come along early, as queues for the famed chicken restaurant, the ideal place to celebrate a hen or stag gathering are expected from the early hours. Early queuers will even have the chance to win a year's supply of Popeyes'® legendary Chicken Sandwich, awarded to the first three people in the queue on opening day (Thursday 6th April 2023). To celebrate the landmark launch, the first 25 in the queue will all be given a signature Popeyes® Chicken Sandwich as well as exclusive Popeyes® merch. A Mardi Gras-style band will get toes tapping as the doors open, bringing with it the magic of the restaurant's home city of New Orleans in Louisiana.



To further applaud this significant new opening for Plymouth, Popeyes has launched a competition to design a mural for the new restaurant in return for a £1,000 cash prize, as well as Free Chicken Sandwiches for a year. The winner's work will be featured in the restaurant for the first two months after opening, providing the opportunity for the winner to have their work showcased locally and to bring the spirit of New Orleans to life through their piece. Applications are welcomed from both established and aspiring artists over the ages of 18. More information is available at popeyesuk.com/plymouth-mural-competition

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Wedding News: The number one cause of wedding planning stress and how to reduce it!

The number one cause of wedding planning stress and how to reduce it!

What causes stress in wedding planning is something that is individual to each couple, but where does it mainly come from? Friends? Family? Finances? "A staggering 92% of our couples planning a wedding are feeling the pressure financially and it is causing overwhelm", says Rachel Allen, the CEO of The Wedding Party (TWP)." This was the reason that Rachel formulated The Overwhelm Button® to help couples to get good support. Rachel continues, "Being stressed over finances can take several different forms, the main three being as follows...

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Wedding News: Celebrate King Charles III Coronation with Mainbrace Rum

Celebrate King Charles III Coronation with Mainbrace Rum

Mainbrace, an award-winning, family-owned spirits company based in Helford Passage in Cornwall is running a competition for Mainbrace fans to win a trip to London over the weekend of the coronation of King Charles III. They want to encourage rum and gin drinkers to 'splice the Mainbrace' in celebration of the new king. 'Splice the mainbrace' is a naval term for an important celebration or victory and was always accompanied by the toast 'The King – God Bless Him' or 'The Queen – God Bless Her'. Entrants can only participate with a purchase of Mainbrace. Customers can do so by either purchasing a Mainbrace drink at an eligible Cornish pub or retailer, filming themselves drinking Mainbrace or 'splicing the Mainbrace' in a local pub or at home and uploading it to the page to be entered. Alternatively, a bottle of Mainbrace can be purchased from the Mainbrace website and a link will be sent to the competition page where entries can be uploaded.

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Wedding News: Sustainable wedding table ideas from LIGA

Sustainable wedding table ideas from LIGA

Known for their love of nature's wonder material - cork, LIGA's sustainable tableware collections are a stylish and unique wedding dining-setting choice. With their extensive collection of placemats, coasters, trays and candle holders, all made from eco-frendly and recycled materials, LIGA create clean and contemporary pieces, bringing a naturally beautiful element to the tablescape. Each with a unique grain and pattern, the organic cork selected by LIGA is lightweight and soft to touch, a wonderful raw material which is naturally water resistant and easy to clean. Sourced from the Montado Forests in Portugal, LIGA's cork is hand harvested using age-old skills without damaging the trees or the delicate eco-systems which thrive in the forests. Once cork has been made into a LIGA product it continues to absorb CO2, so a living and breathing piece of homeware.

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