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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: New Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection

New Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection

Just in time after the influx of festive proposals, Paper Crane Unique has announced the release of its Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection launching January 2023. A bride- or groom-to-be's perfect planning companion; organise your wedding plans, write about your personal story and keep your photo memories safe altogether in one place that you can keep forever. The planners are 200 pages of wedding planning tools, inspiration boards, notes and journal sheets featuring a beautiful eucalyptus design inside, cloth cover and gold gilded edges. Priced at £32.95, the collection has a choice of four colours: classic ivory, blush pink, luxe gold and dusty blue.

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Wedding News: Celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve at Ugly Butterfly, St. Ives

Celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve at Ugly Butterfly, St. Ives

If there's one thing the Adam Handling Restaurant Group is known for, it's throwing a good party, and there's no better way to celebrate the festive season than with stunning views across one of the world's most beautiful coasts. With sustainable, local, luxury in mind. Ugly Butterfly is all about British food, inspired by Cornwall. The five and seven-course tasting menus will be available throughout the festive season, celebrating the very best of British food and taking inspiration from the unbelievable ingredients produced in and around Cornwall. Ugly Butterfly will also be open on Christmas Day, serving a £175pp Christmas menu with the chef's selection of snacks and starters that include scallops served with roe butter and caviar and venison with charcoal and chicory. The main course options are beef Wellington, Balmoral turkey and lemon sole served with brown shrimp and samphire. All dishes are all served with festive trimmings. Desserts are no less delicious including Christmas pudding with brandy and quince, chestnut and nutmeg.

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Wedding News: Luxe gifting brand launches

Luxe gifting brand launches

Brand new to the wedding scene, April & Bloom have a vision to redefine wedding gifting, by providing a range of elegant gifts for engagements, the bride-to-be, bridal party proposals and for 'the morning of'. The luxe gifting brand promises on-trend products and 'insta-worthy' moments, through its carefully curated range of signature floral gift boxes, wedding planners & notebooks, bespoke gift box service and wedding favours. Filled with stylish products from a range of desirable brands – including Whispering Angel, Pale Fox, Charbonnel et Walker, Chalke Valley and more – April & Bloom's signature keepsake gift boxes are unlike anything on the market, and come adorned with preserved posies, all wrapped up with luxurious ribbons and bows for those precious "wow" wedding moments. There are 13 signature keepsake gift boxes available from the April & Bloom website (aprilandbloom.uk), in blush, cream and neutral colour schemes.

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Wedding News: Win your dream wedding at River Cottage

Win your dream wedding at River Cottage

River Cottage will soon make one lucky couple's dream come true with a complimentary wedding, set in their famous 100-acre organic farm on the border of Devon and Dorset. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will personally handpick the winning couple's names out of a hat at the end of January 2023. The prize will provide the setting of River Cottage HQ as the venue for the couple to celebrate their special day. The prize includes canapés, a three-course seasonal meal served with coffee and petit fours, plus accommodation in the famous River Cottage Farmhouse for six people on the night of the wedding. Surrounded by sensational Devon countryside and organic farmland, this dream wedding location offers exclusive use of its grounds for the day.

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Wedding News: The Top 50 Boutique Hotels in the UK are unveiled with winners in the regions

The Top 50 Boutique Hotels in the UK are unveiled with winners in the regions

The Top 50 Boutique Hotels in the UK were unveiled this week and topping the charts were properties in Berkshire (pictured), the Cotswolds, Devon and Cornwall. The much-anticipated list is curated and voted by leading industry experts, hoteliers, travel writers and influencers. The South East was represented by seven hotels in the Top 50 including Cliveden House in Berkshire at number 39 while the Southwest of England dominated this year's list with its stylish staycations taking 14 of the Top 50 spots. This year's Highest New Entrant is Lympstone Manor at number five on the list. Based in Devon, this country house is set on 28 acres of grounds, including its 10-acre vineyard, elegant estuary suites and cosy shepherd huts by the water. Chef Michael Caines MBE heads up the Michelin-starred kitchen and focuses on seasonality and local produce.

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Wedding News: Winter weddings: how to create the perfect tablescape

Winter weddings: how to create the perfect tablescape

Creating the perfect tablescape to bring that wow factor is an important part of your wedding. But how does winter change things? Here, Suzanne Pearce from the interior experts Casa Bella offers some tips. Planning the aesthetic and decoration for your wedding is an exciting task, but it can be tricky to know how to adapt to the seasons when you are having a winter wedding, as so many classic wedding tablescapes are inspired by floral summer designs. But there's still plenty that you can do to incorporate the seasons and make your wedding table look as beautiful and atmospheric as you like. The added drama of seasonal foliage and scenery can add a whole new level to your winter wedding, and can make for some truly memorable photos. Here, we'll show you how you can create a beautiful winter wedding tablescape that's personal to you and your partner.

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Wedding News: Ex rugby player teaches resilience at Scarlet & Bedruthan hotels

Ex rugby player teaches resilience at Scarlet & Bedruthan hotels

Anthony Mullally, the ex-rugby player and plant-based fitness fanatic, has partnered with sustainability-minded Cornish hotel group Red Hotels to lead breathwork classes, cold water therapy and men's mental health retreats at luxury Cornish spa hotels Scarlet and Bedruthan. Anthony will offer one mixed-gender workshop at both the Scarlet and Bedruthan hotels before the end of this year with 2023 plans including an exclusive series of Men's Mental Health Retreats. The first workshop will take place on the 25th of November 2022 at Bedruthan Hotel & Spa from 10 am to 3 pm. During the workshop, participants will be guided on how to build resilience, adapt to adversity and enable better management of everyday stress in a practical and effective way. Using Bedruthan's sensory spa garden, Anthony will employ cold and heat exposure, putting the body into a stressful state to encourage adaptability and calm as a response to anxiety. The breathwork element of the day will be conducted at Bedruthan's clifftop yoga studio, followed by a period of reflection with herbal tea and the sound of lapping waves at the hotel's beachfront firepit.

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Wedding News: Stylish advice for grooms, fathers-of-the-bride and ushers

Stylish advice for grooms, fathers-of-the-bride and ushers

Choosing your wedding dress is only part of the story when it comes to styling your big day. In order to achieve a coordinated look, it's important to think about what the men who make up the wedding party will be wearing. What you choose will ultimately come down to the style of wedding you're planning, the location and of course the time of year. Here Cliff Bashforth, MD of Colour Me Beautiful shares with us his advice on how to ensure that they not only look the part but feel comfortable too. Do not overlook the men who will be at your wedding. What they choose, or you tell them, to wear must complement what you are wearing and be consistent with the rest of the bridal party. A little guidance on colour and fit will ensure that they, too, look the part and feel comfortable.

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Wedding News: New Chairman appointed at Pride of Britain Hotels

New Chairman appointed at Pride of Britain Hotels

Pride of Britain Hotels, a collection of Britain's finest places to stay, has appointed Mark Chambers as group managing director for Eden Hotel Collection, as chairman of the Board. Taking over from Sue Williams, managing director of Whatley Manor in Wiltshire, Mark Chambers will work closely with the senior leadership team of Pride of Britain Hotels and oversee the Board members, made up of leading hoteliers. Pride of Britain Hotels currently has a number of hotels dotted around the British Isles including in Bovey Castle in Devon and Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire.

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Wedding News: Beaverbrooks jewellers in Exeter and Swindon announces Boxing Day closure

Beaverbrooks jewellers in Exeter and Swindon announces Boxing Day closure

Beaverbrooks jewellers, who have a store in Exeter's Princesshay Centre in Devon and also in Swindon, Wiltshire, has announced that it will be closed this Boxing Day for the 103rd year. Managing Director of this family-owned jeweller, Anna Blackburn, said: "In Beaverbrooks' 103-year history we have never opened on Boxing Day, to give our amazing colleagues more time to spend with their families and thank them for their hard work throughout the year." She continues, "As a business run on strong family values this is something that has always been incredibly important to us, and this year our 70 stores will remain closed on the date once again, to allow our people to enjoy well-earned time with their loved ones after the busy Christmas period."

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Wedding News: How much have Brits spent attending weddings this summer?

How much have Brits spent attending weddings this summer?

We all love a wedding! After two years of covid and postponed big-days, 2022 was a bumper year for nuptials with more taking place than ever! The team at Fenwick has delved into the true cost of attending weddings that aren't your own. Have you ever wondered how much the average person spends? By surveying 1,000 people, the study reveals how much Brits are spending on each wedding they attend.

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Wedding News: Luxury Family Hotels launch Waggy Tails Tea Time and A La Bark menu

Luxury Family Hotels launch Waggy Tails Tea Time and A La Bark menu

Luxury Family Hotels are pleased to announce the launch of their new Waggy Tails Tea Time and A La Bark menu. Whether couples and families are heading to the coast of Cornwall or setting off for a cosy getaway in the Wiltshire countryside, Luxury Family Hotels encourage their guests to bring their furry friends along with them. More now than ever, there is no excuse to leave them behind with the collection's newly launched Waggy Tails Tea Time and posh-pooch A La Bark menu! Served in each of the five Luxury Family Hotel lounges, or outside during the warmer months, the Waggy Tails Tea Time is a real feast. Start healthy with paw-dit-ites of crunchy carrots, apples, and cheese followed by lick-a-licious liver cake, pawnut butter biscuits and canine carrot cake with pawsome frosting. This is washed down with a thirst-quenching bowl of H20 and a puppacino!

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Wedding News: Mmm cake! What your cake-cutting etiquette says about you

Mmm cake! What your cake-cutting etiquette says about you

It's fair to say that cake is a universal dessert - from birthdays, weddings and anniversaries there's no better way to celebrate an important occasion than with cake. The best part about this yummy dessert is that it can be enjoyed at any time, whether it's after lunch or dinner, or if you're feeling adventurous - maybe even for breakfast! Everyone has their favourite flavours, their go-to for any celebration and this is why this wonderful delicacy has become customary for all kinds of events. Quite simply because it tastes great and is guaranteed to hit the spot! Cake is truly the best dessert, but did you know the way you cut your cake can actually say a lot about your personality traits? The cake connoisseurs at Sponge.co.uk have revealed what your cake-cutting etiquette says about you. From the traditional slice, to using props in a weird and wonderful way – this list will be sure to keep you thinking for when you next cut into your next spongey treat.

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Wedding News: Happy feet: 5 expert tips to care for your feet at a wedding

Happy feet: 5 expert tips to care for your feet at a wedding

Whether you're a wedding guest or it's your own big day, sore feet and rubbing heels can get in the way of you having the time of your life on the dancefloor. With these five top tips from Rachel Clinkard — of family-run shoe company Charles Clinkard — you can give your feet some more TLC during wedding season. Weddings are some of the most memorable days of our lives, so it's important that we enjoy these special occasions without the distraction of sore feet or painful shoes. However, from dancing the night away to that all-important walk down the aisle, we tend to be on our feet all day. To help you stay comfortable and celebrate into the small hours, here are five of my top tips for looking after your feet at weddings.

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Wedding News: How to style your bridesmaids…

How to style your bridesmaids…

When it comes to planning your wedding the team at Colour Me Beautiful knows only too well that dressing your bridesmaids for your big day can be beset with difficulties. Here Cliff Bashforth sets out his advice on how to avoid the pit falls. It is an honour to be a bridesmaid, and often those you have asked will be as excited as you are. Shopping for bridesmaids' outfits can be a fun experience for you all, although you will need a clear idea of what you want them to look like because they will frame you in your wedding photographs. Happy bridesmaids make good photographs, so ensuring they are comfortable in what they are wearing will guarantee everyone is radiant on the day.

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Wedding News: Newquay businesses thank those who took part in Halloween parade

Newquay businesses thank those who took part in Halloween parade

People of all ages turned out in their thousands to either participate in or spectate, for the first Newquay Zombie Crawl in three years. Thrill-seekers experienced the streets of the coastal location as an otherworldly spooktacular Zombie-flooded world in the most frightening, but fun, event of the year! Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) organised this year's edition of the Zombie Crawl, reviving the terrifying tradition for a fresh start in 2022. Newquay BID Manager Mark Warren said, "Our 2022 Newquay Zombie Crawl was utterly incredible. Thousands of people of all ages, and visitors and residents alike, took to the streets, and our endless stream of Zombies and Halloween-costumed crawlers impressed everyone with their scariness. Businesses up and down the town were telling us all how happy they are to see this key event firmly back in our Newquay calendar and with this year's phenomenal turnout and support, we'll confidently be going WAY bigger next year."

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Wedding News: This is your dream wedding according to your star sign

This is your dream wedding according to your star sign

It's not always easy to decide on your wedding theme, and searches for 'wedding ideas' have seen a +23% increase in the past twelve months. To offer some inspiration, thortful.com have collated the best dream wedding ideas for each star sign! Perhaps you're a Taurus, and would love to be married in a mansion, or a Leo dreaming of a castle wedding? astrologer, Inbaal Hongiman, to reveal the dream wedding for each star sign in order to provide some inspiration for those planning their big day.

From Leos' wanting to get married in an opulent castle to Sagittarius' eloping on a beach, here are the weddings each star sign dreams of having

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Wedding News: Final Preparations Underway for Newquay Zombie Crawl 2022

Final Preparations Underway for Newquay Zombie Crawl 2022

The finishing touches are in motion to make sure that Newquay's infamous Zombie Crawl is more than ready for all the ghosts and ghouls this Saturday 29th October. With the scary buzz around the event hitting its peak, organisers from Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) are excited to announce a number of new additions. This year sees the resurrection of the highly popular Zombie Crawl, the last edition of which happened back in 2019. For this reason, Newquay BID is looking to give the spooktacular spectacle a fresh rejuvenation, with some new additions and creepy change-ups that will make sure that this year's instalment is one to remember. As the day creeps closer, BID businesses and other local businesses alike are preparing to welcome in supernatural spirits, local journalists, children and adults. One non-BID organisation that has gone above and beyond is the Morrisons Community Funding group, which has donated 100 pumpkins ready to be shaped by participants on the day, at the Royal British Legion.

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Wedding News: Polurrian on the Lizard in Cornwall unveils Hen Party Special

Polurrian on the Lizard in Cornwall unveils Hen Party Special

Why not celebrate at Polurrian on the Lizard? Enjoy some time with the girls (and guys) in the stunning surroundings of this Cornish-based hotel. The Hen Party Special package includes chilled prosecco or a signature cocktail on arrival, a one-night stay with dinner (to the value of £20 per adult) bed and breakfast. Also included is a dance class, yoga session or surfing lesson plus a bottomless afternoon tea and a cocktail-making class. A 30-minute treatment for the hens and a one-hour treatment for the bride-to-be is part of this exclusive package alongside full use of the health club facilities throughout the stay. This package is just £367 per room based on two people sharing and is subject to availability and is valid until further notice. Supplements apply to larger room categories and the offer requires a 30% deposit at the time of booking and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Wedding News: How to ensure a good night's sleep before your big day

How to ensure a good night's sleep before your big day

Anxious brides and grooms-to-be have been offered top tips on beating their wedding nerves and getting a good night's sleep ahead of their all important day. The fitted furniture experts at Online-Bedrooms.co.uk have provided their tips to those who are likely to be overcome by nerves, affecting their sleep. Among the nerve-busting tips are incorporating sleep inducing scents into your room, planning a pre-bed workout and avoiding spicy foods. Nic Shacklock, from Online-Bedrooms.co.uk said: "Pre-wedding nerves often lead to a lack of sleep ahead of what is regarded as the most important day of many people's lives.

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