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: Intimate Weddings are in for 2024: Venue expert offers tips

Intimate Weddings are in for 2024: Venue expert offers tips

Micro weddings are on the rise, with a 100% increase in searches for 'intimate wedding venues' recorded in the past 12 months alone worldwide. In the UK specifically, searches for 'micro wedding venues near me' have risen by 100% in the past two years, and searches for 'intimate wedding venues UK' by 50% in the past 12 months. Forced small gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have clearly rubbed off as scaled-back nuptials have stuck around, offering couples the opportunity to be in the moment, create memories with their closest loved ones, and eliminate the feeling for couples that they may need to gain approval from or impress guests on their big day.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Devon's Sharpham Dairy offers tips for building the perfect cheeseboard

Devon's Sharpham Dairy offers tips for building the perfect cheeseboard

Devon's Sharpham Dairy offers tips for building the perfect festive cheeseboard and drink pairings for New Year's Eve. Dairy owners, Greg and Nicky Parsons suggest the oozy crowd-pleaser which is Sharpham Dairy's Camembert, £6.50 / 280g. This is a moist, soft, creamy, surface-ripened cow's milk variety made in individual rounds that make it perfect for baking. When heated, Sharpham Camembert becomes yielding, oozing and perfect for dipping. The talking point cheese is Sharpham Dairy's Rushmore, £5.50 / 230g. Rushmore is rich and creamy with a subtle floral sweetness and a lingering finish. It has won the hearts of guests at various food shows.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: 5 ways to make your bridesmaids feel special

5 ways to make your bridesmaids feel special

On average, it costs a bridesmaid around £408 to have the privilege to stand by their dearest friend as they tie the knot. In fact, from organising a memorable hen to booking accommodation and buying the right accessories for their dress, the expenses can slowly creep up. But even if the role comes with pressing responsibilities, the reality is that bridesmaids are more than delighted to support you during the preparations and celebrations. As the bride, it's only right to thank your bride tribe for all their dedication, as they are likely to have been through all your highs and lows.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Blossoming love on a budget - top tips from YouFloria

Blossoming love on a budget - top tips from YouFloria

Wedding albums can be a garden of memories with the enchanting presence of flowers seen in every snapshot. Flowers can play an integral part of a wedding narrative, adding a tapestry of texture and colour into photos, bringing out personality and creating an overall feel to a wedding. From bouquets to table centres, pew ends and buttonholes, flowers are incorporated into every wedding memory... Creating your own wedding floral displays and bouquets can be an easy way to cut the cost, and the perfect way to make your wedding a little more personal - also, super fun and easy to do! You don't have to have a good track record of keeping house plants alive to be able to throw together a show-worthy, eye-catching floral masterpiece, no matter how big or small.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Give the gift of Cornwall this Christmas and New Year with Trewithen Dairy

Give the gift of Cornwall this Christmas and New Year with Trewithen Dairy

Famous for its delicious dairy products, family-run Trewithen Dairy has the perfect selection of luxury hampers with exceptional provenance to gift or enjoy this Christmas and New Year's Eve. Made to a traditional Cornish recipe, Trewithen Dairy's Cornish clotted cream is produced using milk from local herds from their farms within a 25-mile radius of the dairy. The milk is then slowly heated to achieve its signature golden crust. With a selection of carefully selected local products to complement their award-winning clotted cream, Trewithen Dairy's range of hampers captures the essence of Cornwall's culinary heritage and makes perfect gifts. All hampers use carefully insulated packaging, to ensure products arrive in perfect condition.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: The groom's guide to wedding planning

The groom's guide to wedding planning

Matthew Shaw is founder and creative director at sauveur. a renowned event planning and management company based in London. Here, Matthew shares his groom's guide to wedding planning...

More often than not, the bulk of wedding planning lands up being the work of the bride with the groom being delegated select tasks but, wedding planning should be the work of a team and there may also be two grooms involved in the planning. Today's grooms are often much more involved with all aspects of the planning, something we very much encourage!

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Giftlist predictions for 2024

Giftlist predictions for 2024

As 2023 is drawing to a close, wedding gift list company Prezola, has pulled together their best-selling wedding gifts of 2023, whilst looking at predictions for 2024. Despite being in a cost-of-living crisis, it appears people are getting MORE generous when it comes to weddings. In a recent survey*, 99% of guests confirmed they would give a wedding gift, with 93% saying they find having a list to choose from helpful. Experiences continue to be front of mind for the adventurous Prezola couple, but they are also combining this with big home upgrades, including coffee machines, pizza ovens and more. The likes of Airbnb, Mr & Mrs Smith and Lastminute.com are extremely popular, alongside honeymoon funds, with 59% of guests giving cash for honeymoons and 39% of them donating towards a honeymoon through a fund like Prezola.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Unwrap the magic of Willy Wonka with Haute Dolci

Unwrap the magic of Willy Wonka with Haute Dolci

This Christmas, Haute Dolci introduces their delicious Belgian milk chocolate Dolci Bar, that's not just a delectable sweet treat but also a golden opportunity! Inspired by the whimsical world of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and timed perfectly with the release of the much-anticipated WONKA film, Haute Dolci is excited to bring the enchantment of golden tickets to life...Recreating the magic of this Roald Dahl children's classic, each Dolci Bar comes with the exciting opportunity of discovering a Golden Ticket concealed inside and winning one of their fantastic prizes. Not every customer will discover one, but those who do will be in for a delightful surprise. Prizes range from free teasers of Dolci's finest creations to tickle your taste buds, a free drink to quench your thirst, a free dessert from their exquisite range, to charms which will give you from anything from 5% - 40% discount off purchases for an entire year, or the ultimate exclusive key, which will grant a year of free desserts.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Christmas gifts for the bride to be

Christmas gifts for the bride to be

The Christmas countdown is on – and if this isn't the only big day on the horizon, it's the perfect excuse to pull out all the stops If you're got a friend, sister or loved one who's about to celebrate their last Christmas as a Miss, mark it in style with a thoughtful and stylish gift from Team Hen. Responsible for giving hen parties across the world a serious glow-up, Team Hen is the ultimate go-to destination for fabulous accessories that are modern hen party goals. Forget the tacky L-plates or garish flashing tiaras, Team Hen is doing things differently – and in style. From fun festive goodies to super-stylish accessories, Team Hen has got all of your nearly-wed Christmas gifting sorted this year. The bride is going to love you for it!

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant offers festive dining incentives

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant offers festive dining incentives

Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant in Exmouth is hosting a trio of festive dining offers without breaking the bank. Kids eat free this winter until the 23rd of December. Those aged 12 and under can enjoy one free kid's pizza and a scoop of ice cream when dining with a full-paying adult, with a minimum spend of £15 on food. This offer is available from Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and cannot be combined with any other promotions. The Sea-nior Citizens Special is available on weekdays from October to March where senior guests can enjoy fish and chips, featuring a delicious beer-battered haddock fillet served alongside minted peas, tartar sauce, and a pot of tea, for just £17.50.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Expert reveals her ultimate tips on how to have a hen party on a budget

Expert reveals her ultimate tips on how to have a hen party on a budget

Getting married is an exciting time in your life, however, sometimes it can cost a small fortune. You might even be feeling the guilt of your loved ones having to fund their attendance to your events, during a cost of living crisis. Life insurance broker, Reassured polled 1,500 people to reveal the costs behind attending a hen party. To be exact, you'll be out of pocket by £979 for attending the hen party. From a boozy weekend staycation in a local city or jetting off to somewhere sunnier, the costs clearly build up more than you first imagined. However, some brides seem to have no regrets with over two-thirds (68%) being glad to have had a hen party, with 65% having high expectations and expecting their bridesmaid to organise the party for them as a surprise!

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Enjoy the countdown to Christmas at the Bucket & Spade Café

Enjoy the countdown to Christmas at the Bucket & Spade Café

For fun-filled festive feasting and entertainment this Christmas, look no further than the award-winning Bucket & Spade Café in Shaldon. With a host of live music events, a delicious festive menu and Christmas Afternoon Tea, it's THE place to celebrate throughout December. Join the Bucket & Spade team for a festive three-course feast with an incredible line-up of singers including the Josh Wheaton band, who will certainly get you dancing on the 15th of December. Covering a wide repertoire of genres from Motown, pop, soul and disco is singer Anais, who will take to the stage on Saturday 16th December. Go Tell Alice will return to the Bucket & Spade on Saturday 23rd December.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: How to plan a wedding speech

How to plan a wedding speech

Matthew Shaw, a leading wedding and events planner and founder of sauveur. - a superb events and creative studio - reveals his top tips to help you plan your big-day speech. Speeches can sprawl quite easily when you're trying to cover so much and this makes them difficult to follow. When you first start planning your speech it's definitely helpful to throw lots of ideas around but then try to focus on an overall theme or approach. This could be a personality trait, great jokes, or a more heartfelt approach, but it will help you, and the guests, if there is a clear angle to follow. In turn, this will help your guests follow along and you will be gifted with a better response from the room.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Fever-Tree's new cocktail mixers: the ultimate hosting hack

Fever-Tree's new cocktail mixers: the ultimate hosting hack

With Christmas and New Year being the key season for popping the question, there's double the amount of celebrations at this time of year! Get ready to elevate your festive hosting with Fever-Tree's innovative cocktail mixers, new for winter 2023. In a year where approximately 100,000 proposals will happen from Christmas to New Year, and 64% of consumers enjoy cocktails at home, busy hosts can now have it all serving Mojitos, Margaritas, and Espresso Martinis. The line-up: Fever-Tree Classic Mojito Mixer: Fresh Mexican Limes meet Moroccan Mint for a zesty, refreshing twist. Just add rum and ice, stir, and craft a Mojito masterpiece.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Enjoy a coastal Christmas with Harbour Hotels in Cornwall

Enjoy a coastal Christmas with Harbour Hotels in Cornwall

Celebrate the festive season with Harbour Hotels and escape with a luxe three-night coastal break to Cornwall for lashings of coastal charm, beautiful panoramic vistas, delicious festive feasts, and a house party atmosphere. Take the hassle out of the holidays with the Harbour Hotel's Christmas Package, available at their Cornwall properties in St Ives, Fowey, and Padstow. Arriving on Christmas Eve, enjoy a festive afternoon tea with a glass of mulled wine, followed by a delicious Christmas Eve dinner. Waking up on Christmas day, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast followed by a Christmas feast for lunch. Take Boxing Day to recover and depart on the 27th of December with your cup (and your stomach) feeling full.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Feeling peachy with Pantone's Colour of the Year 2024 announcement

Feeling peachy with Pantone's Colour of the Year 2024 announcement

It's here, Pantone's Colour of the Year announcement for 2024 is... Peach Fuzz! We take a look at what this means for weddings! "A cozy peach hue softly nestled between pink and orange, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz brings belonging, inspires recalibration, and an opportunity for nurturing, conjuring up an air of calm, offering us a space to be, feel, and heal and to flourish from whether spending time with others or taking the time me to enjoy a moment by ourselves," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, Pantone Color Institute. "Drawing comfort from PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, we can find peace from within, impacting our wellbeing. An idea as much as a feeling, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz awakens our senses to the comforting presence of tactility and cocooned warmth."

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Why are prenups no longer the reserve of the wealthy?

Why are prenups no longer the reserve of the wealthy?

Wenup, a collaborative online provider of relationship agreements, conducted a comprehensive analysis of its first 120 customers. This data offers valuable insights into the changing landscape of prenuptial agreements, capturing shifting trends among couples from diverse backgrounds and providing a glimpse into the evolving dynamics of modern relationships. Recent celebrity divorces, involving well-known personalities such as Britney Spears, Sophie Turner, and Joe Jonas have cast a spotlight on prenuptial agreements. Despite their often sensationalised portrayal in the media, prenups are no longer the exclusive domain of the rich and famous.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Enjoy Christmas and New Year's Eve at Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling

Enjoy Christmas and New Year's Eve at Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling

Celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve at Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling nestled in the coastal town of St. Ives. Ugly Butterfly is the perfect panoramic restaurant to visit this festive season for local Cornish food with sustainability at its heart. Including a festive afternoon tea, a Christmas Day menu, and a spectacular New Year's Eve party, Ugly Butterfly is the place for celebrations. In the comfort of the restaurant, guests can look across the ocean as they are welcomed in and offered a luxury festive afternoon tea with roast turkey and stuffing sandwiches, a Christmas pudding tree, roast apple and blackberry crumble and cinnamon and golden raisin scones. The menu will be available from Wednesday to Saturday from the 1st until the 31st of December, and is priced at £45pp, or £55pp when adding fizz.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Overwhelmed planning a wedding? A leading wedding planner shares top tips

Overwhelmed planning a wedding? A leading wedding planner shares top tips

Matthew Shaw, a leading wedding and events planner and founder of sauveur. - a superb events and creative studio - is here to reveal his Top Tips to help you plan and feel calm, confident and importantly, excited for the big day. ASK FOR HELP: I would always advise considering if you would like to engage a planner at the beginning of the process. They are true experts in their field and will help organise, inspire, and de-stress the process for you. There are planners available for varying wedding budgets so do reach out and request more information.

READ ARTICLE

Wedding News: Weddings Wrapped 2023 - wedding special

Weddings Wrapped 2023 - wedding special

With Spotify Wrapped 2023 having just dropped, Encore Musicians, the UK's largest musician bookings platform has analysed 2,300 song requests by newlyweds to see the most requested songs and artists for weddings in 2023. They also surveyed 1,000 of its customers and musicians to discover the UK's favourite and least favourite songs to hear at weddings. Although Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" ranked as the most common song for first dances, it also ranked as the second least popular song to hear at weddings with one in seven ranking it as their least favourite.

READ ARTICLE

Follow Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding Magazine on Instagram

VISIT SITE

Follow Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding Magazine on Facebook

VISIT SITE

Follow Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding Magazine on YouTube

VISIT SITE

Subscribe to Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding Magazine for free

VISIT SITE