Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding Real Weddings features.

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An intimate affair for Tia and Nathan

An intimate affair for Tia and Nathan

Tia and Nathan met via an online dating app and chatted for a few weeks before enjoying their first date. "We kept making plans to meet up but I kept getting nervous and rearranging at the last minute," Tia tells us. "We agreed to meet for his birthday and I knew I couldn't let him down again so we finally met and the rest is history." The couple became engaged just after Christmas. "We had already chosen the ring together and Nathan surprised me after asking my dad for permission," Tia says. "It was a mutual decision to get married because we were separated for ten days during a family holiday and had never been apart for that long before. We knew then that we should just do it!"... read more

Happily ever after

Happily ever after

Olivia and Arran met in a nightclub in Exeter and enjoyed their first date at the Fisherman's Cot pub in Bickleigh. Olivia tells us, "I remember thinking Arran was tall and very handsome - he has the bluest eyes I've ever seen." Arran adds, "I first noticed Olivia's beautiful eyes too and I loved her sense of humour."... read more

Beach vibes

Beach vibes

Ana and Stephen met at university in York. "We started talking online and then went on our first date which was a walk around the castle walls in the city centre," Stephen tells us. "We met up again the following day so it went well! Even my pasty addiction wasn't enough to put Ana off!" The couple became engaged during a trip to Cornwall. "We both love this part of the world and had enjoyed holidays there since we were children so this was the natural choice of location for me to propose in," Stephen tells us. "We had spent the morning at Dairyland Farm Park with our nephew (Ana had also secretly wanted to go!) and I had organised a surprise for her when we got back to the cottage where we were staying. It had a hot tub overlooking St Michael's Mount so I had asked mum and dad to leave out a bottle of champagne, chocolates and strawberries for us. After countless guesses as to when it was going to happen, she was completely surprised when it did!"... read more

Just the two of us with Jess and Ted

Just the two of us with Jess and Ted

Jess and Ted met at university. "Ted joined the mixed netball team where I was already a member and our relationship blossomed from there!" Jess tells us. "We're now usually found playing or coaching dodgeball across the country, and we run a dodgeball club together." The couple became engaged during an intimate proposal at home. "We had talked about getting married but wanted to wait until we could afford a wedding before getting engaged," Jess tells us. "Ted ordered a ring that he thought would arrive in time for a trip that we were taking to South Africa last year but it didn't so he asked me to marry him at home instead."... read more

A family affair for Laura and Frank

A family affair for Laura and Frank

Laura and Frank met when they were teenagers and were set up as a joke by mutual friends. They started dating and always knew that they wanted to get married but had plenty of other things to spend their money on beforehand. "In the end, we gave in to the constant questions about it from our friends and family and got engaged," Laura says. "It was a joint decision between us both when the time was right."... read more

The look of love

The look of love

Roxanne and Billy met at secondary school when they were both just 11 years old. "We started going out with each other when we were 15," Roxanne tells us. "We were best friends and both made each other laugh. He thought I was pretty and I thought that he had funny hair!" The couple became engaged four years later during a surprise proposal in Mexico. "Billy had asked my dad for his permission and I had no idea," Roxanne says. "My dad was very happy and said that I'd never find anyone better. Billy asked me to marry him on the beach and had arranged a photographer to take some pictures – it was a wonderful surprise!"... read more

Garden party

Garden party

Chloe and Ian lived in the same village and kept noticing each other from afar before they met. "Two different sets of friends tried to set us up on a blind date," Chloe tells us. When the couple did eventually enjoy their first date together, it was on 21st June 2017, two years before they would be married. "We both knew very quickly that we were going to be together because we share a love of walking, being outdoors, a passion for animals and some of the finer things in life while both being pretty down to earth at the same time,"... read more

Out of the ordinary

Out of the ordinary

Sophie and Travis enjoyed their wedding in a tipi against a stunning Cornish beach backdrop. Sophie and Travis met when he visited Australia on a working holiday visa. "It was a trip that his family thought would only last a couple of weeks," Sophie tells us. "We both attended a cocktail tasting night through work and it was there that we got chatting. This was followed by a Facebook friend request and the rest, as they say, is history! "The couple became engaged underneath the washing line at Travis's parents' house on a trip to Australia! "He assures me that he planned to propose a few months later when we were going to be in New Zealand but he lost his nerve and just asked me sooner!" Sophie tells us. "He proposed with his great grandmother's ring and then we went ring shopping together which was romantic."... read more

Riding the waves

Riding the waves

Jess and Sam's wedding followed a surf theme with lots of other personal touches. Jess and Sam met at university but didn't become a couple until four years after graduating when Sam gatecrashed a Game of Thrones weekend that Jess had planned with a friend. "We soon had a second date alone and this is where our new relationship began," Jess tells us. "When he braved the cold water in South Wales and Denmark to learn how to surf, I knew it was serious!" The couple became engaged during a trip to Martinique in the Caribbean. "Sam got down on one knee on a quiet section of the beach and asked me to marry him," Jess tells us. "It was such a special moment."... read more

My big greek wedding

My big greek wedding

Claire and George's special day mixed English and Greek traditions styled with a copper and forest green colour theme. Claire and George met at university and got chatting on the dancefloor during a night out with friends. "We started seeing each other after that evening," Claire tells us, "and then moved to London together after university before relocating to Torquay where I'm originally from."... read more

Rustic love

Rustic love

Alisha and Gavin's rustic-inspired day followed a seasonal burgundy, gold and blush pink colour theme. Alisha and Gavin met while they were both training to become karate instructors. "I was attracted to Gavin's kind nature and loved every moment that I spent in his company," Alisha tells us. "I liked how Alisha was so gentle," Gavin says, "and as I got to know her, I thought she was one of the kindest people that I had ever met."... read more

Making waves

Making waves

Woolacombe Bay Hotel in Devon set the scene for Rebecca and Jonathan's coastal wedding... read more

A winter's tale for Josephine and Sean

A winter's tale for Josephine and Sean

Josephine and Sean's decadent wedding unveiled a rich colour scheme with seasonal touches... read more

A cornish encounter

A cornish encounter

Georgia and Jack's wedding followed a soft pink colour theme with touches of gold, rose gold and copper.... read more

Yurt life

Yurt life

Rachael and Alasdair hired two yurts for their wedding reception and decorated them with navy touches and pops of bright, bold colours.... read more

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