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WPC Real Wedding: Clare and Henry's Intimate Wiltshire Wedding

Today we share the wonderfully intimate real wedding of WPC couple, Clare and Henry. As soon as restrictions were lifted in July, Clare and Henry were married in a small local Church in Wiltshire, followed by a barbecue of roast lamb and summer salads in their garden surrounded by close friends and family. Clare wore a stunning Jesus Piero wedding dress. Despite not being the wedding they originally planned, read on to see how magical their day was and hear some wise advice and positivity from Clare when it comes to planning, and having, a small covid-friendly wedding.

What has been the highlight of your experience with The Wedding Present Company so far?

We truly loved our appointment in the showroom, it was great to to be able to see and feel lots of different items and seeing how they are all laid out in different rooms.

How did The Wedding Present Company support you through changes to your wedding plans?

The Wedding Present Company have been brilliant throughout. The best touch was a hand written note in the post to say that our presents and guests money was safe with them amongst the uncertainty surrounding Covid. 

What were your favourite brands available at The Wedding Present Company?

Why did you choose The Wedding Present Company for your wedding list?

We loved the unique variety of brands on offer and that we could add custom products if we wanted to.

Favourite Presents

Wine coaster, 5", Plain, sterling silver
Classic Silverware
Napkin, Green Leaf Print, Set of 4
Rosewood & Sterling Silver Salt Mill, 4"
Classic Silverware
Table lamp - base only, H38 x W20cm, Howard, turquoise
Quilt, Mini Elephant Print, Blue, King
Photograph Frame, Enamel & Silver, Periwinkle Blue, 5 x 7"
Addison Ross
Lampshade, Straight Empire, Yellow Tulasi, 30cm
Umbrella stand, 45 x 20cm, blue and white
Luna Home

Engagement Story

We were up in Scotland for a week last summer and had a few days wild camping on the Isle of Lewis and Harris. On one of the days we went to Uig Sands where Henry had planned to pop the question. Uig Sands is a vast white sandy beach surrounded by sand dunes and flower meadows with a backdrop of hills and a river running across the sand and into the sea. It's magical. It was late afternoon, the sun was shining (thankfully as we had had a very wet night in the tent the night before!) and we were walking along the waters edge when Henry got down on one knee and asked the question!  We then camped on the dunes that evening and celebrated with a gin and tonic and some local Uig smoked salmon from Uig Lodge.

Your original plans for your wedding

We were supposed to be married on 4th April 2020. We had planned to have a marquee in a field at Henry's parents in North Wiltshire with 160 guests.

How did you have to adapt your wedding to be in line with Covid restrictions?

We got married as soon as Boris allowed us to on 4th July, the first day that restrictions were lifted. We both had our families and a few very close friends. We were married at midday and went back to Henry's parents for a lovely barbecue in the garden in North Wiltshire. We had a delicious meal and ate under a little pole tent that Henry's neighbours had very kindly lent to us for the day.

Bridal Fashion

I chose a Jesus Peiro wedding dress from the White Room in Minchinhampton. My shoes were from John Lewis, and my veil was borrowed from a friend

Are you planning on having another wedding celebration in the future?

We're not sure at the moment, we are going to play it by ear next year. Our small wedding was so special. 

Stand Out Moments

Finally being able to get married!!

Top tips to couples currently navigating wedding planning?

It might not be the day you had planned, but it can still be a wonderful day and you don't need all the bells and whistles in order to just get married.