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At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Isabella's Tablescape in Her Beautiful Garden Flat in Richmond
Ella J Murphy

At Home with Isabella Foulger, Co-Founder of The Wedding Edition

Join us as Isabella Foulger, Co-Founder of The Wedding Edition, invites us into her beautiful garden flat in Richmond and shows us how she uses her wedding presents from her WPC gift list at home. Featuring two stunning alfresco tablescapes, an envy-inducing BBQ set up and a beautifully serene bedroom set up, Isabella's impeccable taste is the ultimate wedding gift list inspiration.

As published on The Wedding Edition, by Isabella Foulger.

When we got engaged I was lucky enough to be working at Vogue House, for BRIDES magazine, surrounded by a wealth of wedding experts. Therefore, I knew all about The Wedding Present Company who has earnt its sparkling reputation for almost 30 years, and had been dying for it to be my turn to go into their London showroom as a bride-to-be and start curating our wedding list. As the UK’s leading luxury wedding gift list, we knew they were the perfect choice for us. 

I had also been following The Wedding Present Company’s social channels, getting a feel for who they stock and discovering new interior brands. The most helpful content was always via their blog where they feature a lot of real life content. So the idea to shoot our team’s gift edits was born, made easier by the fact that so many members of the The Wedding Edition team have registered their wedding gift lists with them. We started by shooting our Travel Editor’s Favorite Wedding Presents at her London home and next it was – very excitingly – my turn. 

At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Summer Tablescape
Ella J Murphy
At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Summer Tablescape with Fruit and Charcuterie Board
Ella J Murphy

THE EXPERIENCE

We knew that registering our wedding list with The Wedding Present Company would be a special experience as they are renowned for providing a bespoke, boutique service unlike any other. It started with a private appointment at the showroom on Lots Road, Chelsea, a true Aladdin’s cave of wedding gifts nestled amongst the famous antique shops. There’s free-flowing English Sparkling Wine, Nyetimber, and you’ll be guided by your own wedding gift list advisor (think of them like your very own interiors-obsessed personal shopper) who will help you curate your gift list based on your personal style, tastes and needs. A real experience to behold, you can interact with presents – playing around with different styling options and scan as you go to add to your list. 

At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Summer Tablescape
Ella J Murphy

We loved that they stock all the big names such as Le Creuset, Pooky and The White Company but also smaller artisan brands like Skye McAlpine Tavola and Rebecca Udall who we hadn't come across before. If you’ve fallen in love with something from a brand they don’t work with (which we’d be surprised about because they work with over 450 of the very best brands!) the team will happily add this to your list as a custom product (see the racing green matchbox featured). They have great features such as “group gifting” for larger ticket items which I come onto later. You can also add different funds, such as an art or honeymoon fund. There’s flexibility to swap gifts along the way and you can book a slot for everything to be delivered in, in multiple drops or they will even store your gifts for free for 3 months. It’s like your birthday and Christmas day all at once!  

At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Isabella Next to Summer Pink, Blue and Violet Tablescape
Ella J Murphy
At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Details of Pink, Blue & Violet Summer Tablescape
Ella J Murphy

FAVOURITE WEDDING GIFTS

When asked what our favourite wedding gifts were, I always start by pointing out that it’s the items that we would have never bought ourselves. Classic items which sit proudly in our dresser or on our shelves, which we’ll treasure forever and come out at special occasions. This includes our Champagne coupes and cocktail shaker from Soho Home. I love our silver wine coaster, gold Nkuku candle holders and green Klimchi Hobnail Jug which sit proudly on the table at every dinner party we host

At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Pink, Blue and Violet Summer Tablescape
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As a couple we have always loved al fresco dining, hosting long lazy summer lunches which go into the night and our style is very in line with this. My role is always the table setup and Tom’s is the BBQ. A great present for the group gift function and one of our most extravagant wedding gifts was the Big Green Egg which has elevated our summer dining. You can use it as an oven, for pizzas, the options are endless and it is guaranteed to impress both visually and with the deliciously smokey dishes you’ll serve. 

At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Statement Tableware with Octopus, The Big Green Egg BBQ, Chilled Perrier Jouet
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At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Wedding Gift Klimchi Hobnail Jug
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BRANDS WE DISCOVERED

One of the most exciting elements of registering with The Wedding Present Company was discovering independent brands. To name a few, our racing green ice bucket was from Kalinko, our tray and placemats are from Le Jaana, our statement oil dispenser is from VaiselleRebecca Udall produces the most beautiful floral tablecloths and placemats (seen in tablescape one) and another discovery was Villa Bologna who produce the most beautiful  hand painted Glugjugs

At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Bedroom Interior Inspiration with Breakfast Tray, Matilda Goad Lamp and The White Company Bedside Table
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MOST USEFUL GIFTS

We have used our gold Nkuku candlesticks endlessly, with different coloured candles elevating every dinner party. Plus, their mango wood salad bowl is perfect for fruit or salads. Our Le Creuset cast iron pans we use nearly every day for casseroles, pasta dishes, they are so versatile and hardwearing plus look the part if placed in the centre of a table. I love the Skye McAlpine Tavola dinner & side plates, with edge detailing. Our Matilda Goad bedside lights are another favourite and our most used gift has to be the Big Green Egg, which you can use all year round.

At Home with Isabella Foulger From the Wedding Edition: Wedding Gift List Home Bar Set Up with Olives and Summer Cocktails
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At Home with Isabella Foulger From The Wedding Edition: Summer Cocktails Details
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ISABELLA'S FAVOURITE PRESENTS

Shallow Serving Bowl, D29cm, Splatter, Burnt Orange
Hot Pottery
£45.00
Butter Pat Dish, D12cm, Green Asiatic Pheasants, Green
Burleigh
£20.00
Set of 6 Tumblers, 200ml, Big Confetti, Emerald
Anna Von Lipa
£180.00
Carving Board with Groove, 50cm
Naturally Med
£50.00
Placemat, D38cm, Scalloped Abaca, Natural
Rebecca Udall
£22.00
Kibibi Candlestick H23cm, Mango Wood
Nkuku
£40.00
Serving Platter, W42.5 x L30cm, Vine, Green and Pink
Sharland England
£148.00
Multi Fuel Pizza Oven, Karu 12G, Black
Ooni
£379.00
Table for Large Big Green Egg, Premium Mahogany
Big Green Egg
£1,015.00
Set of 4 Dinner Plates, D28cm, Romilly, Green
Skye McAlpine
£140.00
Set of 4 Dinner Plates, D28cm, Romilly, Red
Skye McAlpine
£140.00
Stripe Napkin, H47 x W47cm, Arles, Olive
The Linen Works
£18.00
Jug, Hobnail, Light Green, Large, 2000ml
Klimchi
£109.00
Champagne bath - large, 22.5 x 45 x 29cm, Palace, Silver Plate, Stainless Steel And Brass
Culinary Concepts
£140.00
Oval casserole, 29cm - 4.7 litre, Signature Cast Iron, Volcanic
Le Creuset
£309.00
Shallow casserole, 30cm - 3.2 litre, Signature Cast Iron, Volcanic
Le Creuset
£285.00
Cheese Knife, Solid Horn Handle
Laguiole en Aubrac
£128.00
Cake Dome, D34cm, Recycled, Clear
Nkuku
£80.00
Vase, Cushion, Amber, Small, 12.8cm
Dartington Crystal
£35.00
Large Linen Tablecloth, 180 x 350cm, White
Issy Granger
£260.00
Side Plate, D19cm, Scroll, Navy
Villa Bologna
£22.00
Jug, 950ml, Glug Glug, Navy
Villa Bologna
£72.00
Set of 4 Dinner Plates, D28cm, Romilly, Blue
Skye McAlpine
£140.00
Napkin, 45 x 45cm, Mini Scallop, White
SARAH.K
£12.00
Set of 4 White Wine Glasses, 400ml, Clear
Le Creuset
£57.00
Set of 6 Tapered Dinner Candles, H25cm, Powder Pink
Candle Flair
£18.00
Set of 6 Tapered Dinner Candles, H35cm, Vintage Rose
Candle Flair
£22.00
Set of 4 tumblers, 310ml, Gio Line
LSA International
£25.00
Stand Mixer, 4.8L, Artisan, Almond Cream
KitchenAid
£599.00
Salad servers, 30cm, mango wood
Nkuku
£20.00
Hand Painted Ceramic Plate, D30cm, Catch of The Day, Red
Sasha Compton
£280.00
Hammered Jug, One Size, Yala, Indigo
Nkuku
£30.00
Oil Dispenser, H20cm, Oily Baby, Nude/Poppy Red
Vaisselle
£75.00
Cushion, 35 x 50cm, Mali, Ruby
Wicklewood
£120.00
Pair of Pillowcases, Square, Sage Green Linen
Piglet In Bed
£49.00
Pair of Pillowcases, Standard, Sage Green Linen
Piglet In Bed
£45.00
Adjustable Lamp Base, Brass, Brass
Matilda Goad & Co
£350.00
Small Lampshade, Raffia Scallop, Red Trim
Matilda Goad & Co
£140.00
Tranquility Candle, 185g, Sleep
Neom Organics London
£38.00
Side Table, H57cm, Cartmel, Natural
The White Company
£175.00
Rattan Ice Bucket, H25cm, Strand, Dark Green
Kalinko
£72.00
Set of 4 Tumblers, H10.5cm, Zomi, Clear
Kalinko
£52.00
Martini shaker, Barwell, Clear
Soho Home
£125.00
Backgammon Set, Uber Walnut, Green
Uber Games
£150.00
The Cocktail Edit: Everything You Need to Know About How to Make All the Drinks that Matter Book
BookStore
£20.00

With special thanks to:

Food Styling: Tegan Ridgway (@tiggy_ridgway )

Florals: Escape to The Cutting Garden (@escape_to_the_cutting_garden)

Photography: Ella J Murphy (@ellajmurphystudio) from The Champagne Agency (@thechampagency

Video: Nulla (@nullacreativestudio) from The Champagne Agency (@thechampagency