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Nicola Streader

WPC Real Wedding: Sophie and Graeme's Hampshire Winter Wedding

Today we are delighted to share the stunning winter wedding of WPC couple Sophie and Graeme. On a crisp day in December, Sophie and Graeme held their wedding ceremony in a Hampshire Church followed by a short drive in a vintage Bentley to their wedding venue, Langrish House. Their florist transformed the reception room into a magical winter garden. Sophie wore a beautiful short sleeved and pearl embellished wedding dress, which she designed with BAO Boutique, and Graeme wore a tartan kilt. Read on as Sophie highlights special moments of their day, their favourite wedding presents and all of the amazing suppliers who helped bring their magical wedding day to life.

Nicola Streader
Nicola Streader

What was the highlight of your experience with WPC?

Nicola Streader

We were recommended to go with The Wedding Present Company by lots of our friends - we had heard the experience and collection were second to none... we weren’t disappointed! From the first contact Lucy was so helpful and supportive, even in restricted times we felt like the process was seamless.

Nick Smith

What were your favourite brands available within WPC?

The Vintage List

Some of our favourite brands available at The Wedding Present Company were Club Matters, Le CreusetNkuku
The Vintage List, Schott zwiesel and Burleigh.

Le Creuset

Why did you choose WPC?

We are a very decisive couple, so when you were recommended to us and we had our first meeting with Lucy, it felt like a great fit! No need to continue looking, we had found everything we were looking for when it came to a bespoke wedding gift list experience. 

Have you had your presents delivered? How was your delivery day?

We haven’t had our delivery yet, but we can’t wait!

Your favourite presents?

Decanter, Pollux, 1L
Schott Zwiesel
£121.00
Oval casserole, 25cm - 3 litre, Signature Cast Iron, Satin Black
Le Creuset
£220.00
Table Mats, Harlequin, Africa, Dove Grey, Set of 4
Club Matters
£70.00
Peugeot Paris Duo Salt & Pepper Mills, 18cm, Choc
Peugeot
£71.00
Set of 4 tumblers, 310ml, Gio
LSA International
£22.00
Bottle, Castleford, Clear, Wide, Castleford
Neptune
£36.00
Teapot small, 40cl - 3/4pt, Calico, Blue
Burleigh
£80.00
Cushion, Juno, Navy, 45 x 45cm
Weaver Green
£65.00
Carafe and glass, 270ml, Ovals, Crystal
The Vintage List
£42.00

Engagement Story

Nicola Streader

I knew when Graeme proposed it would be very personal and private. He proposed while walking our Beagle in Richmond Park in Nov 2019. Completely unaware I dragged him on a 9km walk, exhausted we stopped on a bench and just as the sun finally came out he got down on one knee and proposed.

Nicola Streader

Location

Nicola Streader

We got married in a small Church in East Meon in Hampshire. The service was our favourite moment of the day. We chose the church due to family history and connection, so we were lucky to have a Reverend we knew well. While we couldn't sing hymns due to Covid restrictions, we still selected music and readings that amplified the atmosphere to fill the whole church. 

Nicola Streader
Nicola Streader

Then we had our wedding reception at Langrish House in Langrish. 

Nicola Streader

"We had always intended on a winter wedding, for all of its seasonal fun and festivities that time of year brings. Nestled in an old Hampshire village, our flower theme was a magical winter garden, providing an abundance of warmth and character. We were wrapped in love and laughter throughout the day, only focused on enjoying the celebrations with our close family."

Nicola Streader

Decor

We had lighting from Cinemattag Productions and then our florist JenniBloom transformed the room into a magical winter garden inside. 

Nicola Streader
Nicola Streader

Transport

Nicola Streader

We had a Bentley S3 which we organised through Christopher’s Cars.

Flowers

Nicola Streader

Our florist was JenniBloom. I couldn’t recommend her more!!! She is an artist, a true visionary!

Nicola Streader
Nicola Streader

Bridal Fashion

Nicola Streader

I designed my wedding dress myself with the wizardry of BAO Boutique in Richmond. My shoes were from Bella Belle. I wore hair accessories from Swarovski and a bracelet from Blackacre London which was a wedding present.

Nicola Streader
Nicola Streader
Nicola Streader

Hair and Make Up

Nicola Streader

Grace from Lips & Locks did my hair and make up on the morning of our wedding. 

Nicola Streader

Your Partner's Fashion

Nicola Streader

Graeme wore his family tartan kilt. 

Nicola Streader

Food & Drink

Nicola Streader

Our caterer for our wedding breakfast was Vanilla catering. We had two cocktails - Old fashioneds and Picante de La casas and then lots of Malt Whisky.

Nicola Streader

Photographer & Videographer

Nicola Streader

Nicola Streader Photography was our wedding photographer and we are delighted with our images. 

Rupert Ward-Lewis 

Our videographer was Rupert Ward-Lewis and we thrilled with our video, it is such a lovely way to relive the day.

Music

Abbey Mordue sang at our reception. Our first dance song was 'Sunday Kinda Love' by Etta James. 

Nicola Streader

Stationery

Nicola Streader

We used E.Y.I LOVE, an incredible boutique stationer based in Scotland. 

Nicola Streader

Stand Out Moments

Nicola Streader

For me it was waking up and knowing that today was going to change my life, the happiest and most significant day of our lives. We weren’t blessed with the best weather, however it just happened to be sunny and a rainbow appeared over the church as we left. I think for Graeme it was being able to have his parents on Zoom, it felt like they didn’t miss a minute. Our families have been amazing!

Nicola Streader

Advice to Future Couples

Planning a wedding in the middle of a pandemic is incredibly difficult, the uncertainty and ever changing rules means you struggle to keep a positive focus at times. However if you can look past everything being ‘perfect’, you will be able to find an even greater happiness focussing on what really matters, which is your union. Small weddings aren’t for everyone, but we highly recommend it! It gives you time to remember what’s really important on your day. Never forget it’s all about you two, take the time to enjoy it together and be forgiving of the changing emotions along the way.

Nicola Streader

Suppliers

Wedding List: The Wedding Present Company

Wedding Venue: Langrish House

Flowers: JenniBloom

Hair and Make Up: Lips & Locks

Bridal Fashion: BAO BoutiqueBella BelleSwarovski & Blackacre London.

Caterer: Vanilla catering

Music: Abbey Mordue

Photographer: Nicola Streader Photography

Videographer: Rupert Ward-Lewis

Wedding Stationery: E.Y.I LOVE

Transport: Christopher’s cars