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Wedding Present Inspiration from Our Marketing Executive Emily

Join us as we chat to our brilliant Marketing Executive and Wedding List Advisor, Emily, who has shared her favourite wedding presents from our Online Showroom. Emily shares her top tips for building a timeless wedding list that you and your guests will love. We chat to Emily about her interior style, her go-to sources of interiors inspiration and her expert advice on building your wedding gift list.

How would you describe your style?

Eclectic and colourful. I love collecting homewares when travelling and I am always on the look out for antique/vintage homewares around London. I could spend all my time at Sunbury Antiques market! I love Scandinavian furniture but I am also really drawn to colour and pattern. 

Emily's Favourite Presents

Placemat, Ophelia Rose Beetle, 28cm
Bell Hutley
£25.00
Gien- Filet Vert Dinner Plates, Set of 4, 26cm
Gien
£128.50
Placemat, Anna Glover Mirabilia, Set of 6
Polkra
£115.00
Tumbler, Pineapple Collection, Clear, Set of 2
Gurasu
£56.00
White Wine Glasses, Denk Art, 23cm, Set of 6
Zalto Glasmanufaktur
£215.00
Napkin, Frayed Linen, Dusk, 54cm
William Yeoward
£12.50
Cornish Red- Dinner Plate, 28cm, Set of 4
Cornishware
£56.00
Table Fork, Helios, Sky Blue
Capdeco
£9.50
Candle, Calypso, Decorative, Ceramic, 10x8.6cm
Polkra
£49.00
Lamp Base, Singing The Blues, Large, 48cm
Rosanna Lonsdale
£595.00
Revival UNO, DAB/FM Portable Radio, Dusky Pink
Roberts Radio
£149.99
Tumbler, Hobnail, Blue Smoke, Set of 6, 250ml
KLIMCHI
£90.00
Empire Lampshade, Bedwyn, Gathered, Wicker, Light Linen, Blue, 25cm
Fermoie
£150.00
4 Slot Classic Toaster, Stainless Steel
Dualit
£199.15
Bed, Sienna, Kingsize
Feather & Black
£1345.00
Table Lamp & Shade , Stucco, Stone ,40cm, Green Block Printed Cotton Shade 45cm
Pooky
£196.00
Tablecloth, Simla, Pink/Green, 215x400cm
Penny Morrison
£226.00
Oval Platter, Forget Me Not, Oval, Ceramic
Nicholas Mosse
£160.00
Pizza Oven, Koda, Gas Powered, Outdoor
Ooni
£249.00
Framed Print, Ace of Clubs and Dianmond Collages
Oka
£495.00
Pure New Wool Throw, Fishbone, Duck Egg, 150 x 183cm
Tweedmill
£59.50
Tray, Floral, Green, 51x38cm
Le Jaana
£150.00
Artisan Dhurri Rug, Ikat Blue/Lilac/Pink, Large
Francesca Gentilli
£552.00
Oval Platter, Mythical Creatures, 39cm
Kit Kemp
£144.00
Picture Gallery Wall Frame Set, White, Small
The White Company
£160.00
Duvet Cover, Single, Pink Scalloped Edge
SARAH.K
£95.00
Plate, Summer Flower, Pink, Large, 27cm
Penny Morrison
£60.00
Tankard Jug, Blue Felicity, Medium
Burleigh
£31.00

What are you favourite brands that WPC offer?

I love brands inspired by travel and culture. Kalinko’s homewares are designed and made in Burma. There is so much I would love from Kalinko, including their recycled glass tumblers and their rattan placemats. Wicklewood produce homewares that use traditional techniques and textiles inspired by Guatemala and India. Other favourite brands that WPC supply are Penny Morrison, Pooky, Polkra, Garden Trading, Fermoie and KLIMCHI

Do you have any favourite Instagram accounts to follow?

My favourite Instagram accounts for interiors inspiration are @farrowandball, @matildagoad, @houseandgardenuk. When looking for tablescape inspiration my favourite accounts are @the.sette, @fionaleahydesign, @lizlinkleter, @jamjar_edit. For cooking inspiration I love @spook_ldn @wildbytart @hoste.london. I also love following @collagerie, they do such great edits.

Do you have any favourite interior designers?

Some of my favourite interior designers are Barlow and BarlowBeata Heuman, Rosanna Bossom, Rita Konig, Octavia Dickinson, Emma Grant and Jessica Buckley 

What advice do you give to couples on building a wedding list?

Put good quality items on that you love now and they will last. I find one of the hardest decision for couples is choosing a set of formal china. I believe you should love the design now as much as you will in 10 years time. Whilst this is hard to predict, you may want a classic, future-proof option. Some of my favourite formal china ranges are the Wedgwood Signet range with predominantly white china with a platinum band. I also love Gien's timless Pont aux Choux range with its scalloped edge and detailing around the edge. If you do like a little colour, I love Raynaud's Filet Vert range - which is slightly more delicate than Gien and has a dark green edge. 

What do you think is the most overlooked wedding present?

I would say a set of good quality cutlery. It is a great time to add a large set or a canteen as it isn’t something you would just go out and buy. My sugestions of brands to get cutlery from are Arthur Price, Glazebrook and Carrs. Couples are often not sure how many to get in a set. I would personally suggest to get more than you think. It is then helpful if some of it is in the dishwasher. 

What is your favourite room of the house and why?

Probably the bedroom. I like how you can make small changes along with the weather and make the room feel different. In Winter you can make it more cozy with quilts and lamps and then in Summer change bed linen and cushions to make it feel more fresh. 

What are good traditional presents to add to a list which might appeal to an older generation?

Lovely traditional wedding presents could include a clock, a piece of art or rather obvious but a Le Creuset cast iron casserole dish. There is something comforting in the fact that they have a lifetime guarantee that the older generation take solace in. 

What presents do guests love to buy?

Your wedding guests love buying presents that they know you will use or have on display all the time. I think as long as your wedding list is reflective of what you love then guests shouldn't struggle to choose. If you love entertaining - then buying you any china, cutlery, serveware or glassware is a lovely option. If you love being outside, perhaps some garden furniture or outdoor accessories. The great thing about The Wedding Present Company is that we can help couples tailor the list to suit your taste and lifestyle. Our expert advice is our USP.