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Wedding Present Inspiration from Our Showroom Manager, Emily

Our brilliant Showroom Manager (and highly experienced Wedding List Advisor), Emily, has joined us today to share her favourite wedding presents from our Online Showroom, and share her top tips for building a timeless wedding list that you and your guests will love. Emily was married 4 years ago and had her own wedding list with The Wedding Present Company. Having recently bought and refurbished a house in Earlsfield, she knows a thing or two about choosing presents that you will love and use forever, no matter where life takes you. Join us as we chat to Emily about her style, her go-to sources of inspiration and her expert advice on building a wedding list.

How would you describe your style?

I would describe my style as classic with a love for pattern and colour. I love bright and colourful fabrics, block print, pretty florals, brass finishes and mostly traditional furniture.

Emily's Favourite Presents

Iona Large Wine Glass
William Yeoward
Jug, Hobnail, Light Green, Large, 2000ml
Butlers Tray Table, Gustavian, Hand Painted
Sophie Conran
Salad Bowl, Granada, Earthenware Clay, 27cm
Sophie Conran
Cereal Bowl, Pomona, White/Coral, 16cm, Set Of 6
Sophie Conran
Serving Dish, Small, Oval, Clover, 33.5cm
Nicholas Mosse
Tea Mug, Dash Pattern with Stripy Gold Handles, Coral, Large, 9cm
Miranda Berrow
Ice Bucket, Strand, Rattan, Dark Green, 25cm
Glass Decoupage Round Placemat, Artichoke, Silver
Rebecca Decorative Designs
Duvet Cover, Green Scallop, Kingsize, 230x220cm
Sophie Conran
Quilt, Mali Kahala, Indigo, 225cm x 225cm
Cushion & Pad, Oakleaves, Pink, 50cm
Round Casserole, Signature, Shell Pink, 24cm
Le Creuset
Mirror, Kubu, Round, 69cm
The White Company
Photo Frame, Bella, Shagreen, Barley, 10 x 8"
Forwood Design
Lampshade, Gathered Bedwyn, Marden Cotton, Blue, 20cm
Lantern, Luxor, Brass & Clear Glass, Large
Napkins, Mini Scallop, Blue, 45 x 45cm
Tablecloth, Maya Blue & Green, Medium, 150x225cm
Ashoka Designs
Lamp Base, Wisteria, Green/Brass, 39cm
Revival DAB/FM Digital Radio, Dove Grey
Roberts Radio
Belles Rives Tray, Marine Blue, Large, 22cm x 16cm
The Lacquer Company
Candleholder/Vase, Column, Clear, 40cm
Cocktail Shaker with Strainer, Corrine, 800ml
William Yeoward
Oyster Bay Square Photo Album, 14" Navy Lizard Print
Broadbent Leather
Place Card Holders, Elephant, Silver Plated, 3cm, Set of 6
Artisan Dhurri Rug, Ikat Blue/Lilac/Pink, Large
Francesca Gentilli

What are you favourite brands that WPC offer?

Do you have any favourite Instagram accounts to follow?

Do you have any favourite interior designers?

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

Think of it as an opportunity to put together a list of all things you have ever wanted for your home, but wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself. Choose presents which will last a lifetime, but don’t be afraid to put on items which will bring some colour, fun and enjoyment to your new life as a married couple.

What do you think is the most overlooked wedding present?

A good quality kettle and toaster! It sounds boring, but they are used often and the better the quality, the longer they will last.

What is your favourite room of the house and why?

The bedroom. You can fill it with so many memorable keepsakes and photo frames, making it really personal. I love using pretty bed linen and colourful fabrics and cushions in my bedroom, which makes me look forward to waking up every day!

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

I think the older generation would rather buy you something traditional, which will last forever. Good choices are Le Creuset cookware, China, or a good quality set of glassware.

What presents do guests love to buy?

Guests love to stand out with their choices, and they prefer to choose something that you will remember them by. I made sure I added lots of decorative serve-wear, from jugs, platters and bowls to more stand out pieces like a beautiful table lamp, and colourful vases.