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Robin Goodlad

WPC Real Wedding: Chloe and Joey's Intimate Spring Wedding

After a surprise engagement in Hawaii, Chloë and Joey said ‘I do’ at their local church in Dorset. They had an intimate country wedding on a sunny Spring day, surrounded by their immediate family and friends, and danced under the moonlight before heading off in a red Citroën V2! Read on to find out their favourite wedding gifts and the newlyweds’ sage advice to couples!

What was the highlight of your experience with The Wedding Present Company?

Having a dedicated person to walk us through the process who was on hand to answer any questions from start to finish. Thank you to Katie Stothard for being there to help us with our multiple questions!

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

Culinary Concepts

Why did you choose WPC for your wedding list?

You came highly recommended to me for the ease, flexibility you offer, as well as the varied, high-end brands you work with.

Robin Goodlad

Your favourite presents?

Set of 6 mugs, 350ml, Stoneware, Rainbow
Le Creuset
£73.00
Set of 6 dinner plates, 28cm, Pearl, white
Costa Nova
£84.00
Extra large serving mats, 38.2 x 29.2cm, Harlequin Design, blue with gold edge
Club Matters
£32.00
Lantern, H58cm, Sia, Antique Black
Nkuku
£85.00
Round casserole, 28cm - 6.7 litre, Signature Cast Iron, Meringue
Le Creuset
£330.00
Wedding Invitation Tray, Traditional, Racing Green
Eeva Kristiina
£145.00
Mahogany Backgammon Set, 19"
Uber Games
£100.00
Salt pig, 13.5 x 12.5cm, Stoneware, Meringue
Le Creuset
£38.00
Set of 6 goblet glasses, 27cl, Bee, Clear
La Rochere
£49.00
Set of 6 cereal bowls, 16cm, Pearl, white
Costa Nova
£74.00
Square grillit, 26cm, Signature Cast Iron, Volcanic
Le Creuset
£140.00
Classic Large Landscape Photo Album, Blue
Broadbent Leather Goods
£116.00
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Tell us your engagement story

We were living in California at the time (2019). We planned to go to Hawaii for a long weekend with some of our friends. After a lovely day at the beach, Joey suggested we go for a short bike ride to watch the sunset. We ended up on a golf course overlooking the sea, where he got down on one knee and popped the question! We then went back to our friends with our news and popped plenty of bubbles for the rest of the evening!

What was the theme for your wedding?

A traditional, intimate country wedding.

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Where was your reception venue?

Originally we asked DP Marquees for a marquee at home, but then due to COVID restrictions, we moved to a lovely venue: Brympton House in Somerset. Both suppliers were superb.

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Décor

We had our flowers from the church on the table with our own place settings, ivy, ribbons and home made honey to decorate.

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Transport

My parents-in-laws’ red Citroën 2cv!

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Bridal Fashion

My dress and hair accessories were from BHLDN Weddings (part of Anthropologie in the US) and my shoes were by Bella Belle. I borrowed my sister’s veil and I wore my grandmother’s jewellery.

hair & make up

Hair & make up was by Gabby

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Your Partner’s Fashion

Joey wore his own morning suit. His waistcoat was by SirPlus and his tie was from Vineyard Vines. His socks and Ushers’ gifts were from Morrow’s Outfitters.

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The Wedding Party's Fashion

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The Maid of Honour wore a dress from ASOS. Her earrings were from Wolf & Badger.

Caterer

Sage with Zest provided our catering.

 

MENU:

Starter:

Beetroot Cured salmon or broccoli and stilton soup

Main:

Duck breast with a port and redcurrant sauce served with creamy cheddar mash and watercress

Dessert:

Chocolate torte with lemon sorbet

 

Our cake was created by Rosanne Hollowell, we had two tiers – one tier was coffee and the other lemon.

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Drinks

We had Bacchus Bars serve cocktails.

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Photographer

Robin Goodlad was our photographer.

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Stationary

Gee Brothers created our Invitations and Paperless Post provided our Save the Dates.

Stand Out Moments

Saying our vows in the wedding service in our local church. Driving away from the church waving goodbye in the red 2cv car (being chauffeured by my brother). Having our wedding breakfast with our 13 family and friends in the beautiful grounds at Brympton House on a glorious sunny day alongside an impromptu game of Kubb on the lawn! But one of the most standout moments was having our first dance to Eric Clapton- Wonderful Tonight under the moon light, next to a cosy bonfire.

Robin Goodlad
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Advice to Future Couples

Try not to get too bogged down in the minor details, enjoy the process of planning your special day as well as having the time of your lives on the day itself - it goes so quickly!

Suppliers

Wedding List: The Wedding Present Company

Venue: Brympton House 

Hair and Make Up: Gabby

Bridal Fashion: BHLDN & Bella Belle

Bridesmaids Fashion: ASOS & Wolf & Badger 

Groom's Fashion: Sir Plus & Vineyard Vines

Caterer: Sage with Zest 

Wedding Cake: Rosanne Hollowell

Bar: Bacchus Bars

Photographer: Robin Goodlad

Wedding Stationery: Gee Brothers & Paperless Post