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!
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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!
A traditional, intimate country wedding.
We had our flowers from the church on the table with our own place settings, ivy, ribbons and home made honey to decorate.
My parents-in-laws’ red Citroën 2cv!
Hair & make up was by Gabby
Sage with Zest provided our catering.
Beetroot Cured salmon or broccoli and stilton soup
Duck breast with a port and redcurrant sauce served with creamy cheddar mash and watercress
Chocolate torte with lemon sorbet
Our cake was created by Rosanne Hollowell, we had two tiers – one tier was coffee and the other lemon.
We had Bacchus Bars serve cocktails.
Robin Goodlad was our photographer.
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.
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!
Wedding List: The Wedding Present Company
Venue: Brympton House
Hair and Make Up: Gabby
Caterer: Sage with Zest
Wedding Cake: Rosanne Hollowell
Bar: Bacchus Bars
Photographer: Robin Goodlad