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On one of the hottest days of the year so far, Ben and Joe tied the knot with us and it was totally magical. These two gorgeous grooms had a super relaxed yet detailed approach to their wedding day resulting in a beautifully personal occasion!

We caught up with Joe to hear about the run up to their wedding, choosing

their venue and more…

1. How did you meet?

“We first met at school and have been in a relationship since 2013.”

2. Did you have any postponements due to Covid?

“We were lucky not to need to postpone due to COVID, but the restrictions did mean we had to make some last minute changes to the day. We never imagined we would have a marquee at our wedding but it turned out to be an incredible addition!”

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3. What made you choose The White Hart?

“We have been visiting the White Hart for years and always knew that was where we wanted to get married. We didn’t even look anywhere else and had booked the venue within half an hour of our first meeting with Millie.”

4. What was the highlight of your day?

“We should probably say the ceremony, but really it was getting to see all our friends and family together and enjoying themselves for the first time since

the start of the pandemic!”

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5. Did you hire any Finishing Touches from us?

“We hired the LOVE letters, sweet cart, and ice cream bike. The ice cream bike was a great alternative to canapés and went down a treat on such a hot day!”

(LOVE letters are 150 for 4 hour hire)

 

6. Do you have any hacks/tips for other couples to make your

day run smoothly?

 

“Plan little and often! We slowly planned the day over two years and it meant that we were both very relaxed on the run up to the wedding.

Also use a really good spreadsheet!”

7. Did you write your own vows?

No, we were happy with the standard wording from the registrars. We did pick some readings though which made the ceremony more personal.”

 

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8. What did you do for your Stag dos?

“Our planned stag do didn’t go ahead due to COVID restrictions, so we had a few mini get togethers in the run up to the day and plan to have a

post-wedding stag do in the future!”

9. What was your inspiration for your wedding styling?

“We have always loved the rustic theme of the White Hart and wanted to incorporate that into the styling, so went with lots of natural elements like wood, metal and greenery. We also included the trademark White Hart stag

throughout all our stationery!”

10. Which suppliers did you use for your day?

Matt Moore Photography, Conservatory Florists, Inspired Hire, Autumn Leaves (Chloe Ashley) for stationery, Hannah Goddard made our cake, and we had a bespoke banner made by Darwin & Gray.”

 

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11. Will you miss planning a wedding?

“Yes! It has been a daily part of our lives for two years and we’ve become very attached to the planning. We might even start planning a first anniversary party soon!”

12. Who was your wedding co-ordinator?

“Millie – and she was incredible! Nothing was too much trouble and we had total faith in her making sure our day went to plan. All our guests have commented on how amazing Millie and all the staff were.”

 

13. Is there anything you would change about your day?

“No, nothing at all. Even with the COVID restrictions it was the best day of our lives and we would relive it over and over again if we could!”

 

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