We met Dulcie and George early in 2018, and they introduced us to the very personal vision they had for their big day: lots of natural elements, personal touches that brought the skills of their family and friends together, and a bright, summery atmosphere. We were taken by the unique choice of venue and the energy that they brought with them.
Dulcie and George met while out in Salisbury; it was immediately easy; they got chatting, and exchanged numbers. The next day, George messaged Dulcie and asked her out on a date...
"It was a couple of days before we went to Rome, and George told me 'Rome isn't really somewhere I should take my girlfriend.'
I turned around, wondering what on earth he was talking about, and he was on one knee with the ring. He said 'Rome is the sort of place I should take my fiancée. Will you marry me?'"
Of course, Dulcie said yes!
George had always wanted to get married on his farm, as it's something that means so much to him. It made sense to spend such an important day there. The wedding itself was held in the grain store, which, Dulcie says, was like a huge blank canvas. Personal venues such as this can add so much to the final images, with so many special details that we love being able to incorporate.
The next step was to secure the suppliers they wanted for their wedding; picking out the dress, getting the suits fitted, and choosing the food and music that best suited their ideas. For the backdrop and lights in the barn, they used All the Kit. The bride's and bridesmaids' bouquets were from Ted Martin, and the barn and church flowers were grown, in part, by Dulcie's Dad, and the rest sourced from Dutch Masters Flowers. The DJ for the reception was Dave Lucas. They went to Calais for their wine, to secure the best deal, and their invites were designed and printed by Print Team.
Dress and Suits
"I really wanted a romantic lace dress. I wanted to be comfortable through the day, and able to dance in the evening. George wanted a simple suit, and, as it was summer, he didn't want to wear a jacket. He and his groomsmen all had waistcoats rather than jackets - which was just as well, as it was a scorching hot day!"
Dulcie found her dream dress at the Organza Room in Amesbury, while George and his groomsmen found their perfect summertime suits at Moss Bros. On the day, Dulcie's dress was accompanied by hair done by Sloane's Bespoke Hair in Shaftesbury, and jumpsuits for the bridesmaids from Phase Eight.
The catering at Dulcie and George's wedding was another way that they injected a very personal note into their wedding. It was just as much an opportunity to bring together their loved ones in the planning as it was in the enjoyment on the final day. George's cousin, Lucy, was responsible for the catering, and Dulcie's friend, Heidi, baked the cake.
"George's cousin made all of the wonderful food for our day. It was a lovely farm-kitchen style meal, with pies, quiches, bread, cheese, pickles, meat, and other nibbles. We really liked the idea of having a buffet on each table to help people get talking. My friend made us the most amazing cake - she is a professional chef, and we always spoke about her making my cake over the years."
"Our DJ was a great friend and a fantastic DJ. We wanted music that we listen to and enjoy daily, rather than some of the older classic wedding songs. We wanted to encourage people to get up and dance to a great beat with lots of remixes."
Most Memorable Moment
Dulcie and George's favourite moment from their day was the ceremony in the church. It was a moment in which they could solely focus on each other and the importance of the words they exchanged, while also having the people they love most in the world witness it.
Dulcie and George's Tips for Wedding Planning
Planning a wedding does not have to be stressful - I loved every minute of it! Firstly, sit down and think about what aspects of the day really matter to you the most. It may be location, date, theme, or just getting married!
It doesn't have to be expensive - you can ask some of your talented friends and family to help you with an aspect of your day instead of buying you a gift.
Remember that your friends and family have come to celebrate with you, not to see the colour you chose on the napkins - try not to stress the little things, as it is all about a celebration of you as a couple!
If Dulcie and George's Wedding Love Story has inspired your own wedding planning, we'd love to know! Please feel free to click through to any of their chosen wedding suppliers, or send us a message to find out more.