An intimate affair for Caitlin and Tim

Caitlin and Tim enjoyed a family weekend away in Dorset for their chilled wedding

Caitlin and Tim Whyatt got together through an online dating site and bonded over their shared love of food, climbing, festivals and music. The meeting point for their first date was a bench on Alum Chine clifftops in Bournemouth; the spot where Tim later chose to propose. "We'd picked a ring and I popped the question at the place where we met. Like our first date it was perfectly natural and thankfully, she said 'yes'!" says Tim. They tied the knot at Warmwell House in Dorset on 18th May, 2019. Read on for their account of the big day...

An intimate affair: Image 1 "We wanted a venue where we could host our whole celebration with no travelling for our family and friends."

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I wore an off-white Alan Hannah gown with gold floral detailing. I chose it because the shape was really flattering and it was different to what was trending at the time.

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I chose a blue tweed suit by Marc Darcy with a beige waistcoat. My nephew George had a matching outfit but with a blue waistcoat and my best man Harry had a light blue one.

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Kym, my maid-of-honour, wore a two-piece skirt and blouse while my bridesmaid Zowie had a blue full length jumpsuit and white Converse

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One of my flowergirls had sparkly shoes and the other wore her favourite boots.

An intimate affair: Image 4 Everyone was part of the party so we had one long table.

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We went on honeymoon to Bali before the wedding and brought back gifts of incense, traditional beadwork and crafts to give our guests as favours.

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We decorated the table with floral candles from Bali, a set of three wise monkeys and gold floral cut-out placements.

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The cake complemented our dusky blue and gold colour scheme and included a silhouette of a couple on a love swing.

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The dusky blue and blousy hedgerow-style florals included sweet peas as my nanny Joyce always had them in her garden and would pick a stem for the kitchen windowsill.

An intimate affair: Image 7 We all enjoyed the exquisite grounds,which included a separate lodge,two shepherd huts, as well as a swimming pool and a maze.

An intimate affair: Image 8 We kept the evening low-key with board games and a cheeseboard. Guests puton their comfy clothes and we had a nice family time.

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We stayed in a shepherd hut in the grounds on our wedding night. We lit the log burner and sat on the step sipping champagne and gazing at the stars.

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"Local produce was a must for us and to cater for all, from vegans to carnivores. Rebecca Green provided our lovely meal and was a true superstar!"

An intimate affair: Image 10 "We loved David's style of photography and he had some great ideas, like getting the children to gather tree blossom to use as confetti."

Caitlin and Tim's contact book

Bride's dress

Abbey Brides, Sherborne
www.abbeybrides.co.uk

Cake

Blossom Dream Cake
www.blossomdreamcakes.co.uk

Catering

Rebecca Green Bespoke Catering
www.rebecca-green-catering.co.uk

Flowers

Martha and the Meadow
www.marthaandthemeadow.com

Groom's suit

Jenson Samuel
www.jsshirts.co.uk

Hair

Dorchester Bridal Hair
www.dorchesterbridalhair.co.uk

Make-up

Charlee Hulbert
www.charleehulbertmua.com

Photography

David Hammond Photography
www.davidhammondphotography.co.uk

Venue

Warmwell House
www.warmwell-house.com

Wedding invites

Printing Emporium
www.bournemouthprintshop.com