When You’re Beautiful Enough Already…

Diary of a Wedding Planner

Well now, since I found out a couple of weeks ago that my best friend is getting married, you my lovely followers will find that Diary of a Wedding Planner is about to become a little bit of a Diary of a Maid of Honour as well over the coming few months as I help my best friend plan her wedding day.

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Despite having worked on many weddings, I’ve never actually been a guest at a wedding. I was a bridesmaid once, many, many years ago when I was about as tall as a foot stall and just about waddling about, but other than that, I have as yet not been invited to be a guest at any big affairs. But I diverge…

As I now get to play the role of maid of honour (and bridesmaid at another wedding too – oh yes!) I will probably be bringing you a few personal posts along the way about my experiences of balancing my passion of being a wedding planner with my love for my best friend and her big day.

One of the most exciting things about being a maid of honour is having the chance to go dress shopping with your best pal. Dress shopping is exciting enough on a normal day, but wedding dress shopping – oh! I was really looking forward to going dress shopping with my best girl and helping her find her perfect match in a bridal store.

However, this did not happen.

My beautiful friend went to a wedding show at the weekend which I unfortunately could not join her for. Now I don’t know if the second part of that sentence may shock you dear followers – “a wedding show and you didn’t go?!” –  but in my defence said best friend/wedding show are actually both a full 3 hours away from me and I was busy planning weddings closer to home!

At the end of the show my friend sent me an excited text message – she had found her dress. It was the first thing she had tried on, and she had found The One. On one hand my heart sank. On the other it skipped for joy.

Now my best friend won’t mind me telling you this, but I must admit I had been secretly rather worried about the dress shopping process too. In the past when my friend and I have been out on a nice Saturday afternoon shopping trip, things haven’t always gone so well. My friend can be very body concious at times (despite me forever telling her she’s beautiful, and believe me she is!) and I’ll spare her the embarrassment of going into detail here but I had a slightly nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach that wedding dress shopping for this girl, who often fails to see her own qualities, could have gone down a bit of a bad route of not being able to find something she felt completely perfect in without her only seeing the bits that sometimes get her down instead.

So when I received a text saying:

“I have never put something on and felt so good in it. It was stunning.”

I knew immediately that any disappointment of not being there in the moment had vanished instantly. My beautiful girl had found a beautiful dress, and it had filled her with so much confidence and smiles that I can’t help but be anything less than over the moon for her.

She also informed me that when she stepped out of the changing room her mother immediately burst out crying and was handed a box of tissues and a hug from the assistant on duty… she then also started crying at a complete stranger in her dress as well because “she just looked so beautiful too.” So I think mother of the bride more than made up for my absence!

Sometimes, it can take months and months of searching to find the right dress to make you feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. But other times you will just know as soon as you put the first dress on that, actually, you are beautiful enough already.

With love,
Samantha x

Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning, styling and coordination packages and services.

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We’ve Updated Our Website

We’ve updated our website with lots of lovely fresh photos, some updated information on our packages and services, and whole heap of new things going on in the portfolio pages including galleries from a selection of our more recent weddings and a load of lovely testimonials from our lovely couples and their families… We’ve also added a mention of that award we won too!

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Pop on over and check it out!

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Love At The Movies

Diary of a Wedding Planner

It’s not often I get to make a movie story board for one of my couples, but when my Hollywood couple suggested they’d like to have a selection of movie clips from their favourite rom-coms rolling  out across their wedding breakfast to compliment the theme, I knew my Film and Television degree would come in handy at last!!

So tonight I am putting together a selection of film clips from some of the UK and America’s greatest funny romances into a story board design along with details of why my couple chose the films and some famous quotes from the characters, ready to send off to our dedicated film editor to run it all together for the big day itself.

So, I figured since I’m indulging in a little bit of Hollywood myself this evening, I’d invite you to join me by sharing a couple of my personal favourites with you too… enjoy!

The last clip is a personal favourite of mine since Mr. Perfect always used to compare me to the wedding planner, Franck. I’m not entirely sure what that says about me to be honest!

Which is your favourite rom-com scene?

With love,
Samantha x

Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of award winning wedding planning, styling and coordination packages and services.

I just can’t help myself!

Diary of a Wedding Planner

Even when I’m supposed to be having a nice weekend off with friends I still find myself event coordinating! Here I am scrubbing away at the washing up bowl preparing for yesterday afternoon’s little party here in Swansea…

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of joining the lovely ladies at the Revue Studios in Swansea to sip some champers and celebrate 10 years of business for Holistic Harmony! Hip hip hooray!

The studios are a fab place to pop in for a pre-wedding massage with Lisa in her brand spanking shiny new therapy room, or you can even book yourself in for a hen party or wedding dance choreography lesson!

Visit both their websites for respective details…. I’m off for another piece of cake!

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Something Kinda Vintage – it’s back!

We’re delighted to announce that Oh So Perfect will be exhibiting once again at this fabulous wedding fair on Sunday 17th March…

 

Due to the Success of last year’s vintage wedding fair at Brangwyn Hall in Swansea (which over 700 people attended) we thought we’d do it all over again this year, but this time in Cardiff!

With the most eclectic, talented and creative exhibitors, mainly from Wales but a few from across the bridge and far, far away! (England) you Brides & grooms are going to be totally and utterly inspired by what they have on show.

for people who aren’t getting married, you are welcome to come for a day out full of entertainment! We will also have a vintage & Handmade emporium full of non wedding items too!

♥ 40 of the most creative, quirky and darn brilliant wedding suppliers

♥ Interactive workshops such as up-cycling, ‘DIY wedding touches’ and ‘birdcage veil making’

♥ A vintage and handmade emporium (non wedding businesses)

♥ A fully decorated tearoom, with waitress service

♥ Fashion show

♥ Impromptu performances and entertainment in the crowd

♥ Live music

…And lots more, that we are waiting to confirm (we’ll keep you posted!)

Visit www.facebook.com/Somethingkindavintageweddingfair to keep up to date with everything going on!

Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of award winning wedding planning, styling and coordination packages and services.

 

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