The Oh So Perfect website is updated!

We’re delighted to let you know that the Oh So Perfect website is now once again fully up to date with new information on both our Home Page and our Portfolio Pages.

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Did you know, we’ve moved?

Based between Oxford and Milton Keynes, Oh So Perfect organise, plan and coordinate luxury and bespoke weddings, civil partnerships and special events in the surrounding regions of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire,
London, East Anglia, the Cotswolds, Home Counties and Midlands.

Previously located near to Cardiff, Oh So Perfect also provide planning and coordination services for weddings taking place in South, Mid and West Wales upon request.

Planning your UK wedding from oversees? Oh So Perfect are also experienced in working with international couples and clients to help plan their wedding or event here in the UK whilst based abroad.

Visit the full website www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for more details today! 

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A Valentine from Becky Lord

Diary of a Wedding Planner

Ahh… Becky Lord. What a lovely lady! I first discovered this graphic designer and stationery whiz last year, when Becky sent me a gorgeous box of goodies in the post.

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The box consisted of a whole host of designs, bespoke invites and off the peg stationery for me to sit and peruse at my own leisure. The fact that the box also came with a cup of tea and box of scrummy biscuits made the experience all the more pleasurable!

A few months later, I found myself booking Becky to design some gorgeous bicycle stationery for one of my couples, and what a grand job she did do!

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So, you can imagine my delight last week when something new arrived in the post from this designer…

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Doesn’t it all look so lovely laid out on my desk? Becky Lord had sent me some glorious valentine treats – and of course the obligatory sugary snack to accompany my browsing!

In the package I discovered note-lets, postcards cards, cute confetti, patterned package tape, luggage labels and a lovely little print too; all themed to Valentines Day, love, and spoiling oneself.

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I may have squeeled a little as I sorted through and decided which pieces to display and which to send on to friends.

I particularly love the ‘Love, is the new black’ print Becky had popped in – I think I may have to frame this and pop it on my desk!

All of these items and many more splendid things can be found on Becky’s website. So I suggest you go and take a peep!

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

Road Trippin’ in Radiant Orchid

Diary of a Wedding Planner

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I admit, it’s been a long time since we brought you a diary of a wedding planner post. In fact, with the exception of the few galleries we’ve managed to upload recently, it’s been a long time since we’ve been able to bring you many blog posts at all!

We’ve simply been so busy, lovelies! But, alas, despite our hectic wedding planning schedule and all that, we’ve decided to try and dedicate a little more time to the blog again bring you some more regular diary of a wedding planner posts, as we know you do adore them!

So, this week, Samantha jumped into her Fiesta and headed West, back to Wales to meet up with our international American couple, Jill & Nick – my ‘radiant orchid’ couple.

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You know how we like to label our couples by their theme or colour scheme, and it seems a little unfair to refer to Jill & Nick as our ‘Americans’ so radiant orchid it is, after their chosen Pantone colour of the year colour scheme.

Quite often when working with clients based oversees, I don’t have the privilege of meeting the couple in person until the big day itself, or a few days before, for obvious reasons. Sure, we email regularly – it’s unavoidable when planning something so important – and we’ve had ‘face to face’ meetings over Skype, but it’s never quite the same as meeting in person when you’re discussing things so personal and exciting, is it? However, in a rare opportunity, Jill and Nick were able to visit the UK for a few days this week, and as such we panned three days together on the road with back-to-back meetings, consultations, trials, tastings, and even a photoshoot thrown in for good measure.

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On Sunday we met – at last! – visited the venue, wondered casually around a wedding fair, discussed ideas, and even booked a fab photo booth. My couple have visited the venue before, but it was nice to walk around together, and a joy to listen to the mother of the bride’s reaction to the views as this was the first time she had visited Wales herself. It was a reminder that St Donat’s Castle really is breathtaking, and likely to be a real Welsh wonder to all the American guests who don’t often get to visit historic castles like this one! It was quite quirky to see the great hall set out ready for the college’s exam week, rather than the usual wedding breakfast set-up – how very Hogwarts!

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On Monday, we packed in as much as possible. Our Radiant Orchids took tea with the vicar – how charmingly British! – before we met with chosen florist Verity, from Blush Floral Art in Cardiff. A world of creativity awaited us, and much talk of purples, whites, roses, lilies and hydrangeas… Oh I do love a pretty bouquet!

We then moved on to our consultation with Jacqui from Cakes 2B Seen where we ate plenty of tasty, delicious samples, and discussed the merits of fondant vs. buttercream icing. You’ll have to wait for the final wedding pictures to see which argument won!

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The day ended with a meeting with the caterers and I left the radiant orchids and their respective moms to it as they tucked into their evening tasting to select the dishes for their wedding breakfast.

The next day, bright and early – the sun was shining hooray! – I picked up Jill and her mom and whisked her off to meet the talented wonder that is Kate Petersen. One trial was all it took to get Jill’s hair and make up wedding day perfect! Leaving us with plenty of time to chat weddings, proposals and bridesmaids. I won’t show you a picture of Jill’s finished bridal look it’s a surprise of course but here’s how she looked as we left for our next meeting…

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We regrouped with the groom and met photographer David Long, who photographed my wedding with Annie and Humphrey last year too. An engagement shoot ensued, at Ogmore Castle – the site of Nick’s earlier proposal on their last Welsh visit – and another trip to the venue and the beach on site. The couple took to the photography session like a fish to water… almost quite literally at some points as those waves grew closer to the shore!!

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We had a wonderful week, and achieved plenty. It was great to spend time discussing the wedding at length and the flow of the meetings made everything appear to come to life with great clarity – the wedding became a bigger reality, and the anticipation for the big day and it’s splendour grew before us! My radiant orchids have returned to the states beaming and full of excitement – hooray!

It was lovely getting to know both Jill, Nick and their moms along the way, spending time together discussing not just their wedding but the differences and similarities between American and British weddings I general. I have learned a lot, and enjoyed doing so.

Finally we said our goodbyes – for now anyway, we still have plenty to do! – and I was so touched to receive some yummy Californian candy bars from the bride’s mother in thanks for a splendid week of wedding planning. How very sweet indeed! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have weddings to plan… ahem… and chocolate to eat.

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

Louise and Richard ~ Rustic Winter Barn

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On Saturday 14th December 2013, Louise married Richard in an intimate ceremony at Castell Coch, followed by a warming winter celebration in a rustic barn on Rose Dew Farm, Llantwit Major. 

Oh So Perfect were delighted to be involved in the coordination of this wedding day, and are grateful to receive these gorgeous images of the day from Rocksalt Photography. 

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

Kayleigh and Mark ~ Testimonial

Oh So Honest – Client Testimonial

It really does absolutely make my day when I receive such gorgeous cards from my couples – thank you so much to my ‘love birds’ Kayleigh and Mark for this little thank you card which popped through my letterbox this morning – you really did make me smile you lovely pair! Xxx

“Dear Samantha,
We just wanted to thank you for going above and beyond when it came to our wedding day! You did an amazing job coordinating the day and there is no doubt that without you I would’ve been so stressed in the build up and a nervous wreck on the day! I had 100% confidence in you and knew you wouldn’t let us down. Keep up the good work!
Love Kayleigh and Mark x x”

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

Laura and Phillip ~ Divine in Art Deco

Oh So Perfect – Wedding and Event Portfolio

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On Saturday 6th September 2013, Laura Moore married Phillip Aitchison in an Art Deco inspired ceremony at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall, followed by a Classical Hollywood themed champagne coloured reception at the Marriot Hotel.

Oh So Perfect were delighted to assist in the On The Day Coordination of this divine Art Deco wedding. 

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To see the thank you card and wonderful gift we received following Laura and Phill’s wedding… just follow this link!

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

Samantha and Rick ~ Rustic Summer Teepee

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Samantha and Rick were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony over looking the Cambrian Mountains where the bride grew up, with a reception in a fire-lit teepee at Plas Dinam self catering country manor in Llandinam, Mid Wales on Saturday 24th August 2013.

Oh So Perfect were delighted to assist in the On The Day Coordination of this rustic summer wedding. 

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To see the thank you card we received from Samantha and Rick…. just follow this link!

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

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