Oh so, I do! Wedding Celebrant

Oh So Perfect’s Samantha is proud to be recognised as a fully certified, professional marriage and family celebrant, and so as well as offering wedding and event planning services, Oh So Perfect are now also able to offer bespoke, personalised ceremonies for couples wishing to celebrate their marriage with an alternative wedding ceremony.

IMG_4053Traditional wedding ceremonies such as a church ceremony, or marriage by a registrar, are often quite limited in their conduct, as they are restricted by legalities and formalities in order for the marriage to be recognised under UK Law.

A wedding ceremony conducted by a celebrant, however, allows you as a couple to make your ceremony as personal as you wish, and can be conducted anywhere, anyway, anyhow!

Celebrants allow you the freedom to hold your wedding ceremony at any location you wish, whether indoors or outdoors, in a licensed wedding venue, or somewhere different altogether. From the beach, to a stately home, in a castle, or up a tree house… you could even celebrate in the comfort of your own garden – there are no limitations!

With a celebrant you also have the freedom to tailor your ceremony to suit your relationship, by writing your own vows, including personal poems and readings, or celebrating with the music that bonds you as a couple. You could even include a symbolic ceremony such as a hand fasting, unity candles, or a sand ceremony… the options are endless!

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Samantha will work closely with you to identify your love story and the things that make you unique as a couple, helping you to design and write the ceremony as you see fit, so that you can celebrate your marriage in your own personal way. On the day of the wedding, Samantha will act as your officiant to conduct the ceremony in front of your loved ones, and send you forward into life as a married couple.

Celebrant services include:

  • Meeting with you approximately 2-3 months before the wedding, to discuss your ceremony in full and help you to plan the proceedings.
  • Assistance with writing vows, choosing poems or readings, and piecing together the general order of service.
  • Unlimited contact and guidance throughout the ceremony writing process.
  • Professionally written and personalised ceremony script.
  • Option to include a symbolic ceremony in your service, such as hand fasting, unity candles, sand ceremony, or anything personal and symbolic to you.
  • Rehearsal with you and your wedding party before the ceremony.*
  • Your bespoke wedding ceremony officiated by your Oh So Perfect celebrant.
  • Keepsake copy of your full ceremony script and a printed ‘Ceremony Certificate’ presented to you after the ceremony.

All of the above is included at £495*
*Additional travel expenses may be added.

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Please note: A celebrant ceremony is not a legally binding ceremony, and so for your marriage to be recognised by law you must also complete the legal formalities at a registry office before or after the ceremony.

For more information about ‘What is a celebrant?’ and to learn more about the ceremonies offered by Samantha, please visit our sister website: www.ukcelebrant.co.uk

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Wedding Ceremonies with Oh So Perfect! 

*Announcement!*

Oh So Perfect are thrilled today to announce that as well as full wedding and event planning services, we are now proud to offer personal Wedding Ceremony services too!

Our wedding planner Samantha is now a fully trained Marriage and Family Celebrant, offering bespokely written and officiated ceremonies for weddings, commitments, same-sex marriages, renewal of vows and even baby naming ceremonies.

She is also a certified member of The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

More information can be found on a dedicated page on our website: http://www.ohsoperfect.co.uk/oh-so-perfect-wedding-celebrant.html

Or visit our sister site UKCelebrant.co.uk for more information about What is a Celebrant? and the services we offer.

   

OSP and the Best Practice Association of Wedding Planning and Event Management

Oh So Perfect are delighted today to announce that now not only are we committed members of the Best Practice Association of Wedding Planning and Event Management – we’re also on the Guideline Committee Board as trusted Committee Advisers, helping to shape the guidelines of best practice for future members and event planners operating across the UK!

Best Practice Committee Adviser

 

The best practice association outlines the responsible working practices followed by all professional and high profile wedding and event planners.  Those signed up to the best practice register are making a promise to live by these recommendations and in doing so build up trust between themselves, their clients and the event planning industry as a whole.

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

Oh So Perfect offer expert advice in the June/July ‘Your Berks, Bucks, Oxon Wedding’ Magazine

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Have you picked up your June/July copy of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine just yet? Well if not then you’d better hop to it oh so lovelies as we’re featured in this latest edition answering your questions and offering our wedding planner’s expert advice on everything you need to know about wedding venues and outdoor ceremonies.

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Pick up your copy and flick through to page 92 for the full feature which not only includes our expert advice but also our photos of Sam and Rick’s outdoor ‘celebration of marriage’ ceremony and Emma and Andy’s now rather famous purple pompoms too! And of course Your County Wedding mag is always packed full of all sorts of other wonderful features including tips, gossip, fashion and beauty, real-life weddings and everything else you could possibly need to get your monthly bridal fix….

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If you’d like more advice about planning an outdoor wedding – or any wedding for that matter – or require some coordination and assistance on your wedding day, take a look at our website www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding packages and services to suit you.

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Would you like to feature Oh So Perfect in your wedding magazine or blog? Contact our wedding planner Samantha direct to discuss editorial opportunities today: samantha@ohsoperfect.co.uk

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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.

2014 Wedding Season… ready, steady, oh so go!

We’re oh so excited up at Perfect HQ this afternoon as the sun is shining in through the office window and there’s only two days to go before our first wedding of the 2014 season kicks off – hooray!

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We’ve been a little slower starting our season this year compared to last; last Spring saw us with two weddings in April and now gearing up towards our third, but this year we’re starting a little later with our first date in May. That said though, we also squeezed in three glorious winter weddings at the end of 2013 so it doesn’t feel quite as a long a gap between the seasons as the year before last!

Don’t be fooled though lovelies, starting our first wedding of 2014 a little later certainly doesn’t mean that we haven’t had a busy few months at Oh So Perfect this year already. We’ve been at our desks since January working hard on the year ahead, not only changing things within the business and updating our website (we relocated to Buckinghamshire a few months ago, did you hear?) but also writing editorial for Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon magazine, making contact with new suppliers, and of course not to mention the thing we do best – wedding planning!

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We’ve been busy working hard with international couples this year, assisting with the full planning of one very big wedding due to take place in July, and a huge family gathering (Oh So Perfect don’t just work on weddings either!) taking place at the end of this month too. We also helped a lovely Welsh couple to source a marquee with our Oh So Helpful as and when wedding planning service and held a few meetings with brides here and there to help them along their wedding planning way. Plus, next month our very own wedding planner Samantha is hanging up her clipboard for a day as she takes on the role of Maid of Honour for her best friend, so we’ve dipped our toes into the glamorous world of organising  hen parties too in recent weeks!

So, with the first big wedding of the year only 2 days away – and oh yes it’s certainly a big one (did someone say 400 guests in a marquee on the Gower peninsula….?)  – we’re busy, busy finalising schedules and plans, updating emails, and preparing our clipboard for the coming event. My fabulous South Wales assistant Anthony is gearing up his clipboard too to assist with organising and overseeing all the events at the marquee on Saturday morning as the suppliers arrive and set up, whilst Samantha will be working closely with the bride at her home helping her and her attendants get ready and arrive at the church on time. This bride has cleverly made the most of our newest package the Oh So Lovely – Bride’s Best Friend to ensure maximum support throughout the morning, afternoon and evening too.

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Later this afternoon I’ll be taking out the Oh So Oh No! emergency pink kit box and ensuring that it’s once again full to the brim with everything a good wedding planner could possibly need to help with any hiccups on the day… not that there will be any hiccups, this is an Oh So Perfect wedding after all! We’ve already loaded the car with our big white bridal brollies just in case, though with the current weather forecast showing blue sky and sunshine here’s hoping we won’t need them, but better to be prepared!

The 2014 season is about to kick off, and we have weddings taking place through May, June, July and August already on our books, but it’s not too late to add yours to the mix too so if you’d like any help with some Oh So Supportive – On The Day Coordination for your wedding day in England or Wales this year, make sure you get in touch quick to make the most of the wonderful packages and services we have to offer!

Until next time, lovelies….. xx

 

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

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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Favours for Favours

Diary of a Wedding Planner

Last Wednesday I found myself off on a jolly little bike ride to Bristol.

I say ‘bike ride’ but, actually, I went in the car. A car ride… to Bristol… for bikes.

Bike biscuits.

Last Wednesday I found myself on a jolly little car ride to Bristol for bike biscuits!

Tasty!

At Oh So Perfect we offer a fab little pay as you go service called ‘Oh So Helpful – As and When’ to lend a little helping hand to couples as and when they need it.

You don’t need to have booked another package with us already to take advantage of this service, you may well be planning and coordinating your wedding completely without our assistance, but sometimes in those last few days and weeks of pulling everything together, you may find yourself with a little less time on your side than you’d hoped for.

Oh So Helpful is a service designed exactly for that purpose – you can book our help by the hour to assist you with those last little bits you simply can’t find the time for by yourself, whether it be to:

  • help run a final few errands in those last few days
  • pick up something which may be a little drive away
  • making some phone calls or sending out some emails to chase up contact with your suppliers
  • lending an extra pair of hands to do some DIY décor, stationery or a display on the day
  • or even if you need a little help a few months in advance running a supplier search
  • or any thing else!

Wednesday’s bride booked our Oh So Helpful – As and When service at the last moment when she realised that picking up those yummy biscuit favours for her guests herself would involve taking 3 hours out of her already very busy day to go and collect them from all the way across the border, but we were more than happy to embark on a little road trip to the Bristol-based bakery on her behalf to ensure that her guests had a little extra something special to enjoy after dinner on the wedding day.

A small favour that made a big difference to our bride’s time, although how we managed to get them all the way back to Swansea without gobbling one or two along the way, I’ll never know!

With love,
Samantha x

P.S. If you’re interested in our Oh So Helpful – As and When pay as you go hourly service, or any of our wedding planning and coordination packages in fact, then please do come and say hello at enquiries@ohsoperfect.co.uk

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

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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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.

Oh So Wonderful – Winter Weddings reminder

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and have kicked off the new year with plenty of oomph and excitement as we have!

Here’s just a little reminder that Oh So Perfect are still offering our 20% Oh So Wonderful – Winter Wedding discount on on the day coordination services for January and February so if you’re looking for a little bit of last minute on the day help then get in touch with us ASAP to make the most of this fabulous offer!

Plus, if you’ve been inspired this season and are now planning your big day for next Christmas time then we’ll be offering our Oh So Wonderful – Winter Wedding discount next winter too – with 20% discount on our wedding planning and on the day coordination services from November-February.

Visit our website to find out more or drop us an email on enquiries@ohsoperfect.co.uk

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It’s All In The Design

One of the most exciting things on your wedding day is seeing all those grand plans, little touches and finer details come together exactly how you hoped they would, bringing your perfect day to life.

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

It’s a dream come true for any happy couple on their big day to see the wedding they’ve worked so hard on creating come to life, and even more so for us here at Oh So Perfect, as we get to transform the designs we’ve worked so hard on with our couples into a reality. If there’s ever a reward for doing your job, it’s seeing the smile on a bride’s face as she enters the room and sees the designs we worked so hard on paper and portfolio in all their finished glory for the first time!

With that in mind, we thought we’d share our original designs, the venue ‘before shots,’ and the final photos from Emma and Andy’s ‘Better Together’ wedding with you to show you an example of the Oh So Fabulous – Wedding Design process from Oh So Perfect.

Table Plan

Marquee Interior

Top Table

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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