Eleri and Tim Satow ~ Testimonial

Oh So Honest – Client Testimonial

Such a pleasure to have received this wonderful email and testimonial from our Caerphilly Castle couple, Eleri and Tim. Oh So Perfect were delighted to be involved in the Oh So Supportive – On The Day Coordination of this beautiful Welsh castle wedding…

To view all the photos from our day at Eleri and Tim’s wedding please click on this link.

Dear Samantha

We’ve got back from an amazing honeymoon in Bali and have just been watching our wedding DVD and thought before we start out on our many thank you’s the first person we need to formally thank is you!!

We enjoyed every part of organising our wedding and had not even considered a Wedding Planner until we met you. We were so lucky to have come across you at the Swansea wedding fayre and learn of your ‘On the Day Coordination’ as we are not sure how we would have managed without it.

Every bride loves choosing her theme and organising little finishing touches to her wedding but on the actual wedding day you want to be stress-free to spend as much time as possible with friends and family enjoying the party! This is exactly what you enabled and we couldn’t have imagined it any other way.

Tim and I were so impressed you had so much time for us before the day, meeting us at Caerphilly Castle in order to know exactly what we wanted. It was so nice to know that you had everything in hand and that you were as excited for our big day as we were! As a bride to be organising a wedding in Wales from London, I really appreciated you organising timings and drop offs for the florist, cake, chair covers and liaising with the caterer on our behalf before the big day. Your calming nature especially you saying that you were available any time, even when texting you at midnight the night before the wedding to say we’d had a guest cancel put me at ease and enabled me to get a good nights sleep before the big day! You were such a nice calming addition to my parents house on the morning of the wedding as well and to collect our bits and pieces for the venue the wedding tree, favours, sweet stands, and welsh cakes and south african treats for the canopies. It left us free to be able to get ready in the morning and to not even think about the reception venue until we arrived.

When we did arrive at Caerphilly Castle we could see straight away that everything had been set up exactly as we had imagined it and could see you had everything in hand we were delighted!  You also provided so much support to our wedding party, our two rather nervous best men both told us how you made them feel so much at ease, and really helped them with their roles on the day particularly Andrew who was acting as our MC. Our bridesmaids loved your amazing box of tricks and really appreciated your assistance with emergency wardrobe adjustments! Your presence also put our parents at ease, knowing who to come to with any queries and not having to worry about anything themselves. Nothing was too much trouble for you and any little blips that occurred on the day you took in your stride providing solutions to any problems. It put us at so much ease to come to you with any queries we had with your calm structured approach to everything. In particular we appreciated your re-jigging and help with our male voice choir due to the over running of the speeches.

Thank you for enabling us to enjoy every moment of our special day. We would recommend every bride and groom use your On the Day Coordination to ensure a stress-free, unforgettable, fantastic, smooth-running day.

Eleri & Tim aka Mr & Mrs Satow


To view our full portfolio with photos and details of Eleri and Tim’s wedding, please follow the link: Eleri & Tim ~ Key To My Heart (Wales vs. South Africa) 

To read the testimonial from the mother of the groom, please follow the link: Sheryl Satow ~ Testimonial

To read the testimonial from the parents of the bride, please follow the link: Peter and Margaret Randall ~ Testimonial

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

Sheryl Satow ~ Testimonial

Oh So Honest – Client Testimonial

A very kind message from the mother of the groom at our Caerphilly Castle wedding:

Just a note of thanks to you for the amazing day you created for Tim and Eleri. Your ready smile and cheerful manner when executing tasks is a credit to your business. What you promise you deliver in a very efficient way. Your creativity on the spur of the moment, your attitude and eye for detail did not go unnoticed.

You can view all the photos from Eleri and Tim’s ‘Key to My Heart’ themed wedding by clicking the link here ~ Eleri and Tim

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

Eleri and Tim ~ Key To My Heart (Wales vs. South Africa)

Oh So Perfect – Wedding and Event Portfolio

After proposing in a palace in South Africa, Welsh lovely Eleri Randall married her South African fiancé Tim Satow in a castle in South Wales…

The ceremony was held in Dinas Powys, then guests were transported over to Caerphilly Castle by London bus for a glorious, sunny celebration. Oh So Perfect were thrilled to be involved in the On The Day Coordination of this Autumn wedding.

The seating plan resembled a wishing tree and was decorated with keys and hearts to match the ‘Key To My Heart Theme’

The wedding cake and cupcakes were made by the groom’s cousin and transported all the way from London.

The tables were named after Welsh and South African rugby players in honour of Eleri and Tim’s shared love of rugby and their home countries. Guests were given charity pins from Cancer Research Wales where a donation had been made in lieu of favours. 

Guests were lucky enough to enjoy some afternoon sunshine in the grounds of the castle…

Guests were treated to a traditional Welsh Male Voice Choir after the speeches… the acoustics in the great hall were incredible! This was such a lovely surprise for the groom’s guests, most of whom were visiting Wales for the first time…

As ever, Oh So Perfect’s wedding planner Samantha was quick on her feet in the evening creating this beautiful display for the sweetie table using all the discarded bouquets and top table decorations as the room was transformed for the evening.

By the evening, the lighting had changed to match the colour scheme and the atmosphere reflected the remainder of the night’s entertainment…

And finally, as we said goodbye for the evening, Caerphilly Castle glowed in it’s usual picturesque lighting for passers by to look at and dream of their own fairytale wedding in Wales!

All images belong to Oh So Perfect – Weddings and Events.

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

Diary of a Weather Girl

Diary of a Wedding Planner

When I Facebooked/tweeted earlier this week “Rain, rain go away, come again another day… Just not Saturday, because that’s Eleri and Tim’s wedding day…” I was only being half serious, and when I later informed followers that I’d be performing a series of rain dances in preparation for just a tiny bit of blue sky this weekend, I really wasn’t being serious at all!


The weather this week has been absolutely dire – between those sneaky false offerings of blue sky it has simply poured down with rain, not drizzled a bit or been ‘slightly spitting’, really, truly poured, and believe me I’d know, I’ve been caught in it enough times (my leopard print loathers are still drying out!).

So when I crossed my fingers earlier this week and whispered “please, please, please” to the sun gods I really didn’t think there was much hope, but it seems someone up there must have heard my plea because look! Blue sky and big, fat, round sunshine forecast for Saturday surrounded by days and days of rain – hoorah!


It seems there may be some magic in talking to the skies after all… or perhaps on this occasion it’s just a lucky weather forecast… either way!

We hope it stays dry for your plans this weekend too!

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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