Jill and Nick – An American Fairytale in Wales

Oh So Perfect – Wedding and Event Portfolio

Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (1)

On Thursday 31st July 2014, Californian girl Jill flew with her family and friends to the UK to marry Texas-born Nick in a beautiful ceremony at Nick’s Welsh family church in Wick – a church with an 800 year old history, which has hosted weddings, christenings and funerals to his family for hundreds of years.

The couple and their guests then travelled down to St Donat’s Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan, to celebrate their wedding in an historic castle, and provide guests with a fairytale wedding which is can only be dreamed about in their native USA.

The couple based in Washington planned their full wedding with the help of Oh So Perfect from August 2013 up until the big day the following July, and Oh So Perfect were delighted to assist in the full planning, design and coordination of this wonderful Welsh wedding for our darling international clients.Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (6) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (10) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (5) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (4) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (3) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (2) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (9) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (7) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (8) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (12) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (24) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (23) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (13) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (16) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (22) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (21) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (20) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (19) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (18) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (15) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (14) Jill and Nick - Oh So Perfect - www.ohsoperfect.co (17)

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

Oh So Perfect – Wedding and Event Portfolio

032

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. 

2D5B1662 002 Details 044 015 018 041 022 035 051 052

009 203

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

Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs Satow

This weekend we’re wishing a very happy first anniversary to our gorgeous ‘Key To My Heart’ couple – Eleri and Tim!

Gosh how quickly a year does fly by, but it really has been a whole 12 months since the Autumn sun shone down on Mr and Mrs Satow’s gorgeous Caerphilly Castle wedding last October. We saw Wales  come together to meet South Africa in a wedding union (and Rugby union!) with the tables named after famous Welsh and South African rugby players, representing Eleri and Tim’s multi national heritage.

To look back at all the pictures from Eleri and Tim Satow’s wedding, just follow this link!

To read Eleri and Tim’s Oh So Perfect testimonial, just follow this link! 

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

A ‘Thank You’ Gift from Katy and Stu

I always feel quite sad at the end of the wedding day; saying goodbye to the couples I’ve often come to know like old friends, and walking off into the sunset leaving them to dance the night away with their friends and family, knowing that I probably won’t see them again now the wedding planning is complete. Saying goodbye after months of working together can be hard, but it’s all worthwhile knowing how happy they are at the end of their wedding day, and leaving them to start on their journey together as husband and wife.

A gorgeous gift – a Pip Studio teacup and saucer!

It’s rare that I get to meet up with my couples after the wedding, although many do keep in touch, but when I get an opportunity to catch up and meet with a past bride it always makes me smile to hear them tell me how wonderful their day was, how perfect everything went, and -always! – that they couldn’t believe how quickly the day had passed!

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of meeting up with my previous bride Katy, whose wedding we coordinated at St Donat’s Castle back in May this year. Three months have flown by, but it is clear to see that Katy is still on an absolute high following her big day, although she’s been left wondering what to do with her evenings now that she hasn’t got any wedding-work to do – this bride was a DIY-legend!

Katy surprised me with this gorgeous gift – a Pip Studio teacup and saucer – it’s absolutely delightful, I feel very spoilt indeed! I really am a very lucky wedding planner, working with the loveliest and most grateful of couples, it’s such an honour and a pleasure to work for them all on one of the most important, memorable days of their life.

There was a little thank you card hidden in amongst the tissue paper too, so I thought I’d share Katy and Stu’s message with you too:

Samantha,

Just a little note to say a very big *Thank You”* for all your help, support and hardwork on the day of our wedding and the few weeks before leading up to it!

Knowing you had everything under control let us really relax and enjoy our day!! The ceremony and dining hall looked amazing!

Thank you again for making our day so special…

Now then, I’m off to make a cup of tea in my new cup and saucer. Go and make yourself one too then sit down and follow this link to see all the lovely photos from Katy and Stu’s ‘Castle by the Sea’ wedding…. enjoy!

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

 

Katy and Stu ~ Beaches and Bays

Oh So Perfect – Wedding and Event Portfolio

www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

On Friday 24th May 2013 Katy married Stu in a ceremony at St Donat’s Castle tucked deep into the Vale of Glamorgan. After a rather blustery week in South Wales,  Katy and Stu’s rustic beach themed wedding was blessed with glorious sunshine which allowed guests not only to enjoy a drinks reception on the top lawn, but to dine with the sun streaming in through the centuries old windows. Oh So Perfect were delighted to provide Oh So Supportive – On The Day Coordination at this  divine castle wedding by the sea…www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.ukGuests enjoyed champagne sorbet, strawberries and cream, and apple pie ice-cream on the top lawn after the ceremony.www.ohsoperfect.co.ukSurfers Katie and Stu named their tables after the beaches, breaks and bays they regularly enjoy spending time at together. www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.ukThe tables were long and rectangular, and were decorated with lanterns, slate, starfish and pebbles, as well as glass vases filled with sand, stones, grasses and wild flowers to match the casual beach theme.
www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.ukGuests’ names were hand painted onto little pebbles in place of name cards, and a charitable donation was made in everyone’s honour. www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.ukLittle fabric hearts decorated the backs of chairs.www.ohsoperfect.co.ukWhat an incredible room to host a wedding breakfast! The sun shone down on the top table through the divine castle windows, and guests audibly gasped as they entered the grand dining hall. www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.ukKaty hand painted the little wooden figures to go on top of the cake – this bride was a DIY genius, making the table plan, table cards, name pebbles, favour boxes and cake topper herself! www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.ukAnd of course, a sweetie table to delight guests during the evening reception! www.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.

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.

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.

%d bloggers like this: