Kit Box – check! Clipboard – check! Wedding Planner – check!

Diary of a Wedding Planner

Eeeek! I love this bit before a wedding, when you’re all packed and ready to go… Everything is in place, ready and sorted for this weekend’s marquee wedding in rural West Wales and now I can’t wait to load up the car and go join the fun!

The marquee is set up, the caterers are on site, and as I write this I’m just waiting on a last minute delivery of vintage cut glass decanters to compliment the ‘Downton Abbey in the Trees’ theme of this weekend’s wedding.

It’s going to be truly beautiful – imagine elegant tableware, crisp linens, various shades of blue, with silver gilt frames and candelabras, hydrangeas galore and, oh yes, some trees thrown into the mixture too, bringing outside and inside together in a range of marquees and tipis perched on the cliffs of Cardigan Bay overlooking the Irish sea and the Lleyn Peninsula – and if the weather really holds out we may even see Ireland in the distance too…

My kit box is all packed and the clipboard is loaded up with details, to-do lists, and all the information of the various suppliers set to join us Saturday morning to turn this couple’s dream into a reality. All I have to do now is get there too and the fun can really begin, so fingers crossed no huge dramas surface along the way!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

With love,
Samantha x

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Round and Round the Garden

Diary of a Wedding Planner

I was up and on the road by 7am this morning, enjoying the early sunshine, as I headed west across Wales to the pretty little town of Aberporth, near Cardigan, where I met up with my next couple, Kate and Richard, and Kate’s mother, Ann, to discuss their upcoming marquee wedding.

The theme for this wedding is an eclectic mix of Edwardian dinner party meets woodland walk – think Downton Abbey in amongst the trees! I’ve already named it my ‘Manet’ wedding, as I can imagine the scene coming straight from a mid 19th Century painting of gentlemen in morning suits, lounging in the open air…

I’m really looking forward to seeing the floral arrangements in this wedding. Kate and Richard have set their hearts on centrepieces consisting of candelabras and hydrangeas in various shades of blue to white.

I adore hydrangeas. ADORE them. In fact, I love any wild garden flowers – hydrangeas, poppies, sweetpeas, daisies, lavender, the lot; bundled together in a vase or growing wild outside, they  are my absolute favourite. So driving home from Cardigan this afternoon, and feeling very inspired by my couple’s choices, I decided that this afternoon I would step away from the computer for half an hour and set about my garden here at Perfect HQ, snipping and collecting the various flowers and filling some vases of flowers to go around my house.

Now, I’ll admit that I’m no florist, but here’s what I ended up with…. aren’t they pretty?

What are your favourite flowers?

With love,
Samantha x

 

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