Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Morris

We’d like to wish a very happy first anniversary to our beautiful ‘Better Together’ couple – Emma and Andy – who were married in a gorgeous ceremony in Laugharne on 4th August 2012, followed by a vintage garden party celebration at Broadway Country House, for which we had the pleasure of assisting with the design and coordination of this lovely, lovely little affair. We hope you two have a gorgeous day together drinking plenty of champagne!

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Looking back to last year, I remember sound of the rain slamming into the sides of the marquee as we set up that morning – I must admit I was starting to worry! – but by the time the afternoon set in and the guests began to arrive, the rain cleared up and the sun shone so brightly, there was nothing to worry about in the slightest, and a beautiful day was enjoyed by all!

We had meters and meters of bespoke bunting custom made for Emma and Andy which not only went all around and across the marquee, but also adorned the conservatory, walk ways and a little romantic outdoor pagoda, with a few spare strands to decorate the bridal suite too. Emma and Andy were also the first Oh So Perfect couple to request our hand made paper pompoms, which have since become a popular feature at OSP events having been requested by our couples time and time again after seeing these lovely purple ones!

Here’s a little look back at some photos of the set up of this pretty purple reception; stringing up all the bunting and pompoms with the help of my two assistants Christina and Mark…

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And of course, my favourite part of the day – showing my couple what their venue looks like before the guests get to see! www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

If you’d like to see all the photos from Emma and Andy’s purple vintage ‘Better Together’ wedding, just follow this link! 

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An Evening in Laugharne

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Last night, Mr. Perfect and I enjoyed a little drive down to one of my favourite towns in Wales – Laugharne.

I initially planned the trip to visit Broadway Country House to take some measurements for one of  my weddings there this coming August, but since Mr. Perfect would be joining me for the evening as my assitant, I thought it would be a lovely opportunity for us to stop in Laugharne for an hour or so afterwards.

Admittedly I’d had visions of a glorious evening, eating fish and chips with Mr. P by the estuary, with a full view of the castle and Dylan Thomas’s boat house, and the sun setting in the distance.

It rained.

Typical, a gorgeous week of sunny weather, and tonight is the night it decides to pour.

Oh well, you can’t always have it your way (though we try!) and Mr Perfect and I still had a lovely little evening and a quick stroll along the estuary path. Mr. Perfect is a big fan of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, having studied him during his degree, and had never had the opportunity to visit the boat house and writing shed before, so it was delightful to be able to take him down to these iconic landmarks of Laugharne for a sneaky peek through the windows at the Dylan Thomas display inside.

The writing shed has been set up to look as it would have done whilst Dylan was writing here in his final years, and I must say they’ve done a fantastic job of capturing the atmosphere in that little room. It really does look as though he has just stepped away from his chair. How wonderful to stand here and look over the estuary that inspired him, watching the birds and water currents as Dylan did while he wrote Under Milk Wood.

Have you visited Laugharne lately? Did you see the boathouse?

With love,
Samantha x

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Word Of The Day – ‘Floof’

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I have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon today at the very picturesque Broadway Country House near Laugharne in Carmarthenshire. What a gorgeous venue, and what an even more gorgeous couple I’m working with there!

Today I met with one of my current  brides and grooms, and a few of their nearest and dearest attendants, to talk about the venue design and décor for their reception at this lovely location and I think it’s fair to say that today’s word of the day was definitely ‘floof!’ 

‘Floof’ – what  a cracking word. It makes you feel just a little bit fabulous when you say it out loud doesn’t it? For anyone unsure, a floof is a tissue paper pompom ball,  and they’re looking likely to feature heavily in this particular wedding design, which means I get to keep saying it again and again… hoorah!

I’m so excited about this wedding, it truly is going to look beautiful, and I’m so lucky to be working with such a wonderful bride and groom on it – so fresh and full of creativity! My bride today even arrived armed with collages and cut outs, as well as plenty of props and photos to add some inspiration to our designs. Fantastic.

The photo above is a snap I took of the chandelier in Broadway’s orangery. I can’t wait to see it again with some added ‘floof’…

With love,
Samantha

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