Muncelle & Jonathan – English Country Cottage

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Muncelle and Jonathan were married on Saturday 25th June in Calverton, Stony Stratford.

The wedding ceremony took place in the village church, just a few minutes walk from the bride and groom’s home where they hosted their afternoon reception in a large PapaKåta! sperry tent set out on the lawn.

The transition between tent and garden was seemsless, as guests enjoyed a gorgeous view out over the valley, and their country garden flower beds and roses bushes slipped gently in at the marquee’s edge.

Flowers adorened the dinner tables, bloomed out over oak barrels and hung from lanterns in the trees courtesy of Electric Daisy Flower Farm, who also supplied the gorgeous blush bouquets.

Dinner was a grand buffet of American vs English cuisine – celebrating Muncelle’s Southern American routes and Jonathan’s English grounding. Guests dined on an assortment of delicious canapes before tucking in to fresh sea food, salads and roasted meats. The food was made fresh in the cottage’s kitchen by local chefs Roger and John at The Fox and Hounds Whittlebury.

For dessert, a delicious three tiered cake by Sweetness & Delight Wedding Cakes caught everyone’s eye as the centrepiece on the dance floor!

Music flowed in abundance starting with the breathtaking sounds of the Polymnia Choir in church, followed by Ariella String Quartet, Trio & Duoplaying a well selected assortment of classic and popular music during the drinks reception. In the evening, guests danced the night away to live jazz band Down for the Count.

Guests travelled from Florida US and Yorkshire England to join the happy couple in a day which was simply divine.

Oh So Perfect worked with Jonathan and Muncelle for a total period of 9 months to fully plan, design and coordinate the full running of this gorgeous wedding, and it truly was a pleasure.

A huge thank you to Sarah Gawler Photography for providing us with these gorgeous photographs which so perfectly capture the details of the day.

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Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience – DVD!

Hey, remember that time we were on the TV being all expert and that with comedian Rhod Gilbert? Well…

The Welsh production company behind TV comedy show Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, is launching an online campaign to finally bring more of the BAFTA Cymru award winning series out on DVD.

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Zipline Creative producers Rhys and Nathan, are close to launching a Kickstarter campaign to allow fans to pre-order copies of Series 3 & 4 as a DVD boxset and in an attempt to guarantee its release.

“We’ve always wanted the show to be released on DVD, but unfortunately although we’re the producers, directors, editors, do the camera and the sound with Rhod, the rights are actually owned by a much bigger media company outside of Wales. To cut a long story short, we just haven’t been able to do it.” says Nathan.

“Usually it’s giant corporations releasing these kinds of products, so as a tiny company based in the valleys it’s going to be a real underdog battle to get it off the ground. We hope fans of the show and followers of Mr Gilbert will get involved to help us achieve our goal.”

The critically acclaimed show sees stand up comedian Rhod Gilbert try his hand at an eclectic mix of jobs with hilarious results. Since the first series aired in 2010, Rhod has experienced careers all across Wales, from Bin Man to Fighter Pilot, Zoo Keeper to Mum, Policeman to Drag Artist and more.

BKkDuSxCAAAloWeThe series 3 and 4 DVD will feature arguably some of the best episodes of the comedy show to date. Who can forget Rhod dragging a bunch of Welsh pensioners on a chocolate snorting holiday to Belgium in the Coach Tour Guide show. Or even Scott Williams’ castle and Ella May’s play doh boat from the Teacher episode.

“We’re trusting in the support of our fan base to help us get them the DVD they’ve been craving all these years!” says Rhys Waters, also a producer and director of the show.

“It’s been frustrating because we’ve repeatedly had to tell eager fans ‘we don’t know’ whenever they’ve asked us when they might be able to buy the DVD.”

208939_10151375771428932_41807911_n“Kickstarter felt like the natural choice, as aside from working with the incredibly talented and funny Mr Gilbert, one thing that’s always brilliant about Work Experience is its loyal fans. So we’re creating something that allows fans to become part of the show”, said Rhys. “We can offer a lot more than just a copy of the programmes, they’ll have their names on the DVD, DVD’s and posters signed by Rhod, alongside some genuine props and costumes.”

Some of the goodies that the team hope to offer backers include:

  • Special Kickstarter limited edition design DVD Box sets of series 3&4 with Bonus features SIGNED BY RHOD.
  • An invite to the exclusive screening of 4 selected episodes of Work Experience.
  • Rhod / Rachel’s Wig from the ‘Drag Artist’ Episode.
  • The original Give a S#!t Weddings T-Shirt from the Wedding Planner Episode.
  • Give a S#!t Weddings Car Signage from the Wedding Planner Episode.
  • Rhod’s ‘finger gym’ from the Male Model episode.
  • Rhod’s ‘Rhod Squad Scout’s Camp Badge’ from the Scout Leader episode.
  • One of Rhod’s ‘Edwards Coaches Ties’ from the Coach Tour Guide Episode.
  • A Rhod Signed original limited edition promotional poster for the series.
  • Limited edition collage wall art piece featuring all Patrick Olner’s amazing photographs commissioned for Series 3 & 4.

 

521334_522797641095370_1219139076_nOn top of this, the team will be trawling the archives for as many extras and deleted scenes as they can cram on the disk. “Since we make the show, we know the footage and original edits really well. This gives us the unique ability to create additional funny scenes and unseen moments for those who want a bit more.” Said Rhys.

Although Rhod himself is not directly involved in the Kickstarter project, he backs Rhys and Nathan’s campaign and wants to see them achieve success. “I could not believe my ears when I heard those crazy dudes Rhys and Nathan were starting this campaign, but my ears were right and they are, so I wish them all the best. I’ll lob in some signed DVD’s or boxsets, and bits of work experience memorabilia for a few dedicated investors too!”

If you think you’d like to get your hands on some of these goodies or just show some moral support keep an eye on the @rhodsworkex twitter feed or follow Zipline Creative on Facebook, or alternatively email info@ziplinecreative.co.uk to get signed up for campaign updates.

“We are offering pledges starting at £1, so there’s an opportunity for all fans to support the project if they want. Hopefully we’ll get enough people behind us, if not then we’ll disappear back behind the cameras never to be seen in public again!” Said Rhys.

“It’s a bit of an all or nothing venture. Either Kickstarter works, and we can cover the rights of the show for release, or it doesn’t and to be honest, we’re not sure what will happen next.” says Nathan.

Press Release published on http://www.ohsoperfect.co.uk – all words by Zipline Creative. Samantha from Oh So Perfect features in series 4 episode 1 – The Wedding Planner. 

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.

   

Hollie & Andrew ~ Thank You 

 

 “Samantha

Thank you for all your help organising our big day.

Everything went so well and the extra touches (like making sure Andrew and I got 5 minutes to sit down and eat!) made a huge difference.

Thank you for making our day ‘Oh So Perfect’

Hollie & Andrew” 

 
To view the photos of Hollie and Andrew’s choccy-tastic Wonderland wedding, follow this link. 

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

Sharon Wake-Walker ~ Thank You

  

“I want to say a very huge thank you for all your help, patience and calm reassurance before, during and after Rosie and Al’s wedding.

I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you and your assistants. You went above and beyond the call of duty and I can only say how very grateful and appreciative we all were of your support.

It is so sad to say goodbye to all the people who have helped us along the way to make Saturday such a success, but I hope our paths will cross again soon. I feel you have become a friend, and I shall miss you.

Best wishes for all continued success in the future with your company and I certainly will be passing on your details to everyone.  

Love Sharon”
Mother of the Bride (Rosie & Al)
 
 
Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning and coordination packages and services. 


 

Rosie and Al ~ Elephants and Sperry Tents


Rosie and Al were married in St Mary’s Church, Wimbledon, on 1st August 2015.

They celebrated their marriage with friends and family in a beautiful collection of rustic tents set amongst the roses of the Italian Garden in Cannizaro Gardens, Wimbledon Park.

The tents were decorated with ivy, roses, sweetpeas, hessian, and ceramic elephants, a nod to the water colour elephants illustrated on the stationery. The centrepiece of the drinks reception came in the shape of a rustic three tier naked cake, peppered with fresh berries and fragrant petals.

Guests sipped rose champagne and listened to jazz on the lawn, before embarking upon a glamorous dinner of posh sausages and mash, accompanied by thoughtfully selected favours of tomato ketchup in personalised bottles.

The couple honoured their family’s favourite football teams – Arsenal and Tottenham – in the table names, and gifted guests with shot glasses for a good humoured spot of rivalry!

Oh So Perfect we’re honoured to assist with the on the day coordination of this wedding, and supported the family with additional planning advice during the earlier planning stages.

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


 

Jennifer & Andrew ~ Thank You 

 “Samantha….. I just wanted to thank you sincerely for being the most incredible support and partner in crime during the wedding planning process and on the day itself. The day was perfect and everything I had hoped for. All of my guests commented about how smoothly everything ran all day and that was 100% down to you…. you are the twinkliest of twinkly stars.” 

To view all the photos and read the full story of Jennifer and Andrew’s utterly gorgeous French-inspired barn wedding… just follow this link!
 
Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning and coordination packages and services. 


 

Jennifer and Andrew ~ French Lavender in the Barn

 Jennifer married Andrew in a beautiful ceremony at the Almonry Barn, Langport, Somerset on Friday 4th September 2015. 

Guests, who had travelled all the way from Dublin and Australia, were spoiled throughout with a French-inspired, rustic afternoon in the barn, which the bride had styled and created with the help of Oh So Perfect and some wonderful suppliers along the way….

Sprigs of lavender accented glasses of champagne and cloudy lemon at the drinks reception, along with milk bottles filled with chocolate milk and purple straws, all served from vintage glass dispensers. The dining tables were loaded with rustic boards of antipasti as the guests took their seats, and a most glorious menu of beef, salmon and chicken satisfied guests’ appetites, complimented by a soundtrack of live Spanish Guitar and a French-cafe-style playlist.

The lawns were spread with vintage furniture sets and bird baths. Tall flowers stood proudly along the back wall of the ceremony, and throughout the dining tables. Sprigs of lavender tied with ribbon adorned the stationery on tables and the scent of rosemary filled the room from the bouquets. 

The central focus of the room came in the form of an antique white dresser and vintage door backdrop, which groaned seductively with pretty china, delicious cakes, chocolate tarts, macarons and sweet kisses to make guests mouth water! Wicker hearts hung in trees in the orchard, birdcages filled with candles dotted each corner, and the bride had framed love quotes and French fancies placed prominently in every nook and cranny the barn had to offer.

The table plan was written by Oh So Perfect’s Samantha, on an antique mirror to match the style set out by the stationery, and guests left love notes and warm wishes on an old typewriter placed by a vintage writing desk. 

The bride’s smile shone throughout the day, despite a slip the evening before the wedding rendering her foot bandaged and broken…. She was carried down the aisle by the groomsmen and her father, to the sound of the groom and best man softly singing to their classical guitars! 

A most beautiful day, and much thanks to all the suppliers involved in creating something so very perfect. Oh So Perfect were delighted and honoured to assist Jennifer and Andrew with the partial planning, styling, personal support, and on the day coordination of a wedding so very divine… x

   
    
   
    
 
  
  
  
  
   
    
    
   
  
    
    
   
    
    
    
    
    
  
   
  
    
    
    
    
  
  
    
    
    
   
    
    
    
  
  
All images taken and owned by Samantha at Oh So Perfect. 

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


 

Hollie and Andrew ~ Choccywoccy Wonderland 

  
Hollie married Andrew on Saturday 29th August in a ceremony at the Woburn Hotel in Bedfordshire, followed by a reception for friends and family at Flaxbourne Gardens, Aspley Guise. 

The guests were treated to a day of Alice in Wonderland themed delights intricately woven into the set up with sweet touches such as a miniature magnifying glass table plan, tea party hand made teacup centrepieces, a cookie jar buffet, and nonsense arrows and riddles dotted about the room. 

The piece de resistance of came in the shape of a novelty, dormouse tea party cake made by legendary chocolatiers Choocywoccydoodah, which formed a central focus for many guest photographs throughout the afternoon!

Oh So Perfect we’re delighted to work with bride Hollie on an ‘as and when’ basis whilst planning her wedding, assisting with supplier meetings and some simple idea forming, and were ultimately thrilled to provide the on the day coordination for this special day.  
    
    
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 All images belong to Oh So Perfect. Do not copy of use these images without permission. 

For more information about wedding planning and coordination, visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

  


Anna & Jeremy ~ Suitcases and Canoes 

 Anna and Jeremy were married at St Cynog’s church, Boughrood on Saturday 15th August 2015, followed by a reception and wedding breakfast at Felin Newydd House, Llandefalle.

The theme of the wedding was elegant, rustic, with a hint of travel – a nod towards the many countries Anna and Jeremy have visited around the world together, both with work and leisure, and a tribute to their expat life in Grand Cayman.

Anna, Jeremy and Oh So Perfect’s wedding planner Samantha worked very closely together for several months to create and perfect the style of the day, pulling together ideas and designing feature displays which included vintage suitcases, rustic crates, flowers, candles and an old map of the world hosting the table plan.

Together we designed an outdoor breakout area, which centred around a rustic canoe and old whiskey barrels. During the day, the canoe was filled with beers from around the world for guests to enjoy at their leisure, and in the evening we converted this display into a feature whiskey, port and cigar bar.

Guests were given little bottles of cocktails at their tables, individually designed to match the country the table was named after, and handmade wooden napkin rings whittled and produced by the father of the groom were offered out as keepsakes. The wedding cake was lovingly made by a cousin of the bride.

There was a relaxed vibe to the whole day, with dinner and music, and a special treat performance of a brass quintet with the groom himself playing the tuba. The next day, guests rekindled on the grass outside Felin Newydd House for a hangover-hog roast, enjoyed by many!

Oh So Perfect were delighted to have assisted in the overall planning, styling and design, and weekend coordination of this beautiful wedding, working from people afar with our international couple based in Cayman for 9 months leading up to the big day….
Congratulations Anna and Jeremy! X

    
    
      

    
    
    
    
    
    
 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 
All images belong to Oh So Perfect. Do not copy of use these images without permission. 

For more information about wedding planning and coordination, visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk


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