Samantha & Daniel Morgan – Testimonial

Oh So Honest – Client Testimonial

www.ohsoperfect.co.uk Samantha Imbimbo

“Samantha you were absolutely amazing yesterday & totally invaluable to us all my bridesmaids love you!! Thank you so much – really cliche but you genuinely made everything perfect – just how I’d imagined it all to be I can never thank you enough – I had a card & present for you but left it in the room so I will be forwarding it to you with my recommendation to any other brides!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! X x x x x x”

Aw, my couples just make it too easy for me to adore them all! It was such a pleasure to work at such a pretty wedding, for such a lovely pair of people.

To view all the photos from Samantha and Daniel’s ‘Birdcages and Bunting’ wedding, just click on the following link:

Samantha and Daniel ~ 27.04.2013 ‘Birdcages and Bunting’ 

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Kate and Richard ~ Dinner Party in the Forest

Oh So Perfect – Wedding and Event Portfolio

On Saturday 15th September 2012 Kate Lamont married Richard Turney in an exqusite Edwardian-inspired ‘dinner party in the forest’ themed wedding held in a marquee in a field near Aberporth, West Wales, overlooking the glorious Cardigan Bay.Oh So Perfect were delighted to be involved in the overall set up and on the day coordination of Kate and Richard’s special day…

The bride and her father travelled to the church in Kate’s uncle’s Rolls Royce. After the ceremony, Kate and Richard headed back to the venue in her step-father’s very own vintage Jaguar E-type.

A little spot of rain in the afternoon did nothing to dampen the happy couple’s spirits – it meant the guests could use their personalised wedding umbrellas!

Inside the marquee our couple’s vision of indoors meets outdoors came to life spectacularly! We brought in real trees, oil paintings, cut glass and vintage wine decanters galore to create a feeling of an Edwardian dinner party in the forest…

The favours were little bottles of olive oils produced from the mother of the bride’s home in Italy. The menu consisted entirely of locally sourced Welsh produce, all of which was mapped out inside the menu cards for guests to see.

The tables were named after some of Kate and Richard’s favourite pubs across the UK, all of which held treasured memories for them. 

The cake was decorated with royal icing and hand-made sugarcraft hydrangeas – they look so real!

As day turned to night, the marquee lit up spectacularly, adding more magic to this forest fantasy…

Then, as night fell, guests could indulge in the candle-lit whisky tipi which was stocked full of Penderyn whisky and a warm Welsh welcome… the guests partied ’til dawn!

Even the bride’s favourite teddy bear stayed up all night!

You can read our testimonial from the Mother of the Bride, Dr Ann Canham, here.

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

Lynn Knott ~ Testimonial

Oh So Honest – Client Testimonial

So many lovely emails falling into my inbox this week – we’ve just had this one come through from the mother of the groom at our Gower wedding two weeks ago and I’m so touched by the words I simply had to share them with you – thank you, Lynn!

I just wanted to add my thanks for making Rob & Sarah’s wedding such a perfect day. You just had your finger on the pulse throughout the day and excuded such confidence and professionalism that I knew if you said ‘leave it to me’ ..I could. For Rob and Sarah to have you as their wedding planner was meant to be….you were fab Samantha and I would recommend you to every bride & groom to be.

I love my job! 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.

10 Wedding Planning Dos and Don’ts

Oh So Inspiring – Ideas, Tips and Advice

  1. DO start with the budget. Sit down together and realistically discuss how much you would like to spend on your wedding, and how you will fund it. Will you use savings?  A loan? Will your family want to help out? Only spend what you can afford – you don’t want to end up with debt afterwards!

  2. DO put together a rough guest list as early as possible. It doesn’t have to be set in stone, and it may change here and there as the months go on, but it will give you a clear indication of numbers for when you start planning and booking your suppliers.

  3. DON’T forget to think about your venue’s interior. If you’re already set on a colour scheme or theme, try to find a venue which compliments your existing choices, or else choose a scheme which is supported by the colours already present in your venue’s décor. Visit our previous blog post ‘What To Think About When Choosing Your Colour Scheme or Theme’ for more tips and advice on this subject.

  4. DO design the invitations carefully. The wedding invitation is the first ‘clue’ guests receive about the overall style of your big day – so try to create an invitation which ties in to your colour scheme or theme so your guests have a clear indication of what they can expect. Wedding stationery expert Kelly White of White Crafts recently wrote this useful post on our blog all about choosing your perfect Wedding Stationery

  5. DO cheat to save cash. Cut costs by letting your wedding cake double up as the desert. You can even hire yourself a ‘dummy’ display cake and purchase a smaller, simpler cake to be cut up in the kitchen and served to your guests at the end of the night. Your guests probably won’t even notice the difference!

  6. DO seat friends and family together. It’s tradition at the wedding breakfast to seat your guests with people they haven’t met before, but often this leaves the room feeling very sober as guests exchange polite chit-chat. Scrap formalities and seat your guests together with the people they know – the atmosphere will be lively and your guests will have a more enjoyable experience.

  7. DON’T forget the kids. If you’ve invited guests to bring their children, make sure there is something available to keep them entertained. Place a colouring book or packet of bubbles on the tables with children seated to play with during the speeches, or even hire-in an event nanny who will keep the children entertained with toys and games all evening while your guests are busy dancing.

  8. DO practise your first dance. All eyes are on you here, and it can be embarrassing if you’ve not prepared. You don’t have to book a dancing lesson or choreograph a routine, but make sure you have a little slow dance at home together to your chosen song a week or two before so you’re used to each other’s moves before you take to the stage. Plus it’ll spark a romantic evening for you both!

  9. DON’T forget the groom. Girls, it’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of planning a wedding, but remember there will be two of you exchanging vows, so be sure to include your man and allow him those personal touches he’d like too. (Except the perhaps the bunny girl waitresses – there’s a limit!)

  10. DO have fun and hire an on the day coordinator! Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do, and many people do it without the help of a wedding planner; but do consider hiring a coordinator for the big day itself– you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the day you spent so long planning, knowing someone else is there to set up and keep watch while you’re focusing on having fun. To find out more about Oh So Perfect’s on the day coordination package, as well as our other wedding planning services, visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

With love,
Samantha x

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

We’re giving away a Fortnum and Mason Champagne and Chocolates hamper to all couples booking selected services with us before 31st March 2012! To view this fabulous offer click here

 

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