Laura and Rob – Picnics and Wedding Cakes

Oh So Perfect – Wedding and Event Portfolio

Picnic hamper and wedding cake-off wedding - Oh So Perfect www.ohsoperfect.co.ukLaura and Rob were married on Saturday 2nd August 2014 at Plas Glansevin in the Brecon Beacons.

The happy couple catered to an informal afternoon party for their closest friends and family at a large manor house in the country, with a scrumptious picnic lunch laid out in a small tent following an outdoor ceremony under an oak tree.

Everyone chipped in to make this wedding so perfect….

The centrepieces on the tables which were sourced using flowers from the bride’s mother’s garden and lots of collected pots and jars donated to the couple.  Laura’s mother and aunts spent the morning chopping and trimming homegrown hydrangeas and roses for Oh So Perfect’s Samantha to put out on the tables ready for the wedding breakfast.

Laura and Rob worked with Charlotte Roskill Catering Limited to design and serve hampers of hot meat, salads and potatoes to their guests in the style of a posh picnic, with one lucky person on each table elected as ‘masterchef’ to serve the meal to those around them – wearing a chef hat and kitchen whites to do so too!

After the dinner, Laura and Rob judged the ‘Great Wedding Bake Off’ together, making short work of sampling each of the cakes that had been lovingly baked and decorated by their own guests at their invitation, before dishing out prizes for the top bakers and allowing everyone else too grab forks, spoons and plates to dig in!

The evening was rounded off with a Ceilidh band for entertainment and guests stayed over in the accommodation on site ready to be served breakfast together again the morning after – a perfect wedding weekend for a perfect couple!

Oh So Perfect were delighted to assist in the on the day coordination of this wedding, and also provided several hours of ‘as and when’ planning support and creative design to bride Laura in the months leading up to the big day.
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Images not to be used without permission.

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Rebecca Cox Photography

For this supplier profile, we interviewed talented wedding photographer, Rebecca Cox..

 

Hi Rebecca, thank you for being agreeing to be featured in our blog!

No, thank you! I’m always looking for ways to raise my profile.

We absolutely adore your photographs here at Oh So Perfect. Could you tell us a little bit more about your style?

I like to adapt my style to suit the occasion. Having said that, my style is very relaxed so I prefer to work on a wedding where the bride and groom are after more natural pictures of their day, rather than the more formal, posed style.

Would be say you’re photographs show like a story book of their day?

Yes, I tend to appeal to couples who are setting out to have a fun day and want their photos to reflect that.

How would you describe Rebecca Cox Photography in three words? 

Creative    Indiviual   Relaxed

Tell us a little bit more about your service, where are you based?

I am based in Coleford in the Forest of Dean but I cover Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, South Wales. I’m happy to travel anywhere on request, as long as I can get back home within 3 hours.

That’s quite flexible! What do you think makes you stand out from other photographers working in your area?

I think I put people at ease when they meet me.

That’s very important, we always try to help our couples find a photographer who they feel they can trust and relax with, as it will show in their photographs if they’re nervous!

Absolutely, and I also have a good “eye” for photography – my pictures are good! [Laughs]  How big-headed does that sound?! On the other hand you must have confidence in what you do!

Confidence must come with experience, how long have you been taking photographs?

My Dad gave me a camera when I was 8. Not an instamatic, one you had to use a light meter with, and he taught me how to use it. It was love at first click!

Have you had professional training too?

I did go to college to study photography, but I had a dreadful wanderlust, and I dropped out to become an airline stewardess (non PC term, I know, but thats what we were in those days!) However, I never stopped taking photos and learning as I went. So you could call me self taught.

You talk quite openly about your dyslexia, do you feel dyslexia has hindered your training as a photographer in any way?

Quite the opposite! I think the real talent for photography isn’t something you can learn in school. A photographer needs to see the world through different eyes to everyone else and this is where I think that my dyslexia kicks in.

You’ve been running Rebecca Cox photography since 2004, what attracts you to photographing weddings in particular?

I really love doing weddings – how wonderful, to be a part of such a special day for! I was very nervous about my first wedding but I got through it! I still get nerves before a wedding, but I think that is healthy, it keeps me on my toes!

Are there any weddings you have worked on which you have particularly enjoyed more than most?

I have enjoyed nearly all the weddings I have done, because there is always something different. I worked on one wedding with a great 30s themed wedding, and I had one in Gloucester Cathedral, which was amazing. But then I’ve had village hall weddings where everything was home made or second hand and they have been such fun.

Do you have any special advice for the couples you work with?

Yes, everyone goes on about it being the bride’s special day, but I make an effort to include the groom. Its his special day too!

It is! It’s been a pleasure meeting you, Rebecca, where can our couples catch you next?

My next wedding fair is at The Speech House in Gloucestershire March. But I’m always happy to sit with couples for a chat about their wedding plans, just get in touch!

www.rebeccacox.co.uk

rebecca@rebeccacox.co.uk

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