2014 Wedding Season… ready, steady, oh so go!

We’re oh so excited up at Perfect HQ this afternoon as the sun is shining in through the office window and there’s only two days to go before our first wedding of the 2014 season kicks off – hooray!

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We’ve been a little slower starting our season this year compared to last; last Spring saw us with two weddings in April and now gearing up towards our third, but this year we’re starting a little later with our first date in May. That said though, we also squeezed in three glorious winter weddings at the end of 2013 so it doesn’t feel quite as a long a gap between the seasons as the year before last!

Don’t be fooled though lovelies, starting our first wedding of 2014 a little later certainly doesn’t mean that we haven’t had a busy few months at Oh So Perfect this year already. We’ve been at our desks since January working hard on the year ahead, not only changing things within the business and updating our website (we relocated to Buckinghamshire a few months ago, did you hear?) but also writing editorial for Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon magazine, making contact with new suppliers, and of course not to mention the thing we do best – wedding planning!

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We’ve been busy working hard with international couples this year, assisting with the full planning of one very big wedding due to take place in July, and a huge family gathering (Oh So Perfect don’t just work on weddings either!) taking place at the end of this month too. We also helped a lovely Welsh couple to source a marquee with our Oh So Helpful as and when wedding planning service and held a few meetings with brides here and there to help them along their wedding planning way. Plus, next month our very own wedding planner Samantha is hanging up her clipboard for a day as she takes on the role of Maid of Honour for her best friend, so we’ve dipped our toes into the glamorous world of organising  hen parties too in recent weeks!

So, with the first big wedding of the year only 2 days away – and oh yes it’s certainly a big one (did someone say 400 guests in a marquee on the Gower peninsula….?)  – we’re busy, busy finalising schedules and plans, updating emails, and preparing our clipboard for the coming event. My fabulous South Wales assistant Anthony is gearing up his clipboard too to assist with organising and overseeing all the events at the marquee on Saturday morning as the suppliers arrive and set up, whilst Samantha will be working closely with the bride at her home helping her and her attendants get ready and arrive at the church on time. This bride has cleverly made the most of our newest package the Oh So Lovely – Bride’s Best Friend to ensure maximum support throughout the morning, afternoon and evening too.

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Later this afternoon I’ll be taking out the Oh So Oh No! emergency pink kit box and ensuring that it’s once again full to the brim with everything a good wedding planner could possibly need to help with any hiccups on the day… not that there will be any hiccups, this is an Oh So Perfect wedding after all! We’ve already loaded the car with our big white bridal brollies just in case, though with the current weather forecast showing blue sky and sunshine here’s hoping we won’t need them, but better to be prepared!

The 2014 season is about to kick off, and we have weddings taking place through May, June, July and August already on our books, but it’s not too late to add yours to the mix too so if you’d like any help with some Oh So Supportive – On The Day Coordination for your wedding day in England or Wales this year, make sure you get in touch quick to make the most of the wonderful packages and services we have to offer!

Until next time, lovelies….. xx

 

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

Dilly Daydream Cakes

Grab yourself a cup of tea and a slice of cake – you’ll certainly be fancying something sweet after you’ve read this delicious little catch-up with wedding and celebration cake-maker, Heather Harris, from Pontarddulais cake shop Dilly Daydream Cakes

Based on St Teilo Street, Pontarddulais – one of the most popular streets with brides in South Wales – Dilly Daydream bake delicious cakes using great quality ingredients, including free-range eggs.

One of the most common compliments I get is, “your cakes taste like cakes used to!”

The majority of Dilly Daydream’s customers come from the Swansea, Llanelli, and Ammanford areas, or from brides further afield who are coming home to tie the knot, and Heather has even sent her wedding cakes as far as Spain!

Most brides say they have chosen me over others, because of the taste of the cake samples they have tried. They also have confidence in my abilities to provide them with a perfect finish , and my attention to detail.

Heather loves to design something new for each customer. Every couple is different, and Dilly Daydream believe a cake can reflect your personality and taste fantastically! Weddings are a large part of Heather’s business – she considers providing couples with a unique cake that has the ‘wow’ factor for them and their guests as a true privilege.

I have quite eclectic taste, so enjoy designing cakes in different styles, from handmade sugar flowers, pearls and lace, to humorous character cakes.

Dilly Daydream cakes appeal to the bride and groom who want something unique and delicious – I have been delighted with the amount of brides who have booked their wedding cakes with me, I even have bookings for 2013.

Described as ‘friendly, delicious and unique,’ Dilly Daydream have certainly set the standard for wedding cakes in South Wales, but Heather happened upon her business venture as something of an unplanned series of events…

I did not set out to start a business, I have always enjoyed making and decorating cakes for my children, friends and family members, when friends of friends started asking for cakes, it evolved into a business.

It all started with my eldest son’s first birthday cake, he’s now 32! I had no formal training, it’s all practice and passion.

I consider myself very lucky, to be able to do what I love for a living , despite the very long hours, I would not swap it for the world.

And 32 years since that first birthday cake, Dilly Daydream has grown into a massive success, with Heather adoring every moment spent in the busy bakery.

Weddings are just the icing on the cake, if you pardon the pun, nothing beats the feeling of seeing  the cake you have worked so hard on , set up at the venue. Except maybe the thank you card from the delighted bride, some of which have reduced me to tears.

What makes a wedding Oh So Perfect? A happy couple, oh, and a fantastic cake!

Dilly Daydream Cakes is located at 130 St Tielo street, Pontarddulais, SA4 8RE or visit their website for more photos, information, and to get in touch www.dillydaydreamcake.co.uk

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

Would you like to be featured as a recommended supplier? Contact Oh So Perfect – Weddings and Events on enquiries@ohsoperfect.co.uk

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