2012… Our Best Bits!

We’re only a few days away from the Welsh National Wedding Awards and so in honour of these incredible awards¬†recognising wedding industry legends¬†in Wales, we’re taking a gander back over our own 2012 wedding season to find some of our very own wedding bests from the last year… ¬†enjoy!

Starting with the serious ones…

Best Ushers

Winner: Dave, Ali, Simon, James, Paul and Scott

Not only the most fantastic, friendly bunch of lads we have ever met, but also the most switched on ushers this season, on the ball throughout the duration of the day and approaching me to offer help at every opportunity. Plus the only ushers who have insisted on me sharing a shot with them at the bar at the end of the day (physically catching me before I could escape!) – thank you, lads!

Best Best Man

Winner: South-African Andrew

An absolute star with a sense of humour to match. I have never met a Best Man more comfortable with a microphone in all my experience… there was a moment where I wondered if we’d ever get that microphone back!

Best Bridesmaids

Winner: Steph, Kelly and Emma

These ladies came from the same wedding as our Best Ushers, and what a wonderful group of friends offering their bride and groom so much support throughout the day. These ladies certainly weren’t just in it for the pretty dresses!

Best Maid of Honour

Winner: Sarah Borland

We met some wonderful women this season, all very much deserving of their titles and this winning post, however we’re going to have to give it to Sarah for attending all the bridal meetings and spending hours upon hours lovingly DIYing and teas-cup candle making for her twin-sister’s wedding.

Best Dress

Winner: Sarah Knott (and her Jimmys)

This is a tough one, because let’s face it, all our brides looked completely stunning this year… however this year we’re presenting this to one bride in particular, not because she had the best dress, but because she had Jimmy Choos, and we love Jimmy Choos!!

Best First Dance

Winner: Kate and Richard

They chose a song – we loved the song (I even bought the album a week before the wedding!) – however a few days before wedding day a last minute change¬†occurred¬†as the DJ felt a different song would be easier for them to dance to. All set and ready to go. That is until minutes before the dance was due to commence, Kate insisted the DJ revert back to the original, and thank goodness she did. Watching our couple¬†humorously¬†twirl about completely un-choreographed¬†but totally perfect, as Kate danced in a divine dress and cowboy boots we couldn’t help but enjoy the performance. Here’s a link to their song: The Chills – Peter, Bjorn and John

Runner up: Sarah and Rob

We had to have a runner up in this category. For Sarah and Rob’s ‘second’ dance a plan was in place for our couple to leave the dance floor and seek out their¬†respective¬†parents, with the bridesmaids and ushers joining them on the dancefloor. However, something went wrong, Sarah and Rob stayed on the floor into the second song and so some quick eyebrow movements and head tilting from the bride meant me zipping about amongst the attendants with orders of ¬†‘run on and join the party’. They did. It was magnificent.

Best Theme

Winner: Emma and Andy

This was a tough one this year – we had modern, vintage, lots and lots of lace, trees in marquees and a whole castle to play with, but with exact colour-match glorious bespoke bunting and big, beautiful paper floofs involved we had to hand this one over to our Laugharne Couple.

Best Cake

Winner: Emma and Andy

The level of detail in the sugar craft on this cake made it very difficult to tell apart the real flowers from the fake ones – it simply had to be our winner.

Runner up: Eleri and Tim

But we couldn’t ignore this beautiful table either by Darcy’s Cupcake Creations.

And now for some fun ones….

Biggest ‘almost’ Disaster

Let’s face it, there are very few disasters when Oh So Perfect are involved, after-all that’s one of the reasons we’re there to help! However, being a wedding planner involves thinking on your feet and this year we saw flowers changed a day before the wedding, suppliers insisting in sudden changes of schedule, a mother’s tears for cake wrongly placed in a fridge, a missing DJ moments before a first dance, delayed whiskey tents, rain rain and more rain… but ultimately we’ll be keeping the biggest disasters to ourself for this category… will have to keep you guessing!

Longest Speech

Definitely awarded to Mr Randall this year, there were rumours amongst the guests that this father of the bride was famed for his long speeches and they weren’t wrong. Almosty 40 minutes later we were finished, but by golly it was a lovely speech he could have carried on for the rest of the evening if he fancied!

Funniest Speech

There’s always a lot of pressure on the Best Man to provide the best speech – this year our favourite came from Ollie at Richard and Kate’s West Wales Wedding who had plenty of funny tales to tell us about the former Cambridge-student groom.

Most Famous Guest 

BBC Radio 1’s very own Mr Matt Fincham!

Strangest Wedding Planner Request

Our Oh So Emergency Kit Box is full of wonderful tricks and treats for couples and their attendents… this year we found ourselves spraying peppermint foot spray onto many a bridesmaid’s feet, sticking toupe-tape in loose high heels, glueing together corsages at the last minute and stuffing tissue in places you didn’t know existed!

Biggest Surprise

First place goes to Emma and Andy who enjoyed a surprise firework display organised by the bride’s parents, whilst in second place we award Eleri and Tim for treating their South African guests to a surprise from a traditional Welsh Male Voice Choir.

Most Unglamorous Moment

It’s not all glamour being a wedding planner! Looking back over the season, eating my dinner of a car bonnet in a field was probably my most unglamorous moment, but there were plenty of others believe me!

Most Heart-felt Moment

Weddings always bring on tears, and I love the moment when a father walks his bride down the aisle. However, watching the groom choke up to see his long distance family all together in one room on his big day was probably one of the loveliest things¬†I’ve¬†seen this year.

Favourite Photo

We’re wedding planners, not photographers, but even so we still like to take a few snaps on the day to profile our work and bring the best shots to you our followers. But my favourite self-taken picture this year has got to be the mother of the bride in all her Jimmy Choo glory, doing what mum’s do best… preparing the room for her beautiful daughter’s dress:

What an incredible year of weddings…. and so much we simply don’t have time to tell you about! But, all our weddings are available to view on our blog so click the following link to visit them all….

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Welsh National Wedding Awards – Vote For Us!

This year’s Welsh National Wedding Awards are now live and open for your voting!

We‚Äôd like you to vote for us to WIN the best ‚ÄėNew Wedding Business‚Äô in ‚ÄėSouth and Central Wales‚Äô

Please Vote for¬†Oh So Perfect ‚Äď Weddings and Events¬†in the category:

14 ‚Äď New Wedding Business

in the Region:

2 ‚Äď South and Central Wales

Although Oh So Perfect operates across the whole of Wales (and beyond!) Perfect HQ is based in Swansea so we’re aiming to be recognised in the South and Central Wales region. This year there is no category dedicated to Wedding Planners but as a new business we’d like to be recognised for our acheivements working in the Welsh Wedding Industry this year.

How To Vote…

Click here or visit the website welshnationalweddingawards.co.uk

1. Visit the voting pages

2. Enter the details of your wedding (or the wedding you attended if you were a guest or attendant)

3. Change the Award Category to¬†14 ‚Äď New Wedding Business

4. Enter our business name:¬†Oh So Perfect ‚Äď Weddings and Events

5. Enter our business address: 13 Pen Y Bryn, Tonna, Neath, SA11 3JR

6. Choose our region¬†2 ‚Äď South and Central Wales

7. Rate our business high!

8. Hit send at the bottom of the page….

REMEMBER: If you are a couple, both of your votes count so please take the time to submit as both the bride and groom. Plus, ask your attendants, friends and family members who attended the wedding to submit their vote too… 

Thank you to all our wonderful brides, grooms, suppliers, friends and followers who have taken the time to vote for us.

Please Note:  Votes from ex-clients / current clients only. A validation process will takeplace after the voting closes on oct 1st 2012.

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