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. 


 

Henrietta & Craig – DIY Spring Barn Wedding

   Henrietta married Craig in a sweet ceremony in Gloucestershire, on Friday 17th April 2015.

Following the ceremony, the bride and groom, and their guests, arrived at Prior’s Court Barn in Brockworth, to continue celebrations on into the afternoon and evening. 

Henrietta and Craig took their theme to the extreme, creating a DIY wedding like no other. Not only did the bride and groom along with their team of hands-on-helpers, ushers and bridesmaids, decorate the barn from top to bottom with home made, hand made decorations, including everything from paper mâché hot air balloons, to hessian table runners; this incredibly talented bride even baked her own wedding cake, full dessert table of scones, tarts and brownies, and provided all the canapés on the day, whilst the groom provided guests with home made bottles of red wine ready on the tables for dinner. 

For dinner, guests were provided with chef hats and aprons, and one designsted person per table was given fun instructions to carve and serve the delicious roast lamb to those sat around them. 

Their guests didn’t exactly escape the DIY theme either, not only was the wedding breakfast a hands on celebration of food, fun and laughter, they were also invited to bring an array of sweet and savoury home baked delights to be judged in the wedding’s very own bake off competition that evening, and later on all the home cooked offerings were used for the evening buffet. The attendees were also invited to send back their best-kept-secret family recipes with their RSVPs which the happy couple had made into personalised cookbooks for the winners on the night. 

Oh So Perfect were delighted and honoured to provide on the day coordination for this very hands-on, elegant affair. Congratulations Henrietta and Craig! 

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

Cardiff Invitations

Choosing the perfect stationery for your wedding is very important to the marrying couple. Your wedding invitation is often the first ‘clue’ your guests receive regarding the style and theme of your wedding, and so it is important to ensure that you have a design which captures the feel of your big day from the beginning… 

After 6 years of experience designing and creating invitations for special occasions, Anna Carter formed her bespoke wedding stationery business, Cardiff Invitations in 2011. Last month, Cardiff Invitations were named ‘Best Wedding Stationery 2011’ for the East Wales Region at the Welsh National Wedding Awards. We caught up with Anna to find out more about how Cardiff Invitations can create the perfect stationery designs for you…

Cardiff Invitations offer high quality, hand crafted wedding stationery and special occasion invitations. We are based in Cardiff, however are happy to offer consultations throughout South Wales, and our orders can be posted anywhere too.

Our style could be described as elegant and simple with lots of ribbon and a bit of sparkle. However we do also offer bespoke design, so are able to produce the perfect invitation for each couple. We are also happy to tailor all of our designs to Civil Partnerships.

In three words? We’d describe our business as: quality, friendly, customer-focussed… We are most likely to attract couples who want quality stationery and give their guests a wow first impression of their wedding, without any stress!

Cardiff Invitations’ absolute dedication to their previous and existing customers is clear, due to their recent win at the Welsh National Wedding Awards…

Our recent award was voted for by our previous and current clients, and we have a number of reviews on our website to testify that customer service is vital to us.

Picking wedding suppliers is a personal choice for each couple, however I would say that if a couple wants a friendly service from a business dedicated to creating amazing wedding stationery, just how you want it, then check out our website. Planning a wedding can be stressful, so let the stationery be the easy part!

Anna’s love for designing and creating the perfect stationery pieces to compliment a couple’s wedding theme reaches out further than simply being her job…

I made my own wedding stationery and then was asked by friends/family to do theirs. After I had my daughter I wanted a change of career and I relished the opportunity to be involved in more weddings!

I love it when a couple comes to me with ideas of how they would like to do things differently and I am able to create just what they want! I recently worked with a couple who were getting married in her native South Africa and wanted to incorporate that into their invitations, without losing the elegance.

 And she clearly understands what makes a couple’s big day Oh So Perfect too…

A couple having what is special to them makes a wedding Oh So Perfect. When I got married, it was having all my family there, where as for somebody else it might be marrying in a special venue or wearing the dress of their dreams…

Cardiff Invitations is part of the ‘Wedding Wonderland’ at The Bridal Boudoir wedding dress shop in Cardiff. You can also view which wedding fairs they will be exhibiting at on the website, along with a full gallery and information on current stationery designs available to order. Why not get in touch with Anna through the website to find the stationery which is perfect for your wedding… www.cardiffinvitations.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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