Annie and Humphrey ~ English Country Garden

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Annie and Humphrey were married in a beautiful ceremony in All Saints Church, Woolstone, Oxfordshire on Saturday 8th June 2013, with a reception held in the gardens of the bride’s grandmother’s cottage home. 

Oh So Perfect were delighted to assist with the full planning, set up, break down and on the day coordination of this stunning celebration.
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Drinks and speeches were held on the lawn amongst the flower beds, before moving through the orchard into the main marquee for the reception.www.ohsoperfect.co.uk Marquee Ex A&H (6) www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

Oh So Perfect’s wedding planner Samantha designed and created this gorgeous vintage table plan using an old suitcase Annie had found in the cottage, belonging to her grandfather. www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk
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We worked closely with Annie and Humphrey sharing ideas for theme and design, and Annie kept a scrapbook of ideas which she loved for the wedding. Together we were able to style a divine vintage-style wedding using lots of pieces found around the cottage such as old books, vases and knick-knacks. www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

These beautiful flowers were put togtether by the very talented Wessex Flowers, who assisted with the styling of the displays and centrepieces. The flowers were simply gorgeous! www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

How lovely to have a little photobooth set amongst the trees!www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

It wouldn’t be an Oh So Perfect wedding without an Oh So Perfect pompom! Annie had seen examples of our hand made wedding pompoms in our portfolio and asked us to dot some around the orchard to spread some colour at this wedding also. www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

The marquee was supplied by County Marquees who did an excellent job using their traditional style marquees.www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

A friend of Annie and Humphrey’s kindly let them borrow meters and meters of exquisite hand-made bunting to use for the wedding. The white lanterns were supplied by County Marquees.
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Each centrepiece symbolised something which the couple adored together, or a memory of something they had experienced as a couple – a place, a dish, a film, a book etc. The centrepieces were made up of either crates or bottles and jars filled with flowers from Wessex Flowers, adorned with knick-knacks, quotes and all sorts of items relating to the table’s specific theme. www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

Guests sat down to tapas already set out on the tables, followed by a delicious dinner of roast beef, which the guests were invited to carve for the themselves, all supplied and served by Crown Catering – yummy! www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

Dreams to Reality supplied the stationery on the day, whilst Becky Lord Design assisted in custom designing invitations and thank you cards for the bicycle biscuit favours. www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

Guests enjoyed a delectable rose and pistachio cake from the London Review of Books cafe at the end of the meal.www.ohsoperfect.co.uk Cake A&H (1) www.ohsoperfect.co.uk www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

Oh So Perfect were absolutely thrilled with the feedback and kind comments from guests on the night – the wedding was simply divine and a pleasure to be involved in. We wish all the best to our gorgeous couple, Annie and Humphrey!

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It’s All In The Design

One of the most exciting things on your wedding day is seeing all those grand plans, little touches and finer details come together exactly how you hoped they would, bringing your perfect day to life.

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

It’s a dream come true for any happy couple on their big day to see the wedding they’ve worked so hard on creating come to life, and even more so for us here at Oh So Perfect, as we get to transform the designs we’ve worked so hard on with our couples into a reality. If there’s ever a reward for doing your job, it’s seeing the smile on a bride’s face as she enters the room and sees the designs we worked so hard on paper and portfolio in all their finished glory for the first time!

With that in mind, we thought we’d share our original designs, the venue ‘before shots,’ and the final photos from Emma and Andy’s ‘Better Together’ wedding with you to show you an example of the Oh So Fabulous – Wedding Design process from Oh So Perfect.

Table Plan

Marquee Interior

Top Table

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Sarah and Rob ~ Modern Romance

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On Thursday 26th July 2012 Sarah Thomas married Rob Knot in an exquisite wedding held at Oldwalls Leisure in the Gower, South Wales. Oh So Perfect were delighted to be involved in the the set up and on the day coordination of Sarah and Rob’s big day…

The happy couple minutes after their marriage!

We made some pretty tissue paper floofs to decorate the outdoor swing ready for Sarah and Rob’s photos – they ended up being enjoyed by the guests as well!

The table plan was made up of vintage-style photo frames mounted on an easel, and a photo of our couple with their initials for decoration.

Sarah and Rob choose a predominately white colour scheme, with touches of black and the natural green of the floral centrepieces.

With temperatures reaching the high 20s we were lucky enough to be able to open up the marquee walls for the whole event!

The favours were sugar coated chocolates in a pretty jar adorned with lace and twine. 

Love birds on the bride and groom’s dining chair – it’s the little touches that make the difference!

The cake was made by the mother of the groom and her sister, Rob’s aunt, so pretty!

All the cupcakes and cake-pops for the evening’s desert table were made by the groom’s mother, aunt and sister.

And there were even some special guests invited to come and stay too!

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

DIY Tissue Paper Pompom Tutorial

We’ve been getting crafty at Oh So Perfect this week in preparation for Emma and Andy’s wedding in Laugharne next month. Tissue paper pompoms, or ‘floofs’ as we love to call, them are inexpensive and easy to make, yet they can add so much colour and fun to a venue.

Here’s our DIY tutorial of how to make these lovely, puffy paper balls for yourself!

You will need…

  • Tissue paper in your choice of colour (we recommend 10 sheets per pompom)
  • Scissors
  • Nylon wire (or fishing wire)
  • Floristry wire (we’ve used silver, but you could match the colour to the paper if you like!)

 Step 1

Layer up your 10 sheets of tissue paper (they should all be the same size and shape!) and begin to fold them concertina/fan-style.

Step 2

Snip off a length of the fishing wire. This will be used to hold your folded tissue paper together at the centre.

You can fold your tissue paper in half while it’s like this to help you find the middle!

Step 3

Wind the floristry wire around the centre and twist the wire together to keep it secure.

Step 4

This is a good moment to attach your length of nylon wire, as it will be a lot easier to add now then when the pompom is full. It also means you can hang it up as you begin separating the layers of paper.

Cut off your required length of nylon wire, and attach it around the floristry wire.

Fold the floristry wire over, or twist it together, to prevent the nylon wire from slipping off.

Step 5

You can now begin separating the layers of tissue paper using your hands.

You may find it easier to hang the pompom first, or ask someone to hold it up for you using the nylon wire, but we’ve illustrated this without hanging it first.

Lift the outer sheets to their highest capability.

Gently lift out the outer layers on the top and the bottom, and work your way towards the middle, pulling each inner layer out a little less each time.

The central layer shouldn’t need any tweaking at all.

Step 6

Your pompom should now be looking something like this…

Step 7

If you haven’t already hung up your pompom, now is a good time to do so. You will then be able to work on the other side with ease.

Repeat Step 5 on the other side of the pompom…

Use your hands to tidy up the areas where the two sides of the pompom meet. They don’t need to touch perfectly necessarily, as long as they all open out fairly evenly.

Step 8

Stand back and look at your pompom in all its hanging glory!!

Stay posted as next month we’ll be bringing you the full story of Emma and Andy’s wedding which we’ve designed, styled and will be coordinating  on the day, with full photos and details of how we made their special day Oh So Perfect!

Here’s some of our purple practice floofs for their wedding…

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Word Of The Day – ‘Floof’

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I have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon today at the very picturesque Broadway Country House near Laugharne in Carmarthenshire. What a gorgeous venue, and what an even more gorgeous couple I’m working with there!

Today I met with one of my current  brides and grooms, and a few of their nearest and dearest attendants, to talk about the venue design and décor for their reception at this lovely location and I think it’s fair to say that today’s word of the day was definitely ‘floof!’ 

‘Floof’ – what  a cracking word. It makes you feel just a little bit fabulous when you say it out loud doesn’t it? For anyone unsure, a floof is a tissue paper pompom ball,  and they’re looking likely to feature heavily in this particular wedding design, which means I get to keep saying it again and again… hoorah!

I’m so excited about this wedding, it truly is going to look beautiful, and I’m so lucky to be working with such a wonderful bride and groom on it – so fresh and full of creativity! My bride today even arrived armed with collages and cut outs, as well as plenty of props and photos to add some inspiration to our designs. Fantastic.

The photo above is a snap I took of the chandelier in Broadway’s orangery. I can’t wait to see it again with some added ‘floof’…

With love,
Samantha

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‘Purple, Elegant, Vintage’ Wedding Design Portfolio

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This evening finds me creating the first draft of a design portfolio ready for a meeting with one of my lovely couples this coming weekend.

My couple’s colour scheme is predominantly deep purple, and we’re focusing on the key words ‘vintage’ ‘classical’ ‘elegant’ and ‘country garden’ .

I’ve had lots of fun pinning images and ideas onto their Pinterest board and have now developed these images and the feedback from my couple into creating a portfolio to help us start pulling together the elements they like and love, to help us work together to refine their own wedding design ideas so that I can get started turning them into a reality.

Every wedding theme is a joy to work on because every wedding is so different, and the more creative the brief the more fun it can be realising the couple’s dream theme!

I have particularly enjoyed working on this particular wedding design this evening. I’ll save the full portfolio for my couple of course, but here are a few sneak peeks at some of the ideas we currently have floating around for this very pretty Carmarthenshire wedding…

L is for…

Lavender

Lanterns

and Lace

With love
Samantha x 

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I Heart Hobbycraft

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Today I have been to one of my favourite places in the world – Hobbycraft! And judging by your messages and reaction on my Facebook pages, it seems it’s a favourite for many of you too.

I love browsing the aisles for wedding craft inspiration. One of the best things about planning a DIY wedding is getting hands on and crafty, sourcing materials and ideas to create a fabulous wedding design which not only looks spectacular, but is personal and unique too.

This weekend I’ll be meeting one of my Oh So Fabulous couples to discuss plans for their wedding design, so here’s hoping another trip to my favourite crafting superstore is on the cards very, very soon!

Do you love hobbycraft? Share your DIY wedding secrets in the comment box below…

With love,
Samantha

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Oh So Fabulous – Wedding Design

Oh So Perfect – Weddings and Events are wedding planners first, and wedding bloggers second.
Here’s an example of one of our wedding planning packages ‘Oh So Fabulous- Wedding Design‘  to help you style and design your perfect wedding day.

All our wedding planning, coordination and styling packages and services are available on our website 
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The ‘Oh So Fabulous Wedding Design‘ package is the ideal service for any couple who wish to plan their own wedding, but need a little bit of help creating a style and theme to wow their guests.

Perhaps you’re struggling for inspiration and don’t feel you have the creative spark you desire; or you can’t make your mind up on just one theme from all the choices and ideas out there; maybe you’ve got a great idea but don’t know where to start in bringing it all together; or sometimes you simply haven’t got the spare time available for you to research and design your theme to perfection.

Oh So Perfect will meet with you at a time and place to suit you to discuss your ideas and thoughts so far, taking into account your venue, requirements and budget. We will then identify elements of your personalities, likes and dislikes, background, and important moments in your relationship together to help you find the theme that is oh so you.

Once you have chosen your perfect theme, we will then get to work designing plenty of ideas and suggestions to help bring together the elements of your wedding day. All the ideas will be presented to you in a portfolio for you to use to help you continue with your wedding plans on your own, knowing that you have the designs at hand to be able to communicate your needs to your suppliers in order to make sure your theme is Oh So Fabulous.

Oh So Perfect will help you design the following elements of your wedding to fit in with your chosen theme:

  • Ceremony and reception venue décor
  • Colour schemes
  • Table centrepieces
  • Flowers for attendants including bouquets and boutonnieres
  • Bride, Groom and attendants styling including outfits, accessories hair and makeup
  • Stationary
  • Cake
  • Favours and gifts

From £450
(Marquee Weddings from £575)

Book ‘Oh So Perfect’ Wedding Design and ‘Oh So Supportive’ On the Day Coordination together for the discounted starting price of £750 (marquee weddings from £995)

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Vintage-Inspired Wedding Design

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Examples of our vintage-inspired wedding design and style.

This retro suitcase, filled with vintage treasures such as an old box camera, pearls and broaches, china tea cups, poetry books, quaint lettering, retro sweeties, antique engagement rings, silk scarves and dressed with bunting, would make a beautiful focal point place on the card table, near the seating plan, or even on the wedding cake table. Dressed with real family photos of weddings in days gone by, this design allows a personal touch as family members no longer with us are involved in a special way, providing memories and conversation starters for your guests, and even working as your ‘Something Old’ element. Add some fresh flowers too to add a pretty touch of colour and sweet scent.

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