Muncelle & Jonathan – English Country Cottage

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Muncelle and Jonathan were married on Saturday 25th June in Calverton, Stony Stratford.

The wedding ceremony took place in the village church, just a few minutes walk from the bride and groom’s home where they hosted their afternoon reception in a large PapaKåta! sperry tent set out on the lawn.

The transition between tent and garden was seemsless, as guests enjoyed a gorgeous view out over the valley, and their country garden flower beds and roses bushes slipped gently in at the marquee’s edge.

Flowers adorened the dinner tables, bloomed out over oak barrels and hung from lanterns in the trees courtesy of Electric Daisy Flower Farm, who also supplied the gorgeous blush bouquets.

Dinner was a grand buffet of American vs English cuisine – celebrating Muncelle’s Southern American routes and Jonathan’s English grounding. Guests dined on an assortment of delicious canapes before tucking in to fresh sea food, salads and roasted meats. The food was made fresh in the cottage’s kitchen by local chefs Roger and John at The Fox and Hounds Whittlebury.

For dessert, a delicious three tiered cake by Sweetness & Delight Wedding Cakes caught everyone’s eye as the centrepiece on the dance floor!

Music flowed in abundance starting with the breathtaking sounds of the Polymnia Choir in church, followed by Ariella String Quartet, Trio & Duoplaying a well selected assortment of classic and popular music during the drinks reception. In the evening, guests danced the night away to live jazz band Down for the Count.

Guests travelled from Florida US and Yorkshire England to join the happy couple in a day which was simply divine.

Oh So Perfect worked with Jonathan and Muncelle for a total period of 9 months to fully plan, design and coordinate the full running of this gorgeous wedding, and it truly was a pleasure.

A huge thank you to Sarah Gawler Photography for providing us with these gorgeous photographs which so perfectly capture the details of the day.

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Sarah and Matthew – Oxford College Wedding

oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford Sarah and Matt were married on Saturday 6th August 2016, in a ceremony at The Randolph Hotel, followed by a reception at Regents Park College, in Oxford.
  oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford  Sarah and Matt treated guests all day long to good food, good drink and good fun.
 
Being an expert in wine, the bride ensured guests were spoiled with champagne to drink with their wedding cake canapés, followed by four different pairing of wine carefully chosen to match the dinner served.
  oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford  Their were also two different break out rooms available in the evening for guests to discover – one housed an old Oxford scholarly vibe with an abundance of ports, cheeses, teas, coffees, truffles, toffees and chocolates on offer, whilst on the other side of the college quad guests could loose themselves in a glittering gold wonderland of ‘Old Fashioned’ glamour with whiskey cocktails, bourbon and a. Huge pile of donuts to be devoured.
  oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford  Breath taking florals littered the outdoor quadrant, with roses and candles hanging from trees and shepherds crooks filled with posies, alongside croquet on the grass and twinkly lights in the evening branches.
 
The college dining hall was decorated in elegant cut glassware and flower arrangements with touches of blush and gold, to compliment the wall paintings of old Oxford masters.
  oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford  A DJ kept us all entertained at a wedding which felt more like an extravagant old dinner party than a day to say “I do” – but I do indeed, the sun shone beautifully on us all day long and the day was enjoyed by everyone.
  oh so perfect wedding planning coordination oxford  Oh So Perfect were delighted to be involved in the full coordination of this wedding… Congratulations to our lovely couple X 

Mahsa and Mamad at Syon Park

Last weekend I had the absolute honour of officiating the marriage of Mahsa and Mamad at South West London’s Samantha Kelsie Wedding Celebrant at Syon Park Londongorgeous venue Syon House and Park.

Mahsa and Mamad originate from Iran, and already officiated their marriage in a traditional Iranian ceremony with their families back at the end of last year. However, the pair have lived and worked in central London for over 10 years now, and so this weekend, following a quick registrar ceremony in the morning, this beautiful couple underwent a third ceremony in the glorious Great Hall of the house, with myself as their celebrant.

Although many of the guests had travelled from Iran, Austria, Canada, the US (and some even made their way out of central London on a Saturday!!), Mahsa and Mamad wanted this ceremony to be ‘typically British’ in tradition, so together we planned and wrote a simple script which incorporated a declaration of intent, traditional C of E wedding vows, and an exchanging of wedding rings. Of course, we still included the personal touches too… that’s what makes it a celebrant ceremony after all!

Mahsa looked just beautiful in her dress, and her bridesmiads all wore lilac. They were each escorted down the aisle in the historic manor hall by an usher, to greet the nervous groom. Three ceremonies in, you’d think he’d have been ised to this by now, but certainly third time’s a charm and this was the final, and most meaningful, moment to say ‘I do!’

Syon Park Wedding Celebrant Samantha Kelsie

It was a joy to be part of this lovely couple’s wedding day, and to enjoy spending a few hours in such a beautiful setting too. I can not thank the team at Syon House for being so very welcoming and accomodating on the day, and am so grateful for the gorgeous feedback received from them afterwards too:

“Dear Samantha,

We really enjoyed working with you at Syon Park last weekend. [Our event coordinators] found your sensitive and thoughtful approach very helpful – and your ceremony was lovely.

Head of Functions and Events – Syon Park”

For more information about having Samantha as your wedding celebrant, visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk, or enquire now on enquiries@ohsoperfect.co.uk

Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience – DVD!

Hey, remember that time we were on the TV being all expert and that with comedian Rhod Gilbert? Well…

The Welsh production company behind TV comedy show Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, is launching an online campaign to finally bring more of the BAFTA Cymru award winning series out on DVD.

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Zipline Creative producers Rhys and Nathan, are close to launching a Kickstarter campaign to allow fans to pre-order copies of Series 3 & 4 as a DVD boxset and in an attempt to guarantee its release.

“We’ve always wanted the show to be released on DVD, but unfortunately although we’re the producers, directors, editors, do the camera and the sound with Rhod, the rights are actually owned by a much bigger media company outside of Wales. To cut a long story short, we just haven’t been able to do it.” says Nathan.

“Usually it’s giant corporations releasing these kinds of products, so as a tiny company based in the valleys it’s going to be a real underdog battle to get it off the ground. We hope fans of the show and followers of Mr Gilbert will get involved to help us achieve our goal.”

The critically acclaimed show sees stand up comedian Rhod Gilbert try his hand at an eclectic mix of jobs with hilarious results. Since the first series aired in 2010, Rhod has experienced careers all across Wales, from Bin Man to Fighter Pilot, Zoo Keeper to Mum, Policeman to Drag Artist and more.

BKkDuSxCAAAloWeThe series 3 and 4 DVD will feature arguably some of the best episodes of the comedy show to date. Who can forget Rhod dragging a bunch of Welsh pensioners on a chocolate snorting holiday to Belgium in the Coach Tour Guide show. Or even Scott Williams’ castle and Ella May’s play doh boat from the Teacher episode.

“We’re trusting in the support of our fan base to help us get them the DVD they’ve been craving all these years!” says Rhys Waters, also a producer and director of the show.

“It’s been frustrating because we’ve repeatedly had to tell eager fans ‘we don’t know’ whenever they’ve asked us when they might be able to buy the DVD.”

208939_10151375771428932_41807911_n“Kickstarter felt like the natural choice, as aside from working with the incredibly talented and funny Mr Gilbert, one thing that’s always brilliant about Work Experience is its loyal fans. So we’re creating something that allows fans to become part of the show”, said Rhys. “We can offer a lot more than just a copy of the programmes, they’ll have their names on the DVD, DVD’s and posters signed by Rhod, alongside some genuine props and costumes.”

Some of the goodies that the team hope to offer backers include:

  • Special Kickstarter limited edition design DVD Box sets of series 3&4 with Bonus features SIGNED BY RHOD.
  • An invite to the exclusive screening of 4 selected episodes of Work Experience.
  • Rhod / Rachel’s Wig from the ‘Drag Artist’ Episode.
  • The original Give a S#!t Weddings T-Shirt from the Wedding Planner Episode.
  • Give a S#!t Weddings Car Signage from the Wedding Planner Episode.
  • Rhod’s ‘finger gym’ from the Male Model episode.
  • Rhod’s ‘Rhod Squad Scout’s Camp Badge’ from the Scout Leader episode.
  • One of Rhod’s ‘Edwards Coaches Ties’ from the Coach Tour Guide Episode.
  • A Rhod Signed original limited edition promotional poster for the series.
  • Limited edition collage wall art piece featuring all Patrick Olner’s amazing photographs commissioned for Series 3 & 4.

 

521334_522797641095370_1219139076_nOn top of this, the team will be trawling the archives for as many extras and deleted scenes as they can cram on the disk. “Since we make the show, we know the footage and original edits really well. This gives us the unique ability to create additional funny scenes and unseen moments for those who want a bit more.” Said Rhys.

Although Rhod himself is not directly involved in the Kickstarter project, he backs Rhys and Nathan’s campaign and wants to see them achieve success. “I could not believe my ears when I heard those crazy dudes Rhys and Nathan were starting this campaign, but my ears were right and they are, so I wish them all the best. I’ll lob in some signed DVD’s or boxsets, and bits of work experience memorabilia for a few dedicated investors too!”

If you think you’d like to get your hands on some of these goodies or just show some moral support keep an eye on the @rhodsworkex twitter feed or follow Zipline Creative on Facebook, or alternatively email info@ziplinecreative.co.uk to get signed up for campaign updates.

“We are offering pledges starting at £1, so there’s an opportunity for all fans to support the project if they want. Hopefully we’ll get enough people behind us, if not then we’ll disappear back behind the cameras never to be seen in public again!” Said Rhys.

“It’s a bit of an all or nothing venture. Either Kickstarter works, and we can cover the rights of the show for release, or it doesn’t and to be honest, we’re not sure what will happen next.” says Nathan.

Press Release published on http://www.ohsoperfect.co.uk – all words by Zipline Creative. Samantha from Oh So Perfect features in series 4 episode 1 – The Wedding Planner. 

Go Hen Feature: A Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner

  Oh So Perfect wedding planner Samantha gave an insight this week into what it takes to coordinate a wedding for online hen party experts Go Hen. Follow the link to read the article ‘A Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner’ on http://www.gohen.com and see Samantha’s input as a feature writer for this popular website…

 Go Hen Feature: A Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner 

Read the rest of the article online now! 

Image: GoHen.com

Shortlisted: Luxury Travel Guide – Wedding and Honey Moon Specialist Awards 2016

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We’ve been shortlisted in the  Luxury Travel Guide – Wedding and Honey Moon Specialist Awards 2016…

Fingers crossed!

Anna & Jeremy ~ Thank you

   “Dear Samantha, I just wanted to write to say a massive thank you for all of your help in the lead up to and during our wedding.  

You were absolutely amazing. I trusted you so much with the organisational side of things (and I’m not that great at trusting people to do things so that’s a real compliment!!), you were an invaluable source of advice and you were just such a calming presence – and not least, a real pleasure to have around.  

You have this wonderful way of taking charge, and giving good advice, without in any way taking over or coming across as pushy. It also made such a difference on the Friday evening knowing that you were coming in to help on the Saturday morning. I would have been running around until god knows what time on the Friday night trying to get everything done otherwise. It meant that instead I was able to relax and have a really special night in with my mum and bridesmaids – so thank you. The day went so well and we had such a lovely day.  

It goes without saying that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to friends in the future. I do hope our paths cross again. And if not, I wish you every success for the future – you’re fantastic at what you do, so I have no doubt you have many more successful weddings ahead of you!

Best wishes, Anna and Jeremy”

  
To view the full story and pictures from Anna and Jeremy’s wedding, just follow this link. 

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


 

Debbie & Mark ~ Big Fat Gangster Wedding 

   Debbie married Mark in their self-titled ‘Big Fat Gangster Wedding’ at St David’s Hotel in Cardiff, September 2015.

The guests, who were dressed in 1920s gangster attire, witnessed a unique ceremony in which the wedding rings were flown down the aisle by an owl, accompanied by a traditional Welsh Male Voice Choir.
 
Entertainment was provided by a magician and caricaturist during the drinks reception, before everyone enjoyed a sumptuous buffet of BBQ foods and salads. Guests were treated to scratch cards for favours, and rounds of ‘shot roulette’ were placed on the tables for the afternoon party. In the evening, a casino appeared in the bar and the night took a turn, true gangster style! 

Guests names were printed on tags attached to beautifully made paper flowers, and paper flowers also formed the bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids. 

Debs and Mark’s wedding was a fun-filled event from start to finish, and Oh So Perfect were delighted to provide the on the day coordination and assistance sourcing suppliers and decoration. 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 
Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning and coordination packages and services. 

 

Lucy & Tommy Bowe ~ Thank You

What a lovely card popped through our letter box today from Mr and Mrs Bowe, lovely couple Lucy and Tommy, whose wedding we coordinated in Wales back in June…
“To Samantha,

Thank you for all of your help on the run up to our wedding and especially on the day! We couldn’t have done it without you!!

All our love, Lucy and Tommy xxx

   

 

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

 

Hollie and Andrew ~ Choccywoccy Wonderland 

  
Hollie married Andrew on Saturday 29th August in a ceremony at the Woburn Hotel in Bedfordshire, followed by a reception for friends and family at Flaxbourne Gardens, Aspley Guise. 

The guests were treated to a day of Alice in Wonderland themed delights intricately woven into the set up with sweet touches such as a miniature magnifying glass table plan, tea party hand made teacup centrepieces, a cookie jar buffet, and nonsense arrows and riddles dotted about the room. 

The piece de resistance of came in the shape of a novelty, dormouse tea party cake made by legendary chocolatiers Choocywoccydoodah, which formed a central focus for many guest photographs throughout the afternoon!

Oh So Perfect we’re delighted to work with bride Hollie on an ‘as and when’ basis whilst planning her wedding, assisting with supplier meetings and some simple idea forming, and were ultimately thrilled to provide the on the day coordination for this special day.  
    
    
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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For more information about wedding planning and coordination, visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

  


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