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. 

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Anna & Jeremy ~ Suitcases and Canoes 

 Anna and Jeremy were married at St Cynog’s church, Boughrood on Saturday 15th August 2015, followed by a reception and wedding breakfast at Felin Newydd House, Llandefalle.

The theme of the wedding was elegant, rustic, with a hint of travel – a nod towards the many countries Anna and Jeremy have visited around the world together, both with work and leisure, and a tribute to their expat life in Grand Cayman.

Anna, Jeremy and Oh So Perfect’s wedding planner Samantha worked very closely together for several months to create and perfect the style of the day, pulling together ideas and designing feature displays which included vintage suitcases, rustic crates, flowers, candles and an old map of the world hosting the table plan.

Together we designed an outdoor breakout area, which centred around a rustic canoe and old whiskey barrels. During the day, the canoe was filled with beers from around the world for guests to enjoy at their leisure, and in the evening we converted this display into a feature whiskey, port and cigar bar.

Guests were given little bottles of cocktails at their tables, individually designed to match the country the table was named after, and handmade wooden napkin rings whittled and produced by the father of the groom were offered out as keepsakes. The wedding cake was lovingly made by a cousin of the bride.

There was a relaxed vibe to the whole day, with dinner and music, and a special treat performance of a brass quintet with the groom himself playing the tuba. The next day, guests rekindled on the grass outside Felin Newydd House for a hangover-hog roast, enjoyed by many!

Oh So Perfect were delighted to have assisted in the overall planning, styling and design, and weekend coordination of this beautiful wedding, working from people afar with our international couple based in Cayman for 9 months leading up to the big day….
Congratulations Anna and Jeremy! X

    
    
      

    
    
    
    
    
    
 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 
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Emma and Andrew ~ Better Together

Oh So Perfect – Wedding and Event Portfolio

On Saturday 4th August 2012 Emma Borland married Andrew Morris in a bunting-filled wedding held at Broadway Country House in Laugharne, South Wales.Oh So Perfect were delighted to be involved in the overall design, set up and on the day coordination of Emma and Andy’s big day…

Oh So Perfect’s wedding coordinator Samantha and her assistant Christina set up the bunting which had been specially designed and created by Emma Bunting for this wedding, based on our wedding styling designs. Here we are setting up the bunting, pompoms and all the little pieces that went together to compliment the wedding theme…

We love being able to show our couples around the marquee before the guests enter for the wedding breakfast. Emma and Andy were over the moon with the overall look they had dreamed of – there were audible gasps of ‘wow’ as they entered for the big reveal! 

And the finishing touches…

We used the name of Emma and Andrew’s first dance for the bunting on the top table…

The favours table consisted of jars of jams and chutneys for guests to take home, which had been made by the mother of the groom.

Oh So Perfect and Samantha would like to extend a huge thank you to our set up  assistants Christina and Mark, who did a fantastic job helping make Emma and Andrew’s dream wedding come to life. Also, thank you to Mark for taking such wonderful photos for our blog and portfolio. All photos credited to Mark Hawkins Photography.

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

Getting to grips with Pinterest

Diary of a Wedding Planner

I joined popular website Pinterest quite a few months ago, but have been forever putting off using it, mainly due to the fact that I was slightly clueless as to what I’m actually meant to do with it…

However, this week I have decided that it really is the time to for me to finally get to grips with this little ‘pin thing’ – especially since I keep receiving emails to let me know that another person has started ‘following’ me and I feel slightly guilty that I’m not providing them with anything to follow!

So here I am – giving it a go.

I have decided to use it primarily as a handy online tool to share ideas with my current Oh So Perfect couples when working on their own wedding design. I will create a board for each of my Oh So Fabulous Wedding Design couples, and allow them the ability to add to it also, so together we can share thoughts and images at the touch of a button. Not only will it make it much easier for me to share ideas and inspiration online with my brides and grooms quickly without too much back and forth emailing, it will also give me an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with others in the wedding industry too.

Give it another few weeks and I’ll be a pro, I’m sure!

Here’s my profile address if you’d care to join me in my new pinning adventure… pinterest.com/ohsoperfect

With love
Samantha x 

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