Kate and Richard ~ Dinner Party in the Forest

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On Saturday 15th September 2012 Kate Lamont married Richard Turney in an exqusite Edwardian-inspired ‘dinner party in the forest’ themed wedding held in a marquee in a field near Aberporth, West Wales, overlooking the glorious Cardigan Bay.Oh So Perfect were delighted to be involved in the overall set up and on the day coordination of Kate and Richard’s special day…

The bride and her father travelled to the church in Kate’s uncle’s Rolls Royce. After the ceremony, Kate and Richard headed back to the venue in her step-father’s very own vintage Jaguar E-type.

A little spot of rain in the afternoon did nothing to dampen the happy couple’s spirits – it meant the guests could use their personalised wedding umbrellas!

Inside the marquee our couple’s vision of indoors meets outdoors came to life spectacularly! We brought in real trees, oil paintings, cut glass and vintage wine decanters galore to create a feeling of an Edwardian dinner party in the forest…

The favours were little bottles of olive oils produced from the mother of the bride’s home in Italy. The menu consisted entirely of locally sourced Welsh produce, all of which was mapped out inside the menu cards for guests to see.

The tables were named after some of Kate and Richard’s favourite pubs across the UK, all of which held treasured memories for them. 

The cake was decorated with royal icing and hand-made sugarcraft hydrangeas – they look so real!

As day turned to night, the marquee lit up spectacularly, adding more magic to this forest fantasy…

Then, as night fell, guests could indulge in the candle-lit whisky tipi which was stocked full of Penderyn whisky and a warm Welsh welcome… the guests partied ’til dawn!

Even the bride’s favourite teddy bear stayed up all night!

You can read our testimonial from the Mother of the Bride, Dr Ann Canham, here.

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Kit Box – check! Clipboard – check! Wedding Planner – check!

Diary of a Wedding Planner

Eeeek! I love this bit before a wedding, when you’re all packed and ready to go… Everything is in place, ready and sorted for this weekend’s marquee wedding in rural West Wales and now I can’t wait to load up the car and go join the fun!

The marquee is set up, the caterers are on site, and as I write this I’m just waiting on a last minute delivery of vintage cut glass decanters to compliment the ‘Downton Abbey in the Trees’ theme of this weekend’s wedding.

It’s going to be truly beautiful – imagine elegant tableware, crisp linens, various shades of blue, with silver gilt frames and candelabras, hydrangeas galore and, oh yes, some trees thrown into the mixture too, bringing outside and inside together in a range of marquees and tipis perched on the cliffs of Cardigan Bay overlooking the Irish sea and the Lleyn Peninsula – and if the weather really holds out we may even see Ireland in the distance too…

My kit box is all packed and the clipboard is loaded up with details, to-do lists, and all the information of the various suppliers set to join us Saturday morning to turn this couple’s dream into a reality. All I have to do now is get there too and the fun can really begin, so fingers crossed no huge dramas surface along the way!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

With love,
Samantha x

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