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 

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Wedding Speech Guru :: Best Man Boot Camp

A nationwide survey* commissioned by Wedding Speech Guru, reveals that Britain could be heading towards a shortage of best men. Almost half of the UK male population – 43% – would consider turning down the opportunity to be best man because they are so nervous about the prospect of making a speech.

And their nerves would seem to be well-founded. Almost three quarters (74%) of the 2,000 people questioned said that speeches can make or break the wedding. And 79% say that they feel sorry for the best man because of the pressure the speech brings…
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Nearly six out of ten (56%) said that they have heard embarrassing and inappropriate wedding speeches, over a third (35%) have been to weddings ruined by drunken speeches and a third of 18-34 year olds are ashamed of their wedding speech.
With so many best men getting it wrong, Wedding Speech Guru is organising Best Men Boot Camp – a workshop to help men talk about a bridegroom with truth and humour, rather than embarrass him with cheap jokes.
“What many best men don’t realise is that rather than embarrassing the groom, the main purpose of their speech is to commend their friend to the guests,” said Robin Bayley, author and founder of Wedding Speech Guru. Once wedding guests see that a speech is coming from a place of love and respect, they are much more likely to respond with laughter.
At the boot camp, which is being held in central London on July 16th, the best men will learn how to gather their material, hone it into stories that illustrate the groom’s character, and practise delivery in front of the other best men.
But if best men aren’t willing to step up to the plate, it seems that women are. One in five – 20% – of UK weddings have best women rather than best men. Women are judged to make better, less cringe-worthy speeches, less likely to get drunk and also to steer clear of rude jokes about the bride.
62% of Londoners think that it should be normal for women to make wedding speeches, and 57% said that women are more natural because men try too hard to be funny. Nationally 53% of 24-34 year olds believe that women’s wedding speeches are better than men’s.
*Nationwide survey by Populus, March 2016. 2,000 respondents, aged 18+

Wedding Speech Guru was founded by author, life coach and serial best man, Robin Bayley.

Wedding Speech Guru’s mission is to ensure that speeches honour the bride and groom and come from a place of affection and emotional truth. Alongside group workshops, such as Best Man Boot Camp Wedding Speech Guru provides tailor made, one-to-one speech coaching for anyone making a wedding speech. Robin helped to set up Wedding TV in 2008 and is a registered minister, licensed to conduct weddings in California. He has just been asked to be best man for the sixth time.

For more information contact Robin
07985919856
robin@weddingspeechguru.co.uk
or visit
www.weddingspeechguru.co.uk

 

Post written by Robin Bayley and publised on www.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. 

The UK’s Best Wedding Planners chosen by GoHen.com

   
We’re delighted to be listed amongst the UK’s top wedding planners by expert Hen Party People – GoHen.com! 

This week the GoHen.com blog have listed who they considered to be the best wedding planners in the UK in 2015 , and Oh So Perfect is counted amongst them…. oh of course! 

You can view the full article by following this link. 

Wedding Ceremonies with Oh So Perfect! 

*Announcement!*

Oh So Perfect are thrilled today to announce that as well as full wedding and event planning services, we are now proud to offer personal Wedding Ceremony services too!

Our wedding planner Samantha is now a fully trained Marriage and Family Celebrant, offering bespokely written and officiated ceremonies for weddings, commitments, same-sex marriages, renewal of vows and even baby naming ceremonies.

She is also a certified member of The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

More information can be found on a dedicated page on our website: http://www.ohsoperfect.co.uk/oh-so-perfect-wedding-celebrant.html

Or visit our sister site UKCelebrant.co.uk for more information about What is a Celebrant? and the services we offer.

   

Sharon Wake-Walker ~ Thank You

  

“I want to say a very huge thank you for all your help, patience and calm reassurance before, during and after Rosie and Al’s wedding.

I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you and your assistants. You went above and beyond the call of duty and I can only say how very grateful and appreciative we all were of your support.

It is so sad to say goodbye to all the people who have helped us along the way to make Saturday such a success, but I hope our paths will cross again soon. I feel you have become a friend, and I shall miss you.

Best wishes for all continued success in the future with your company and I certainly will be passing on your details to everyone.  

Love Sharon”
Mother of the Bride (Rosie & Al)
 
 
Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning and coordination packages and services. 


 

Rosie and Al ~ Elephants and Sperry Tents


Rosie and Al were married in St Mary’s Church, Wimbledon, on 1st August 2015.

They celebrated their marriage with friends and family in a beautiful collection of rustic tents set amongst the roses of the Italian Garden in Cannizaro Gardens, Wimbledon Park.

The tents were decorated with ivy, roses, sweetpeas, hessian, and ceramic elephants, a nod to the water colour elephants illustrated on the stationery. The centrepiece of the drinks reception came in the shape of a rustic three tier naked cake, peppered with fresh berries and fragrant petals.

Guests sipped rose champagne and listened to jazz on the lawn, before embarking upon a glamorous dinner of posh sausages and mash, accompanied by thoughtfully selected favours of tomato ketchup in personalised bottles.

The couple honoured their family’s favourite football teams – Arsenal and Tottenham – in the table names, and gifted guests with shot glasses for a good humoured spot of rivalry!

Oh So Perfect we’re honoured to assist with the on the day coordination of this wedding, and supported the family with additional planning advice during the earlier planning stages.

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


 

Anna and Jeremy by Barker Evans Photography

We were delighted here at Perfect HQ this afternoon to discover a collection of such gorgeous photographs by Barker Evans Photography featured on their blog today, shot at Anna & Jeremy’s wedding back in August.

How wonderful it is to look back at one of our weddings captured so very beautifully on film, the joy and emotion in each shot is just precious!

  
Thank you also to Harley and Susie for the mention of Oh So Perfect – we absolutely adored styling and coordinating this wedding!

You can view the full blog post on Barker Evans blog by following this link.

Bride Anna also left us a glowing review onine today…

I couldn’t recommend Samantha from Oh So Perfect weddings more! Samantha helped us with the on the day coordination and was such a great source of knowledge and help with the final planning. Samantha is professional, extremely organised and fantastic as what she does – but also a real pleasure to be around and a very calming presence! Enlisting Samantha’s help with the final prep for our wedding and on the day coordination was the best decision we made! Thank you Samantha!! X

You’re oh so welcome, Anna! x

Image: Barker Evans 

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


 

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. 

 

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