Saturday, 4 August 2012

A perfect tea party for any mad hatter

The wedding of Elizabeth and Oliver Cordell, Chettle House, Dorset.

Quote from the bride and groom: 
"Plan Me Perfect was fantastic. It really was a day to remember.
The team worked with us to make our ideas come to life and we never felt that it wasn’t our day. The mood boards were amazing and I loved all of the styles they suggested, but we decided on a vintage Alice in Wonderland theme, with afternoon tea. Jo and Kelley thought of everything and were so creative, suggesting things and finding props that we would never have thought of.
They were always on hand to ask questions and nothing was ever too much trouble. They did everything from the overall design of the day, the invitations, set up the day before and were there on the day to make sure our wedding went just as we wanted it to. Without their help, our day wouldn’t have been such a success. We had the perfect day and made friends for life.
We were truly blown away. "

 Elizabeth and Oliver contacted Plan Me Perfect 13 months before their big day. They had a few venues in mind but were still waiting to make a final decision. We met at their home in Thorndon park, Ingrave and discussed some of their ideas. The original brief was a Black and white, classic 1960's, mad men theme which the Plan Me Perfect team loved. They also talked of a possible high tea as they were considering having a marquee, this then led to talks of perhaps having a high tea, Alice in Wonderland theme.

Plan Me Perfect like to make sure that our clients have the best wedding possible, so we take their initial suggestions and build on them, so that we can help create the best day possible. In this case we took the 1960's theme and introduced diamonds and pearls to give it an elegant feel. With the Alice in wonderland theme instead of the typical Alice, black, red and blue colours, we gave it a vintage twist by introducing pale blues, pinks, creams and lilacs. All of which were very well received, to the point that the couldn't decide which they liked best!

After presenting our mood boards showing both concepts and lots of discussions the decision was made to go with the Alice in Wonderland theme. As per our leg work service we then went away and started planning how this theme was going to work at their stunning venue. Plan me Perfect had a great time planning the decor for this wedding, rummaging through vintage markets and boot sales to find the perfect props. Working closely with A Bunch of Florists there were many great ideas brought to the table and most of which were accepted by the bride and groom.

We worked closely with the bride and groom to ensure we were working to their budget and tried to get he very best price we could for all requirements. We had regular meetings with Liz and Ollie and really enjoyed getting to know such a great couple which made us even more excited for their big day.

We had to add this photo of Liz's face when she first saw the decorated marquee.

And after 13months of planning, the big day was finally here. They had chosen the stunning venue of Chettle House in Dorset, a beautiful Queen Anne Manor House which was surrounded by gorgeous gardens. Due to the venue being quite far away it meant that there were far more logistics involved for PMP, so it was an early start, all hands on deck and time to get behind the wheel of a giant van! The weather was forecasting showers so we had to time everything well so that everything was in the marquee ready to put up.

When it came to the bride and groom arriving, the sun was shining and the day went perfectly.
Liz was a stunning bride and Oliver looked so proud and happy.

All in all a great day for a great couple. Plan Me Perfect wish you all the very best and a very happy future as Mr and Mrs Cordell. xx

Photographs by Nick and Plan Me Perfect. Flowers by A bunch of florists, vintage crockery and china by Miss Dollys. Styling and decor by Plan Me Perfect.

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