Real Weddings

Real Wedding | Alexia & Jon

Over the coming weeks I’ll be sharing some of my favourite weddings planned by Vanilla Rose Weddings. 2015 will bring my fourth summer as an independent Wedding Planner in Oxfordshire, and over the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to work with some truly lovely couples in planning their special day.

Today’s couple is Alexia and Jon, who got married in Berkshire last July. With a Greek Bride and American Groom, their wedding day was a fusion of both cultures within a quintessential English setting. I worked closely with Alexia and Jon for four months in the lead up to their wedding day in bringing together their vision of an effortlessly styled English country wedding to share with their closest friends and family.

Event Planning, Design & Styling: Vanilla Rose Weddings | Photography: Andy Rapkins Photography | Floral Design: Foxgloves & Roses | Wedding Cake: Melissa Woodland Cakes | Hair & Makeup: Claire Hanson | Prop Hire: Mabel & Rose


“Little did I know when I came across Vanilla Rose Weddings on the UKAWP (UK Alliance of Wedding Planners) website that this would be the most defining moment of my nine-month wedding planning journey. Jeni took our vision of an English countryside, romantic wedding and turned it into one of the most memorable events, not only for my husband and me, but also for all of our guests. Her organization and resourcing skills are exceptional as are her communication abilities and encouraging smile. From the moment I first spoke to her on the phone I felt safe and reassured and she proved to be tough when necessary but also greatly imaginative and resourceful. The result was stunning! My husband and I got exactly what we had hoped for and then some. In the end, everything held together beautifully and we were able to enjoy our special day completely stress-free. We owe a big “thank you” to Jeni for being everything a couple can wish for when it comes to their wedding planner.” Alexia | The Bride