Welcome! My name is Jeni and I am the heart and soul of Vanilla Rose Weddings. My signature design aesthetic is romantic, garden-inspired, sophisticated, yet timeless. I believe weddings should be approachable, not stuffy, and I love to always include a variety of textures, colours and scents to bring depth to my designs. I am lucky to live in a beautiful part of England with rolling countryside, in Oxfordshire, and so I am always filled with inspiration from my surroundings of the great outdoors. Most of all, I create experiences that tell your story; my approach to crafting inspirational celebrations begins with truly getting to know you both as a couple, allowing me to build a wedding day which highlights the magic of your personalities.
I love working with people, and have a passion for perfection, so I strive to make our planning journey together a joy, and to curate a wedding which evokes true heartfelt emotion and creates cherished memories to last a lifetime. Although I hugely enjoy the design element of planning a wedding, my favourite part is forming a strong bond with each of my couples so I can truly tell their story through their wedding celebrations. It’s incredibly rewarding to see my designs and plans come to life at each wedding, and to ensure that every one of my couples have the most amazing day. It really is the best feeling ever! I feel honoured to have formed lasting friendships with many of my clients, and those precious few moments with my Bride just as she is about to walk down the aisle towards her Beau are definitely right up there on my list of joys!
Following a successful career as an Events Manager for the Film Industry in London, my journey as a Wedding Planner began in 2012. My calm demeanour, meticulous attention to detail, and creative vision all play their part in enabling me to pull off a flawlessly executed event for each and every one of my clients. Since founding VRW, my work has been featured in The Knot, OnceWed, Magnolia Rouge, Rock My Wedding, and B.LOVED, to name a few. It’s rewarding to look back and see how much my business and I have grown over the years, but I am also so excited for what the future holds. The best is yet to come!
“We had the pleasure of working with Jeni for Jamie & Christian’s wedding at Voewood House in Norfolk. From the beginning of the planning process through to the delivery of the wedding, Jeni was an absolute joy to work with; always organised and professional with the most fantastic creative flair. The wedding looked simply breathtaking”
Florentina Catering | Voewood
Up close & Personal…
After spending my childhood and University years on the South Coast in Dorset, followed by a number of years in London, I have lived in the heart of beautiful Oxfordshire with my husband Chris for 8 years, and we have two children; Bella and Leo.
A few things I love:
Holidays. I love to travel! My favourite destinations are Cape Town, San Francisco, and Greece
Cocktails. My husband makes the BEST Lychee & Rose Martinis!
Candles. I love that a scent can evoke so many fond memories. My favourites are Neom Tranquility and Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede
Music. I have a hugely eclectic taste, but I am unashamedly a lifelong Elton John fan, and have seen him live many times - most recently in Amsterdam!
Brunch. Poached eggs and avocado. Especially with friends and family, and even better if it’s been made for me!
Baking. Despite the point above, I love to bake at home, and luckily my daughter loves it too - although mostly just to lick the spoon!
"I didn’t realise I needed a Wedding Planner until I met Jeni. She has been a huge help and the voice of reason. Jeni brought all of our dreams to life, and we’ll miss her! "
Hailey & Michael | Aynhoe Park