Joanna Wilford Weddings & Events
Classic countryside celebrations for city-dwellers and lovers of luxury
Soak in the quintessentially fun elements of planning your big day and I’ll do the rest!
I help people with jam-packed schedules craft the bespoke day of their dreams using meticulous attention to detail and impeccable efficiency.
Seeking freedom, elegance and joy for your wedding away from the hubbub of the city?
Allow me to step in, master the organisational challenges and create a spectacular countryside celebration that exudes beauty, elegance and charm.
A momentous day that runs seamlessly and effortlessly from start to finish is everything you dream of – yet your stuffed-at-the-seams schedule doesn’t leave too much wriggle room for the planning you’d love to do!
Does this sound familiar?
Imagine handing over the logistics of your big day to somebody who values attention to detail and bespoke touches just as much as you do…
I’m Joanna, and I would be delighted to piece together the puzzle of your luxury celebration!
As an Oxfordshire based wedding and event planner, also covering Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire and Berkshire, I specialise in marquee weddings and parties in the countryside.
Engineering the moving parts of a fabulous event brings me sheer joy – when every detail fits together to create a flawless, finished picture I feel such a buzz. The cherry on top of the cake is watching an elated married couple soak in every ounce of magic that flows so effortlessly on the most special day of their life!
Planning dinners, garden parties and elegant balls for senior members of the Bar and Judiciary was my former corporate job, and now my role as an independent weddings and events planner allows me to work from a place of freedom, whilst helping others create utterly seamless and spectacular celebrations!
My inner perfectionist bubbles with excitement when double checking every last nuance of your day. Ensuring every element is executed meticulously is my style in a nutshell.
I carefully plan bespoke, luxurious countryside weddings and events, to provide you with freedom to enjoy the parts of planning that you love!
Learn more about me here and discover how I can help you with your bespoke celebration.
Explore my two bespoke services – partial planning and full planning to see which is the right fit for you.
From our very first phone call I knew that Joanna would be absolutely amazing and exactly who I needed to help pull off my perfect day. Throughout the entire process she went above and beyond to help me with any questions or problems that I came up against, however great or small, and kept things running smoothly. Joanna is exceptionally organised and practical but without being at all bossy or intimidating - I felt completely at ease running through plans with her and discussing various options and never felt swayed away from my vision. Three days before the wedding day we had a huge problem with our marquee and Joanna (despite being at the hairdressers at the time!!) flew straight over armed with solutions and comforting words, it was exactly what I needed and I am so grateful to her. On the day itself Joanna was busy everywhere but also almost completely invisible - a true pro. Thank you again Joanna, you were an absolute star and a pleasure to work with.
Wedding Day Management - September 2022
Joanna, we feel incredibly lucky to have found you early in our wedding planning journey. You’ve been absolutely wonderful.
We’ve so appreciated your attention to detail, confident & calm demeanor, knowledge of suppliers, flexibility, understanding of us as a couple, and positive outlook.
You struck the perfect balance of ensuring our personalities & vision came to life, while steering us on best practice and sharing ideas. All of our suppliers loved working with you and appreciated your proactive, efficient communications to ensure everyone was prepped.
Thank you so much for all of your help, you really went above & beyond for us and it made the planning process so much more manageable, knowing we could lean on you for help, no matter how big or small the ask. Our wedding day was incredible and a day we’ll cherish forever, and that’s largely thanks to your invaluable support as our wedding planner.
Will & Amelie x
Partial Planning – July 2022
My husband and I would wholeheartedly recommend Joanna to all prospective brides and grooms. We found the month before the wedding to be the most stressful time, and having someone as experienced and organised as Joanna on board was incredibly reassuring. Joanna knew all of our local suppliers well and, alongside providing recommendations, she was also great at coordinating with them in the build up to the big day to ensure everything ran seamlessly. In addition, having Joanna around on the day itself was a great relief as it meant that me, my husband, and our friends and family could all focus on celebrating the occasion!
Wedding Day Management – September 2021
I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and support. The evening was a resounding success and our friends were blown away by the whole thing. Most of all, the family had a ball!! With such a superb team of people making it all come together, even I could relax and have a good time. Many thanks indeed.
Joint 50th and 21st birthday party – Full Planning
Pablo and I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all your help with our wedding. We had a blast on the day and it has taken us a while to recover 🙂
Elena and Pablo
Oxford Wedding – Partial Planning – June 2019
Just to say a huge thank you for your help on Saturday! We really got to enjoy the day without thinking about anything at all and I know there was a lot going on behind the scenes!
We can say a proper thank you next weekend at Henry and Camilla’s wedding!
Oxford Wedding – Wedding Day Management – August 2021
Discover your perfect package here and explore each and every intricate detail I can handle for you.
Are you ready to work closely with me to intricately plan your elegant, luxurious countryside event?
I’d love to hear all about your visions and provide you with a crystal clear plan right away.
Email me at email@example.com to get started