Magdalen College Chapel & Oxford Botanic Garden – July 2023
Joanna was the on-the-day manager for our wedding and was absolutely wonderful to work with in the lead up and on the day of our wedding. She was able to solve all problems that cropped up in the weeks before the wedding (for example, the lack of drinks storage space for the night before the ceremony).
She co-ordinated the suppliers so efficiently that there was nothing for us to worry about, even though managing the Oxford Botanic Garden, not being a “traditional” wedding venue, required a fair amount of organisation! She was in the wedding marquee the night before the wedding and from the early morning the next day, making sure everything runs smoothly. Having Joanna with us made it so much easier to us to enjoy our wedding day to the fullest.
We had the most wonderful and stress-free day – thank you, Joanna!
Klara and William
Wadham College Oxford & Cherwell Boathouse – August 2023
We will obviously be leaving glowing reviews online/on social media about how wonderful it has been to work with you but wanted to send a personal note to say we cannot thank you enough for everything you did to ensure our wedding day went smoothly! You’ve been so wonderfully kind, patient, and provided such an incredible peace of mind and guidance in the midst of our most stressful moments wedding planning.
Yesterday was completely perfect, and you played such a big part in that, and we so appreciated all the moments you jumped in to help us, provide advice, or wrangle guests on the bus!
I am just in utter awe of your organization and completely calm demeanour during the chaos and stressful moments of a wedding day. I just so appreciated you being there to hold my bouquet, or it was absolutely fantastic when I would have a question or concern and you were right there to help as if by magic. You may have a few future wedding couples reaching out to you because anytime someone said the day was going so smoothly, I started a five minute speech about how incredible you are, and how one of the best wedding decisions we made was booking a wedding co-ordinator.
Thank you so much!
With love, Adrianna & James
Foxhill Manor – July 2023
Joanna was instrumental in realizing our wedding vision and having the entire weekend executed exactly how we pictured it. As a US-based bride planning a destination wedding in the Cotswolds, having a local planner who could coordinate in the same time zone & who could be on-site was truly invaluable.
We had an entire weekend of events, starting with a Thursday night intimate dinner party, followed by Friday Clay Pigeon Shooting and a Welcome Dinner in the evening at a local pub, the wedding on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday, so there were a lot of details that needed to be planned. Joanna was my partner throughout the entire process, keeping track of everything and helping with venue selection, styling, vendor correspondence and management. She let me take the lead on the creative aspects that I enjoyed, giving her opinion and advice, and was able to direct the details that I was less familiar with, such as the right table size, transportation, hiring the dance floor, and renting lighting for the band.
Joanna has a very calming nature and she was able to help me focus on the details that were really important to have a magical experience for our guests. In the months leading up to the wedding, she was always responsive on email, and no question was too silly for her to help us answer. During the wedding weekend, I was able to really relax and enjoy, because I knew Joanna was managing the schedule and all of the vendors / moving parts.
We’re very pleased that we chose Joanna as our planner and would highly recommend her services. Joanna, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your help – we couldn’t have been happier with the entire weekend!
You were an absolute lifesaver – your idea for the change in the ceremony location was genius and made me so much more comfortable. Thank you for being on top of everything and making the whole weekend run so seamlessly. It was such a perfect blend of English and American traditions and was so personal and intimate, which was exactly what we wanted. It really surpassed all of my expectations- which as you know were incredibly high 😊
Katie & James
Partial Planning – private home – Dorney – May 2023
Thank you Joanna for everything you did for Ben and I. Finding you was honestly the best thing to happen to us in the wedding planning process, you were like our fairy godmother! I would highly recommend Joanna to any couples looking for help with planning their wedding. Joanna is highly knowledgable, skilled and professional and I know our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without her! Above all else, it was a real pleasure to work with Joanna. Your wedding day is such a personal and emotional day and I was so glad to have Joanna to help us make it everything that we both dreamed of!
Thank you thank you thank you Joanna for everything! I cannot thank you enough!! Every bride needs you on their wedding day! x
Louise & Ben
Partial Planning – July 2022 – Ardington House
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
Joint 50th and 21st birthday party – full planning – private home in Buckinghamshire – August 2022
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.
Wedding Day Management – September 2021 – St. Edmund Hall, Oxford
“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!”
Oxford Wedding – Partial Planning – Bodleian Library – June 2019
Apologies for the slow reply! 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 🙂
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!
Elena and Pablo
Wedding Day Management – August 2022 – private home in Oxfordshire
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.