First Class Weddings, Impeccably Planned
AP are award-winning wedding designers with a passion for creating stylish and exquisite weddings. We are also one of the most experienced team of planners in the UK who specialise in these once-in-a-lifetime events! In an increasingly crowded industry where it is becoming harder for couples to distinguish between one planner and the next, AP are truly unique.
A strong local client-base in London, Surrey and the Home Counties belies the fact that we operate nationally and internationally. Over the years we have developed close links with the UK’s finest venues and suppliers, who will always go the extra mile for our couples. But for us it doesn’t stop at the border(!), as we have an extensive network of exceptional venues and suppliers in Italy, Greece and Croatia, should you be considering a destination wedding overseas.
For more details about our wedding planning services, do take a quick look at the following page: Our Services. Or to book a consultation, just give us a call or click the button below. We are waiting for you!
Alongside our design, coordination and planning services we also run popular courses for aspiring wedding planners. Visit our Academy section for further details.
And in our ever-so-limited spare time (!!) we write a blog offering free advice, ideas and practical tips as well as showcasing some of the finest venues and suppliers in the country.
Meet The Team!
Name: Sam Ketterer
Experience: Designing & planning since 2003
Colour Scheme: Klein blue, silver & titanium
Dress Designer/s: Ines Di Santo, Marchesa, Wang
Entertaining Guests: Bubbly & blinis, fire performers, top funky house band
Honeymoon Destination: South Pacific
Free Time: With 3 children, Sky, Finley & Phoenix, it’s all about family!
Name: Marina Nazarova
Experience: approaching 15 years in the industry!
Colour Scheme: Poppy, coral & light green
Dress Designer/s: Eli Saab, De La Renta
Entertaining Guests: Comedy waiters… great wedding entertainment!
Honeymoon Destination: India
Free Time: What free time would that be then!?
Name: Ed Close
Experience: Started at AP in 2005
Colour Scheme: Cherry, moonlight and tangerine
Dress Designer/s: Viktor & Rolf, Keveza
Entertaining Guests: First class catering and a top live band
Honeymoon Destination: Mauritius
Free Time: Eating out, 5-a-side, gym
Name: Toni Giles
Role: All Round Specialist!
Experience: Came to AP in 2009
Colour Scheme: Dark raspberry, chocolate, forest green and silver
Dress Designer/s: Currently Tornai & Zunino @ Kleinfeld
Entertaining Guests: Fireworks always go down a treat
Honeymoon Destination: South of France
Free Time: Reading, eating out, trips abroad
Getting Married? We're Here To Help!
Excerpt from an interview with careers website, My Job Search.
When Sam and Marina got engaged in 2003, little did they know that they would both soon be following very different career paths!
Sam has a degree in Philosophy and a background in publishing, whilst Marina has a degree in Business & Marketing and a background in catering. But when they started to plan their own wedding they fell in love with the task in hand and began to contemplate setting up their own wedding planning business. A few months later Absolute Perfection was born!
The foundations for the business were laid during the dark winter months in late 2003 and early 2004. At the time they were holding down their own jobs, setting up a new business and planning their own wedding, all at the same time.
“It was the start of the 70 hour a week,” explained Sam, “that rolled on for almost 6 months!”
“Our very first client was booked in March 2004 – an American couple living in Colorado who wanted a simple humanist wedding on the Isle of Mann. It was a small budget, only a handful of guests attended and we didn’t make any money from it. However it was a beautiful wedding that we designed and planned it as if it was our own.”
“We still approach and manage each wedding today in exactly the same way we did our first wedding on the Isle of Mann all those years ago. It is an approach that has become deeply ingrained within the company.”