First Class Weddings, Impeccably Planned
Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering our services!
AP are award-winning, luxury wedding designers specialising in stylish and exceptional weddings. Established in 2004, we are one of the most experienced team of planners in the UK and pride ourselves upon delivering a first class service to our clientele worldwide.
Over the years we have forged close links with countless incredible venues and talented suppliers, many of whom will go the extra mile for our discerning clients. From walking down the aisle in a Mauro Adami bridal dress to arriving at the venue in style in a Sikorsky helicopter, we are proud to possess one of the finest venue and supplier databases in the industry.
With offices in London and Surrey, we operate across the UK and Europe too. But no matter where you reside or where you wish to get married, our number one priority is to ensure your engagement remains stress-free and your wedding day… Absolute Perfection.
For more information on how we operate, please take a look at Our Services.
If you would like a quick quote, click the link at the top of the page.
And for you old school, please call us on 0207 112 8008 (strictly clients/potential clients only).
Alongside our design, coordination and planning services we also run popular courses for aspiring wedding planners. Visit our Academy section for further details.
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: Fairground rides and comedy waiters… great 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
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Excerpt from careers website, My Job Search.
When Sam and Marina got engaged, 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 planning their own wedding they fell in love with the task in hand and began contemplating setting up their own wedding planning business. A short while later Absolute Perfection was born.
The foundations were laid during the dark winter months in 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. But it was a beautiful wedding that we designed and planned it as if it was our own.”
“Today we still approach each wedding in exactly the same way… It’s an approach that is deeply ingrained within the company.”