Four Weddings and a Fine Time at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

In 1994 the iconic film, Four Weddings and a Funeral was filmed  at the stunning Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa. This included scenes shot in the original Robert Adam designed ballroom as well as one of the bedroom suites where Hugh Grant is found hiding in a wardrobe. Elite Hotels owns 4 of the country’s grandest hotels including Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Tylney Hall Hotel, The Grand Hotel Eastbourne and Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa.

Tying in with the Four Weddings theme, a major marketing initiative was developed to generate awareness of the four hotels magnificent setting as wedding venues.

On the 1st March 2104, Luton Hoo hosted a ‘Real Wedding’ event in the mansion house and invited a number of key Editors & Journalists from You & Your Wedding, Perfect Wedding Magazine, Sunday Express Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Your Herts & Beds Wedding Magazine and Ultimate Wedding Magazine.

We were honoured to have been invited as one the key recommended suppliers to Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa to participate in this event. Our brief was that this needed to be photographed as if it was a real wedding, with actors playing the role of Bride & Groom, Mother & Father of the Bride and Mother of the Groom, Bridesmaid and Best Man.

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We will leave the story of the day to the journalists, however you can view the event Slideshow here;

 

Once you have viewed the slideshow, take a look at the Highlight Video produced by Ultimate Visuals

 

Finally you can view the full online Photo Album of the event Here

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The password for access to the Online Photo Album is: hughgrant

The event was a huge success and featured a stunning dress designed and supplied by the multi award winning Ritva Westenius.

Floral Displays, Bouquets & Buttonaire supplied by Wedding Venue Decorators.

The Wedding Cake was supplied by Cakes by Shelly.

Music was provided by Ariella Strings.

Celebrant; Bernadette French

Ice Sculpture provided by Global Ice Sculptures

Videography by Ultimate Visuals

Toastmaster – Robin Powell

Photography by Belle Momenti Photography

We all had a great day working as a seamless team and the resulting images and video are testament to what a fabulous wedding venue Luton Hoo Hotel really is.

We look forward to the next instalment of Four Weddings and a Fine Time at…

If you would like to learn more about this project or our wedding packages then please contact either Andre or Suzanne on 01462 416369 or visit our website at www.bellemomenti.com.

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BRIDE – The Wedding Show at Knebworth Park 11th & 12th Jan

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Only 7 days to go for the first of the 2014 wedding fayre season to kick start and what a way to start! We will be exhibiting at the 2 Day BRIDE Wedding Show at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire on the 11th & 12th January 2014.

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The show will see the release of the BRIDE 2014 magazine and we are delighted to have one of our images as the Front Cover!. In addition, we have a four page feature on a spectacular lavender themed bridal shoot, along with a Real Wedding at Letchworth Hall and a great feature on our Destination weddings.

Our stand is Number 25 and will have a French theme to it this year. We will be running a Prize Draw giving one happy couple the opportunity to win an exclusive bottle of Chateau des Buis Grande Cru sparkling wine, some Lavender Confetti bags and some Lavender pamper products. To enter into the Prize Draw all you need to do is to ‘Like’ the picture below when it is posted onto either the Belle Momenti Photography or Chateau des Buis Facebook pages. There will be One prize per day for the show.

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We look forward to seeing you at the show!

For more details about our products & services visit our website at www.bellemomenti.com

BRIDE 2014 Magazine & The Wedding Show

The Wedding Show which takes place at Knebworth Park on January 11-12, 2014 will see the release of the 2014 BRIDE Magazine for Herts, Beds & Cambs. We are over the moon that one of our images has been selected as the Front Cover.

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Taken from a French Lavender themed bridal shoot in the Summer of 2013, the front cover image complements a major 4 page feature article within the magazine. All those involved in the shoot are considered the best in their field and include Linda Masters Florist, Niki Make-Up Artist, Hair by Jaydean, dresses by Zoe Beckett all set in the stunning fields of Hitchin Lavender Farm.

All the suppliers will be exhibiting at the Knebworth Park Wedding Show, so do come along and say hi. If you are interested in securing free tickets to the Show then contact andre@bellemomenti.com.

To view more of our worth then visit our website at www.bellemomenti.com

Lovely Words – Chris & Nicole

This is why we love our work!  When we receive written feedback from our Bride & Groom,  weeks after the wedding and honeymoon celebrations have died down and they have had time to reflect on the images we have captured of their special day.

A big thank you to Chris & Nicole for their lovely words…

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The moment we met Andre and Suzanne we knew they were the photographers for our wedding day. They were friendly, helpful and understood the importance of our special day. From the first consultation through to the wedding day Andre and Suzanne were very professional and had our best interests at heart. Andre and Suzanne are a great team and it was a pleasure having them take our photos.

The photos were amazing and captured everything we could possibly ask for.  We would highly recommend BMP to friends and family“.

Many thanks,

Chris & Nicole

Married at Fanhams Hall Hotel, Ware on 27th July 2013

Venue Spotlight: Fanhams Hall Hotel

Our latest Wedding Venue spotlight is on Fanhams Hall in Ware, Hertfordshire, where we will have the pleasure of photographing Nicole & Chris’s Wedding on the 27th July 2013.

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This luxury and unique wedding venue is outstanding with warming open fires in winter, tumbling waterfalls in summer and beautiful private rooms with stunning features of the original Grade II listed Jacobean manor house all year round. They offer impeccable service in comfortable and relaxed surroundings.

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With both formal gardens and rambling grounds, carved staircases and ornate fireplaces, there are a wealth of perfect picture opportunities to enjoy at this country house wedding venue.

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An exceptional combination where old tradition meets the 21st century, Fanhams Hall Hotel is a Jacobean Manor House converted into a dedicated training and meeting venue designed to be different. The hotel’s Hertfordshire location is just a short distance from all the major routes into London, Stansted, M1, M25 or simply the A10 just around the corner.

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To find out more about this truly stunning wedding venue in Hertfordshire, visit their Website

To discover more about our Destination Wedding Photography in the UK, France, Italy & Cyprus then visit our Website

Claire & Ben – Lovely words…

With so many friends in the wedding industry, we were delighted when Claire & Ben selected us as their official wedding photographers. It was however a little daunting for us knowing that expectations would be so high!

From the moment we all met at our Hitchin Studio we just knew that we would all get on and that this would be a fun experience all round. We loved photographing Claire & Ben on the Pre-Wed shoot at the Blue Herts Fireworks display and then of course their Wedding Day at a beautiful church in Willian, followed by the reception at Letchworth Hall Hotel.

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Claire & Ben – Married at Letchworth Hall Hotel.

“Belle Momenti were recommended to me by a friend that worked in the industry. As soon as we met with Andre and Suzanne, we could tell that they were such professionals and perfectionists. They were so friendly to us right from the beginning, and it felt more like a friendship than a business transaction.

Andre and Suzanne were able to offer us unbiased advice and be flexible in their approach. At the pre-wedding shoot they made us feel so comfortable and it was great to get used to being photographed. We were so impressed with the different techniques they use to get good quality shots, and there are no boring photos!

Before the wedding we had an extensive consulation with Andre and Suzanne and they really put as at ease with their knowledge of Weddings. As it was all new to us, they were helping and guiding us every step of the way. They demonstrated that they are not just photographers, but also a key part of a successful running of the day.

On the day when I saw Suzanne’s friendly face come into the bridal suite, it was so comforting to know she was there. It was like another family member arriving to keep me calm, not a photographer. I didn’t even notice her photographing me getting ready, but the photos really do look stunning.

Suzanne and Andre were helpful, friendly and assertive throughout the day in order to get all the shots we wanted, it was sad when they had to go home!

We were so overwhelmed when we saw the end results. Andre and Suzanne really did capture such special moments that seem to be forgotton so easily, and now we have memories we can treasure forever. I know it’s a cliche but pictures really do tell a thousand words!

We made the best decision in choosing Belle Momenti as our wedding photographers, they are absolutely high class and we have so enjoyed working with them. A lovely couple who are total professionals, I would recommend them to everyone.

Thank you for everything”.

Claire & Ben Osborne

 

If you are getting married and have not yet selected your wedding photographers, then visit us online at www.bellemomenti.com and arrange a consultation at our Studio in Hitchin.

Vicky & Tony – Lovely Words….

A huge thank you to Vicky & Tony for their lovely words about our work as their official Wedding Photographers…

They married at the beautiful Pendley Manor Hotel, near Tring, Hertfordshire, although it was touch and go with the spring weather. Thankfully the snow held off for most of the day, however created wonderful stormy backdrops to the Manor house.

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Vicky & Tony – Married at Pendley Manor Hotel.

“The moment we met Andre and Suzanne we both knew that they were our photographers of choice, they are professional yet warm, friendly and all over a very nice couple who work magic together. From the pre-wedding photo shoot for our guestbook it was clear that both Andre and Suzanne have a passion for photography, they helped us settle very quickly and gave us a real idea of how things would work on the day.

On the wedding day having photo’s taken by Andre and Suzanne was a genuine pleasure and we both felt so at ease it was like having friends take the pictures, they capture all the important magical moments, fine detail and more without being intrusive therefore letting you enjoy your day together. Belle Momenti have an exceptional understanding of customer service and delivering on their promises, we are overjoyed with the results we have seen to date and cannot wait to see our final wedding album.

We will certainly be utilising Belle Momenti for all of our future portraits and photos when we start our family. Andre and Suzanne don’t just take photos, they truly capture the moment and using them for our wedding was truly the best decision we made”.

Tony & Vicky Wilcock

If you are getting married and have not yet selected your wedding photographers, then visit us online at www.bellemomenti.com and arrange a consultation at our Studio in Hitchin.