LUTON HOO WEDDING WEEKEND
Naomi & Chris had chosen Luton Hoo Hotel, a stunning grade I listed five star Country House hotel on the Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire border for their wedding weekend celebrations.
They needed someone to oversee the running of the entire wedding weekend and we were delighted to do just that! The celebrations began on Thursday with guests arriving at Luton Hoo for the weekend – there was a spa day for the girls and a golf day for the boys, followed by the wedding rehearsal and pre wedding family mealiness Friday, before the wedding day itself on Saturday.
Naomi had asked her sister, best friend and niece to be her bridesmaids whilst Chris’s groomsmen were his best friend, his two sons and their five nephews.
We spent most of the day dodging the rain showers, but this didn’t once detract from a really beautiful wedding day ….. Wedding guests were invited to meet for drinks in one of the private rooms at Luton Hoo, before being taken to a local church by a fabulous red double decker bus, on which they returned a couple of hours later after the wedding ceremony. A Champagne and canapé reception was served between the stunning Luton Hoo gardens, designed by Capability Brown and the library, with a perfect view over the 1,000 acre estate.
The wedding breakfast was served in the Romanov suite, a spectacular converted Orthodox Russian Chapel, one of Naomi’s nephews is a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral and guests were treated to a very special rendition of Ava Maria – there was barely a dry eye in the room, it was beautiful!
The party move downstairs later in the day to the Faberge Suite, which has it’s own bar – perfect for an evening reception, where the guests danced the night away until the early hours.
Wedding Planner – Planned for Perfection
Wedding Venue – Luton Hoo
Wedding Cars – Lord Cars
Wedding Bus – Route Master
Wedding Stationery – Ghost Orchid
Wedding Flowers / Chair covers – The Wedding Decorators
String Quartet, Band & DJ – Dark Blues
Wedding Cake – Cakes by Cynthia
Wedding Dress – Wedding Days of Cheltenham by designer Ian Stuart
Bridesmaids dresses – By Design
Grooms Suits – Tux n Tails
Wedding Photographer – Mason Photography
Toastmaster – Robin Powell