Luton Hoo Wedding Supplier

Our string quartet enjoyed a gorgeous Luton Hoo spring wedding on 19th March. The wedding season is starting to hot up now!  Our string trio was also out playing for a wedding at Kelmarsh Hall with Eluned and Mike so ‘Team Ariella’ had a very busy day!  I was joined by Liz, Emily and Anne at Luton Hoo and we had a great time playing lots of jazz and pop!

The String Quartet was booked to play for the drinks reception and part of the wedding breakfast of Clayton and Jean.

Ariella Strings are a Luton Hoo Wedding Supplier and we know the venue and staff very well. Today we were very lucky to be joined by another of Luton Hoo’s recommended suppliers – Nigel Crump Photography.  We have worked with Nigel many times over the years and can recommend his services.

Clayton and Jean had a Church wedding and were continuing their celebrations at Luton Hoo. We were provided background music for their guests arriving and while they mingled over drinks and canapes!

I thought I would share some photos of the day…………………!

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Brampton Grange – Northamptonshire String Quartet

Here is the 2nd in our series of blogs about the venues who recommend us as their professional string group!

I always tell our clients that if they want to know what a venue is like, ask a string group! We have played at over 1000 weddings and have experienced all sorts of venues! We are able to share in your big day and observe the service received at each venue!

This time I am featuring the gorgeous Brampton Grange Estate in Northamptonshire.

Brampton Grange for website calendar

We have played at Brampton Grange many times and have got to know the venue and staff extremely well! No matter what sort of event we have played at, be it a wedding or a corporate event, clients received top service from every member of the team!

Duo Brampton Grange

This private estate is a real gem set in the middle of the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. When you book Brampton Grange you are guaranteed exclusivity and the very best service. From the moment you make contact you are made welcome. The staff are amazing and nothing is ever too much trouble – everything done with a smile!

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Woburn Sculpture Gallery

This is the first in a series of blogs I am publishing to share the beautiful venues who recommend us as their professional string group.

One of our favourite venues who recommends us as their string quartet has to be Woburn Estate.

From the moment you enter the grounds there is always something gorgeous to look at. From the beautiful Rhododendrons, to the wandering majestic deer, to the Woburn Sculpture Gallery and to Woburn Abbey itself I always find myself smiling as I look around.

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Sopwell House – Great Gatsby

On 24th October Ariella String Trio were booked to play for the wedding of Jon and Victoria. The venue was Sopwell House in St Albans. We have played at Sopwell House quite a few times, it’s not too far from where we live. It was lovely to be back. Thanks to all the staff at Sopwell for looking after us so well!

I just had to share this wedding with you as the theme was Great Gatsby and the venue was dressed brilliantly!!

The wedding ceremony began at 4.30pm with us playing for the guests who were assembling from 4pm. The music for the ceremony was all classical and Victoria walked in to the traditional Wagner Bridal Chorus.

After we were all set up I nipped to have a look at the room where the wedding breakfast was going to take place and it was simply amazing! LOOK!!

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Real weddings – Dodmoor House

On 3rd October 2015 Ariella String Trio had the pleasure of playing for the wedding of Nicky and Lee at one of our favourite wedding venues, Dodmoor House.

We are very privileged to be one of the recommended suppliers for Dodmoor House – we know the staff and venue very well and can’t recommend them highly enough!

Although it was Autumn we were lucky with the weather and it wasn’t too cold! All the guests were able to enjoy their drinks outside and we had lots of requests for pop and rock, especially Metallica!!!

Our Bride and Groom, Nicky and Lee, were absolutely lovely – a real pleasure to work with and they had chosen some fab music! Their guests thought it was amazing that we were playing all sorts of pop and rock music!

Here are some photos I took of the wedding – some lovely work from the wedding suppliers the couple had chosen. We are really lucky to get to see the finished results of each of our couples’ months of planning!

The beautiful cake was created by Shelly from “La Belle Cake Company” who we have had the pleasure of working with many times!

Venue dressing was by Gems Celebrations – Wedding and Event Hire. We work with this company often and I am always blown away by how they transform venues! Totally professional, this company is no.1 on our recommended list!

 

I must admit to being a little biased about this as purple is my FAVOURITE colour!!

The flowers were beautifully arranged by “By Arrangement Floristry” 

The photographer was Rob Lunan of Welcome Photography  – lovely to finally meet him!

We were very well looked after by Delicious Catering a company we had never worked with before but our sarnies were LOVELY!! Thank you!

Of course, no wedding is ever complete at Dodmoor without the lovely Geoffrey who loves us to fuss her! She is a great favourite especially with the children at weddings!

Sometimes, at weddings and events, we get to see some really unusual sights! Thought I would share this lady’s handbag with you! I have a friend who loves PUGS so I took this photo for her! Hope you enjoy!!

 

Until next time…………………!!

Ariella X