As I travelled along the serene and peaceful driveway towards Scalford Hall, I already knew I was in for a suprise. Hidden away in the Leicestershire countryside, just far enough from Melton City Centre, is a hidden gem!
Located just five minutes from the famous market town of Melton Mowbray, this country house hotel is a three star hotel with 79 bedrooms including two suites, nine meeting rooms, eight syndicate rooms and a large event room catering for up to 120 guests.
Not only do they boast a stunning hotel but they also have a newly constructed Pavillion. Located within the beautiful landscaped gardens, the marquee, complete with water and electricity supply, offers their customers the opportunity to host large events within a picturesque country house setting.
Scalford Hall aim to create a tailor made package for every wedding reception at the venue in Melton Mowbray. They are only too happy to offer ideas and make suggestions and are here to make sure your special day is as perfect and relaxing as possible. Scalford Hall will help you plan everything right down to the smallest detail to ensure that the day runs smoothly.
It’s impossible to appreciate Scalford Hall without visiting it for yourself. Please contact the Wedding Co-ordinator who will be delighted to welcome you for a personal tour and to take the opportunity to discuss your specific requirements in greater detail.
Set amongst twelve acres of landscaped gardens, Scalford Hall captures the true essence of an Edwardian Country House. At the heart of Leicestershire’s picturesque countryside in Melton Mowbray, this delightful venue provides a refreshing change.
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After having the pleasure of working with this very talented lady on a number of occasions I thought it was about time that I asked her to guest blog for you guys.
Natalie Boland Make up Artist is a well established and creative consultant. I have personally worked with her on a fashion shoot for the cover of an international magazine and also on a number of bridal shoots, in which we had our images published.
It was so great to meet Jo, the founder of Sweet at Yew Lodge wedding fayre. I just knew that my bride and grooms to be would simply love her designs....and I can actually speak from experience when I say they also taste delicious!
Heres what Jo had to tell us about whats going to be HOT this wedding season.
Tell us a little about your business. What is it that you supply?
My business is everything ‘sweet’! I make wedding cakes, edible favours and especially love creating dessert tables. I also have a wooden cart which I hire out for anything from sweets to Krispy Kreme donuts.
Tell us a little about why you created your business.
I have been a pastry chef since I was 19 but after 8 years being the pastry chef in a premier stately home wedding venue, I was a little disillusioned with watching sometimes beautifully decorated cakes which were dry or even raw in the middle to not very well decorated but tasted amazing! Why couldn't they be both but not cost the earth? So I handed in my notice and jumped in with both feet!
What makes your business unique?
Exactly that, above. I care, perhaps too much sometimes but I want to get it right, so people come back for more. Cake makes people happy, especially if it's great cake!
What were you most popular services / products in 2016?
I've only been trading since November 2016 but had lots of interest in my sweet cart
What do you predict will be popular in 2017?
I'm really hoping that semi naked drippy cakes, elegant yet simple, are here to stay especially if a macaron or two is involved – baking magic!
Why should our brides book you?
Because no one is going to care about your cake as much as I will. It will look and taste great and you know it’ll be made by me and not by a big brigade of staff.
So, Its taken me a while to actually stop procrastinating and yes, start a wedding photography blog. To begin with I had the usual self doubts, why would anyone be interested in whats going on in my mad little world but then I realised, to me its everyday but to each of you, this blog is an insight into what really goes on in the mind of a wedding photographer who also happens to be a mum to 2 crazy little boys.
So, let me start by telling you who I am. My name is Estelle, I live in Leicestershire and I have been in love with photography ever since I can rememeber ( hence the Name Love Photography 13 ) After studying for 3 years and building up a varied portfolio in 2015 I decided that now was the time to really give my Weddings 100% focus.
The weddings I have shot in the previous 3 years had given me an insight into what really goes on in the crazy world of Weddings and I loved it! One thing that I noticed really quickly is how many Brides to be find it hard to let go of the reigns, to give the control to someone else on a day that is going to be the most amazing of thier lives! Being a bit of a control freak myself ( ok, maybe alot ) I totally understood this and knew that this is why I had felt so drawn to wedding photography. Not only can I share my photography skills with my clients but I can also relate to the brides who hate to not be in control. And with this a star was born!
I knew that I could offer my clients something unique. The insight into a womans mind and the luxury wedding photography she craves. I know all the questions that the bride wants to ask but doesnt feel comfortable with asking, I know she secretly wants to ask what happens if it rains but doesnt want to tempt fate, I know she may have a question that pops into her head as shes going to bed ( this is why I offer continual skype support sessions free of charge in the run up to your wedding day ) and most of all I know she wants and deserves luxury wedding photography that captures her love story perfectly. By pre empting these things I have created the perfect signature package; for any bride looking for the most stunning wedding imagery one could want on a wedding day. By combining gorgeous wedding photography with the knowledge and passion to make your day as perfect as you do, you can rest assured that your photography will not be on your mind on your wedding day as I will have it all under control.
My love of photography shines through not only in my images but in the way that I connect with clients. Last year, a client loved my style of photography so much they flew me out to Ibiza with them for thier wedding. Hows that for loving my work! But thats a whole other blog post!
So, theres a little insight into Me and why Im doing what im doing right now. Im looking forward to sharing more of my adventures with you. Until next time....Toodle Pip!
Love Photography 13
UK Luxury wedding Photographer