Summer is Here!

Well it has been a busy May for us at Coltsfoot. Our new extension is complete and we are very pleased with the end result. The new window transforms the far end of the Main Barn, flooding light into what was previously quite a dark spot.

Any couples who have booked with us but not yet viewed the changes, please call us to arrange a time to come and visit.

Through May one of our wedding couples had hired a fabulous company to take some aerial shots of their day, so we too, requested some of our own. Chris Standen from Aerial Images Ltd took some fabulous shots, as below. There are more on our Gallery.



Another events that is planned is our exciting promotional video shoot towards the end of June. We are working along side Veiled Productions, a wedding videographer, Lamberts Florists, Wedding House Supplies and Kevin Lines Wedding Photographer are confirmed to date. Watch this space!

We were also grateful to be able to have some of the photos taken from one of our weddings back in March by the fabulous Belle Momenti team

A recent article was posted by the wedding about the said wedding and the photographers:

“Among the long list of costly requirements for most couple’s dream wedding is and inspiring photographer who can capture the beautiful day perfectly.

So imagine winning a professional wedding photography package to take care of recording all those precious memories – all free of charge. Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Not for Sunny and Dan de Bourg.


Like any other engaged couple, Sunny and Dan were searching for the ideal wedding photographer and by chance, decided to enter a competition at our own Bride: The Wedding Show at Knebworth Barns, with Belle Momenti Photography.

Now, in a special feature with Bride, Sunny and Dan share their wedding experience with Belle Momenti Photography, showcasing the images that didn’t cost them a penny thanks to a spur of the moment competition entry.

Soon after Sunny and Dan became engaged, Dan’s then beautiful fiancé was attending the Knebworth House BRIDE Wedding Show and met the lovely André and Suzanne of Belle Momenti. They were offering a chance to win their fantastic full day wedding photography service.

They were both extremely excited to hear back from André and Suzanne a few weeks later, when they told us they were finalists in the competition and were invited to meet them at their lovely studio in Hitchin. Soon after the ‘finalists interview’, they surprised them with the fantastic news that they had won their full day photography package for 2016!

Sunny & Dan first saw Belle Momenti in action at their good friends’ wedding at Hatfield House in 2015. They were so impressed with their professionalism and their efforts throughout the day. They could see how passionate they are and how well they work together capturing different shots yet never disturbing the natural flow of the day.


As their big day approached, Belle Momenti were there every step of the way, making sure they knew every detail and meeting the couple again to run through which photo types we preferred and timings of speeches, etc.

Sunny & Dan selected Coltsfoot Country Retreat in Hertfordshire for their wedding venue. This had the potential as a major challenge for Andre & Suzanne, as the weather in March is typically cold and wet. They were extremely assuring that, whatever the weather, they had back up plans to ensure the day would be captured. As it turned out, it was one of the sunniest and warmest days anyone could have imagined.


On the wedding day, they were simply perfect. Even when Dan was flapping around 30 minutes before his big moment because he’d left his son’s patent shoes at home, André managed to calm Dan down, he found a solution and still managed to get his shots in!


Meanwhile, Suzanne was in the bridal suite, being completely patient with screaming nieces and nephews and frantic rushing in the last half hour before the ceremony.

André and Suzanne were with Sunny & Dan from ‘getting ready’ to the ceremony, speeches, bouquet throwing, cutting the cake, the first dance and everything in between.


Sunny & Dan couldn’t recommend Belle Momenti any higher and couldn’t imagine anyone else being with them and capturing all of those special memories. They are consummate professionals, exquisitely creative and yet beautifully grounded and amiable. Hitchin - 01462 416 369

We might just add that the weather that had was amazing! If only we could order in sunshine for weddings…or snow if it's Winter!

We are hoping to open up in August for a Sunday Jazz afternoon, details to be confirmed asap. Keep the 7th of August free though if you fancy a relaxing afternoon, glass of fizz, chilled sounds and food at your ready.

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