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Romantic Weekend breaks for two.

If you’re planning an exciting weekend break
or a mini Castle break to France, look no further.

Romantic weekend Trips with the stunning
French countryside at Château d’Hattonchâtel.

France is not just for Easter breaks or for birthdays
but should be enjoyed to the maximum all year round.


Friday

·    Afternoon tea or coffee served with a selection of gateaux
.    Aperitif or champagne
·    Four Course Gourmet menu at the restaurant  “Lac de Madine”
·    Freshly brewed Coffee with mints, cognac or liquor
·    Stay overnight in the charming Tower room looking out over the valley.

Saturday
·    Hattonchâtel Château`s delicious morning breakfast
·    Afternoon tea or coffee with a selection of gateaux.
.    Aperitif or champagne
·    The Château’s superb 4 Course meal
·    Overnight stay in the charming Tower room looking out over the valley

Sunday
·    Hattonchâtel Château`s delicious morning breakfast

luxury Castle weekend breaks to France 2011

Price per person in a Tower room (Double Bedroom) from 375 €
Price per person in a luxury Suite (Double Bedroom) from 495 €

Take a luxury weekend break in France and enjoy the French food – the French cuisine when it is at its best. A peaceful strolls along the picturesque French Castle, the beautiful French countryside and stunning classic castle accommodation where each elegante and classic suite have a huge en-suite bathroom. A romantic and exciting weekend break for two or Spring breaks for two at the authentic and private castle is a weekend to remember!

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booking@Clansani.com
0034 922 78 62 00

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Is Fetterlein flirting again with the a new woman …
Is Fetterlein single again?

Now the tennis ex-star, Fetterlein, dating again with new woman and new adventures are under the horizon – on the very new years evening Fetterlein was sending sms-texts to a new woman without his girlfriend Charlotte’s knowledge. Charlotte is already very irritated by his behavior during a Christmas party at the nightclub Simons in Copenhagen. It is especially his Flirting with other girls during his extensive nightlife that mainly has corroded the relationship, according to 25 years old student Charlotte Damberg.
The celebrity Fetterlein admits that he has previously been extremely difficult keep in line when it concerns beautiful women – “there sure are so many wonderful women who want to have sex with me,” he said to the Star Lounge with a big smile. Disco, parties, beautiful women and sex belongs together after all!
“I’m very social-like and likes to go out and flirt a little, says Fetterlein who has not only got a lot of tempting inquiries from the night life at different nightclubs – hundreds of girls, writes to me every day and ask whether we should have sex – and some of the girls are even a little aggressive in their approach, “says Frederick Fetterlein who are approached over Facebook and also via his mobile phone.

Scandal follows – Winter wedding abroad canceled

After Christmas and New Year scandal, I expect it is quite natural that their romantic castle wedding in France at the castle Hattonchatel Château has been postponed or indeed canceled . “We were looking for a special wedding location in France because we wanted a stunning and beautiful castle wedding in France, but it’s better that we wait a little as the current situation isn’t very stabil,” says Fetterlein, and continues to the press, “It is no secret that there have been several problems in our relationship, although we do not have been i a relationship very long – only 8 month.” “We’ve gone too quickly, unfortunately, but we were so in love,” concludes the celebrity womanizer and ex-tennis player Frederik Fetterlein.
While Fetterlein  went to London to work and think about their future relationship during the next few weeks, Charlotte Damberg has gone the opposite way – She has taken on a package tour Holiday to Tenerife or Gran Canaria in the winter with her father and his girlfriend. In The Canary Islands where is currently about 25 degrees and sunshine all day long. The sexy Frederik Fetterlein does not believe that he is single and free and available on the open market yet.

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Beautiful wedding settings for winter & autumn weddings

Winter is the time to relax and having a good time with candlelight and lots of warm colours. Below are the inspiration for winter wedding table settings and hence table decorations.

The golden colours are perfect – both for a autumn wedding and a winter wedding in the snow

The purple colour creates peace and tranquillity and would look gorgeous on your wedding table.

The red colour may appear slightly Christmas like, but is nice with e.g. gold, white and green.


Lots of white can lead me to Dr. Zhivago … It is the perfect table setting for a beautiful winter wedding.
This will give you lots of inspiration to design and create your own wedding decorations.


Orange is a great fall colour and it suites a castle wedding perfectly

Lots of light – candles and ordinary light – Plus a little pine cones. And Christmas balls – that will guarantee you the perfect wedding table.

Choose your anniversary or wedding location

This is just a few of the possibilities you have when you choose to have your perfect wedding at the Danish Manor House or an intimate wedding or anniversary at the French hide-away Castle. A both wedding locations you will have a free wedding planner at your service.

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booking@ritz-resorts.com
0034 922 78 62 00

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The tennis Celebrity Frederik Fetterlein chooses the authentic Castle Hattonchatel Chateau in the Lorraine region of France as his wedding venue and wedding destination for his forth-coming romantic Castle wedding.

This will not be the first time that Hattonchatel Chateau will have been in the spotlight and at the centre of the media´s attention. The fabulous venue played host to “The Celebrities at the Castle” broadcast on TV2 during June 2010 and will once again be under the scrutiny of the media´s eye when Frederik Fetterlein will marry 25-year-old girlfriend a CBS student, Charlotte Damberg in February 2011.

Danish celebrity getting married in France – getting married for the second time

This will be the second celebrity wedding for the 40-year-old playboy and tennis star. Frederik was previously married to Czech fashion model Theresa Maxova whom he married in March 2000 in Rungsted church in Denmark. Together they have a son, now 10 years old, who resides with his mother in Monaco.
In addition Frederik Fetterlein had a relationship to singer Saseline Sørensen and they have a 2-year-old child.

The former tennis star Frederik said, “This time I am more nervous than before and this time my marriage will last forever” adding “This is the last time!”   “We both decided to have a small, intimate but very romantic wedding for maximum 125 wedding guests staying at Hattonchatel Chateau over the weekend for a 3 day duration, during which time the wedding ceremony will take place. Their wedding guests are to include immediate family, close friends and a few famous faces too!

It is going to be very interesting to see which of the tennis celebrities the wedding couple are going to invite to the romantic wedding. Is tennis star Andy Murray, Tim Henman, former tennis star Bjørn Borg, Rafael Nadal, Catarina Lindqvist, Stefan Bengt Edberg, Peter Lundgren, Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi or Roger Federer on the wedding list ? By now we know that former Swedish tennis champion Magnus Norman, Kenneth Cals, Caroline Wozniacky, boxer Brian Holm and playboy and reality star Sidney Lee are invited and have said yes to the special wedding invitation.

Beautiful wedding venue

The couple fell in love with the castle wedding venue and were pleasantly surprised to find that their exclusive and romantic castle wedding when calculated was indeed a very reasonable price and in fact worked out cheaper for them to marry abroad rather than stay in Denmark!  Frederik spoke with the owners of the Chateau and thanked them for their involvement and mainly for being able to accommodate them at such a short notice. Frederik commented that he felt that this would be like a Royal Wedding!

The owners advised the couple that the facilities at the Chateau are such, that each and every wedding is tailor-made. They are able to offer full wedding services, all arrangements and catering. Or, they could simply be given the key to the Chateau and have “carte blanche.” This then enables wedding couples the organization, wedding decoration etc. at the Chateau and its beautiful castle grounds, and its facilities to be theirs where they are able to design their own individual wedding and cuisine!

Change of the Danish wedding destination to a wedding location abroad

The Danish celebrities Frederik & Charlotte had considered holding their romantic wedding in medieval castles in Jutland or Funen. Alas, they derived at their many decisions of when, where and how under the invaluable help, guidance and supervision of their professional wedding planner, Christel Winther. It was Christel who suggested a castle wedding at Hattonchatel Chateau as their venue for their special wedding day – it is just the perfect wedding location, according to the wedding organizer.

According to the Danish newspapers, Christel Winther will be very much involved in assisting the beautiful lady Charlotte in choosing her beautiful white wedding dress and bridal bouquet. Christel will also undertake table planning and wedding menu choices, guest lists, wedding flowers and wedding decoration of the local chapel, which is situated within a few minutes stroll from the wedding Castle.

Wedding at Hattonchatel Chateau

The wedding couple is said to be extremely happy and very exited about their destination wedding in France. They are very much looking forward to their own fairytale wedding in the romantic castle. The wedding castle with its magnificent ambiance and beautiful castle grounds and the stunning views will provide the bride & groom with picturesque wedding pictures and wedding memories for years to come!

Hattonchatel chateau accommodation

www.ritz-resorts.com
booking@ritz-resorts.com
0034 922 78 62 00

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The perfect wedding

What is the perfect wedding! Is it quite simple to explain because it is a wedding that is perfect for the bride and groom – the personal designed wedding, where the bride and groom emphasize their individual wishes in stead of leaning towards the old wedding traditions.

In the movies it looks very easy to get married and the planning like so. But getting married is not as easy as the movies want you to believe! And to get married abroad needs even more planning and organizing. Planning a romantic and perfect wedding is a tedious job. Several important details and considerations are taken into account for both the bride and groom.

The wedding budget

One of the primary tasks in the wedding preparations is the wedding budget. The question of how much money is available or how much money do you intent or want to spend and who is paying the bill for the romantic wedding are the important questions in setting the budget.

Here it is also important to take into consideration if the wedding is going to take place this year, next year or first in two years time. Prices for the wedding will change if you are planning to hold it several years down the road!

Wedding planner

Hiring a professional or even international wedding planner is practical for busy working couples that have less time to spare for the wedding planning or preparations or if you just want to be 100 percent sure that everything is going to plan. If the budget is tight which it is very often in these times of crises, there are also some professional wedding planners who work by the hour. An outsider’s perspective is beneficial to both the bride and the groom and often they will advice you or come with very good ideas. During their professional experience the wedding organizer also knows what is feasible and advisable.
Once the budget is set and agreed, the next step in planning your dream day is creating the timetable of schedules. The important factors to consider include honeymoon, work schedules, holidays and family occasions, and day of the week, because your wedding does not necessary have to be during the weekend.

The wedding ring

In the good old days, choosing the wedding ring and announcement to family, relatives and friends are coming next. For many bride and groom it takes quite some time to choose the wedding ring – it is very important for both. They have to look beautiful and at the same time they have to be practical. For many wedding couples the choice goes from a plain gold ring to a diamond ring – and everything in between.
The contemporary times suggest that couples choose the beautiful wedding ring together, so take your time and get started to look well before your special day.

Wedding proposal and announcement

Announcements may come formally or informally – it varies from country and to wedding traditions. Traditions though recommend that the groom’s mother take the initiative to communicate with the bride’s mother. Usually, a dinner is set up for the families of both parties to get acquainted. This will be helpful in the following days of the preparations. In some countries, newly engaged couples send an official announcement to local newspaper or magazine.

The wedding guests – the guest list

After making the coming wedding known to all, the second essential is the very important but difficult guest list. This list usually affects several aspects of the wedding – specially the budget and the size of the wedding party. Dividing the guest list into five categories will better sort out the list: a) bride’s list; b) the groom’s; c) couple’s common friends; d) groom’s parents’ list and; e) bride’s parents’ list. Alongside the list is the couple’s decision on special invitation card designs and packages. These details match the over-all tone of the wedding. Proofreading of the invitation cards is a very important task however tiresome it may be.

The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony and reception music, wedding flowers will set the mood of the wedding. Like the wedding invitation, these things should match together to express the style and theme of the wedding. The same with the wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, and the groom’s attire—they are usually decided based on the wedding theme.

The wedding photography

The wedding photographs and videos should not be forgotten for they will immortalize that one memorable and valuable once-in-a-lifetime moment. Many wedding planners suggest taking the formal shots a week before the wedding to avoid stress. Do never relay on your wedding guests taking all your beautiful wedding pictures with their own cameras – it normally goes wrong!
Set in the delightful surroundings, yet convenient for a local church, the castle grounds and sunken garden always provide a unique and picturesque backdrop for your wedding photographs, which are, of course the permanent reminder of a very special day.

Then when almost everything is done and decided, the next step is the rehearsal—reducing the risk of ceremony disappointments. Rehearsal parties immediately follow the rehearsal. This is a chance to mingle with family and friends.

The wedding ceremony

The ceremony site sets the tone of the wedding. Traditional weddings are celebrated in church; however, there are many non-traditional that have emerged since the 60’s and 70’s. Beach weddings, garden weddings or castle weddings are just a few example of the latter one. However the castle wedding you can combine with a traditional church ceremony.

The wedding location and reception

Last but not the least is the reception and catering. Included are the place, the food, and the traditional wedding cake. The location of the wedding is rather important. Is it going to be a local wedding or is it going to be a wedding abroad? More and more wedding couples are choosing a smaller intimate wedding abroad where they just invite their closest family and friends. To enhance the festivities they are holding the wedding over a weekend or even 3 to 5 days. One of the preferred wedding locations is a castle wedding where the bride and groom get exclusivity for their special day or days. In France you will find some pretty castles as if they were made for princesses and beautiful weddings and in addition you will find the weather better and more stable than in the UK or Scotland.


Other side events organized during the wedding planning are stud party and wedding shower. This is also one of the exciting parts in wedding traditions.

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booking@ritz-resorts.com
0034 922 78 62 00

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Winter Holiday, Christmas- & New Year holiday – away from snow, wind and the cold weather?

Now it is Christmas and New Year once again: The Christmas holiday is upon us, and this is probably one of the year’s loveliest holidays. A Christmas holiday is a family holiday and perfect for whole family. Whether you will spend your Christmas at home with the family or planing on going on a relaxing Christmas holiday, everybody is looking forward to the Christmas break. A Christmas and New Year holiday in UK is usually between 23rd of December to a few days into the New Year. Christmas holidays in other countries may wary slightly and it may affect how you are going to plan your Christmas holiday.

Christmas Holidays & New Year holidays in Tenerife 2010

Are you dreaming about changing the hustle and bustle around Christmas. Chill out around the pool on an exotic island and getting a sun taint under the southern palms with sandy beaches and a temperature of 80 º F ? It is getting close to the final call, if you want to book some of the best hotels, apartments and holiday accommodation in Tenerife.
In winter, approx. 75 per cent. of all holidays are going to the Canary Islands. – It’s also here that you will find the most vacancies. Approximately 800 to Gran Canaria and approx. 370 hotel rooms to Tenerife at prices from approx. £195, according to the English travel agencies.

Santa Claus to fly on Beechcraft Premier IA - the world's largest, fastest single-pilot business jet - to spread holiday cheer to military families.

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY OFFERS

Weekly Christmas offer: Christmas Holiday 2010 or a holiday over New Year 2011 with 25% discount
– special prices from £ 185 per person per week
(Always look last minute offers and special holiday packages)

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The idyllic Hotel Ritz Resorts in Tenerife, located in the southern part of the island, just outside of Las Americas and Los Cristianos, on the Amarilla Golf & Country Club – have few units available for Christmas and New Year. You may choose whether to stay in one of the well-equipped holiday apartments or you want a holiday villa with a private swimming pool in the garden.
Contact Hotel Ritz Resorts today in order to see for yourself if there still are some availability for the Christmas holiday and New Year holiday.

www.ritz-tenerife.com
booking@ritz-resorts.com
0034 922 78 62 00

Winter Breaks and short Breaks in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain – with sun, beach and water

this month’s deals in Tenerife between Christmas and New Year:
Villa with a pool of £800 for up to 6 people
Contact Ritz Resorts and get great deals on Christmas holidays or winter holidays 2011

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Wedding venue ideas

Your fairytale dreams – your dream wedding will come true when you are holding your romantic wedding in the spectacular buildings and landscape of a castle.  Castles are very unusual and special, historic and romantic and who doesn’t want to imagine they are King and Queen on their special wedding day? But there are a few points to bear in mind when considering a magnificent castle wedding venue for your location of choice.

Beautiful wedding castles

On the upsides, there are a great many castles available for rent for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions so finding one for a small or a lavish wedding should not be very difficult. To find the right castle with an ambiance and a stunning view is another question?
There are those that can host religious services as well as civil, those that are actually hotels so can provide luxurious wedding accommodation and others with sumptuous wedding catering facilities.
In order to celebrate your wedding night the most you have to make sure that the wedding castle has a beautiful and romantic bridal suite with en-suite bathroom. It will not be a night to remember if you have to spend your wedding night in a normal bedroom!

Hire a  private castle for your wedding

Private castles offer complete privacy for your wedding, which is probably why the likes of Celebrities as  Guy and Madonna, Katie Holmes, Kevin Jonas and Joey Fatone, Tom Cruise, Kings and Queens and other royalty and other famous couples in general chose a private chateau such as Château Hattonchâtel for their luxury wedding venues. Make sure that you hire the private wedding castle exclusively and so you and your wedding guests can enjoy and relax in the castle and its grounds for several days.

Idyllic wedding locations

The stunning castle landscape including the idyllic surrounding countryside, the usual long private driveways, the stunning architecture and the huge grounds all provide excellent backdrops for the romantic wedding photographs.
Should the weather not be on your side, even internally the grand halls and imposing staircases could be used. Decorating the entrance and formal rooms of the castle can be kept simple with white fabric and linen and beautiful flower arrangements as the features of the castle itself provide the best decoration.
You could even have a medieval themed wedding at a castle and dress in a period wedding dress and hire period entertainment such as jesters and sword fighters to complete the occasion.

Beautiful destination weddings in Europe

There are of course potential downsides to your wedding day at the castle – location generally being the largest. Most beautiful wedding castles are in France so for those bridal parties from the UK, Scotland or Wales, there will be the added expense of travelling.
You then need to find a castle that is quite accessible from major airports or train lines. It is best to visit your short list of locations before committing to one, so this will entail more travelling costs. A few castles offer you a free weekend trip to the castle in order to see the location and to find out if  a castle wedding suits you – the bride and groom. This is a very nice gesture and it shows that the company is serious.
If you chose to get married out side the peak season or may be during week days you will probably get a discount which helps to keep the wedding costs down.
Luxury castle weddings are also becoming more and more popular so you will need to book early to secure your favourite location. Make sure you check that the castle is licensed for weddings so that you can hold both the ceremony and reception in the same location.

Castle accommodation and other requirements

You will also want to find out if the castle helps with booking our hotel accommodation if there is not sufficient castle accommodation. Watch out for any requirements you may need to meet to have exclusive use of the castle during your stay, such as to fill out the castle accommodation or for your wedding guests to stay a minimum number of nights. Does the château offer special wedding packages or a free wedding planner like Château Hattonchâtel so that you can avoid having to organise church, caterers, florists, musicians etc.  from a distance?

Getting married in a castle

Castle wedding venues will provide a magical and historic location for you to start your new life as husband and wife. The bride will achieve her life long wedding dream of being a princess for her big wedding day and the unique wedding memories the castle will create will be treasured forever. Just make sure you do your research and find the French castle that is right for you and your wedding budget.

www.ritz-resorts.com
booking@ritz-resorts.com
0034 922 78 62 00

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