Birthday Party Marriott Hotel Heathrow with Munnam & Aneel
Surprise 30th Birthday Party for Munnam
Munnam’s birthday was all cocktails, Jazz, lots of food, and party mood as everyone let their hair down and had fun. The event of 250-300 guests was a surprise party organised by her husband, Aneel and a few close friends. The couple live in London and this particular event was at the Marriott Hotel at Heathrow. The photography coverage was for 4 hours and started at 6pm.
When I arrived i photographed all the little details such as the tiered Ferrero Rocher chocolates which were placed amongst various glows of colours, the cocktail fountain, the ‘Munnam Birthday Guest Book’ for special handwritten personal notes from the family and friends in attendance and the tasty nibbles which were beautifully laid out in the lobby area.
Surprise… birthday party marriott hotel heathrow
Everyone was waiting with anticipation ….. and finally the hostess gasped in surprise while the host, her husband, walked in to mark the start of the event. Then came claps, cheers and confetti as the event began. The shock, awe, amusement and element of surprise were simply spectacular and a visibly overwhelmed Munnam went about embracing others in the auditorium.
The candles on the cake were lit as the surprised hostess kept looking around while her husband stared down at her looking happy and content. I continued to photograph Munnam as she embraced her husband while he lit the candles all around the birthday cake. The two sparklers placed on the cake glowed rapidly on top of the cake as the lights were dimmed and the canceled burn ever so brighter on top of the cake. Then came the cake cutting and the feeding. The dazzling arrays of sarees in the room was simply spectacular. Munnam was all emotional as the photos of her life were played through on a screen in the event.
Laughter and Bonding
It was then banter and conversation as well as photo moments as the event progressed. Her husband picked up the microphone to thank everyone and to appreciate her for what she has meant to him. The speech was followed by lavishly prepared traditional cuisine, and Aneel was very kind and set up a special seating area for myself and the videographers to enjoy the celebratory indian food with them and it was oh so tasty! birthday party marriott hotel heathrow
Then came the music time as everyone hit the dance floor. It was all beautiful and energetic as drummers dressed in blue and shirts and white turbans sang and beat their drums with fast backbeat rythm. Later on I took a photo of Munnam flashing the pound notes given as presents. birthday party marriott hotel heathrow
A saxophonist closed the evening for the couple as the host and the hostess posed for the camera with the drummer playing behind them. It was a fabulous surprise event and once the couple had viewed their photos, Aneel sent me several texts thanking me, they were so happy with the results and have booked me in for their newborn photoshoot in a few weeks time … cant wait to see them again with their new arrival! birthday party marriott hotel heathrow
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