Making the Most of Your Big Day

It's Our PleasureThere is no doubt that weddings can be stressful – the planning, co-ordination and financial pressures involved can turn the most serene bride-to-be into what has commonly become known as ‘Bridezilla’.

An experienced wedding planner can remove most of the sources of stress so that you are able to focus instead on the enjoyable aspects of your big day such as your dress, your bridesmaids, your hen do and honeymoon – all of which can be overshadowed by detail when you are trying to manage it all yourself.

The wedding planners at outstanding Essex wedding venue, Hylands Estate in Chelmsford, are highly accomplished and know all of the best local suppliers to ensure that your day goes smoothly and meets all your expectations. With an experienced team of professionals working behind the scenes to make it all happen, you can relax and enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest who have come to share your special day.

In terms of your own comfort on the day, you could make use of the sumptuous Bridal Suite in the striking Grade II* listed mansion – it will give you a place to retreat to should you wish to gather your thoughts, reapply your bridal makeup or change outfits.

On a more practical level, you’d be well advised to check that your wedding dress is comfortable when you sit down – bodices and other corsetry can be very uncomfortable after a while and you’ll be seated for a long time for your wedding breakfast and speeches.

Similarly, wear your wedding shoes around the house before your big day to make them as comfortable as possible – there really is very little worse than painful feet. With that in mind, it may be advisable to bring a change of shoes with you – after all a change is as good as a rest!

Consider the fact that the weather could be changeable and make sure you have umbrellas and wellington boots should it rain, a shrug, jacket or blanket for colder weather and parasols and sun cream to guard against a hot sun.

Stunning Themed Weddings

2014-05-18 10.38.28When it comes to wedding planning, couples are no longer limited by the parameters of tradition. In recent years, themed weddings have become increasingly popular, with couples able to tailor their big day to convey their personalities and passions and make their wedding truly remarkable.
The wedding party’s clothes, wedding favours and table and room decorations can all be used to develop a theme. For example, for a Moroccan-themed wedding, swathes of fabric in vibrant tones, oversized scatter cushions and latticework metal lanterns will all help to set the scene. A vintage-style may involve heavy white lace table cloths, old tin tea caddies or oil lamps – remove as unable to have flames as centrepieces for the tables and sugared almonds in muslin for favours.

You could also incorporate your theme into your guest entertainment, with a retro band playing or traditional outdoor games like croquet, draughts or chess.

To accommodate your theme you will need to find a dream wedding venue for your big day – one that can cater for all your aspirations. Essex wedding venue, Hylands Estate in Chelmsford can accommodate even the most avant garde wedding with the Grade II* listed mansion and more contemporary pavilion offering huge scope for all manner of themes.
Hylands Estate is located in striking parkland with manicured lawns and flower beds and wild woodland areas. There are wide open spaces begging to be explored and private areas such as the pavilion terrace and courtyard, which are perfect for more intimate entertaining.

If you are planning an Essex wedding, the experienced wedding planners at Hylands Estate are on hand to offer their help and advice and can manage all or part of your planning – whatever your preference. They know the best local suppliers and can meet the most exacting of requirements.
With easy access from the A12 and Chelmsford city centre, there is abundant parking and great facilities.

Dream Summer Weddings in Essex

Hylands Estate Essex Wedding VenueIf you are planning a summer wedding in Essex, you’ll want to make the very most of what our beautiful county has to offer. The stunning grounds at Hylands Estate in Chelmsford provide the perfect setting; showcasing wondrous, colour-rich gardens with native flowers and trees rubbing shoulders with more exotic flora and fauna.
Also to be found among the grounds is the picturesque Serpentine Lake, which provides the opportunity for peaceful contemplation if you both need some privacy during your big day and is a romantic backdrop for your all-important wedding photography.

A dream Essex wedding venue, Hylands Estate offers scope for your imagination to run wild, with the Grade II* listed mansion lending itself perfectly to a more traditional theme and the pavilion a blank canvas for those seeking something a little more unusual.

Picture your guests spilling out of the pavilion onto a beautiful terrace that leads to a private courtyard where they can chat, relax and enjoy pre- or post-dinner drinks. Or, if you prefer, imagine making your entrance down our imposing, central grand staircase in Hylands House, which also provides a great setting for group photographs.

Fully licensed, with superb caterers, your guests will want for nothing and your wedding day will be a memory that is treasured by all. The wedding planners at Hylands House excel in making sure your big day goes without a hitch and can arrange as much or as little of your wedding as you choose. From children’s entertainment, carriage rides around the grounds and traditional outdoor games, such as coconut shies and croquet or something more left field like bungee runs and bouncy castles – nothing is too much trouble.

On a more practical level, Hylands Estate is also an ideal Essex wedding venue because it provides abundant free parking and is easily accessible from the A12. Just minutes from the centre of Chelmsford it also offers guests easy access to a range of hotels and guest houses.

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