Firstly, the couple are very attached to the house having as children watched it develop from a deteriorating building to the stunning house it is today. They also wanted to have lots of beautiful landscaped parkland for their guests to enjoy and particularly so for one very special participant. Hylands House in Chelmsford is perfect for them as it is a Grade II* listed property, spectacularly restored to its former glory and situated in 574 acres of historic landscaped parkland.
There is no better occasion than a wedding for gathering our nearest and dearest together. Amongst family and friends, the fun, exciting, charming and affectionate Paddy just had to be there for Adelle. Paddy, being a horse though needs just a little more outside space than your average guest.
“Paddy is my guest of honour” said Adelle. “He has been in my family for over eight years and my wedding would not be the same without him. One of the reasons I chose Hylands House is because of the wonderful open spaces, which enables Paddy to enjoy the wedding too”.
Another unusual reason is that both Adelle and Danny played as children in Hylands Park around the House but were not aware of each other at the time. Phased restoration work by Chelmsford City Council began in 1986, and by 1996 the external work to the House had been completed and it was restored to its Georgian grandeur. “We both have childhood memories of being there and of having a wonderful time. We have seen the House transform over the years into this highly romantic venue”.
The couple are using the main House for the wedding ceremony, then having an afternoon tea in the Banqueting Room and holding their evening reception in the new Grand Pavilion. “The venue is so amazing”, continues Adelle, “that we don’t have to worry too much about extra decorations so everything else is really simple to do.”
The couple met three years ago through friends and are aged 30 and 31 respectively. Adelle’s twin sister and god-daughter are bridesmaids and of course Paddy will be there, gazing with pride at his young charge and looking his glossy best.