The colourful wedding of Marie Anderson and Richard Philpotts at Hylands House in June 2015 was full of happiness and had one little guest – the couple’s son William – really enjoying the celebrations. It was also caught on camera and will be featured weekly in September as part of the I Want that Wedding! series on Channel 5, with the first programme broadcast on Tuesday 1st.
Marie, a bridesmaid nine times, knew what she wanted when it came to her own wedding. “I knew it would be Hylands”, said Marie. “Tom Harper was my contact and set my mind at ease. He made the build up to my wedding a really enjoyable one”.
Marie and Richard ensured it would be a vibrant, fun wedding. Fascinated by it all was William, born prematurely and experiencing a tough time at the start of his life, he is now a healthy baby.
The bridesmaids were dressed in different bright colours, which is bang on trend. The invitations were all different hues, as was the cake and the flowers, whilst large colourful balloons flew high above the tables.
“I loved having reception drinks in the beautiful blue room. Our guests looked around the House while we were having photos taken and the weather enabled people to enjoy the terrace and take in the amazing views.
“The wedding breakfast and the disco took place in the Grand Pavilion. This meant that all my guests were in one place whether they were on the dance floor, at the bar or sitting down as opposed to a venue that has loads of different rooms where guests are scattered.
“The whole day was my favourite part! I’ll always remember walking into the Pavilion just before we did the receiving line and being blown away by how wonderful it looked”.