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Smooth Operators to Wed at Hylands Estate

Rachel & DarylRachel and Daryl are no strangers to Hyland House. As Operations Manager, Daryl helps to ensure that the many events at Hylands run smoothly and that everyone has an enjoyable time.
The couple also first met at Hylands House so it is already a romantic venue for them. They were at a Boys Toys event in 2014 where Rachel was viewing planes, cars, hovercrafts, big trucks and listening to bands. Daryl was part of the Hylands team keeping the whole show on the road. The pair kept in touch on social media and saw each other again a year later at the next Boys Toys day. No surprise then that they should choose Hylands House for their wedding in August. Another good reason is that Rachel also works for Chelmsford City Council, which owns Hylands.
The couple are hiring the house including the serene Bridal Suite, where Rachel and her Bridesmaids can get ready and add the finishing touches to their attire. The beautiful Grade ll* listed mansion, set in landscaped parkland is the perfect setting for weddings. There is a series of superbly decorated rooms, including the Banqueting Suite with its rich red colour scheme, highlighted with gold leafs and scrolls. The Grand Pavilion can accommodate up to 300 people.

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“We are having a traditional wedding with a colour scheme of pinks and creams” said Rachel. “Our menu is British and will be three courses to include chicken and will also have food suitable for vegetarians. It will be such a pleasure for us both to enjoy the splendour of Hylands House as customers, rather than as workers and we are sure the Hyland’s team will do an excellent job”

Hylands house wedding of Ruth and Barnes October 2nd 2015

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Today we welcome Scott Miller, guest blogger and award-winning photographer and videographer to our site. All pictures on this blog are copyright: Scott Miller photography.

Well we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for this early autumn wedding of Ruth and Barnes at the wonderful Hylands House. It was a fairly small wedding with around 50 guests and on the day we had a team of four; two photographers and two videographers.
Now this can sound a lot of people to cover a smallish wedding but it allows us to capture the day in our relaxed unobtrusive style. Most if our work at ‘Boutique wedding films’ is reportage, capturing the magic as it unfolds.

Hylands House is a stunning grade II neo-classic house situated within Hylands Park; a 232-hecture park in Chelmsford Essex, with great access via the A12. The house is bursting with character; the bridal prep room has a stunning bay of window in which we created some beautiful bridal portraits. For the groomsmen we shot down stairs, using the large doorways to frame some of the shots.

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With having the extra cameramen we could be at the front of the ceremony room ready for the bride and still get a shot of the bride coming down the sweeping staircase. As a photographer you can only be in one place at a time so it’s moments like this when the extra cameraman is priceless.

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After the ceremony it was drinks and canopies at the front of the house as well as the horse drawn tours around Hylands park. What a glorious treat on such a wonderful day. We then shot some family photos; the sun was low and right in front of the house so we shot on a slight angle to keep the sun out of everyone’s eyes.

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Once the family shots were taken we finished with some bride and groom portraits using the stairs as well as the rest of the house before it’s time for the wedding breakfast in the grand dining room.

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After the speeches we had another little shoot with the bride and groom; we were then treated to a wonderful fire work display at the back of the house. Again as we had two photographers I stayed with the wedding party while the second shooter on the day ‘Chris Woodman’ took some truly stunning long exposure night images. It truly was a fantastic day with the staff at Hylands House insuring the day ran without a hitch.

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With our day finishing a little after the first dance and as the evening shenanigans’ were starting, we’re already looking forward to our next visit at this wonder wedding venue. And we couldn’t recommend it enough to any couples looking for the prefect venue.

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If you like our work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our website for more info and to check availability. I’ve recently won ‘wedding photographer of the year’ at the prestigious Essex wedding awards.

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IT’S OFFICIAL HYLANDS ESTATE IS NUMBER ONE HERITAGE WEDDING VENUE IN ESSEX

Hylands Estate is the proud Winner of the Heritage Venue of the Year Award 2014

Hylands Estate is the proud Winner of the Heritage Venue of the Year Award 2014

Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, Essex has been awarded the title number one Heritage Wedding Venue in Essex at the Essex Wedding Awards.

Hylands Estate offers a stunning white classical building to create the perfect setting for intimate gatherings or lavish receptions. The venue offers an extravagantly decorated banqueting room in a neo baroque style, and has recently launched a contemporary Grand Pavilion which can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Councillor Ray Ride, Cabinet Member for Parks & Leisure, Chelmsford City Council, owners of Hylands Estate, is delighted with the award. He says: “This is fabulous news. Everyone at Hylands has worked so hard to complete the new Grand Pavilion and it’s lovely for the team to get such well-deserved recognition. Hylands offers something very unique; a warm and friendly setting for small wedding parties and a magnificent Grand Pavilion for large celebrations. We are all very proud of what we have achieved at Hylands, and delighted that this effort has been rewarded with this top accolade.”

He continued: “The restoration of the house is amazing, and it’s wonderful to see so many happy couples enjoying their big day in such a grand yet intimate venue. It’s also great to see an old house being brought back to life again.”

Hylands Estate was also recently shortlisted for Wedding Venue of the Year (Eastern region) at the Wedding Industry Awards.