Hylands house wedding of Ruth and Barnes October 2nd 2015

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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.


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.


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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Ria and Matt’s Wedding at Hylands Estate

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Weddings at Hylands House are always special, there’s always a palpable buzz of anticipation for the staff on these days so it was a real pleasure to welcome Ria and Matt (and all their guests) on their big day. The weather didn’t disappoint as we all enjoyed glorious sunshine all day.

Surrounded by landscaped parkland, our spectacular Grade II listed mansion with meticulously restored period rooms complete with the timeless glamour of a Grand Pavilion make us a natural choice for weddings. The elegance of the house, combined with the beautiful garden vistas provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs. Talking of photographs, the couple had booked our very own Jasmine Jade photography to shoot their wedding day. Jasmine Jade Photography is a renowned creative photographer specialising in wedding photography. Whilst her clients have her working all over London and the UK this Chelmsford Wedding photographer stays closer to home when shooting weddings at Hylands. Her talent, attention to detail and infectious passion for her work results in stunningly creative yet timeless images for her clients. We are thrilled that Jasmine Jade Photography is one of our recommended wedding photographers at Hylands. Here is what she had to say about us. “I always enjoy shooting weddings at Hylands Estate. The staff are always professional, welcoming and friendly and the beautiful grounds and elegant interior give me so many opportunities to take amazing shots of my wedding parties. I am passionate about all my shoots but as a Chelmsford Wedding Photographer it is always lovely to return to a warm welcome at Hylands.

Matt and Ria’s wedding ceremony took place in our drawing room, a magnificent and stylish room with a grand piano and ornate chandelier. Then it was through to the Banqueting room which is lavishly decorated with silk lined walls and hand painted wall motifs. Its floor to ceiling windows let the light stream in on Matt and Ria and their guests, giving a stunning view of the back lawn, parkland and Serpentine lake beyond. Everybody then enjoyed a sumptuous meal and then it was on to the speeches, which I know were one of the highlights of the couple’s day. The evening reception was held in a marquee on the grounds of Hyland where there was laughter and dancing well into the evening.

A magical wedding day filled with lots of love and plenty of laughter. Congratulations to Matt and Ria for getting married and creating such a memorable day for yourselves, your family and your friends to remember.

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