Hilles House in Gloucestershire has quite a history; it’s the family home of art dealer Detmar Blow and the gothic Arts and Crafts style house has entertained royalty and many celebrities from the fashion music and art worlds. It sits on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment and has amazing views over five counties.
Last night over 50 wedding industry professionals met at Hilles House in for a tweetup, which is an event where people who know each other mainly from social media come to meet in person. They are a great way to put a names to faces and an excellent way to really connect with the people in your network. The GlosWed Gloucestershire Wedding supplier’s network was set up by Jonathon Watkins (PhotoGlow Photography), Suzie Goodman (Kushi Cars) and Neil Ollerton (Cheltenham DJ) to link up local like-minded businesses and we connect on Facebook and Twitter and hold regular meetup.
Unfortunately it was misty when we arrived, so we couldn’t fully appreciate the amazing views from the lawns. A pair of flaming braziers at the entrance and a roaring fire inside definitely helped ward off the autumnal chill though. In the great hall Detmar welcomed us to his home and gave a brief history of it, before the resident wedding co-ordinator Rhian took groups for tours. The house is full of eclectic details, ancient tapestries, carved furniture, oil paintings, art posters, mirrored tables, porcelain and candles, lots of candles. The overall impression was theatrical, though not grand; definitely bohemian. Hilles House is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and marquee receptions and it certainly is a wonderful setting for such celebrations. Below are a few photos from the evening: