West Horsley place wedding editorial

Wedding Inspiration

English country Manor House wedding

a romantic gallery of images…

using medium format film for a soft and dreamy aesthetic, capturing the beautiful natural colours of the English countryside

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The design concept for this English manor house wedding editorial drew upon the historic tales of West Horsley Place, a Grade I listed Medieval Manor House, with wonderfully romantic spaces, picturesque formal gardens, and ancient orchards.

Music and entertainment are woven into the history of West Horsley Place, with visits from both Henry VIII, famed for his lavish feasts, and also Queen Elizabeth I, who enjoyed performances from actors and musicians when she visited. As Jessica from Ardour and Bow explains, “today, the house hosts weddings, but also operas and fabulous musical performances, so this seemed the perfect basis for the design concept. We brought together musical elements – a live cellist performing Bach’s Cello suite, and dining treats from renowned caterers Rhubarb, to create a lavish, wonderous affair, all set against the backdrop of this stunning historic house.”

We created an elegant aesthetic, to transport you to the heart of the English countryside. Inspired by melody and music, Laura Elizabeth Patrick’s romantic stationery suite, featured delicate musical illustrations and intricate calligraphy, along with a stunning illustration of the house. Using a mix of antique and light blue hues, ideally suited to an English summer wedding, the colour palette was carefully entwined throughout each and every element of the day, from the tablescape and stationery, to the vintage Porsche wedding car from D.H Cullen, the stunning florals and wedding attire. Using a combination of medium format film and digital photography, I created a romantic gallery of images which whilst soft and dreamy, captured the beautiful natural colours of the English countryside.

Our bride wore the flowing ‘Andrea’ gown by Alon Livne, the perfect dress for an English Manor House; accessorised by pearl drop earrings and a divine aquamarine ring, with blue raffia sandals by Loeffler Randall. Charlie Macgregor created natural make-up and a relaxed luxe look with both an up-do hairstyle, and tousled waves for our bride, with mother of pearl hair accessorises. Complementing this, our groom wore a tailored suit from Stephen Bishop Suiting, in a dapper light blue check fabric.

With a touch of contemporary glamour, blending old with new, the newly converted Grade 2 listed Barn at West Horsley Place was the backdrop for our ceremony. Stylishly renovated, this relaxing space offered a modern setup using simple benches complemented by soft fabric drapes hung from the rafters complete with chandlier, providing a contrast against the sleek polished concrete floor. Dreamy abundant florals framed the ceremony, with gorgeous urns of white delphiniums, pink roses and English viburnum. Johanna Pedrick also beautifully framed the entrance to the barn with a living aisle of trailing foliage and ranunculus, epitomising blissful countryside florals.

Our tablescape was one of refinement and elegance, fit for the stately visitors that once graced West Horsley Place. Decorative charger plates and mother of pearl cutlery adorned the dining table, along with inspiring florals, taper candles in hand blown glass candlesticks, and accent blue glassware. I especially loved the table favours; miniature bottles of damson gin, hand-picked from the ancient orchard at West Horsley Place.

London caterers Rhubarb, created a delicious dessert station with miniature puddings, and homemade macarons photographed in one of the architectural archways of the house. We also had a beautifully designed cake by Le Papillon, resting joyfully on the wishing well in the magnificent orchard, amongst the apple and damson trees, the perfect spot for guests to repose following a sumptuous meal in this magnificent Manor House.

Venue: west horsley place
Planning: ardour and bow
Floral Design: johanna pedrick flowers
Videography: kerry bartlett photographer
Catering & Sweet Treats: rhubarb food
Bridal Hair & Makeup: official charlie mac makeup
Stationery: laura elizabeth patrick
Jewellery: alex appleton jewellers
Cake Designer: le papillon cakes
Bridal Attire: morgan davies bridal
Grooms Attire: s.b.s suiting
Tableware: couvert hire
Ceremony Benches: academy furniture hire
Bridal Accessories: victoria harper bridal
Bridal Shoes: loeffler randall
Linen: just4linen
Models: iman jouali & oliver fernandez
Classic Car: d.h.cullen sports car hire
Drapes, Chandeliers & Accessories: to have and to hire weddings
Musician: Fendt ensemble

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