The epitome of a victorian gothic. The wedding venue is a uniqueness all to itself. Originally designed in the eighteen twenties by Charles Barry the one and the same architect who designed the house’s of parliament and also Highclere, as we all know as Downton abbey. The similarities can be seen in the design of East Horsley towers. Subsequently owned by the Lovelace family.
For the wedding of Danny and Rebecca in November of this year what a wonderful venue
wedding venue displays that thinking of a Victorian gothic folly. Not quite medieval, then again not quite Victorian. A mish-mash of the two. The main tower with its cylindrical towers in liking with a castle keeps giving that look of a walled castle. But as a wedding venue.
Horsley Towers is so different from every other venue out there that it makes sense to be different. As a Wedding venue, Horsley towers has everything and more for a perfect wedding. The lake with its towering reflection, the massive manicured lawns which are just superb, the gilded Banqueting hall with is coats of arms all around the hall. But the secret chapel is every wedding photographer’s dream. With its blue and white tiling, the vaulted ceiling and dark atmosphere could almost be from a film studio set.
With the ceremony taking place at St James’s church at Hampton hill, although a lovely Victorian church, almost no room for group shots, with just a small courtyard area for the confetti shot, It’s off to De veres east Horsley for the reception.
With most weddings of this quality you would expect a wedding car as part of the day, wedding car yes, £180.000 McLaren, well what can I say definitely a head-turner. Although a beautiful sunny day it was bitterly cold and by the time we had finished all the group shots it was time for Danny and Rebecca’s shots around the grounds, of course, the McLaren had to take center stage. Lit with off-camera flash, Elinchrom Elb 400 and gridded softbox, and my fav lens the Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART for the very best in sharpness. The best shots of the day were definitely in the secret chapel
. Although very cold, it was worth it to get superb images of this venue included on their wedding day.