Horsted Place Wedding Photography
Well what a way to start spring, wall to wall rain on Good Friday. The miserable weather outside has provided me with the perfect opportunity to update the blog. Back in deepest darkest December I had the pleasure of photographing the Wedding of Barbara & Josh.
The morning started with the bridal preparations at Horsted Place. It soon became clear that this Wedding had an international flavour. Barbara & Josh currently reside in Germany and some of the Brides family had travelled over from Russia. Barbara & Josh met at Cambridge University and many friends had also travelled from various locations to attend the wedding.
The morning was a hive of activity with hair & make up being completed and also Barbara’s Father finishing his speech ready for the evening reception. Once everybody was ready it was time to head over to Withyham near Hartfield for the Church.
With the Church looking very festive with the Christmas tree and music provided by a string quartette they had created a beautiful atmosphere for the ceremony. The Brides parents are part of the Church Choir and they had arranged a special performance during the ceremony which was very well received. After the ceremony we headed outside for photos but with the cold biting wind we decided that it would be best to do this at Horsted Place. We had time for a quick confetti photo and then it was quickly down to to the cars so we could get everybody back into the warm.
Arriving back at Horsted Place, with the light fading Barbara & Josh were happy to pop outside to make use of the beautiful backdrop of the venue. With most of the guests going missing on the vintage coach that had been provided because of a road closure we had some time to make use of the inside of the venue including the beautiful staircase.
When it was time for food the main room was beautifully lit by candles, perfect for the time of year. During the speeches we were treated to part in Russian, I must confess my Russian is a little rusty so the English translation was most welcome.
During the evening Barbra & Josh wanted to light sparklers so we headed outside the main entrance and with the shelter of the steps, with a freezing cold wind it took a while to get the sparklers going but it was worth it, even though afterwards a couple of bridesmaids were showing the early signs of hypothermia.
It was then time for the first dance. With the groom ushering everybody on to the dance floor within 20 seconds of starting the party atmosphere was soon in full swing.
Below is a small section of images from the day.