This was my first time as a Park House Horsham wedding photographer and I fell in love with it on first sight. Suzanne and Simon came over from their home in New Zealand and spent several weeks visiting friends and family throughout the UK. I asked Suzanne’s daughter what the highlight was and it was the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London (obviously!). Suzanne and Simon invited 20 of their family and friends to celebrate their day. Park House (also know as the Horsham Register Office) has two ceremony rooms – the Drawing Room seats up to 40 guests – and the Parlour seats 10.
Park House is a Grade II listed Georgian house and the Drawing Room is the largest and grandest room in the building. It overlooks the very pretty rear enclosed garden. Simon and his brother, Nigel, came out for a couple of photos before the ceremony and then everyone took their seats. Suzanne and her daughter arrived in spectacular style in a powder blue VW Beetle called Marsha. Suzanne wore a beautifully embroidered pearl pink A-line dress with a full skirt, peep-toe sandals and carried a rose, thistle and eucalyptus floral bouquet of creams, pale pink, tea rose, and lilac. Both she and her daughter looked sensational as they walked into the Drawing Room.
The ceremony was handled by the Registrar from West Sussex County Council and there was a funny moment as Suzanne placed the wedding band on Simon’s finger (Suzanne’s face was a picture). There were two readings and then they signed the Register and walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. I took a shot of everyone in the garden backing onto the House and then they departed for Ghyll Manor in nearby Rusper for their drinks reception and wedding breakfast.
Ghyll Manor Hotel & Restaurant is a 17th Century country house and has a Conservatory and Terrace Room ideal for smaller weddings. Guests had drinks in the Conservatory and outside on the terrace and then they all shared the wedding breakfast in the Terrace Room. I took a few shots of everyone and then of Suzanne and Simon in the grounds. The sun was doing the ‘in and out’ thing so by the time we got to the pond we just had to wait a moment of two to get a good one.
If you are thinking of having a West Sussex register office or civil ceremony please do contact me to discuss your plans. I offer hourly coverage from just one hour upwards.