Karen & Adam had a wonderful Horsted Place wedding in September – I met Karen & Adam through their friends Amanda & Glenn, whose wedding I photographed in Sussex last year, So I knew what sort of crowd to expect at their wedding – I’m not sure I’ve ever met such a lovely, lively, fun, crazy ( & totally fabulous!) bunch!
Horsted Place weddings are wonderful, it’s a beautiful country house hotel wedding venue, nestled in the heart of Sussex and surrounded by some of the most wonderful countryside, it’s such a perfect spot to celebrate a sophisticated, yet relaxed wedding – not too formal but certainly with a great sense of occasion. A perfect match for our Bride and Groom – Karen and Adam.
To say they are popular is an understatement, they are clearly loved by many and Adam is a rugby player, so a large portion of the crowd were professional rugby players, and lets just say these chaps know how to let their hair down.
Karen is a supremely stylish lady, and opted for the most wonderfully sophisticated black and white colour palette for the day – outfitting her bridesmaids in very classy black dresses which set against her own gorgeous sweetheart neckline dress and silver shoes.
As the day passed more colour was gradually introduced into the palette – culminating in the most delightfully colourful and well stocked sweet table we’ve ever seen, fueling the guests long into the evening on one of the most energetic dancefloors we’ve ever witnessed.
Our coverage starts with Karen and the girls getting ready at Horsted Place, a wonderful spot to prepare for a very special day and an immensely close, yet welcoming group of ladies who were a pleasure to work with – these ladies have grown up together and have been bridesmaids for one another – so to say they are close barely covers the whole story. Karen clearly experienced pre-wedding nerves, but the combination of her bridemaids influences and the distraction of getting stung by a bee (!) helped keep her calm. (Although I wouldn’t recommend a bee sting in future, if it can be avoided!)
The girls closeness was only rivaled by the Adam and the chaps – rugby players spend so much time together, they form their own tighly-knit family – a family that knew everyone else’s secrets and (embarrassing) stories, and were certainly not shy about banter – or the occasional bit of heckling!
I had my associate SJP working alongside me & as always, it was brilliant to work with him.
Thanks to Karen & Adam for having us along for the ride.