Highley Manor Wedding Photography Hotel
Highley Manor Wedding Photography. The tone of Carly and Steve’s wedding was set early on in the morning. As soon as Steve put on his bright orange socks, I knew we were in for a fun and funky day.
And the creativity didn’t stop there. Dotted throughout the day were quirky twists on the traditional elements of a wedding.
The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Highley Manor Hotel, in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
Although I am a Surrey wedding photographer, I am happy to travel to venues throughout the Home Counties, and I’m certainly glad I made the trip to this place.
There has been a Manor on this land since the 14th century.
Highley Manor is surrounded by 7.5 acres of woodlands and gardens, creating a secluded and private space for the guests and lots of opportunities for outdoor photographs.
While Steve got himself ready at home, Carly got a jump-start on him and the guests by getting dressed with the bridal party at the hotel.
While Carly dressed in a traditional lace bridal gown with a sash, Steve gave a modern twist to his classic look with an orange cravat and cufflinks.
And the splashes of citrus didn’t end there, with orange balloons bringing Highley Manor’s historic landscape to life.
The vibrant colours created a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, which was greatly enhanced by the pre-wedding drinks enjoyed by guests in the bar.
Highley Manor Wedding
The wedding ceremony took place in Baronial Hall, a room that was once the Shelley family chapel. The vaulted ceiling had vast swathes of fabric which gave the space a dramatic and romantic feeling.
Time To Celebrate
With the formalities concluded the guests made their way into the Shelley Suite for the wedding breakfast. After enjoying a feast of food, guests listened to beautifully delivered speeches that were both humorous and heartfelt.
The wedding cake was a magnificent creation, a massive tower of chocolate, putting a fun twist on a classic stacked cake design. Carly and Steve danced into the night with their guests, fuelled by a sweetie buffet (which I may have sampled).
Thanks to Chuck for helping me on this beautiful day.
Thank you to Carly and Steve for inviting me to such a beautiful venue on their wedding day, and I wish them good fortune for the future.