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Weddings at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham West Sussex
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Bride and groom release doves after their wedding at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham West Sussex

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Background Information and Highlights:

Our featured couple Becky and Alex chose the opulent South Lodge Hotel Horsham West Sussex for their ceremony and reception.

The hotel is midway between the M25 motorway and the south coast just a short distance from the M23 / A23 and so is easy to get to. There is of course plenty of onsite parking.

The South Lodge Hotel has extensive well kept grounds including an enormous rockery. On the day of this Winter wedding the weather was cruelly cold and so we were not able to venture out to make full use of the lovely exterior surroundings but we did steel ourselves for long enough to complete a few shots in front of the cameras.

Fortunately the hotel has a fabulous interior and so there is no shortage of photogenic backdrops to utilise.

Becky and Alexs' ceremony was actually a renewal of vows rather than a first time around marriage ceremony. The renewal of vows is becoming more and more popular and Peter has photographed and videod several in recent seasons.

The South Lodge Hotel has a grand and impressive frontage as you can appreciate in the first photo below. What a shame we could not have had a blue sky and fluffy clouds but what the hey!

South Lodge Hotel Horsham West Sussex wedding venue seen from the front of the main building

You know what they say about all the best laid plans! Well that happened with the "getting ready" part of the day. Our couples beautiful new home of just a few days out in the Sussex countryside turned out to be inaccessible to the limo and so Becky had to bring forward her timings to be ready to role far earlier than planned. So the start of the getting ready photography was pretty much at the end of the getting ready! We still managed a few nice shots including our bride's bouquet:

Bride's bouquet before her wedding at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham

And some cute shots of the little people:

Bridesmaid ready for wedding at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham

No wonder the limo struggled with those country tracks. Look at the size of that!

Wedding limousine outside the South Lodge Hotel wedding venue Horsham West Sussex

Some people have features just made for black and white photography. Peter always includes black and white versions of some of the colour photos and you can see this in action in the full galleries:

Guest awaits start of wedding ceremony at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham

Soon the ceremony was underway in the South Lodge Hotel's Wordsworth Room. The registrars responsible for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships at the South Lodge Hotel are very pleasant and easy to work with; Peter was able to shoot a good selection of photos and video during our couples ceremony:

Wedding ceremony in progress in the Wordsworth Room at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham

Then at the end of the renewal of vows ceremony guests were invited to shoot their own photos:

Guests take photos of bride and groom after their wedding at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham West Sussex

There was an impromptu receiving line after the ceremony and this made for some great photo opportunities:

Guests congratulate bride after her wedding at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham

Some of the lads then braved the icy conditions outside. This was probably more to do with having a smoke break than enjoying the climate!

Guests pose for photos after wedding at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham

And yes that really is snow billowing around these brave bridesmaids!

Bridesmaids in the gardens at the South Lodge Hotel wedding venue Horsham

Our couple arranged a dove release:

Bride and groom hold doves after their wedding at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham

And off they go!

Doves are released by bride and groom after their wedding at the South Lodge Hotel

The South Lodge Hotel Horsham allows access to some of the upper rooms overlooking the rear terrace and this can make for excellent photos of large groups as its possible to see everyones face:

Guests pose for group photo with bride and groom after wedding at the South Lodge Hotel

A combination of black and white photography with little people. Great!

Guests mingle after wedding at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham

We braved the cold for a few minutes to shoot some of the essential family photos on the photogenic terrace of the South Lodge Hotel:

Bride and groom pose with grandfather after their South Lodge Hotel Horsham wedding

And we ventured to the enormous rockery for a few more minutes. The South Lodge Hotel provides an electric buggy to get the participants to and fro:

Bride and groom pose for a wedding photograph in the rockery at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham

The speeches were extremely short and to the point. It was touch and go whether the bestman would find his nerves to make his speech but eventually he obliged. Our bride had no such inhibitions:

Bride making her speech during wedding breakfast at the South Lodge Hotel Horsham

An obliging couple of hotel guests were kind enough to vacate their snug positions in front of the hotels roaring fire so that we could shoot Becky and Alex:

Bride and groom pose for photo in front of fireplace at South Lodge Hotel Horsham

A photo of the venue after dark often makes for a lovely closing shot in the wedding album:

South Lodge Hotel Horsham West Sussex seen at night

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