When I first received a wedding videography enquiry from Anna & Gareth I was very excited with the prospect of adding wedding videos at Horsley Towers to my portfolio. Hidden within Surrey lays the beautiful Horsley Towers, also known as the De Vere Horsley Estate which is located near Guildford. It is one of the most beautiful and most elegant venues where I have produced a wedding video. Anna and Gareth chose to say ‘I do’ to one and other at this stunning venue which consists of beautiful countryside settings, a secret chapel as well as beautiful tiled cloisters. One cannot forget to mention the lake which also provides for a stunning backdrop with the mansion.
We left Essex early morning and arrived on site at around 9:30am leaving plenty of time for capturing those beautiful establishing shots and morning bridal/groom preparation shots, we managed to squeeze in a card reading for the video which worked wonders. Two readings took place during the wedding ceremony – it’s always great to incorporate these into the wedding video, especially ones with a lot of character! Once the formalities were over cocktail hour commenced.
After the happy couple had a few drinks we began exploring the grounds of Horsley Towers making use of the lake, the secret chapel and the outstanding backdrop of the 19th century mansion.
The speeches took place afterwards, lovely words said by all and we also got to hear some lines from Anna’s mum which was great! Gareth also shared the story of how they met and a few of his favorite memories. Once the speeches concluded the evening guests arrived for the cake cutting and the first dance. Firstly, what an amazing cake and secondly, what an awesome first dance! It was clear to all how much time and effort they had both put into rehearsing their routine. Nice work guys.
Congratulations Anna & Gareth. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to capture the beauty of your wedding day and Horsley Towers!
Watch their wedding film below: