This timeless, romantic wedding inspiration at, new wedding venue West Horsley Place in Surrey will take your breath away. Beautifully complementing the Grade I listed, country house with exquisite tablescapes and floral installations by Emma Soulsby Flowers, plus decadent cakes my MonAnnie Cakes. Everything was brought together by the wonderful planning and styling talents of Rachel Dalton Weddings, who perfectly showcased the manors historical charm and capabilities, giving you lots of food for thought for your own wedding day.

Timeless Romance at Country House West Horsley Place

Rachel Dalton: The inspiration for this shoot came from our venue, West Horsley Place. There is an undeniable grandeur and charm to this Grade I listed manor house and a historical significance behind it which I wanted to be the focal point of the shoot. My wedding planning business, Rachel Dalton Weddings, specialises in country house weddings in the South of England and across the UK, which made West Horsley Place the ideal location for my vision. I was lucky enough to bring together a truly incredible team of suppliers from Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and London for this styled shoot, and the finished result completely blew me away.

West Horsley Place

The house retains an untouched and fragile beauty, with endless examples of the original character and heritage of its former use. Now working alongside Rhubarb Catering, the house provides an exclusive and bespoke wedding venue, and you will truly feel spoilt for choice with the options they have available for your wedding day.


I was squealing with delight when Emma Soulsby agreed to create the florals for this shoot, her floral installations truly are the most incredible works of art! West Horsley Place has stunning and ornate fireplaces in almost every room, and we were both keen to create a floral display around one of the fireplaces which is unlike anything people will have seen before. Emma built a tree (yes - an actual tree!) that framed the fireplace and trailed over the mantel, which provided the most breathtaking backdrop for our table. She also arranged a large vase of flowers for the corner of the room, and an array of small vases to run down our table. The arrangements were made up of an incredible selection of luxury roses, including Juliet, Amnesia, Menta and Quicksand roses. The finished result brought a tear to my eye!

Styling & Details

Wherever possible, I wanted the authenticity of West Horsley Place to feature in our styling, so we used many original pieces of furniture in the shoot, including some gorgeous, ornate gold chairs around our dining room table. I opted for a romantic, understated colour palette of soft pinks, lilac, green and gold. Luxurious, blush linens from Just 4 Linen provided the perfect backdrop to our elegant gold tableware from Couvert. The wonderful Georgina Read Creative completed our table set up with some beautifully luxe velum paper name tags and menus, as well as creating a sophisticated invitation suite.
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Planning & Styling: Rachel Dalton Weddings | Venue: West Horsley Place | Catering: Rhubarb | Florist: Emma Soulsby Flowers | Cake: MonAnnie | Linen: Just 4 Linen | Tableware: Couvert | Stationery: Georgina Read Creative | Bridal Boutique: Anna Bridal Couture | Dress Designers: Suzanne Neville | Jesús Peiró | Hair: Sacha-Lilly | EJW Hair | Makeup: Tara Sanger Makeup | Model: Natasha

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