A stunning gothic splendour meets boho chic wedding styled shoot at The Ravenswood

Today I am thrilled to share this stunning gothic splendour meets boho chic wedding styled shoot at the stunning Ravenswood in Sharphorne, Sussex.

With a sprinkling of faery magic and a dash of pzazz you can see just what can be done when these two styles collide.

Images were captured by Zest Photography mingled with the amazing skills of a collaborative team.

I hand over to Rod and Julie from Zest Photography to share their recollections of the shoot…


So, we heard that an old friend has just became a partner in a country venue and she asked us to come up and take a look.

When we arrived we were gobsmacked at the sheer scale and possibilities that this place had to offer and realised that, with Sam’s enthusiasm and experience as a  Wedding Photographer, this was going to be one to look out for.

The thing about The Ravenswood is that it gives very little away as you approach it.

Yes it’s large and yes it obviously has history but does that really cut it in the, er, cut-throat world of the wedding venue?

From our previous meeting we knew that it had more to offer but weren’t ready for what lay behind those very old oak panelled doors.

You see the thing about this venue is the way it presents itself.

Walk through the door and you get the feeling of history, of parties, of revelry and maybe even a little tragedy.

Move through to the Princess Beatrice Suite and everything starts to become clear.

Hire your Day teamed up with Bettie Rose flowers to set the room up in magnificent style, no mean feat as the huge ceilings must be 30 to 40 feet high.

A permanent bar is nestled neatly in amongst the wonderful oak panelling and you get a feeling of space, style and magic – without losing that all important historic vibe.

The room is encased in large glass doors and windows bringing in tons  of light and opening onto the glorious patio area which hinted at the treat that was to come.


Nestling outside neatly amongst the earthy, mature gardens and next to the ornamental fountain and giant chair is an outdoor chapel that most other venues could only dream of!

Set out in wedding style with masses of florals,  the chapel was perfect.

The gardens, oh the gardens!  With 4 lakes, a folly, a giant birdcage thingy (what ARE they called anyway) a boat house, a little bridge and…and…the list goes on!

This is why and where The Ravenswood will succeed.

The perfect blend of outdoor wedding, classic, historic interior, grandeur, photographic opportunities by the bucket load and that  huge suite with it’s fab bar – not to mention a very young and enthusiastic team of people determined to make a couples dreams come true.

Thank you so much to Rod and Julie and the team for sharing this stunning boho chic wedding styed shoot.

From the exquisite hair and make up to the gorgeous floristry the look runs seamlessly.

What glorious images, exceptional styling and what an amazing location to inspire couples to create their own memories.


Shoot Credits

Photography – Zest Photography

Venue – The Ravenswood

Venue Dressing and Props –  Amanda – Hire Your Day

Hair styling and Make Up – Amanda – Hire Your Day

Florals –  Lib – Bettie Rose Flowers

Models – Dolly and Dan


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