Nonsuch Mansion Wedding

Nonsuch Mansion & Ewell Church
Becky & Ollie

Here’s Becky and Ollie’s wedding at Nonsuch Mansion in late April.

Their wedding was amazing and ran super smoothly from when I first arrived up until we waved them goodbye at the end of the evening.

I was fortunate in that Becky and Ollie were getting ready at the family homes about five minutes from each other. Being able to bounce between couples during prep is handy and it’s nice to have that balance in the photos.

Before Nonsuch they got married at St Mary’s Church in Ewell which is the same church Becky’s parents tied the knot at a few moons ago.

Ollie held it together really well as Becky walked down through the church with her dad and honestly, it was one of those weddings where you truly felt it was one entity in the church rather than individual guests.

A wedding often reflects the family and there was a lot of love here, it felt lovely to be a part of this.

We then had some photos on the church steps before heading off the Nonsuch for the reception.

Late April / early May time of year is when nature starts to look it’s best and as the weather was nice we could make proper use of the grounds at Nonsuch Park for photos. We also took some later on in the evening as the sun set and made use of the car too.

Northbrook Park Wedding Photography

Northbrook Park
Natalie & Graham

Northbrook Park Wedding Photography

Northbrook Park was Natalie and Grahams choice of venue for their wedding in late October. They all got ready in the mews adjoining the Orangery and Natalie was in the perfect spot for photos with light streaming through the French doors during makeup. I spent a little while between there and outside shooting details then, just after Natalie had opened her gift from Graham, I went to see the guys for their prep photos.

Their choice of colours was perfect. The flowers were a mix of pale pinks through to warm oranges and this contrasted with the red ties and grey suits of the Groomsmen. I also loved Natalie’s dress, it had a pastel pink colour underneath white detailing complete with a bow on the back, one of the prettiest dresses I’d seen all year!

Northbrook Park Jewish Wedding

This was a Jewish fusion wedding, so their ceremony was made up of a civil ceremony followed by a Jewish one afterwards. The vine room where the ceremony took place was decorated nicer than I’ve ever seen before. I’ve been the photographer to a good few Northbrook Park weddings but I’ve not seen as much detail go into a wedding there as I did with Natalie and Grahams one.

After Graham had smashed the glass we left the Vine room for confetti and a large group shot (which worked really well using the gravel drive side) before heading off for some smaller family formals and couple shots.

The awesome décor continued into the Orangery with each table full and completely covered with scrabble tiles for place holders, moss around the base of the centre pieces, party games and quizzes for the guests. Their table plan was music based with each table named after a musical track important to them.

Northbrook Park Wedding Photography

Before dinner started the guests welcomed them onto the floor and Israeli dancing commenced with everyone going crazy and moving at speed. This didn’t really stop until after 15 minutes or so before dinner started only to pick up again after the speeches. People lost their minds with the dancing getting crazier and in some places, downright dangerous!

Special mention goes to the layout of the Orangery this time around at Northbrook Park. Having the dance floor centralised was a stroke of genius and worked really well. With the DJ booth being slightly offset from the top table it made things much more cosy and intimate. The strings of Festoon lights really added to the ambience too.

Bingham Hotel Wedding Blog

The Bingham Hotel London
Bonnae & Mike

Here is Bonnae and Mike’s wedding at the Bingham Hotel in London. Overlooking the river Thames, this is a boutique Victorian townhouse and was a perfect setting for their wedding this Summer.

This was the first week of August and HOT, there was no escape from the sun but that wasn’t a bad thing as everyone was outside enjoying themselves.

Bingham Hotel Wedding

Bonnae got ready at the venue with Mike arriving later before saying their vows downstairs. This same room was turned around for dinner while we went ouside for photos and later in the evening had some photos by the river.

A Couples Shoot by the Sea
Beth & Ben

Sussex couples shoot

Say hello to Beth and Ben whose wedding I’m shooting in around a months time at Cripps Barn in the Cotswolds.

They both live in Brighton though so we had a couples shoot there, under the pier, along the beach and at an orchard up the road.

Sussex couples shoot

I enjoy the exclusivity I get with a couple during a shoot. At a wedding you have a lot of distractions but when it’s just the three of us you can really focus on the couple and they can focus on each other!

Here’s some more images from their shoot!

Rhinefiled House Hotel Wedding Blog

Rhinefield House Hotel
Kirsty & Chris

Rhinefield House Hotel Wedding Photography

Kirsty and Chris decided to get married in the picturesque New Forest with their ceremony at St. Luke’s Church in Burton following with their reception at the Rhinefield House Hotel.

This was a stunning location for a wedding and we made full use of the woodland later in the evening when the sun started to set…thanks to a fearless couple willing to jumping across a stream!

Rhinefield House Hotel Wedding Photography

Kensington Roof Gardens
Natalija & Michael

Kensington Roof Gardens Wedding Photography

If you’ve never seen Kensington Roof Gardens before you should really go. This oasis in the city is something to see and I went through a ‘how did I not know this was here’ moment when I arrived.

It’s a mix of several areas, theres the English garden, a Spanish garden.. ok it’s the crystal maze. There, I said it. You’ve also got real live pink flamingoes there too. In Kensington!

I was here to shoot Natalija and Michael’s wedding, everything took place at the gardens and everything seemed to happen so quickly. From the civil ceremony to the Bedeken to the Chuppah ceremony it was non stop.

Kensington Roof Gardens Wedding Photography

We had photos in the English Garden before re-joining the guests in the Aztec Zone Spanish Garden before settling in for dinner, speeches and Israeli dancing.

The band ‘Shir’ played for the first half of the evening (and supplied music throughout the day) before the in house DJ played the rest of the evening out.

We were there until the very end and took advantage of the restaurant upstairs for an awesome shot across London at night.

Upwaltham Barns
Elizabeth & James

Upwaltham Barns
Lizzie is a self confessed flower addict. She loves them to bits and as a result there was a huge floral presence at Upwaltham Barns for her and James’ wedding. Pastel bouquets, headbands and wall decor was everywhere along with a decent amount of homespun touches everywhere.

Everything took place here, from the prep to the ceremony and reception and that is a big strength of Upwaltham, you don’t lose any of your day moving between venues…time passes quickly on a wedding day.

Upwaltham BarnsInside the main barn was colourful, the bunting lowered the ceiling nicely to make dinner more cosy and after speeches we headed off for some more photos as the sun was setting.

Upwaltham Barns

I stayed until midnight for their wedding and it was a packed dancefloor all night! They also had video from Anneka Ireland and their highlight clip is below along with more photos from their day.