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.

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Lili-Mae & Ben

A Wedding at Nonsuch Mansion

Summer seems so long ago now and I’m thankful I put off my blogging until the winter months so I can cast my mind back to longer days and a time before Star Wars mania had such an absolute grip on the nation. Although it has me too and there’s two seats waiting for Laura and myself at the IMAX next week because if I’m going to go to the movies I want to to see it in 70mm!

A Wedding at Nonsuch Mansion

Here is Lili-Mae and Ben’s gorgeous August wedding at Nonsuch Mansion. I loved the nice touches and attention to detail on this day. Everything was considered and put together really well. I loved Lili-Mae’s dress and being a two piece one it was really tricky to shoot so I did the right thing and waited until it was actually on her for photo. (Sometimes you can’t win with the dress and today was such a day)!

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Even though the details were beautiful a wedding is nothing without the right crowd and I had just the best day with everyone. Ben was the nicest guy to be around and you can tell they were both absolutely smitten with each other.

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Sumi & Simon

Hindu Fusion Nonsuch Wedding
The sun came out for Sumi and Simon’s wedding this summer which is just as well, as this globe-trotting couple are used to the hot hot heat of the Middle East!

Set in the lavish grounds of Epsom’s Nonsuch Mansion, this was a traditional English garden wedding with a difference, complete with mason jars packed with peonies, a towering white wedding cake and personal touches such as the drummers who welcomed guests to the ceremony.
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From the very start of the day, you could see how special this day was to Sumi, Simon and their families. They have been living in Qatar and their beautiful wedding was the perfect opportunity to reconnect with loved ones who they hadn’t seen in a while. You can see this emotion in the proud faces of Sumi’s parents, and the huge smiles of the wedding party.

To honour Sumi’s heritage, the bride wore traditional Henna on her hand, and the groom cracked a coconut following the wedding ceremony inside the magnificent, Grade II listed Mansion.
Hindu Fusion Nonsuch Wedding

After the ceremony, the guests really let their hair down, with loads of laughter and dancing among family and friends. Amazingly, the sun stayed out for the whole day, so we were able to get plenty of photos of family and friends all over the grand gardens which surround the venue.

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Kat & Dan

Nonsuch Mansion London WeddingSummer seems like months ago and as things are now (a little) quieter I can catch up with the blogging.

Here’s Kat and Dan’s late July wedding at Nonsuch Mansion. I started off at their home in Earlsfield where Steph from Beauty Call was there to start off the makeup before finishing it at Nonsuch itself.  I wasn’t there for long before shooting off to the venue.

Nonsuch Mansion London WeddingOnce at the venue I nabbed the other details, jewellery, the grounds and the dress. (Which was from ‘All that Glitters’ in Wimbledon) and her shoes were from Dune.

Dan’s three piece was from Reiss and their flowers were supplied by Jay Archer who lately tends to be a complete blur whenever I see her, she works so hard. The table decorations were amazing and filled the room.

Nonsuch Mansion London WeddingMyself, I brought some balloons and a Triceratops. A Triceratops whose rampage could of been stopped had they of just thrown the bouquet at it. But who knew right?

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Nonsuch Mansion and the Holy Ghost Church Balham
Brigid & Geoff

Nonsuch and Holy Ghost Balham WeddingHi all! Here is Brigid and Geoff’s wedding from August.

They had their ceremony at the Holy Ghost Church in Balham, London with their reception at Nonsuch Mansion, Cheam. Brigid is a school teacher and with her sisters being bridesmaids I was certainly kept on my toes throughout the day! This certainly helped during the formals too (especially with the group shot).

In the morning I started with the guys in Loughborough Park before heading to the girls in Balham.

Nonsuch and Holy Ghost Balham WeddingThis was my first time at the Holy Ghost Church. It’s an impressive modern Catholic church with a lot of space to move around in for photos. After the ceremony we headed to Nonsuch Park on the vintage Routemaster bus where the days events unfolded. I noticed when there that all of Brigid’s class had written messages to her and these were dotted around everywhere.

It doesn’t matter how experienced someone is, when someone lifts you up like that and has confidence in you, you’ll do a better job.

Special mention must go to both of them for the confidence and trust which they openly showed me. It doesn’t matter how experienced someone is, when someone lifts you up like that and has confidence in you, you’ll do a better job. So thanks to you both if you’re reading this.

Nonsuch and Holy Ghost Balham WeddingHere are some more images from the day…

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Nonsuch Mansion and St Mary the Virgin Ewell
Emily & Dan

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Sometimes it can be hard to choose between colour photos and black and white – while the colour images capture every tiny detail of the day, there is something moody and romantic about a black and white image that works particularly well at a wedding. So with Emily and Dan, we decided to do both. Their wedding album is tonally rich, with a clutch of classic black and white shots selected to highlight a few special moments. We love the lush textures offered by the shadowy interior of the church, and some of our favourite black and white images were taken in St Mary Ewell before and during the ceremony.

Nonsuch Mansion WeddingBut outside, on the grounds of Nonsuch Mansion, the bright greens of the garden cannot be ignored. Emily and Dan looked

radiant against a backdrop of leafy shrubs and trees, and the never-ending lawns of the estate. Luckily, the weather was on our side so we were able to make the most of the scenery to capture some beautiful shots of the couple bathed in the Surrey sunshine.Nonsuch Mansion Wedding

Inside, at the reception, an elegant supper gave way to an energetic dance floor, as guests rushed to toast to the newly married couple and share in the happiness of the day under the chandeliers and domed ceilings of Nonsuch.

Outside, we were in for a real treat, as the evening sky put on an incredible display above the mansion. Emily and Dan spent their first evening of married life gazing up at a stunning sunset, followed by one of the clearest night skies you could ever see – and we captured it all for posterity, so that they can forever remember these natural, magical touches of their big day.

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Anoushka & James

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The style and feeling of any wedding day is unique – I always find that each one has its own voice and mood, a pulse. This was certainly true of the day that Anoushka and James so thoroughly enjoyed at stunning Nonsuch Mansion – except, of course, the sudden appearance of a  red devil with heart-shaped glasses. Keep looking and all will become apparent!

Having a venue as truly magnificent as the Grade II listed Mansion House at Nonsuch Park, close to three centuries old yet still thriving, gives a perfect canvas for any wedding.

Nonsuch Mansion WeddingA nerve-relaxing stroll, on a sunny day, through the leafy wonders and strong-standing trees of the glorious gardens, was an early order of business. They were also in use much later in the day as some of the youngsters treated their wedding outfits to a thorough rolling on the lawn.

The girls’ flower-strewn, kimono-style dressing gowns also added to the theme of colour and style, before the serious preparations began. At their completion, the groom was so smart and equally eager, the bride radiant and so happy, just as things should be on such days. And so they became, according to the cards, Mr Right and Mrs Always Right (I suspect James already sort-of knew that).

Nonsuch Mansion WeddingSometimes the colours seemed so perfect together. The guys in a stylish darkened blue, the girls in an astonishingly beautiful deep purple…

WInter Wedding at Nonsuch Mansion

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Lindsey & Paul

Nonsuch Mansion Winter Wedding
Here’s the lovely Lindsay and Paul from a couple of weeks ago.

I have a few other blog posts to do but I’ve brought this one forward because it has snow and it’s April…and I can’t post it in July, you’ll all think I’m mad.

Because of the weather this was also one of the my most challenging weddings.

It was really cold, 0 degrees, a bit windy too. When I wanted it to snow it didn’t and when I didn’t want it to it did and so on.

Nonsuch Mansion Winter WeddingI also challenged myself. I believe no matter what, I should be able to deliver in every single situation, with no excuses and we did.

I was busy. Most of this stuff I’d never done before and just because it was a challenge doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy every minute of it.

Being taken out of my comfort zone is a great way to grow and learn new things. Sometimes it works, sometimes not but it’s an excellent way to turn out original work and break new ground.

Nonsuch Mansion Winter WeddingIt helps to have a great couple to work with. Lindsey and Paul were a class act all day if I’m honest and were rock and roll throughout from when Lindsey rocked it down the aisle to when they both rocked out on the dancefloor.

A truly ACE day.