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Hollie and tony • Nonsuch mansion • late summer wedding • documentary wedding photography

Hollie and Tony’s big day was on the most beautiful late summers afternoon. The sun was beaming down on Nonsuch mansion, a beautiful Georgian house set in Nonsuch Park in Ewell, the long shadows and warmth of the lowering sun set the relaxed and laid back mood of their day. 

They really wanted their photography focused on their guests, their moments and the mood. Not too keen on getting ready shots or anything past the meal, they went for a few hours of photography coverage. Arriving at a venue I normally capture details first before any guests take over! Some venues it can be hard to get inspired, but the details here were beautiful, really quirky and a pleasure to capture. From the stained glass accents in the ceremony room to the clock tower, from the beautiful flowers to the bake-off-style desert table, I loved getting their venues details. 

As the guests arrived in their summer dresses, the low sun shone into the ceremony room creating the most beautiful shadows and contrasts between light and dark, it was a blessing that these contrasts missed head level otherwise that can be really tricky during the vows especially if the bride is in bright sun and the groom in shadow - thankfully the light fell in my favour! 

After the “I do’s” we headed off for the couple photos. Nonsuch Mansion is set in park grounds with a section zoned off for wedding use, we ventured out of this area a little just to get a bit more privacy for the couple images away from their guests. Focused on having fun with their friends and family we made this a short walk around the grounds so they could spend the majority of time with their guests. What a fab day; a beautifully chilled summertime wedding and a perfect representation of a laid back couple.

“Summertime, and the living is easy”

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Venue: Nonsuch Mansion

The UK celebration where time and light stood still • Documentary Wedding Photographer • Bonham Barn Wedding Photographer

This happy couple were already married a month before in Cyprus. They had a beautiful celebration with a small group of friends and family around them. When they returned back to the UK they wanted to share their celebrations with everyone, so organised this reception in Bonham Barn, Alton.

When you get married in such a beautiful country renowned for its gorgeous weather, you then think that coming back to the UK to celebrate we wouldn’t have high expectations of the weather. Luckily enough it was a glorious day! The sun shone down on them in Cyprus and it shone down again in Alton! It was a beautiful summers day, with everything you could imagine for a summer wedding; fields of wheat surrounding the barn, children playing and climbing trees, hay bails for seating, beautiful hazy late afternoon light, the golden hour seemed to last for the entire time we were there!  

They had really taken care of every little detail, with an afternoon tea meal, mr whippy ice cream machine, sweet table, hog roast, gorgeous tiered cake, and they even had the film of their Cyprus wedding playing up the stairs in the chill zone! It was such a beautiful relaxed day and a true joy to capture.  The light was just perfect for the entirety of the day, it gently highlighted and backlit Charlotte and Matthew during their couple shots, coming across with a whimsical and dreamy feel *sigh*.

As the newlyweds hit the dance floor the sun really started to burn the sky and all the oranges, reds and pinks started to show-off! The gorgeous light throughout the day really did feel like it lasted forever, normally sunset would come and go within a few minutes, but the long burn in the sky allowed for a great amount of time to get some gorgeous silhouettes before I headed home. I couldn’t have asked for a lovelier couple or a better day, I hope they enjoyed this celebration as much as the Cyprus one!