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Daniel and Mia • The Riverside Marquee • Bray Wedding • Documentary Wedding Photography

I knew that Mia and Daniel’s wedding was going to be fabulous from when I first met them, there was a keen eye for detail and such love that went into the planning I couldn’t wait to capture their day. 

Celebrating in the small, beautiful village of Bray, every part of the day was within 5 minutes of each other. Getting to Daniel first, I grabbed some detail shots whilst some serious ironing went on - how many groomsmen does it take to iron a shirt?!? 

Mia was getting ready a minutes walk away from the church in the cutely named Christmas Cottage with bright red door, it was so quirky, and had a cottage feel with a glass extension at the back which was fabulous for natural light, which is just perfect and also means the makeup is done according to daylight which is a must.

As Mia opened Daniel’s gifts, the emotion was clear to see, and the eagerness to meet him at the bottom of the aisle was bubbling! 

The music played, the page boys and bridesmaids entered and then, there they were, together, you could see how much they loved each other, it’s always such a pleasure to witness the little looks and smiles, the unsaid emotion between the two of them that no one else can see. 

After the nerves had dissolved away and they were officially Husband and Wife, the celebrating could start, it’s always such fun to start the party feel off with a confetti line, such a good way to get everyone smiling and laughing! This merriment continued throughout the day as we got to The Riverside Marquee, which is gorgeous and set backing onto the river. Group shots led into the couple shots and the sun was very kind to us, as it was later in the day it was a warm softer light which looked stunning on Daniel and Mia.

Speeches brought the house down as well as bringing a few tears down cheeks, and the first dance followed by a father-daughter/mother-son dance was equally as tear jerking. It was so clear to see how much Daniel and Mia loved each other and how much they were both loved, it was an absolute pleasure to capture and an honour to know such a lovely couple.

”Love, love changes everything”

Venue: The Riverside Marquee

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”

Planning your late summer wedding? I’d love to hear from you, why not get in contact!

Venue: Nonsuch Mansion