Nonsuch Mansion Autumn Wedding

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Nonsuch Mansion Surrey wedding venue

October Wedding at Nonsuch for Janis and Vernon

Here are some photographs from an autumn wedding at Nonsuch Mansion. Earlier last month Janis and Vernon chose the Surrey wedding venue to host their wedding ceremony and reception.

As you can see from the shot of the newlyweds in the gardens of the mansion, we had some warm autumnal sun to help us along and the food served by the team at Nonsuch seemed to suit the season as well. To start there was “a duo of roasted butternut squash soup with petit butternut, feta and sage torte served on a bed of rocket” and as a main course the guests enjoyed “pancetta wrapped breast of chicken, crushed baby new potatoes and roasted vegetables finished with salsa verde”!

The bridal flowers were created by my friend Michelle Rust who’s work I feature here quite regularly. The happy couple took a honeymoon in Mexico along the Riviera Maya.

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Our groom gets a hug from a guest

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The flower girl protects herself from the hairspray!

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The bride poses for me outside the Bridal Suite of Nonsuch Mansion

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The groom waits for his bride in the Orchid Room at Nonsuch Mansion

rose petal confetti

Cones of rose petal confetti

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The delicious looking starter

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… and a gorgeous looking main course!

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The bride and groom in the gardens of Nonsuch Mansion

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The groom’s speech in the Orchid Room

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The bride and groom take a quiet moment on the lawn at Nonsuch Mansion


A Wedding at Pembroke Lodge

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A Wedding at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park

It’s been a while since I photographed a wedding at Pembroke Lodge so I was looking forward to returning to this wedding venue in South West London. Pembroke Lodge sits at the top of Richmond Park and has great views of the Thames below Richmond Hill and the park itself.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. I first met Margot and Seb last year when I photographed their friends Eve and Nick’s wedding at the Orangery. Margot was a bridesmaid that day and Eve was here returning the favour. As you will see from the photographs, it was a very rainy day but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits.

I started my day at the bride’s parent’s house in Ealing where rooms full of family and flower girls and bridesmaids prepared themselves for the day ahead.

I travelled with Margot and her father to the church, St Mary Magadalene in Richmond town centre, where the bride was greeted by ushers bearing brollies. Despite the weather the newlyweds were determined that we would capture some images in Richmond Park itself and so, armed with a couple of trusty umbrellas we ignored the rain and wind and carried on regardless. Unfortunately the umbrellas didn’t ignore the conditions and, as you can see below, gave up on us forcing us to head back to the wedding reception at Pembroke Lodge.

After enjoying their wedding breakfast Margot and Seb, along with their guests, spent the evening dancing to a DJ who encouraged everybody to take a turn on the decks.

The newlyweds chose the Maldives as their honeymoon destination.

The bride’s beautiful dress was from Chanticleer in Cheltenham and her flowers created by Wrap and Tie in Richmond. The delicious looking cake was made by Margot’s work colleague, Jan.

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Margot’s wedding dress from Chanticleer

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the bride's hair

the bride's mother hepls her with her veil

Margot’s mother, Annie, helps the bride with her veil

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the bridal bouquet

The beautiful bridal bouquet by Wrap and Tie

the bride's mother leaves the house for the church

The bride’s mother leaves for the church

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The bride arrives at church for the wedding ceremony under a canopy of umbrellas

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Margot’s sister, Sophie, gives a reading in church

the blessing during a church wedding ceremony

The blessing during the wedding ceremony

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The bride signs the register and her groom looks on

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Just married!

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The bride and groom in Richmond Park

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Sheltering under an umbrella as the rain came down

the bride and groom with a broken umbrella

The wind and rain finally get the better of the newlyweds umbrella!

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Wicker hearts hanging on the walls of Pembroke Lodge

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The table plans hand-made from sawn logs

a starter at a wedding breakfast

A starter of fois gras with brioche

the groom at the top table

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The bride and groom cut their wedding cake

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The newlyweds first dance


A Wedding at the Orangery in Holland Park

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The bride and groom walk through Holland Park after their Autumn wedding

And so an autumn wedding at one of my favourite London wedding venues, the Orangery in Holland Park. The Orangery is an intimate space with beautiful natural light which is reflected in the mirrored wall at one end. As a venue it seems to attract the more stylish wedding and I’m sure this is because couples see the space offered by the Orangery as a ‘blank canvas’ on which they can express their own style.

Lisa and Liam emigrated to Australia some time ago but returned to London for their wedding so they could share the day with family and friends based here. There was a navy and orange theme for the day reflected in the groom’s suit and the gorgeous flowers. The flowers were created by Flowers by Eve and the bride’s beautiful dress made by David Fielden.

After the marriage ceremony I took a few photographs of the newly weds in the area of Holland Park immediately surrounding the Orangery. There are so many nice backgrounds and on this occasion I used an avenue of trees displaying autumn colours and the colonnades next to the Orangery lawn.

Then it was back to the join the guest for some food and Champagne (courtesy of Party Ingredients) and the cutting of the cake which had been made by Lisa’s cousin, Jemma, who owns Crumbs & Doilies Cupcakes

The bride and groom have decided to share their honeymoon in Portugal with their families!

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Some beautiful wedding flowers attached to the chairs in the Orangery

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Liam looking pensive before the ceremony

the wedding order of service for a civil ceremony

the order of service


bride and groom during their wedding ceremony in the Orangery Holland Park

Lisa and Liam during their wedding ceremony


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the bride and groom listen to the wedding registrar


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Lisa a nd Liam exchange rings in the Orangery at Holland Park


a wedding ceremony underway in the orangery at holland park

The bride and groom listening to one of the readings during their wedding ceremony


bride and groom kiss in the orangery at Holland Park

Lisa and Liam kiss during their wedding ceremony in the Orangery


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the happy newlyweds come down the aisle in the Orangery, Holland Park


a wedding bouquet of cream roses

Lisa’s beautiful bouquet created by ‘Flowers by Eve’


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Lisa and Liam by the colonnades in Holland Park


a wedding reception at the orangery in holland park

the bride and groom are welcomed back into the Orangery for the wedding reception


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The gorgeous chocolate wedding cake made by ‘Cakes & Doilies Cupcakes’


Bridal Portrait on white background

Lisa and Liam after their wedding ceremony