My Bride’s Vera Wang Wedding Dress

Featured on the Vera Wang Blog

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Emi and Sho on the Vera Wang wedding dress blog


Back in July I photographed the wedding of Emi and Sho at Nonsuch Mansion. Emi wore a gorgeous Vera Wang wedding dress and so beautiful did Emi look in that dress that the guys who edit the Vera Wang wedding dress blog asked if they could run a feature about her wedding and her dress.

You can see my original blog entry for Emi’s wedding here and the full gallery here. I would also recommend you take a look at their fabulous engagement shoot which we captured in Regents Park.

Wedding Reception at the Belvedere

London Wedding Venue in Holland Park

bride and groom in Holland Park

The bride and groom in the colonnades at Holland Park

This is a wedding reception at the Belvedere in Holland Park. One of my favourite London wedding venues, the Belvedere’s graceful elegance was the perfect location for Mona and Radek’s celebration.

Mona is originally from Canada and Radek from Poland so the guest list was a fabulous blend of the the two cultures. Mona prepared, with her sisters and her mother, at the luxurious Baglioni Hotel opposite Hyde Park and then left and travelled to the Belvedere with the groom.

The weather was gorgeous in Holland Park so we spent some time capturing photographs of the bride and groom alone and with their guests.

The couple enjoyed a fabulous wedding breakfast at the Belvedere and then finished the evening with some dancing.

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The bride’s dress hangs in the window of her suite at the Baglioni Hotel


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The bride’s Louboutins


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The Bride in her hotel suite ready to leave for the reception


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The bride and groom leave the Baglioni hotel


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The Belvedere restaurant dining room set up for the wedding reception


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Beautiful henna painting on the bride’s hand


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Beautiful wedding flowers in front of the Damien Hirst artwork at the Belvedere


the groom and bride at sunset

The groom helps his bride as they walk in Holland Park at sunset


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The main dining area of the Belvedere with the wedding guests sat down for the meal


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The newlyweds outside the Belvedere Restaurant


Nonsuch Mansion in Surrey

Wedding and Engagement Shoot

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The arbour at Nonsuch Mansion

Because I’ve had my busiest summer since I started wedding photography my usual practise of blogging each wedding within a few days of the event has had to be put on hold. However this does mean that I can now blog one or two weddings along with the couple’s engagement shoot.

Here we have Rebecca and Ben who chose to marry at Nonsuch Mansion in Surrey. The wedding venue is set in hundreds of acres of parkland and the mansion itself has a completely different feel when not set up for a wedding. Because of this it makes an obvious location for an engagement shoot if the couple is also going to marry there.

I thought it might be a nice idea to create a set of diptychs that contrast the couple on their engagement shoot with images from the wedding captured in similar locations in and around Nonsuch Mansion.

The final photograph below is a (pseudo) selfie that I took of the bride and groom with all of their guests.

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Same smile, same place, different day!


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The bride poses at Nonsuch Mansion; with her fiancé and then with her Father


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Ben with his fiancée and on his wedding day with the Best Man


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A ‘Selfie’ with all the guests!