Photographed by Nicholas Hill
Maddi & George’s Wedding
Nonsuch Mansion Photography will always be a special place for me. I are up playing in the grounds of Nonsuch many years ago. My name is Nicholas Hill and this venue is one of the very first weddings I got to cover in my wedding career. When I first met with Maddi and George it became clear that they had carefully chosen the venue. Nonsuch Mansion Photography works well when you are looking for a more intimate wedding venue. The beautiful Georgian building is nestled in stunning grounds and gardens. There is no end of possibilities when it comes to producing lovely portraits for the bride and groom.
I always begin my Nonsuch Mansion Photography by photographing the bridal details. It is important that I take my time concentrating on properly capturing the beauty of the wedding dress, shoes, and flowers.
I was always so impressed at the attention Maddi had put into making all of her details. From her handmade button bouquet to making her very own wedding cake!
The bridal suite at Nonsuch Mansion Photography is the perfect room for a bride to get ready in. Maddi and her bridesmaids were already in full flow. It is always a good idea to employ the services of a professional hair and makeup artist.
I spent a lovely morning photographing as the girls went about getting ready. It was lovely watching Grandma working away at the final hand stitching for the garter she had made for Maddi.
Maddi allowed plenty of spare time before the ceremony that we could take time to photograph the bridal party properly before they had to leave.
I also had the opportunity to photograph Maddi’s Grandmother as she slipped on the garter. It was nice to be able to have a proper first reveal for the bride’s Father to see his daughter full dressed for the first time.
George arrived at the venue fully dressed where he was met by my second photographer Matthew. It is always so important to ensure we get some great storytelling photographs of the groom with his groomsmen before the ceremony. George allowed plenty of time for his Nonsuch Mansion Photography in the morning and Matthew was able to capture some nice portraits as well as the all important button holes.
Maddi gave George a pair of cufflinks along with a letter to read. It was nice for the groom to wait until he arrived at the venue to open the box. Matthew was able to record this moment so Maddi might enjoy the photo’s.
The grandeur of the main hall at Nonsuch Mansion Photography for the ceremony is one of the big attractions of the venue. With it’s high Georgian ceilings and large bay window.
I followed Maddi as she walked from the bridal suite to the wedding ceremony. There was a lovely quartet performing at the back of the wedding ceremony as the bride walked down the aisle.
The lighting for the ceremony was perfect and by positioning myself at the front of the room with the bride and groom I was able to tell the story of their wedding ceremony as it unfolded.
Maddi and George got married at the end of September and the weather simply gorgeous. Everybody proceeded outside for the wedding reception. The grounds lend themselves to producing great Nonsuch Mansion Photography. Matthew was able to move freely amongst the wedding guests capturing them as the drank champagne and enjoyed themselves.
I began my Nonsuch Mansion Photography Formals with a large groupshot. There is a well positioned upstair window from which I was able photograph the entire wedding party, an important shot for most couples.
When the sun is shining in the middle of the day it is often difficult for guests to pose for the formal photography without squinting. In order to produce lovely images that look good it was necessary to move the formals into the share where the guests would not suffer from the sun.
The grounds for Nonsuch Mansion Photography are boundless. There are so many beautiful places from which to create amazing portraits. Despite the strong sun we were able to use the grounds where the shade was offering welcoming cover.
Maddi and George had previously visited with me for a pre-shoot during which I was able to teach them several tips and tricks for elevated wedding portraits. As a result we very very efficient with the use of the limited time we had left before the wedding breakfast began.
The Breakfast Room
The wedding breakfast is setup in the same room as the wedding ceremony. It is very important to me that these are photographed properly before the wedding party are invited to be seated.
It was especially important that the Non such Mansion Photography of the breakfast details were photographed is that Maddi had made everything herself. From the chutney served to the handpicked tea leaves.
It is the job of the Father of the Bride to set the right tome during the speeches. The Nonsuch Mansion Photography benefits from the speakers connecting with the wedding guests.
I always enjoys speeches that make people laugh and cry. A good speech should engage and pull in the audience. Maddi’s Father set the tone perfectly by keeping his speech a good length.
George followed with a heartfelt story about how they met and fell in love. The best men continued with nice stories of the groom that were perfectly pitched to a wedding audience.
The breakfast was rounded out by a lovely speech from Maddi.
First Dance & Cake Cutting
Nonsuch Mansion benefits from the use of multiple rooms. The evening events moved next door and this meant the guests were not waiting for the room to need a turnaround.
The cake cutting Nonsuch Mansion photography works well by having the beautiful cake made by Maddi on display to the wedding guests. The evening room was able to accommodate a band and straight after the cake cutting Maddi and George proceeded straight into their first dance.
Matthew spent the evening with camera in hand photographing the wedding guests as they danced the night away. I like to ensure that we stay a little later in the evening.
During the evening once the tables have been cleared away we build up the Photo Booth in the ceremony room. The wedding guests can then come back into the room and use the Photo Booth during the course of the evening. It is a great way to have fun with your friends, cousins and work friends.
Photographed by Nicholas Hill