Oh cripes! This one is an absolute humdinger of a wedding corker and every part of it makes me grin like the Cheshire Cat! Hmmm, it’s funny I should say that…
Nonsuch Mansion played host to Ashleigh and Paul’s Alice in Wonderland styled wedding and it could not have been a more perfect setting, a Georgian gem in manicured grounds. As I arrived some hours before the ceremony, I found Paul already suited and booted wondering around Nonsuch Park in a bid to quell his wedding nerves! Ashleigh had nestled in nicely within the bridal dressing room with her bridal party where she had opened the most wonderfully drawn and written Wonderland-inspired letter from Paul, quite the artist!
Ashleigh and Paul are Alice in Wonderland fans and this set the style of the day. I loved how they had intricately woven so many the elements of the infamous book into Nonsuch Mansion and around every corner there was something amazing. Not only that, but this super talented duo made most of it themselves including the fabulous table centrepieces which are awesome!
After an emotional ceremony in the Orchid Room, guests were treated to a sumptuous Mad Hatters Tea Party of flamingos, vintage crockery, giant chess board, mini pineapples nestled amongst flowers, lawn croquet, jam tarts and topsy turby Mad Hatters wedding cake – a delight at every turn!
When I had met Ashleigh and Paul for the very first time before their wedding, I remember Ashleigh saying to me, ‘Laura, the shoe shots – I really don’t get the shoe shots!’. So I explained that the detail shots are great because they are another jigsaw puzzle piece of your day – a day which goes by in such a fuzz and a whirr that it’s impossible as a Bride and Groom to take in every moment. I believe those detail shots all help to piece back the day and evoke memories. So it could be that those shoes took hours of trawling the internet, that you just so happened to fall into Jimmy Choo to try on the perfect dreamy pair of kitten heels, or that you just had a fabulous girly day out with your mum or the girls that ended up in hilarity for whatever reason. You see, I’m all about capturing your wedding memories, but also reminding you of those that took you on the journey to your amazing day.
Ashleigh and Paul’s wedding was so so beautiful, made even more so by their absolute love and devotion for each other and that campers, makes me so very happy as a photographer!
Venue: Nonsuch Mansion
Dress: Bromley Brides
Cake: Delicious Occasions
China Package: Boho Tea Party
Chessboard: Uber Games
Flowers: BBL Design
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