Alice in Wonderland Nunsmere Hall Wedding Photography
Alice in Wonderland Nunsmere Hall Wedding Photography: Jen and Jason’s Alice in Wonderland themed day!
I was shooting Emma & Andy’s wedding at Davenport Green Hall in February, when her sister Jennifer, after seeing how I work, asked me to cover her day at Nunsmere Hall in June. Jennifer and Jason were to get married on June 3rd, and had big plans for their day & their Nunsmere Hall Wedding Photography. Jennifer was a big Lewis Carroll fan, so they had decided on an Alice in Wonderland theme. Due to the various aspects being incorporated in to the day, we had meet for an engagement shoot a few weeks previously. The plan was to do my standard set of portraits, in addition to some ‘Alice’ themed portraits with a range of props and last but not least, some sun setting through the trees flare type portrait pictures. So, it was quite a lot to squeeze in to one day… but I LOVE a challenge! :-))
On the day, it was hot, and bright, with a perfectly clear sky. I met Jennifer at Nunsmere Hall & shot some preparation shots as well as all the little details. I then met Jason, and since the couple had arranged for pink flamingos on the lawn next to the venues croquet set, I took the opportunity to photograph the rings with those in the background. The guests started arriving at Nunsmere hall, and I captured the hellos and the hugs! The ceremony was lovely, and the harpist playing in the background really complemented the whole atmosphere. After the ceremony, there were drinks on the terrace, with the plan being for guests to chill out for 20 min, and I would then start organising the Nunsmere Hall Wedding Photography group shots.
Due to it being really bright, and there not quite being enough shade for 80+ people, I discussed the options with Jennifer & Jason, and it was agreed that we’d do the group shot after the meal when the light was better. People squinting in a photo never looks good, and as the sun was directly overhead, I didn’t have the option of placing guests with their back to the sun. The venue were happy to serve the meal a little earlier and the guests had a bit more time to relax in the sunshine whilst I went off to hunt for shade with the happy couple. After the meal, I quickly completed the group shots at a couple of different locations, and we made it to the area selected for the sunset shots just in time!! It was great we’d practiced poses etc, as there wasn’t long to get these shots. There’s a lot of things I can influence, but the speed of a sun setting isn’t one of them! :-))
Nunsmere Hall Wedding Photography Gallery:
With the shots in the bag, it was time for dancing.
This was an amazing wedding. Jennifer and Jason had put so much time and effort in to the preparation with so many little details. I think they achieved the perfect balanced of a themed wedding. It was really impressive!! Thanks guys, it was a pleasure to be there!!
P.S. – It was Jen’s idea to get a picture next to my pink car! If I’d have known, I’d have put it through the carwash first!! lol! 🙂
Nunsmere Hall Wedding Photography – Slideshow video: