Nick Ray Photography | Morden Hall Wedding Photographer | Natalie and Ray

Morden Hall Wedding Photographer | Natalie and Ray

May 25, 2017  •  10 Comments

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Morden Hall Wedding Photographer

Surprisingly, this was my first wedding at Morden Hall - it's actually very close to where I live in so I was very pleased when Natalie and Ray asked me to photograph their beautiful celebration there a few weeks ago. I had been there before - I was a finalist in the Wedding Industry Awards and the London event was held there. Morden Hall is an exquisite 18th Century country house in South London Set within a huge area of beautiful National Trust parkland it really feels miles away from the bustle of the city.

Bridal preparations in the morning

I always arrive early - several hours before the marriage ceremony. Even if I know the venue I like to take a look around and make a note of the best spots for photographs. The 'getting ready' is a lovely part of the day and I'm really pleased with the pictures from this one. Using a wide angle lens on my camera I love the shots of the children being dressed in one of the grand rooms and Natalie serenely having her makeup as her mother and five bridesmaids and flower-girls look on. When she is in her wedding dress her mum and bridesmaid help her with her earrings and then she and her father share a joke with the registrar.

Outdoor reception in the sunshine

It turned out to be a really beautiful spring day - warm sunshine meant the guests could all be outside in the gardens of Morden Hall and I had plenty of time to take the bride and groom off for a short walk for some relaxed portraits in the grounds. The wedding breakfast was amazing and the speeches that followed were emotional - there were more than a few tears! The evening ended with a great party and a very full dance floor!

From Natalie:

"Thank you so much... the photos are amazing!!  We and our families love the photos. As I thought you would, you have captured great moments and people's personalities perfectly... There is such a great variety and a total spectrum from the day. With great ones of the children, love the family shots and the big group one is fantastic. Really appreciated the time you took with us as a couple, as there are so many lovely natural shots together, which we both love... I have shared the photos with family so far and they are raving about them. We managed to download them with no problems as well."

Front view of Morden HallFront view of Morden Hall Natalie's wedding dressNatalie's wedding dress Gold bridal sandalsGold bridal sandals Wedding ringsWedding rings Groom opens a gift from his brideGroom opens a gift from his bride Flower girl in a cloud of hairsprayFlower girl in a cloud of hairspray Page boy pulls a facePage boy pulls a face Children getting readyChildren getting ready Flower girls and page boysFlower girls and page boys Bridal makeupBridal makeup Mirror reflection of the brideMirror reflection of the bride Natalie checks the mirrorNatalie checks the mirror putting on the wedding dressputting on the wedding dress Mother of the bride helps with earringsMother of the bride helps with earrings Just before the ceremonyJust before the ceremony Meeting the registrarMeeting the registrar Bouquet with roses, gerberas  and peoniesBouquet with roses, gerberas and peonies Ray waits with his best manRay waits with his best man Bride and her father walk down the aisleBride and her father walk down the aisle first kissfirst kiss Signing the registerSigning the register Confetti in the garden of Morden HallConfetti in the garden of Morden Hall Reception drinksReception drinks Wedding guestsWedding guests ChampagneChampagne CanapesCanapes wedding guestswedding guests Portrait of bride and groom on the bridge at Morden HallPortrait of bride and groom on the bridge at Morden Hall Natalie and Ray in the gardens at the wedding venueNatalie and Ray in the gardens at the wedding venue Natalie and Ray share a jokeNatalie and Ray share a joke The dining roomThe dining room wedding breakfast table detailswedding breakfast table details lanternslanterns table flowerstable flowers table settingstable settings place settingsplace settings Bride and bridegroom announced into roomBride and bridegroom announced into room best man's speechbest man's speech father of the bride speechfather of the bride speech Mother of the bride wipes away a tearMother of the bride wipes away a tear cakecake wedding guests fooling aroundwedding guests fooling around Page boy on a wild goose chasePage boy on a wild goose chase evening portraits of coupleevening portraits of couple golden hour portraitgolden hour portrait Bride and bridegroom on the lawn with Morden Hall in the backgroundBride and bridegroom on the lawn with Morden Hall in the background Photograph on the bridge at sunsetPhotograph on the bridge at sunset first dancefirst dance dancingdancing guests at the discoguests at the disco evening partyevening party smiling guestsmiling guest grandfather dances with little girlgrandfather dances with little girl ray with young guest on his shouldersray with young guest on his shoulders dance floordance floor ladies drinking champagneladies drinking champagne pouring champagnepouring champagne little girl dancinglittle girl dancing wedding party timewedding party time bridesmaids dancingbridesmaids dancing night view of Morden Hall wedding venuenight view of Morden Hall wedding venue


David Weightman(non-registered)
So many great images Nick, I love all the quirky shots of kids during morning preparation.
Fotograf nunta Brasov(non-registered)
Gorgeous pictures. I love the color grading you put in to them. Nice postures, they look so relaxed!
Fotograf Nunta Bucuresti(non-registered)
Very nice pictures Nick! Keep up the good work!
Fotograf Nunta Brasov(non-registered)
Such an amazing emotions in your photographs!

Thanks for sharing!
Great coverage and stunning venue!
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