Morden Hall Wedding Photographer
Morden Hall is a new south London wedding venue – a stunning 18th Century house set in 125 acres of National Trust parkland. When K & C first contacted me I was blown away by photographs of the elegant white stucco Georgian mansion. The little white bridge over the river Wandle looked the perfect setting for bride & groom portraits. And inside the Hall has been completely renovated to a very high standard and is very stylish.
I arrived early to do a venue recce before going upstairs to say ‘hello’ to K and her bridesmaids. The atmosphere was very cheerful and busy. Everyone was so incredibly helpful, finding all of K’s details plus being an absolute pleasure to photograph. Meanwhile, C and his ushers arrived and had a drink with guests in the bar between photos. C and his Best Man were great at being photographed. The Registrars from Merton were very relaxed and cheerful (I think cheerful was a big theme of the day) and the ceremony was very smiley and celebratory. The confetti shot was great fun and everyone went wonderfully crazy much to K & C’s delight. The groups made me laugh at the ‘freestyle’ option once the formal photo had been taken.
The children thoroughly enjoyed playing with all of the lawn games while the grown-ups caught up over drinks and canapes. We were so lucky with the weather as it had been dismal in the lead up. The forecast was for more rain and it didn’t happen. Result! Taking K & C around the house and grounds was so relaxed and happy and I especially enjoyed working on the white bridge.
K & C entered the Mulberry Room to huge applause. After the meal the croquembouche arrived and had slightly tipped which made the croquembouche smash even more brilliant. One of the highlights of a really wonderful day. Thank you all for being so much fun to work for and for the delicious meal (much appreciated). I hope that you love your photos. x
More About Morden Hall
The best thing about Morden Hall is that there are plenty of reception rooms so that if it were to rain all day no one would particularly notice. That’s rare for any venue, and especially so for a London venue.
There is a bar/lounge area with 2 rooms and seating. The large Willow Room is idea for ceremonies, wedding breakfast and dancing. There is a further lounge which would be perfect for smaller ceremonies. The wonderful Mulberry Room is an ideal setting for large ceremonies and a really light and airy wedding breakfast space. Upstairs there is a truly stunning suite called the Cherry Suite which is among the best I have ever seen. It has an en suite bathroom, huge double bed and separate dressing room which hair & make-up artists will really appreciate as it is light and has plenty of mirrors and table space. There is a large ballroom style space (Hawthorne Room) which can be used as a ceremony space or a wet weather contingency drinks reception space. It’s very handy for bride photographs before walking downstairs to the Willow Room. And finally, there is a small meeting room with a table and chairs. Really, I can’t fault the layout of this venue for a wedding.
Outside there is a pretty courtyard, the little white bridge and of course the house itself. The lawn is a great drinks reception space and keeps everyone together. The river is very scenic. All-in-all it is an exclusive use venue that has everything.
The venue coordinator, Emma Woodbridge, was a total professional and a delight to work with. You could tell that she had the couple’s best interests at heart throughout the day and went the extra mile to ensure that everything ran smoothly. The caterer, Galloping Gourmet, was amazing. Very friendly and professional staff plus stunning food.
Simon Nickell Designs did the flowers and they were really beautiful and matched the venue and the couple so well. In both the Willow Room (ceremony) and the Mulberry Room (wedding breakfast) the flowers really set the scene.