Civil Ceremony & Hindu Wedding | Northbrook Park | Surrey
Beautiful couple ✅, Beautiful venue ✅, Colourful friends ? ✅ – An incredible day full of good times.
Northbrook Park is one of those venues that I will never get bored of. In recent years, it is probably the one I photograph at more often – must be good SEO on my website! So when Mehool & Neelam contacted me about their wedding, they did so with full confidence that I knew the venue very well.
Documenting the foundations
Their day started early on a warm, Spring day. Although being familiar with the grounds, I always make it my aim to have a wander round while taking ‘scene-setting’ images. These form the very beginning of documenting the story of the day. I always treat each wedding as if I’ve never photographed at that particular venue before. Plus you never know, you may stumble across another hidden spot.
Guests were mingling in the orangery awaiting the start of the Civil Ceremony. With Mehool there to great everyone, it was soon time for people to take their seats and for the groom to await his bride-to-be. And it wasn’t long before Neelam made her way down the aisle for the start of the ceremony.
It was an emotional ceremony, but mainly one with lots of laughter. With live background music beautifully performed by London Harpist, Melissa Parmar, it really had a romantic, classical feel about it.
Straight after the civil ceremony, we had time for family and couples portraits within the gorgeous grounds of Northbrook Park in Surrey. Everywhere you go, there is potential for a beautiful portrait. We even had a few appearances from their local residents – a couple of stunning peacocks showing off their colours in dramatic fashion. It definitely kept the guests entertained even more, that’s for sure.
The religious ceremony
With a quick turn around in their Indian outfits, Mehool & Neelam were ready for the next part of their wedding. The Vine room looked lovely, with decor provided by EM Designs. Guests were seated and family members ready for the start of the Hindu Wedding.
First up was Mehool, as he entered the room and made his way down into the mandap. Soon after, Neelam joined him on the stage. The happy vibes continued throughout the ceremony, and I had a lot of fun capturing all the emotions.
With traditional games following the conclusion of the wedding, the newlyweds soon made their way out of the venue, thanking all their guests who helped celebrate their beautiful day.
It really was an incredible day of celebrations. When you get to work with amazing people like Mehool & Neelam, it just makes it even better. They were so easy to work with, which made documenting their day a joy. They came to me because they love Natural Wedding Photography, and that is exactly what they got.
Here are some highlights from their beautiful day!