|MEL LOVES DRAGONFLY'S!|
|THE WEDDING BOUQUET|
|NORTON CHURCH FOR MEL AND GAV|
|SMILES ALL ROUND AT THE CONFETTI SHOT|
|DELIGHT AT THE CLOSE-UP MAGICIAN DURING THE WEDDING DAY|
|MELANIE'S WEDDING CAKE - WITH DRAGONFLY'S OF COURSE!|
|CAKE AND DRAGONFLY DETAILS!|
|TIME FOR EACH OTHER|
|FIRST DANCE ROMANCE TOO!|
Nearly two years ago, and in the meantime, we have met a few times, including a pre-wedding shoot and Mel also gave birth too!
Gavin and I talked though Facebook a lot and he also kept me up to date with wedding plans every couple of weeks - all part of the service!
Finally, their wedding date appeared on the horizon and it was a beautiful day for their wedding at Norton Church on the Green near Stockton on Tees where family and friends gathered for a lovely informal service and then we headed off to Hallgarth Hotel Golf and Country Club near Darlington for their wedding breakfast and evening celebrations.
The sun stayed out most of the day, everything was cool and chilled out, with laughter aloud and Mel's choice of having a magician to entertain her guests before the wedding breakfast worked out really well!
Gavin excelled with his speech - though he confessed later that he couldn't remember any of it - and Mel's love of dragonflies was everywhere - even on her beautiful dress and cake!
I managed to grab 15 minutes before the evening guests arrived to get a few images of the happy couple together too - it was a great day for all their family and close friends - and I hope this small selection of images from the 350 final edited photographs that they will choose from for their wedding album gives you a flavour of their wedding!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO BE THE OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER AT YOUR WEDDING ANYWHERE IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND, ACROSS THE UK OR ADESTINATION WEDDING ABROAD...... PLEASE RING ME ON MY PERSONAL MOBILE NO. 0778 7150966 TO CHECK YOUR DATE
DIRK VAN DER WERFF