|GISBOROUGH HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: GISBOROUGH HALL IN THE AUTUMN SUNSHINE|
|GUISBOROUGH HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: THE MAGNIFICENT GISBOROUGH HALL - PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|GISBOROUGH HALL WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHERS: READY AND WAITING .... SHOES AND BAGS READY TO BE WORN ..|
|TO HAVE AND TO HOLD ........ IMPORTED FROM AMERICA BY JENNIFER FOR HER WEDDING AT GISBOROUGH HALL|
|JENNIFER'S FAVOURED GUCCI PERFUME READY FOR HER WEDDING DAY - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|HAIRPIECE DETAIL FROM JENNIFER ON HER WEDDING DAY ....|
|FUN ALL THE WAY FOR JENNIFER'S HAIRDRESSER AND HER MUM (RIGHT .. PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|LAUGHTER FOR JENNIFER'S HAIRDRESSER AND HER MUM (RIGHT .. PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|DRESS DETAIL FOR JENNIFER ......|
|MUM AND DAUGHTER EMBRACE ........ READY FOR THE DAY!|
|CAPTURED NATURALLY .... JENNIFER AND HER FATHER MEET IN HER BEDROOM BEFORE THE CEREMONY ..|
|TO HAVE AND TO HOLD ..|
|NEW TECHNOLOGY ... STREAMING THE WEDDING FROM AN iPHONE 4 AT GISBOROUGH HALL - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY|
|I'D LOVE TO TELL YOU THE JOKE ..... - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|WHITE CHOCOLATE CAKE .... Mmmmm|
|QUICK PORTRAIT ON THE TERRACE AS WE WALKED BETWEEN ROOMS - PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF AT GISBOROUGH HALL, A MACDONALD HOTEL IN NORTH YORKSHIRE|
|A BEAUTIFUL 1ST DANCE FROM JENNIFER AND ANDREW - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
They wanted the least fuss or interuption and decided that natural, relaxed wedding photography was just what they wanted - and it was a pleasure to be a small but important part of their wedding celebrations.
Gisborough Hall, near Guisborough is a great wedding venue on the edge of Teesside and North Yorkshire with tremendous history and lovely grounds, and a recent extension over the last few years means that some of the biggest weddings in the aea can be held there.
Over 120 guests were part of the main wedding celebrations and I met with Jennifer in her room where she was busy with her bridesmaids and mum and family getting ready for her big day.
She was calm cool and collected when I arrived and I'm sure then open bottles of champagne had helped the wedding party to start their day off with so much to prepare. Andrew was also pretty relaxed when I spotted him with his best men for the first time as I headed to the main hall to take some early photographs of the venue.
Jennifer's hair was all coming together beautifully, and it was useful for her when I took photographs of the back of her hair so she could see how good it was looking too, and while my back was turned her mum was suddenly ready with a fab dress and hat. There were 24 children involved in the wedding and there were quite a few in the two rooms that were being used by the bridal party - so it was all a bit chaotic, but good fun and great to hear laughter from them as well as the bride!
Just before the ceremony, Jennfer's father came to see her, and we saw the first tears of the day. A touching moment which was nice to capture for their wedding book.
Andrew was looking a little pale and more quiet just before Jennifer appeared down the aisle and they both took a deep breath before their eyes met. Halfway through the ceremony, laughter filled the room as both of them in their commitment said they would love each other 'to infinity and beyond' !
I was half expecting Buzz Lightyear to appear stage left!
One guest also streamed the service live from her iPhone 4 so that her husband who couldnt make it to the celebrations could see Jennifer and Andrew make their vows.
After that it was out into the September sunshine and the conservatory and grounds of Gisborough Hall for champagne or very elegant cups of tea, which gave me time to cature lots of relaxed natural images of the guests and the bride and groom and their families as they laughed and smiled their way to the wedding breakfast.
I had a chance to grab some nice informal portraits too as 'the boys' strutting their stuff for the videographer on the lawn in front of Gisborough Hall with their sunglasses on. The Reservoir Dogs pose is a favourite with photographers and videographers, but I stood back and tried to grab something a bit different, which hopefully I pulled off!
Jennifer glowed throughout the day, looking very elegant in her wedding gown surrounded by her family and closest friends and she really enjoyed the speeches too at the end of a fine wedding breakfast when the dining room was again filled with the sound of laughter!
The evening celebrations brought a surprise for me as I hadn't been told that Andrew and jennifer had spent the previous few months perfecting the first dance which worked really, really well and drew loud applause from all around.
It was the perfect end to a great wedding celebration for a great couple at Gisborough Hall.
ENJOY THESE SNEAK PEEK PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 400+ FINAL EDITED IMAGES THAT TELL THE STORY OF THEIR DAY ... If you would like me to be the professional photographer at your wedding at Gisborough Hall .. or anywhere else in the UK or across the world, ring me on my mobile number 0778 7150966
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DIRK VAN DER WERFF