|CRATHORNE HALL SPRING WEDDING: BEATIFUL BOUQUET FOR SARAH - I LOVED THE ANTIQUE PINK ROSES AND JEWELLERY|
|SARAH READS A GOOD LUCK TEXT AS SHE GETS READY FOR HER WEDDING TO LEE AT CRATHORNE HALL|
|BIG KNICKERS ANYONE? .. SARAH'S BRILLIANT BRIDEMAIDS HAVE FUN GETTING READY WITH ME!|
|EVEN THE CAT WAS LAID BACK AT THIS WEDDING AS EVERYONE GOT READY FOR THE DAY!|
|A LOVELY PORTRAIT OF SARAH'S FATHER WITH HER DAUGHTER - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY|
|OUR FLOWER GIRL WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE DRIVERS GETTING WET AS THEY WAITED OUTSIDE WITH THE OFFICIAL CARS!|
|LAST MINUTE LAUGHS TO COVER THE NERVES .. LEE SAID NOT, BUT I'M NOT SO SURE!|
|OUR FAIRY FLOWER GIRL LEADS THE WAY FOR SARAH TO GET MARRIED!|
|THE SMALL BUT BEATIFUL CHURCH AT HEIGHINGTON NEAR NEWTON AYCLIFFE|
|DIFFICULT TO PHOTOGRAPH WITH THE DETAIL OF THE CAKE POINTING AWAY FROM THE WINDOW, BUT I THINK I PULLED IT OFF - CAKE BY BURNETT 4 CAKES|
|A NICE CANDID IMAGE .. SARAH AND LEE'S DAUGHTER IS THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION AGAIN!|
|SARAH LISTENS INTENTLY TO THE SPEECHES AT CRATHORNE HALL|
|SARAH'S MUM GETS HER WORDS MIXED UP WHICH CAUSED MUCH AMUSEMENT!|
|HER HUSBAND THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY TOO!|
|EVEN LEE FOUND IT VERY FUNNY!|
|AND IT'S 'CHEERS' ALL ROUND FOR THE BEST MAN'S SPEECH!|
|TIME TO BORROW THE HAPPY COUPLE FOR TEN MINUTES FOR SOME WEDDING PORTRAITS|
|A BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL PORTRAIT WITH THE LAST OF THE LIGHT COMING THROUGH THE TREES ONTO A PATCH OF BLUEBELLS AT CRATHORNE HALL - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|SHE SAID: "I COULD GET INTO THIS MODELLING LARK" ...... HAVING FUN AS I LIE IN THE BLUEBELLS IN MY SUIT. I DON'T HALF GET THROUGH SOME SUITS!|
|DON'T THEY MAKE A GREAT COUPLE ...... LEE AND SARAH HAM IT UP FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!|
|THE FIRST DANCE IS OUT OF THE WAY QUICKLY .... SO .....|
|........ SO SARAH CAN GET DOWN ON THE DANCEFLOOR WITHOUT LEE GETTING IN THE WAY!|
Sarah and Lee were married at one of my favourite Yorkshire wedding venues - at Crathorne Hall in North Yorkshire, and what a great day of celebration it was too!
There was another wedding on somewhere in Westminster with a whole load of people that day ... but this was the wedding to be at!
Both the bride and the groom are laid back, so laid back that Sarah was asking her colleagues at the hospice where she works in Darlington if there was 'anything else I should do' just a week before her wedding!
I had a lovely late afternoon with them for their pre-wedding portrait photography session just weeks before with their delightful daughter Ellie, and so, having met with Sarah's parents too before the big day, all was set for a great wedding day!
When I turned up at the house, all was calm and quiet, even though there were florists and hairdressers and three bridesmaids getting things ready, and Sarah was, well, chilled out, while Mum had Ellie permanently attached to her hip as she got herself ready for the day!
We all had a good laugh at the bridesmaids 'big knickers' while they were getting ready, and I knew the day would fly by with fun and happiness - and I wasn't wrong!
sarah dressed Ellie in a beautiful dress for the day and soon enough it was time for her own Benjamin Roberts wedding gown to put on, and she looked wonderful!
Quick dash to Heighington Church to catch a nervous looking Lee while the bunting was out on the village green for Prince William's wedding celebrations - and the sun was out too!
The stand-in vicar was a barrell of laughs, and he let me stand in a good place too so I could catch the vows in the church.
I set up a confetti shot for all the guests outside the church with Sarah and Lee looking radiant and then it was a 25 mile drive to Crathorne Hall for the wedding breakfast!
There was lots of kisses and cuddles, backslapping and handshakes and a round of applause when the bride and groom turned up, before we headed inside and out on the lawn at Carthorne hall for informal photographs and some fun with a few formal shots just before guests were called.
The wedding breakfast was delicious (thanks folks!) the speeches were very entertaining particularly from the best man and the father of the bride.
Soon it was time to pop outside for ten minutes with the bride and groom - on their own for the first time, both with each other and with me .. so I played gooseberry and took some nice shots of them together and during our wandering we chanced upon a small area of bluebells, and it would have been a bit daft not to have used them for some photographs. You could tell that Sarah and Lee were very much in love and loving every minute of their day!
It was straight back to the hall to greet evening guests before a quick shuffle around the dance floor with each other and their daughter.
I made my rounds, making sure there were no other family photographs that were required by parents, thanked them for their hospitality before shaking Lee by the hand and kissing Sarah goodnight, and left them to enjoy the rest of their day with their nearest and dearest!
I hope you enjoy the sneak peek of their day, just 20+ shots of the final 350+ which tell the story of their great wedding celebrations.
SEE MY OTHER RECENT CRATHORNE HALL WEDDINGS HERE:
Sarah and Dan's wedding photography at Crathorne Hall HERE
Catherine and Chris' wedding at Crathorne Hall HERE
Helen's wedding photographers at Crathone Hall HERE
Jo and Jez's wedding photos and wedding review is HERE
If you would like me to be the photographer at your wedding at Crathorne Hall, please ring me on 0778 7150966 at anytime and tell me all about your plans!
DIRK VAN DER WERFF