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KATHRYN'S DELIGHTFUL DEMETRIOS WEDDING GOWN
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THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR
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KATHRYN UNDERGOES HER TRANSFORMATION TO A BRIDE
|LAST MINUTE ADJUSTMENTS AND TOP-UPS!|
|THE CHILDREN ARE HAIRDRESSERS TOO|
|KATHRYN LOOKS STUNNING AT MATFEN HALL AS SHE WAITS TO GET MARRIED|
|AMAZING DEMETRIOS WEDDING GOWN|
|PRETTY IN PINK .. KATHRYN AND HER BRIDESMAIDS .. AND LITTLE BRIDESMAID WITH A FEW TEARS!|
|KATHRYN - A QUITE STUNNING BRIDE|
|RICHARD, PENSIVE AND LOOKING UP THE STAIRCASE FOR HIS BRIDE'S APPEARENCE|
|KATHRYN AND HER FATHER WALKING DOWN THE STAIRS|
|THE DEED IS ALMOST DONE AS THE BEST MAN HANDS OVER THE WEDDING RINGS|
|RICHARD READS HIS VOW|
|KISSES FOR THE NEWLYWEDS|
|THE WIND CATCHES KATHRYN'S WEDDING VEIL|
|SO HAPPY .. AND SO NATURAL|
|RICHARD - EMBARRASSED ATTHE BEST MAN'S SPEECH!|
|HAPPY WITH HER FRIENDS .. CHATTING ON HER WEDDING DAY|
|DETAIL ON THE BEAUTIFUL DEMETRIOS WEDDING GOWN|
|A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING BOUQUET WITH SWEET PEAS AND ZANTDESCHIAS|
|A LITTLE OUTDOOR DANCE-OFF ?|
|FIRST DANCE ACTION|
Kathryn's mum Sheila first contacted me about their wedding after her friend, the mother of Sarah, my bride from Beamish Park Hotel last year passed on my details and I kept in touch with Kathryn and Richard through my Facebook page and finally met them when they came home for Christmas - and we completed their pre-wedding portrait shoot on the snow covered beaches at Seaburn!
They flew in a week before the wedding and I popped in to see them the day before on my way down past Sunderland after a pre-wedding shoot on the beach at Beanall in Northumberland and a location scout at Bamborough Castle and Budle Hall for a wedding booked there later in the year for a couple flying in from Australia.
I was amazed at how chilled out everyone was - including Mum Sheila and her husband Dave who I had liased with about the wedding while Kathryn and Richard were working abroad.
On the day, I arrived good and early and the signs were good - three empty Lanson champagne bottles on the bed and the girls were still getting their hair finished off by Tracey Taylor Arbid and her team from Beautiful Bridal Makeovers.
Once again, everyone was really relaxed and happy, Kathryn in particular was really looking forward to her wedding!
Kathryn looked stunning before she even put her wonderful Demetrios bridal gown on, and there were gasps even from her bridesmaids as she stepped from her room after Mum had helped her on with the wedding dress - it was going to be a good day!
I spotted Richard downstairs in the bar, chatting away with his close friends and family and he also looked pretty chilled out - though I knew that often changes 10 minutes before the bride appears down the fabulous stairway in the Great Hall at Matfen Hall.
I grabbed a photograph about 15 minutes before of Richard looking up to the ceiling... there was some pressure there, but he was handling it well, and as I came down the staircase after the bridesmaids to move to the front of the guests as Kathryn came down the aisle, he was cool as a cucumber - on a very warm day and Kathryn's mum Sheila and her father David handled the tears very well indeed!
The service seemed over in a flash and then it was outside to enjoy the Caribbean sunshine that they had brought with them, though it was a touch on the windy side!
There was lots of backslapping and kissing and cuddling and handshakes going around as relatives and guests enjoyed the lull in proceedings before we headed inside for the wedding breakfast after grabbing a few family groups and some images of the bride and groom on their own in the gardens at Matfen Hall.
The wedding breakfast was first class, as ever at Matfen Hall (thank you folks .. appreciated!), the speeches fun and entertaining with a few tears here and there, then most people managed to get outside for some fresh air and relax before the evening guests arrived and the staff at Matfen Hall turned around the rooms and the Great Hall for the evening entertainment by well known singer Paul Martin and the first dance.
Richard, as you can see was encouraged to do his dance by his friends on the main lawn at Matfen before the one with his new wife!
A great day for both Kathryn and Richard and their families and a pleasure to have been part of their families for the day!
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Check out Cate and Andrew's recent wedding at Matfen Hall
HAVE A LOOK AT THESE OTHER NORTHUMBERLAND AND NEWCASTLE WEDDINGS I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED RECENTLY!
Nikki and David's wedding at Guyzance Hall in Northumberland, HERE
Jennifer and Simons wedding at the Tynemouth Grand Hotel HERE
Danielle and John's Bamburgh Castle wedding in Northumberland HERE
Sharon and Martin's Slaley Hall wedding in Northumberland HERE
Rowena and William's wedding at Ellingham Hall in Northumberland HERE
Have a look at my BRIDAL INSPIRATION BOARD on Pinterest for NORTHUMBERLAND WEDDINGS - HERE
DIRK VAN DER WERFF