|MATFEN HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN NORTHUMBERLAND - THE VENUE FOR KATHRYN AND RICHARD'S WEDDING|
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KATHYRN'S DEMETRIOS WEDDING GOWN WAITING FOR A BRIDE TO BE ...
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BRIDESMAIDS AT THE READY AT MATFEN HALL
|KATHRYN'S MAKE-UP GOING ON AT MATFEN HALL|
|LAST MINUTE LIPSTICK AND GLOSS ADJUSTMENT!|
|AFTER A FEW TEARS AND TANTRUMS IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE CHILDREN SHOULD HELP WITH MUMMY'S HAIR!|
|LOOKING EVERY INCH THE ELEGANT SOPHISTICATED BRIDE IN HER BEAUTIFUL DEMETRIOS WEDDING DRESS AT MATFEN HALL - OUR BRIDE FOR THE DAY, KATHRYN! PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|THE SUN STREAMS IN THROUGH THE WINDOWS TO HIGHLIGHT KATHRYNS DRESS AT MATFEN HALL|
|PRETTY IN PINK - AND IVORY TOO!|
|STUNNING .... KATHRYN READY FOR HER WEDDING TO RICHARD .... PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY|
|CANDLES AND FLOWERS REFLECTED IN ONE OF THE LARGE MIRRORS IN MATFEN HALL|
|A MAN IN WAITING ... RICHARD NERVOUSLY LOOKS UP FOR HIS FIRST GLIMPSE OF KATHRYN|
|HERE COMES THE BRIDE ... DOWN THE GRAND STAIRCASE AT MATFEN HALL|
|TIME FOR THE HANDOVER OF THE RINGS .....|
|RICHARD READS FROM HIS VOWS TO KATHRYN|
|TIME FOR A CELEBRATORY KISS ONCE THE COUPLE GET OUTSIDE IN THE DUTCH GARDEN AT MATFEN HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND|
|THE LOOK OF LOVE .....|
|DID I TELL YOU IT WAS VERY WINDY AS WELL AS VERY SUNDAY? KATHRYN'S DRESS GOES WALKABOUT IN THE WINDY CONDITIONS AT MATFEN HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND|
|HAPPY DAYS ... KATHRYN BASKS IN THE GLOW OF MARRIAGE .. AS WELL AS THE WIND AT MATFEN HALL!|
|NO, RICHARD HASNT HAD ENOUGH OF THE DAY, HES A BIT EMBARRASSED BY THE BEST MAN'S SPEECH!|
|FUN WITH HER GUESTS AFTER THE SPEECHES AND WEDDING BREAKFAST AT MATFEN HALL|
|THE BEAUTIFUL DETAIL ON THE DEMETRIOS DRESS - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|LOVELY TO SEE SWEET PEAS IN A BOUQUET - AND SO FRAGRANT TOO!|
|CAPTURED IN THE WINDOW LIGHT - KATHRYN AND HER WEDDING GOWN IN ALL THEIR GLORY AT MATFEN HALL|
|THE COLOURED LIGHTS FROM THE STAINED GLASS WINDOW IN THE GREAT HALL CATCH KATHRYN'S DRESS|
|KATHRYN AND HER WEDDING GOWN BATHED IN THE COLOURED LIGHT FROM THE STAINED GLASS WINDOW IN THE GREAT HALL AT MATFEN HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY|
|RICHARD AND HIS BEST FREINDS HAVING A DANCE-OFF AT MATFEN HALL BEFORE THE REAL FIRST DANCE!|
|KATHRYN AND RICHARD TAKE THE APPLAUSE AS THEY TAKE THEIR FIRST DANCE AS MAN AND WIFE|
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