|THE CRAB AND LOBSTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER:|
DOGS ON PARADE ..... THE FAMOUS 'POT DOGS' AT THE ENTRANCE TO CRAB MANOR FESTOONED WITH BALOONS FOR THE WEDDING
|THE CRAB AND LOBSTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY:|
LOUISE ... GLOWING EVEN BEFORE SHE HAD HER MAKE-UP COMPLETED
|THE CRAB AND LOBSTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS:|
CLOSE YOUR EYES .... LOUISE GETS THE HAIRSPRAY TREATMENT AT CRAB MANOR
|LOUISE'S SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE BOX ......|
|LOUISE'S SOPHIELOUISE WEDDING GOWN HANGING FROM A WARDROBE, WAITING TO BE CENTRE STAGE!|
|IT WAS A BIT BUSY IN ONE OF THE ROOMS, BUT LOUISES MUM WAS HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND HER OUTFIT!|
|A LOVELY MUM AND DAUGHTER PORTRAIT AS THE DAY GATHER'S PACE AT THE CRAB AND LOBSTER|
|INDEED .. TIME WAS REALLY MOVING ON ACCORDING TO THE FAMOUS CLOCK ON THE WALL AT CRAB MANOR|
|LAST MINUTE ADJUSTMENTS FOR 'THE GIRLS'|
|LOUISE'S FATHER IS IMPRESSED AS HE SEES LOUISE FOR THE FIRST TIME|
|LOUISE ... OUTSIDE .. SUDDENLY BLOOMING AND REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO HER WEDDING TO DAVE - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|... AND ALL THAT WAITING UNDER THE TREES WAS WORTH IT .. TOTALLY CHILLED OUT AND READY TO GO!|
|WALKING THE WALK .....|
|LOUISE'S FATHER LOOKS NERVOUS NOW, BUT LOUISE IS TOTALLY RELAXED NOW!|
|... AND A GREAT REACTION SHOT AS THE BRIDE AND GROOM MEET EACH OTHER - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY|
|OUSIDE, DAVE REVEALS HIS WEDDING DAY CUFFLINKS FROM PAUL SMITH|
|SMILE PLEASE .... I LEAVE THE GUESTS TO LINE UP THE HAPPY COUPLE ..|
|THREE OF THE FOUR BRIDEMAIDS GET THE GIRLY GIGGLES ..|
|CLOSE UP OF LOUISE'S HAIRPIECE|
|TIME FOR A FEW QUICK BRIDAL PORTRAITS|
|TIME FOR A QUICK KISS BEFORE WE DASH DOWN TO TAKE THE APPLAUSE AS THEY ENTER THE RESTAURANT FOR THE WEDDING BREAKFAST|
|GREAT FOOD FOR THE WEDDING BREAKFAST AT THE CRAB AND LOBSTER|
|A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CAKE FOR LOUISE AND DAVE|
|LOUISE'S BOUQUET MATCHING THE CAKE|
|BOTH LOUISE AND DAVE ARE ENTERTAINED BY LOUISES FATHER'S WEDDING SPEECH!|
|PRESENTS FOR THE PARENTS|
|DAVE'S SPEECH WAS OUTSIDE THE CRAB AND LOBSTER ON THE TERRACE|
|LOUISE FINDS IT ALL VERY ENTERTAINING|
|DAVE MAKES A POINT DURING THE BEST MAN'S SPEECH|
|DAVE FINDS OUT THAT LOUISE IS TO BE A VERY DEMANDING WIFE!|
|OFF FOR A FEW MOMENTS ON THEIR OWN AT THE CRAB AND LOBSTER|
|LOUISE HAS TIME FOR A FEW MOMENTS WITH ME BEFORE HER EVENING GUESTS ARRIVE ..... PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY|
|A QUICK SWISH SHOWS OFF HER SOPHIE LOUISE WEDDING GOWN - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|DAVE IS ALMOST BROUGHT DOWN ON THE TRY LINE BY HIS NEPHEW!|
|CAUGHT IN THE HEADLIGHTS .... LOUISE AND DAVE CELEBRATE THEIR GREAT WEDDING DAY BY CUTTING THEIR CAKE - WITH A LOT OF EFFORT ON DAVE'S PART!|
|LOUISE REALLY GETTING INTO THE GROOVE FOR HER FIRST DANCE WITH DAVE AT THE CRAB AND LOBSTER|
Have a look at my Pinterest Inspiration board for Crab and Lobster North Yorkshire brides HERE
Smaller intimate weddings are more and more popular nowadays. Gatherings of your closest friends and family for one of the biggest days of your life makes a wedding seem more special than a huge wedding at a country house hotel.
Louise and Dave knew this was the type of wedding they would prefer and fell in love with Crab Manor and The Crab and Lobster in North Yorkshire.
It was the second of four weddings I'm photographing there this year and I have photographed many other wedding celebrations there too over the last few years - all of them lovely gatherings of the bride and groom's nearest and dearest.
Louise was busy with her make-up artist when I arrived and seemed pretty chilled to me, though she confessed later she was really, really nervous, but her bridesmaids put her at ease as well as her Mum, while we had a giggle and a laugh at the time for her vows came closer.
Dave had arrived much earlier than most grooms, but his mates were all there early too and the chance for an early beer or two to settle the nerves was tempting I'm sure!
There was time for me to put their signing-in board in place in the restaurant area where their wedding breakfast would be.
They selected the image from their pre-wedding portrait shoot near Leeds and as the day progressed, their family and friends signed the board with lovely messages - a great memento from their wedding!
Louise's father arrived with a big smile on his face as he saw his daughter in her Sophie Louise wedding dress for the first tme, and very soon after, the anxious look on Louise's face lifted dramtically. Suddenly, she realised she was about to be married - and it excited her, and I could see her face change with the most enormous smile just before she walked down the aisle .. a great moment.
The simple ceremony was soon over and the black skies and driving rain and high winds threatened by the weather forecasters seemed very hollow as we walked out into the sunshine for lots of kissing and cuddling and handshakes and bear hugs!
In good weather, with your guests on the lawn outside the conservatory at the Crab and Lobster with a glass of Pimms in hand, always strikes me as a perfect scenario.
Lots of lovely photographs to be had, people laughing and chatting and having a great time, with a few quick family photographs in between before we walked down to the restaurant for the beautiful wedding breakfast (thank you !) before we headed outside after coffee and chocolate truffles for speeches outside - a great feature of having a wedding at this venue.
Soon after, I manged to grab Louise and Dave for 10 minutes to create a few nice photographs, as the evening guests arrived followed not long after by a barbeque, cutting the cake, first dance and the party to follow!
It was a great intimate wedding for them both with their family and friends who are closest to them, and the photographs I took will be a brilliant record of their great wedding celebrations!
See Fay and Nick's wedding at The Crab and Lobster HERE
See Andrea and Peter's wedding at The Crab and Lobster HERE
If you would like me to photograph your intimate wedding at The Crab and Lobster, near Asenby, Topcliffe North Yorkshire, ring me now and rell me about your plans - DON'T LOSE YOUR DATE! 0778 7150966
DIRK VAN DER WERFF