Bamburgh Castle Wedding Photography for Danielle and John - all the way from Brisbane Australia! | DIRK VAN DER WERFF - WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Bamburgh Castle Wedding Photography for Danielle and John - all the way from Brisbane Australia!

BAMBURGH CASTLE WEDDING .. AWAITING DANIELLE AND JOHN ALL THE WAY FROM MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA FOR THEIR WEDDING


THE BRIDESMAID DRESSES GLIMPSESED THROUGH AN OPEN DOOR

SIMPLE DECORATION ON THE STAIRCASE AT BUDLE HALL NORTHUMBERLAND


DANIELLE WRITES HER SPEECH... JUST A FEW HOURS BEFORE HER WEDDING TO JOHN AT BAMBURGH CASTLE

DANIELLE'S FABULOUS MAGGIE SOTTERO WEDDING GOWN HANGS READY FOR THE DAY

ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWER PIECES AT BUDLE HALL FOR DANIELLES WEDDING DAY

THE YOUNG BRIDEMAID REACTS ON SEEING DANIELLE IN HER DRESS FOR THE FIRST TIME .. PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

TIME FOR FUN AS DANIELLE'S WEDDING DRESS IS FINISHED

LAST MINUTE TIGHTENING OF THE MAGGIE SOTTERO WEDDING GOWN

STILL TIME FOR A LAUGH JUST BEFORE HER WEDDING TO JOHN

JOHN AND HIS FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WALK TO BAMBURGH CASTLE FOR HS WEDDING

HERE COME THE BOYS .... BAMBURGH CASTLE IN THEIR SIGHTS!

BROTHERS IN ARMS .. JOHN WITH HIS BROTHERS AND PARENTS AS WE HEAD UP TO THE CASTLE FOR HIS WEDDING TO DANIELLE

DANIELLE ARRIVES AT BAMBURGH CASTLE FOR HER WEDDING

STILL TIME FOR A SMILE AS SHE MEETS WITH THE REGISTRARS INSIDE THE WEDDING CAR

THE BRIDEMAIDS ARRIVE IN THE GREAT HALL AT BAMBURGH CASTLE FOR DANIELLES WEDDING TO JOHN

DANIELLE AND HER FATHER SEE JOHN FOR THE FIRST TIME - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

A FAREWELL KISS FOR DANIELLE'S FATHER AS THE CEREMONY BEGINS

THE CEREMONY UNDERWAY WITH 150 GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE AT BAMBURGH CASTLE

IT ALL GOT A LITTLE EMOTIONAL FOR DANIELLE!

A LOVELY PHOTOGRAPH OF THE GREAT HALL AT BAMBURGH CASTLE SHOWING THE WEDDING CEREMONY UNDERWAY

DANIELLE AND JOHN WITH THEIR CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT BAMBURGH CASTLE IN NORTHUMBERLAND

LOVE IS .... DANIELLE AND JOHN, MARRIED AT LAST

STILL TIME FOR A GIGGLE AND A SMILE

DANIELLE LOOKING BEAUTIFUL IN HER MAGGIE SOTTERO WEDDING GOWN IN BAMBURGH CASTLE

RADIANT ....

SMILES ALL ROUND FOR THE TWO FAMILIES - JOINED IN MARRIAGE

THE WEDDING DRINKS RECEPTION UNDERWAY WITH THE NORTHUMBERLAND COASTLINE BATHED IN SUMMER SUNSHINE

FRIENDS FROM ALL AROUND THE UK AND THE WORLD MADE THE TRIP TO NORTHUMBERLAND FOR DANIELLE AND JOHN'S WEDDING AT BAMBURGH CASTLE

TIME FOR A BIT OF ROMANCE BEFORE WE LEAVE THE CASTLE FOR THEIR WEDDING BREAKFAST AT BUDLE HALL

JOHN WAVES TO GUESTS WAITING FOR THEIR TRANSPORT FROM THE CASTLE

USING THE OPEN TOP TO SPEAK WITH THEIR WEDDING GUESTS ON THE BRIDGE OVER THE ROAD AS THEY LEAVE THE CASTLE GROUNDS

JOHNAND DANIELLE WAVE AS THEY LEAVE THE CASTLE

TIME FOR A QUICK PHOTOGRAPH IN THE DUNES WITH BAMBURGH CASTLE IN THE BACKGROUND

ARRIVING AT BUDLE HALL IN STYLE!

FUN ALL THE WAY AT THEIR WEDDING IN NORTHUMBERLAND!

STYLISH DANIELLE AS SHE WAITS TO MEET HER GUESTS AT THE WEDDING BREAKFAST!

A NICE PIECE  OF WALL ART FOR DANIELE TO REMEMBER HER DAY AT BUDLE HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND! - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF

JOHN PREPARES TO WIELD HIS SWORT TO ATTACK THE CROQUE EN BOUCHE

A MASTER OF HIS ART .. THE CROQUE EN BOUCHE DEMOLISHED ....

DANIELLE'S MUM CAPTURES THE ACTION

A KISS SEALS THE MARRIAGE OF DANIELLE AND JOHN DURING THEIR FIRST DANCE

OOOH ... AAH.... DANIELLE AND JOHN AND THEIR GUESTS VIEW THE FIREWORK DISPLAY AT BUDLE HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND

AS THE FIREWORKS LIGHT UP THE SKY .. THE END OF A GREAT WEDDING DAY FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE!
Danielle and John live in Melbourne Australia, and organised their wedding at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland almost entirely though the internet and with some help from family and friends back in the UK.
Luckily, they chose me as their wedding photographer and we had a few video chats using Skype so they could tell me all about their plans and we could bond a little bit. Building a relationship with  my brides and grooms and often their families is an important part of the way I work.
Soon it was the week before the wedding and I met with them for a pre-wedding portrait shoot in Durham just 4 days before their wedding .. and luckily, we got on great and everything felt just right for their wedding celebrations.
Family and friends from all over the world and the UK headed to the small Northumberland village of Bamburgh where the magnificent castle dominates the landscape all around. Danielle and John and their families were staying at Budle hall, just a mile awy from the village and a great place for everyone to hang out for a long weekend and a place where friends could gather before and after the wedding date.
Danielle seemed really chilled out and we had a few laughs as I  photograhed lots of details at Budle and as she got ready into her beautiful Maggie Sottero wedding gown.
I needed to meet with John and his pals and close family at a hotel in the village as their plan was to walk to Bamburgh Castle. My only reservations about the weather when we chatted months previous was that quite often the rain  comes in sideways on the coast in Northumberland, but it had turned into a stunning summer's day, blue skies, not a breath of wind and really warm, hot in fact!
It was good to see John again and he was too chilled for words, and soon we were off on the 15 minute walk up to the castle to get married!
We were a good 35 minutes before the wedding time, but as we neared the top of the climb up the hill to the castle, the bridemaids were arriving, and some of the 150 guests were already assembling outside the Great Hall - a quite magnificent room in an unbelievable fairytale castle!
Danielle arrived bang on time and was smiling away along with her father .. all the way to the front of the hall where she met her husband to be. There were a few tears as friends made lovely readings, before the kidd sealed their marriage to a round of applause!
A quick group photograph or three on the lawn in the quadrangle before the geusts headed to an area festooned with canons facing out to the North Sea on an almost tropical day in the north east of England for a drinks reception. I was almost expecting to see palm trees bending gently in the breeze, as it looked and felt like the Italian coast rather than  Northumberland!
Weddings at Bamburgh Castle take place at 5pm, so we didn't have long before we had to head off to the wedding breakfast at Budle Hall. I jumped in the front of the wedding car to get dropped off at the car park at the bottom of the hill where my car was so I could follow them to the sand dunes for a quick photograph with the castle in the distance .. it was funny as we drove past friends waiting for their lift in a double decker bus, waving like royalty at the newly weds who were hanging out of the car to take the applause!
At Budle House, the marquee was dressed and ready to go ... the newly weds were clapped into the room where we laughed and had a few tears at the speeches, before John wielded his trusty sword to slice the croque en bouche a pyramid of profiteroles before the first dance and evening entertainment began.
Fireworks in the grounds of Budle Hall were a bonus for family and friends before local noise abetement bylaws meant that fun was had with a silent disco as the fun headed past midnight.
It was a long drive home, but I reflected on what a cracking  weding day it had been at Bamburgh Castle for Danielle and john, all the way from Melbourne Australia!
Enjoy this sneak peek of their exciting day here.
DIRK VAN DER WERFF
If you would like me to photograph your wedding, naturally, unobtrusively in Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle or anywhere in the UK or across the world, ring me now and tell me all about your plans on 0778 715 0966 - dont delay, book your date today before somebody else does!
View my other recent weddings in Northumberland .....
Cate and Andrew's wedding at Matfen Hall HERE
Mark and Lynn's 2nd wedding close to Bamburgh Castle in Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island Northumberland HERE
Amy and Fraser's review of my photography at their wedding at Ellingham Hall, just a few miles from Bamburgh Castle HERE
Kathryn and Richard's wedding at Matfen Hall HERE
Shelley and Stephen's wedding review at Langley Castle HERE
SHARON AND MARTIN'S WEDDING AT SLALEY HALL IS HERE
Wedding photography from £1250 from two hours before your wedding until first dance with small intimate midweek gatherings for 30 people or less and more limited coverage from £550

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