|RICHMOND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY:|
IT WAS A BIT WET IN ALDBOROUGH ST JOHN FOR SARAH'S ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN WEDDING .......
|HAPPINESS WITH HER WEDDING JUST HOURS AWAY ..|
|A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET FOR HER WEDDING|
|COLOURFUL ? YOU BET! BRIDESMAID AND GUEST HAPPY FOR SARAH!|
|LAST MINUTE DETAILS ........|
|JUST CHECKING OUT THE HAIRSTYLE ..|
|SARAH'S HARD WORK PAYS OFF FOR HER WEDDING MARQUEE TEA PARTY|
|JUST SO YOU KNOW WHO MADE ALL THE LOVELY PRESERVES .. JAMS AND PICKLES FOR HER WEDDING ....|
|NAMES FOR EVERY TABLE IN THE MARQUEE FOR SARAH'S ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN MARQUEE WEDDING!|
|A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CAKE AND DETAIL|
|CLOSE-UP OF THE BEAUTIFUL JEWELLERY|
|HOME MADE ... DIY WEDDING|
|HOME MADE RETRO WEDDING DETAILS|
|HOME MADE SIGNS AND RETRO VEHICLE FOR THE CHAMPAGNE BAR|
|THE WEATHER LOOKS TERRIBLE FOR A WEDDING IN NORTH YORKSHIRE / DARLINGTON COUNTY DURHAM BORDER FOR AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN WEDDING - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY|
|SARAH'S BEAUTIFUL HAND-MADE WEDDING DRESS HANGING FROM THE BALCONY|
|JUST ONE BEER TO SETTLE THE NERVES ........|
|DETAIL FROM SARAH'S SHOES|
|TA DA!! SARAH APPEARS AFTER PUTTING ON HER DRESS AND SEES HER BRIDESMAIDS FOR THE FIRST TIME ... WITH CHAMPAGNE AWAITING!|
|ONE QUICK GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE WON'T HARM ANYONE ...|
|DETAIL FROM SARAH'S BEAUTIFUL WEDDING DRESS SHE DESIGNED HERSELF!|
|BRIDEMAIDS AND BRIDE TO BE ... READY TO GO!|
|A SLOW WALK DOWN THE STAIRCASE AS SHE SPOTS HER FATHER!|
|THE PROUDEST FATHER .... PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|LOVE IS ........ SO PROUD!|
|IT'S RAINING ...... NOT MEN, BUT LOTS OF RAIN|
|SARAH DECIDES SHE'S GOING TO WALK TO THE CHURCH IN ALDEBOROUGH ST JOHN WHATEVER .... PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY (THE VERY WET VERSION...)|
|NOTHING BUT HAPPINESS AND JOY AS SARAH AND HER FATHER ENTER THE CHURCH|
|THE BEAUTIFUL PARISH CHURCH, FIT FOR THE WEDDING OF SARAH AND JOSH|
|JOSH'S FATHER SUDDENLY FINDS HIMSELF WITH TWO UMBRELLAS!|
|MR HANDSOME HIMSELF .. JOSH LOOKING GOOD IN HIS TOP HAT AND TAILS ... AND UMBRELLA!|
|DID I MENTION IT WAS WET?|
|THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR ON THE PIMMS AS WE ARRIVE AT THE WEDDING BREAKFAST AND RECEPTION|
|GIRLS TOGETHER .. SARAH AND THE GIRLS IN THE HOUSE AS THE RAIN HAMMERS DOWN BEFORE EVERYONE HEADS TO THE MARQUEE FOR THE WEDDING BREAKFAST - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|THE WEDDING MARQUEE - READY FOR THE WEDDING GUESTS IN NORTH YORKSHIRE|
|DETAILS ARE EVERYTHING ..... HUGE VASE OF FLOWERS IN THE WEDDING MARQUEE|
|HUNTER WEDDINGTONS ..... FOR THE BRIDE TO BE WITH INCLEMENT BRITISH SUMMER WEATHER ......|
|WEARING HER HUNTER WELLINGTONS SARAH MANAGES A QUICK STROLL DOWN THE GRASSY LANE TO HER WEDDING BREAKFAST AND RECPTION NEAR DARLINGTON|
|THE LATE RAYS OF THYE SUMMER SUN FINALLY COME OUT AND BANISH THE RAIN FOR SARAH AND JOSH'S ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN WEDDING NEAR RICHMOND IN NORTH YORKSHIRE - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|HAPPINESS AND LOVE ... SARAH AND JOSH TOGETHER FOR A FEW MINUTES ..|
|SUCH HAPPINESS AS SARAH AND JOSH MEET THEIR GUESTS IN THE MARQUEE AS THEY ANNOUNCES AS MAN AND WIFE FOR THE SECOND TIME FOR THE DAY|
|SARAH'S BROTHER CHARLES, MC AND TOASTMASTER FOR HER WEDDING CELEBRATIONS MAKES HIS POINT AFTER VERBAGE FROM THE TOP TABLE!|
|MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ..... ? JOSH ACCEPTS HIS ORIGINAL MUTANT NINJA TURTLES OUTFIT FROM WHEN HE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD FROM HIS BEAT MAN .. SARAH OBVIOUSLY THINKS HE LOOKS THE BEES KNEES .. :)|
|.. AND OFF TO THE FIRST DANCE IN THE MARQUEE ......|
|BUT BEFORE THEN .. A FEW PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE CHAMPAGNE BAR AND TIME TO THROW CONFETTI NOW THE RAIN HAS CLEARED AND THE SUN HAS APPEARED FINALLY FOR A SUMMER WEDDING IN NORTH YORKSHIRE|
|SMILES ALL ROUND AS THE FIRST DANCDE GETS UNDERWAY .........|
|SARAH AND HER FATHER TAKE TO THE DANCEFLOOR ..|
|EVERYONE A LOOKER .. WHAT CAN I SAY?|
|SARAH AND JOSH AND THEIR GROOMSMEN .. READY TO PARTY INTO THE EARLY HOURS|
One small problem .. it was pouring down, but, it was only a small problem and I was promised by Tammy, Sarah's mum that sunshine was on the way!
I turned up good and early at the small village of Aldbrough St John not far from Richmond two hours before Sarahs wedding. The plan was for her to walk to church with her father and after a fantastic intimate wedding to her sweetheart Josh before heading home in a round-about-the village sort of way in a Bently loaned by a friend of the family and join their closest friends and family for a champagne reception with canapes and a wonderful marquee wedding reception in the garden ... and despite the leaden gray skies early in the day, that's exactly what happened!
Sarah and her mum and I had first met some months befoe their wedding and we seemed to get on really well, so it was a good news day when I was booked to cover their lovely family wedding, and 6 weeks or so before the wedding I met with Sarah and her husband-to-be Josh for their pre-wedding portrait shoot. We enjoyed a couple of hours or more together and that meant that one their wedding day, we were not strangers, everyone could chill-out and have a fabulous wedding celebration while I just spent my time capturing great natural images of everyone having a truly fun time!
Once I had grabbed a few photographs of Sarah and her bridemaids getting ready, I headed out into the gardens to add lots of detail images from the marquee where Sarah's attention to detail included home made jam and chutnies for the English Tea Party wedding breakfast to come!
Josh looked cool, calm and relaxed after I walked across to the village pub in the pouring rain, the first of two occassions when my suit and cameras received a good soaking that day! He was enjoying a calming pint with his father and uncles and close family friends as guests gathered before the wedding service.
Still dripping, I headed back across the green and the bridge back to Sarah's house to make sure I didn't miss the wedding dress going on! Sarah looked stunning and her father had to hold back his tears as she walked down the staircase. As we walked outside to the Bentley which ferried the bridesmaids to the church, Sarah decided she was going to walk to church after all, despite the rain .. good for her!
It was smiles all round when Josh greeted his bride in the small village church, and before long we were back out into the rain and all the guests, replete with umbrellas, walked back to the family home for champagne and canapes.
After an hour or so, the skies cleared and the sunshine came out and we walked out to the marquee for the wedding breakfast and speeches, which were full of fun and tears!
Afterwards there was time for family photographs, some fun with a wall and with sheep, and it was laughs all the way as we headed inside once again for Josh and Sarah's first dance along with their family and friends.
It was a great day for Sarah and Josh and their closest family and friends in North Yorkshire!
If you would like me to be the official photographer at your wedding, recording your day of celebrations naturally, becoming part of your family for the day, then ring me NOW on 0778 7150966 and tell me all about your plans.
VIEW Jayne's North Yorkshire marquee wedding HERE
Look at Sarah's North Yorkshire wedding HERE
See Elizabeth's civil ceremony at Northallerton and Rockliffe Hall HERE
DIRK VAN DER WERFF