|CRAB MANOR WEDDINGS: SARAH'S FARAGE BRIDAL WEDDING DRESS - READY FOR THE DAY|
|CRAB AND LOBSTER WEDDINGS: HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THESE INDIVIDUAL WEDDING CHOCOLATE CAKES?|
|SMILE PLEASE! LADIES LINE UP TO CAPTURE THE SMART YOUNG MEN READY FOR THE WEDDING!|
|... AND ONE OF THE YOUNGEST WAITS PATIENTLY AS HER WEDDING SHOES ARE TIED|
|SARAH OPENS THE THIRD BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE OF THE MORNING!|
|AND VERY PLEASED SHE LOOKS TOO!|
|A LITTLE BIT OF BLING FOR SARAH'S WEDDING SHOES|
|SARAH CELEBRATES AS I REPORT BACK THAT LEE IS NERVOUS!|
|HELP IS NEEDED FOR SARAH'S HAIR|
|LEE IS FULL OF SMILES BEFORE THE CEREMONY, BUT ADMITTED HE 'WAS BRICKING IT!'|
|THE FARAGE WEDDING GOWN IS COMPLETED ON THE VERANDA OF SARAH'S LODGE AT THE CRAB AND LOBSTER|
|SHE MAY BE 15 MINUTES LATE .. BUT SHE'S A VERY HAPPY YOUNG LADY!|
|DETAIL FROM SARAH'S BEAUTIFUL FARAGE WEDDING GOWN|
|PITY IT RAINED ALL DAY .. DAMIEN FROM THE CRAB AND LOBSTER LEADS SARAH AND HER MUM AND BRIDESMAIDS TO THE MANOR HOUSE TO MEET THE REGISTRARS|
|A VERY HAPPY FATHER AWAITS HIS DAUGHTER!|
|SARAH LOOKING STUNNING JUST BEFORE THE CEREMONY AT THE CRAB AND LOBSTER IN NORTH YORKSHIRE|
|LAST MINUTE ADJUSTMENTS|
|FATHER AND DAUGHTER HAVE A FEW MOMENTS FOR A FINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF SARAH AS A SINGLE WOMAN|
|THE CEREMONY IS LAID OUT|
|LEE HAS LOST MOST OF HIS NERVES, JUST BEFORE HE BECAME TONGUE-TIED!|
|A SWEET PHOTOGRAPH AS ONE OF THEIR DAUGHTERS DECIDES SHE NEEDS TO BE IN ON THE RING CEREMONY!|
|ITS OFFICIAL! KISSES ALL ROUND FOR MR AND MRS COLCOMBE|
|I CAN SEE YOU .. LEE AND SARAH'S DAUGHTER AND SON HAVE FUN DURING THE DRINKS RECEPTION|
|.. AND THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER IS PRETTY AS A PICTURE AS SHE WATCHES THE CANAPES AND CHAPMPAGNE RECEPTION AT THE CRAB AND LOBSTER|
|LOVE IS IN THEIR EYES .. SARAH AND LEE|
|HEARTY LAUGHS AND SMILES DURING THE SPEECHES|
|HAPPINESS ALL OVER SARAH'S FACE|
|CHEERS! LEE AND HIS FATHER IN LAW AND STEP FATHER CELEBRATE THE WEDDING!|
|SARAH SHOWS OFF HER FARAGE WEDDING GOWN AT THE CRAB AND LOBSTER|
|COOL .. CALM .. AND RELAXED|
|SHOWING OFF HER FARAGE WEDDING GOWN AT ITS BEST!|
|SARAH REALLY ENJOYING HER WEDDING DAY AT THE CRAB AND LOBSTER|
Sarah and Lee had the exclusive use of Crab Manor and all the individual bespoke lodges in the grounds for two days with their very closest family and friends.
Sarah and Lee had been impressed by Fay and Nick's wedding that I photographed at The Crab and Lobster, which also features as a wedding book on display at Crab Manor in reception. Neither Sarah or Lee, despite their fantastic smiles, felt comfortable in front of a camera and were delighted when they realised after seeing my photographs from previous weddings at the venue, that virtually all my photography is captured naturally.
When my brides and grooms react and interact with their family and friends, the smiles come naturally and it's my job to capture those images and convey the happiness and fun and celebration of their wedding days!
Lee and Sarah's home is near Doncaster and we met for the pre-wedding shoot at the Crab and Lobster as it was about halfway for myself and them to meet, and they needed to discuss further plans with Damien about their day.
The photographs I captured were used for TWO signing-in boards which their family and friends all signed during their wedding day and which will be framed for their house on their return from their honeymoon in Las Vegas.
I often meet with parents of my brides and grooms too before the wedding, so that we are not strangers on the day and everyone can chill out and have a great day of celebration.
I travelled to The Crab and Lobster the evening before the wedding while parents and siblings and Lee and Sarah's children had a private dining room for their evening meal.
I photographed some nice relaxed images of the family before their meal which set things up nicely for the next day.
Sarah was a busy bee the next morning, with her lodge filled with her hairdresser, children and siblings and her beautiful Farage wedding gown hanging from the ceiling. It was POURING down outside (and it lasted much of the day..) so it was very dark too, so I had a few more problems that at most weddings I cover, but using a bit of experience and utilising the balcony at times, I think I managed to convey the chaos and the fun of the hour or two before the ceremony.
Sarah was very chilled out, I'm sure the champagne helped, but big confident Lee was definitely feeling the pressure as I followed him and his father and father-in-law to the bar for a drink to settle his obvious nerves!
Sarah whooped with delight when I reported back to her, then we had a private bet that Lee would shed a tear sometime in the day!
Getting the children ready took more time than Sarah had bargained for so when Damien appeared to lead her to the Manor to meet the registrars, her dress was still hanging from the ceiling!
Sarah's friend and hairdresser laced her spectacular Farage wedding dress up as quickly as possible and then we dashed through the rain up to the ceremony!
Lee DID shed a tear or three during the ceremony I can reveal as he basked in the glow of being a married man after watching his children walk down the aisle followed by Sarah who looked stunning.
Afterwards, it was time for champagne and canapes and we risked going outside for a few, very quick relaxed family formals.
Time for a superb wedding breakfast before everyone headed outside for the speeches on the steps, with lots of laughter and Lee choking to get his words out as he said how much he loved Sarah!
After a break for family to go back to their lodges and rooms in the Manor house to prepare for the evening, I managed to 'borrow' Sarah for a few minutes to make sure we had some lovely photographs of her in her wedding gown - she even complimented me and said she quite enjoyed having her photographs taken - this from a young lady who does not enjoy having her photograph taken!
Cutting of the cake and first dance followed quickly on, before the youngest children took over the dance floor as Sarah and Lee held them by the hands.
A lovely small, intimate family wedding at The Crab and Lobster, one of my favourite wedding venues and a busy one for me this year!
VIEW KATE AND JORDAN'S CRAB AND LOBSTER WEDDING HERE
Have a LOOK at my Pinterest Inspiration board for Crab and Lobster weddings HERE
View Andrea and Peter's wedding at The Crab and Lobster HERE
Have a look at the sneak peek of Louise and Dave's wedding at The Crab and Lobster HERE
View twenty or so photographs from Fay and Nick's Crab and Lobster wedding HERE
RING ME ON 0778 7150966 and tell me all about your plans for your wedding at The Crab and Lobster at Asenby, near Topcliffe north Yorkshire. RING NOW!
DIRK VAN DER WERFF