|WYNYARD HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL, ENGLAND GRAND ENTRACE BATHED IN AUTUMN SUNSHINE FOR THE WEDDING OF ALEX AND JON|
|ALEX CONCENTRATING ON HER EARRINGS AT WYNYARD HALL|
|BEAUTIFUL WEDDING BOUQUET TO GO WITH ALEX'S CLASSICAL MAGGIE SOTTERO DRESS|
|A MAGGIE SOTTERO DRESS FOR ALEX ... WAITING FOR IT'S PLACE AT THE CENTRE OF HER WEDDING TO JON AT WYNYARD HALL|
|ALEX IS VERY EXCITED TO TRY ON HER WEDDING DRESS AT WYNYARD HALL|
|YOU CAN FEEL THE EXCITEMENT IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH AS ALEXS SISTER HELPS HER WITH HER MAGGIE SOTTERO WEDDING DRESS AT WYNYARD HALL|
|THERE'S LOTS OF ACTION UNDER THE DRESS AT THIS POINT AND YOU NEED A LOT OF PEOPLE TO HELP OUT!|
|SUPER CHILLED .... AND TIME FOR CHANNEL ....|
|STILL TIME FOR A LAUGH AND A SMILE, EVEN THOUGH SHE IS THINKING ABOUT HER TWO YOUNG SONS|
|ALEX'S FATHER IS A VERY PROUD MAN!|
|THE CLASSICAL LINES OF A BEAUTIFUL MAGGIE SOTTERO WEDDING GOWN|
|ALEX EVEN HAS TIME FOR A WAVE TO HER FRIENDS AS SHE COMES DOWN THE AISLE TO GREET JON|
|SMILES ALL ROUND .... SHE'S AT THE FRONT, READY TO BE WED|
|A LOVELY DETAIL SHOT OF HER DRESS AND BOUQUET|
|HAPPY TO GET MARRIED .. ALEX LISTENS TO THE SERVICE|
|JON IS A VERY PROUD HUSBAND TO BE ..|
|THE WEDDING RING GOES ON .. NOT LONG NOW!|
|HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY ....... ALEX AND JON EMBRACE AS THEY ARE ANNOUNCED AS MAN AND WIFE AT WYNYARD HALL|
|JON'S MUM LOOKS PRETTY PLEASED TOO!|
|THE TENSION IS BROKEN AND IT'S TIME TO WALK OFF AND ENJOY THE WEDDING CELEBRATIONS AT WYNYARD HALL|
|STILL TIME TO TAKE THE APPLAUSE!|
|TWO OF THE BRIGHTEST COLOURED GUESTS AT WYNYARD HALL!|
|SISTERS, SISTERS ... HAPPY DAY FOR ALEX AND HER SISTER AND CHIEF BRIDESMAID!|
|THE BEST MAN MUST BE SOMEWHERE CLOSE BY ... ! JON TRIES TO ROUND LIAM UP FOR HIS PHOTOCALL!|
|... AND HERE HE IS! BEST MAN AND GROOM TOGETHER IN THE AUTUMN SUNSHINE AT JONS WEDDING AT WYNYARD HALL|
|THE BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CAKE AT WYNYARD HALL|
|TIME FOR A QUICK FORMAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM .. BACK TO THE FUN .. !|
|SMILES ALL ROUND FROM THE YOUNGER GUESTS|
|THE AUTUMN SUNSHINE MEANS THE YOUNGER GUESTS HEAD OUT INTO THE GROUNDS BEFORE THE SPEECHES!|
|GOOD NATURED BARRACKING FOR THE GROOM AND BEST MAN FROM THEIR FRIENDS AT WYNYARD HALL|
|MMMMM .. THE WEDDING BREAKFAST MENU AT WYNYARD COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL|
|EVEN THE GUESTS FOUND THE TOP TABLE ANTICS FUNNY!|
|IT WAS DIFFICULT TO STOP LAUGHING SOMETIMES AT THE BEST MANS SPEECH|
|APPLAUSE ALL ROUND FOR THE BEST MAN LIAM'S SPEECH|
|CHEERS .. SPEECHES OUT OF THE WAY !|
|ALEX CATCHES THE LAST RAYS OF THE AUTUMN SUN AS I PHOTOGRAPH SOME BRIDAL PORTRAITS|
|LOVE THE HALF SILHOUETTE AND LIGHT ON THIS PHOTOGRAPN IN THE BALLROOM|
|ALL LOVE ON THE DANCEFLOOR|
|.. AND FRIENDS JOIN IN TOO AS THE PARTY REALLY GETS STARTED!|
It's a stunning venue full of history and now, after almost three years, it is firmly on the map of brides and grooms to be.
This year I have photographed five weddings there, each one different, each one personal and intimate in their own way, whether with 30 people or with 200 people.
Alex and Jon wanted a relaxing day, no pressure, no hassle and their two charming young sons were to be an important part of their day of celebration as they made their commitment to each other.
Alex and I had chatted quite a few times on the phone and by email and met twice before the wedding, and Jon joined us the second time at their home just a week or so before their wedding day at Wynyard.
I was booked for the wedding, because they knew I would just let them get on with having a great family celebration and capture almost all the photographs naturally, showing the fun and the happiness of the day, though we would also make time to make sure that parents were kept happy with key group shots that we managed to get through very quickly with a laugh and smile.
At most of my summer weddings this year I was wiping raindrops off my camera, so a glorious blue sky and bright sunshine greeted me on an October day back at Wynyard Hall .. what a treat!
Alex was busy with her youngest son when I arrived, so we sat and had a chat, just the three of us in her palatial room at Wynyard Hall ... sooo different from many brides and grooms, but Alex was REALLY chilled out! Jon was taking care of their elder son so I went off to have a look around the layout of the upcoming ceremony in the ballroom (my favourite room....) and the conservatory where the wedding breakfast was to be (again, my favourite room in Wynyard Hall for a wedding breakfast .. so light and airy and LOTS of space compared to other rooms).
I was back up to see Alex and the bridesmaids as they got ready - Alex in her Maggie Sotttero wedding dress, after saying hello to Jon as he arrived at the hall, and all was still relaxed and calm - and so it stayed as the time for Alex and Jon to get married.
Jon was pretty chilled out too and I had my fingers crossed that he would enjoy the day as much as Alex, it had been such a hectic past year for them both, but as she came down the aisle with her father Jon beamed a smile and Alex beamed an even bigger smile, and I think we all knew that it was going to be a really lovely day!
There were lots of nice informal images to be taken as all the guests and the happy couple kissed and cuddled and backslapped and bear hugged the guests, and as they all enjoyed the sunshine on the terrace overlooking the lake, we got our heads together and spent five or six minutes gathering Mums and Dads and siblings for some (less than ) formal groups, organised and taken with a smile and a laugh before we headed in for the wedding breakfast.
At the end of the wedding breakfast (thanks folks!) , the speeched came and went with huge smiles, whistling from guests and standing applause in particular parts, before Alex's parents and the newly weds headed of to their rooms to make sure their sons were changed and happy and comfortable before the evening celebrations!
Although it was dark now, it was a chance to get around a few more of the guests and get some more photographs to keep everyone happy, before the first dance with Jason Isaacs who kept everyone dancing for an hour.
Then it was time to leave .. I said my farewells and thanks for hospitality, everyone seemed very happy, and yet another guests says: " I didn't realise you were the professonal photographer, I just thought you were a member of the family ... ". Which how it works really. Result!
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See Caroline and Antony's Wynyard Hall wedding HERE
View the sneak peek of Kirstey and Mark's wedding at Wynyard Hall HERE
See the sneak peek of Nikki and Steve's 2nd time around wedding HERE
Caroline's review of my photography on their day at Wynyard hall is HERE
View Nikki's review of me HERE .. and her husband Steve's review of my photography and customer experience HERE.
If you would like me to be a small but important part of your day at Wynyard Hall, all day coverage for 2013 / 2014, up to ten hours is £1600.00, weddings later in the day from small £1250 and midweek intimate weddings at Wynyard Hall with just 25 guests or less for £850 - ring me NOW! Coverage includes superb customer service, great customer experience, a pre-wed portrait shoot with a signing in board, up to ten hours coverage of your celebrations, a presentation box with up to 500 hard copy prints of all your final edited digital images, a password protected website so you can show your wedding to those friends and relatives abroad or who were not able to travel and a CD of all your final edited images for you to make unlimited personal copies.
A3 wedding books with up to 40 pages and 180 images are from £400 with lots of options and choices.
Ring me on 0778 7150966 and tell me all about your wedding plans at Wynyard Hall, or any other wedding venue or location anywhere in the UK or your destination wedding anywhere in the world!
Don't delay, book today!
AN INSPIRATION BOARD OF MY RECENT WEDDINGS AT WYNYARD HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
DIRK VAN DER WERFF