|AS YOU LIKE IT WEDDING IN JESMOND, NEWCASTLE:|
THE VENUE FOR THE WEDDING OF MORAG AND JONATHAN
|AS YOU LIKE IT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY JESMOND:|
THE WEDDING CEREMONY ROOM AT AS YOU LIKE IT IN JESMOND NEWCASTLE
|AS YOU LIKE IT WEDDINGS:|
JONATHAN AND HIS BEST MAN HAVING A LATE WHISKY BEFORE THE BRIDESMAIDS ARRIVE ...
|MUNCHKINS HAVE ARRIVED - AND HOW BEAUTIFUL DO THEY LOOK!|
|MUNCHKINS STEAL THE SHOW AS THE BRIDES MUM AND SISTER AND BRIDESMAID HAVE THEIR PHOTOCALL!|
|ONE BEAUTIFUL MUNCHKIN BRIDESMAID|
|TWO BEAUTIFUL MUNCHKIN BRIDESMAIDS ....|
|THREE BEAUTIFUL MUNCHKIN BRIDESMAIDS|
|SURPRISE! MORAG ARRIVES AND SEES THE BRIDESMAIDS FOR THE FIRST TIME|
|BRIDE TO BE AND CHIEF BRIDESMAID TO BE AT AS YOU LIKE IT IN NEWCASTLE|
|EVERYONE A BEAUTY .. TIME TO GET MARRIED!|
|OUR BRIDESMAIDS SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATE THE STEPS AND SPOTLIGHTS AND LOW LEVEL LIGHTING IN THE CEREMONY ROOM|
|YOU CAN SEE THE LOVE AND THE TEARS IN MORAG'S EYES AS SHE SYAS HER VOWS TO JONATHAN|
|WHAT? YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT JONATHAN GOT THE METRO TO HIS OWN WEDDING? HERE'S THE EVIDENCE, AND I TOLD YOU IT WAS A SMALL INTIMATE AFFAIR!|
|DO WE LOVE THE WEDDING CAKE?|
|DO WE LOVE THE WEDDING CUP CAKES?|
|SIGN HERE PLEASE!|
|I GUESS THE J AND THE M STANDS FOR JONATHAN AND MORAG ....|
|SO .. JONATHAN IS A TREE SURGEON, HE KEPT PEICES OF WOOD FROM DIFFERENT TREES AND WHITTLED THEM AWAY TO MAKE PLACE SETTINGS AND NAPKING RINGS .. CLEVER EH?|
|ONE OF THE QUIRKY TABLE SETTINGS IN AS YOU LIKE IT FOR MORAG AND JONATHANS WEDDING|
|SMILE PLEASE ..... FATHER OF THE GROOM TAKES A FAMILY SNAPSHOT ... SOPHIE DECIDES TO PLAY FUNNY ....|
|DETAIL FROM MORAG'S STUNNING BALL GOWN SHE USED AS HER WEDDING DRESS|
|MORAG AND JONATHAN WITH JONATHANS PARENTS|
|MORAG AND JONATHAN WITH MORAG'S PARENTS|
|MORAG WAS DETERMINED TO HAVE LEOPARDSKIN SOMEWHERE FOR HER WEDDING DAY!|
|A BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL PORTRAI OF JONATHANS NEW WIFE!|
|... AND A KEEPSAKE FOR JONATHAN ON HIS WEDDING DAY TOO ...|
|DETAIL FROM THE AUTUMNAL WEDDING TABLE DECORATIONS|
|JONATHAN AS A TREE SURGEON SELECTED THE DIFFERENT WOOD FOR EACH TABLE TO BE WHITTLED AND CARVED AND BURNT FOR EACH GUEST AS A KEEPSAKE|
|JONATHAN AS A TREE SURGEON SELECTED THE DIFFERENT WOOD FOR EACH TABLE TO BE WHITTLED AND CARVED AND BURNT FOR EACH GUEST AS A KEEPSAKE .. AND THIS IS THE OTHER SIDE|
|HAPPY DAYS FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE|
|THAT LOVELY FUR STOLE COMES IN HANDY AS THE TEMPERATURE DROPS OUTSIDE AS YOU LIKE IT IN NEWCASTLE|
|LOVE IS ... MORAG AND JONATHAN .. TRULY IN LOVE!|
|... AND WITH THE LIGHT DISAPPEARING FAST .. .TIME FOR A QUICK GROUP PHOTOGRAPH!|
That's why I always have an option for my prospective brides and grooms that I will offer the service for those brides and grooms who really enjoy the happy, natural photography I produce from a wedding, just as long as they understand, that for me, the chemistry between us is more important to me than the photography!
The photography should always be good or excellent as I have been a professional photographer for so long, for me it's all about trust and confidence - and in Morag and Joanathan, I just knew their small intimate wedding planned and executed in a matter of weeks would be a whole load of fun!
I booked and met with the happy couple at As You Like It, a quirky, homely 'Eating House' and 'Terrace' which has dark ceilings, low level lighting, little available light and it's the sort of place that brides will love - all lit with fairy lights and spotlights, but a place that is REALLY challenging for a photographer.
I think all three of us got a good vibe from each other .... Morag and Jonathan 'knew' each other for years, the were on the peripheral of each others social circles in their hometown of Morpeth in Northumberland.
Both came out of unsuccessful relationships, and by their own admission were not sure that they would meet anyone else, let alone fall in love again and commit, but after one particularly 'fun' weekend, they got talking in the garden of a local pub, and something clicked, something BIG clicked, and after a whirlwind romance, with their friends and families urging them on, they decided to marry as soon as possible - and after being with them and their friends and family for many hours, I'm so sure they are so right for each other!
I met with families before the simple civil ceremony, and spent time photographing relaxed and natural photographs of everyone mingling and drinking in As You Like It after the ceremony, before taking five minutes out to get some portaits of the happy couple before grabbing a quick group shot out on the terrace and photographing the speeches.
There was love and happiness everywhere, and both Morag and Jonathan had tears and smiles for each other ... I hope you enjoy a small selection of photographs from their wedding and it gives you an insight and a feel for their relaxed wedding day at As You Like It in Newcastle.
DIRK VAN DER WERFF