|SEAHAM HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS:|
ST MARY'S PARISH CHURCH IN EASINGTON VILLAGE - THE VENUE FOR LYNNE AND IAN'S WEDDING
|SEAHAM HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS:|
|LYNNE - HAPPY TO DO HER OWN MAKE-UP ON HER WEDDING DAY|
|ONE BEAUTIFUL MUNCHKIN ......|
|TWO BEAUTIFUL MUNCHKINS .....|
|BEAUTIFUL DETAIL IN LYNNE'S SOPHIA TOLLI WEDDING GOWN|
|PERFUME AT THE READY|
|LAST MINUTE ADVICE BETWEEN FATHER AND DAUGHTER|
|THERE'S LAUGHS TO BE HAD WHILE TYING UP A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING GOWN!|
|DETAIL IN LYNNE'S SOPHIA TOLLI WEDDING DRESS|
|A BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT OF LYNNE AS SHE TAKES ONE LAST LOOK IN THE MIRROR BEFOR SHE LEAVES FOR THE CHURCH TO MARRY IAN|
|TIME TO GET MARRIED ... THE OFFICIAL CAR ARRIVES AT ST MARY'S CHURCH EASINGTON VILLAGE|
|THIS WAY TO THE WEDDING ... HAND IN HAND|
|LYNNE AND HER FATHER READY TO WALK THE WALK|
|IAN AND LYNNE LEAVE THE CHURCH AS MAN AND WIFE|
|A BEAUTIFUL AUGUST DAY AFTER A MONTH OF RAIN ... JUST IN TIME FOR A CONFETTI SHOT!|
|BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED WEDDING CAKE|
|FIRST COURSE .... St MAURE GOATS CHEESE WITH SUN BLUSH TOMATOES, CONFIT TOMATOES, PESTO, SMOKED JELLY AND THAI BASIL|
|SMILES ALL ROUND AND FUN WITH FACIAL HAIR FOR GUESTS|
|THE CHILDREN WERE KEPT ENTERTAINED WITH PLATE SPINNING ....|
|... AND THE BRIDE PLAYED ALONG TOO!|
|APPLAUSE ALL ROUND FOR SOME BRILLIANT WEDING SPEECHES AT SEAHAM HALL|
|... AND A FEW TEARS TOO FOR LYNNE|
|LAUGHS ALL ROUND FOR THE CHIEF BRIDESMAID CLAIRE AND LYNNE'S MUM!|
|TEARS OF LAUGHTER ....|
|SHOCK FOR LYNNE AS SHE SEES SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM IAN'S STAG NIGHT IN SPAIN!|
|FUN ALL THE WAY FOR IAN AND HIS STAG PARTY|
|A KISS TO SEAL THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN LYNNE AND IAN|
|THE KISS ...... AT SEAHAM HALL FOR IAN AND HIS NEW WIFE LYNNE|
|IT WAS A LONG KISS.......|
|HELP FOR LYNNE AND HER WEDDING DRESS FROM THE YOUNG BRIDESMAIDS|
|NOT BAD FOR A YOUNG LADY WHO DOESNT LIKE HAVING HER PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN!|
|SOPHIA TOLLI WEDDING DRRESS LOOKING GOOD AT THE ENTRANCE TO SEAHAM HALL|
|SMILES ALL ROUND DURING IAN AND LYNNE'S FIRST DANCE AT SEAHAM HALL|
Lynne and Ian's wedding was destined to be. Their wedding was put together in less that 6 months, and everything just fell into the place, including Seaham Hall as their wedding venue and myself as their wedding photographer.
Seaham Hall is normally booked solid for an August Saturday, but they managed to get a cancellation. Normally, I am booked too for a Saturday in August, but one of my weddings, a military wedding, was moved because of the MOD changing operations around, so I too was free. I even told Lynne at a Wedding Fair that I was taken for that date, and offered fellow wedding photographers to help her out, but luckily, just before she did that, I was free, and offered to help out!
So, I arrived good and early at Lynne's parents house in Easington Village in County Durham. All was calm cool and collected, Lynne was happily doing her own make-up and the young bridesmaids were running around very excitedly!
I even had time for a crumpet and a cup of tea as the family gathered for their 'wedding of the year'.
The weather was also improving with blue sky appearing. Amazing, August weather in August! My previous three weddings in late July and August meant that I received a good soaking each time.
The wedding cars arrived and the bridesmaids were even more excited as I made my way to the church close-by with Lynne's Auntie in the front seat next to me ... not just a photographer you see, I come in handy!
Ian was cool as a cucumber and it was beautiful to be back in St Mary's Church in Easington Village, a stunning centuries old parish church on the highest point of the village.
I was still chatting to the Vicar as the bridal cars drove up, and Lynne headed to the church with her father and chief bridemaid.
Outside after the ceremony, it was back-slaps and kisses and cuddles and bear-hugs all round before I set up a quick confetti shot so everyone could get a nice photograph, before we headed 20 minutes up the road to Seaham Hall.
Time for champagne and canapes while a saxophonist filled the air with chill-out music, the sun was out, the skies were blue - everything was perfect for their wedding day!
After the lovely wedding breakfast (thanks folks!), there were three excellent speeches which filled the room with laughter, before I managed to 'borrow' Lynne and Ian for 10 minutes for some time together and a few nice photographs of them together.
Just as I finished some bridal portraits around 47.30pm, guests started arriving for the evening entertainment and fun, so there were more kisses and cuddles at the front entrance to Seaham Hall.
First dance was fun, but the dancing straight after was a bit more hectic with Lynne and Ian's closest friends and relatives throwing a variety of shapes on the dance floor!
Time to leave .... so I said my farewells to Lynne's parents and thanked them for their hospitality of the day and said farewell to the happy couple who had enjoyed a great day of family wedding celebrations at Seaham Hall.
If you would like me to be a part of your family wedding at Seaham Hall or anywhere else in County Durham, the north east of all across the UK and abroad, ring me now and tell me all about your plans on 0778 7150966 - and CHECK YOUR DATE! Prices from £1250 - £1475
View the sneak peek from Lyndsey and James' wedding at Seaham Hall earlier this year HERE
Have a look at Lucy and Paul's Seaham Hall wedding HERE
DIRK VAN DER WERFF