|WYNYARD GOLF CLUB WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER:|
MODEL AND MAKE-UP ARTIST TALLIE CRAWFORD APPLIES THE MAGIC
|HARTLEPOOL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER:|
VICTORIA'S DONNA SALADO WEDDDING DRESS WAITS FOR CENTRE STAGE!
|PAUL SMITH SHOES - OF COURSE!|
|PAUL SMITH SHOES .. PERFECT FOR VICTORIA!|
|AFTERNOON DELIGHT - VICTORIA SEES HER MAKE-UP FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH TALLIE CRAWFORD HER MAKE-UP ARTIST FOR THE DAY|
|HAIR DONE .. MAKE-UP DONE .. BEST MAKE SURE THE EARRINGS ARE RIGHT!|
|THE BEAUTIFUL HARRIETT .. PROUD TO BE MUMMY'S BRIDESMAID|
|VICTOIA'S MUM WITH HARRIETT .... PROUD.COM|
|IT'S NOT EASY GETTING INTO A WEDDING DRESS YOU KNOW!|
|HOLDING BACK THE TEARS WITH DAD ....|
|HOLD ME CLOSE .. A FEW MOMENTS FOR VICTORIA AND HER DAD AFTER HE SEES HER IN HER WEDDING DRESS FOR THE FIRST TIME|
|SISTERS .. SISTERS .. READY FOR THE OFF!|
|OVER A THOUSAND YEARS OLD ... HART VILLAGE ST MARY MAGDELINE CHURCH NEAR HARTLEPOOL|
|A SMILE FOR DAD AS VICTORIA GOES DOWN THE AISLE IN HART VILLAGE|
|A WAVE FROM TOBY AND A SMILE FROM MUMMY ..|
|A KISS FOR HER SON BEFORE SHE EVEN GETS TO SIMON!|
|TOBY IS IN GOOD HANDS WITH GRANDAD CLOSE BY ...|
|VICTORIA ONLY HAS EYES FOR SIMON DURING THE CEREMONY|
|I DO .....|
|THERE WAS RUNNING TO BE DONE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH BECAUSE OF THE BRITISH SUMMER .. RAIN!|
|THE BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CAKE FROM CELEBRATION CAKES|
|THE SEATING PLAN ....|
|THE POST BOX ....|
|'JOHN CLEESE' MAKES UP MANUEL ... :)|
|'JOHN CLEESE' ENTERTAINS THE SURPRISED GUESTS BEFORE THE WEDDING BREAKFAST!|
|THE BEST MAN - SIMON'S BROTHER GOES ALONG WITH THE FUN WITH JOHN CLEESE|
|FUN ALL THE WAY ...|
|SPANISH 'MANUEL' GAMES FOR THE GUESTS ......|
|WELL, THYE BRIDE AND GROOM ENJOYED IT!|
|TIME FOR A QUICK PHOTOGRAPH OF VICTORIA AND HER YOUNG SON TOBY ENJOYING THEIR DAY!|
|.. AND A SMILE FROM MRS GRAY ....|
|SIMONS FATHER HAVING A GREAT TIME|
|VICTORIA'S MUM HAVING A LOVELY DAY ...|
|SIMON'S MUM ENJOYING THE PROCEEDINGS|
|VICTORIA'S FATHER TAKING IT ALL IN !|
|TIME FOR 10 MINUTES WITH THE BRIDE AND GROOM|
|VICTORIA LOOKING FABULOUS ....|
|... AND VICTORIA LOOKING BEAUTIFUL ..... AT WYNYARD GOLF CLUB|
|SIMON AND VICTORIA TAKE TIME OUT ...|
|.. . AND THE KISSING CONTINUES!|
|AS WELL AS THE BRIDE AND GROOM'S FIRST DANCE .. THERE WAS A SPECIAL FIRST DANCE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE!|
|... AND MUM'S AND DAD'S WERE ALLOWED TO HELP OUT FOR THE FIRST DANCE FOR THE CHILDREN TOO!|
They had looked around many other venues in the north east - some of them very grand, but they just knew they wanted something a little more relaxed and less formal - and that's what they got, with a great relaxed wedding day, full of happiness and laughter with their children Toby and Harriett and their parents and grandparent and closest friends.
Simon and Victoria booked me over 2 years before their wedding - they knew what they wanted in photography before they knew what they wanted from a wedding venue, because I was booked for an entirely different location originally!
They knew they wanted relaxed, natural photography without being dragged away from their family and friends, but sure that I would capture the spirit and the fun of the day and liase with parnts and grandparents so we still managed to get those important group shots in the bag, without anyone really knowing that we did!
It is possible!
We had a lot of fun on Victoria and Simon's pre-wedding portait shoot with their children and I knew that would continue on their wedding day.
It was nice to meet with their parents at the dress rehersal at Hart Village Church, St Mary Magdeline, two days before, one of the oldest churches in the north east of England.
Victoria was really chilled out and relaxed as she had her make-up completed by the lovely Tallie Crawford, a model who is also a make-up expert, and she helped keep Victoria calm too while Victoria's adorable daughter Harriett was a veritable whirlwind and just wanted to get into her bridesmaid dress - she was soooo excited!
Victoria's wedding gown was sensational and it was just s'o her', and I had time to gather some lovely relaxed family images of her and her sister and father and mother fogether with her daughter before I headed off to Hart Village church to meet up with Simon and the rest of the guests.
The beautiful service was a pleasure to be a part of, then it was literally a quick dash after the bride and groom left the church as the heavens opened up!
No worries, we still managed a quick confetti shot before we piled into cars and coaches and headed off 6 miles down the road to Wynyard Golf Club for some celebration beveridges and some canapes!
The dark brooding skies were the exact opposite of the atmosphere inside, where laughter an dfun were the order of the day - with 'John Cleese' making a personal appearence and conducting party games before the speeches got under way after a fine wedding breakfast (thanks folks .. ) from ther Wynyard Golf Club catering staff.
It truly was a family led fun day of celebration for Simon and Victoria and their children, and before the evening guests turned up, there was a break in the weather - time to gather close family for some quick relaxed family groups to remember their day, and I 'borrowed' the bride and groom for ten minutes so they had a little time on their own and for me to capture some smashing photographs of them together as well!
Time to cut the cake and for the first dance too, and for the first time ever, there was first dance too for the children - One Direction - which went down very well with all the guests to be honest!
The fun and the laughter was continuing as I said my farewells and thanks for hospitality to the bride and groom and their lovely families .. and headed off home to collapse!
I hope you enjoy their Sneak Peek of photographs, see all their photographs HERE - ask the bride and groom for the passwords! SEE RUTH AND MARTIN'S WEDDING AT WYNYARD GOLF CLUB HERE
SEE ALISON AND RENE'S WYNYARD GOLF CLUB WEDDING HERE
If you would like me to capture your wonderful day of celebration in natural images, ring me now on 0778 7150966 and CHECK YOUR DATE - I only cover a limited amount of weddings each year so they never become a production line. SO RING NOW!
DIRK VAN DER WERFF