|WYNYARD HALL WEDDING: THE CHAPEL AT WYNYARD HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL|
|WYNYARD HALL COTTAGES:|
VICTORIA CONTEMPLATING HER WEDDING DAY AS THE MAKE-UP IS FINISHED
|NICKI MACFARLANE FLOWER GIRL DRESS FOR VIOLET!|
|THE NICKI MACFARLANE FLOWER GIRL DRESS AWAITS VIOLET - WHEN SHE WAKES UP!|
|VIOLET IN THE LAND OF NOD ........ NOT LONG NOW YOUNG LADY!|
|JONATHAN SHOWS HIS ROMANTIC SIDE ....|
|VICKYS FAB DRESS AWAITS CENTRE STAGE AT HER WEDDING TO JONATHAN AT WYNYARD HALL|
|VICTORIA'S DI HASSALL WEDDING SHOES|
|DI HASSALL WEDDING SHOES|
|STILL TIME FOR A CHAT WITH MUM AND DAD!|
|YAY! VIOLET IS AWAKE AND NEEDS HER 'BED HAIR' SORTING OUT!|
|NEARLY READY ..... THE DRESS IS GOING ON AND VICKY CAN'T CONTAIN HER EXCITEMENT|
|VICTORIA'S BEAUTIFUL HAIR PIECE|
|ROPE TIE FOR VICTORIA'S AUTUMN BOUQUET FROM ADAM PREST|
|THE LADS WERE DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB ... :) LET'S HOPE KNOW ONE FINDS OUT THEY DROPPED THE ORDERS OF SERVICE!|
|LAURA AND KELLY LOOKING GOOD IN THEIR BRIDESMAID OUTFITS FROM VIETNAM!|
|THE GUESTS START TO ARRIVE AT THE CHAPEL|
|JONATHAN PUTS ON A BRAVE FACE .. A VERY BRAVE FACE!|
|VIOLET COMES DOWN THE AISLE AHEAD OF HER MUM|
|COOL, CALM COLLECTED .. AT THE SIDE OF HER FATHER|
|THE RING GOES ON JONATHAN'S FINGER .. AND THE DEED IS DONE|
|VIOLET WANTS A CLOSE-UP OF THE PROCEEDINGS!|
|PRAYERS ARE SAID IN THE CHAPEL|
|THE BEAUTIFUL CHOIR BRING DOWN THE HOUSE WITH A TAKE THAT SONG!|
|CONFETTI EVERYWHERE AND I'M BEHIND THE ACTION AGAIN ...|
|ACTUALLY, I MADE THEM DO IT TWICE ... :)|
|HAPPINESS FROM VICTORIAS FRIENDS|
|VICTORIA CHECKS THAT NO ONE HAS GONE SWIMMING!|
|ALWAYS NICE TO GET THE FRIENDS IN PHOTOGRAPHS TOO!|
|BEAUTIFUL DETAIL FROM THE YOUNG LADY FROM JAPAN!|
|VISITORS FROM AFAR ...|
|ONE OF JONATHAN'S SIX BROTHERS WITH HIS JAPANESE WIFE AND SON|
|HAPPINESS FROM ONE OF THE MANY YOUNGSTERS ENTERTAINED BY THE MAGICIAN WHILE THE SPEECHES WERE ON|
|BEAUTIFUL TABLES AND CENTREPIECES FROM ADAM PREST AT WYNYARD HALL|
|MORE DETAILS ...|
|FROM THE OTHER ANGLE|
|MARBLE WEDDING CAKE FROM CELEBRATION CAKES AT PETERLEE|
|ALL THE TABLE NAMES WERE AFTER FAMOUS COUPLES|
|CHAIR COVER DETAIL|
|YOU WOULD NEVER GUESS HOW SHY JONATHAN ALLEGEDLY IS FROM THIS PHOTOGRAPH OF HIM MAKING HIS SPEECH!|
|KATIE LOOKING BEAUTIFUL WHILE LISTENING TO THE SPEECHES|
|MOTHER OF THE GROOM ENJOYING HER SON'S SPEECH|
|THE SPECHES WERE ENTERTAINING .....|
|GUESTS ENJOYING THE CONVERSATION AND FOOD|
|VICTORIA MAKING HER OWN SPEECH - BRAVE GIRL!|
|JONATHAN AND ALL HIS BROTHERS !|
|TIME FOR A FEW MOMENTS TOGETHER AT WYNYARD HALL|
|LOVING HER DRESS AT WYNYARD HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL|
|A TENDER MOMENT FROM BROTHER TO SISTER|
|VICTORIA LOOKING GREAT AT WYNYARD HALL BEFORE HER EVENING GUESTS ARRIVE|
|HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY .. VICTORIA SPOTS HER DAUGHTER ACROSS THE ROOM|
|THE CONSERVATORY ALL LIT UP AND SPARKLY READY FOR THE EVENING RECEPTION|
|FIRST DANCE, NO PROBLEM!|
|A LITTLE BIT OF FREESTYLE ACTION!|
|THE HAPPY COUPLE ENJOYING THEIR TIME ON THE DANCEFLOOR|
|VICTORIA AND HER FRIEND KATIE DANCE WITH THE DRESS TO THE BEER PIGS!|
|HAVING A BRILLIANT TIME TO THE ROCK BAND, THE BEER PIGS .. AND, GOODNIGHT!|
Wynyard Hall weddings in Autumn are a lovely time - especially if the weather is kind.
Victoria and Jonathan's wedding was a great relaxed day for them and their families, and although the weather wasn't brilliant, it didn't spoil the fun one bit....
This was my sixth wedding of the year at Wynyard Hall - with two more to come!
I've always said that weddings are all about the people you share your day with .. it really is, the venue, the bling the, well everything is a side-show to your closest family and friends - but I have to admit, that a magnificent wedding venue like Wynyard Hall is the icing on the cake!
There were some great wedding professionals involved in Victoria and Jonathan's wedding, she knew how important it is to have some of the best people in the wedding industry in the north being part of her day.
I also knew that both of them didn't particularly enjoy having their photographs taken ... which is why I came in!
They realised that 90% of the images I create on the day are 'real' iomages taken as they happen .. so everyone can really relax and enjoy the celebrations.
It was the first time that I had met a bride on her wedding day in the new cottages they have created on the Wynyard Estate - just inside the golden gates, and I was very impressed with how lovely they are, with lots of natural light.
Vicky's hair was already complete when I arrived but her beauty therapist and make-up artist Diana Young was still applying the finishing touches when I arrived.
Vicky's gorgeous daughter Violet was fast asleep in the huge double bed, she would need all the energy she had to make sure she lasted the day - especially as Vicky had splashed out with a beautiful Nicki Macfarlane bridesmaid dress - the designer who made the dresses for Kate Middleton's bridesmaids at her wedding to Prince William!
The bridesmaid dresses were from Vietnam and very different too, quite striking with feathered fascinators and everyone loved their outfits!
Adam Prest arrived with the flowers and bouquets, he was also doing the striking centrepeices for the tables and Victoria had given him full reign to be creative with whatever he fancied - and she was delighted with the results!
Lots of Autumn colours and twigs and foliage .. they looked fabulous!
By this time Violet was awake, getting her 'bed hair' straightened and into her dress... I popped down to the hall to check things out there and guests were starting to assemble for the 1pm ceremony in the beautiful chapel at Wynyard Hall Country House Hotel, and by the time I was back, Violet was full of life, the bridemaids were ready and it was time for Victoria to get her wedding dress on!
She really did look terrific when the girls had buttoned her in, and she was sooo looking forward to seeing Jonathan and becoming his wife!
Joanthan was in the bar for a small 'livener' when I met him, and he admitted to his nerves, and he seemed very quiet in the chapel a few moments before Vicky arrived with her father in the car.
By the time she had walked down the aisle and he had seen Violet 'lead the parade' he seemed an awful lot happier, though with a wonderful choir in the stalls singing poignant songs, there were tears to be had before we left the chapel too!
The newly married couple left the chapel to a flurry of confetti from the friends and relatives as the brisk autumnal wind caught it all and blew it around in swirls!
There was time for catching up with friends in the statue gallery with drinks and canapes, while the children enjoyed a magician in the conservatory as the speeches started.
We all enjoyed a fantastic wedding breakfast (thanks folks..) then rounded up a few groups of friends and relatives for some informal group photographs before the evening guests started to arrive!
Cake cutting .. first dance and then dancing to the Beer Pigs seemed to be going down well before I said my thanks to all four parents, hugged Vicky AND Jonathan before heading into the night, and another set of happy clients!
If you would like me to capture a true reflection of your great day of wedding celebrations at ANY venue ANYWHERE in the UK or aboard, ring me now and CHECK YOUR DATE! Call me on 0778 7150966 NOW !
DIRK VAN DER WERFF