|REDWORTH HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS:|
JENNA AND DARREN .. SO, SO HAPPY ON THEIR WEDDING DAY
|REDWORTH HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY:|
REDWORTH HALL BATHED IN AUTUMN SUNSHINE
|JENNA'S MAGGIE SOTTERO WEDDING GOWN CAUGHT IN THE SPOTLIGHT|
|THE PLAN ... MAKE-UP CHART FOR JENNA ON HER WEDDING DAY|
|MUNCHKIN BRIDESMAID IS VERY HAPPY|
|JENNA LOOKS VERY HAPPY WITH HERSELF NOW THE DRESS IS ON!|
|THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR FOR JENNA'S BRIDESMAIDS|
|LAST MINUTE TOUCHES FOR JENNA FROM THE LOVELY JO LEVERSUCH|
|THE HANDOVER .... BUTTONHOLES FOR DAREN PASSED ON BY CHARLOTTE|
|IT'S NOT EASY GETTING MARRIED ... TOO MUCH TO DO!|
|COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN AND THE VEIL NEEDS TO GO IN|
|QUICK PHOTOGRAPH WITH MUM|
|A NIC E PORTRAIT FOR JENNA WITH SOME SOFT WINDOWLIGHT|
|THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE .. READY FOR THE WEDDING .....|
|THE GREAT HALL AT REDWORTH .. READY FOR A WEDDING|
|HERE COMES THE BRIDE ....|
|NICE TO SEE YOU, TO SEE YOU .....|
|RADIATING HAPPINESS ... JENNA AT REDWORTH HALL|
|TAKING HER VOWS|
|DARREN'S MUM ENJOYING HERSELF|
|THE HALL IN ALL ITS GLORY|
|HANDSHAKES AND THANKS TO THE REGISTRARS|
|TIME FOR A QUICK CATCH-UP|
|... AND THEY HAD ONLY HAD ONE GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE!|
|JENNA'S WORK MATES HAVING A GOOD TIME|
|ENJOYING TIME FOR A DRINK ON THE LAWN AT REDWORTH HALL|
|A SPECIAL POCKET WATCH FOR DARREN|
|ONE FOR DARREN'S PARENTS|
|CHARLOTTE WAS SUCH A HAPPY FLOWERGIRL|
|A FEW MINUTES TOGETHER ON THE GRAND LAWN AT REDWORTH HALL - FIGHTING OFF THE MIDGIES .. !|
|LOVE IS ......|
|JENNA LOOKING GOOD .....|
|STILL LOOKING GOOD ....|
|THE HAPPY COUPLE TOGETHER|
|DON'T THEY LOOK HAPPY|
|THE WEDDING BREAKFAST MENU|
|THE WEDDING CAKE THAT JENNA'S MUM MADE|
|IN THE GREAT HALL AT REDWORTH|
|ABOUT TO ENJOY THEIR WEDDING BREAKFAST|
|BEAUTIFUL HARP MUSIC FILLED THE HALL|
|THE BEST MAN ENJOYING THE OTHER SPEECHES|
|ONE OF 6 SPEECHES TO BE MADE FOR DARREN AND JENNA|
|FIRST DANCE FUN|
|.. AND FIRST DANCE TOO FOR THE MUNCHKIN|
Redworth Hall is a great venue for a wedding in County Durham - especially if you book your wedding in the Great hall.
Jenna and Darren fell in love with Redworth Hall quite a while ago with a Valentine's visit there and also the place where Darren proposed to Jenna .. so this had to be their wedding venue! Like quite a few of my brides and grooms this year, they fell in love online, though as they will both tell you, it was a slow process.
Darren didn't have a whole load of time and a lot of confidence whereas Jenna had just come through a relationship that didn't work out and moved back home with a young son, so it was also easier to meet and chat with potential life partners online.
It all worked out well in the end and you could clearly see on the day how much they matched each other, how pleased their closest friends and relatives were for the three of them to make a modern happy family!
I first met with them not long after they were engaged to be married, in Durham, and later that's where we went for their pre-wed portrait shoot and shared a pot of tea as the preparations for their big day came together.
On they day, everything was calm, cool and collected, Darren was busy getting their son ready for the day at one end of the hotel, while Jenna was already having her make-up done by the amazing Jo Leversuch (MakeUp by Jo) .. so nice to see her being part of Jenna's wedding too.
The bridesmaids had already opened the champagne and various auntie's and Jenna's Mum and children made thew rokm a busy place to be , but the atmosphere was good and we all just got on with the things that needed to be done.
I popped next door to get some images of Jenna's amazing Maggie Sottero wedding gown - the 7th bride of mine this year to have 'a Maggie', they really are such lovely wedding dresses! Jenna was showing no sign of nerves at all and Darren was also just looking forward to the ceremony. When Jenna walked down the aisle, she was beaming and even more so when Darren turned to see her!
The Great Hall at Redworth Hall is quite spectacular and the late Autumn light lit everyone up and created a lovely atmosphere as the vows were taken and they became husband and wife.
The sun continued as we headed outside for champagne on the lawn with a few minutes taken out of the happy couple's schedule for a few formal photographs for family and for Jenna and Darren themselves.
Inside for a great wedding breakfast (thanks folks!) and some poignant speeches from family and friends - and Jenna too!
There were a few additional images needed after the reception as evening guests arrived and Kris Cross the magician arrived to entertain the guests before the first dance was underway after cutting the cake, before I thanked everyone for their hospitality and headed off home to my own family.
If you would like me to be a small but important part of your day, capturing documentary photography - but keeping Mums and Dads and grandparents happy with a set of relaxed group shots too, ring me now and CHECK YOUR DATE on 0778 7150966.
I only photograph a limited amount of weddings each year, so dont wait too long, wherever you are being married across the UK
DIRK VAN DER WERFF