|TYNEMOUTH GRAND HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER|
KIRSTY AND ANDREW ENJOYING THEIR WEDDING RECEPTION IN TYNEMOUTH
|TYNEMOUTH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY:|
THE MAKE UP GOES ON ...
|LOVELY FLOWER CAGES FOR THE FLOWER GIRLS ....|
|TIME FOR HAPPINESS....|
|THE GIRLS ARRIVE .. AND THE BOYS TOO!|
|ITS NOT EASY BEING A BRIDESMAID!|
|COKE ONLY FOR THE BRIDEGROOM AS HIS GROOMSMEN ENJOY A BEER ONLY|
|GETTING THE BOW ON KIRSTY'S DRESS.... JUST RIGHT|
|THE LITTLE FELLA MAKES A BREAK FOR IT WITH A TOWEL!|
|SPECIAL PEARL FOR A SPECIAL GIRL|
|SPARKLY SHOES ....|
|TIME FOR LAST MINUTE LIPPY ....|
|HEADING DOWN THE STAIRCASE TO GET MARRIED AT THE TYNEMOUTH GRAND HOTEL|
|SMILES ALL ROUND AS KIRSTY ARRIVES|
|CLOSEST FRIENDS AND RELATIVES PACK THE CEREMONY ROOM AT THE GRAND HOTEL|
|KISSIN' TIME .....|
|.. AND ONE FOR GRANDMOTHER TOO .... !|
|ANDREW CORNERED BY HIS MUM AND MOTHER-IN-LAW|
|YOU NEED THE RIGHT SOCKS FOR A WEDDING YOU KNOW ....|
|KIRSTYS BROTHER THINKS HE LOOKS BETTER WITH A BOUQUET .....|
|THE GOOD LOOKING FELLAS .. ALL TOGETHER ...|
|HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY .... KIRSTY ENJOYING HER DAY|
|THERE IS A REASON FOR THIS PHOTOGRAPH .. SEE BELOW ....|
|.... KIRSTYS MUM AND DAD WERE MARRIED AT THE GRAND HOTEL .. BUT NEVER HAD A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE STAIRCASE ..... SO HERE IT IS!|
|HOW HAPPY DO THESE TWO LOOK ... OH, AND THEY HATE THEIR PHOTOGRAPH BEING TAKEN TOO APPARENTLY ...|
WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN ... ?
|KISSIN' TIME .. AGAIN!|
|KIRSTY STILL ENJOYING HERSELF ON THE STAIRCASE .... !|
|ANDY TELLS HIS WIFE HOW MUCH HE LOVES HER ...|
|TRULY ENJOYING THEIR DAY ..|
|A TOAST FOR THE BRIDESMAIDS ...|
|ANDY'S BROTHER BRINGS OUT THE MEMORIES DURING HIS SPEECH ...|
|THIS WAS THE REACTION TOTHE NAUGHTY BIT IN THE SPEECH .....|
|THIS GUEST THOUGHT IT FUNNY TOO!|
|KISSIN' TIME .... YET AGAIN!|
|KIRSTY MESSING AROUND ... SHE'S IN CHARGE NOW!|
|WE ALWAYS END UP ON THE BEACH AT TYNEMOUTH!|
|AIDAN APPRECIATED THE FRSH AIR TOO BEFORE THE FIRST DANCE!|
|GREATFUN IN THE NORTH SEA ....|
|WELL, IT'S NOT EXACTLY THE COTE D'AZURE ....|
|THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR IN THE SAND|
|THE MOON IS UP .. AND THE SUN IS FAST DISAPPEARING ...|
|ENJOYING THE VIEW FROM TYNEMOUTH LONGSANDS AS THE MOON COMES OVER THE HORIZON|
|A VINTAGE LOOK AS THEY COME OFF THE BEACH ...|
|KIRSTY LEADING THE GUESTS IN A DANCE-OFF ....|
I received an email enquiry from them less than a year before their wedding and then we spoke on a Skype video connection to get a feel for each other, which is not ususual with a lot of my clients .. even from Australia in the past!
They liked what they saw, relaxed documentary wedding photography with no bother, no hassle and being able to enjoy a great day of celebration - and signed up!
I didn't actually meet them in person until about 6 weeks before the wedding when they visted the area to finalise plans at the Grand Hotel Tynemouth and catch up with Kirsty's parents who are from the area.
A nice shared pot of tea and then a quick ramble on the beach at Tynemouth with their very young son Aidan and we were up and running!
Even though it was the first time we had met in person, they had confidence and trust in me already and I know after the meeting, we would not be strangers on the day and they could really chill out and relax to enjoy their wedding day.
I travelled up to Tynemouth for an hour the night before too, just to meet with parents and say hello to the main people... many of whom had travelled from London for the wedding on Tyneside .. it's nice to bond with people who will be part of my bride's and groom's big day .. it gives them trust and confidence too.
Kirsty was pretty chilled out when I met with her in a bedroom at the Grand Hotel with her two bridesmaids and munchkin flowergirls, getting her hair and make-up finished off by a friend of the family, sipping champagne.
not long afterwards, I met with Andy and his best man / brother and groomsmen and he seemed to be pretty nervous, when I saw him in the bar 30 minutes later he was just as nervous .. drinking coke and no matter how much advice I gave him to have a beer, he wasn't shifting!
Kirsty's room was busier by now with the flowergirls all excited, so I took them aside for a few portraits while things calmed down a little and Kirsty could finish off her preparations .. and then her brothers turned up, and then her parents to let her see her beautiful young son Aidan in all his finery!
I popped down the stairs to check the guests arriving and assembling in the ceremony room and there was lots of laughter and happiness, and by this time Andrew was out of the bar and chatting with the registrars and seemed a lot more relaxed!
A few quick bridesmaid photographs with the munchkins and with Kirsty's father who had arrived to escort her down the stairs to be married and we were ready to go!
There were a few tears as Kirsty arrived, both from her and the guests, but things soon settled down and smiles and laughter took over as they became man and wife .. with little Aidan wandering about and playing with the radiator on the wall which seemed to keep him occupied!
Then it was champagne and canapes for an hour or so as the happy couple and their parents were meeting and greeting their friends and relatives and share the happiness around.
We nipped up to the first floor landing ten minutes before the wedding breakfast for a few formal photographs to keep everyone happy before a storming speech with the best man led into dinner.
As the reception drew to a close, the main guests decided to head down over the road to the beach for some fresh air and stretch their legs .. always a great way to finish a wedding at the Grand Hotel in Tynemouth, and, as ever, guests ended up in the water - and even Kirsty decided to go for a paddle in the sea too.
Additional guests for the evening celebrations were arriving as we kicked the sand off our feet and before long, the first dance was upon us and then the party really started!
What a great relaxed day of family celebration for Andrew and Kirsty .. happiness (and a few tears ..) along the way
I gave my thanks for hospitality to their parents, and quick handshake for Andy and a cuddle for Kirsty and I was off and away home.
A great day for the happy couple and their friends and family at the Grand Hotel Tynemouth!
See Jennifer and Simon's wedding at the Grand Hotel Tynemouth HERE
If you would like me to capture great relaxed documentary images at your wedding in Tynemouth, the north east of England or anywhere else in the UK, RING ME NOW on 0778 7150966 AND CHECK YOUR DATE. I only photograph a limited amount of weddings each year so that it never becomes a production line .. don't lose your date!
DIRK VAN DER WERFF