|WYNYARD HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS:|
LAURA AND ANDREW IN THE STATUE GALLERY DURING THEIR WEDDING AT WYNYARD HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
|WYNYARD HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL WEDDING VENUE|
|WEDDING BOUQUETS .. THE BEST PLACE TO KEEP THEM COOL!|
|NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THE JUSTIN ALEXANDER WEDDING DRESS|
|THE WEDDING DRESS ON THE MOVE|
|LAURA'S JUSTIN ALEXANDER WEDDING GOWN|
|WEDDING DRESS DETAIL|
|BEAUTIFUL FLOWER POUCHES FROM ELIZA BLOOMS FOR THE FLOWER GIRLS|
|THE MIRROR ROOM AT WYNYARD HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL|
|ANDREW AND HIS BEST MAN AND SON ARRIVE AT THE VENUE|
|THE LADIES FROM LA BELLE VOUS WORK THEIR MAGIC ON LAURA|
|LAURA CONCENTRATES AS THE HAIRPIECE GOES IN|
|SISTER CLAIRE KEEPS THE FLOWER GIRLS OCCUPIED|
|WEDDING CAKE DETAIL .... TRACTORS AND CRANES HAVE FORMED A LARGE PART OF ANDREW'S LIFE!|
|THE WEDDING CAKE IN THE BALLROOM AT WYNYARD HALL|
|THE DRESS GOES ON WITH THE HELP OF THE LADIES AT LA BELLE VOUS|
|EARRINGS AND VEIL|
|JUST FINISHING OFF ...|
|HOW BEAUTIFUL DOES LAURA LOOK?|
|A PROUD MOMENT FOR LAURA'S FATHER|
|OUR PRETTY FLOWER GIRLS AND BRIDESMAID|
|JUST MOMENTS TO GO - SO LAST MINUTE ADJUSTMENTS BY MUM !|
|CLAIRE BEHIND HER FATHER AND LAURA TO MAKE SURE SHE DOESN'T TUMBLE DOWN THE STAIRCASE|
|HOW CUTE IS SHE ?|
|BEST LAID PLANS ..... :)|
|LAURA GREETS HER SON WHO RAN UP THE AISLE AS SHE WAS COMING DOWN IT!|
|HE'S HAPPY NOW !|
|SMILES ALL ROUND FROM ANDREW'S MUM|
|ANDREW GAZES ON HIS WIFE-TO-BE ....|
|THE RINGS ARE SAFE IN THE HANDS OF THE BEST MAN|
|LAURA'S FATHER ENJOYS THE CEREMONY|
|THE LOVELY MESSAGE TO MUM FROM LAURA|
|A WONDERFUL HAPPY GREETING FOR ANDREW'S FATHER|
|LAURA AND ANDREW'S SON MISSES ALL THE FUN ...|
|THE HAPPY COUPLE IN THE BALLROOM|
|AMAZING TOP TABLE FLORAL DECORATION|
|HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY|
|SISTERS, SISTERS ... CLAIRE AND LAURA|
|A YOUNG GUEST ENJOYS THE AIRPLANE IN HIS GOODY BOX !!|
|LAURA'S FATHER READS HIS SPEECH|
|A FEW TEARS FROM LAURA AT HER FATHER'S SPEECH|
|A FINE SPEECH FROM THE BEST MAN|
|LISTENING INTENTLY TO THE SPEECHES|
|CLAIRE ENJOYS THE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE SPEECHES!|
|THIS IS LAURA WHO IS UNCOMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF A CAMERA .... NOT !|
|IT'S ALL IN THE EYES!|
|LAURA WAS LOOKING AT HER NEW HUSBAND DURING THIS SESSION .. NO WONDER HER EYES ARE SPARKLING!|
|WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE ....|
|THE HAPPY COUPLE|
|A QUICK WEDDING DAY FAMILY GROUP|
|LAURA PLAYS STATUES AT WYNYARD HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL|
|LOOKING GOOD ...|
|LOVE IS IN THE EYES .... THE FIRST DANCE|
It's one of the finest wedding venues in the north of England, and I have now photographed almost 20 wedding celebrations there, with a lot more to come this year!
Laura and Andrew are lovely, lovely people with two delightful children who were determined to enjoy a relaxed wedding day at Wynyard Hall with their closest friends and relatives - and that's where I came in!
Both of them are not naturally comfortable in front of a camera, so they knew that there was no pressure from me and that I would capture their wedding as naturally as possible, with a small pause for some family photographs with parents and siblings and a quick break for some bridal portraits.
Looking at the photographs above, can you believe that Laura, who looked stunning on the day, actually has little confidence about herself? No, neither can I but my approach to weddings made sure that Andrew and her were able to totally relax, then actually enjoy being in front of the camera for some lovely images later in the day!
So, we first met at Wynyard Hall for some tea and biscuits to chat about their forthcoming wedding. They LOVED the place and were very excited about their plans to be married, they have been together since they were thirteen years old, when Laura used to babysit for Andrew's cousin. .. how lovely!
Andrew works away a lot, so I kept Laura's spirits up at times chatting on Facebook and on the phone, even late at night, as her planning developed and I could advise her about all sorts of bits and bobs.
We had a laugh and more tea at Wynyard a few weeks before the wedding too - a bit more bonding and a few photographs for a signing board on the day.
When I arrived a few hours before, the lovely sisters who are the AMAZING La Belle Vous were busy with hair and make-up while little ones scattered about, their wonderful flower girl dresses hanging, waiting ...
Laura's Mum was cool, calm and relaxed and her sister Claire was a load of fun on the day too. I nipped downstairs to make some establishing photographs and also to be able to show Laura some images from the Mirror Room where the ceremony was to take place as it had been 'dressed' since she had last been in the room.
Andrew looked really cool in his suit, along with his best man and son who looked very dapper.
Guests were starting to arrive now, so it was back upstairs where the hair and make-up was almost complete, so I took time out to capture dress details - a beautiful Justin Alexander dress, I LOVE Justin Alexander dresses and so do many of my brides judging by the amount I see every year! Laura's amazing bouquets and flowers for the wedding were top class as ever from Eliza Blooms in Darlington - so beautiful!
By now our beautiful flower girls and bridesmaids were ready to go, and the ladies from La Belle Vue graciously heleped Laura into her dress - well out of their comfort zone, but a commendable effort ladies!
there were smiles all round as laura's father arrived and we headed down the stairs to be at Andrew's side.
He was a little nervous, but he had a big beaming smile as Laura came down the aisle - their son trying to pre-empt the situation by running down the aisle to greet his Mum!
A lovely moment!
The sun was shining as we went outside for drinks and canapes, with time for a confetti photograph for those people who were ITCHING to throw confetti!
Then an hour and a half for everyone to chill out and enjoy their day, with ten minutes borrowed to fill those frames at home for parents!
Speeches were fine and entertaining, the food as lovely as ever (thanks for the hospitality folks!) and we were left with a little time before the evening guests arrived, so I took Laura down to the bridge and under one of the blooming spring cherry trees with white blossom for some bridal portraits - she admitted that she was LOVING her wedding day and even my time with her taking photographs - RESULT!
Soon it was time for the cutting of the cake and the first dance and for me to head off home after a lovely, lovely wedding celebration for everyone.
I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of their wedding at Wynyard Hall, and if you would like me to capture your wedding as naturally as possible while making you look stunning and keeping Mums and dads and grandparents happy in 15 minutes flat too - then RING ME NOW on 0778 7150966 or message me on Facebook and CHECK YOUR DATE!
CHECK OUT my Wynyard Hall PINTEREST page too for lots more images I have created at this great wedding venue!
DIRK VAN DER WERFF