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LISA AND MARC - ALL LOVED UP DURING THEIR WEDDING CELEBRATIONS AT WYNYARD HALL IN NORTH EAST ENGLAND
It's a magnificent wedding venue, with history galore, it looks spectacular and is perfect for an intimate wedding or a grand wedding.
Lisa and Marc's wedding was my 20th wedding to photograph at Wynyard Hall, and like all my others, it was full of fun and happiness, relaxed and allowed my natural photographic style to capture some lovely memories for generations to come.
Lisa and Marc had been a part of another one of my weddings in the north east of England - at Matfen Hall when Lisa was a bridesmaid for Kathryn - and Lisa enjoyed 'the experience' so much, she signed me up almost straight away to photograph her wedding at Wynyard Hall which was almost two years away! PHOTOGRAPHS LATER TODAY!
We kept in contact through my Facebook page, messaging each other and helping out with suppliers and advice where I could - I often have four or five future brides chatting away on Facebook or private messaging services and phone calls on an evening.
We met in Newcastle for a walkabout and to share some tea and biscuits - part of the bonding process, with a pre-wedding shoot at the same time.
A few weeks later we met again at their dress rehearsal at Wynyard Hall chapel, and it was nice to meet parents, the best man and other bridesmaids too, as well as the vicar - so none of us would be strangers on the day of the wedding.
Come the day, I was up bright an early to Wynyard Hall and popped in to see Marc in one of the lodges in the amazing estate of Wynyard hall. He was nervous, very nervous about the speech, but very much looking forward to seeing Lisa in her Mark Lesley wedding gown beside him in the chapel.
Lisa and their daughter Poppy were chilled out when I arrived at the Disraeli Suite, with Tracey from Beautiful Bride Makeovers beavering away with Lisa and her bridesmaids.
The atmosphere was one of fun and happiness of the day to come - so like all my brides .. nothing to worry about, just looking forward to a great day of celebration!
Lisa showed what a good mum she is too when Poppy felt a little overwhelmed as the day progressed too, her and Marc taking time out from their day to make sure she was happy and content! Lisa's AMAZING hand-painted shoes from Le Soulier were a delight and she LOVED them too!
Mark was 'bricking it' as Lisa came down the aisle to meet him, but a huge smile from his wife-to-be seemed to put his at ease and we had some light relief when his best man momentarily 'lost' the rings in the recess of his pocket .. !
Outside, it was a touch chilly, so after some kisses and cuddles from family and friends it was into the statue gallery of Wynyard Hall for drinks. I took a few minutes to photograph the ballroom all decored with beautiful flowers from Funky Flowers and Lisa's AMAZING Tea Pot wedding cake!
I always let my couples and friends and relatives really get into the spirit of a day of celebration capturing lots of relaxed images as they have a few champagnes and chill-out.
20 minutes before they are called to the speeches and wedding breakfast, I borrow the happy couple for 10 minutes for some bridal portraits and then we set aside 10 minutes to keep Mum and Dad and grandparents happy with some images to fill those empty frames they have at home - all nice and quick and relaxed, no problem at all.
The speeches were out of the way first - so Marc could finally enjoy himself and relax, while we enjoyed a sumptious Wynyard hall wedding breakfast (thanks folks!).
The downtime after a wedding is a good time for me to work together withthe parents and grandparents and make sure we can 'mop-up' a few more family photographs as we go along - nothing formal, just gatherings of friends and relatives - with a few of 'the girls' for Lisa and maybe 'the boys' from the stag night for Marc.
Soon enough they were cutting their cake - an amazing cake from Kelly-Ann's Cakes and into the first dance - Poppy got into the spirit too!
As I made my way around the parents annd the bride and groom to thank them for their hospitality, I reflected on what a perfect day for Lisa and Marc it had been .. relaxed, comfortable and happy - and this from a couple who were nervous as kittens about being photographed!
If you would like me to photograph your day naturally, become part of your family celebrations for the day, have me meet up with you a few times beforehand and meet with your family and friends too and even attend your dress rehearsal so you all feel relaxed and confortable on your wedding day - RING ME NOW AND CHECK YOUR DATE on 0778 7150966, contact me by email (dirk AT aquilegiagroup.com) or fill in the form HERE or contact me via my Facebook business page HERE or my Google+ page HERE
DIRK VAN DER WERFF