October 2008 | DIRK VAN DER WERFF - WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BANNATYNE HOTEL DARLINGTON WEDDING REVIEW FROM COLIN AND TRACY



.. AND THE BAND PLAYS OUTSIDE BANNATYNE HOTEL IN DARLINGTON FOR TRACY'S WEDDING

A LITTLE BIT OF CHEESE .. CONFETTI SHOT AT BANNATYNE HOTEL ON GRANGE ROAD DARLINGTON - IDEAL FOR A SMALL INTIMATE WEDDING

SMILES ALL ROUND FOR TRACY AND COLIN AFTER THEIR WEDDING AT BANNATYNES HOTEL DARLINGTON
Tracey and Colin have kindly offered a review from their wedding celebrations at Hotel Bannatyne in Darlington ... it was a great day at a unique small wedding venue.
Colin is a chef at the great Krimo's Restaurant in Hartlepool - so he wanted a wedding venue where he and Tracy would also be impressed with the quality of the food too!
" ...Colin and I didnt want the traditional awkward posing cheesy album, so when we came across Dirk's website we knew his style of photography was just what we were looking for!
From our first meeting we were really impressed with his style of work and total professionalism.
I dont really like having my photograph taken but Dirk eleviated all my fears when he took us out for a pre-wedding portrait session.
I would highly recommend his discreet reportage style as it creates a really relaxed atmosphere for everyone, and he still managed some relaxed, informal group photographs.
Our wedding was wonderful, a great day!
Dirk arrived at the hotel early, capturing us all preparing for the ceremony, and most of the day we were unaware of him taking photographs, he just blended in with family and friends, everyone loving his great sense of humour.
What can I say about the finished album? "Dirk you are a genius".
We only wish we could do it all again! We would highly recommend Dirk for any wedding ..... He's fab!....."
Tracey & Colin


I hope you enjoy a sneak peek of their 350+ final edited images telling the story of their day ..... If you would like me to be part of your family wedding celebrations at your own wedding at Hotel Bannatyne in Darlington, or just to chat about your wedding plans, in the north east, north Yorkshire, Cumbria, The Borders, or anywhere in the UK, ring me in the office on +44 (0)1429 423165 until 6pm or my mobile telephone after hours until 10pm day or night, weekday or weekend on +44 (0)778 7150966.
Many of my brides-to-be work in Europe or elsewhere in the world and are coming back to the UK to get married .... so, Use +44 if ringing from abroad, or add the 0 if ringing from the UK.
Maybe you have booked a wedding in France or Italy or Greece or Las Vegas or Cayman Islands?  I'm happy to be part of your destination wedding plans anywhere in the world. Flights and accommodation are charged at cost.
Wedding photography costs from £1000 for weddings that start later in the day, with the most popular package at £1395 which includes a pre-wedding shoot and a framed portrait together with a signiture A3 print for signing by your guests at your wedding. It also includes up to 500 hard-copy gallery proof-prints in a presentation box, a dedicated website, all final edited images on a CD, together with great customer experience and outstanding personalised customer service and satisfaction.
Smaller weddings with less than 25 guests, midweek, cost from £550, these options are also available 10 weeks before a Saturday or Sunday if the date is free.
A3 wedding books are from £400 with all parent books and mini-books available from the top companies around the world
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DIRK VAN DER WERFF


BE BAROQUE HAND PAINTED TIGHTS MAKE AN IMPACT AT A RECENT WEDDING!!


It's not often that I'm stopped in my tracks at a wedding, but Alexander and Charlotte's wedding at Tynemouth and then on to Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle was a GREAT day, and I created some wonderful photographs for them to remember what a great wedding day it was with family and friends.... photographs coming soon ...
 But, how about these fantastic hand painted tights? All the guests commented on them ...
 One of Charlotte's best friends wore them and one of her best friends is the fashion designer Chloe Patience, one of the partners along with
Mhairi McNicol in Be Baroque a recent winner in the Scottish fashion awards.
 They also do hand embroidered tights ... so whether you are a guest or the bride, these look a GREAT way to stand out in a crowd!

If you would like me to photograph your grand wedding, your quirky wedding, your destination wedding, or your 'normal' wedding just:

Ring my mobile on 0778 7150966
My latest wedding news and photographs HERE

DIRK VAN DER WERFF

ANNE AND DAVID'S WEDDING AT BARCELO REDWORTH HALL




Anne and David are a great couple and from the moment I first met with them at Redworth hall, I knew we would get on well and I very much looked forward to their small intimate wedding this summer.

I'm in the middle of their album design at the moment and realised that in the hash and dash of work during summer, their's was one of a number of weddings that I haven't posted to my BLOG yet .. so over the next week or four I'll be posting additional weddings and pre-wedding portraits photography to catch up!


Anne and David live near Leeds, but had their wedding close to where Anne's mum and dad lived to make things easier for them to be there, and Redworth Hall is a terrific wedding venue, with lots of options from the grandest wedding of all to more intimate civil wedding ceremonies.


The day went off really well - David's son was best man, the weather was really good for summer 2008 and we all had a great day - and I was really pleased with the photographs which really reflect a great wedding at Redworth Hall!

LEILA AND LEWIS' WEDDING AT SUNDERLAND NATIONAL GLASS CENTRE

LEILA AND LEWIS AT SUNDERLAND GLASS CENTRE AS A STORM HITS THE AREA
UPDATED - IMAGE ABOVE IS FROM THEIR WEDDING AT SUNDERLAND GLASS CENTRE - SEE LINK BELOW FOR A SNEAL PEAK AT SOME OF THE OTHERS!
I've never been asked to capture wedding photographs at Sunderland's National Glass Centre before - though I often thought it would be a very interesting contemporary wedding venue and location.
In the middle of summer, a south facing location on the north bank of the mighty River Wear allows the sun to track right around a spacious airy wedding venue until it sets in the west later in the evening - and that's what caught the eye and imagination of Leila and Lewis whom I went to visit in Sunderland at their home a week or two ago.
They have some great ideas to make their wedding day a great family celebration - something a little bit different to the normal, and luckily they have chosen me to be part of their wedding day at Sunderland's National Glass Centre. LATEST!!! THE IMAGES I CREATED AT LEWIS AND LEILA'S BEAUTIFUL WEDDING DAY CELEBRATIONS AT SUNDERLAND NATIONAL GLASS CENTRE ARE HERE

If you would like me to be a small but important part of your wedding day at the Sunderland International Glass centre - or anywhere else in the country or across the world, then I would be happy to hear about your plans!
Telephone me in the office up to 6pm on 01429423165 or on my mobile at any other time on 0778 7150966
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DIRK VAN DER WERFF 2011

PAUL AND LUCY'S WEDDING AT SEAHAM HALL HOTEL AND SPA


LUCY AND PAUL AT SEAHAM HALL FOR THEIR WEDDING
I love photographing weddings at Seaham Hall Hotel and Spa - it's just such a unique location and quite a magnificent small hotel.
Seaham Hall is where Lord Byron married Lady Annabella Milbanke in 1815.It’s licensed for civil weddings and is an fantastic place for a great wedding celebration. 
The food is superlative, the service is seamless and the place just oozes style.
I met with Paul and Lucy recently and talked about their wedding day in August, I showed them some of the wonderful A3 size USA photobooks I now offer and they loved them!
We talked for ages, about their day and about the photography with their delightful daughter having fun around us too.I felt that we hit it off and I was very much looking forward to being part of their day.
Luckily, they were impressed enough to book me to capture their special day with some wonderful natural wedding images at Seaham Hall!

UPDATE .... PAUL AND LUCY'S WEDDING AT SEAHAM HALL IS HERE


DIRK VAN DER WERFF

ELLINGHAM HALL SUMMER MIDWEEK WEDDING WITH LIZ AND STEVE

ELLINGHAM HALLWEDDING: ELLINGHAM HALL IN SUMMER SUNSHINE
ELLINGHAM HAll WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: THE MAIN CEREMONY ROOM AT ELLINGHAM HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND
ELLINGHAM HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: A WIDER VIEW OF ELLINGHAM HALL MAIN CEREMONY ROOM
LIZ APPLYING HER WEDDING MAKE-UP
TYING UP TIME FOR ELIZABETH
BEAUTIFUL SUMMER SUNSHINE  AT ELLINGHAM HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND
BEAUTIFUL COLOURS IN THE MAIN BRIDAL SIOTE AT ELLINGHAM HALL
READY TO GO!
ELIZABETH AND HER FATHER READY FOR THE SERVICE
ELIZABETH'S BEAUTIFUL DRESS LAID OUT - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF
... AND THEIR EYES MEET .. STEVE AND ELIZABETH ... HAPPY IN LOVE!
A NICE RELAXED IMAGE OF ELIZABETH AND HER FRIENDS AT ELLINGHAM HALL
THE MAIN BANQUETING SUITE AT ELLINGHAM HALL - BEFORE THE DEVESTATING FIRE
A HAPPY RELAXED GROUP PHOTOGRAPH BEFORE THE WEDDING BREAKFAST!
.. AND FUN FOR THE CHILDREN TOO ON THE LAWN AT ELLINGHAM HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND

Ellingham Hall is a great wedding venue in Northumberland, set in its own grounds, available for as exclusive use for a long weekend to include your wedding, with lodges for your guests - what could be more perfect?
Steve Mayes is a fellow photographer - of the landscape variety, and a cracking photographer at that, while I know Liz from her work with the CBI.
All was set for her photographer brother to be the man to capture the wedding day celebrations - and then he broke his leg!
OOOPS ....
Which was where I was asked to step in, not quite last minute, but pretty late.
Luckily I was free on that Saurday in late September and was happy to spend three or four hours hanging out with them and their friends and family producing some lovely informal images as the day progressed.
The sun came out too! A rare outing for the north east this year, never mind this summer.
If you are still looking for a venue that is just a little bit different, intimate and self contained then Ellingham Hall may be the wedding venue for you in Northumberland, and I hope you enjoy a very small selection of my images from the day .....
If you would like me to photograph your wedding at Ellingham Hall in Northumberland, please ring me NOW on 0778 7150966 and tell me all about your plans - and more importantly to CHECK YOUR DATE FOR 2013 OR 2014
Coverage from £1200 which includes a pre-wedding shoot, a framed print or an A3 gallery signing board for your guests to sign, a presentation box of hard-copy prints of all your final edited digital images, a password protected website and a CD of all the final edited images for unlimited personal prints.
My latest wedding reviews are HERE, please also have a look at Rowena and William's fantastic wedding weekend at Ellingham Hall HERE

DIRK VAN DER WERFF