|CATE AND HER MUM ... READY FOR THE WEDDING DAY CELEBRATIONS - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY|
|TIME FOR SOME LAST MINUTE CHECKS FOR CATE AND HER MUM IN GRANDMOTHER'S MIRROR|
|EVERYTHING IS GOOD .. TIME TO LAUGH AND RELAX!|
|THE BEAUTIFUL AMULET THAT MATCHED CATE'S HAIRPIECE AND THE STRAPS ON THE JENNY PACKHAM WEDDING GOWN - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|TIME FOR ONE QUICK PHOTOGRAPH WITH THE GIRLS BEFORE WE HEAD OFF TO GET CATE MARRIED TO ANDREW!|
|CATE AND HER FATHER MARTIN ARE MARCHED UP THE ROAD BY TRADITIONAL PIPER|
|ANDREW AND KATE AT THE ALTER IN ALL SAINTS CHURCH LANCHESTER|
|THE BEAUTIFUL INTERIOR OF THE CHURCH|
|COOL, CALM AND CASUAL AND RELAXED ... MARRIED AT LAST!|
|...AND, WE'RE OFF TO MATFEN HALL .. NOT SURE WHERE THE HORSE CAME IN, PERHAPS IT WAS A LUCKY HORSE I SUGGESTED? NO, JUST WALKING BY ..... !|
|MATFEN HALL AWAITS ......|
|SUNLIGHT THROUGH THE STAINED GLASS WINDOW FALLS ON THE WALL DECORATION AND FLOWERS IN THE GREAT HALL AT MATFEN|
|MUSIC AND ATMOSPHERE AS THE GUESTS ARRIVE|
|THE BRIDE AND GROOM ARRIVE|
|CATE, RELAXED AND HAPPY, CAUGHT IN THE COLOURED REFLECTIONS OF THE STAINED GLASS WINDOW IN THE GREAT HALL AT MATFEN - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|ANDREW AND CATE ... SO HAPPY AND RELAXED WITH THEIR DAY AND WITH THEIR WEDDING|
|PLACE CARDS FOR THE WEDDING BREAKFAST|
|RELAXED BRIDAL PORTRAIT PLEASE! CATE CATCHES THE RAYS OF THE SUN AT MATFEN HALL IN HER BEAUTIFUL WEDDING GOWN AND CLUTCHING HER LOVELY WEDDING BOUQUET|
|I LOVE A LOVELY BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE - CATE LOOKING GREAT - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|AND SWINGS HER ROUND TO THE CHEERING CROWD OF WEDDING GUESTS ....... PHOTOGRAPHS BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY|
|... AND FINISH IT ALL OF WITH A KISS!|
Cate's mum Maria booked me way before I met with Cate herself as she had been so impressed with some of the relaxed images I create at some of the lovely weddings I'm asked to be part of.... This is Cate's review of my part in her wedding to Andrew at Matfen Hall in Northumberland.
"Dirk had been a recommendation from a friend of my mam’s. We took a look at his blog and website, my mam snapped him straight up ... then we met him!
It could have been risky, but we loved the relaxed style of his photographs, and we had a lot of trust in the personal recommendation.
We did not need to worry.
Dirk came out to my parents’ house to meet us in Lanchester and he was full of energy and enthusiasm, and really made us feel confident he would deliver the photographs we wanted.
It’s obvious he loves his job, and the amount of brides he has as friends on Facebook is a clear marker to me that he’s great at his job, and cares about giving each of us the best photographs of our big day.
Dirk was thorough and professional throughout the whole journey. Our pre-wed shoot had Andrew on edge at first, but Dirk explained it’s better to get that feeling out of the way well before our wedding, and on the day we could relax knowing Dirk that little bit better, and comfortable he knew exactly what we wanted from him.
Our friends were oblivious that he was our professional photographer, fitting in so well and joining in the fun.
As expected, we had hundreds of photographs from Dirk to peruse from the long day.
All absolutely gorgeous!
He had captured the relaxed pictures of our friends and family just as we’d hoped. And even though we wanted to keep the group photos to a minimum, when we squeezed more in on the day, Dirk took it in his stride and kept us extremely happy.
He even found time to keep my bridesmaids happy with their photo requests!
Andrew and I hadn’t warned him that we had a special first dance planned, but he caught it all, and we’ve got magical photographs to remember it, with all our friend’s faces watching. Their reaction was priceless!
He stayed long into the evening, longer than he’d planned, but seemed to be enjoying spinning around in the middle of the ceilidh dancers, ducking inbetween, producing some great action shots!
After our wedding, Dirk kept in touch, ensuring we would get our perfect album, and we did. He swapped photographs around, trimmed and rearranged (even airbrushing annoying dress tags out of shot!).
I felt Dirk gave us a real personal treatment, so enthusiastic and excited about our day.
Seeing all his brides’ comments on facebook, you can tell he’s a complete professional, and he manages to give us all a five star treatment!
Thank you Dirk!! .... "
Cate and Andrew Key
SEE THE ORIGINAL SNEAK PEEK BLOG POST HERE
If you would like me to be the official photographer at your wedding at Matfen Hall, or in Northumberland or across the north east, anywhere in the UK, or your destination wedding abroad, I would love to hear about your plans. Please ring me anytime on my mobile 0778 7150966 and let's chat and check your date!!
HAVE A LOOK AT THESE OTHER NORTHUMBERLAND AND NEWCASTLE WEDDINGS I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED!
Danielle and John's Bamburgh Castle wedding in Northumberland HERE
Sharon and Martin's Slaley Hall wedding in Northumberland HERE
Rowena and William's wedding at Ellingham Hall in Northumberland HERE
Kathryn and Richard's Matfen Hall Wedding HERE
... AND GET IN THE MOOD WITH MY Northumberland weddings inspiration board HERE on Pinterest
DIRK VAN DER WERFF