|GUYZANCE HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: NIKKI AND DAVID - SO IN LOVE AT GUYZANCE HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND|
|GUYZANCE HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: NIKKI CHECKS OUT THE FAB FLOWERS FROM FLOWER DESIGN AT WHICKHAM|
|GUYZANCE HALL WEDDINGS: MADALINE GARDNER NEW YORK WEDDING DRESS FROM Y.A.P. BRIDAL - ALL READY TO GO|
|BOUQUET FOR BRIDESMAIDS|
|NIKKI'S BEAUTIFUL WEDDING BOUQUET|
|DAVID GETS A LITTLE HELP WITH HIS BUTTONHOLE BEFORE THE CEREMONY|
|NIKKI'S SISTER HELPS TO SORT THE MEDALINE GARDNER NEW YORK WEDDING DRESS|
|DAD HAS TIME TO GRAB A FEW PHOTOGRAPHS TOO!|
|GIRLS TOGETHER .. THE FINISHING TOUCHES|
|BEATIFUL NIKKI AT GUYZANCE HALL|
|TIME FOR A QUICK PIC WITH MUM AND DAD|
|.. AND MAKE SURE WE HAVE A NICE PHOTOGRAPH OF A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING GOWN TOO|
|NIKKI'S BEAUTIFUL HAIR PIECE AND EARINGS|
|BEAMING SMILES ALL THE WAY DOWN THE AISLE AT GUYZANCE HALL|
|TIME TO RELAX WITH A FEW PHOTOGRAPHS WITH 'THE GIRLS'|
|TIME TO RELAX AND GOOF AROUND WITH 'THE BOYS' !|
|41 YEARS APART ... SISTERS TOGETHER AT GUYZANCE HALL AFTER FLYING IN FROM THE USA!|
|ERR, NOT QUITE WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR YOUNG LADY ..... :)|
|ONE OF THE DOZEN INDIVIDUAL CAKES ON EACH TABLE FROM THE CAKE GARDEN IN ELLINGTON NORTHUMBERLAND|
|ANOTHER ONE OF THE DOZEN INDIVIDUAL CAKES ON EACH TABLE FROM THE CAKE GARDEN IN ELLINGTON NORTHUMBERLAND|
|THE BEAUTIFUL WEDDING INVITATIONS FROM|
|DAD CELEBRATES BEING FREE OF HIS DAUGHTER!|
|COOL, CALM .. THAT'S DAVID!|
|SOMETHING IN THE BEST MEN'S SPEECH TICKLED HER!|
|ONE OF THE BEST MEN ENJOYS THE FATHER OF THE BRIDE SPEECH!|
|TIME TO LIGHT THE CAKE ON EACH TABLE|
|YUM, YUM, YUM .....|
|SO, WE DECIDED TO HAVE SOME FUN .....|
|WE HAD A FEW DRINKS ....|
|PASSION OVERTOOK THEM ....|
|... AND THEN THEY DECIDED THEY SHOULD POSE FOR MY CAMERA!|
|SO IN LOVE ..... NIKKI AND DAVID AT GUYZANCE HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND|
|BACK OFF TO THE HALL IN THE EARLY EVENING LIGHT ..|
|THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU FIND OUT THAT YOUR NEW WIFE WAS WEARING SLIPPERS UNDER HER WEDDING DRESS ALL ALONG ... :)|
|TABLE PLACEMENTS - READY FOR THE EVENING CELEBRATIONS|
Nikki and David are a pretty private couple and they first came across me when I was photographing their good friends Caroline and Antony's wedding at Wynyard Hall two years previously.
When it came to choosing a photographer to be part of their special celebrations over a weekend wedding in Northumberland, I think my relaxed, natural wedding photography style with an emphasis on trust and confidence and customer service as well as customer experience had something to do with them signing up!
It was great to catch up in Hamsterley Forest, close to David's childhood home for our pre-wedding portrait shoot. The couple of hours we spend together is for bonding purposes really, it just means that 6 weeks later, come the wedding, we're not strangers and everyone can relax and enjoy their day of celebrations.
I was up good and early for the drive to Northumberland, and though overcast, it was bright.
I first bumped into David in his Superman T-Shirt, all chilled out and happy, particularly so that the previous night's fun and games with their closest friends who had stayed over at Guyzance Hall had meant that he was hangover free!
Nikki look beautiful even in her curlers when she opened the door to her bridal suite, the room awash with people as make-up and hair stylists Kemmy and Tina Elliott were busy with flower girls, bridesmaids and Mums...
But .... the atmosphere was sooo relaxed, just as I like it!
The ballroom was also a busy hive of activity where Flower Design of Whickham werecovering the pillars in climbing flowers and cascading flowers - all with a yellow theme, just beautiful.
Two munchkins were great fun as Nikki got ready, filling the air with laughter and fun before Nikki's stunning Madaline Gardner New York wedding gown from Y.A.P. Bridal in Newcastle was ready for centre stage!
David was still pretty cool, though a few cans of lager certainly was helping him 'get in the zone', but before long he was at the front of the aisle, waiting for his beautiful bride nikki to be by his side!
We just had time for a few photographs in the room with Mum and Dad, bridesmaids and munchkins before Nikki took a deep breath and we were off downstairs to get married!
Nikki looked fabulous and David was cool, calm and his eyes were fixed on his new wife all through the ceremony.
Soon we were outside for champagne and canapes, and it was bright but cold.
While Guyzance Hall staff turned around the ballroom for the wedding breakfast, all the guests and the bride and groom and their families had lots of time to get into the spirit of the day, but after an hour or so, I borrowed mums and dads, sisters and brothers together with bridemaids and groomsmen for some quick, informal group photographs.
After a fantastic wedding breakfast (thank you!) and setting sparklers on the stunning, individual wedding cakes on each table from The Cake Garden, and a wonderful mini-speech from on of the tiny bridesmaids, stood on a chair which brought the house down, it was time to relax again and chill out in the many rooms of this fine country house hotel wedding venue in Northumberland - before the first dance.
We had 10 minutes to make some images, so we used Nikki's sister's classic Beetle, and the grounds for some great chilled out photos - and a few mad ones too - then Nikki thought it was a good idea to head to her bathroom for some more .. :)
First dance was next, and then it was time to head on home down the A1, despite David's offer for me to stay and join in the fun!
What a fabulous day at Guyzance Hall - and what a great couple, so in love and so deserving of each other's love!
If you would like me to be a small but important part of your Guyzance Hall Northumberland wedding celebrations, with nice, natural, chilled out wedding photography, ring me now on 0778 7150966 - and check your date!
DIRK VAN DER WERFF