|DANBY CASTLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS:|
DANBY CASTLE WEDDING SINGALONG DURING THE CEREMONY WITH KIRSTEN AND DAN
|GISBOROUGH HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS:|
|DANBY CASTLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER:|
THE PIECE OF MUSIC THAT DAN WROTE FOR KIRSTEN TO WALK DOWN THE AISLE AT DANBY CASTLE
|DANBY CASTLE WEDDINGS:|
DANCIN' TIME FOR THE GIRLS AS THEY CHILL OUT ON THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING
|KIRSTEN'S BEAUTIFUL WEDDING BOUQUET FOR HER WEDDING AT DANBY CASTLE|
|LOOKING AFTER HER JENNY PACKHAM WEDDING GOWN|
|JO LEVERSUCH, KIRSTENS MAKE-UP ARTISTS HELPS OUT TYING THE BRIDESMAID GOWNS|
|OUR BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GIRL GETS READY|
|A TENDER MOMENT AS KIRSTEN AND HER SISTER-IN-LAW-TO-BE WISH EACH OTHER WELL BEHIND THE DOOR OF THE ROOM|
|KIRSTEN'S MUM HAS THE FINISHING TOUCHES|
|KIRSTEN'S DAD GETS THE FINISHING TOUCHES TOO|
|DAN IS READY FOR THE DAY!|
|SHARING A JOKE WITH MUM!|
|PAUL SMITH FROM TOP TO TOE|
|VINCE AND DAN SHARE A CHEEKY GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE BEFORE THE OFF|
|EVERYTHING READY AND TIME FOR THE JENNY PACKHAM WEDDING DRESS|
|KIRSTEN IS HAPPY WITH WHAT SHE SEES IN THE MIRROR|
|HEADING OUT FROM GISBOROUGH HALL TO DANBY CASTLE|
|TIME FOR A LAUGH AND A GIGGLE WITH THE GIRLS AND KIRSTEN'S FATHER|
|DANBY CASTLE .... TIME TO GET MARRIED TO DAN!|
|NO SIGN OF NERVES HERE AS HE CHILLS OUT|
|DAN AND THE BEST MAN VINCE SHARE A JOKE AS KIRSTEN PREPARES HERSELF NEXT DOOR|
|GYPSOPHILLA WRAPPED IN MUSIC SHEETS TIED TO THE CHAIRS|
|SMILES FROM OUR FLOWER GIRL MADDIE AS SHE COMES DOWN THE AISLE AFTER TRAVELLING ALL THE WAY FROM AUSTRALIA|
|HERE COME THE BRIDESMAIDS....|
|SMILES FROM KIRSTEN AS SHE ENTERS THE ROOM AT DANBY CASTLE TO BE MARRIED|
|CONCENTRATION FROM DAN AS KIRSTEN COMES TOWARDS HIM|
|THE SMILES SAY IT ALL|
|TIME FOR A SING-SONG TO 'HAPPY TOGETHER' BY THE TURTLES .. SEE THE VIDEO IN THE TEXT BELOW|
|DAN GOES FOR IT! HITTING THE TOP NOTES!|
|THE GUESTS JOINING IN THE SINGALONG|
|ENJOYING THEIR BREAK FROM THE NORM DURING THE WEDDING CEREMONY|
|KIRSTEN'S RING GOES ON|
|DAN'S RING GOES ON|
|THE KISS ...|
|THE APPLAUSE ...|
|CHEESY TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS NEED CHEESY PHOTOGRAPHS A LA DAN !!|
|THE HAPPY COUPLE - THEIR WEDDING DAY WAS A LAUGH A MINUTE!|
|ENJOYING HER TIME WITH FRIENDS|
|ENJOYINGTHE CHAMPAGNE AT DANBY CASTLE|
|LAUGH A MINUTE FOR DAN'S FATHER AND THEIR GUESTS AS WELL|
|A FEW MOMENTS FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM WITH THEIR CAMPERVAN|
|STILL LAUGHING AS WE HEAD OFF FOR A FEW PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE BRIDGE CLOSE-BY TO DANBY CASTLE|
|THE KISS ...|
|TOURISTS GET IN ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS!|
|NOTHING TRADITIONAL ABOUT DAN AND KIRSTENS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY|
|EVEN I FELT THAT ONE !!|
|MR AND MRS HAPPY|
|THE CHICKEN CHASING COMPETITION GOT OFF TO AN EARLY START!|
|IT'S TRADITIONAL TO HAVE YOUR FACE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS ... USUALLY|
|AWWW, A MOMENT OF SERIOUSNESS FOR DAN AND KIRSTEN|
|THAT DIDN'T LAST LONG ... BACK TO WILD AND WACKY!|
|OK, ONE MORE SERIOUS ONE FOR MUM'S AND DAD'S .. AAAAWWWWW....|
|ENJOYING THEIR WEDDING DAY!|
|CENTRE OF ATTENTION - SHARING PHOTOGRAPHS OF THEIR WEDDING DAY!|
|FLOWER GIRL MADDIE DECIDED ON AN UNUSUAL ADDITION TO HER WEDDING GOWN!|
|SUCH A HAPPY BRIDE!|
|KIRSTEN'S FATHER GETS THE SPEECHES UNDERWAY|
|SUCH A HAPPY COUPLE|
|KIRSTEN FINDS ONE OF HER FATHER'S STORIES ENTERTAINING|
|HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY ....|
|VINCE GETS UNDER WAY WITH HIS SPEECH|
|THE SPEECH HITS THE RIGHT NOTE WITH DAN!|
|THE WOMBLING DANCE FOR FIRST DANCE WENT DOWN WELL!|
|DAN'S BELOVED FEZ MADE A LATE APPEARANCE TOTHE PARTY|
|DAN WISHING KIRSTEN WOULD GIVE HIM BACK HIS FEZ!|
|DAN AND HIS FATHER PLAY A TUNE TOGETHER!|
|DANCING AS DAN'S FATHER PLAYS AT DANBY CASTLE|
In the past it has rained for me and my clients, but they all had great fun, this time for Kirsten and Dan, the weather was very mild indeed and the rain stayed away for much of the day.
Kirsten and Dan are pretty cool people, and laid back, fun and a little quirky, so they needed a wedding photographer that could capture their fun and spirit as well as the totally relaxed atmosphere of their day of wedding celebrations!
Dan had played violin for a band at a wedding I photographed at Matfen Hall in Northumberland for the delightful Cate.
Later were guests at the two day Northumberland wedding of Rowena and William who enjoyed an Alice in Wonderland tea party in fancy dress on the second day.
So when it came to them choosing their wedding photographer, I had a track record and they knew I would capture their wedding celebrations as naturally as possible, truly capturing their day of fun and happiness!
I met with Kirsten and Dan a few times in York, both at their home and also in the centre of town while we shared tea and a cake and a pre-wed shoot (the day after Dan's stag night!) so we all felt comfortable with each other.
How they met at a concert at the Methodist Church in Great Ayton in North Yorkshire, Kirsten's family home about 4/5 years ago and how their love and admiration grew over the years and Dan's romantic proposal in the garden of their new home with champagne.
on the day, I drove across the the lovely Gisborough hall, a place I know well with many weddings photographed there.
Kirsten was chilled out and happy when I arrived with lovely bridesmaids happy and smiling - and it was nice to meet her Mum finally too!
The delightful Jo Leversuch was doing the bridal make-up and it was nice to work with Jo again, she's a brilliant make-up artist and a lovely lady too!
I spied Kirsten's Jenny Packham dress and just knew should would look so lovely in in with her bridesmaids in beautifully elegant gowns, and her flower girl niece who had flown in from Australia looked beautiful when she was in her wedding outfit too!
During a break in the proceedings I went to search for dan, though that is easier said than done in the rabbit-warren corridors and floors of Gisborough Hall.
He was rather nervous, it has to be said, but dressed form head to toe in Paul Smith, he would knock Kirsten's socks off when they met each other at our destination of Danby Castle.
There was a lovely moment when Kirsten's sister-in-law-to-be came by the room to wish her the best of luck, but neither wanted to see each other, so a tender moment, holding each other's hands was deemed acceptable!
By now the campervans from All Cool Campervans had arrived, so I followed Dan outside and met with his parents too before wishing them all well and heading back to the room where Kirsten was busy with her bridesmaids getting her beautiful wedding gown on, as time was disappearing fast. There
Kirsten was soooo excited to get her Jenny Packham gown on, and with hair complete and make-up complete there was time for a quick couple of photographs with Dad and 'the girls' before we headed off to get in the vehicles and GET MARRIED!
The trip to Danby Castle is just half an hour or so over the North York Moors from Gisborough Hall, going past the signs for Moorsholm where I had photographed two small intimate weddings for Jayne and Ellie just last year.
Although it was pretty grey and with spots of rain as I drove up to the tops, once in the valley where Danby is the weather started to brighten up, and so it stayed during the daylight hours.
Dan was happy, but 'bricking it' when I chatted with him as Kirsten prepared herself next door to the ceremony room, but as she came down the aisle he has a smile a mile wide as she turned to see him, and two smiles met, to be married.
As a departure from the norm, Kirsten and Dan arranged to have a singalong halfway though the ceremony. 'Happy Together' was the tune chosen by The Turtles and it went down a storm - even with the registrars, I even hummed it myself as I took photographs and a cheeky 15 clip of video on my personal iPhone.
it was such a happy occassion and I was so pleased for them that it went down so well!
Soon enough we were outside enjoying champagne and canapes, really getting into the spirit of the day!
Later on, the three of us jumped into one of the campervans for a few photographs down at the bridge, and on the way I found out that the driver knew my brother-in-law Andy after living on the Isle of Gigha years ago where he lives even now, what a small world it is!
So, a few lovely laughing and goofy images in the campervan and around the bridge, a dash straight back for the wedding breakfast (thanks folks!) and lovely speeches from Kirsten's father, Dan at his entertaining best and best man Vince with a tender and touching speech.
By now it was dark, raining and evening guests were beginning to arrive, but there was so much more to come!
With so many musicians among their friends, there was an open mic, a band with changing members and a first dance from The Wombles which was rather frantic, before a waltz between Kirsten and Dan and by other relatives and guests.
After this, the caelidh got underway and later Dan and his father played violin and guitar together on stage, then Dan and Kirsten danced while his father played a beautiful haunting song.
It was time for me to leave and let the two families and friends enjoy the rest of their evening, and what a great relaxed day of celebrations it was for the happy couple, with lots of nice natural images to help them remember their memories for years to come.
I hope you enjoy this 'Sneak Peek' of their wedding day, see additional ones on my Facebook page HERE and view ALL their photographs HERE on their return from honeymoon - passwords to be supplied by Dan and Kirsten and their close family members.
if you would like me to be a small but important part of the day, offering you trust and confidence for your day as well as a great selection of photographs taken naturally, while keeping your mum and dad and grandparents happy with some family photographs that takes just 10 minutes out of your day of celebration, then ring me now on 0778 715 0966 or contact me by email: dirk AT aquilegiagroup.com, or fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page, or send me a message on my Facebook Business Page HERE.
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I only photograph a limited amount of weddings each year so that it's NEVER a production line, it's a very personal service and I put a lot of time and effort into your day even before the wedding celebrations, meeting with you both a few times, meetings with parents, attending your dress rehearsal, so that on the day, we're not strangers and you can relax and BE YOURSELF! READ MY REVIEWS HERE and my PINTEREST PAGE FOR DANBY CASTLE WEDDINGS HERE
DIRK VAN DER WERFF