I love children at weddings - they're not to everyone's flavour, and indeed I have covered many weddings where children are not invited, but I must say that children do bring something special to a wedding day.
I was commissioned to do Nina's wedding at McCoys Tontine restaurant after her wedding at St Joseph's catholic church in Stokesley North Yorkshire and Nina and Dave had arranged for a seperate room at the restaurant with a professional wedding creche, which worked out very well indeed.
The children had a ball with all the toys and attention and a special meal while the older guests tucked into a scrumptious meal in the private dining room.
I was especially remembering children at weddings recently when I delivered the parents wedding album to Adrian and Ann-Marie Bostock whose daughter Nicola was married to Jon recently at Lanchester in County Durham.
They had some beautiful children at their wedding - including a baby only days old, and they all made such beautiful natural portraits - especially the youngster who wandered to the front during the service with his toy in his arms - just delightful!
Whether you decide to have children at your wedding or otherwise, I would be honoured to be a small but important part of your day capturing and recording great photographs!
DIRK VAN DER WERFF