|WYNYARD HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS|
|MUNCHKINS READY TO GO AT WYNYARD HALL|
|DRESSES GALORE IN NIKI'S ROOM|
|LAST MINUTE HAIR ADJUSTMENTS|
|BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS AT WYNYARD HALL|
|THE RIGHT SHOES OF COURSE ....|
|FABULOUS WEDDING DRESS - AT THE READY!|
|NIKI LOOKING STUNNING AT WYNYARD HALL BEFORE HER WEDDING|
|NIKI WITH HER PARENTS BEFORE HEADING DOWN THE AISLE|
|... AND HERE THEY COME!|
|NIKI MARRIED STEVE AT WYNYARD HALL|
|GLOWING ... NIKI SO HAPPY|
|MUNCHKIN BRIDESMAID SMILE!|
|A QUIET MOMENT FOR STEVE|
|NIKI HAS HER HANDS FULL!|
|NIKI LOOKING BEAUTIFUL AT WYNYARD HALL FOR HER WEDDING TO STEVE|
|NIKI AND STEVE AND THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN|
|TIME FOR A WEDDING DAY KISS .. STEVE AND NIKI IN THE STATUE GALLERY AT WYNYARD HALL|
|FUN DURING THE SPEECHES|
|NIKI IN SILHOUETTE AT WYNYARD HALL|
|SWINGING NIKI OFF HER FEET AT WYNYARD HALL DURING THE FIRST DANCE!|
I met with Niki and Steve only 12 weeks before their wedding at Wynyard Hall after her cousin, Sue Wilkinson suggested me for her wedding photography. I had photographed Jo's wedding, Sue's daughter at Crathorne Hall.
Niki wanted a relaxed, happy day with family and friends and with lots of children and grand-children around it was certainly going to be a busy wedding!
Niki is an ebulent, happy go lucky lady who is thrilled to have finally met her soul-mate, while Steve is cool, calm and confident - and a man of few words, but as he said in the speeches, he has finally met his soul-mate too!
When I arrived mid-morning at Wynyard Hall it was all action right from the start, with mum's and sisters and friends and children and grandchildren all vying for attention from the hairdresser and two lovely ladies, Debbie and Rachel Cook from The Bridal Collection in Lancaster, not far from where Niki will be setting up her new home. They were helping the bride get ready along with all the bridesmaids and many of the children ... quite a job!
This gave me the opportunity for lots of nice relaxed images, amazingly relaxed considering the amount of people beavering away in two rooms!
Steve and his party arrived not long after - about half an hour earlier, but as he explained, when you have shelled out all the money for a wedding venue like Wynyard Hall - you want to be there enjoying it!
By now, the day was running late, about 30 minutes late, but finally EVERYONE was ready and as I expected, it all got a bit emotional when Steve saw the children all coming down the aisle followed by a resplendent Niki in her beautiful Madeline Gardner New York wedding dress.
Once the service was over, everyone headed into the Statue Gallery as it was pretty cold and gray and misty outside, and after an hour of congratulations, champagne and Pimms we headed to the Chapel for a quick confetti shot vefore gathering people together for ten minutes of informal family photographs.
Then we enjoyed a great wedding breakfast, topped off with speeches and tears and Niki even stood up to make a speech as well - more tears as she thanked her family and friends and Steve for agreeing to be her husband. Awwwww.....
Another break allowed me to catch a few images of the evening guests arriving and a few photographs of a shy Steve with his beloved before we headed to the conservatory and the cutting of the cake and the first dance.
Steve surprised everyone, myself included as he ended up swinging Niki about the dance floor in a final flourish before the big kiss!!
Great day for Niki and Steve and their extended families and friends, and I hope my sneak peek photographs give you a flavour of the day.
You can see photographs from Caroline and Antony's recent summer wedding at Wynyard Hall HERE
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If you would like natural, relaxed and happy wedding photography from a 25 year professional wedding photographer to capture your fantastic wedding at Wynyard Hall, ring me 0778 7150966
DIRK VAN DER WERFF