|GRAND HOTEL TYNEMOUTH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS:|
SO IN LOVE: JENNIFER AND SIMON DURING THEIR WEDDING AT TYNEMOUTH IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND
|JENNIFER'S MAGGIE SOTTERO WEDDING GOWN HANGS - READY FOR CENTRE STAGE|
|BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES AT THE READY|
|THE SHOES - DETAIL|
|JENNIFER'S BEAUTIFUL WEDDING SHOES|
|ONE OF JENNIFER'S CATS VIEWS THE WEDDING PREPARATIONS WITH DISTAIN AS IT SITS IN THE SINK!|
|JUST CHECKING THE MAKE-UP|
|THE PEARLS ARE READY ......|
|JENNIFER APPLIES HER OWN MAKE-UP|
|JENNIFER AND HER MUM ANN SORT OUT THE MAGGIE SOTTERO WEDDING GOWN|
|DETAIL FROPM THE MAGGIE SOTTERO WEDDING DRESS|
|BRIDE, MUM AND BRIDESMAIDS - READY FOR THE WEDDING|
|TIME TO GET MARRIED .... THE BRIDESMAIDS ARRIVE FIRST AT THE CHURCH AT EASDON VILLAGE|
|JENNIFER AND HER MUM ARRIVE ...... KEEPING THE DRESS IN CHECK|
|THE SERVICE IS UNDERWAY|
|BEATIFUL BRIESMAID BOUQUETS|
|FRIENDS ARE IMPORTANT AT THE WEDDING OF COURSE|
|TIME FOR A QUICK PORTRAIT OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM AT THE TYNEMOUTH GRAND HOTEL|
|A DOUBLE RAINBOW SEEN FROM THE WINDOW OF THE WEDDING BREAKFAST IN THE TYNEMOUTH GRAND HOTEL - A SIGN? WE THOUGHT SO!|
|THE UNIQUE SPUN-SUGAR DOME OVER THE WEDDING DESERT FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM AT THE TYNEMOUTH GRAND HOTEL|
|BEAUTIFUL JENNIFER AND HER BEAUTIFUL MAGGIE SOTTERO WEDDING GOWN AT TYNEMOUTH GRAND HOTEL|
|SO IN LOVE .... THE LIGHT IS DROPPING BUT JENNIFER AND SIMON WERE DETERMINED TO HIT TYNEMOUTH LONGSANDS|
|HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY ..... JENNIFER AND SIMON ON TYNEMOUTH LONGSANDS AFTER SUNSET ...|
|ALMOST DARK, BUT THESE GUESTS ARE ABOUT TO HIT THE SURF!|
|SIMON .. AND 'THE BOYS' ON THE BEACH|
|HOW HAPPY DO SIMON AND JENNIFER LOOK?|
|... AND BACK TO THE HOTEL .. FOR THE FIRST DANCE|
Jennifer and Simon's wedding at Easdon Village and Tynemouth Grand Hotel was such a great day for their family and closest friends.
Simon has often been onboard a survey ship in Antarctica recently and Jennifer is jetting around the world as an engineer, so it was good to see them both together for their wedding day!
We met up in Scarborough for their pre-wedding portraits, a place of childhood memories for Jennifer, and we were back to the seaside for her wedding in the north east of England a few weeks later.
Jennifer and Simon's home was a scene of calm and serenity, though it was a bit odd seeing one of their cats sitting in the sink trying to catch water from the tap, and as much as I would have loved to have joined her and her Mum Anne with their offer of a glass of champagne, I was here to work and to capture the fun and happiness of the day as it all came together.
Bridesmaids were already on site and another one arrvived shortly after me after travelling from York.
Jennifer's Maggie Sottero dress was still hanging in the kitchen after the girls had been boiling pans of water to help steam the few creases away the previous evening - and what a dress!
Mum Anne was helping out all the way, and there was an audible gasp from the bridesmaids when they first saw Jennifer with her dress on.
Then it was off to the lovely old church in Easdon Village to meet Simon and the boys who were busy meeting and greeting guests from all over the country - and they didn't have too long to wait as Jennifer was EARLY!
That doesn't happen too often in my life!
Jennifer and her Mum made sure her lovely dress was immaculate as she entered the church, then Jennifer was led down the aisle by her Chief Bridesmaid, and her Mum 'gave her away' - proudly to Simon.
The service was soon over and we exited the church to dark leaden skies and rain ..... boo!
We decided that a session of family photographs near the church should be abandoned along with a trip to St Mary's Lighthouse too - so it was straight on to the Grand Hotel at Tynemouth, where, as soon as we were settled - the sun came out! Sod's Law of course.
When we sat down for our wedding breakfast (thanks folks!), a double rainbow appeared outside the window, which confirmed to us all of course the Simon and Jennifer's wedding was blessed!
Everyone agreed that the speeches were really good, and beforer coffee and biscuits we decamped to the beach in the last dark 15 minutes before darkness enveloped us, as Jennifer had brought her wellies and wanted to paddle in the sea!
Simon and many of the rest of the party joined her on the beach, and with plenty of fresh air and fun inside us, we headed back for the evening celebrations and their first dance!
A great wedding day for Jennifer and Simon and their closest friends and relatives!
Enjoy this 'sneak peek of their lovely wedding celebrations .. and when they return from their honeymoon in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Fiji, they will send out an email with a link and password so you can see all the 400+ images which tell the story of their wedding celebrations.
If you would like me to capture images at your wedding naturally, ring me now on 0778 7150966 to check your date.
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DIRK VAN DER WERFF