Monday, 8 October 2012

Dissington Hall ~ A Late Summer Wedding

Dissington Hall is a gorgeous Georgian mansion house just outside Ponteland in Northumberland.

It was a lovely September day for a wedding.

 

The bride had got ready at her parents house but arrived a little early to put the finishing touches at the Hall.


Including giving the flower girl her present, a beautiful pop-up story book.


I left their room, in search of the groom. As I left, I turned round to take a photo of this lovely door knob. Just at the same time as a bridesmaid gave the bride a hug. Sometimes the best photos come about by chance.


I got a couple of detail shots from the both the groom and the bride. She had a rather pretty beaded clip to hide where her veil went into her hair.


The groom looking smiley! Then a little more serious, waiting in the ceremony room.


The girls arrived, walking down the staircase. Seeing all of the guests at the bottom didn't phase the flower girl.




After the ceremony, time for some mingling and some photos.


The groom's father had bought all of the groomsmen matching socks with the date and their name on and requested a photo of them showing them off.


Details before going into the meal. The bride had folded a thousand origami cranes to decorate the wall of the marquee. An ancient Japanese legend says that anyone who folds a thousand cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Wishes aside, they looked stunning.


The map was the seating plan and the "bride and groom" on top of the cake had been snuck on there by the bride's brother. Some family joke. Would she notice?!


She certainly checked the cake out when she went past.

All day, the groom's father had been great fun. During the best man's speech, the bride almost despaired as her new father-in-law pretended he was going to get up to make a speech.


After the meal, the weather was still glorious so everyone moved out to the lawn for garden games.

There was croquet, and quoits, and pick-up-sticks...


...and skittles...


...and jenga. But it was so lovely that some people just lazed on the grass.


Oh, and there was swing ball. Have you ever seen a bride playing swing ball? You have now!


The only trouble was that she couldn't move from that spot because of her dress.

While the guests were occupied with the games, we went off to take some more photographs.


The iconic window at Dissington Hall.



Then a couple outside.



After a swish of the dress, we made our way back to the guests.


I popped back inside to find that the cake had been moved into the Billiard room. One mum had made the cake and the other mum had arranged the flowers that were dotted around the rooms. So I thought it would be lovely to have a photo of both of their handiwork.


Everyone came inside for the cake cutting and the first dance...


...and then the party started!!


I got a few shots, then let them dance the night away.


To see the album design from this wedding please visit this post ~ Dissington Hall Album Design
To see more wedding photographs from Dissington Hall please visit this post ~ Dissington Hall Northumberland

Dresses by Mia Sposa Bridal









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