Doxford Hall wedding photographer
Fiona and Rohan were married at All Saints Church in Rothbury
and had a wedding reception at Doxford Hall.
Many of their guests travelled from Australia; Rohan is an Australian
and the couple actually met in New Zealand.
During Rohans speech – he asked everyone who travelled to the wedding
by aeroplane, to stand up.
It was very impressive, and quite humbling to see the large number of friends
and family who did stand up – and who had travelled such a great distance,
just to be with Fiona and Rohan on their special day.
Anyway . . . on to the pictures ! you’ll be wanting to see some pictures !
They chose myself – Alan Mason, as their Doxford Hall wedding photographer.
The day starts with a view inside of Fionas’ parents house in Rothbury
To the far left of this picture, is a young feller – an Australian by the name of James.
He’s nine years old, he’s the ringbearer, and he was a bloody brilliant feller.
I ribbed him about being Australian – I said something like
‘oh – you’re Australian . . . hmm, it isn’t your fault . . .’
I was just being a bit naughty really, pulling his leg.
I have the utmost respect for Australians, they have a great country and I’d love to visit one day.
anyway . . . on to the wedding !
More bits n bobs are found in the brides room.
(rings . . . c’mon – you guessed that they are rings . . .)
Two lovely bridesmaids (not only lovely to look at – but really lovely in character too) open pressies from the bride.
Meanwhile – the brides mum applies finishing touches to the dress.
And the makeup artist sneaks a peek at what’s going on.
This is a bit of a wierd picture – as the makeup artist was not actually standing to my left.
You probably looked at the picture and thought . . . odd, I don’t quite understand the angle she’s looking from.
Well . . . I’ll give you a clue, so that you can work out where she is standing.
clue : There’s a mirror involved . . .
Fionas father waits half way down the stairs as his daughter appears in her wedding dress,
he hasn’t seen the dress until this moment.
Birds eye view of Fiona – now following her father down the staircase – that little feller from Australia
(remember – James, aged 9, and he’s a ringbearer . . . )
well, he’s doing his job – and he’s waiting by the front door – to the right of Fionas father in the picture.
Things happen very quickly – we whizz down to the Church
which is All Saints Church in Rothbury.
An ancient feller takes the wheel of the wedding car and zooms down the road.
I’ve positioned myself here in a spot that allows me to see the car approaching – the church in its setting,
the bus which has emptied its passengers into the church – the people waiting on the pavement . .
then I run like the wind after the car and end up at the church.
Fiona, following two excited bridesmaids into the church.
Wow – this bit actually takes some doing.
Music plays – everyone stands – and then you have to walk into the church
concentrating on looking calm, serene, beautiful – whilst all eyes are upon you . . .
No pressure eh !
The man is pleased to see his bride !
I step back and get a better view of the whole scene.
this is the congregations eye – view of things.
Things happen – people do a bit of speaking, singing and stuff
then it’s time to sign the official documents, the register.
here – two bridesmaids – the girls who had preceded Fiona down the aisle, look on
the ringbearer, James, across the aisle – gets some information from his mum in the seat behind
whilst the vicar sets things up so that everyone is signing the correct document.
Here – sign this . . .
one girl signs, whilst four men look on.
Other stuff happens, time moves on, people come out of the church etc
you know the kind of thing . .
guests begin to take pictures
here – we see guests photographing everything that moves.
and into the car . driven by the delightful old feller who must be nearly a hundred years old . . .
Fiona and Rohan are in the car that is overtaking the bus – again – I’ve chosen a spot to show the whole scene
(rather than – look – this is a car . . . or something like that).
clambering aboard the bus – I run to the front and find a lot of extremely happy wedding guests – ready to depart for
the wedding reception at Doxford Hall
the bus brings everyone to Doxford Hall
here we see everyone circulating – mingling about in the reception at Doxford Hall
this reception space is sort of circular in shape
(I say sort of – because I simply get that impression from the curvy shapes – it probably isn’t an exact circle
but hey ho – you probably get a fair idea of the shape of the place).
Rohans grandmother, a lovely lady – deep in thought in the reception area at Doxford Hall.
A small child looking cute (as small childs are wont to do).
Doxford Hall ballroom set for the wedding breakfast of Fiona and Rohan.
But first – we take a few little pictures showing off the dress . . .
and Rohan . . .
Fiona explained that she’d like a ‘casual picture’ of herself and her two bridesmaids, maybe having a laugh or something.
Casual pictures with giggles coming up . . .
Ah – we take pictures in the dark too . . .
Thank you Fiona and Rohan – for allowing me to photograph your very special day.
I enjoyed your company and that of your lovely friends and family very much.
(and also the meal – which was an unexpected treat !)