Wynyard Hall wedding
the Wynyard hall wedding of Kerriann and David
Kerri and David booked me absolutely ages ago, for their Wynyard Hall wedding.
We had a chat in the studio just before the wedding,
and the surprising result of the chat was :
David would like a picture involving a tree.
any tree would do, as long as it was at Wynyard Hall,
on his wedding day, and featured himself and Kerri.
So – we have a massive Neoclassical mansion to play with,
and David would like a picture of a tree.
Not a problem thinks me, there are lots of trees around Wynyard Hall,
it’s just a case of ‘pick a tree’ and we use it for a picture.
anyway – you’ll be wanting to see some pictures of Kerri and Davids Wynyard Hall wedding.
here goes . . .
This is the moment, in the Lady Theresa room at Wynyard Hall,
when Kerrri emerged in full wedding combat gear
to the general acclaim of the assembled host of bridesmaids
This is a picture of David and his best man Jonathan,
waiting in the chapel at Wynyard Hall.
The guys are smiling,
guests are milling about (as guests tend to mill about before a wedding).
and . . . we have lift off . . .
three bridesmaids, one father and one bride
are launched from the portico at Wynyard.
they streak towards the target ( Wynyard Hall chapel)
at a dizzying speed.
well – it wasn’t that dramatic really,
I was just trying to make the words a bit more interesting to read.
it’s slightly more interesting reading than
‘bride walks toward chapel’.
OK this is the Wynyard Hall wedding chapel,
shot using my camera drone thing with four rotor blades,
it hovers nicely just above the entrance doorway,
it’s quite quiet – so nobody notices it above their heads.
Whilst my drone is hovering above,
I’m zooming in down below.
this is Kerri and David in the process of becoming Mr and Mrs Siberry.
And no wedding is complete without a bit of paperwork.
This picture shows the scene,
as assembled wedding personnel
are briefed by the Commanding officer
(in white winter camouflage cape)
whilst an organist cunningly makes distracting noises to the right.
oh – I should be more serious here – it isn’t winter camouflage
and he isn’t the commanding officer – he’s the vicar
(and a very decent fellow too)
Kerri lovingly cuddles into her man,
as Jonathan the best man, witnesses the wedding,
and Kerris father standing in the centre,
no doubt heaves a heartfelt sigh.
he was very emotional on his daughters wedding day.
you can tell, can’t you.
Happy and beaming with radiant smiles
our couple gallop down the aisle.
Kerri wants to check the cake – so this is Kerri about to bat the cake over the head with a bouquet.
And . . although David’s special request was a tree
or any sort of wooden construction with leaves on it.
Kerri had a special request
‘ I would like a nice picture in the Chapel’
O.K. I think, go for it.
Above is one chapel, suitably dramatic looking,
complete with Kerri and David. as requested.
and outside, David is smiling.
we’ve found him a tree.
(this one is a Aesculus Hippocastanum tree)
I only know this because I looked it up.
it makes me sound clever doesn’t it.
ooh – look, there’s an Aesculus Hippocastanum tree.
you don’t hear that every day . . .
( Aesculus Hippocastanum is the Latin name for Horse Chestnut tree)
or if you’re a pleb like me, you can call it a conker tree.
Kerri and David suddenly see the funny side of things,
and do some sort of wierd Eskimo kiss rubbing noses thing.
I didn’t know they were Eskimos.
oh well, I learn something new every day . . .
Aww. she’s happy. He’s happy. what more can we ask for ?
he’s got his tree. (and his girl !)
I try hard to involve a certain neoclassical mansion in the picture
along with Davids conker tree.
We nab a couple of pictures before hopping back inside to spend time with the wedding guests.
David offers to blow a kiss for Kerri.
Kerri might have preferred a real kiss
so she shows that she’s not amused
By whacking the poor feller across the head.
this was real !
I ask where we should take another picture.
Kerri and David consider this for a moment.
Apparently, David has a habit of Kissing Kerri on the forehead
well. I guess there’s no law against it . . .
I hop indoors
and find leafy things here and there ( David likes trees . . . I think I’ve explained )
This is a picture of some out of focus plant thing on a table.
Ah the room, you’ll want to see the room.
And in the corner, a cake
(with what looks like tree branches or maybe roots or something wierd growing around it).
David explains how lovely and perfect his wife is.
The best mans speech begins with some toasts.
no – not toast from a toaster as in breakfast toast with marmalade you loony
but I guess you could describe the speaker as a toaster
if he were toasting someone or something . . .
hmmm. that’s one to think about . . .
Just in case anyone doesn’t quite grasp who’s speaking,
a helpful powerpoint slide is shown on the wall
( to be honest – there were a lot more slides, with pictures n things . . . )
later in the afternoon
I spot this picture,
girls to the right, doing girly things
men to the left, doing bloke things.
You will probably wonder why the sky is actually this colour.
well. there was a thunderstorm,
everything turned kinda . . . yellow,
then the sky went into a sort of pinky orangey colour phase
(the decaying thunderhead is over to the right – being blown away by the wind).
Another picture taken in the storm light,
the storm has completely passsed over – that thunderhead is towering above,
what we see in the picture above, is the base of the storm going away out to sea.
More pictures – we turned and looked in the opposite direction this time,
you can see that the cloud is towering up to the left of the picture
(above some medium level clouds)
An evening mist rises from the damp ground after the thunderstorm
and settles into hollows as the sun sets.
And a final picture. one couple, silhouetted against the skyline
storm clouds definitely gone now.
Thank you Kerri and David,
it was an absolute pleasure to be a small part of your wedding day.