VALERIE & SIMON – TEWIN BURY FARM

Posted on September 25, 2016

First dance

Val and Simon were married at Tewin Bury Farm in Hertfordshire…

Simon and I have known each other for over ten years and work together regularly on joint projects so it was a huge pleasure to photograph his wedding. Tewin Bury is a working farm and which dates back to the 17th century, more recently, many of the buildings have been converted to create a spectacular hotel and wedding venue. Val and Simon held their ceremony and wedding breakfast in The Tythe Barn which boasts lots of exposed beams a beautiful oak floor and also a rather handy mezzanine which gave me a great view over the space.

I met Val for the first time a couple of months before the wedding and together with Simon, the three of us talked through our combined ideas over a few drinks. Natural photography is what they both wanted and with just a few relaxed shots of close family together. Val wasn’t keen on having any photos of her getting ready so I began with Simon greeting their guests as they arrived.

Everything went beautifully on the day with venue staff fully focused on getting things right, the weather on our side; a little too warm if anything and a wonderful combination of the couple’s family and friends helped the couple celebrate. The venue has lots of outdoor space for people to chat, mingle and kids to play either side of the wedding breakfast. After cutting the cake, Val and Simon were centre stage for their first dance before the celebrations really got going and get going they did. Music from the live band packed the dance floor from start to finish which was fantastic to photograph – as Simon mentioned “everyone brought their A game!”

Brother showing rings to groom

Groom fixing buttonhole

Tewin Bury Farm - groom greeting guest

Wedding guests arriving

Groom with registrar

Groom looking at camera

View from the Mezzanine at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Bride coming down the isle at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Wedding ceremony at Tewin Bury Farm

Couple kiss at Tewin Bury Farm

Signing the register at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Couple walking back down the isle at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Couple at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Confetti at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Elderly ladies looking at each other

Guest and groom at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Guests in the grounds at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Guests in the grounds at Tewin Bury Farm

Guests in the grounds at Tewin Bury Farm

Guests in the grounds at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Bride giving thumbs up

Guests checking seating plan at Tewin Bury Farm

Table favour at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Bride and groom looking at each other at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Groom and best men at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Father of the bride speech at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Father of the bride speech at Tewin Bury Farm

Groom speech at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Wedding guests laughing

Bride head in hands

Groom speech

Groom speech at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Best man speech at Tewin Bury Farm

Best man speech at Tewin Bury Farm

Best man speech

Best man speech at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Best man speech

Kids in grounds

Groom chatting to guests at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Guests chatting

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Cutting the cake at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

First dance at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Couple on dance floor

Groom and best man outdoors

Bride with friends

Dancefloor at wedding

Dancefloor at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Dancefloor at Tewin Bury Farm wedding

Bride and Groom leaving the dancelfoor at Tewin Bury Farm wedding