• Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Hertfordshire Wedding

Tewin Bury Farm wedding photographer Zoë Cooper

“Zoë is and was amazing! She is professional, calming and engaging and for anyone fearful of being photographed, like myself, she is fantastic. I would recommend Zoë to everyone”.

Tewin Bury Farm Wedding Photographer

Wedding season would feel strange without a Tewin Bury Farm wedding. It offers several different options for couples, although I am mainly found photographing weddings in The Tythe Barn (for larger wedding parties) and The Stable (for more intimate weddings).

Tewin Bury’s location set alongside the River Mimram and located between Hertford and Welwyn, make it a firm, favourite for couples wanting a rustic style wedding in Hertfordshire.

Clare and Chris chose to host their wedding in The Tythe Barn. The 17th Century barn has a vast interior with exposed beams,  wood floors, and a minstrel’s gallery used as a quieter area for guests. Wedding parties also have private use of outside grounds overlooking the River Mimram.

The Marryoke

Claire and Chris’s wedding introduced me to something I hadn’t experienced before, a Marryoke.

A Marryoke, for those not in the know, is a filmed karaoke performance by as many guests as possible throughout the day. Clare & Chris’s song was ‘Blame It On The Boogie’ by Michael Jackson. with dancing and miming non-negotiable.

The Bridal party was the first Marryoke’ers. Popping out between between hair and makeup to perform to the camera.

I caught sight of the videographer throughout the day shepherding (sometimes unsuspecting) guests to the camera. I could have happily spent the day just photographing the guests dance moves.

The Ceremony

Clare and Chris’s wedding ceremony took place in The Tythe Barn. Their one year old Son chose to overlook proceedings from his replica Porche car.

Their vows, which they had written themselves had family and friends in tears. They chose to conclude their ceremony with Jewish traditions of encircling the Groom and finally breaking the glass to a huge round of applause from their guests.

The beautiful Spring day allowed guests to enjoy the drinks reception in Tewin Bury’s gardens.

Clare, Chris and I snuck away to capture some informal shots of just the two of them together, and for five minutes to have to themselves to take the day in.

I get to see a lot of wedding cakes, but Clare and Chris’s was particularly impressive! As huge fans of the sitcom ‘Friends’, they commissioned a cake in honour of their favourite show & their wedding day. I really did look too good to eat.

I love photographing evening receptions. It’s a time where everyone lets their hair down and I always hope for a packed dancefloor. On this wedding I could barely squeeze myself around the dancefloor. And I know for a long time to come I will always think of this wedding whenever I hear Blame It On The Boogie!

The Details

Venue: The Tythe Barn, Tewin Bury Farm Hotel https://www.tewinbury.co.uk

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