Tewin Bury Farm Hotel is the perfect choice for couples looking for a Hertfordshire based countryside style wedding.
Set alongside the River Mimram located between Hertford and Welwyn in Hertfordshire, this 4-star hotel is home to two impressive rustic barns, The Tythe Barn (for larger wedding parties) and The Stable (for more intimate weddings).
The Tythe Barn at Tewin Bury Farm is where Clare and Chris chose to hold their wedding ceremony and reception. The 17th Century barn has a stunning interior with exposed beams, natural wood floors, and a minstrel’s gallery, which is perfect for a photographer’s aerial view or used as a quieter area for guests. Wedding parties also have private use of outside grounds which overlook the River Mimram.
I have photographed many weddings at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, but this wedding had something I had never experienced before – a Marryoke.
A Marryoke – for those not in the know, is a mimed karaoke which is performed by as many guests as possible throughout the day. The dancing to the track, as well as miming, is non-negotiable. The song choice for Clare & Chris was ‘Blame It On The Boogie’ by Michael Jackson.
The assemblage of Marryoke stars began early with the Bridal party in between hair and makeup. Throughout the day I caught sight of the videographer shepherding (sometimes unsuspecting) guests to the sidelines to mime their heart out. I could have happily spent the day just photographing the guests dance moves.