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Friday 18 April 2014 - Tewin Bury Farm

Carly and James

I've photographed at Tewin Bury Farm on many occasions - usually with multiple weddings going on - but Carly and James chose Good Friday and rather unusally had the whole place to themselves!

Tewin Bury Farm

date banner

I met Carly at the the Bride wedding show at Knebworth this January. I think she literally blitzed the fair and booked most of her suppliers in one go, flowers, photography, evening entertainment ... even the dress!

dress and bridal hair

bouquet and buttonhole


The Tythe Barn is the larger of the two barns but that doesn't mean you have to have hundreds of guests. It works just as well for smaller numbers and Carly and James decorated the beams with jars of flowers to add to the rural setting.

Tythe Barn set for ceremony

flowers in jars

I don't think Carly stopped smiling all day. In fact the whole ceremony was such fun and I love it when a bride and groom constantly hold hands throughout. The groom's brother and sister in law performed a poem that had everyone in stiches.

walk to ceremony

bride entrance

kiss of hand

laughing during poem

Thankfully Tewin has a mix of paved, gravel and grassy areas - so dependent upon conditions there's plenty of places to take photos. If it has rained, then group photos on paving is so much better than asking ladies to ruin their shoes, and sink into the grass.

bride and groom


bridal party


As we had the run of the place, we went off for some photos around the gardens. Carly had suggested we get James to pick her up at some point... which he managed with ease!

bride and groom on bridge

sat on bench

groom picks up bride

The barn was then turned around for the wedding breakfast where the menu differed for the ladies and men. Everyone raves about the food at Tewin so no wonder I saw plenty of ladies stealing sticky toffee pudding.

wedding breakfast

family tree and sign


cutting the cake

The evening disco was put on by Mr H so I knew it was going to be good. I'd had warning that Carly and James had been practicing their first dance and it was amazing - complete with lifts, drops and some proper Strictly Come Dancing moves.

first dance

first dance

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