Tewin Bury Farm Wedding

Clare and Ben’s Tewin Bury Farm wedding took place on the last day of March, which was also Easter weekend. Both the bride and groom were getting ready at the venue which was ideal, this meant I could move between the bride and groom preparations and get pictures of both parties getting ready.

Tewin Bury Farm is a lovely venue which can host 3 weddings in one day. At first I expected we would be seeing other wedding parties throughout the day. However, all the sections are separate, and I only saw one glimpse of another bride and groom in the distance at one point during the day.

The ceremony was to take place in The Stable which was a beautiful intimate barn. The ceremony itself was full of laughter and love and Clare and Ben smiled their way through the whole thing. After the ceremony everyone headed outdoors for the drinks reception. Unfortunately it started to rain so everyone headed indoors! It didn’t last long and we were able to get the group pictures done then myself and the bride and groom went off into the gardens and surrounding area to do some couples portraits. One of my favourite shots from the day came at this time, when one of the bridesmaids collected up, then threw into the air Clare’s beautiful long veil. It floated down perfectly and made for a lovely shot.

Before the guests were called back in to the barn for the wedding breakfast I took some time photographing the barn and the details. Everything was beautiful and the colours were perfect. I particularly liked the dark red roses in the centre pieces which matched the bridesmaids dresses, I also loved the pine cone place names. Photographing all these small details are really important as I know from experience you forget these little things and it’s lovely to look back on.

After the speeches the barn was turned around again for the evening reception and I took some time setting up my lights ready for the cake cutting and first dance. The cake was cut in the middle of the dancefloor which is always the best place to do it. For me it means all the guests can circle around behind the couple and the photos can include the venue and beautiful space all around. Fortunately the wedding coordinators at Tewin Bury Farm already know this and the cake was put there and I didn’t have to ask. Amazing!

After the cake was cut it was straight into first dance. When I met up with Clare and Ben prior to their wedding to go through all the details of the day they mentioned they wanted a shot from the balcony in the barn during first dance. So once I had taken some shots down on the floor I hotfooted it up the stairs to get some shots from above. This is a great example of why it is so important for me to get to know the vision the bride and groom have for every wedding I shoot, as I then know the specific shots they want, and I can do my very best to make sure I get them.

The evening reception was fantastic and the dance floor always had someone on it. One shot I always like to do at every wedding is a night time shot using off camera flash. Nothing stood out to me right away as being a good location to do this so I took myself away for a few minutes to investigate outside. During the wedding breakfast it had poured with rain and now it was really dark outside and I liked how the outdoor string of lights on the barn reflected in the puddles. I set up my flash on a light stand and did some playing around to make sure it was right before getting the bride and groom outside. It is so important to get everything ready and then ask the bride and groom to come outside for just a few minutes, especially in the cold and dark! Getting this shot took only a few minutes then it was then time to get back to the party.

The live band really got the dancing going and it was great to photograph. One of my favourite moments was when bride Clare got up and sung with the band. This is another great example of why I stay late at weddings. If I had left a couple of songs after the first dance this brilliant moment would not have been captured.

This Tewin Bury Farm wedding was wonderful from start to end and it was a pleasure to photograph. It is a lovely venue to work at and the staff are fantastic which makes my job so much easier. This was fantastic for me as I was back there the very next day to photograph another wedding!

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