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Outdoor Jewish wedding ceremony at Shendish Manor

Shendish Manor wedding photographers, fun in the sun!

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Shendish Manor is another of Hertfordshire’s more grand locations worth considering for a couple’s special day.

Jewish Dancing at Shendish Manor wedding reception

As Shendish Manor wedding photographers we were pleased to provide images for their new wedding brochure which featured photos from Gemma and David’s big day described here in this blog post.

Wedding dress hanging at Shendish Manor

Bride dress and mirror Shendish Manor wedding

Shendish Manor caters for weddings of all faiths and nationalities, and Gemma and David’s wedding was a grand and stylish Jewish celebration.

Groom by mirror Shendish Manor Hotel

Groom laughs getting ready for Shendish Manor Hotel wedding

We had all been crossing fingers for rain free weather as their ceremony and ‘Chuppah’ (wedding canopy) was located splendidly and rather dramatically on the lawns at the back of Shendish. All told Shendish Manor actually has about 160 acres of gardens and parkland, so it’s huge!

Bridal makeup Shendish Manor wedding morning

Bride looks out of window at her Shendish Manor wedding

Those crossed fingers worked as it was a gloriously sunny day, all day.

Groomsmen walking to Shendish Manor wedding

Coverage started with Gemma and David’s preparations within the hotel, and their interactions with friends and family arriving and assisting.

Jewish-wedding-ceremony-at-Shendish-Manor-Hotel-gardensBride and groom kiss after Shendish Manor wedding

Following in typical Jewish wedding day tradition once bride and groom were ready David assembled with the male side of the family for his “Tish”. This is a chance for the groom to meet publicly with his rabbi, get advice, have a drink, and sign a pre wedding document know as a ‘ketubah’, basically a Jewish wedding contract.

Wedding couple by tree at Shendish Manor

Gemma meanwhile prepared in a separate room for her “Bedeken” which is a veiling ceremony whereby groom enters and checks that this really is his bride! This is usually with only close family and wedding party and in our experience is typically a touching and emotion affair too, as it the first time future man and wife see each on the day.

Wedding couple in grounds of Shendish ManorBride and groom kiss by tree Shendish Manor wedding

After this it was out into the rather warm sunshine for a beautiful ceremony conducted under their wedding ‘Chuppah’ which is the canopy that everything happens beneath, also good for shading from the sun!

The formal ceremony ended with the grooms breaking of the glass underfoot and the celebrations began in earnest.

After some family photos we spent time with the bride and groom in the immediate grounds of Shendish. We were on a tight timescale (nothing unusual there!) so we had about 25 minutes to create some special memories.

For the rest of the day along with the wedding breakfast, toasts and speeches there was plenty of Israeli dancing and enthusiastic boogying on down throughout the evening.

A memorable Shendish manor wedding day for sure, and one I know David and Gemma will always cherish.

By David Green

Tewin Bury Farm Wedding Photographers

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Tewin Bury Farm Wedding Photographers

As frequent Tewin Bury Farm wedding photographers we are always delighted to return to one of Hertfordshire’s most distinctive and popular wedding venues.  It is no surprise to us that it was voted Outstanding Venue of the year for both 2009 and 2010. Originally a 17th century farm house and outbuildings, they have all undergone an incredible conversion to one of the best restored barns for a wedding ceremony there is. It is both dramatic and beautiful and not just for hosting a service: when turned around its a great enviroment for a wedding breakfast. Turned around again, it becomes a dance floor and performance area for romantic first dances, a stage for bands or DJ, and generally “boogieing the night away!”  The onsite bedrooms are also ideal for bride and groom’s morning preparations. Although we have photographed weddings at Tewin Bury Farm many times, our approach remains the same to keep the photography fresh, spontaneous and as always set the bar high for quality. When you have spent he time and money securing a wedding venue like Tewin, we imagine you will want the best photography of it and your once and only day that your budget will allow.

Tewin Bury Farm Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photographer Tewin Bury Farm

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To see over 100 wedding images just click on the link here: GALLERIES OR just scroll through this blog, it’s full of images! By David Green.

First Dance Tewin Bury Wedding