The absolute SWEETEST of couples, Diana and Steve, met online during the covid era and found new wind in their sails. They were a perfect match for each other, and they quickly built a life together surrounded by the rolling hills of the South England countryside. As a landscaper, Diana’s green fingers were evident not only in every part of their wedding, but in every corner of their cosy home, too.
With the King’s coronation playing on TV as they got their mother ready, Diana’s daughters bounced between a giggly excitement and standing in awe of her glow. In a journey to the wedding venue beaten only by Hannah’s road-crossing to her church wedding in Norfolk, Diana and her bridesmaids drove less than half a mile up to the gorgeous Odo’s Barn.
Being a barn wedding photographer always brings a new type of wholesome – there’s so much warmth and cosiness to be had, and I always feel as though florals and lights can make such an impact in this kind of wedding venue. Plus, it’s always proves to be a very English wedding style, and I have a lot of time for that!
When I first met Steve as he greeted guests from the aisle, I was a little worried for his nerves, but low and behold, as soon as he realised Diana was making her way down the aisle towards him, his entire demeanour changed, and his face just lit up (if that ain’t the wedding photographer’s dream, I don’t know what is). I can’t say I would have bet beforehand that Steve would be the emotional one, but this wedding photography malarkey is full of surprises!
With the end of a stunning marriage ceremony, it was time for confetti, canapés and lots and lots of catching up before the meal. Rain almost blighted our portrait session, but if anything I think the windswept look made these two look more captured by the romance – admittedly, gorgeous Kentish countryside and having a two-person swing very much helps with this.
It was Diana’s daughters’ smart idea to have the happy couple walk a bubbles tunnel after the confetti, and I have to say I love this alternative wedding exit idea!