Steve & Amy’s DIY Woodland Wedding at Great Higham Farm
Steve & Amy’s wedding was wonderful. It was a DIY woodland wedding at Great Higham Farm in Kent. Amy works as a wedding photographer herself so I knew that the wedding would have a lot of attention to detail. The woodland setting for the ceremony was beautiful. Thirty of Steve & Amy’s closest friends and family gathered round as Steve’s Dad led the ceremony through. It was full of emotion and personally written vows. Their wedding meal was Mexican street food so we all had tacos and I got to sit with the guests and I felt so welcomed that it was like I was one of the family. I’d been told that the swimming pool would be open in the afternoon so I packed my swim bag in my car just in case! It turned out that loads of people went into the pool so picture the scene- there was me, in my swimming shorts, working at a wedding, with my camera (that isn’t waterproof) in the swimming pool covering the camera every time I saw a big splash coming! Risky! After the outdoor speeches Steve and Amy went for a stroll through the fields and the combination of the soft light as the sun set and Amy’s incredible golden wedding gown was a winner for the pictures. When I didn’t think the day could get any better their first dance took place outside under fairy lights with their guests waving sparklers. It was such an honour to have been asked to photograph Steve & Amy’s wedding.
Amy emailed me to say “Thank you so much Olly for photographing our wedding day! Never in a million years did I think we would get a photographer willing to bring his swimming shorts and get in the pool with his very expensive camera on our wedding day… that is true dedication!! We really wanted a photographer that would just blend into the day and take some lovely natural shots and you really achieved that. It felt as though you were another guest enjoying the day with us. We had so many comments from our guests about how lovely you were too. Thank you again, Amy & Steve”