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The Great Barn Rolvenden Wedding

The Great Barn Rolvenden Wedding Photographer

I absolutely loved being a wedding photographer in the Great Barn in Rolvenden. This Kent wedding venue is just perfect for anyone looking to create beautiful wedding photography.

Located in the Kent countryside this gorgeous, listed 18th-century barn serves both Kent and East Sussex, catering for up to 160 guests. Although the wedding venue is very spacious inside and can fit a good number of people easily, it still keeps an intimate vibe. I think mostly because of the timber interiors that give the venue a warm atmosphere.

The Great Barn is rented as a blank canvas providing a perfect opportunity to create your own very personal, unique wedding day. The wedding venue is also licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies in the barn, so the wedding couple and their guests can seamlessly move from the wedding ceremony to the reception.

This was not the case on this occasion because the happy couple Freya and Paul decided to get married in a nearby church, where their wedding ceremony took place.

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 We started the wedding photography on the day in a charming hotel in Hawkhurst in Kent, the Queens Inn. That's where the Bride to be and her bridesmaids were getting ready. I was really happy about the location as it was just 25 minutes away from my place so there was not as much commuting on the day as usual.

 So a few photos of the girls getting ready amd the usual calm atmosphere at the start quickly turned into a hectic madness by the end!

Fortunately, the future bride was very efficient and in no time she zoomed off to the local church in a lovely vintage wedding car.

The ceremony took place in St Lawrence Church in Hawkhurst, where Paul, the groom, was already waiting with all the cheerful wedding guests. The wedding ceremony was beautiful, moving and not overly long just as it should be.

After that everyone moved to the wedding reception to the Great Barn in Rolvenden.

What I really enjoyed about this wedding venue is that as well as the barn it has lovely grounds surrounding it which were great as a backdrop to the wedding photography on the day. The drinks reception took place in a large tent raised especially for the occasion.

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We took the official group photos as well as part of the couple photos in the orchard belonging to the barn. After that we went with the newlyweds for a little walk in the nearby woods, field and by the lovely pond at the back of the barn.

Freya and Paul were such a great couple on the day. We had a great time and lots of laughs jumping through fences and pushing through stinging nettles to get to the photo locations. And we got some beautiful wedding photos as a result!

The rest of the wedding day just flowed in a happy vibe filled with lots of joy and laughter. The food was delicious and the wedding speeches very funny and moving. I can't remember the last time I've seen so many tears-a true feast for a wedding photographer!

I finished my wedding photography after we got lots of nice photos of the newlyweds and their wedding guest pulling some awesome moves on the dancefloor.

Thank you so much Freya and Paul for trusting in me to document your beautiful wedding for you. I loved every minute of it!

Other professionals who helped to make this day special:

Makeup Avril Jarett Make-Up

Dress Oleg Cassini 

Band The Super Rollers

If you like this blog post and are on a lookout for a photographer for your upcoming wedding then please get in touch for a chat about your day!