HANNAH & HAYDEN
Deken's Barn / Oakura
Hannah and Hayden tied the knot out at the lovely wedding reception venue of Deken's Barn on a gorgeous Taranaki blue sky day. Weddings seem so precious now as I write this in lock down - that ability for family and friends to gather in person, in this case from all over the world, to be present with each other and celebrate love. These guys were just the biggest sweeties and the wedding venue and all the details just gorgeous. Unfortunately it was Deken's barn's last wedding. It has everything you want in a wedding venue, such good flow, beautiful views of the Taranaki coastline and mountains and lots of options for photos - Hayden had proposed to Hannah up on Mount Taranaki so it was really special that the mountain graced us with its presence (I had never even realised it could even be seen from the venue the other 5 times I had photographed out there!).
These guys also had a really special wee bundle on the way with Hannah 6 months pregnant - and while I felt like I was exhausting her with endless posing requests, she looked just so gorgeous and was such a gracious bride...
Celebrant: Sam Bennett
Venue: Deken's Barn
Hair & Makeup: Amber Smither & Aspen Whalen
Flowers: Nicci Goodin