Winters Barns wedding with Abbie and Ryan

Abbie and Ryan enjoyed a gorgeous Winters Barns wedding, located in the stunning Kent countryside. From the elegant ceremony to the fun party in the evening, this was a beautiful wedding day, for such a lovely couple. Check it all out below.

First names: Abbie and Ryan
Ages: Both 26
Wedding date: 25th March 2023
Venue: Winters Barns, Canterbury

How did you guys meet, tell me all?

We went to school together, although for the first 4 years of school Ryan doesn’t actually remember Abbie whatsoever. 

How did you get engaged, is there a cool story?

It was meant to have been on top of the Wye downs, but then came along the first lockdown which put all of the plans out the window! So the lounge at home was the room of choice with our baby son at the time holding the ring! The month leading up to the proposal, I was taking pictures of the ring behind and even on Abbie without her knowing and the created a photobook for her with all of these in. 

What made you choose your wedding venue, did you look at many?

We chose Winters because we found that it was an extremely relaxed atmosphere, everything and more is all in one place, and just both instantly fell in love with the place.

Tell me about your dress? Who was it designed by and was there a particular style you were drawn too?

Dress designed by Justin Alexander, I was set on having sleeves and nothing tight fitting so I can dance, pick up my children and just move around freely. I actually first saw the dress on instagram and knew I had to try it on. Me and my maid of honour had been looking for it and the closest we could find it was in tunbridge wells. Then when I was with my mum and nan in maidstone dress shopping on the way back to the car after trying on about 10 dresses, we spotted perfection bridal that stocked Justin Alexander. The shop was locked up so we rung the bell and a lady answered the door, they had availability and had the dress. I tried it on, we all cried and decided it was my dress. 

What was the inspiration/theme/styling of your wedding?

Rustic, chilled and relaxed. We just want to have fun.

What is your first song and why?

Tom Walker –Just You and I. We picked this song because we feel it sums us up, we can overcome anything together.

What would be your number one tip to other couples planning their wedding?

Don’t people please, do what makes you both happy. It’s your day, not theirs.

Check out Abbie and Ryan’s gorgeous Winters Barns wedding in Kent below.

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The photography: All images were captured with two Canon R6 cameras.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, and the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM.

Other awesome suppliers from Abbie and Ryan’s gorgeous Winters Barns wedding

Hair stylist: Sarah Louise Bridal Hair
Instagram: @sarahlouisebridalhair

Make up artist: Lauren Elle
Instagram: @withlovelaurenelle

Bridal dress designer: Justin Alexander
Instagram: @justinalexander

Brides dress boutique: Perfection Bridal Maidstone
Instagram: @perfection_bridal

Brides Shoes: Charlotte Mills
Instagram: @charlottemillsshoes

Bridesmaids dresses: wed2b
Instagram: @wed2b

Suits: Tuppers Tux – Marc Darcy
Instagram: @marcdarcysuits

Florist: The Little Flower Shop
Instagram: @thelittleflowershopltd

Cake: mamafeelgoods
Instagram: @mamafeelgoods

Caterer: Scott Anderson Catering
Instagram: @scottandersoncatering

Venue styling: bay wedding props & light of my life
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Instagram: @bayweddingprops & @lightomlife

Band/DJ: The Wedding Chaps
Instagram: @theweddingchaps

Stationary: Tavern Creative
Instagram: @taverncreative

Videographer: Visual Line Ltd
Instagram: @visuallineltd

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