Silk wisteria adorned the barn, and the stationery made by the couple included place settings of vinyl record-style coasters, while tables were named after a rock 'n' roll artist with each centrepiece based on a song of theirs. 'On the tables were three bottles of wine made by Laurence's dad and granddad that were named after songs from the artist too,' adds Steph.
Following the personality-packed ceremony, the newly-weds were showered by petals that Laurence's grandparents had spent two years collecting and drying. The fun then kicked off with a candyfloss machine and lawn games such as giant Jenga, giant Connect-4, limbo, croquet and space hoppers. There was also a 'Grease Dance Session', courtesy of Laurence's professional dancer cousin Wendy, who ' much to everyone's delight and amusement ' taught guests a variety of '50s-style dances.
Refuelling in style with an American diner-influenced meal of hamburgers and sausages in buns accompanied by sharing bowls of gherkins, cheese and salad, guests then enjoyed the likes of knickerbocker glory, banana split and fresh fruit salad for dessert. Later, a milkshake stand and hog roast kept revellers' appetites at bay, alongside cupcakes and the rockabilly-themed cake that featured swallows, polka dots and stripes. The party continued into the small hours to Steph's personalised rock, pop, punk and metal playlist.
'My favourite moment was during the meal,' says Laurence when asked to reveal his highlight from the day. 'I took a few moments and just realised that every single person was there for us, and found it overwhelming but warming at the same time.'
And Steph's standout moment? 'I loved watching the guests having a fun time, exploring the venue, playing games and mingling,' she announces. 'All we wanted was to create a wedding that was fun, with no time where you didn't know what to do with yourself!'
Photography Jonathan Neale jnweddingphotography.co.uk
Venue The Oak Barn theoakbarn.co.uk
Catering Oak Tree Occasions oaktreeoccasions.co.uk
Dress House of Mooshki from Prudence Gowns
Groom's outfit Moss Bros moss.co.uk
Bridesmaids' dresses Pretty Kitty Fashion prettykittyfashion.co.uk
Lindy Bop lindybop.co.uk
Bar Elite Mobile Event Bars elitemobileeventbars.co.uk
Tables & glassware southwesteventhire.co.uk
Hair Laura Goodman
Make-up Justine Olver justineolver.co.uk
Bridal bouquet & groom's buttonhole Pumpkin and Pye pumpkinpye.com
Bridesmaids' bouquets & best man's buttonhole SquidgeMakes squidgemakes.co.uk
Cake Crafty Cakes craftycakes.com