WHITMAN — A local couple celebrated their love Friday, Oct. 23 by tying the knot in a simple celebration at Hobart’s Pond in Whitman.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Joshua and Diamante Pierce spent time with their photographer Hilary Wood of Lakeville in Whitman Park — amid the fall colors — capturing their wedding photos and announcement.
Diamante wore a simple, spaghetti-strap, travel length, white gown. The groom wore a blue shirt, crisp jeans and a boutonniere. It was an uncomplicated, picture-perfect day with temperatures reaching 70 degrees.
It was their intent to elope not wanting to get anyone together with all the restrictions, Joshua said.
The couple was planning a 2020 wedding after five years together when COVID struck. Four years prior, Pierce had proposed at the same location at Hobart’s Pond where the couple said their vows last week with Justice of the Peace Teri Ayer of Whitman who officiated.
With a strong connection to Hobart’s where he grew up fishing Pierce cherishes his old and new memories there. Both his parents – who also met at Hobart’s Pond when they were young — and his grandparents all lived in Whitman along with his Aunt Kathy who owns the Gingerbread House Bakery.
It has always been beautiful, he said of the area.
Over the last decade the area has been re-landscaped with a paved walking area connecting Essex Street and South Avenue. It has gained popularity as a spot for families and walkers.
The couple who were introduced by mutual friends was looking forward to telling their families. They received well-wishes from onlookers who peeked at them during their wedding photos.
They will be looking forward to a honeymoon in the coming months. Pierce is a motorcycle mechanic in Plympton on route 106 at Plympton Cycles. They live in Middleboro where she is a local dog walker. They have several fur babies.