Jade and Matt – A Glamorous Springtime Wedding

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Setting an April wedding date, Jade and Matt started to plan their spring wedding. They decided on a religious ceremony and were on the lookout for a great venue in Cheshire for their celebrations. The happy couple wanted to find somewhere in the countryside that offered exclusive use. They came across Sandhole Oak Barn and fell in love!

“It was the last venue we saw and, as soon as we walked in, we looked at each other because we just knew.” smiles Jade. “We wanted a blank canvas that we could dress ourselves and we loved the family feel of Sandhole Oak Barn. I couldn’t stop smiling. It was perfect!”

The Oak Barn looked beautiful with white blossom tree table centrepieces and tealights at this Spring wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire

Setting the Scene

Jade and Matt decided on a contemporary theme with a hint of glamour. Gold accents were teamed with white flowers and fabrics and modern acrylic invitations and signage.

‘A backdrop behind the top table was decorated with tulle, silk and eucalyptus and we made our table plan and painted table letters,” explains Jade. “We dressed some of the tables with tall blossom trees and candles and the others with gold mirrors and small floral arrangements.”

Silk rose garlands and fairy lights were draped around the beams and gold chairs completed the effortlessly glamorous, romantic look.

The unusual table plan was made from printed Perspex hanging from a rose gold frame at this spring barn wedding near Manchester

The tables were decorated with miniature blossom trees with hanging candles baubles at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire

The tables were decorated with gold table-toppers and lots of pretty gold tealight holders at this spring wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn near Staffordshire

The top table was decorated with pretty vases of cream roses and gold tea light holders and a gold frame with hanging foliage was used as a backdrop at this spring wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn

Bridal Style

The beautiful bride wore a gown by Stella York from Swan Brides in Congleton, after falling in love with the low back and the stunning train.

“I was concerned that the neckline wasn’t really for me,” explains Jade “so I had some alterations, making it off-the-shoulder, creating a sweetheart neckline and adding a belt.”

Jade accessorised with a simple diamond necklace from her grandmother, earrings from Matt and fabulous Jimmy Choo shoes.

The bride’s bouquet was made of beautiful cream roses and lush foliage and her stunning Jimmy Choo wedding shoes were embellished with beads and feathers at his barn wedding in Cheshire

The bride wore a stunning off-the-shoulder-lace-dress while her bridesmaids wore beautiful silver dresses with lace detail at this rural barn wedding in Cheshire

“On the day of the wedding, my parents gave me a lovely Swarovski bracelet to wear too,” she smiles. “And, in honour of my great-Nanna, I had her rosary beads wrapped around my bouquet.”

Matt looked the part in a grey suit by Noak with waistcoat by Burton. Finally, Jade’s four bridesmaids were stunning in silver dresses by ChiChi London.

“On the day I actually felt jealous not to be wearing their dresses!” laughs Jade.

The groom wore a grey three piece suit and the groomsmen had matching waistcoats with navy suits at this rustic barn wedding in Cheshire

Wedding Day Details

Jade and Matt married at the picturesque St James’ and St Paul’s Church in Marton, just a mile from Sandhole Oak Barn.

The bride and groom pose for a wedding photo in front of St Paul’s church at this barn wedding in Cheshire

Following their romantic ceremony, welcome drinks and canapés were served back at the barn, alongside an ice cream cart offering a host of delicious flavours including Prosecco and strawberry.

“The girlfriend of one of our groomsmen sang during the ceremony and back at Sandhole Oak Barn,” explains Jade. “It was beautiful and really set the emotion of the day.”

The bride and groom pose for a wedding photo in the doorway of the Oak Barn at Sandhole Oak Barn an exclusive wedding venue in Cheshire

The bride and groom have their photo taken with the lake as their backdrop at this rural wedding venue in Cheshire

Moving in to dine, a fabulous selection of tapas including salt and pepper calamari and Spanish tortilla was served, followed by a trio of desserts.

“The food was such a hit with everybody,” says Jade. “We can’t thank Top Table Events enough for their standout service and the quality of the food. It was incredible!”

Evening Celebrations

The brilliant ‘Funk Soul Family’ live band played in the evening and really got the party started.

“They were great entertainers and even had us doing a dance-off,” laughs Jade. “The guests loved them and didn’t want them to stop!”

The four tier wedding cake was iced with white fondant and sprayed with gold at this spring barn wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn

The bride and groom enjoy their first dance at their barn wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire

Delighting their guests once again, the newlyweds chose pizza and chips as their informal evening menu.

“The chefs were great and open to anything. We asked that pizza and chips be handed to everybody, whether they were sitting or dancing and it was brilliant,” says Jade.

Jade’s favourite moment:

“Standing at the altar, holding hands having not spoken since the day before and realising… this is it!”

“The whole day was incredible from start to finish. We didn’t stop smiling the entire time.”

The bride and groom pose for a dramatic sunset shot with the lake as a beautiful backdrop at Sandhole Oak Barn

Advice from the Bride

“Let the small things go. They don’t matter. All that matters is that you’re marrying the love of your life.”

“Delegate and trust other people to do things on the day.”

The bride and groom share a moment as they pose for a photo in the sunset at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire

If you are considering Sandhole Oak Barn for your celebration, we would love to show you all this beautiful venue has to offer. Please get in touch with our friendly events team to discuss your plans, receive a brochure or arrange a visit.

Photography courtesy of ©Mr and Mrs W Wedding Photography