Louise & Paul – A Rustic Autumnal Wedding

The bride and groom pose for a wedding photo in front of the lake at Sandhole Oak Barn

Planning a late September wedding, Louise and Paul were looking for the perfect barn wedding venue in Cheshire, ideally with wonderful countryside views and accommodation for their guests. As soon as they saw the lake at Sandhole Oak Barn, they knew it was the place for them!

The lake at Sandhole Oak looks beautiful on a sunny day and is perfect for summer wedding photos

“It was absolutely stunning,” smiles Louise. “It was neutral enough for us to personalise it but so pretty that it didn’t need too many ‘extras’.”

Sandhole Oak Barn with its rustic exterior and beautiful surroundings is perfect for a summer wedding

Setting the Scene

The happy couple decided on a simple, rustic theme to suit the venue, dressing it with hessian and gypsophila. Pale blue was chosen as a soft, muted colour that was in keeping with the early autumn season.

The rustic Oak Barn is set up for the wedding ceremony with fairy lights on the beams and pretty bunches of gypsophilia tied to chairs.

Beautiful blooms including roses, blue hydrangeas, gerberas and eucalyptus were featured in the bouquets, posies and buttonholes.

The bride’s bouquet was a beautiful mix of blue and white flowers at this summer wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn

Bridal Style

Louise found the perfect dress soon after booking Sandhole Oak Barn. The ivory, A-line gown featured delicate sparkle and was accessorised with a Jon Richard hair vine and shoes from Pink Paradox.

Meanwhile, Paul looked the part in a navy Ted Baker suit with eye-catching peacock-style lining.

The happy couple pose for wedding photos in the gardens at Sandhole Oak Barn near Manchester

Finally, Louise’s bridesmaids were stunning in blue dresses from Dessy with floral hair clips.

Wedding Day Details

Following their romantic ceremony in the barn, welcome drinks and canapés were served beside the lake as the sun shone. A pianist played during the ceremony and continued to play throughout the drinks reception.

The bride and groom pose for a photo in front of the lake at this barn wedding in Cheshire

Moving in to dine, a fabulous menu commenced with a caramelised shallot, roasted pepper and brie tart, moving on to a roast chicken main course. For pudding, a trio of desserts including sticky toffee pudding, fresh strawberry compote and chocolate brownie was set to delight!

The wedding menus were printed on natural card at this rustic barn wedding in Cheshire

Evening Celebrations

As day turned to evening, live band ‘The Rush Band’ filled the dance floor and the newlyweds danced their first dance to ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by The Killers.

“There was no choreography,” smiles Louise. “We just had a shuffle around the dance floor before everyone joined in!”

The happy couple enjoy their first dance as their guests watch on at their barn wedding at Sandhole

An outdoor barbecue with burgers, sausages, halloumi and chicken proved to be the perfect choice for evening dining.

Louise’s favourite moment:

“Walking back down the aisle as husband and wife.”

The happy newlyweds walk back down the aisle as their guests throw confetti at this wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn in the North West

Advice from the Bride

“Don’t stress – at the end of the day, you’ll be married. No one remembers the rest. I also wish I’d been a little more organised with my timings as I was a bit late!”

If you are considering Sandhole Oak Barn for your celebration, we would love to show you all this wonderful 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 © Shane Webber Photography