Zoë and Michael’s Sandhole wedding was effortlessly romantic and featured an abundance of beautiful blooms.
Planning their late-September wedding, Zoë and Michael were searching for the perfect wedding venue in Cheshire. Sandhole Oak Barn fitted the bill perfectly!
“We loved the intimate feel of the rustic barn and the setting of Sandhole with the stunning backdrop of the lake. We also liked the fact that we could have everything in one place, keeping the theme running without losing people between the ceremony and wedding breakfast!” – Zoë
Setting the Scene
Zoë envisioned an abundance of flowers as she walked down the aisle, introducing beautiful blooms throughout the venue to bring colour to the barn.
Pink, cream and purple flowers filled the barn with large arrangements lining the aisle which were then used as table centrepieces. Heart-shaped arrangements adorned the barn doors while the top table was decorated with longer designs and hurricane vases. The happy couple chose a romantic theme with ivory and gold as the main colours, alongside pastel coloured flowers.
“I went a bit over the top with flowers, but it looked gorgeous on the day!” – Zoë
“As Michael is a gardener, he sourced logs of Ash, Sycamore, Pine and other trees and we named the tables after trees.” – Zoë
Looking the part
The beautiful bride wore a gown by Allure from J&J Designs.
“I found it at a wedding fair. It was the first dress I tried on and it was perfect! It was slim fitting with diamante and lace detailing. I loved everything about it.” – Zoë
Zoë accessorised with Emmy sandals and a bespoke headpiece with Swarovski crystals and pearls. She chose delicate jewellery to match her engagement ring and also decided on a dreamy cathedral-length veil which completed the look.
Michael looked the part in a blue suit from Moss Bros. While he wore a silver waistcoat and cravat, his groomsmen wore blue waistcoats with pink ties.
“I gave my bridesmaids a Swarovski bracelet on the morning of the wedding and they also wore pink roses in their hair.” – Zoë
Wedding day details
Following their civil ceremony, drinks and canapés were served alongside delicious canapés before the newlyweds and their guests moved in to dine.
Entertainment was a big part of the day with a string quartet playing before the ceremony and during the drinks reception while singer Cole Page entertained guests during the wedding breakfast.
The delicious meal started with chargrilled asparagus with a soft poached egg followed by chicken breast wrapped in parma ham. For pudding, a delicious warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream was set to delight!
“We tried the chicken dish at our taster session and loved it!” – Zoë
As day turned to evening, a live band, ‘Under The Covers’, filled the dancefloor and the newlyweds danced their first dance to ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran.
Zoë’s favourite moment:
“The speeches! Everyone did so well.”
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Photography courtesy of © David Stubbs Photography