Zoë & Michael – Love in September

Zoe and Michael wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn

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

The ceremony room was dressed with pink wedding bouquets on pillars and fairy lights around the beams.
The oak barn at Sandhole Oak Barn was dressed with pretty pink flowers and fairy lights

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

The tables were dressed with pretty pink bouquets on clear pillars at this barn venue in Cheshire
Wood slices and hurricane lamps with pretty pastel flowers were used as table centrepieces
The wooden beams of the entrance to this Cheshire barn were decorated with garlands of pretty pink flowers

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.

The bride wore a beautifully beaded lace fishtail wedding dress with a simple yet elegant hair vine
The bridesmaids wore pretty blush pink dresses and the groomsmen wore navy suits with matching pink ties

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.

Finally, Zoë’s two adult bridesmaids were stunning in pink maxi dresses from Coast while her flower girl wore a pretty ivory dress from Marks and Spencer.

“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 bride and groom says their vows at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire
The guests mingle after the wedding ceremony at Sandhole Oak Barn Cheshire

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.

The happy newlyweds pose for a photo outside at Sandhole Oak Barn Cheshire
The bride and groom take to the floor for their first dance at this Cheshire barn venue

Zoë’s favourite moment:

“The speeches! Everyone did so well.”
The father of the bride prepares the guests for his speech at Sandhole Oak Barn Cheshire
The happy couple take a moment away from the wedding celebrations at Sandhole Oak Barn Cheshire

If you’re looking for further inspiration from this stunning Cheshire wedding venue, we think you’ll love Emily and Kyle’s woodland themed wedding.

Photography courtesy of © David Stubbs Photography


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