With an elegant colour scheme, beautiful flowers, fabulous menu and live music, Pip and Anthony’s September wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn was a romantic delight.
With a September wedding date in mind, Pip and Anthony were looking for the perfect venue for their special day. They fell in love with the rustic style and tranquillity of Sandhole Oak Barn.
“We went to an open day and the staff were so friendly and welcoming,” explains Pip. “We knew this had to be the place!”
Setting the Scene
After getting engaged in New York, the happy couple wanted to introduce an element of city glamour to their countryside wedding and embraced a sophisticated colour scheme of deep blue, pink and grey.
When it came to décor, fairy lights provided a subtle, romantic ambience and an illuminated heart sat at the end of the aisle. Classic blooms included roses, gypsophila, eucalyptus and pink astilbe, with Pip’s flower girl carrying a flower wand.
“We both wanted fairly traditional flowers that wouldn’t detract too much from the people holding them,” says Pip. “We went for simplicity and the ‘less is more’ approach.”
The beautiful bride chose a Pronovias gown from Maria Modes in Macclesfield.
“It was feminine and the princess dress of my dreams!” smiles Pip. “My mum and I both walked up to it at the same time and just knew that it was my dress.”
Meanwhile, Anthony looked the part in a Prince of Wales checked suit from Cheshire Menswear, also at Maria Modes.
Wedding Day Details
Following the romantic ceremony at Sandhole Oak Barn, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed ‘tipples and tasters’ while a saxophonist played.
“We also had a pianist to play during the wedding breakfast,” says Pip. “We loved the element that the live music brought to the day.”
Sitting down to dine, the exquisite wedding breakfast commenced with baked asparagus tips wrapped in Parma ham, moving on to fillet of local beef with a vegetarian alternative of spinach and pine nut lasagne. For pudding, a trio of desserts was an unsurprisingly popular choice.
“The main course was just excellent and got the most compliments,” smiles Pip. “It was a main course that dreams are made of!”
As day turned to evening, Pip and Anthony, both fans of Disney, danced their first dance to a version of ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’.
“Neither of us is a pro at dancing,” says Pip, “so our main priority was that the song was fun and we could sway to it!”
Keeping their evening food simple yet delicious, bacon butties, sausage butties and chips was just the thing.
Pip’s favourite moment:
“Walking down the aisle with my dad, and then saying our vows to each other. I was so happy and I could feel the love radiate in the room. It was truly magical and our Registrar was amazing!
Advice from the Bride
“I was so worried about the minor details and they really didn’t matter on the day. The best parts of the day were simply getting ready with the girls, getting married to the love of my life and dancing the night away with everyone I loved! Focus on enjoying the journey with the people you love. Also, I love a pair of high heels, but I was so relieved to change into flats in the evening. I danced the night away in pink Puma’s with bows on!”
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 © Luke Slattery Photography