Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography – Helen and Andrew

Sandhole Oak Barn is a beautiful, custom built barn overlooking a stunning lake on the outsides of Congleton, Cheshire. The exclusive venue is perfect for Brides and Grooms who want to share their wedding day with only their family and friends. The beautiful secluded location means that there will be no members of the general public gatecrashing your big day. The breathtaking lake and countryside views spoil us wedding photographers with so much choice!

Helen and her gorgeous bridesmaids got ready on the morning of the wedding at her beautiful home in Tarporley. The fantastic girls from Doll Make Up Studio, Chester did an outstanding job adding some fabulous glamour to the girls.

Bridal Preparations, bride and bridesmaids Sandhole Oak Barn

 Helen’s elegant, sleek and sparkly wedding dress was perfectly matched with a large sunflower bouquet made by Lily Rose Events.

Sandhole Oak Barn Sunflower bride's bouquet and wedding dress

Page boys – this is how it’s done.

I’m sorry to all the wonderful page boys I have had the pleasure of photographing over the years.  Tom, this handsome young man, is just the CUTEST EVER!!! The cap, waistcoat, bow-tie. Utter perfection!

Cute page boy, bow tie, waistcoat, flat cap, toddler

Tom’s Mummy and beautiful bride Helen didn’t scrub up too badly either! I love the sleek lines of her wedding dress. It certainly made dancing the night away much easier as you will see very soon.

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding First look, Bride getting ready, wedding dress and bridesmaids

The Groom, Andrew and his Best Man, Steve had plenty of time to relax and enjoy the stunning grounds at Sandhole Oak Barn. I think it’s safe to say that they were both cool as cucumbers in the lead up to the wedding reception.

Sandhole Oak Barn, Groom and Best Man by the lake

Romantic Wedding Ceremonies at Sandhole Oak Barn

The large windows overlooking the lake and far reaching countryside. The striking wrought iron ceiling lights and fairylights galore. The man of your dreams looking drop dead gorgeous and patiently waiting for you. What more could you possibly want to see whilst you are walking down the aisle?

Bride walking down the aisle at Sandhole Oak Barn

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Ceremony

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Confetti

VW Camper Vans

I love camper vans as wedding transport. They can fit more of your bridal party in than your traditional car and are just so cute and fun. The team at Happy Camper Weddings couldn’t have been more helpful on the day and we a pleasure to work with.

VW Camper Van, Wedding Camper Van, Vintage Camper Van with bride and groom, red camper van

We also had the fantastic time working with the incredibly fun and relaxed Tom at Silk Wedding Films. It was great having a brief moment away with the bride and groom to get some lovely images. It also gave Tom the chance to get some romantic footage of them both. If you get to the bottom of the blog, you can even check out his fantastic wedding film!

Sandhole Oak Barn Natural Photography

Sandhole Oak Barn Lake

Sandhole Oak Barn’s lake is the perfect backdrop for your bridal portraits. Just be careful of the swans who love to come and photobomb at every opportunity!

Sandhole Oak Barn wedding venue bride and groom portraits by the lake

Victoria and her team at Lily Rose Events did an incredible job of decorating the barn. The bright and fresh sunflower theme continued throughout the space. Touches of hessian and natural wood really tied in with the rustic feel of the venue.

Sandhole Oak Barn Sunflower Wedding Flowers Rustic theme. Top Table

Sunset photos at Sandhole Oak  Barn

As you can probably tell there are many things I love about this venue. The sprawling countryside views; incredible lake; secluded location. All of these things are fabulous however I have to say that the sunsets here are the very best!

Sandhole Oak Barn sunset

Helen and Andrew’s first dance was certainly more high energy than most. I loved the circle formed by family and friends and the feeling of such happiness and celebration. I think they definitely proved that a first dance doesn’t need to be slow or soppy. Feel free to jump around and be who you really are as a couple.

Sandhole Oak Barn First Dance

After Dark Photos at Sandhole Oak Barn

Finally, the stunning clock tower at Sandhole Oak Barn is a photographic opportunity that you have to take. It’s great to have another moment away from the hustle and bustle of the party and just relax and reflect on your day.

Sandhole Oak Barn Cheshire Wedding Photographer Sandhole after dark

Are you or someone you know getting married at Sandhole Oak Barn? I simply adore shooting weddings here and would love to hear from you. You can get in touch via my contact form or by clicking here!

Finally, for those who have scrolled through just to get a look at their gorgeous wedding film by Silk Wedding Films, get clicking here

Lots of love,

Helen xxx



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