Weddings at Sandhole Oak Barn Congleton
Sandhole Oak Barn is such an incredible wedding venue. In 2015 I photographed Renna & Pierre’s Sandhole Oak Barn wedding here and I was so pleased to be back again. Just like the last time the weather was absolutely stunning. The lake at Sandhole Oak Barn looks amazing in the sunshine and there was even a sunset later on.
The whole day was here at Sandhole Oak Barn Congleton including the wedding ceremony. Fairy lights lit up the room and there were lots of handmade decorations to complete the look.
A Vietnamese themed wedding
Alice and Hannah met in Vietnam so there was a Vietnamese theme running throughout the day. They had even brought back authentic hats for their guests to wear during the meal. The hats made great props for their wedding photos!
In the morning both brides were getting ready in the lodge at Sandhole Oak Barn Congleton. This was a bit risky as they were in separate rooms within the same building. The bridesmaids did a great job to ensure they didn’t see each other during the preparations. Sarah Meredith, the hair and makeup artist, did a fantastic job.
A first look before the ceremony
When the bride’s were ready they had agreed to do a “first look” before the wedding ceremony. This was such a cute moments and I captured some lovely natural photos at this point. Both bride’s then entered the ceremony room and captured this in my natural documentary style.
It was an emotion packed ceremony with lots of fun and laughter amongst the audience. Within no time at all Alice and Hannah had tied the knot and were walking back down the aisle as Mrs & Mrs.
Same sex wedding photography is so much fun. All of the brides’ friends were so happy for them and there were lots of natural moments to capture during the reception.
Portraits around the lake at Sandhole Oak Barn Congleton
The sun was shining so it was a perfect time to walk around the lake at Sandhole Oak Barn to take some portraits. As a wedding photographer conditions like this are absolutely perfect for portraits.
Alice and Hannah wanted all natural photos so as they enjoyed each others company I snapped away without any posing or looking at the camera. The girls looked stunning in their wedding dresses from the Ivory Lounge Chester and The Bridal House Leeds.
Natural Wedding Photography at Sandhole Oak Barn
After some family group photos it was then time for the speeches. This is a perfect time to capture natural wedding photos. The barn at Sandhole Oak Barn Congleton wedding venue is really light so this is great for photography.
Photographing the speeches using only natural light allows you to capture candid shots of guests without them noticing. The wedding speeches were hilarious! This is always one of my favourite times of the day.
Sunset wedding photos
After the wedding breakfast there was a gorgeous sunset. Alice and Hannah were up for taking some more photos, so we strolled up the lane and into the corn field.
Thankfully the brides were quite adventurous as it was quite a walk to get to this location. Sometimes you just have to follow the light to get the best pictures! It was totally worth it. These are some of my favourite photos from the entire day. Golden light is a wedding photographers dream and I love capturing natural portraits.
What an incredible Sandhole Oak Barn Congleton wedding this was. I really can’t wait to be back here again soon!