Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography – Lucy & Matt

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography

What an amazing day!! To shoot Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography is a real privilege as it’s such a gorgeous location, however, to be part of Lucy & Matt’s wedding day took it to a whole new level. I was joined by the cinematic guru that is Michael Langley from Satin Pictures too.

I first arrived with Lucy who was getting ready in the Granary surrounded by her bridesmaids and family. The atmosphere was calm but with a sense of surrealism that the day had arrived but didn’t feel real quite yet. Matt soon arrived, I’m told in a small Fiat Panda with all 4 of his groomsmen crammed in with him. I caught up with him beside the lake for some shots with his best men before they went to prepare and I returned to Lucy.

The girls then began to get ready and Lucy was expertly tied into her gorgeous dress by her mum before we had time to pause for some portraits. Once everyone was ready, the wedding party made the short walk over to the main barn for the ceremony. Now as a confident kind of guy, Matt was able to hold it together nicely as their bridesmaids made their entrance, however, his reaction when Lucy walked down the aisle was priceless! As teachers, Lucy & Matt we able to call on the amazing skills of their school choir for their ceremony and the group really didn’t disappoint.

Portraits Around The Lake

After the couple enjoyed their ceremony, they exited the barn as husband and wife to be congratulated by their family and friends. During this time we paused for some family groups and then stole the couple away for a few portraits around this amazing location. Lucy & Matt then returned to the party just in time of their wedding breakfast and we were lucky enough to enjoy a delicious meal too. We returned to the group in time for the speeches which gave everyone an eye-opening insight into the lives of the couple, much to Lucy & Matt’s embarrassment.

Before the evening began, we captured a few more creative portraits before returning to the party. The couple then cut their deliciously pungent cheesecake surrounded by their friends before taking to the dance floor as husband and wife. We then stepped back and captured everyone having a great time, chatting, relaxing and dancing aplenty.

So what an excellent way to spend a Monday and huge congratulations to Lucy & Matt. Thanks so much for having me as your photographer!

About Sandhole Oak Barn

Built to a traditional rural design, the Oak Barn is rustic, light and airy, and allows you and your guests to flow effortlessly from ceremony to reception drinks and the wedding breakfast. In the summer, light floods through the full-length windows, giving extensive views across the lake and the rolling Cheshire countryside, or you can enjoy a romantic outdoor wedding next to the lake under the Clock Tower. Those choosing a winter wedding can experience the warmth of the mellow oak beams elegantly lit by the wrought iron chandeliers, watch the sunset over the lake whilst enjoying your wedding breakfast, with the reassuring convenience of having your entire wedding under one roof.

Facts About Sandhole Oak Barn

  • A beautiful rural barn venue within the Cheshire countryside.
  • A unique lakeside setting with amazing photography locations.
  • Civil weddings and seated dining for up to 140 guests.
  • Up to 180 guests for an evening celebration.
  • Accommodation for up to 37 guests including a private bridal house called ‘The Granary’.
  • Award-winning catering from Top Table Weddings and Events.

How can you get in touch with Sandhole Oak Barn about weddings?

Email –

Call via – 01260 224215 | 01260 540007

Website –

Address – Manchester Road(A34), Hulme Walfield, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2JH

Instagram – @sandholeoakbarn

View my guide to wedding photography at Sandhole Oak Barn.

If you enjoyed this wedding blog, I’d love to hear all about your wedding plans! Please check out my About Me page for information about who I am and why I do this with my life. Then if you like the sound of everything simply get in touch via the Contact page.

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  • Linda BodenFebruary 19, 2015 - 5:44 pm

    Captured the day brilliantly – fantastic photies – u two are so photogenic xxxReplyCancel

  • Lucy OakleyFebruary 19, 2015 - 6:34 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of them xxxxReplyCancel

  • Charlotte EmmettFebruary 19, 2015 - 6:43 pm

    … Beautiful! …ReplyCancel

  • Sophie LouiseFebruary 19, 2015 - 6:57 pm

    Amazing ❤️ these xReplyCancel

  • Janet Britland-JonesFebruary 19, 2015 - 6:59 pm

    Lucy and Matt. What a wonderfully captured wedding. Looks amazing xx best wishes to you both xxReplyCancel

  • Kelly WilsonFebruary 19, 2015 - 7:20 pm

    What fabulous pictures! You both look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole LockettFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:05 pm

    Such lovely photos!!! xxReplyCancel

  • Julie YardleyFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:16 pm

    What beautiful photos xxReplyCancel

  • Paula HoldcroftFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:26 pm

    What beautiful photos. XReplyCancel

  • Margaret BennettFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:50 pm

    Great photos, Lee! (MOTB)ReplyCancel

  • Alisha ThomasFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:00 pm

    Stunning pics guys xxReplyCancel

  • Janet BeechenoFebruary 19, 2015 - 11:04 pm