A Love Story in the Heart of Congleton: Steph and James's Wedding
Ah, the magical moments we find ourselves capturing, where love takes centre stage and blossoms for all to see. This time, our lens led us to the enchanting Sandhole Oak Barn, nestled in the charming embrace of Cheshire's countryside. As a Congleton Wedding Videographer, we know this venue rather well. With its exposed oak beams and elegant white walls, this wedding venue has rustic elegance and charm that lends itself most excellently to wedded bliss.
Our journey began with a vision of beauty as Steph, our radiant bride, graced the scene. She floated down the aisle in her ball gown dress, with beaded detailing on the bodice and a scoop neckline, looking like a fairy tale come to life. Her delicate silver and diamond jewellery the perfect addition to her ensemble. The white and green florals of her bouquet and the venue decoration finishing off the scene perfectly.
James, our dapper groom, was a true gentleman in his tweed three-piece suit. Proving once and for all that tweed is indeed the unsung hero of wedding attire! During the ceremony the couple shared heartfelt and personal;y written vows with each other. It was a beautiful reminder that love is not just about grand gestures but also about the quiet moments of connection that make a relationship truly special.
A wedding film to cherish forever...
Afterwards, as they walked down the aisle together, a rain of rose petal confetti showered them with blessings. It was a sight to behold, with petals falling like gentle kisses from the heavens above. Love was in the air, and the atmosphere was as sweet as the vows they had just exchanged.
The reception was a wonderland of soft lighting and magic. Candles floated in water-filled vases on the tables, their flames dancing like the flicker of love in the eyes of the newlyweds. Fairy lights were strung up everywhere inside creating a magical ambience of whimsy. If Tinker Bell herself had fluttered by, we wouldn't have been surprised!
In the midst of their couple shoot, an opportunity for chivalry arose. September had brought with it a touch of chill, and a moment of pure romance. Against the cold James gallantly draped his jacket over Steph's shoulders. It was good to see that even though the weather is unpredictable, it can still add a touch of cinematic romance to your love story. You don't always need the sun to be shining.
After the speeches and a delightful meal, it was time for Steph and James to take the dance floor. Their first dance was choreographed by Steph's talented bridesmaid. It was a dance of two hearts in perfect sync, a moment that will forever live in their memories and on film. The night was far from over, though. A live band took the stage, and the reception party came alive with laughter, music, and dancing.
Into the night....
As darkness fell over the wedding party, everyone gathered for the Sparkler Send-off. As I'm sure you'll agree the resulting shots are just fabulous - we love this new tradition and the filming opportunities it creates. A shining and exciting end to a perfect day.
It was an honour to be part of Steph and James's special day. Their love story was a testament to the fact that love knows no bounds, and it shines brightly even on the cloudiest of days—or the chilliest of September nights.
Finally, if you are looking for a Congleton Wedding Videographer, please get in touch for a chat about your big day, we love talking weddings!
Sarah and Paul x
Photographer - Carpe Diem
Hair & Make-up - Jessica Mair Studios
Catering - Top Table
Event stylist - Precious Events Styling
Cake - Beckys Bespoke Wedding Cakes
Dress - Maggie Sottero
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