Sandhole // Lauren & Chris

Sandhole Oak Barn in Congleton was Lauren & Chris’ wedding venue – a stunning barn surrounded by fields.

Describe your wedding in three words


Why you chose the date of wedding (did it have any meaning?)

No special meaning

Anything about how you met/proposal story

We met 7 years ago in a very special nightclub in Manchester (Revs De Cuba!). 4 years later whilst we were backpacking round South America, Chris proposed to me at the top of a mountain in Peru which overlooked a gorgeous blue lake. It was beautiful and so romantic.

Your inspiration/style/aspirations for the day

Rustic was the main theme, lots of green, gold and white with soft pinks and mauves to keep it romantic.

Memorable/emotional/funny moment on the day

All three speeches were brilliant but Chris’ speech was so beautiful and had the entire room moved to tears!
Also the incredible sunset we had just topped off a magical day

How did you discover me and why you chose me to photograph the day

We discovered you on Instagram and instantly knew you were the photographer for us. The relaxed and candid shots were what we loved the most about you and how all of the couples you shoot look so at ease and happy in their photos. As two people who don’t enjoy having their photo taken, not having a great deal of staged photos meant a lot to us and so your style was perfect

Wedding song?

Does this mean first dance song? If so Skyfull of Stars by Coldplay

Any advice for couples planning their wedding?

RELAX and enjoy the entire process! Break the planning into small chunks and don’t sweat about the little things!

Are you going on a honeymoon?

Yes, we flew straight to Hawaii for 3 weeks of Island hopping and adventures before finishing up with 3 days in Las Vegas on the way home – it’s been incredible so far!

Anything else….

Just a huge thank you for capturing our magical day, the preview photos were stunning and we’re both so excited to receive the rest of the photos!
Jess Yarwood