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Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding – Laura & Sean

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding

I love these two. Let’s just get that out of the way before I start gushing over how much I love them, their families, friends and their wedding day!
I think it’s safe to say we hit it off as soon as we met. They came round to my house to meet me and within a few minutes my dog Cooper had stuck his nose right in Sean’s crotch! Well that’s one way to say hello I suppose?! Luckily for me Laura and Sean found it funny and the deal was sealed there and then!
Our friendship grew from there, we spent a lovely afternoon together in Formby (without Cooper, much to Sean’s disappointment!) for their pre-wedding shoot which you can see here. They were a bit nervous (especially Laura) at the thought of having to snog and be all lovey-dovey in front of me but they did really well, we spent most of the time just talking and laughing and by the end of it I think they felt a lot more relaxed about the wedding day photos!
I know I say this a lot but I really do get the most laid back, relaxed, FUN couples! This wedding didn’t feel like work AT ALL! I already knew some of the wedding party as Laura is friends with my cousin and I’d shot the weddings of a couple of their other friends too! So from the minute I arrived I was made to feel really welcome, laughing and chatting and just generally having a ball! And it continued for the rest of the day with Laura & Sean’s families and friends treating me like they’d known me for years and at the end of the night I was told to get my glitter on, put my camera down and have some pizza and a pint! WINNER!! Shame I couldn’t stay out partying all night, because I would have done (and probably regretted it the next day!) 🙂

 

I asked Mr & Mrs Hart to write a little bit about their wedding day, here’s what Laura had to say;

“Our wedding day was the best day, even if we do say so ourselves! Feels great to say after all the planning that we would not have changed a thing (apart from perhaps me getting stung by a wasp)! Everyone involved made sure it all went without a hitch, cannot recommend those listed below enough (see bottom of post for supplier list).

Best bit of the day – Laura – our first dance, even though I could hardly move in my skirt I loved every second of it! Sean – the moments just after the ceremony, walking out of the barn in the sunshine as husband and wife 😊
Advice for other couples – Do your wedding exactly the way you and your partner want to. Sandhole Oak Barn was the only venue we looked at, and it was absolutely perfect for the laidback wedding we wanted, so I’d say go with your gut and don’t ask for too many opinions along the way. Work out what are the most important aspects of the day and prioritise them when working out how to spend your budget! No one remembers the centre pieces/chair decorations etc 😉…oh and book Emma as your wedding photographer because she is amazing!”

 

Oh you guys, I’m blushing! Seriously though, thank you for asking me to play such a massive part in your day, it was an honour! I’ll see you soon for a dog walk and a pint, if I don’t bump into you pissed as a fart in the Jacaranda first! 😉

 

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The day went without a hitch thanks to these fabulous wedding suppliers!

 

Wedding Suppliers
My top was by Match Made and my skirt was andforlove. Can’t recommend this shop enough ❤️ amazing dresses and the owner Jazmin is just wonderful!
Suits – M&S
Bridesmaids dresses – ASOS
Flowers – Emma Marten freelance wedding florist
Cake – Sean’s amazingly talented cousin Stephanie
Decorations – We DIY’d all the non floral decs and didn’t have any flowers on the tables. The dream team made up of my sister in law who did all the table decs/seating plan etc, my mum/dad/auntie made the photo booth backdrop and acquired all the props. The venue was so beautiful as it was so it really didn’t need much decoration and we were on a tight budget so prioritised the music/food/guestlist!
Band – New Power Soul Club duo for the ceremony and New Power Soul Club House Band and DJ for the evening.
Glitter girls – The Glitter Bar insta – @theglitterbar17
Hair – Melissa Raw insta @melissarawhairdressing
Makeup – Lauren Levey insta @bridalbylauren

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