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Hollie & Ade - A Relaxed Cheshire Barn Wedding with Vegan Menu

Katie Stout Updated:
3rd of August 2023

If your wedding is scheduled for next year, you'll find inspiration in Hollie and Ade's beautiful love story. They tied the knot in April 2023, with a stunning Spring wedding held at a charming Cheshire barn venue. Discover all the details of their exceptional day and get inspired by their choices.

Wedding couple photo outdoors with flower crown and bouquet
Sally T Photography

The Wedding Couple's Proposal Story

Hollie and Ade's love story began during the Covid-19 lockdown when they started chatting on the dating app, Bumble. They were together for over a year when, on Hollie's birthday, Ade had a surprise for her. He said he wrote a new song for a gig and wanted her to listen. They went to a quiet playground and sat on wooden stumps. Ade played a beautiful song - it was a proposal song! Afterwards, he asked Hollie to marry him, and she happily said "yes".

The Wedding Venue

Exterior of The Oak Tree of Peover
Sally T Photography

Hollie and Ade found the perfect wedding venue in no time. They fell in love with The Oak Tree of Peover as soon as they saw it.

The Oak Tree of Peover is a family-owned wedding barn in Knutsford, Cheshire. It's available for exclusive use and has a license to host civil wedding ceremonies both indoors and outdoors. This was an immediate hit with Ade and Hollie as they loved the idea of an outdoor wedding (if the weather allowed!) and felt that the indoor spaces were equally beautiful.

The inside of the wedding barn features large windows which let in lots of natural light. What's more, it is surrounded by 30 acres of beautiful gardens and meadows, giving couples a stunning countryside backdrop for their big day.

Wedding breakfast set up at The Oak Tree of Peover
Sally T Photography

Hollie and Ade loved the fact The Oak Tree of Peover offered privacy and seclusion and the option to use the whole venue if they needed to; this was just right for their special day as it could be just them and their guests in a peaceful and beautiful setting. Plus the lovely and contemporary atmosphere would work with their relaxed vision for their big day.


The Fashion

Wedding couple fashion, wedding dress and stone colour suit
Sally T Photography

Hollie's wedding dress was custom made from scratch by Erica Stacey Bridal Wear. She had the skirt of her mothers wedding dress sewn into it adding a really sentimental touch and the perfect, subtle "something old" for her wedding look. Also, for another special touch, Hollie and Ade's initials were sewn inside the bust in blue.

For her wedding jewellery, Hollie wore a beautiful pearl necklace, it was very special as it belonged to her Nan, and she had given it to Hollie to wear. The bridesmaids and flower girl chose their own dresses, all green-toned. Hollie and Ade said they wanted to make sure they were all comfortable and weren't worried about them wearing the exact same dress or colours.

Ade looked stylish and sharp in an ecru wedding suit from Next, complemented by a bow tie from The Tie Garden on Etsy, a Fedora from H&M and trendy green Converse shoes. This perfectly coordinated with the bridesmaids green-toned dresses. The best man also sported a matching outfit to Ade's.

The Wedding Flowers and Decor

Red, yellow and green colour wedding bouquet
Sally T Photography

Hollie and Ade were so in love with the venue's oak beams and foliage, they felt the venue didn't need a huge amount of decor and wanted to let these attributes shine. The couple wanted a relaxed theme, using sage and greens as well as autumnal shades.

The bridesmaid dresses and table centrepieces all had sage/green colours, while the flowers showcased warm autumn hues. Even though it was a spring wedding, the couple love autumn colours, including rusty oranges, bright yellows and deep reds. Ade and Hollie wanted these to shine on their big day and we think they did a beautiful job of it.

The Food

Rustic wedding cake in front of glass doors
Sally T Photography

Hollie and Ade are both vegan, so their wedding had a fully vegan menu with three courses. Guests were given a choice of delectable plant-based dishes. For the starter, they could choose from Vegetable Soup, Bruschetta, and Asparagus Salad. For the main course, the options were Pea and Mint Risotto, Chilli, and Mushroom Nut En Croute. Dessert choices included Summer Berries, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and Chocolate Brownie. The children attending the big day had their own delicious options to choose from as well.

Honeycomb place settings on wedding breakfast table
Sally T Photography

The couple had personalised honeycomb place settings for their wedding. These special decorations also served as favours for the wedding guests. They chose the honeycomb design because they lived in Manchester and it held sentimental value to them. The guests loved the elegant touch, and it made their wedding day even more memorable.

Favourite Part of The Day

Wedding couple reading vows to each other at outdoor ceremony
Sally T Photography

Hollie and Ade's favourite part of the day was exchanging their wedding vows, as they had decided to write their own heartfelt promises. It brought great joy to both of them to hear each other's own words of love and commitment.

Hollie and Ade's wedding day was a beautiful occasion. The couple's carefully selected elements, from the decorations to the attire, made their wedding incredibly memorable and unique to their style. A few days after the wedding, they enjoyed a lovely minimoon in Edinburgh, creating wonderful memories. They are now planning a honeymoon for later in the year.

The Wedding Suppliers

During their wedding planning, the couple used different wedding directories to find their suppliers. Some of the important contributors to their special day included:

  • Venue: The Oak Tree of Peover
  • Photographer: Sally T Photography
  • Catering: Top Table
  • Florist: Abbie at The Bloom Room, Brookyard Blooms and Faux and Foliage Etsy
  • Centre Pieces: Lavender and swirls Etsy
  • DJ: Cheshire Wedding DJ’s
  • Hair: Jay Bowen at Shade Hair Mcr
  • Makeup: Faye Kenyon
  • Videographer: Stop Motion Film- Sally T Photography
  • Stationery: Twist Stationary
  • Cake: Lee Joyner (Bristol)

Shoes, perfume, jewellery and flowers for bride at wedding
Bride getting makeup done on wedding morning
Confetti pouches for wedding
Ecru colour suit and hat hanging up on wedding morning
Grooms outfit accessories layed out on wedding morning
Groom getting ready on wedding morning with best man
Green converse worn by groom
Bride with flower crown getting ready on wedding morning
Bridemaids and flower girl brown gift bags for wedding
Wedding dress hanging up on wedding morning
Wedding dress with blue initials inside bust
Wedding dress hanging on window sill
Welcome sign on easel for wedding x
Confetti in white paper bags at wedding
Wooden arrow wedding sign hanging in doorway
Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Oak Tree of Peover
Bride, bridesmaid and mother walking down aisle at outdoor wedding ceremony
Wedding couple outdoor ceremony at The Oak Tree of Peover
Wedding couple at outdoor ceremony exchanging rings
Live music under outdoor shelter at The Oak Tree of Peover
wedding couple signing documents at outdoor wedding ceremony
Wedding couple with witnesses signing documents
Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Oak Tree of Peover
Guests leaving outdoor ceremony at The Oak Tree of Peover
Drinks reception on table outdoors
Groomsmen hugging after wedding ceremony
Bridesmaid close up photo with champagne, flowers and flower nails
Wedding couple walking through confetti outdoors at The Oak Tree of Peover
Wedding photo outdoors with brides, bridesmaid and mother of bride
Newly weds photo outdoors with family at The Oak Tree of Peover
Wedding breakfast set up at The Oak Tree of Peover
Wedding couple photos in grounds at The Oak Tree of Peover
Bride and groom first dance at The Oak Tree of Peover
Wedding couple photo at night outdoors at The Oak Tree of Peover
Wedding couple dancing outdoors at night at The Oak Tree of Peover
Bride dancing with family in the evening celebrations at The Oak Tree of Peover

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About the author

Katie Stout

Introducing Katie, our go-to travel expert and lover of all things weddings! With a vibrant background in art & design and as a former cabin crew member, Katie is well travelled and has a keen eye for fashion and styling. She's the ultimate go-to person for creating stunning wedding aesthetics. From her extensive experience attending weddings as a guest, Katie also understands what your wedding guests truly remember on your special day. Katie's about to embark on her own wedding planning journey, having recently gotten engaged in June 2023! So, whether you need first-hand recommendations for your honeymoon, want to make a style statement or get practical planning tips, Katie is your best contact for advice.

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