It was an absolute pleasure to be the wedding photographer for Suzy and Tom who had got married at The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Nottingham. The Old Vicarage is tucked away in the heart of Southwell. It’s easy to drive straight past the entrance, which I admit I did since it was my first visit here. My first impressions on entering the venue was ‘wow!’ The hotel is immaculately presented and tastefully decorated. The coordinators, Chelsea and Becky were quick to introduce themselves and ran the day very smoothly indeed.
Tom got ready downstairs in his room whilst Suzy was in the bridal suite. One of the personal touches I loved was the personalised dressing gown. It was smiles all around during the wedding ceremony. Well….except Suzy’s mum who it seemed cried her way through the beautiful ceremony. It made me realise that it won’t be long before I may be sat where she is and when my daughter gets married, I probably. No in fact I WILL be crying too!
The entire day was really relaxed and chilled. Exactly what Suzy & Tom had planned.
I’ve decided to try and write my blogs in a slightly different way. Rather than me writing more, instead I’m going to let Suzy do the talking instead. However, before I hand over, let me just finish by saying how amazing the food was! Honestly and I’m not just saying it. The glazed beef shortrib was heavenly and without a doubt the best meal I’ve eaten this year!
Anyway, enough from me. Let me hand over to Suzy, the beautiful bride:
What is your favourite memory of the day?
For us both it was when I was walking down the aisle and finally seeing each at the end, holding hands and saying our promises. Walking back out as Mr and Mrs is also one of our favourite memories. The food was a close second!
Why did you choose the Old Vicarage?
We visited 3 venues in one day, the Old Vicarage being the last of the three. As soon as we walked in we were sold, it is so elegant and beautifully presented with amazing personal touches, and as we only wanted a smallish wedding, it was the perfect size. The decor suited our personalities and we saw ourselves having our special day there.
Any special details/personal touches you’d like me to mention?
A lot of the decorations were hand made, the card box was Tom’s Grandad’s suitcase who unfortunately is no longer with us. Having something there which was his meant a lot.
We also hand made the outdoor sign, the reserve tags, the wedding favours, the surround for the cake, the Mr & Mrs quiz on the table which was a good ice breaker, a lot of time and effort went into making everything personal which we knew no one else would have.