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?

The other suppliers were amazing too, Mon-Amie the wedding hair stylist hung around whilst I finished getting into my dress to help put in my veil, Natasha at The Sweet Stuff made the most delicious and beautiful cake, The Distance put on a super performance in the evening, Teresa from Floral Dreams made the most beautiful bouquet and centrepieces, the magic selfie mirror was a favourite for everyone too! We were so so happy with everything, it was perfect!
We loved the speeches, Nathan the best man made us all laugh out loud with his hand out retro picture! The funny moments were captured amazingly!

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.

The Photos

My blog posts wouldn’t be complete without me sharing my favourite photographs from Suzy & Tom’s special day:

Bride getting ready at the Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Nottingham Large wedding sign in the entrance of the hotel reception Wedding details at the Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Nottingham Groom getting ready at the Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Nottingham Bride getting ready at the Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Nottingham Bride getting ready at the Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Nottingham Bride walks down the stairs whilst groom is waiting Bride walking down the aisle to meet her groom Wedding ceremony at Old Vicarage Hotel in Southwell Nottingham Bride & groom sharing a happy moment Signing the marriage register after wedding ceremony at Old Vicarage Hotel Confetti outside the Old Vicarage Hotel in Nottingham Some wedding details from Suzy & Tom's wedding at Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel Nottingham Child faceplants on sofa at Old Vicarage Hotel Nottingham Some natural looking portraits mixed with fun Wedding portrait with veil flying Groom giving his wedding speech at his Old Vicarage Hotel wedding Wedding speeches at Old Vicarage Hotel in Nottingham Groom pushing Bride on swing at Old Vicarage Hotel Nottingham First dance were followed by sparklers at a wedding at Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel

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