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Wedding Blog

Mr and Mrs Wells – The Old Vicarage Official Wedding Blog

Wedding Date – Thursday 14th February 2019

What could be more romantic than saying ‘I do’ on Valentines Day?

Sadie and Rob first visited the Old Vicarage in August 2018 and soon decided that is was the perfect venue for them to tie the knot. We knew from the minute we met them both that they were going to be a joy to work with! We really appreciated the passion that they both had for their wedding day.

A mother of the bride can play a huge part in the planning process, it was really lovely that Sadie’s mum wanted to do the flowers for her daughters wedding day! We often advise our couples to use local suppliers for flowers etc. to ensure that their wedding day is stress-free for the couple and their family, but Sadie’s mum did an absolutely wonderful job and hardly broke a sweat on the morning of the wedding. There is something very special when a family member has such a big role in making the day so perfect.

After a relaxed morning at home getting ready, Sadie and her bridal party made their way over to The Old Vicarage. Sadie’s glam squad were just a dream… Sadie is naturally very beautiful anyway, but her hair and makeup looked like perfection on the day. Sadie decided to do her own makeup with some help from both her friend Martha and her hairstylist Alison Jenner, and what an amazing job they did! Alison, as I’m sure you all know, is one of our absolute favourites so we were thrilled to find out that we would be working with her again. Sadie found her wedding dress at RS Bridal Collection in Leicestershire; she fell in love with an Essense of Australia dress. On the day, Sadie kept her jewellery really simple with a bracelet paired with some beautiful earrings from Liberty in Love.

Rob’s suit was a Peter Posh rental from RS Bridal Collection, paired with some brown Barker Shoes. We absolutely loved the detail of the waistcoat; it really complimented the suit and gave it a seasonal feel. Sadie’s mum made all of the buttonholes, again this looked so beautiful with the colour of the suit.

It is so important to choose the right photographer for your wedding day. Our biggest advice is to choose three different photographers you like the style of and meet them to chose the perfect one for you. After all, they do become a part of your family for the day. Sadie and Rob chose Sarah Salotti and we can honestly say, hand on heart, she did an outstanding job. We were lucky enough to look through the whole album and every single photo is Instagram worthy!

The new Mr and Mrs Adams chose a saxophone to welcome their guests into their wedding, this was a lovely touch and definitely set the tone for a great day! All of Rob and Sadie’s friends and families were in awe of how wonderful he was!

We asked Sadie and Rob “who did your stationary” and they said… “We just did it ourselves on the computer and bought some nice hammered effect ivory card to print it on at home. Rob made our large light up wooden letters, card post box and guest book heart picture frame in his workshop. This again saved us money and meant it had more meaning to us”. Weddings can often mean sticking to a tight budget… with this in mind, Sadie and Rob decided to get creative and make their own R & S letter in Rob’s workshop, we all know how expensive these are to hire! They looked fantastic; they were the perfect size for our intimate ceremony room, sitting just below our beautiful sash windows.

Rob and Sadie chose well with their wedding breakfast menu, we had so many people complimenting the pork main meal, which we were over the moon about. Not everyone likes pork but it went down a treat at the Adams Wedding!


Local asparagus spear and Camembert wrapped in Parma ham with a hollandaise dip.

Sticky pressed pork with bourbon smoked BBQ glaze and apple slaw.

Mini fillet beef Rossini with truffle and pate served en croute.

Salt and pepper chicken skewer with a sweet plum sauce.


Cray fish, Lincolnshire leek and Brie arancini with wilted spinach and red pepper coulis.


A head to toe of pork rolled leg, glazed cheek and smoked fillet with crushed potato and textures of parsnip.

Courgette, pepper and aubergine tagine with apricot and almond couscous, crispy feta parcels and mint yoghurt dressing.


Warm sticky toffee pudding with rich butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream

“We felt the day went perfectly. It was relaxed, easy and stress free thanks to the vicarage. We were so impressed with the service from every staff member.  All of guests kept telling us what a beautiful venue we had found and how lucky we were. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you to the Old Vicarage and everyone involved for making it so memorable”.