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The Old Vicarage Wedding Open Day Invitation | Sunday 29th April 2018 | 12pm – 4pm

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Spring Wedding Open Day | Sunday 29th April 2018

We are thrilled to invite you to our Spring Wedding Open Day 2018. As the saying goes, we are starting wedding season with a spring clean, fresh ideas for such a busy summer ahead. Come along and see if you can spot our new pieces from our sister company Pip & Co. We also have beautiful new carpets to show you, we are still debating on whether its too cheeky to ask everyone to take their shoes off at the door haha, just kidding!

We are hoping to make this Open Day totally different from any other. We are going to debut our brand new style of tables in our Wedding Breakfast room. We don’t want to give too much away but VAAS have created this digital image to show what we are hoping to achieve. With no doubt a few tweaks being required, we have our fingers crossed our vision comes to life and we are able to make this style available to all of our brides and grooms.

Words from our Executive Head Chef Marcus

As we step into step into spring I’m really excited about working with all of the seasonal and fresh produce. I’m sure we can all agree that we have had a rough start to the year with the weather, this has given me time to work alongside our great local suppliers to ensure that our menus are flourished for summer.

The wedding open days allow me to experiment with our menu’s. As always, I create a unique bite sized version of one of our main courses to allow our couples to taste a miniature example of what we have to offer. This alongside dishes from our canapé menu are always a pleasure to do, especially enhancing them seasonally as the year progresses. The only downside to offering the main course canapés is this always prompts our couples to change their main menu choices at every wedding open day attended. Our couples tend to choose the ‘safe option’ in their first wedding meeting and then after our November Wedding Open Day where we served our ‘A taste of Nottinghamshire Lamb with hot pot potato and minted shallot jam’ main course canapés, we had a lot more couples allowing their taste buds and hearts to decide rather than their heads.

I am really excited to announce that for our Spring Wedding Open Day we will be serving bitesize versions of our ‘Glazed beef short rib with creamed potato, pea puree and crispy shallot rings’ from our main menu. This menu choice is not only a favourite of our wedding planning team, it also highlights the new season spring pea, creating such a comforting yet vibrant spring dish for your wedding guests. Accompanying that we will also have; ‘Chilli crab croquette with bravas sauce’, ‘Fresh local asparagus spear and camembert wrapped in Parma ham with a hollandaise dip’, ‘Sticky pressed pork with bourbon smoked BBQ glaze and apple slaw’ and ‘Spiced spinach and halloumi naan bread finished with a minted raita’.

I have also decided to create a miniature version of our ‘Trio of Salmon, hot smoked, poached and cured with baby herb and caper salad’ from our starter menu. This dish is garnished with lemon citrus Yuzu pearls which really brightens up the plate and heightens the spring feel.

Alongside our savoury canapés I will be serving our signature salted caramel brownie and sticky toffee pudding as always, but I am looking forward to serving our Warm Bakewell Tart with cherry brandy compote and honey clotted cream.

A little bit about the suppliers…

VAAS

Established from a design background in 1998. We have always prided ourselves on the ability to adapt our styles. Keeping ideas fresh, current and with a demonstrated commitment to versatility. Combining a hugely expressive vocabulary of flower and foliage types and a varied style of making. These joint skills and experience enable us to create original work and provoke new ideas and expression. A sincere, professional service which includes detailed costing breakdowns and free design boards. Helping budget control and visualising within every aspect of a flower project – from a corporate event to an intimate dinner or lavish wedding set up.

VAAS will be offering 20% off all bridal work for all weddings booked at The Old Vicarage.

Matt Horan

“I am a Nottingham based photographer who shoots weddings throughout the UK and Internationally. My aim is to create beautifully simple, honest and creative wedding photography. I place a strong emphasis on telling a story – I want your photos to help you relive your day, see all the bits you didn’t even know happened and create lasting memories.”

Matt will be offering 5% discount off wedding photography. Must be booked within two weeks of the wedding open day.

Louise Lowe

Louise Lowe, also known as ‘Nottinghamshire Harpist’, is an established and professional harpist and pianist, working and living in the Nottinghamshire area. By creating a beautiful ambiance and atmosphere with a mix of contemporary classics, modern & traditional classical, film, jazz and folk repertoire, Louise’s music can enhance your wedding. Louise plays at some of the most prestigious venues in the county and prides herself on having a professional, yet friendly and approachable attitude; aiming to offer excellent customer service.

Louise will be offering the following discount

Harp

Ceremony – £290 (this includes playing as guests arrive, processional & recessional pieces and music during the signing of the register, as well as help and advice in choosing suitable pieces)

Ceremony & drinks reception – £410

Ceremony, drinks reception & meal – £520

Piano

£200 piano hire

Ceremony (as before) – £150

Ceremony & drinks reception £250

Ceremony, drinks reception & meal £350

For the wedding breakfast only please just use the ceremony pricing.

It is a £100 deposit to secure your booking.

Francis Day Bridal

Set in the picturesque market town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, Frances Day Bridal offers a highly curated selection of the finest bridal designers in an intimate and friendly environment. Our aim is to offer the style conscious bride the time and space to find her individual style assisted by our experienced stylists.

Dan Lambourne Videographer 

Specialising in both wedding photography & films, Dan Lambourne Photography was founded in 2014 and has rapidly grown to become one of the midlands finest photography and cinematography businesses, featuring in wedding magazines and blogs around the country. The company’s owner Dan prides himself on quality, over quantity, and with over 15 years experience behind the camera it’s no surprise that Dan has already started gaining recognition from industry critics such as the international awards Weddison and being nominated to the finals of The Wedding Industry Awards for 2018.

George Simpson

Award winning solo artist who accompanied his wonderful voice with either acoustic guitar or piano. Offering musical services perfectly to the day or night including a full DJ service.

George is offering 10% off all prices stated on his website if booked within one week of the wedding open day.

Southwell Cakery

Located at Southwell Business Centre, in the beautiful minster town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire.
Our style could be described as classic with a twist, we love clean lines and statement blooms.
We are very proud to have been shortlisted for the Bridebook Awards, and be a regional finalist of The Wedding Industry Awards.

Please note that our doors will open at 12pm and close at 4pm. No ticket is required and we don’t charge an entry fee. 

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