After the exchange of rings and their announcement as husband and wife, the newlywed couple enjoyed walking the grounds with their wedding photographer, Wendy Aldiss, as well as chatting to friends and family before the wedding banquet was served, back in The Atrium. Thea and Sam had previously chosen a sumptuous menu of onion tart, a roast chicken dinner and a chocolate pot for dessert – all of which was followed by tea, coffee and truffles. The wedding reception tables were decorated with tall candelabras featuring beautiful floral arrangements. For name cards, Sam and Thea placed paper birds on top of wine glasses and for wedding favours the couple gave out boxes of chocolate Lego bricks – due to Sam’s life long love of Lego.
In the evening a band called Southside Junction set up in The Atrium and the newlyweds danced their first dance as husband and wife to ‘My Eyes Adored You’ by The Jersey Boys. They also cut through a decadent, 6 tier wedding cake; ruffled with dark pink peonies decorating the base and the top. Their cake had been designed by a company up in Manchester called Slattery and it almost looked too beautiful to cut.