Abi and Adam Nadolski got married recently in a less than conventional wedding venue, a livestock mart, as reported by the daily mail.
Abi, 23, and Adam, 29, decided they would swap the glamour for strong odors and held their wedding at Melton Mowbray market in Leicestershire. The idea was not that of farmer Adam, but his new wife Abi’s, much to the dismay of her friends. Abi admits to always joking about getting married at the mart, not that too many believed her.
Abi herself grew up on a farm and her husband continues to farm to this day. The bride made it to her wedding in a tractor of all things, to continue with the farm theme. The bride could be seen on the day, wading through cow dung in her sparkling white wedding dress. The bride though did not care about the dirt and grime, with her attention solely focused on marrying the love of her life.
Guests were provided with a traditional farmer’s breakfast on the day, consisting of sausages, rashers, eggs, tomatoes, toast and mushrooms.
'We had two sausages, two bacon, eggs, tomatoes, toast and mushrooms. I just thought 'if they call it a wedding breakfast, why isn't it breakfast food' so I asked the cafe staff for a farmers' breakfast...I didn't see the point in having beef and all that. It was beautiful. I wouldn't have done anything different.' said the bride.
(The market) is part of our everyday life together and it is important to both of us. We go once a week and really enjoy it….I thought it was the best place for us to get married. We don't go out very often but this is somewhere we can go together and it is something that interests both of us. “ said the bride.
'He treats me to breakfast when we go. It means quite a lot to us both. We always spoke about getting married there. We have been interested in it for a long time.' she added.
Adam works at the market, as a cattle drover, having first visited the market at the age of three. His wife even ditched her high heels, all in the name of safety, wearing a pair of pumps instead.
'I'm not a big high-heels wearer and Adam's quite short anyway so I just bought some flat orange pumps from Asda.” she said.
'My dad was a dairy farmer and my granddad had his own beef cattle as well as breeding horses so I'd always been around that farming environment too….It seemed natural to us to choose the farm as our wedding venue. My granddad actually bred my horse so I've had Jack since he was a foal.” she said.
The bride had wanted to include her horse in the ceremony, but it was unfortunately too big for the crush. They did however include their two beloved dogs, Matey and Bella.
'He was much too big to fit in the cattle crush anyway but I wanted some photos with him after the ceremony. My family weren't surprised….They knew we wanted something different. I didn't want something people have had before. We aren't religious and I didn't want a church wedding.” she said.
'I have two other sisters so my mum wasn't bothered and I guess she expected it in a way. We'd always joked about getting married at the cattle market….I'm so glad that we (went ahead with the theme). We might encourage others to get married there and be trendsetters.” she added.
How their story began:
They kept with the farming theme, as the beginning of their love story traces back over nine years, to when Adam was delivering hay to a stable where Abi was taking horse riding lessons. The pair have been inseparable ever since.
'But it was my idea. We have been together for nine years and a big part of that was going there together. It is sort of our little outing.' said Abi.
The groom also went to extra effort for his wife, building her a custom-made wedding car out of wooden panels and straw, as seen in the picture below. The bride can be seen in pictures making her way to her unusual venue on October 28th.
'Our guests were amazed by how brilliant the day turned out to be. They said they had a better view as we were stood in front of the auctioneer's chamber and they could look down at us" Said Abi.
'Most of the people said it's the best wedding they'd ever been to. I'd always loved working with animals and used to visit the cattle market with my parents when I was eight….Then later on when I was looking for a weekend job as a teenager, they offered me a job as a drover for a couple hours a day.' she added.
The day also included a bucking bronco, which went down a treat for the guests with Abi even having a go in her wedding gown.
The manager of the Mart, Tim Webster, spoke of their surprise at the couple's choice, before wishing them all the success in the future.
'We were quite surprised initially. It is a quite unusual place (to get married)...You don't see many people getting married in a market. It is unique. We wish them both success for the future.' said Webster.
In total there were 65 guests at the ceremony, with a further 150 attending the evening reception. Now that’s how you celebrate a marriage!
Pictures above courtesy of Chris Senior/Mercury Press.
While you are here. Fancy winning a €50 One4All voucher? Just click on the pic below.