THERE are perhaps plenty of wives who would suggest their husbands are rather too fond of a beer.
But Nick Wilson got married life off to what many might consider a dream start when betrothed Amy pulled him a pint – as the couple became the first ever to toast their nuptials at Sheffield Brewery.
The ale lovers (“she likes a drink as much as me,” notes Nick) had first talked about getting married at the Rotherham Real Ale Festival at Magna.
“It seemed fitting to have a reception at the brewery because the idea started as we were drinking real ale,” says Nick, a 38-year-old chartered surveyor. “I didn’t propose exactly, we just sort of decided we’d like to get wed. And it was a fantastic day.”
The brewery, in Burton Road, Neepsend, even created the couple – and their 70 guests – a special drink to celebrate the day.
“It was called Lord Tom to commemorate our family cat who we lost earlier this year,” says Amy nee Smithurst, a 31-year-old jewellery retailer. “How did it taste? Lovely.”
The couple, of The Grove, Wickersley, had earlier tied the knot at Rotherham Town Hall before taking a vintage bus to the brewery.
They honeymooned in Whitby.