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In-store wedding celebration for Asda Oadby bakers Ruth and Andy

September 12, 2018 08:25am
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Congratulations to our colleagues Ruth Adams and Andy McLeod who've got married after meeting in the bakery at our Oadby store.

Colleagues at Asda Oadby celebrating Ruth and Andy
The celebrations were a big surprise to the couple

Their friends at the store organised a special wedding celebration in the bakery a few days before their big day, giving Ruth a veil of bread bags and creating an archway of baguettes for them to walk through.

They were also presented with a cake to cut, and were showered in confetti to complete the big send-off.

Ruth said: "It was all very much a surprise – we got quite a lot of attention from customers.

Oadby colleagues Ruth and Andy celebrate their wedding
The couple met in the store's bakery

"We were preparing for what we thought was a normal team huddle. Then Mandy Binnie, who's fresh production manager, came out with this plastic veil and gave me some flowers. Then everyone appeared with baguettes!

"We were given a photo cake to cut, and everyone had a glass of non-alcoholic bubbly. Then they threw confetti over us – they said it was their little bakery wedding.

"We both really enjoy working at the store – we get on well with everyone, and it was a really nice thing for them to do.

"Andy and me got together at a Christmas do and it all went from there."

Andy, who's a baker in the store, joined in 2000 and bakery assistant Ruth joined a year later.

Oadby colleagues Ruth and Andy
Several colleagues attended the couple's wedding day

The couple tied the knot at Shearsby Bath in Lutterworth. In November, they will be visiting Disneyland in Florida for their honeymoon.

Ruth said: "The actual wedding was an absolutely brilliant day with a lovely atmosphere. Most of the bakery team were there, and several other colleagues too."

Mandy said: "Everyone at the store's thrilled for them, so we wanted to send them off in style.

"A lot of customers who were in said it was a lovely touch, and everyone really enjoyed it."

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