Gareth & Courtney - Lodge Park & The Wheatsheaf Inn
 

Well this wedding had it all, a bride and groom, two adorable children, lovely friends and family, tacos and a mariachi band, yes that’s correct a mariachi band. On a windy March morning the scene was set at the wonderful national trust site of Lodge Park, located in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Courtney appeared through the wind latching on to her fathers arm to walk up the wooden staircase and marry her best friend. A small intimate gathering of family and friends was held and then the magic began… A mariachi band came bouncing in to the room to surprise all the guests and keeping in theme there were spicy tacos too! A short drive through the lovely winding roads the guests arrived at The Wheatsheaf Inn where the food was delicious and the drinks were never half empty. The speeches were truly perfect with many heartfelt and witty stories shared by both family members and guests who enjoyed recalling the moments or learning about their new bride. Normally my blog would end about here however Gareth and Courtney had other plans, I returned to The Wheatsheaf the next morning to surprise their slightly worse for wear guests and capture some of “the morning after”. This was a truly unique wedding and I was privileged to be able to capture some wonderful memories of the day.

“Oliver perfectly captured our day. He was subtle, energetic and invisible, also making easy conversation with our family and friends which was so important to us given the super intimate nature of our celebration. I would highly recommend Oliver for your day, his eye for ‘the moment’ and his documentary vision translates perfectly into memories we will treasure forever. Thanks so much Oliver!!”

Gareth & Courtney

Samuel & Sophie - St Etheldreda and Middle Temple
 

If you haven’t heard of St Etheldreda’s Chapel, it is well worth a visit. Tucked away on Ely Place away from all the busy streets of Holborn Circus awaits this beautiful and breathtaking chapel with some of the best stained glass windows in London. It was the perfect place for Samuel and Sophie’s wedding. After a wonderful intimate ceremony the guests travelled together to the historic Middle Temple to enjoy some delicious food and drink. A few witty speeches accompanied by a glass of bubbly the bride and groom made their exit to depart on their honeymoon. Here are some of my personal favourites from their day.

“Oliver was our wedding photographer. He was extremely helpful from the outset and it was great to plan things with him. On the day he was discreet but friendly and got some excellent documentary as well as posed shots. We are really grateful to him for a beautiful record of our day. Would definitely recommend him - thank you Oliver!”

Samuel & Sophie

Pouya & Nadia - Islington Town Hall

Pouya and Nadia are just perfect for one another and I was thrilled to have been able to document their wedding day. With the groomsmen all suited and booted and their tasks finally completed a swift drink in the pub opposite Islington Town Hall was definitely in order. A small intimate ceremony with friends and family some of whom had travelled in from Sweden was held in the wonderful main room at the town hall.. Nadia & Pouya had written their own vows and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place. A short journey down the road and we arrived at the reception in the heart of London’s Square Mile. The Clerkenwell and Social was an amazing venue with plenty of space to be able to dance and believe me this is something that these two definitely had planned. A funny speech about the bride sneaking out to go for a drink by borrowing her neighbours ladders was a personal highlight…

“Oliver photographed my wedding, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better photographer for an event than Oliver. Not only were the photos exceptional quality, original and perfectly documented our incredible day, the level of professionalism and going above and beyond before and after our wedding to ensure everything went smoothly was fantastic. Oliver is not only an artist but just a wonderful person to have capturing the most important of days. He deals very well with rambunctious groomsmen too!”

Nadia & Pouya