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