Sophie & Jarred

How did you fall in love?

Jarred and I fell in love at Aberystwyth University six years ago. Jarred played American Football whilst I was on the sidelines cheering him on as a Cheerleader. We not only became best friends, we fell in love and finally said ‘I do’. Jarred proposed in our London home with a bouquet of flowers and a Disney teddy bear that he had brought in Hong Kong. We waited a few months before deciding on where in the world we wanted to get married until we came across Oldwalls. We instantly fell in love with the venue and knew we had to book it straight away.

Sophie says “Jarred makes me feel special every single day, I knew that he was the man I was going to marry as he completes me in every single way.”
Jarred says “She’s the Princess Leia to my Han Solo, the Mary Jane to my Peter Parker, I wouldn’t be the man I am today without her.”

Sophie's top tips

  1. Take pictures of the marquee, Oak room and grounds after setting a date at Oldwalls. This will help you think about your theme, colour scheme and decorations. You can go home, look at the pictures and visualize your dream wedding. You can always liaise your ideas with your wedding co-coordinator in which he/she can guide and support you throughout the planning preparations.
  2.  You will always have the best views at Oldwalls as you are surrounded by beautiful grounds. Have a relaxing walk through the grounds during showcases, food tastings and on your wedding day. You can find great spots for your wedding photos before the big day.
  3. The staff are great at keeping secrets and surprises so don’t be afraid to try something different –  I was able to organise Stormtroopers to attend our evening reception to surprise Jarred. The staff, photographer and videographers were amazing at helping me keep this secret from Jarred – He was very surprised!

Why did you choose Oldwalls Gower?

Oldwalls is an exceptional, beautiful and elegant venue where all your wedding dreams can come true. The staff at Oldwalls are friendly and professional. They amazed us with their great ideas, delicious contemporary food and amazing support which was tailored to our needs. As we live in London, we were able to arrange meetings with the staff to go over every single detail to make our wedding day special. Planning our wedding has been a great experience, relaxing and of course exciting! We profoundly thank you Oldwalls for making our day so magical!


Images by Marc Smith