Naomi Eve Bullivant

&

Mark Joseph Johnson

Request the pleasure of your company on

 

SUNDAY, THE FIFTEENTH OF AUGUST,

TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY ONE

Oxford

DETAILS   |   RSVP

The Day

We’re delighted that you’ll be joining us for our special day.

 

Details for the Day

There’s just so much to think about…

The dress code for our wedding is formal attire. As the venues are old buildings in an historic area, the day will involve walking over cobbles, floor grilles and uneven paving. Ladies (and gents!), do leave the stiletto heels at home and please take care when walking and dancing.

As you can imagine, rather a lot of planning is going into our big day! To help with this, we kindly ask that all RSVPs are sent by 30th June with any dietary requirements, requests or allergies.

Although we are fortunate enough to have photographers in the family, we do ask that guests please avoid taking photos during the ceremony. There will be plenty of official photos of the day which we are looking forward to sharing with you all afterwards.

Unfortunately, we are unable to invite children or plus ones unless specified.

The City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford is a special place for us. It’s where we began our journey together, where we studied and partied for 6 years and not far from where we now share our home, Willow Barn, with our lovely cat, Luna.

We are looking forward to sharing the highlights – and challenges! – of Oxford life with you.

Accommodation

Summer weekends in Oxford get booked up early, so we strongly advise booking accommodation as soon as possible. Standard chain hotels are conveniently located near the Park & Ride facilities on the ring road: the Oxford Cowley Premier Inn (South East) and the Holiday Inn Oxford (North). Most are a short taxi ride into town and include free parking.

Central, but certainly pricier, options include the Old Bank Hotel, the former prison Malmaison Oxford, or The Head of the River, where you can watch rowers training on the river below. The Randolph deserves a mention as being Oxford’s most famous hotel – with a price tag to match! There is also a new, centrally located Oxford Westgate Premier Inn – note it doesn’t include parking, but you could park at a Park & Ride and get the bus into town.

Slightly more unique is a night at an actual Oxford college. Many offer student rooms (of varying quality!) during the summer through University Rooms.

Directions

The ceremony and reception venues are situated 5 minutes walk apart in the historic centre of Oxford on either side of the High Street. During the summer and particularly at weekends the area is extremely busy with tourists and events, so please allow plenty of time to travel to the venue.

There is a map with detailed directions below. There will also be ushers on hand at Convocation House and porters at Oriel for anyone looking lost!

Transport

Oxford Station is a 15 minute walk from the venue and is the primary station for trains coming from London, Bristol or the North. Oxford Parkway is less conveniently situated and a 25 min taxi from the centre.

If you are ordering taxis for the night, guests staying South, West or East of the centre should use St. Mary’s Church on the High Street. For guests staying North of the centre, drop off and pick up from the Sheldonian Theatre on Broad Street.

Parking

Oxford is famously a city which hates motorists. For guests staying in town, we suggest using one of the Park & Ride facilities and walking from your accommodation.

For guests staying out of town, 001 Taxis is reasonably priced and reliable, and can be booked using their free app – it generally works out cheaper than bus tickets if there are more than two of you. The ‘Park & Ride’ bus services are also reliable.

Photo Gallery

There have been quite a few photos of us over the years. Here’s to many more…!

Gift Registry

As our home is already well-stocked, we have chosen to have a honeymoon gift registry for our wedding, so that guests can contribute towards elements of our upcoming trip to Sri Lanka and Northern India.

We are delighted to be returning to two countries that are very special to us and have an exciting three weeks booked with Audley Travel.

Mark & Naomi’s Honeymoon Gift Registry

The Finer Details

The dress code for our wedding is formal attire – ties and bow ties, rather than tails and tuxedos!

Although Oxford can be very hot in the summer, our wedding starts later in the day and should avoid the worst of the heat. If the day is wet, the reception will take place in the Champney’s Room, and guests should bring an umbrella to walk between the ceremony and reception.

Unfortunately, due to strict fire regulations on our venue, we have limited capacity for our wedding and are unable to invite children and plus ones, unless included on the invitation.

We’d love to see you and your nearest and dearest to celebrate another time!

We are hoping to be heading straight off to Heathrow the day after our wedding. Please find details of our honeymoon gift list above.

We will have a box for cards at the Divinity School.

Convocation House may feel like a big space, but it was built long before modern fire regulations, meaning we are unfortunately not able to accommodate all our guests for the ceremony itself. Those with reception invites will join the celebrations immediately after the ceremony at Oriel College.

Don’t worry – you’ll arrive just in time for some enthusiastic confetti throwing and the first drinks!

We are both keeping our names as they are.

Obviously, Covid has affected our wedding in more ways than one already!

We’re really hoping to be able to be joined by everyone on the 15th August, but this will be subject to the government’s roadmap of easing restrictions. It may be the case that some restrictions are still necessary on the day, which may result in changes to the schedule, social distancing and/or testing requirements.

Whatever happens, the health and wellbeing of our friends and family remains our priority.

You can click the button below to download a PDF guide to our wedding day, including a map of Oxford!

PDF Map & Wedding Guide

RSVP

We kindly ask that all RSVPs are sent by 30th June, including any dietary requirements or allergies. For guests who prefer not to eat lamb, please request the vegetarian main course.