Made In Chelsea star Ollie Locke has seemingly tied the knot with partner Gareth Locke in a secret ceremony, after revealing their ‘dream venue’ refused to marry the pair as it was a same-sex wedding.
Sharing a snippet of what looked to be a memorable day to social media on Thursday night, Ollie and Gareth were seen sharing a kiss while fireworks went off in the background.
Gareth shared a photo to Instagram as well taken previously, with the pair beaming as he wrapped an arm around Ollie.
According to Hello! magazine, Ollie’s Made In Chelsea comrade and bestie Binky Felstead acted as a bridesmaid for the low-key nuptials, which were reportedly held on Wednesday night to beat the second lockdown which came into effect at midnight on Thursday.
While the image was uploaded without a caption, maybe have assumed this to be their wedding ceremony, as Ollie’s friends and reality show co-stars chimed in to congratulate the pair.
Fredrik Ferrier wrote: ‘Congrats guysssss ????✨ ‘ while Ashley James replied: ‘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ so happy ?.’
Designer Jade Holland Cooper added: ‘Huge congratulations – love you both xxx.’
Lottie Moss chimed in: ‘Congrats guys!!! ♥️♥️’
And Denise Van Outen wrote: ‘Congrats to you both ?❤️?.’
Earlier this week Ollie shared a clip of him and Gareth on Made In Chelsea as they revealed their devastation at their dream wedding venue refusing to marry them because they are gay.
The 31-year-old reality show veteran appeared on the show to catch up with pal Sophie Hermann, and revealed that, while the LGBT community had been fighting for gay marriage, there were still places that refused to acknowledge them as a couple.
‘We had this idea of getting married in this beautiful church, and we found this beautiful church and like going through the process of actually having a wedding there how are we going to do it and then we found out that basically we can’t actually get married there,’ Gareth told her.
‘They don’t do gay marriages,’ Ollie then added when Sophie asked why.
‘Obviously I must admit that was the most upset I’d been for a long time because it kind of, we’ve obviously fought for so many years for all of this, and we’re so delighted that it’s now a legal situation that we are allowed to get married and we wanted to celebrate that.
‘For someone to literally turn around and say, “you can’t I’m afraid, we’ll give you a blessing”.’
Although same-sex marriage legislation has changed, currently gay marriages are not possible in the Church of England.
The pair then added that they were also restricted on their honeymoon destinations because, again, there were certain countries that opposed homosexuality and they would be in danger there.