On August 31 the UK bid farewell to the Summer in style with yet another fantastic wedding, where a star-studded cast gathered to celebrate with the famous couple. Enjoy a glimpse of singer Ellie Goulding and art dealer Caspar Jopling’s wedding.
Ellie and Caspar announced their engagement in the London Times on August 2018, and after a year’s planning on the last day of Summer, they took their vows in York cathedral, which has the distinction of being the largest gothic church in Northern Europe. Ellie made her appearance to the ceremony in an old blue VW camper van, in keeping with the festival mood of the wedding theme.
After the ceremony, the guests drove thirty minutes to the Howard castle to the reception, held in the garden, where the festival theme continued with luxury marquees. Many even chose these to sleep in, while others booked accommodation in nearby hotels.
For the big day, Ellie Goulding chose Natacha Ramsay-Levi, the Chloé fashion house designer to create her dress, which mirrors the singer’s passion for tradition. The long-sleeved, high neck, the Victorian dress took more than 640 working hours to complete, not surprising when you see the elaborate intricate work involved.
Ellie talking about the dress said, “I was so thrilled to collaborate with Natacha at Chloé on my wedding dress. I have loved the brand and their incredible team for years, so it seemed only right for Natashia to play a big part in this special day. Natacha designed a timeless, classic dress with all the Chloé spirit. I have never felt more special than the moment I first tried on the dress during the fitting in Paris. It was awe-inspiring to see the craftsmanship and attention to detail.”
Among the 300 guests on the guest list were such names as Princess Eugene, Princess Beatrice, the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, James Blunt, Sienna Miller and Jimmy Car.