Saturday 21 September 2019

Inside Ellie Goulding's festival theme wedding: Royal guests, €22,000 flowers and vegan food

Newly married Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Newly married Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Matt Porteous/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding arrives at York Minster for her wedding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Sienna Miller and Lucas Zwirner arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Comedian Jimmy Carr arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Katy Perry arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom (left, centre left) arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Newly married Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding Photo credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Joe Wicks and his wife Rosie arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Jack Brooksbank (right), husband of Princess Eugenie, arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, boyfriend of Princess Beatrice, arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Sarah Ferguson with her daughter Princess Eugenie arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
James Blunt and his wife Sofia Wellesley arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Tracey Emin arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Princess Beatrice of York arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding arrives at York Minster for her wedding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding arrives at York Minster in a VW campervan for her wedding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding said she is looking forward to being Caspar Jopling’s ‘loved-up wife’ (Mike Egerton/PA)

Singer Ellie Goulding married her art dealer beau Caspar Jopling in a lavish ceremony.

The couple said their vows in front of a star-studded congregation, which included Sarah Ferguson, her daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry and Sienna Miller and her partner Lucas Zwirner, at York Minster just after 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

After saying their "I do’s", the couple shared a kiss at the altar of the stunning Gothic cathedral and the moment was captured by royal photographer Matt Porteous - who is known for his work with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Ellie wore a traditional bespoke wedding gown with a veil and train designed by Natacha Ramsay-Levi for Chloe, while Mr Jopling opted for a suit from Savile Row tailors Huntsman.

The pop star's wedding dress took 640 hours to make, while the veil - which had hand-embroidered White Roses of York and the initials "CJ and EG" sewn into the collar- took 591 hours.

Speaking about the gown, Goulding said; "I have never felt more special than the moment I first tried on the dress during my fitting in Paris, it was utterly awe-inspiring to see the craftsmanship and attention to detail."

 

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Ellie Goulding arrives at York Minster for her wedding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Other guests included James Blunt and his wife Sofia Wellesley, comedian Jimmy Carr, 'The Body Coach' Joe Wicks and Prince Harry's ex-partner Cressida Bonas.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom (left, centre left) arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling
Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom (left, centre left) arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Sienna Miller and Lucas Zwirner arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Sarah Ferguson with her daughter Princess Eugenie arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Joe Wicks and his wife Rosie arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Newly married Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Katy Perry arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
James Blunt and his wife Sofia Wellesley arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Comedian Jimmy Carr arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding arrives at York Minster in a VW campervan for her wedding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Tracey Emin arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Princess Beatrice of York arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Matt Porteous/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding arrives at York Minster for her wedding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Newly married Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding Photo credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding arrives at York Minster for her wedding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Sarah Ferguson arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Jack Brooksbank (right), husband of Princess Eugenie, arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, boyfriend of Princess Beatrice, arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The singer had arrived at her wedding in a blue Volkswagen camper van.

The reportedly celebrate their marriage at a festival-themed reception at the stately home Castle Howard, which is 15 miles north of York.

They served up lavish food with guests offered the option of having designer vegan food. There were also VIP pods for guests to stay in and gold buggies to drive them around.

There's certainly been no expenses spared when it comes to her big day as the singer will be serving Bollinger champagne and has spent more than €22,000 on flowers for the big bash.

Newly married Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding
Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Newly married Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
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Katy Perry arriving at York Minster for the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

She's also hired a huge security team to make sure everyone is kept safe.

Caspar proposed to Ellie last year while they were doing a jigsaw puzzle.

Shortly after they got together, Ellie moved to New York to be with Caspar, who was working in the Big Apple.

The couple, who are now living back in the UK, have been together just over two years.

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