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ICYMI Ellie Goulding got hitched this weekend. She said ‘I do’ to her partner of two years, Caspar Jopling, in front of family and friends in York Minster Cathedral.
The singer teamed up with Chloé’s creative director, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, to create the wedding dress of her dreams and that it was.
The high neck silk double crêpe white dress was hand embroidered with White Roses of York and subtly embellished with white glass beads, and featured a full skirt with impressive train.
Just to give you an idea of the attention to detail involved, the whole dress took more than 640 hours to construct at the Chloé Paris atelier.
But the most significant detail wasn’t on the dress itself, but on the wedding veil and the collar. Like Meghan Markle and her embroidered veil, Ellie asked the designer to personalise it for her.
The airy and delicate silk tulle veil and organza collar were embroidered with the bride and groom’s initials: E and C. It took 591 hours for the petites mains (the nickname for the seamstresses in Paris) to hand-make this creation.
Ellie said in a statement, ‘I was so thrilled and excited to collaborate with Natacha at Chloé on my wedding dress. I have loved the brand and their incredible team for years, so it only seemed right for Chloé to play big part of this special day.’
Meanwhile, Natacha revealed the singer was very much involved in the creative process, ‘Ellie was very involved in the design of her wedding dress. Together we worked on a collage of references from the Victorian era that she wanted to weave into the design, in dialogue with the historical York cathedral where the ceremony was to take place.’
We wish the couple every happiness.