For brides searching for ways to personalize their wedding day looks, Ellie Goulding just solved all of your problems. Not only did she walk down the aisle in a stunning Chloé gown but it was also filled with sentimental touches worthy of multiple wedding day tears.
The singer, who wed Caspar Jopling, over the weekend enlisted Chloé's creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi to design her wedding dress, which took over 640 hours to make! The bespoke long-sleeve gown featured a ruffled lace collar and silk tulle veil, both of which were embroidered with the newlyweds' initials. Ramsay-Levi also created a petticoat complete with hand-stitched White Roses of York and glass beading—a tribute to Jopling's Yorkshire upbringing.
Choosing the Parisian atelier to design her wedding gown was an easy decision for Goulding. “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,” explained the singer per Just Jared. “Natacha worked alongside me to design something timeless and classic, but with all the Chloé spirit. Natacha is a very talented designer and I have admired her work from day one. 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.”
Prior to saying "I do," the singer arrived at York Minster Cathedral in a blue Volkswagen campervan decorated with white flowers, greenery, and white bow.
After the ceremony, Goulding traded her Chloé creation for a simple off-the-shoulder number by Stella McCartney. The singer later posted a photo of the second look on Instagram writing, "Me and my man," and tagging the British designer.
Their nuptials also brought a flood of celebrities to the English city, combining royalty and Hollywood alike. Soon-to-be-wed Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom arrived hand-in-hand with Perry wearing a pastel watercolor dress, blue coat and pink headband and Bloom donning a black topcoat and gray pants.
Princess Beatrice attended the ceremony in a shimmering emerald dress and black fascinator. Her sister, Princess Eugenie, and her mother, Sarah Ferguson, also arrived together.
Prince Harry's former flame Cressida Bonas even made the guest list and her stunning new engagement ring was on full display.
British singer James Blunt and his wife Sofia Wellesley were also spotted entering the cathedral and Sienna Miller was joined by boyfriend Lucas Zwirner.
Now we just have to ask, did Goulding pick up the mic to serenade her new husband just like she did for Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011? We hope the answer is yes!