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Ellie Goulding wears bespoke Victorian-inspired Chloé dress for wedding to Caspar Jopling

'I was rendered totally speechless when I saw it come to life,' singer says of wedding gown

Sabrina Barr
Sunday 01 September 2019 10:52 BST
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Ellie Goulding marries Caspar Jopling in York

On Saturday 31 August, Ellie Goulding and her partner, art dealer Caspar Jopling, were wed at York Minster in front of a star-studded congregation.

Crowds of excited fans surrounded the cathedral prior to the ceremony as they waited to see what the "Starry Eyed" singer would wear for her nuptials.

As Goulding emerged from a bright blue Volkswagen camper van, she revealed that she had chosen a Victorian-esque gown designed with a high neck, ruffles and long sleeves.

It was later revealed that the wedding dress was a bespoke creation by French luxury fashion house Chloé, designed in collaboration with Goulding by Natacha Ramsay-Levi, the label's creative director.

"Ellie was very involved in the design of her wedding dress," Ramsay-Levi told British Vogue.

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"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."

Ramsay-Levi said that Goulding's creativity made the process of designing the wedding dress "fluid and inspiring", resulting in the gown reflecting her "personal sense of style".

The singer explained that she always had an affinity with "timeless bridal looks", such as those worn by individuals including Princess Anne and Grace Kelly.

The 32-year-old's gown was made from silk crêpe, delicately embellished with white glass beads and hand-embroidered with White Roses of York, a symbol of Yorkshire where her wedding took place.

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"Natacha has created the most delicate and unique dress from the specific references and ideas that I gave her," Goulding said.

"I was rendered totally speechless when I saw it come to life."

The musician tried on the dress for the first time at a fitting in Paris, a moment which she said her feel "more special" than ever before.

Goulding added that she believes it took Chloé ateliers "hundreds of hours" to create her bridal look, which featured a subtle detail to the bride and groom on the veil.

"The veil is made of a delicate silk tulle and organza, and embroidered with our initials – E and C," the singer stated.

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Goulding's bridesmaids also wore bespoke creations by Chloé, donning matching pale blue silk cadi dresses, which were embroidered with an organza braid.

The wedding between Goulding and Jopling, who announced their engagement in The Times in August 2018, attracted a sea of high-profile guests.

Singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom – who revealed their engagement the day after Valentine's Day – were photographed walking hand-in-hand as they entered York Minster.

Also in attendance at the nuptials were actor Sienna Miller, singer James Blunt and comedian Jimmy Carr.

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In addition to the Chloé dress, Goulding wore several ensembles created by luxury fashion designers throughout her wedding celebrations.

"Ralph & Russo have collaborated on my favourite piece from their AW19 collection – it's a bodice of pearls and silk, which I will be wearing with an evening skirt, before switching into a pair of classic white tailored trousers for the reception," the artist told British Vogue.

"I have a special Stella McCartney dress for when guests arrive at Castle Howard, and Balmain have also been so generous with their time. Olivier [Rousteing] has made me the most fun dress to dance the night away."

Goulding added that she didn't want to "give too much away" with regards to her multiple bridal looks.

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