While Ellie Goulding channelled Princess Anne with her first wedding dress, she appears to have looked to the Duchess of Sussex for inspiration for the second gown she changed into for her evening reception. The 32-year-old revealed that she wore a Stella McCartney design as celebrations continued at Castle Howard – the same designer who created Meghan's evening reception dress in 2018.
Ellie's custom gown was the off-the-shoulder silk Cady dress, which featured diamond trim detail. The bride shared the first full-length glimpse of the gorgeous dress on Instagram Stories on Monday, with a photo of herself and her husband Caspar Jopling together, with the caption: "Me and my man."
Ellie Goulding changed into a second wedding dress for her reception
The first look at Ellie's second gown was revealed by musician Serpentwithfeet on Monday afternoon, as he shared a photo of himself with the bride and revealed his honour at having performed for the newlyweds. Similarities were instantly drawn between the off-the-shoulder gown and the halterneck dress Meghan wore for her own evening reception, with minimalistic styling appearing to be Stella McCartney's preferred style for brides.
"Thank you @elliegoulding for asking me to perform at your wedding! I am still in disbelief, but incredibly honoured that you would invite my melodramatic self to sing at a celebration of love," the musician captioned the rare behind-the-scenes photo from Ellie and her new husband Caspar Jopling’s reception.
The off-the-shoulder dress is completely different to the more traditional gown she wore for her ceremony at York Minster. The 32-year-old wore a bespoke Chloé wedding dress designed by Natacha Ramsay-Levi. The exquisite floor-length gown featured an interesting Peter Pan neckline and a unique star print crochet detail scattered all over. For her trip to the altar, she wore a beautiful veil and she battled the breeze as she arrived with her bridesmaids.
Ellie's first wedding dress was by Chloe
The singer said of her wedding dress: "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. 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."
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