Ellie Goulding shares kiss with husband Caspar Jopling on steps of York Minster

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The pair were whisked off to a lavish reception, expected to be held at the stately home of Castle Howard.

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Newlywed Ellie Goulding and her husband Caspar Jopling have shared a kiss on the steps of York Minster – moments after marrying in front of a star-studded congregation.

The chart-topper, who was raised in Lyonshall, a village near Kington close to Ludlow, 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 pair exited the minster after tying the knot, pausing on the steps to kiss before descending amongst a crowd of friends and family.

The 32-year-old Brit Award winner and her husband then left in the same blue Volkswagen campervan that delivered them to the service on Saturday afternoon.

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Ellie Goulding to Caspar Jopling kiss after exchanging vows (Matt Porteous/PA)

A reception is expected to be held at Castle Howard, the stately home near Malton, North Yorkshire, made famous by the 1980s TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.

The lavish event is expected to feature an extensive guest list of royals, actors, musicians and TV personalities.


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Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster (Peter Byrne/PA)

Goulding, who was flanked by five bridesmaids and two flower girls, had arrived some 25 minutes late to the service.

She was greeted by Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, who led her into the minster.

Singer Katy Perry arrived with her Hollywood star boyfriend Orlando Bloom, who was in London earlier this week to promote his new Amazon series with Cara Delevingne, Carnival Row.


Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice arrived with their mother Sarah, Duchess of York and were greeted by Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank – who was one of the groomsmen.

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Friends and family gather around the blue Volkwagen camper as it carried the newly-weds away (James Hardistry/PA)

Also among the early arrivals were singer James Blunt, actress Sienna Miller, comic Jimmy Carr and artist Tracey Emin.

The groom, 27, gave a thumbs-up to waiting guests on his arrival.

He was cheered by the crowds and greeted with an announcement by York’s town crier.

Princess Beatrice of York arriving at York Minster
Princess Beatrice arriving at York Minster (Peter Byrne/PA)

Several hundred people had gathered outside the south door of the minster waiting for the bride and any celebrity arrivals.

After a heavy shower soaked everyone waiting, there were cheers as the sun broke through the clouds.

The crowds also cheered and waved as the first coach-load of guests arrived.

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Castle Howard is reported to be the venue for the wedding reception (Danny Lawson/PA)

Goulding performed at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding party in 2011 and, with her fiance, was a guest at Princess Eugenie’s marriage last October.

Goulding and Mr Jopling have been together for more than two years and announced their engagement with a formal notice in The Times a year ago.

Mr Jopling’s father is the Honorable Nicholas Jopling, of Frickley Hall, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

After the wedding was formally announced last year, Goulding said she was looking forward to being a “loved-up wife”.

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Ellie Goulding said she is looking forward to being Caspar Jopling’s ‘loved-up wife’ (Mike Egerton/PA)

In a post to her 14 million followers on Instagram, she shared a black and white photo of herself kissing a smiling Mr Jopling on the cheek.

The star wrote in a caption alongside the photo: “I tend to keep my life very private these days and I have enjoyed the time I’ve had away from all the madness.

“But we’ve had so many beautiful messages of support and love the past few days, as have our families, that we wanted to say thank you so much! We appreciate it more than you could ever know.”

Addressing Mr Jopling, she added: “You’re the most wonderful person I’ve ever known, and I can’t wait to be your very giggly, in awe and loved-up wife.”

Goulding and Mr Jopling are thought to have been an item since early 2017.

The singer, known for her hits including Starry Eyed, Burn and Your Song, is believed to have moved in with Mr Jopling in June last year.

She has previously been in relationships with McFly star Dougie Poynter, radio presenter Greg James, DJ Skrillex and actor Jeremy Irvine, and she is also rumoured to have dated singer Ed Sheeran.

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