In a world of Instagram and hashtags, it’s so easy to lose touch with tradition, so when British singer Ellie Goulding got engaged in August 2018 and shared the news in the marriage section of the London Times instead of announcing it on Instagram, we were a little surprised but in love. The only thing that can top a traditional engagement announcement is a gorgeous traditional wedding. 

British singer Ellie Goulding married art dealer Caspar Jopling on Saturday, August 31, at the York Minster Cathedral in England. She arrived at the ceremony in a bright blue Volkswagen decorated with flowers. She was dressed in a timeless, Victorian-inspired wedding dress from Chloé. Her dress was made from silk crêpe, long-sleeved, hand-embroidered with White Rose of York symbols and featured a high neck and ruffles. 


The traditional ceremony was star studded, including British-American actress Sienna Miller, English comedian Jimmy Carr, and American pop star Katy Perry with her fiancé, Orlando Bloom.

Flowers had been all around the venue at the wedding, with the highlight being the floral arch by the entrance of the York Minster. Upon taking down the arrangements, the florists gave the flowers away to the fans and people who had stood outside the venue, waiting to catch a glimpse of the married couple. Photographer Paul Ratcliffe shared photos of the flowers on Twitter saying, “How lovely is this. The florists dismantling the arrangements at York Minster gave them away to crowds who had watched. So I now have a lovely vase full.”