Ellie Goulding and her fiancé, Caspar Jopling, are reportedly set to tie the knot at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire on Saturday. The singer, 32, and her fiancé, 27, will most likely host their famous friends at the country estate. Preparations are underway at the lavish country home as the couple are pulling out all stops for their big day.
Photographs of the wedding preparations show around 50 people working at Castle Howard. The staff was seen busy erecting marquees, teepees, and a stage for the couples rumoured festival-themed celebrations, Mail Online reports. There were two huge marquees standing on either side of the Atlas Fountain on the grounds of the castle.
Many tents and teepees were also set up in the Rose Garden. Besides that, portable toilets were spotted being delivered onto the site. This suggested that the reception will mainly take place outdoors in the grounds.
Ellie and her Eton-educated art dealer beau will have a star-studded guest list for their nuptials. Some big names include her close pals, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, who will reportedly attend the Yorkshire nuptials along with their mother Sarah, Duchess of York.
The “Love Me Like You Do” singer, who is also Prince Harry’s ex, has a close relationship with the royal family. She has reportedly invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to her special day. She performed at the couple’s 2011 royal wedding.
She also attended Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding in October 2018. Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and many other celebrities are also expected to attend the glam shindig. Goulding is reportedly spending more than 20,000 pounds on flowers alone.
Previously, Ellie teased that she has a selection of star performers to provide the entertainment on her wedding night. However, the singer has remained tight-lipped on which singers will be joining her celebration.
The couple was spotted going for a spa treatment in west London on Wednesday. Caspar and Ellie announced their engagement in The Times in August 2018. The couple were first linked in April 2017.
“I think he proposed a bit sooner than he thought he was going to. I think he got a bit over-excited and proposed the week before he was planning,” said Goulding on “The Jonathan Ross Show.”