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Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling’s wedding: Staff erect marquees, teepees and a stage

They have long been rumoured to be tying the knot at the idyllic Yorkshire stately home.

And Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling’s wedding preparations appeared to be well underway as staff were seen erecting marquees, teepees and a stage at Castle Howard, where the couple are believed to be holding their reception on Saturday. 

The singer, 32, and her art dealer beau, 27, will apparently host an array of their famous pals at the stunning country estate, including Princess Eugenie, Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora. Ellie’s former flame Prince Harry and his brother William are also thought to have received an invitation.

What a location! llie Goulding and Casper Jopling’s wedding preparations appeared to be well underway as staff were seen erecting marquees, teepees and a stage at Castle Howard, where the couple are believed to be holding their reception on Saturday

Images taken from the breathtaking venue show around 50 members off staff working to set up several structures around the grounds, including two huge marquees either side of the Atlas Fountain.

Elsewhere, workers could be seen constructing teepees, which is where some of the guests may be enjoy a spot of glamping as they spend the night there following a raucous evening of celebrations.

A selection of the tents had been erected in the estate’s Rose Garden, while another batch of teepees had been set up nearby, so that the guests are able to easily interact.

Wedding bells: The singer, 32, and her art dealer beau, 27, will apparently host an array of their famous pals at the stunning country estate, including Princess Eugenie, Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora. Ellie's former flame Prince Harry and his brother William are also thought to have received an invitation

Wedding bells: The singer, 32, and her art dealer beau, 27, will apparently host an array of their famous pals at the stunning country estate, including Princess Eugenie, Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora. Ellie’s former flame Prince Harry and his brother William are also thought to have received an invitation

Stunning: Images taken from the breathtaking venue show around 50 members off staff working to set up several structures around the grounds, including two huge marquees either side of the Atlas Fountain

Stunning: Images taken from the breathtaking venue show around 50 members off staff working to set up several structures around the grounds, including two huge marquees either side of the Atlas Fountain

Guest accomodation? Elsewhere, workers could be seen constructing teepees, which is where some of the guests may be enjoy a spot of glamping as they spend the night there following a raucous evening of celebration

Guest accomodation? Elsewhere, workers could be seen constructing teepees, which is where some of the guests may be enjoy a spot of glamping as they spend the night there following a raucous evening of celebration

Wow! The grounds of the estate looked simply stunning ahead of the rumoured reception which will take place this weekend

 Wow! The grounds of the estate looked simply stunning ahead of the rumoured reception which will take place this weekend

Ellie has previously teased that she has a selection of star performers as the entertainment on her wedding night, however she remained tight-lipped on which celebrity singers will be joining her celebration.

A group of employees could be seen fitting stage lights into the incredible glass house, which will no doubt act as the location for the night’s entertainment once the evening kicks off.

The Starry Eyed hitmaker and her husband-to-be appeared to have pulled out all of the stops when it comes to planning their wedding, as a gardener was pictured trimming back the foliage to make sure the location was picture perfect ahead of the big day. 

Showstopper: The reception appears as if it will be held in

Showstopper: The reception appears as if it will be held in 

Garden bliss: A selection of the tents had been erected in the estate's Rose Garden, while another batch of teepees had been set up nearby, so that the guests are able to easily interact

Garden bliss: A selection of the tents had been erected in the estate’s Rose Garden, while another batch of teepees had been set up nearby, so that the guests are able to easily interact

Their guests needs will be well met as a delivery of urinals was spotted being transported onto the site, suggesting that the entirety of the party will be held outside the stately home in the grounds.

Reports have previously speculated that Ellie and Casper’s reception will have a festival theme, which is further fuelled by the teepee and delivery of wicker baskets, furniture and light fittings.     

Castle Howard is described as one of Britain’s most iconic stately homes and gardens and the Burn singer has been linked to the venue for a number of months, due to Casper’s strong links with the county.  

According to The Sun’s Bizarre column, the chart topper is keen to extend invites to the Royal sisters as well as their mother Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. 

The publication reports that Prince Harry, who was romantically linked to the singer at the Audi Polo Challenge in May 2016, will unlikely be invited.

Ellie has been good friends with Princess Eugenie for years, with the pair attending a string of nights out together and holidaying in Jordan in 2017.

Ellie and Caspar are said to have joined forces with Princess Eugenie and Jack on a number of double dates.

The Starry Eyed singer and her beau attended Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October last year. 

It’s said that Prince William and Kate Middleton will receive an invite to the nuptials, after Ellie performed at their wedding in 2011.  Celebrity friends Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora are also set to attend.

The publication further reports that Ellie and Caspar will exchange vows at a chapel in York, with the reception becoming held at the stately home Castle Howard.

The blonde beauty is reportedly pulling out all the stops for her big day, splashing out £20,000 on flowers alone while Bollinger champagne will be served.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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