When celebrities come out to play, they take things seriously.
No exception to this was Kate Moss and partner James Hince’s wedding. The
staggering beauty wedded her rock 'n roll The Kill’s front man on 1 July 2011 in St Peter’s church in Southrop. From there, the three day wedding reception, dubbed
Mossfest, took full swing on Moss’ £2
million Costwold estate. The official wedding photography was captured beautifully by the extremely talented Mario Testino.
The wedding looked
picturesque and dreamy, almost like something from another era. Victoria Brotherson created floral magic with banks of pale, feathery greenery and white
flowers to line the path to the church. Similar flowers decorated the church
interior of high, rustic beams and whitewashed walls. The reception concluded
with a choir singing the Rolling Stone’s “You can’t always get what you want”.
“I wanted it to be kind of dreamy and 1920s, when everything is in soft-focus. The Great Gatsby. The code name was GG for a while. That light and that kind of fun decadence. It’s rock-n-roll Great Gatsby,” says Kate.
Moss opted to wear a
vintage-style bias cut cream dress with gold leaf embroidery and rhinestones,
designed by her close friend John Galliano. (Galliano has been out of the spot
light for some time now, for making controversial anti-semantic statements and
is currently in rehab). They discussed everything on the phone and Galliano
describes the process as his form of "creative rehab". Her hair was styled in
loose waves by hair stylist Sam McKnight, and her makeup was kept tastefully
natural by Charlotte Tilbury. Her hubby opted for a light blue suit designed
by Stefano Pilati for YSL. The sixteen bridesmaids and four flowers girls
complete this picture of perfection.
The reception consisted of
Edwardian marquees set up in her field and a circus tent for the children, with
a miniature drum kit and their own DJ and teepees for them to sleep in. Moss
even had a stage built by hand, which she plans to use for festivals in the
future. A “Second Look” boudoir was set up for guests to change into
their reception outfits.
For her first dance, Kate
changed into a grey georgette evening gown with steel beads designed by close
friend Stella McCartney. Bryan Ferry sang, “If There is Something” – their song.
She then changed into another Stella McCartney creation – a backless golden-spangled
minidress, with Louboutin heels.
This wedding was everything
that is magical, dreamy and whimsical. Throw some celebrities in the mix, along
with a bride who knows exactly what she wants, and you’ve got a beautiful
wedding and one that will linger in our minds for a while. Celebrity marriages
are doomed to end, let’s hope the magic of this wedding seeps into their marriage
for many years to come.
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