In a floor-length white silk dress, Victoria Beckham turned her head as she walked down the aisle, flanked by superstar guests.
While she’s not the bride, there’s nothing to worry about standing up for the wedding reception at this ceremony – as claiming every last inch of the limelight for yourself is the point of the game. play.
For the A-listers come down to the beautiful Longleat House, in Wilts, to celebrate Vogue editor Edward EnninfulWedding to filmmaker Alec Maxwell, this is more than just a wedding.
It is itself a runway, an audition, a networking event and potentially the largest collection of desperate, career-aspiring, and ruthless personalities in the world. showbiz and fashion, a collision at an event can greatly affect their career path.
No wonder Victoria even skipped a family ski holiday with husband David and their children just to be there in a specially designed one-off dress, accompanied by the fashion critic. site Anders Christian Madsen and stylist Christine Centenera.
Other superstar names, including Leonardo DiCaprio, flew in from halfway around the world for a five-day event that saw the newlyweds and well-meaning celebrity party at the nearby members’ club, Babington House, before the main event on Tuesday night.
Models include Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Irina Shayk and Poppy Delevingne partyed until 3 a.m. with actors Leo and Orlando Bloom and designers Donatella Versace, Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg.
As one source said: “This is not a marriage ceremony more like a business meeting with champagne and canapes. It was a throw. “
Even the stunning site, Longleat’s historic Orangery, was given back as a gift by the former star of Serious Emma WeymouthMarchioness of Bath and the first British black woman to hold that title – who wrote the pages of Enninful’s famed fashion bible herself as a contributing editor.
But it remains unclear whether his fiercest rival Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of the US edition and Global Editorial Director of Vogue will be in attendance – amid discussion of the transatlantic rift. Yang harshly between two bigwigs.
In the run-up to the wedding, Enninful is said to be considering inviting her boss to avoid escalating tensions – although sources suggest that Wintour would be unlikely to make the trip to the UK even if he does.
A wedding source said: “The reality is, it’s hard to imagine a guest list with more competition and sniping.
“They are all happy to put on a smile and pose for the camera, but these guys are all completely ruthless and completely used to being the center of attention.
“Almost everyone in that room would happily knit a knife for the person next to them without thinking if it brought them closer than six inches to Vogue.
“Some people will expect to make their careers overnight.”
Among the other charming guests seen arriving were Maya JamaStella Maxwell and Karlie Kloss, as senior royal florist Simon Lycett, decorate the 16th-century mansion with roses and white flowers.
Candles line the stairs and walkway into the Orangery, where the 5 p.m. ceremony takes place, along with a pianist on a black grand piano before drinking champagne at the bar.
Mr Enninful and Mr Maxwell, who live in West London, are also believed to have brought their beloved black and white Boston terrier to the event, doubling the fashion journalist’s 50th birthday and is rumored to have cost more than £600,000.
Top guests were invited to stay on the property, with DiCaprio reportedly spending the night at a picturesque cottage on the grounds, while others stayed in the posh Babington House.
In a photo posted online by the groom, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Stella Maxwell and Irina Shayk are seen enjoying a “pre-birthday dinner” – the first stage of a lavish and extravagant celebration.
But perhaps the most surprising move came as the event concluded on Wednesday morning, with A-list guests treated to a bus tour of the property’s popular zoo park, where famous for lions.
A source explained: “It’s exciting to imagine all these super-celebs going around on a minibus to see the animals, like a school trip, but some of them they did.
“Longleat is famous for its lions, so on Wednesday morning those wanting to be able to enjoy a private session of the stunning animals on a safari tour.
“Leo is one of those people who has said how much he wants to see them – even for a big star you don’t often get a private audience with some lions.”
Yesterday, the wedding party ended the celebration with a casual lunch at a nearby pub, The Bell Inn – a surprisingly simple conclusion to the proceedings for the family’s closest relatives and friends. couple.
As one viewer said: “The pub lunch looks like the most comfortable part for miles – just their really close friends.
“They’ll probably feel lighter after all that gay flattery.”
So which fashionista put on the best show and who had the humiliating acrobatics on the biggest stage of all. . . Only time will tell.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/17749587/inside-edward-enninful-wedding-longleat-victoria-beckham/ The showbiz wedding of the year where Victoria Beckham wore white and Kate Moss and Leonardo DiCaprio parted until 3 a.m.