A Moroccan-themed party, fireworks and even a white horse: Inside model Jacquetta Wheeler's romantic countryside wedding
22:55 GMT, 31 July 2012
Jacquetta Wheeler may be a model but her wedding to banker James Allsopp was undoubtedly fit for a princess.
The 30-year-old exchanged vows last month with the 34-year-old British hedge-fund manager at Chilham Castle in Kent, an estate which belongs to her family.
The glorious bride wore a custom Alice Temperley gown made of chiffon and delicate voile which was paired with a floor-length, hand-made veil that required the assistance of ten embroiderers in order to create it.
Stunning: Model Jacquetta Wheeler, centre, wore a custom Alice Temperley gown when she wed British banker James Allsopp at her family property last month. The veil itself required ten embroiderers to create it
The model said in a blog posted on Vogue.com that it was the dress of her dreams.
Ms Temperley told U.S. Vogue that the blonde beauty had a specific look in mind when she began discussing the project with her – the pair are close friends.
'She wanted a really soft, delicate dress,' the designer told the magazine in regards to the creation which also featured sections made of tulle.
The model anchored the incredible veil with an antique diamond coronet that was lent to her by her aunt.
Heavenly: The wedding party were led from the village square to the reception by a white horse, pictured
The bride arrived at the ceremony in a 40-year-old delphinium-blue Bentley.
Once the ceremony had wrapped up, the newlyweds led their wedding party across the village square back to her family's home alongside a white horse as well as a trail of adorable flower girls and page boys.
Once guests had reached the home, they were treated to a spread of Champagne, Moroccan mint tea and cakes which were served on the terrace of the home.
Princess: The bride said her wedding was more than she could ever ask for and that she loved every second
The estate was purchased by the model's parents,
spread-betting tycoon Stuart Wheeler and photographer Tessa Codrington, ten years ago.
Stylish: The model was seen at the Vogue Festival cocktail party, just before her wedding, on April 20
A dinner marquee, which was dotted with pink gypsophila blooms, featured tables named after various towns in Morocco.
The Wheelers own another estate, built in the Twenties in Tangier, a city in the vibrant North African country.
Once dinner had been devoured, the couple hit the dance floor where guests watched them perform their first dance as a married couple.
They swayed 'a la Fred and Ginger' style to Cheek To Cheek by Ella Fitzgerald.
Of course, the best was saved for last.
Fireworks exploded over the sky, choreographed by Michael Lakin.
He is the man responsible for such pyrotechnics displays as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations over London's Buckingham Palace.
To top the magical affair off, a Moroccan-style 'nightclub', filled with lanterns, opened up on the grounds later in the night.
It helped to ensure further revelry flowed into the wee hours.
The pair had been dating for around one year before they were married.
The model's father told guests at the spectacular event: 'I was quite nervous walking up the aisle with Jacquetta but she wasn't.
'For her it was just another catwalk.'
For more, pick up the August issue of U.S. Vogue, on newsstands now.