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Inside the Westminster wedding: Hugh Grosvenor and Olivia Henson’s ceremony was the most exclusive event of the … – Tatler

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At exactly 12pm, as promised, the bride arrives in a vintage black Bentley, originally made for W.O. Bentley, in 1930. In front of her are the Duke’s 14- and nine-year-old nieces, Lady Tamara Katherine Grosvenor and Edward van Cutsem’s daughter Isla; and Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor and Dan Snow’s daughters Zia and Orla, as bridesmaids. Dressed in dainty white dresses with navy buttons and bows they hold miniature bouquets. Olivia steps out to rapturous cheers from the crowd and a gust of wind that blows her veil up into the air. Her gown, designed by Emma Victoria Payne is the pinnacle of understated glamour, and on her feet are a pair of blue heels that match the flower girls’ buttons.

Olivia Henson arriving at the church

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Emma is on hand pulling the bride’s veil and dress into position every time another billow of wind disrupts proceedings. Atop her head sparkles the Fabergé Myrtle Leaf Tiara traditionally worn by Grosvenor brides.

Then it begins. Olivia walks through the large wooden doors with her father, to return as Duchess. Inside, the ceremony is conducted by The Dean of Chester, the Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford. The Bishop of Chester, the Right Revd Mark Tanner preaches and the Revd Canon Rosie Woodall will leads the prayers.

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