Tuesday, 11 June 2013
British-Nigerian Emma McQuiston becomes 'First Black Marchioness' as she marries Viscount Weymouth
Food blogger and daughter of a Nigerian oil tycoon Emma McQuiston tied the knot with the future Marquess of Bath, Viscount Weymouth Ceawlin Thynn on Saturday in a lavish ceremony at the groom's family seat of Longleat House in Somerset.
Looking stunning in a ivory wedding dress with lace sleeves and intricate beading on the bodice, Emma, who has hosted a number of cookery shows for EntertainmentWise's e.food blog, opted for a dramatic train for her big day complete with tiara and rose bouquet.
The ceremony took place in the Orangery at Longleat House, with the groom's sister, Lady Lenka Thynn, giving a reading. The couple were joined by 350 friends and family for the day, including Giant Digital director Andy Day and his wife Dee, who feasted on a lavish menu during the wedding breakfast which included sea bass.
It might have been a society wedding but it was a star-studded affair with celebs also in attendance including Sugababes star Jade Ewen and fashion blogger Bip Ling. Guests were entertained by X Factor's Rylan Clarke who no doubt wowed with one of his unique performances.
Emma hit the headlines over the engagement as it means she'll become the first black Marchioness in Britain, with a stunning spread earlier this year in Tatler magazine.