India Hicks shares unseen photos of her English countryside wedding

Prins Charles’ goddaughter India Hicks, 54, who tied the knot with partner of 26 years David Flint Wood says it’s ‘been really lovely saying, “my man”‘ as she shares unseen photos of her English countryside wedding in US bridal magazine

  • Prins Charles ‘ goddaughter India Hicks wed her partner of 26 years David Flint Wood on September 10 2021
  • The 54-year-old has revealed a stunning selection of photographs from her ‘very English countryside’ huweliksbriewe
  • The granddaughter of Earl Mountbatten was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
  • Prins Charles‘ peetdogter Indië Hicks has said it’s ‘been really lovely saying, “my man”‘ after wedding her beau of 26 years David Flint Wood last yearas she reveals a stunning selection of photos from her ‘very English countryside’ huweliksbriewe.

    Die kleindogter van Earl Mountbatten, 54, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Charles and Die kleindogter van Earl Mountbatten Spencer, shared an unseen photo album of her big daywhich took place on September 10 2021 at Brightwell Baldwin Parish Church in Oxfordshirewith American bridal magazine Brides.

    Reflecting on her wedding day, mother-of-five India said: ‘Vir 26 years I had said, “Geen, Ek het nie, I didn’t need to be married. I didn’t need to be somebody’s wife. I didn’t need to say his vows. En, eintlik, I discovered that I did need it. I did want to be somebody, sy vrou. And it was meaningful, to be at a church together. It’s been really lovely saying, my man, and for him to say, his wife.

    The bride shared a selection of spectacular photographs from her ceremony, in which India’s bridesmaids were led by her daughter Domino, who like her mother wore an Emilia Wickstead gown. The others included Christian Louboutin’s six-year-old twin daughters, Paloma and Eloise.

    Prince Charles ' goddaughter India Hicks has said it¿s 'been really lovely saying, "my husband"' after wedding her beau of 26 years David Flint Wood last year - as she reveals a stunning selection of photos (op die foto) from her 'very English countryside' nuptials

    Prins Charles ‘ goddaughter India Hicks has said it’s ‘been really lovely saying, “my man”‘ after wedding her beau of 26 years David Flint Wood last yearas she reveals a stunning selection of photos (op die foto) from her ‘very English countryside’ huweliksbriewe

    Die kleindogter van Earl Mountbatten (saam met haar ma op die foto), 54, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, shared a photo album of her big day - which took place on September 10 2021 at Brightwell Baldwin Parish Church in Oxfordshire - with American bridal magazine Brides

    India and her husband on their wedding day

    Die kleindogter van Earl Mountbatten (op die foto links, with her mother Lady Pamela Hicks), 54, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, shared a photo album of her big daywhich took place on September 10 2021 at Brightwell Baldwin Parish Church in Oxfordshirewith American bridal magazine Brides

    India and David were also seen cutting their three-tier wedding cake decorated with white roses at their lavish reception, which took place in an outdoor marquee the night before the wedding.

    The bride was walked down the aisle by her eldest son, while her other three sons walked in front of her. She donned a borrowed brooch from her mother Lady Pamela Hicks, who she can be seen with in a touching photo ahead of the bride’s nuptials.

    The couple enjoyed a party the night before with 100 gaste – and said they were ‘proud’ none of those invited ‘had Covid or left with it’before heading to a pub lunch with their loved ones after their traditional nuptials.

    A reading by one of their sons was included in the ceremony, as well as plenty of hymns.

    ‘We wanted it to feel very English countryside, and totally unpretentious,’ said India. ‘I’m a planner, so I planned my own wedding from the party the night before to the pub lunch to what the bridesmaids were going to wear to where my mother would draw up in a car to the stamps that went on the invitations to the colour of the flowersevery part, every moment, every detail of a wedding, I planned. And I loved it.

    Reflecting on her wedding day (op die foto), mother-of-five India said: 'For 26 years I had said, "No, I didn't, I didn't need to be married. I didn't need to be somebody's wife. I didn't need to say his vows. En, eintlik, I discovered that I did need it. I did want to be somebody, sy vrou. And it was meaningful, to be at a church together. It's been really lovely saying, my man, and for him to say, his wife.'

    India with her daughter

    Reflecting on her wedding day (op die foto), mother-of-five India said: ‘Vir 26 years I had said, “Geen, Ek het nie, I didn’t need to be married. I didn’t need to be somebody’s wife. I didn’t need to say his vows. En, eintlik, I discovered that I did need it. I did want to be somebody, sy vrou. And it was meaningful, to be at a church together. It’s been really lovely saying, my man, and for him to say, his wife.

    Die bruid (pictured with her mother and daughter) shared a plentiful selection of spectacular photographs from her ceremony, in which India's bridesmaids were led by her daughter Domino, who like her mother wore an Emilia Wickstead gown. The others included Christian Louboutin's six-year-old twin daughters, Paloma and Eloise

    Die bruid (pictured with her mother and daughter) shared a plentiful selection of spectacular photographs from her ceremony, in which India’s bridesmaids were led by her daughter Domino, who like her mother wore an Emilia Wickstead gown. The others included Christian Louboutin’s six-year-old twin daughters, Paloma and Eloise

    India and David's wedding cake

    India and David were also seen cutting their three-tier wedding cake (op die foto) decorated with white roses at their lavish reception, which took place in an outdoor marquee the night before the wedding

    India and David were also seen cutting their three-tier wedding cake (op die foto) decorated with white roses at their lavish reception, which took place in an outdoor marquee the night before the wedding

    Die bruid (saam met haar gesin op die foto) was walked down the aisle by her eldest son, while her other three sons walked in front of her. She donned a borrowed brooch from her mother Lady Pamela Hicks, who she can be seen with in a touching photo ahead of the bride¿s nuptials

    Die bruid (saam met haar gesin op die foto) was walked down the aisle by her eldest son, while her other three sons walked in front of her. She donned a borrowed brooch from her mother Lady Pamela Hicks, who she can be seen with in a touching photo ahead of the bride’s nuptials

    ‘Was I, miskien, over-invested? Beslis, but I think most brides will be, aren’t we?’Voeg sy by. ‘I was very aware of Covid! We asked everybody to do a test before because my mother was 92. We were incredibly lucky that no one came with it; no one left with it; no one had it. I’m very proud of that.’

    The night of the party, India wore a long white mermaid dress with lace detailing and ribbon sleeves from Naeem Khan. On her wedding day, she donned a custom ivory lace gown designed by Emilia Wickstead, which had taken 17 months to design.

    ‘Emilia Wickstead created a dress that felt perfectly at home in a church deep in the English countryside,’ India reflected. The bride completed her look with shoes from Christian Louboutin.

    She added that the diamond brooch ‘with a touch of blue’ that she borrowed, which had belonged to her grandmother, was pinned to the back of her dress.

    ‘Emilia Wickstead didn’t want anything on the front because she thought it would ruin the look- the very clean look that we’ve spent 17 months designing.’

    Die paartjie (pictured David with his sons) enjoyed a party the night before with 100 gaste - and said they were ¿proud¿ none of those invited ¿had Covid or left with it¿ - before heading to a pub lunch with their loved ones after their traditional nuptials

    Die paartjie (pictured David with his sons) enjoyed a party the night before with 100 gaste – and said they were ‘proud’ none of those invited ‘had Covid or left with it’before heading to a pub lunch with their loved ones after their traditional nuptials

    A reading by one of their sons was included in the ceremony, as well as plenty of hymns. Op die foto, India getting ready for her big day

    A reading by one of their sons was included in the ceremony, as well as plenty of hymns. Op die foto, India getting ready for her big day

    India's daughter, op die foto

    The night of the party, Indië (op die foto) wore a long white mermaid dress with lace detailing and ribbon sleeves from Naeem Khan

    The night of the party, Indië (op die foto regs) wore a long white mermaid dress with lace detailing and ribbon sleeves from Naeem Khan. Op die foto links, India’s daughter

    On her wedding day, Indië (pictured with her mother and daughter) donned a custom ivory lace gown designed by Emilia Wickstead, which had taken 17 months to design

    On her wedding day, Indië (pictured with her mother and daughter) donned a custom ivory lace gown designed by Emilia Wickstead, which had taken 17 months to design

    Indië (op haar troudag afgebeeld) added that the diamond brooch ¿with a touch of blue¿ that she borrowed, which had belonged to her grandmother, was pinned to the back of her dress

    Indië (op haar troudag afgebeeld) added that the diamond brooch ‘with a touch of blue’ that she borrowed, which had belonged to her grandmother, was pinned to the back of her dress

    ‘My daughter Domino, soos gewoonlik, was my shadow,” India added. ‘We spent the night before the wedding curled in bed together at my mother’s house, whilst David was with his brothers, seuns, and best man.’

    Describing the moment she walked down the aisle, India said: ‘I was overcome with the sensation of being in exactly the right place at exactly the right timethere by the altar was the man I would finally call my husband with all five of our children witnessing the ceremony about to happen.’

    After they exchanged vows, India slipped on her wedding wing, designed by Charlotte Chenais and chosen by David while in Paris last spring. Engraved inside are the words ‘amor vincit omnia’, which means ‘Love conquers all’ in Latin.

    Following the nuptials, the newlyweds took their guests to family-run Lord Nelson Pub, where they all celebrated with Bloody Mary’s, Pimm’s, and lunch outside.

    Describing the moment she walked down the aisle, Indië (op die foto) gesê: ¿I was overcome with the sensation of being in exactly the right place at exactly the right time - there by the altar was the man I would finally call my husband with all five of our children witnessing the ceremony about to happen.¿

    Describing the moment she walked down the aisle, Indië (op die foto) gesê: ‘I was overcome with the sensation of being in exactly the right place at exactly the right timethere by the altar was the man I would finally call my husband with all five of our children witnessing the ceremony about to happen.’

    Inside the church (op die foto) her son Conrad read a passage by Morgan Harper Nichols, an African American Christian writer, while friend of the couple Charles Finch, read the Psalm of David, which had been printed in the order of service in David¿s own handwriting

    The newlyweds leading the church, op die foto

    Inside the church (op die foto links) her son Conrad read a passage by Morgan Harper Nichols, an African American Christian writer, while friend of the couple Charles Finch, read the Psalm of David, which had been printed in the order of service in David’s own handwriting

    And instead of rushing off to their honeymoon, the newlyweds spent the weekend with their children in their home together.

    'Om terug te kyk, that was the most special moment, reliving every wonderful memory of the wedding, just absorbing it and feeling the warmth from it and not having to rush off or pack or get on an aeroplane or go anywhere,’ said the bride.

    Reflecting on her decision to get married, India said: ‘David was stunned, all the way up to the very last minute. He’d say, “I still haven’t accepted your offer.” So it was surprising to find him waiting for me at the altar.

    I think we were all a little stunned right up till the very last moment. I won’t ever forget driving to the church with my two eldest children. Wesley at the wheel, Felix tucked up behind me. “Ma,” Felix said, “this feels so strange, so unlike you.” “I know what you mean,” I replied from behind my veil, “like we should be getting a tattoo or a drink or something.

    Instead of rushing off to their honeymoon, the newlyweds (op die foto) spent the weekend with their children in their home together

    ¿Looking back, that was the most special moment, reliving every wonderful memory of the wedding, just absorbing it and feeling the warmth from it and not having to rush off or pack or get on an aeroplane or go anywhere,' said the bride

    Instead of rushing off to their honeymoon, the newlyweds (op die foto) spent the weekend with their children in their home together

    Reflecting on her decision to get married, Indië (op die foto links) gesê: ¿David was stunned, all the way up to the very last minute. He¿d say, ¿I still haven't accepted your offer.¿ So it was surprising to find him waiting for me at the altar'

    Reflecting on her decision to get married, Indië (op die foto links) gesê: ‘David was stunned, all the way up to the very last minute. He’d say, “I still haven’t accepted your offer.” So it was surprising to find him waiting for me at the altar

    Sy gaan voort: ‘I didn’t really expect being married to feel any different than not being married. We had been locked in a loving relationship for 26 years already.

    ‘But it took my breath away to find how spiritual it felt to walk into the church on the arm of my eldest son and to say those vows to David in front of all our friends and family, in the church where I had been christened and where my father lay buried just outside. It felt intensely intimate.’

    Among the A-list guests at the swanky event was jazz singer Jamie Cullum and his wife former model Sophie Dahl – Die kleindogter van Earl Mountbatten – as well as American actress Brooke Shields and legendary shoe designer Christian Louboutin.

    The stylish reception was decorated with cascading foliage while dinner was held on a simple oak table decorated with greenery, wit rose en kerse, while bulb string lights were scattered around the tent.

    India's son Felix, 24, walked her down the aisle and the mother carried a bouquet by Pulbrook & Gould London . The company poignantly made her mother's wedding bouquet in 1960.

    India preparing for her wedding day and reception, op die foto

    India’s son Felix, 24, walked her down the aisle and the mother carried a bouquet by Pulbrook & Gould London . The company poignantly made her mother’s wedding bouquet in 1960. Op die foto regs, India preparing for her wedding day and reception

    The bride was driven to the church - which is where she was christened and where her father is buried - by her son Wesley (saam afgebeeld) in David¿s 1966 Mercedes Cabriolet

    The bride was driven to the churchwhich is where she was christened and where her father is buriedby her son Wesley (saam afgebeeld) in David’s 1966 Mercedes Cabriolet

    The bride's mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, Die bruid se ma 1947 troue, also joined in the festivities sporting a navy blue silk shirt dress and hat. Die filantroop het lank volgehou sy het geen planne om met die voormalige advertensiebestuurder te trou nie. Op die foto, the bride with her family

    Die filantroop het lank volgehou sy het geen planne om met die voormalige advertensiebestuurder te trou nie, Lady Pamela Hicks, Die filantroop het lank volgehou sy het geen planne om met die voormalige advertensiebestuurder te trou nie 1947 troue, Die filantroop het lank volgehou sy het geen planne om met die voormalige advertensiebestuurder te trou nie. Die filantroop het lank volgehou sy het geen planne om met die voormalige advertensiebestuurder te trou nie. Op die foto, the bride with her family

    Inside the church her son Conrad read a passage by Morgan Harper Nichols, an African American Christian writer, while friend of the couple Charles Finch, read the Psalm of David, which had been printed in the order of service in David’s own handwriting.

    India’s son Felix, 24, walked her down the aisle and the mother carried a bouquet by Pulbrook & Gould Londen. The company poignantly made her mother’s wedding bouquet in 1960.

    The bride was driven to the churchwhich is where she was christened and where her father is buriedby her son Wesley in David’s 1966 Mercedes Cabriolet. India and David adopted Wesley in the Bahamas after his birth mother died of cancer.

    Die filantroop het lank volgehou sy het geen planne om met die voormalige advertensiebestuurder te trou nie, Lady Pamela Hicks, Die filantroop het lank volgehou sy het geen planne om met die voormalige advertensiebestuurder te trou nie 1947 troue, Die filantroop het lank volgehou sy het geen planne om met die voormalige advertensiebestuurder te trou nie. Die filantroop het lank volgehou sy het geen planne om met die voormalige advertensiebestuurder te trou nie.