On Saturday, July 15, friends and family descended upon the church of St. James the Less in Dorney to witness the couple tie the knot. Jefferson and Anna chose the church for its “romantic and intimate” feel. “It’s small but just picture-postcard beautiful,” Anna says. “La Stacey created a joyful and fun atmosphere and as a woman vicar framed this ancient ceremony in a very modern way for us. We love her. The organist played ‘God Only Knows’ by the Beach Boys, and Benn Northover read Bob Dylan’s ‘Wedding Song,’ so we brought our own twist to the service.” Once the ceremony began, any jitters immediately melted away. “I was so nervous until I saw Anna enter the church, then the emotion just soared,” says Jefferson. “The energy in the room made me feel so held.” Adds Anna: “I felt like I was floating on cloud nine! It was an incredibly transformative ritual and spiritual moment for both of us.”
When guests exited the church, the party could truly begin. “Our dear friend Waris Ahluwalia has just launched his new nonalcoholic champagne called Love Conquers All, so we were so proud to be able to serve it, as neither of us drink,” they say with a laugh. After the pair were driven away in a 2016 Bentley Mulsanne for afternoon tea—with the wedding party following closely behind in those aforementioned Routemasters—everyone convened at Oakley Court and was swiftly guided to the riverside bell tents, where a vegan and gluten-free feast, courtesy of chefs Johnnie Collins and Mateo Zielonka, was served. The tables were lavishly decorated by Alex Eagle and Sophie Hodges, featuring wild seasonal flowers plucked from the hotel grounds, including cornflowers, pale pink and white English roses, jasmine, sweet pea trails, and peonies.
Naturally, the guest list was filled with fashion luminaries—most importantly Jefferson’s ex-wife, Kate Moss, and their daughter, the rising model Lila. Elsewhere attendees spanned the worlds of film, art, music, and photography, including Tilda Swinton, Björk, Haider Ackermann, Nick Knight, Debra Shaw, Bella Freud, Karla Otto, Zac Posen, Daphne Guinness, Juergen Teller, Andreas Kronthaler, Erin O’Connor, Marc Quinn, Tim Walker, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pam Hogg, and Sam McKnight. “We are very grateful for everyone’s support and the incredible love they have shown us,” the couple says. “And we are so blessed to have such beautiful friends and family in our lives.”