Glastonbury daughter chooses a fighter plane as her wedding transport
Emily Eavis, the daughter of Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis, certainly made an entrance on her big day. The 30-year-old shunned traditional wedding car hire in favour of something more original.
The wedding chariot of choice for this unconventional bride was a converted Cold War fighter plane. Emily and her new husband Nick, a music producer, boarded the vintage vehicle and travelled through the streets of Pilton much to the delight of the locals. The newlyweds seemed to enjoy the attention their alternative wedding car was attracting and were seen laughing and waving as they rode on the roof of the East German IFA Jet.
The wedding took place last Saturday afternoon at Pilton Methodist Chapel where 184 guests attended the 45 minute service. For the wedding reception the party headed down to the family’s medieval barn at Worthy’s Farm.
As the daughter of the Glastonbury Festival it goes without saying that the entertainment was provided by a starry line-up of top class acts. Lily Allen performed during the evening, as did Fatboy Slim and the Chemical Brother, the latter of which Emily’s new husband manages.
The music loving couple are due to take over the family business of running the legendary festival in two years time when Michael Eavis is due to retire.
The pair met whilst campaigning for Oxfam and have been together for five years. After the wedding celebration the newlyweds jetted off to Brazil for a two-week long honeymoon.