Winter is coming, and it’s going to be very festive for Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and DNCE frontman Joe Jonas. The engaged duo are secretly planning a Christmastime wedding in the English countryside, a source exclusively tells Life & Style.
“The couple will wed just outside of Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, where Sophie grew up,” says the source. “The quaint, picturesque village makes the ideal setting for a romantic winter wedding.”
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It’s a quick turnaround for Sophie, 21, and Joe, 28, who announced their engagement on Instagram on Oct. 15 after about a year of dating. The timing has some significance for the bride-to-be, who’s planning to where a gown by Nicholas Ghesquière. “Christmas is her favorite time of year,” the source says, “because it’s all about family and spending time with the people you love.”
The actress’ closeness with her family is reflected in her decision, the source says, to have the wedding reception under a tent in the garden of her parents’ home. “The wedding will be small, and they’ve invited just their families and closest friends,” the source adds. “Joe’s brothers will all be there, as will Maisie Williams, Sophie’s BFF and Game of Thrones co-star. The couple plan to have a bigger celebration next year.”
It makes sense that Sophie intends to keep her nuptials to Joe low-key. Last month, the British beauty told Marie Claire UK that all the public attention their relationship gets is rather daunting. “You do feel like you’re living in a fishbowl,” she said of being part of a celebrity couple. “It’s frustrating [that] it’s the most mundane things that make the news — how boring!”
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