‘Game of Thrones’ stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie marry in Scotland

The couple who met on set of TV series exchanged vows at church in Aberdeenshire

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie leaving their wedding in Aberdeenshire. Photograph:  Jane Barlow/PA

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie leaving their wedding in Aberdeenshire. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

 

Game Of Thrones stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington married at a church in Aberdeenshire on Saturday. Guests lined the path outside Rayne Church in Kirkton of Rayne and newlyweds Harington and Leslie were cheered and showered with flower petal confetti as they left.

The couple got into an old Land Rover Defender decorated with paper hearts with “Just Married” written on them and with tin cans tied to the back, which rattled as the couple drove off to the reception at her 12th Century family castle.

Guests at the wedding included Game Of Thrones stars: Irish actor Liam Cunningham, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke, actor Jack Donnelly and his partner, actress Malin Akerman.

Leslie wore a flowing ivory gown and veil for the ceremony while Harington was dressed in a morning suit.

Earlier Ms Leslie’s father said he is “thrilled” for his daughter.

Rose Leslie with her father Sebastian Leslie arrive at Rayne Church, Kirkton of Rayne in Aberdeenshire, for her wedding ceremony with Game Of Thrones co-star Kit Harington. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Rose Leslie with her father Sebastian Leslie arrive at Rayne Church, Kirkton of Rayne in Aberdeenshire, for her wedding ceremony with Game Of Thrones co-star Kit Harington. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The couple, both aged 31, who played on-screen lovers in the epic TV drama, celebrated at Wardhill Castle. Speaking outside the castle on Saturday, Sebastian Leslie said: “We are absolutely thrilled for Kit and Rose to be marrying today.” The local councillor added: “It’s an absolutely lovely day for us. It’s a great day for Aberdeenshire. We are using local caterers, local lighting, local flowers.”

The couple met while filming the fantasy saga in 2012 and played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte.

Two years after they met, Leslie left Game Of Thrones, while Harington has become one of the show’s most popular stars and has appeared in every episode.

Fans of the show gathered outside the castle hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple.

Two students from China, currently studying in Glasgow, were among the fans who gathered at the venue. Yunyao Li, 23, and Qiong dan Xu, 23, said they are fans of Harington’s alter-ego in Game Of Thrones. Clutching floral bouquets for the stars, they said: “We would like to see him if possible.”

A wedding date of June 23rd was previously posted at Aberdeenshire’s Huntly registration office. The stars announced their engagement in the Times newspaper last year.

And speaking to L’Uomo Vogue, Harington said it was “easy” to fall in love with Leslie and his best memory of the show was meeting his future partner while filming in Iceland in 2012.

“The country is beautiful ... the Northern Lights are magical ... it was there that I fell in love,” he said.

“If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”

The Good Fight actress Leslie said she had been too busy to plan the wedding, telling Town And Country magazine: “I haven’t tackled it. There’s just too much to do.” – PA

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