Yesterday in the cold bleak north a former commander of the Night’s Watch married a wildling and half of the Seven Kingdoms turned up to watch it happen.
In reality Kit Harington and Rose Leslie finally tied the knot at Rayne Church in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with 80 of their friends and family in attendance.
Despite, in the show, weddings normally being disastrous for anyone invited, a number of their Game of Thrones co-star attended including Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams and Emilia Clarke.
When your friends have a traditional wedding but you’re fashion as hell and not gonna hide it.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 23, 2018
It was Sophie Turner though, who plays Kit’s half-sister/cousin Sansa, who stole the show wearing an amazing bright red tuxedo jacket and knee-high boots.
Of course, because it’s 2018 and people aren’t allowed to have nice things any more, some people online have accused Sophie Turner of being inappropriately dressed for the wedding and stealing the bride’s spotlight.
Here’s a selection of the outraged masses…
Girl, you are not supposed to upstage the bride.
Unless you don't like her.?
— Maria Lemaire (@Moxie25) June 23, 2018
The red outfit is appropriate club attire. It’s not suited for a classy wedding. This is not how you show up at a classy wedding. ????
— Lucenda (@Lucenda_777) June 24, 2018
Why is Sophie turner dressed like she's going to a Jetsons themed party when she attended kit Harrington 's wedding pic.twitter.com/WLTJ1bTwAd
— KAVI. ???????. ⚽➡️? (@blurt2kc) June 24, 2018
What a mess! Everyone else made an effort!
— Kaz Davidson (@KarenDa57442720) June 24, 2018
I usually love Sophie Turner’s fashion choices but the bride in me is screaming no at this outfit she wore to her friends wedding. I guarantee her ass would’ve been out at 1 point. Put it away. pic.twitter.com/dQmc58Kp1s
— Victoria Aitchison (@toraitchison) June 24, 2018
I'm sorry but what the actual fuck was Sophie Turner wearing to Kit and Rose's WEDDING?!
— Rachel Smith (@RacheeeelSmith) June 24, 2018
Others though were impressed by Sophie’s fierce fashion choices…
— ?Cori♐ (@TheCorkers) June 24, 2018
Sophie Turner’s outfit isn’t exactly wedding appropriate, but she is rocking it so eh why not https://t.co/q8DpcrS22q
— Sophie (@thebookmermaidx) June 24, 2018
My girl crush in got… especially lady sansa!! Sophie turner look lit with red pic.twitter.com/V1lBqTrYXs
— Sidney (@sidneyalesandra) June 24, 2018
sophie turner looked great at kit's wedding idc
— gorgeous hag (@annebcleyn) June 24, 2018
Kit and Rose’s wedding was probably a welcome break for Sophie Turner and the cast of Game of Thrones. The band of merry actors have been working super hard to get the show’s eighth and final season finished.
In fact, according to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays Jaime Lannister on the show, the cast has never worked harder on the show.
He told Variety:
We’ve worked harder than ever before. We spent twice as much shooting these six episodes than we did on two full seasons before. No expense has been spared. We’ve gone all in.
So how did they manage to get the time off to attend Kit’s wedding? Well, the former Night’s Watch commander had to pull a few strings with the people in charge.
.@nikolajcw praises his #GameOfThrones cast members: 'We haven't had any a–holes. It's quite something' https://t.co/M7AeczDJAA #VarietyStudio at #CannesLions presented by @inscapetv | @ispottv pic.twitter.com/CI8oHpHRo8
— Variety (@Variety) June 20, 2018
No, not the ruler of Westeros someone far more powerful, the producers!
While on Jonathan Ross last year Kit revealed he had to call the producers and ask them if they minded shutting down filming for a day so his guests could attend.
I rang up [the producer] and I said, ‘I’m getting married and it’s your fault actually’… I think for the final season he is so stressed that he’s reached that peaceful level.
I was like, ‘You need to factor in a Game of Thrones wedding by the way.’ They have all got to be there so the whole thing has got to shut down.
The news that Kit shut down production so his mates could attend his wedding might annoy a few fans though who are impatiently waiting for the final season.
It was announced last year that the last six episodes won’t air until next year, but at least fans can take some satisfaction from the news that each of the episodes will be feature length.
Not only that there is apparently at least one Game of Thrones spin-off on the way as well so fans can expect plenty of adventures in the Seven Kingdoms in the years ahead.
If you have a story you want to tell, send it to [email protected]
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.