Ellie Goulding returns to work just ONE MONTH after giving birth

Ellie Goulding returned to work on Wednesday just five weeks after giving birth to her first child with husband Caspar Jopling. 

The singer, 34, took the stage at Leeds defender Luke Ayling and his stunning wife Poppy’s wedding at the lavish Lime Wood Hotel in the New Forest, where she performed alongside Hertfordshire-based The Function Band. 

The star, who named her son Arthur Ever Winter, looked sensational in a mini dress as she belted out a rendition of The Waterboys’ 1990 hit How Long Will I Love You? while the sportsman and his bride performed their first dance to just 30 guests. 

A vision: Ellie Goulding returned to work on Tuesday just five weeks after giving birth as she took the stage at Leeds defender Luke Ayling and his stunning wife Poppy’s wedding at the lavish Lime Wood Hotel in the New Forest

Poppy looked breathtaking as she tied the knot with the footballer in the stunning ceremony which featured an al fresco meal. 

Her sweeping dress feature intricate beading and sequins while her hair was tied in a relaxed chignon. Luke meanwhile sported a trendy man bun.  

The newlyweds then took to the dancefloor in front of Ellie and The Function Band, a group who have delivered dazzling and wide-ranging performances around the world for over 12 years for a host of stars and lavish events. 

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the group, who played at Billie Faiers’ 30th birthday party, Steve Coogan’s 50th birthday and Josh Wright’s Majorca wedding, had not performed live for 452 days making the wedding particularly special. 

All-star line-up: Ellie, who sang alongside Hertfordshire-based The Function Band (pictured), looked sensational in a pretty mini dress

All-star line-up: Ellie, who sang alongside Hertfordshire-based The Function Band (pictured), looked sensational in a pretty mini dress 

A vision: Later in the week, both Luke and Poppy took to their respective social media accounts to share sensational pictures from the big day

A vision: Later in the week, both Luke and Poppy took to their respective social media accounts to share sensational pictures from the big day

Amazing: A sourced told MailOnline: 'Ellie looked and sounded amazing. The bride and groom loved the performance from Ellie and The Function Band and it was truly such a special day - full of love, music and happiness'

Amazing: A sourced told MailOnline: ‘Ellie looked and sounded amazing. The bride and groom loved the performance from Ellie and The Function Band and it was truly such a special day – full of love, music and happiness’

Later in the week, both Luke and Poppy took to their respective social media accounts to share sensational pictures from the big day. 

A sourced told MailOnline: ‘Ellie looked and sounded amazing. The bride and groom loved the performance from Ellie and The Function Band and it was truly such a special day – full of love, music and happiness.’

Last month, Ellie welcomed her first child with Caspar, as she gave birth just weeks after surprising fans with the news that she was eight months pregnant in a stunning at-home shoot for Vogue Magazine. 

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