• Carrie and Borris Johnson got married in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday.
  • Carrie wore a dress she rented from My Wardrobe HQ to the private wedding.
  • The dress retails for $4,067, but Carrie paid $63 via My Wardrobe HQ for each day she rented it. 
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Carrie Johnson (née Symonds) rented a wedding gown for $63 a day for her private wedding to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to a report from The Guardian by Ellie Violet Bramley.

The couple tied the knot at Westminster Cathedral in London on Saturday.

Around 30 guests attended the intimate wedding, and the Johnsons plan to have a larger celebration in 2022, 10 Downing Street confirmed to BBC.

Rather than splurging on an expensive gown for the ceremony, Carrie, the former head of communications for the UK’s Conservative Party, opted for a more affordable way to wear a wedding dress on her big day.

She rented a Christos Costarellos dress from My Wardrobe HQ, a designer rental and purchase platform, according to The Guardian.

Boris and Carrie Johnson at their wedding

Carrie Johnson rented a dress for her wedding.

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The long-sleeve dress had a tiered skirt, flower detailing, and a cutout on the center of the bodice. 

Carrie paired the dress with a flower crown.

The Christos Costarellos gown retails for $4,067 (£2,870) at the time of writing, according to My Wardrobe HQ.

The dress cost $63 (£45) a day to rent from My Wardrobe HQ

A front and back shot of Carrie Johnson's wedding dress

The dress was sold out on Net-A-Porter.


Net-A-Porter



Although the dress can be rented from My Wardrobe HQ, Costarellos designed it exclusively for Net-A-Porter.

At the time of writing, the dress was sold out on Net-A-Porter and was unavailable to rent on My Wardrobe HQ. 

My Wardrobe HQ’s founder Sacha Newall told Bramley for The Guardian that the wedding dress wasn’t the first piece Carrie rented from the online retailer.

“Carrie has always rented from us,” Newall told Bramley.

Because she’s a frequent shopper, My Wardrobe HQ didn’t realize she was purchasing a wedding dress when she rented the gown, Newall added.

“As a regular customer, nothing flagged as being unusual about the order,” Newall told Bramley. 

Johnson, 56, and Carrie, 33, have been a public couple since 2019. Carrie confirmed the couple’s engagement at the end of 2019 in a private Instagram post, the BBC previously reported. 

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson with his partner Carrie Symonds are pictured before a match on March 7, 2020.

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They were the first non-married couple to move into 10 Downing Street together after Johnson was elected Prime Minister, the BBC previously reported.

The couple welcomed their son, Wilfred, in April 2020.

Johnson has four children from his marriage to Marina Wheeler, and he is reported to have fathered two other children outside of his marriage, The Daily Mail previously reported.

Representatives for 10 Downing Street and My Wardrobe HQ, respectively, did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.