Thanks to the many readers who sent in links to the website celebrating the forthcoming nuptials of divorce lawyer Ayesha Vardag and astrophysicist Stephen Bence.

Ayesha is Chairman of Vardags solicitors, and describes herself as Britain's top divorce lawyer. And to be fair she's certainly up there with the top handful. Vardags has grown from a one woman outfit to become one of the City's best-known divorce outfits, and has made Ayesha very wealthy into the bargain. As this website is at pains to display.

Ayesha and Stephen welcome you to their lovely home in the Cathedral Close in Winchester. "Once the palace of the Bishop of Basingstoke, then the Cathedral offices (people still come in looking for a parking permit), it is now very much our family home, perhaps for the rest of our lives."


The reception will be held here, with Ayesha looking the part. "My hair will have been done by Tom at Nicky Clark, who has cut my hair since I was 22 years old; my makeup by the artist who styled me for my first glossy magazine feature in Easy Living." And taking pride of place will be her engagement ring, "a Harry Winston peridot and diamond affair, not designed to be an engagement ring at all. Peridots are among the most ancient of precious stones, and match both Stephen’s and my eyes."

For those who can't wait until the big day, a supersize photo is provided.


Directions to the Close are also thoughtfully provided, along with a suggestion as to how guests might like to arrive:


As guests will now have gathered, Ayesah is very, very rich. Which presents something of a quandry as far as presents are concerned. As Ayesha says, they already have "lots of vases and dishes and napkins and the like". So guests are encouraged to make a donation to a worthy charity.

Nah, only joking. They are asked to chip into the couple's honeymoon in Hawai:

"Over the next months we will put together a menu of items from our planned trip for you to buy for us as gifts if you wish, ranging from cocktails at sunset on the beach, to a trip up a volcano, to a night in one of our hotels. In the meantime, however, I include the link to the Cox & Kings itinerary we plan to follow."

I guess you don't get to be so very, very rich by being stupid...