Singer Ed Sheeran could be building his own chapel in Suffolk, England in preparation for his wedding with fiancée Cherry Seaborn.
The 27-year-old musician reportedly submitted documentary requirements to the Suffolk Coastal District Council for the building approval. The chapel, as seen on Sheeran's colored sketch, will be made of flint with a Saxon style round tower.
Sheeran further explained his motive for building his own chapel.
"It is every person's right to be able to have a place to retreat for contemplation and prayer, for religious observance, a celebration of key life and family milestones, marriages, christenings and so forth," Sheeran wrote.
The exclusivity, however, is "strictly non-denominational" so Sheeran can still accommodate persons of varied faiths, traditions, and customs.
The rumored chapel will have a small entrance porch, a gallery, stained glass windows, and winding staircase to complete the 48-foot tower.
Initial reports stated that the chapel could accommodate 24 guests. The privacy of an exclusive chapel is needed to accommodate high profile guests and to ensure discreteness of the occasion, a source said.
"The intention is that the chapel will appear as if it has been present for over a thousand years," Sheeran said in his application letter.
The singer-songwriter's camp has yet to confirm the news.
Not Quite The Engagement Ring
On New Year's Eve, Sheeran shared a photo of him on Instagram with Seaborn, who he has known since childhood.
"Got myself a fiancée just before new year," Sheeran said in the caption. "We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well."
Sheeran confirmed that his engagement with his girlfriend, who works as a risk advisor consultant, took place late 2017. Rumors of the singer's alleged secret wedding started when fans spotted him wearing a silver ring.
During his appearance at the BRIT Awards, the pop music icon clarified the engagement ring was a gift from Seaborn and that details of the wedding are yet to be confirmed.
"I never saw why men didn't wear engagement rings. It's the same commitment either way," Sheeran said. "Cherry made it for me herself out of silver clay. I really like it."
The couple is reported to have known each other since childhood. In an interview, Sheeran said his relationship with Seaborn was not romantic until the summer of 2015.
The Shape of You artist shared they started dating during his New York concert tours, where Seaborn was working. The couple formalized their relationship after attending a Fourth of July party in Rhode Island.