Britain’s highest-ranking transgender soldier marries actor in dreamy Disney wedding

Britain’s highest-ranking transgender soldier, Hannah Winterbourne, has married her long-term partner, actor Jake Graf, in a gorgeous Disney-themed wedding.

The pair tied the knot at Chelsea’s Town Hall in London.

Graf, 40, told PinkNews: “The ceremony was absolutely magical, held at the historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, with all of our closest family and friends present.

© Paul Grace

“Hannah looked stunning, and we both cried as she walked down the aisle, as did many of our guests. We had two beautiful readings, and simple vows.

“The ceremony was lovely, and we cracked the glass underfoot following our vows in a throwback to my Jewish heritage,” he added.

“Hannah’s dress was by award-winning designer Ian Stuart, and I was dressed by top stylist Joe Woolfe, who also dresses Benedict Cumberbatch!

© Paul Grace

“Friends and family donated flowers, the cake, and generously contributed towards our surrogacy fund instead of giving us presents.

“It was a truly mind-blowing day,” he continued.

Graf revealed that the pair will be honeymooning in Tel Aviv, in May.


Winterbourne, 31, told The Sun that the day was “like a Disney movie”.

She added: “Growing up, I’d watch Disney films and there would always be a beautiful woman in a beautiful gown.

“You’d always look at feminine things and wish it could be you but I wasn’t able to express it.


“There are not many more things that are feminine than a bride in a beautiful wedding dress.”

The Army Captain said that she hadn’t even dreamed of such a day when she was small.

“I never thought when I was young it could happen to me,” said Winterbourne, who wore a strapless white gown.


“It was a pipe dream. Until I met Jake, I never realised it was a goal I could achieve.

“It’s not sunk in yet.”

Graf, who wore a navy suit and white tie – said he felt the same way.

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