Pippa Middleton’s Wedding
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews have tied the knot.
Around 150 guests attended Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ wedding at St Mark’s church in Englefield, Berkshire. The relatively intimate guest list included Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Prince William, their children Princess Charlotte and Prince George, and of course, Prince Harry.
The Middleton family’s village church saw Pippa walk down the aisle in a custom made wedding gown by British designer Giles Deacon. The lace gown, which was seamless and had pearl embroidery around the neckline, had a high neck with cap sleeves and a tight fitted bodice. Middleton wore her hair up with a veil by milliner Stephen Jones and a handmade tiara with matching hairpiece by Robinson Pelham. Middleton chose Manolo Blahnik ivory pumps for her wedding day shoes.
Middleton arrived in a classic black open-top vintage car alongside her father, Michael Middleton, while the groom arrived ahead of time in an old Jeep accompanied by Pippa’s brother James Middleton and his best man (and brother) Spencer Matthews. The groom wore a morning suit with pin-stripe trousers and welcomed guests before taking his place at the front of the church.
After the ceremony, which lasted an hour, the bride and groom appeared on the church front steps as the bells rang and guests toasted the newlyweds with champagne flutes. The couple departed for the reception in an E-Type jaguar with the groom at the wheel.
The wedding party moved on to the Middleton family home in Bucklebury for the reception. More than 300 guests are rumoured to attend the reception, for which an elegant glass marquee structure has been built in the grounds of the family home. High profile guests included Princess Eugenie, the groom’s reality TV star brother Spencer Matthews, the bride’s brother James Middleton and his television personality girlfriend Donna Air, as well as tennis star Roger Federer.