In case you missed it (doubtful) Pippa Middleton was married this weekend. Pippa, sister to Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was married to now-husband, James Matthews on May 20, 2017. Now any of you who are like me and basically eat and breathe weddings have been all over this wedding since waking up on Saturday morning to pictures of the beautiful occasion. From the dress to the adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte – I’ve got everything you need to know and see from Pippa Middleton – ahem – Matthews’s wedding.
Pippa gained her fame at the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April of 2011. To be frank, Pippa looked really good in her Alexander McQueen bridesmaid’s dress and no one’s forgotten about her since! This past weekend she took center stage as the bride.
Pippa wore a custom gown by Giles Deacon that was lace from head to toe. She looked stunning in a high neck gown with cap sleeves and a full lace skirt. The overall look was simplistic yet stunning and timeless. (I mean how gorgeous does she look?) The dress was perfectly elegant, brilliant, and completely handmade. She accessorized the dress with a tiara by Robinson Pelham and flowing veil by Stephen Jones (who is accustomed to working with Giles Deacon according to The Telegraph).
Prince George and Princess Charlotte also made an appearance at the wedding as page boy and bridesmaid among other members of the cutest and sweetest wedding party you’ve ever seen. Princess Kate was the ultimate mom keeping the children quiet as the ceremony began and helping keep them together as they entered and exited the church.
Pippa did receive a title in marrying James Matthews. His father holds the Scottish title of Laird of Glen Affric. Meaning Pippa, currently holding the courtesy title of Mrs. Matthews of Glen Affric the younger, is the future Lady of Glen Affric. Pippa decided to stay traditional by wearing something old – her earrings from the royal wedding of her sister (so sweet!). They were a gorgeous pair of diamond drop earrings by Robinson Pelham, who also made her tiara. However, she used nontraditional vows by using a more updated version that omits the word “obey.”
She and Matthews were married at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield mere miles from where the Middleton children grew up. The church is on private land and was a perfect fit for their intimate ceremony.
The reception was held at the home of the Middletons in what can be described as nothing short of a glass castle that was built on the family grounds days before the wedding. In attendance were family and friends including, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Roger Federer and wife Mirka, and of course Prince William and Princess Kate. The reception was a very private event with guests reportedly having to share a secret password and have IDs checked in order to be shuttled onto the family grounds. The reception was reported to have been an all night bash complete with “an acrobatic aerial performance of Supermarine Spitfire, the most widely produced and strategically important British single-seat fighter of World War II.”
Needless to say, this wedding is one that will not soon be forgotten by those fortunate enough to be invited. Hopefully more pictures from the reception and ceremony will surface soon, but for now enjoy these photos of what many are calling Britain’s wedding of the year (and rightfully so)!