From a Middleton to a Matthews. Pippa Middleton and James Matthews are now officially husband and wife. The couple married at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, England, on Saturday, May 20.
For the most anticipated wedding ceremony of the year, the beaming bride wore a white gown that was long speculated to be designed by Giles Deacon. The gorgeous, short sleeve dress featured lace, an elegant high neck, and an open keyhole to reveal her back. The designer released an official statement about designing the couture piece, saying he was “thrilled” to have worked with the event planner.
Middleton opted for an elegant updo, and flashed a sweet smile just as she walked into her childhood church. She recycled “something old”–a pair of earrings from Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding–for her nuptials.
Right before the bride’s walk down the aisle, doting big sister Kate Middleton helped adjust Pippa’s gown and veil. The girls’ father, Michael Middleton, then escorted his younger daughter inside St Mark’s.
Kensington Palace previously confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would attend the nuptials with their family. Prince George served as a page boy, while Princess Charlotte was one of the bridesmaids in the ceremony. Both looked adorable in their coordinating ensembles as they walked into the church.
Their mom told a garden party guest earlier this week that she only had one concern about Pippa’s wedding, and it involved George and Charlotte. “She said that they were all really looking forward to her sister’s wedding at the weekend, but she was a bit worried about how her children might behave,” an attendee named Andrew Bates told reporters. “She said she was hopeful that they would be good but you never know at that age.”
The bride’s mother Carole Middleton and younger brother James Middleton linked arms as they walked into St Mark’s.
Prince Harry and Prince William wore coordinating ensembles for the special occasion. While Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle did not join him for the ceremony, she later attended the reception at the Middleton household.
Thankfully, the rain held off as the bride and the couple’s guests made their way into the 12th century venue.
This will be the first wedding for both Middleton and Matthews, co-founder of a hedge fund called Eden Rock Capital Management. The bride and groom briefly dated in 2012, but went their separate ways until three years later when they rekindled their relationship. Matthews proposed last July with a one-of-a-kind Asscher-cut diamond. They have been friends for more than a decade.
Following the ceremony, the couple celebrated with an over-the-top reception at Bucklebury Manor, the home of the bride’s parents. The next day, the pair set off for their honeymoon in French Polynesia, where they will relax at The Brando resort on Tetiaroa Island.
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