Pippa Middleton’s “Something Old” Was Recycled From Kate Middleton’s Wedding

Pippa Middleton something old wedding earringsJames Matthews and Pippa Middleton leave St Mark's Church after their wedding on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

How’s that for tradition? On Saturday, May 20, blushing bride Pippa Middleton married James Matthews in a picture-perfect wedding ceremony held at St Mark’s Church in Englefield.

Knowing that the public would likely devour and dissect her wedding (ensemble included), Middleton carefully selected each and every accessory for the event, including the tradition of incorporating “something old” into her attire. That specific item—a pair of Robinson Pelham diamond drop earrings—was first publicly worn by Pippa during Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding to Prince William.

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On Saturday, the bride again recycled the piece—a pair of pear-cut earrings including an acorn and an oak leaf emblem–paying homage to the Middleton family’s coat of arms. According to The Telegraph, the elegant accessories were first commissioned for the 2011 royal wedding, where Pippa made her big debut as bridesmaid of the year.

Along with the earrings, Middleton looked resplendent in her custom, bespoke lace gown by Giles Deacon, which she further accessorized with a pair of custom Manolo Blahnik heels and a Robinson Pelham diamond tiara. She completed her look with her Asscher-cut engagement ring and muted gold wedding band believed to be a work by Pelham as well.

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Following the ceremony, the couple celebrated their newlywed status with a lavish reception held at Carole and Michael Middleton’s nearby estate in Bucklebury.

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