Pippa Middleton & James Matthews: The Wedding Low Down
If you haven't heard already, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews got married on Saturday after a year and a bit of being engaged, and oh my goodness - didn't she look stunning? We've scoured the reports to give you a low-down of what went on. We know, we're givers.
On Saturday 20th May 2017, Pippa and James wed at St Mark's Church, Englefield, and then moved the party to a glass marquee in her parents' back garden in the family home in Berkshire. The guests included the obvious and the not-so-obvious: Roger Federer and his wife were in attendance (as you do. Funnily enough, they haven't replied to my RSVP yet...). Also, have a bonus pub quiz fact: James Matthew's brother, Spencer, was his best man - aka Spencer from Made In Chelsea, in all his chiselled-face, ski-jumping, bike-posing glory! It's a small world, after all. They all, of course, looked dapper. You'll have probably seen the photos of the cheeky page boys and flower girls too: alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte, of course, there were some big personalities, including a pageboy who's made headlines for apparently sticking two up at the camera. Frankly, if the whole world's media were looking at me, I'd want to make an impact too.
Pippa arrived with her dad Michael in a sleek convertible 1951 Jaguar Mk V car, and was the picture of effortless cool as she prepped herself for the ceremony. We love her simple, fresh make-up look, her gorgeous headpiece (from Robinson Pelham) and her pearl-dotted veil from Stephen Jones. And, of course, the dress: long-anticipated and much-awaited, we think it certainly delivered. The Giles Deacon number had the most gorgeous silhouette, with a high neck, cap sleeves and beautifully defined structure in the skirt, whereas it had the most stunning cut-out heart detail on the back. The dense lace was hand-appliquéd, so as to make the dress look seamless. Seamless, yes. Flawless, yes. She wore custom Manolo Blahnik ivory satin shoes, and carried a small posey of spring florals. And she looked über happy, which is the main thing in all of this!
The pageboys and flower girls were decked out in full regalia, sticking to a muted colour palette of beautiful fresh sage greens and blush pinks. Princess Charlotte sported a gorgeous gypsophila crown and held a matching heart-shaped ornament as she walked down the aisle.
Rumour has it that Pippa changed into a Pronovias number for the evening do, during which there was a Spitfire flypast for the guests. Pippa and James also projected images and memories from their time together onto the wall of the house for guests to look at - I absolutely LOVE this idea. I'm just not sure there's a house big in the world for my face...
If you're inspired by Pippa's wedding day look and want to achieve it on a slightly more low-key level, then fear not. We have some gorgeous suppliers who we think could do just the trick - may we recommend a few...?
Make up - Amy George specialises in natural-looking make-up for gorgeous and bubbly brides
Hair - The Audrey headpiece from Glorious is a very close match to the one Pippa sported
Sashes - Sash + Veil do beautiful bridal sashes, if you wanted to embody the flower girl and pageboy cute with a pop of colour in a sumptuous fabric
Flowers - if you want pretty perfection, Megan Lily Flowers is your gal. Give her a bell and she'll give you a bouquet!