UPDATE: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews have OFFICIALLY gotten married. And the bride looked absolutely stunning.
Her dress was designed, as rumored, by Giles Deacon and was slightly reminiscent her sister’s gown, although the short sleeves made it much more appropriate for a late-spring wedding.
This morning’s ceremony saw roughly 200 guests in attendance including Roger Federer and his wife, Princess Eugenie and her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank (Princess Beatrice seems to have stayed away after news broke yesterday of her ex-boyfriend getting engaged), James Middleton (Pippa’s brother) and his girlfriend Donna Air, and of course Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and the bride’s sister, the former Kate Middleton). Prince Harry was also in attendance but his girlfriend, Meghan Markle, was not although she is in London at the moment and is expected to attend the evening reception.
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen fixing her sister’s dress and veil as she walked into the church and also helped to wrangle all of the page boys and flower girls before the ceremony – including her own children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. It seems that although Kate had no official role in the ceremony (as previously reported) she did, unofficially, act as the Matron of Honor.
It’s finally here – Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’s long-awaited wedding weekend. The couple are to be married tomorrow – Saturday, May 2o – at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The church sits on an estate just a few miles away from Pippa’s parent’s home, Bucklebury Manor.
After the ceremony, which is set to begin at 11:30am (6:30am Eastern Time), the guests will be treated to a Breakfast Reception at the Middleton family home which will then be followed by an evening reception on the grounds. Much has been made of the large glass marquee that has been brought in, as well as the more traditional white event tent and, of course, the luxury portaloos.