Pippa Middleton Marries in a Beautiful Lace Dress with Capped Sleeves


Pippa Middleton—the Duchess of Cambridge’s little sister, who made a name for herself when she walked down the aisle at the royal wedding in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress that fit so well it launched a lot of Twitter accounts dedicated to the then bridesmaid’s cute posterior—has just wed financier James Matthews in a private ceremony at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield.

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The bride wore a stunning custom lace gown by British designer Giles Deacon. Pippa is said to have worked closely with Deacon on the dress, which boasts a high neckline, cap sleeves, and a corseted bodice with a heart shaped back. The bride’s brunette hair was done in a classic updo. She arrived at the church accompanied by her father, Michael, in a vintage open-topped car with her veil by well-known milliner Stephen Jones draped over her face. She also had a Maidenhair Fern tiara handmade by Robinson Pelham on top of her head, and Manolo Blahnik pumps in ivory satin completed her wedding day look.

Fans gathered outside of the church cheered as the bride exited the car and made her approach to the chapel. Big sister Kate Middleton, wearing a blush colored dress and matching fascinator, smoothed out the skirt of her sister’s dress in the entryway of the church. (Prince George and Princess Charlotte served as page boy and flower girl, respectively.) After the ceremony, everyone reconvened a stone’s throw away from the church at Englefield House to toast the new couple. Later today, over 300 guests will go to Pippa’s parents’ home in Bucklebury for a reception inside a glass marquee that’s been erected on the property.