Pippa Middleton and James Matthews exchanged vows this weekend in a highly anticipated English society wedding. We have been following the event, as always our interest peaks with big weddings, and we are happy to share the details we’ve learned.
The ceremony took place at St. Mark’s church in Englefield, Berkshire. Just seven miles from the Middleton home in Bucklebury.
Pippa’s gown, by Giles Deacon, was a stunning floral lace dress with a pretty high neck, flattering little cap sleeves and a cut out back.
Lavender Green Florist did the flowers for the wedding. Lush floral garlands decorated the beautiful stone church, lining the arches, circling the pillars and overflowing from the window ledges. Pippa chose whites and pale pinks with lots of fresh greenery. Floral varieties included roses, peonies, astilbe, lilacs, ivies and waxflower.
Pippa Middleton’s bridal bouquet was a collection of peony, sweet pea, astible, freesia, waxflower, green bell and alchemilla mollis. Her bouquet was quite petite as not to overwhelm the bride or her dress. The young bridesmaids carried white wicker baskets of petals and had dense floral crowns of tiny white flowers.
The reception was held at the Middleton home. It was a marquee reception, but not a traditional canvas tent, the Middletons had a Belgium glass conservatory-style marquee erected on the grounds.
After dark, the guests were treated to a light show projected on the main house while the interiot of the marquee was lit for dancing.
The spaced looked beautiful from the road and, to us, a bit familiar…
Here is Planterra Conservatory photographed during a reception from the road.