Pippa Middleton's Wedding: Everything We Know So Far – eonline
The world’s most notorious bridesmaid will soon become a bride.
Pippa Middleton, Kate Middleton‘s younger sister, got engaged to James Matthews, a hedge fund millionaire and former racing driver, final summer. He proposed with a 3.5-carat Asscher-crop diamond engagement ring from London jeweler Robinson Pelham after dating Pippa for nearly a year. The two possess known each other for more than a decade.
Wedding Date and Venue: Pippa and James are set to exchange vows on Saturday at St. effect’s Church, located at Conservative Party politician Richard Benyon‘s family estate in Englefield, Berkshire, E! News has learned. Pippa and her siblings attended services there as children and grew up in neighboring Bucklebury. The venue is also one of the locations where the Netflix series The Crown was filmed.
Pippa and James will be wed on the church’s altar in front of a elegant stained glass window.
Due to the increased guest count, TV screens possess been installed in the church so that everyone can see the nuptials and possess a helpful view.
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Wedding Party: Kate will attend the wedding with her family, although it isn’t clear whether she’ll be in the wedding party, with some speculating she won’t want to steal Pippa’s thunder.
Pippa and Kate’s brother James Middleton and the groom-to-be’s siblings, including his brother Spencer Matthews, a reality TV star in their native Britain, may also be portion of the wedding party.
Wedding Guest List: There are going to be over 300 guests, but nothing official has been announced. The bride-to-be’s parents, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton, will be among them and will also host the reception. Other attendees include the groom-to-be’s parents, David Matthews and Jane Matthews and William’s brother Prince Harry.
His girlfriend, also Meghan Markle, also scored an invitation despite an alleged “no ring no bring” policy. Pippa’s brother’s girlfriend Donna Air will also reportedly attend the wedding. However, Spencer’s girlfriend Vogue Williams did not build the guest list.
Pippa and Kate’s controversial uncle Gary Goldsmith will be attending the wedding ceremony, reception and party, sources confirm.
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Wedding Prep: For three months, the bride-to-be has been undergoing bridal body boot camp at the Grace Belgravia health club in London. On the day of the wedding, Pippa will reportedly catch ready at the Englefield House. Her glam squad is set to reach at 5 a.m.
Pippa and James possess attended pre-marriage counseling sessions with the vicar conducting their wedding service.
“Pippa and James are a wonderful couple,” a source told E! News exclusively. “They are very well suited and possess spent a long time preparing for this day. They are both taking the responsibility of what this marriage means very seriously. They possess been having pre-marriage counseling with the vicar who is conducting the service to build certain they are both on the same page and full aware of the commitment they are making to one another.”
“They want to attain everything they can to ensure they like a long and glad marriage,” the source added.
Pippa and James possess “spent a lot of time getting to know the vicar,” the source said, adding that the vicar and his wife “possess become fairly close to the Middleton family” and possess had dinner together several times at each other’s homes.
The vicar had also conducted the Christmas service that William and Kate attended with their kids final year.
Wedding Transportation: A source tells E! News that church guests will join the rest of the guests at the Middleton house in the afternoon and will be driven directly from the Englefield Estate in minibuses if by a company called Windsorian (who also if transportation from the Goring Hotel during Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding).
After the Ceremony: Guests will disappear on two-minute walk for a Champagne reception at Englefield House.
Wedding Reception: The reception will rob set at the $7 million Georgian Grade II-listed manor domestic of Pippa and Kate’s parents, according to The Telegraph and HELLO! magazine. According to E! News’ sources, the reception will happen in a “glass palace” on the Middletons’ lawn that will house the 300 wedding guests.
Two tents possess also been erected, one for the catering and one that houses the luxurious portable bathrooms.
Pippa’s parents had their garden landscaped for the wedding reception by the gardening services company the Gibbons Group. A source told E! News, “They wanted it to be perfect for the expansive day. They spent a lot of time working on it.”
Wedding Flowers: Lavender Green has been brought on for the floral decorations. The company will arrive on Friday to decorate inside of the glass palace with spring blooms. Flowers are expected to be hanging from the ceiling with a strong “spring” theme.
“It’s going to be magical,” the local tells E! News. “There will be floral arrangements from top to bottom, it’s going to be magnificent.”
Flowers are being flown in from Holland for the event. smart pink flowers were seen at the venue Friday.
Wedding Weather: Local forecasts predict rain on Pippa’s wedding day, although weather in England is unpredictable. As a result, the Middleton’s nixed an original plot of having Pippa arrive to the wedding in a horse-drawn carriage.
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Wedding Cake: A source has confirmed to E! News that the couple has ordered a wedding cake from London-based bakery Domino Purchas contemporary Cakes. The luxe cake will be feeding over 300 wedding guests and is believed to reach with a price tag of roughly $3,000. Also, boxes bearing pastry chef Fiona Cairns‘ name were recently spotted being delivered to the venue.
Wedding Security: A no wing zone has been enacted over the area until Sunday evening. Meanwhile, police possess stepped up their presence around the Middleton family’s domestic. Two offers were spotted patrolling the grounds on foot Friday. However, a Thames Valley police source said they had no problem with the public taking pictures, citing general interest.
Another source told E! News Pippa’s mother has “been incredible to the locals.”
“Englefield has been totally taken over by the press but she has made certain that the villagers attain not feel like strangers in their community, so she has spent a lot of time with the local people who live in the houses on the Englefield estate so that everyone feels included in the festivities,” the source said.
The source added that parishioners will receive wrist bands on Pippa’s wedding day “so they are able to watch everything as it takes set.”
Wedding Dress Designer: Giles Deacon appears to be the favorite. He was previously spotted visiting Pippa with a garment bag and a source close to the designer’s team told E! News the design is “very simple, elegant and it’s every handmade.”
“I can never really comment on rumors,” he told HELLO! in February. “Until things are confirmed it’s just rumors.”
Wedding Rehearsal: It happened Friday at the church with the couple’s family. The kids were not spotted, although their nanny, Maria Turrion Borrallo, was. Kate was seen driving her and William from the event back to Kensington Palace. She later took George out to play after it stopped raining.
“The whole family is excited,” an insider told E! News. “It’s going to be a long day for the kids tomorrow but they won’t possess to stay out every day. Maria will rob them back for their bedtimes so Mum and Dad can like the evening celebrations.”
Bachelorette Party: It happened in March; Pippa went skiing with Kate and friends at the French resort Meribel. A source told E! News the sisters enjoyed drinking and partying together, on the same weekend of William’s notorious boys’ ski trip.
No word on whether William plans to showcase his notorious “dad dancing” moves at Pippa and James’ wedding.
“The Escape:” Once the vows possess been exchanged and cake has been crop, the newlyweds will forgo a typical tropical honeymoon for a getaway to the French Alps. According to a source, the couple has booked a chalet where they possess stayed before and are skipping live-in staff for right privacy. During “The Escape,” as they possess coined it, Mr. and Mrs. Matthews will like the noteworthy outdoors with hiking and biking.
“They’re both so active,” the source said. “Expect her to be packing more North Face than bikinis.”
According to the insider, the couple may eventually disappear on a beach vacation as well later on. “Both of them are so stressed right now, they just want to vanish absent and feel like the only two people in the world.”
(Originally published April 5, 2017 at 8:16 a.m. PST)