Pippa Middleton marries James Matthews in front of royals, family and friends

Cheryl Sanders
May 20, 2017

Six years after coming to public attention as a bridesmaid at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton ensured all eyes were on her as she exchanged vows with millionaire beau James Matthews. Its corseted bodice gave way to a "heart" detail in the back, completing the gasp-inducing effect.

Matthews, 41, smiled broadly and sported elegant formal wear set off by a blue vest.

As the likes of tennis player Roger Federer and wife Minka, Princess Beatrice and soon-to-be brother in-law, Spencer Matthews entered St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire for the pair's nuptials, we were on the look out for Prince Harry and his California-born girlfriend to arrive at the church. Both were wearing special outfits when they arrived with their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa's sister.

"The lace bodice is embodied with pearl detailing over an organza and tulle underskirt, which has layer upon layer to enable a floor-sweeping movement".

Prince George of Cambridge, page boy, and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, bridesmaid, attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England.

Middleton came to the church accompanied by her father Michael in a vintage convertible. Everything to know about Pippa Middleton's upcoming wedding Princess Kate reveals excitement about sister Pippa Middleton's wedding Middleton's bespoke veil was designed by milliner Stephen Jones and featured tull.

They joined flower girls, who wore garlands of Gypsophila, in their hair and several other page boys.

The wedding ceremony was scheduled to begin at 11.30am, and guests had begun arriving at the intimate parish church around an hour beforehand.

On the arm of her father, Michael Middleton, Pippa smiled with joy as she arrived at the St Marks Church in a vintage auto ahead of her vows.

Pippa Middleton is the second of three children, a year younger than Kate and four years older than businessman James. She has written a book about entertaining and columns for Vanity Fair while also working at her parents' lucrative "Party Pieces" business.

She looked terrific in a form-fitting Alexander McQueen dress at Kate's 2011 wedding but is likely to wear something more modest at her own.

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