Pippa Middleton dazzles on her big day

Pippa Middleton has gone from being the world’s most famous bridesmaid to a blushing bride.

The younger sister of Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, has married hedge fund manager James Matthews in a ceremony at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, west of London.

Thrust into the spotlight six years ago when she assisted Catherine at her wedding to Prince William at Westminster Abbey, Pippa looked even more dazzling on her big day.


In 2011 it was a figure-hugging Alexander McQueen gown that showed off her toned backside that was all the talk, but for her own wedding the younger Middleton chose London designer Giles Deacon.

The breathtaking bespoke gown is reported to have cost $70,000 and featured heavy lace from the high neck and capped sleeves to A-line skirt, with a heart-shaped back cut-out.

Following the release of photo from the ceremony, the designer took to Instagram to congratulate his high-profile client: “So pleases to have been part of this day.”

So pleased to have been part of this day ????#gilesdeaconcouture

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Pippa chose to have six little attendants, including her nephew, Prince George, and niece, Princess Charlotte.

Their mother, Catherine, was on hand to keep her children and the other little members of the bridal party in line.

She was also elegant in a blush pink dress with full sleeves and hat.

Princes William and Harry arrived together in tails.

There was no sign of Harry’s actress girlfriend, Meghan Markle, who reportedly stayed away to avoid stealing the spotlight. It’s believed she was expected at the reception which was being held at the Middleton’s estate.