Pippa Middleton’s wedding: all the pictures

Crowds of well-wishers descended on the small village of Englefield yesterday, to watch the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa Middleton marry financier James Matthews.

The wedding was attended by a host of high-profile guests. The Duchess played a central role ushering the young page boys and bridesmaids, including her own two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Duke of Cambridge Prince William and his brother Prince Harry arrived together just before the ceremony, where they mingled with guests such as the groom’s brother, Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews.

Other famous names in attendance included TV presenter Donna Air – the partner of Pippa’s brother James Middleton – and Princess Eugenie.

The bride herself was resplendent in a striking Giles Deacon gown and bespoke tulle veil by milliner Stephen Jones.

Come feast your eyes on all the photos right here, or take a closer look at Pippa’s wedding dress.

Photos: Rex Features

  • Wedding guests

    Guests begin to arrive at the hotly-anticipated “society wedding of the year”.

  • Wedding guests

    Bold pops of colour appear to be the unwritten dress code.

  • Donna Air

    Here comes actress Donna Air.

  • Donna Air and partner James Middleton

    She’s greeted warmly by boyfriend James Middleton, brother of the bride.

  • Mirka and Roger Federer

    One of the greatest tennis players of all time, Roger Federer, arrives hand-in-hand with his wife Mirka.

  • Spencer Matthews

    It’s Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, brother of the groom and best man.

  • Princess Eugenie and boyfriend Jack Brooksbank

    Hi there Princess Eugenie, with boyfriend Jack Brooksbank as her beau.

  • Carole and James Middleton

    James accompanies mother of the bride Carole Middleton to the church.

  • Prince William and Prince Harry

    The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and his brother Prince Harry, approach with minutes to go.

  • Prince William and Prince Harry

    They’re looking in good spirits for William’s sister-in-law’s big day.

  • Prince William and Prince Harry

    No sign of Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle, whom he later collected via a 100-mile trip to London, in order for her to join the evening celebrations. 

  • The Duchess of Cambridge

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, arrives on cue with little Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge with the page boys and bridesmaids

    Kate is wearing a  blush pink custom Alexander McQueen dress designed by Sarah Burton – the same woman behind her show-stopping wedding dress in 2011.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge

    The Duchess seems to have no problem marshalling the group of infant bridesmaids and page boys.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge

    They’re getting set for the arrival of the bride...

  • Michael and Pippa Middleton

    And here she is. Pippa Middleton arrives with her father Michael in the back of a vintage 1951 model Jaguar.

  • Michael and Pippa Middleton

    The bride works a romantic yet subtly fashion-forward gown by Giles Deacon, with a cathedral-length tulle veil by milliner Stephen Jones.

  • Michael and Pippa Middleton

    "I was thrilled to work with Pippa on her wedding dress," Deacon said. "The bespoke silk cotton lace was hand appliqued to create an illusion of the dress having 'no seams'. The lace bodice is embroidered with pearl detailing over an organza and tulle underskirt, which has layer upon layer to enable a floor sweeping movement."

  • Michael and Pippa Middleton, and the Duchess of Cambridge

    A true big sister, Kate helps Pippa arrange her veil – just as Pippa did for her back in 2011.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte

    The hour-long ceremony over, Princess Charlotte gets set with a basket of petals.

  • Spencer Matthews

    Spencer makes his way out of the church.

  • Carole and Michael Middleton

    Proud parents of the bride, Carole and Michael.

  • James Matthews and Pippa Middleton

    And it’s the new Mr. and Mrs. – looking delighted to have sealed the deal.

  • James Matthews and Pippa Middleton

    They beam in front of crowds of press and onlookers.

  • Page boys and bridesmaids

    Prince George leads the younger contingent of bridesmaids and page boys.

  • James Matthews and Pippa Middleton

    The happy couple share a kiss.

  • James Matthews and Pippa Middleton

    They’re clearly elated.

  • James and Pippa Middleton

    The wedding was a relatively intimate affair (compared to Kate and William’s extravaganza, at least), with 150 guests.

  • Pippa Middleton

    With her veil pulled back, Pippa showcases a Maidenhair fern tiara by Robinson Pelham

  • James Matthews and Pippa Middleton

    The bride and groom depart in a rare Jaguar E-type sports car.

  • James Matthews and Pippa Middleton

    The newlyweds wave to the crowds.

  • James Matthews and Pippa Middleton

    They’re off to join their guests at a reception and later a party at Pippa Middleton’s family home, where their loved ones were entertained in a £100,000 marquee, with ping-pong tables, a lavish banquet and a flypast by a Second World War Spitfire.