The Duchess of Cambridge’s little sister shot to public attention when she wore a bottom-hugging bridesmaid’s dress at the royal wedding in 2011.
33-Year-old Pippa is said to have wanted a small, intimate ‘family’ wedding when she weds wealthy hedge fund trader James Matthews next year.
According to friends, the ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 20, at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire, with the reception following at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, just a few miles away. Prince George, three, Pippa’s nephew, is tipped to be a page boy and her niece Princess Charlotte, who will have just turned two, a flower girl.
The couple are believed to be having a marquee set up in the garden of Michael and Carole Middleton’s mansion, with posh Portaloos brought in for the occasion. Trendy designer Giles Deacon is rumoured to be making Pippa’s dress, after he was spotted carrying garment bags into the £17 million house with his-and-hers bathrooms that she and James share in West London.
Chelsea florist Lavender Green is arranging the flowers — likely to include spring blooms like sweet pea or lilac.