Quick change! Ever the beauty, Pippa Middleton looked stunning in her Giles Deacon wedding dress on Saturday when she married financier James Matthews at St. Mark’s church in the Berkshire. There were whispers that the 33-year-old, who wore a cap-sleeved bespoke ceremonial dress featuring a high neck and beautiful heart-shaped cutout detailing on the back, would change ensembles for her evening reception. It seems they were true, as the newlywed stunned her guests by donning a Pronovias gown at the Bucklebury Manor after-ceremony event.
Pippa Middleton opted for a Pronovias dress for the evening reception Photo: www.pronovias.com
The Spanish bridal brand designed a gorgeous white, flowing gown for Pippa's after-ceremony look. While Pronovias has yet to officially confirm that they designed the dress, Kate Middleton's little sister will no doubt be among the designer’s lengthy list of famous clientele, which includes: models Bar Rafaelli and Camilla Alves. Opting for the elegant Pronovias number enabled Pippa to easily join in with the dancing at her reception.
Pronovias wedding dresses are known for their elegance Photo: www.pronovias.com
Reports surfaced that Pippa and her 41-year-old groom asked their reception guests to bring a change of clothes for the evening party – an unusual request for a wedding. One guest was even spotted wearing tartan trousers, clearly in the mood for a fun night. The family held two receptions after the official church service: a champagne toast at Englefield House, the sixteenth-century house where the bride was dressed and and got ready for her big day, and the later party at the Middleton’s family home.
Pippa Middleton wore a showstopping Giles Deacon wedding dress Photo: Getty Images
The social event of the year featured a stunning £100,000 ($130,360) “crystal palace” glass tent on the sprawling estate. The marquee had been built on the Middleton’s 18-acre grounds solely for the celebration, providing the perfect setting for partygoers to watch a fantastic flyover display by a World War II Spitfire plane. Reception guests enjoyed the spectacle, with the outing carrying on into the early hours of Sunday. The party was mandated as "adult-only" and saw around 350 guests.