The society wedding of the year took place yesterday when Pippa Middleton and James Matthews exchanged vows at St. Mark's, Englefield surrounded by family and friends. We were very much hoping to see Meghan accompany Harry to the ceremony, instead Harry arrived with William. Following the wedding, Harry drove back to Kensington Palace to get his girlfriend to take her to the glittering reception. At this point, it's looking unlikely we'll see any photos from the reception, however this snap of the couple en route to the party offers a little glimpse.
The Sun reports Meghan was invited to the entire event, however Harry and Meghan wanted to ensure they didn't upstage the bride (reporters remain varied across the media as to whether Meghan was invited to the ceremony).
'The pair were seen grinning as they made a subtle entrance in the nick of time to catch the spectacular Spitfire display. A source said: “Harry is extremely fond of his sister-in-law. They had a wonderful time at Kate and William’s wedding. “He knew this was all about Pippa’s big day and he and Meghan jointly decided they didn’t want to upstage her.
“Harry went all the way to London to get Meghan and bring her to the party. He was determined not to upstage Pippa but also really wanted them to enjoy the wedding together,. He left as discreetly as possible and travelled with her all the way back up, showing just how serious he is about her. He didn’t want Meghan having to arrive along, without him alongside her, at the reception.”
Prince Harry arriving with Prince William. They exchanged smiles and jokes as they made their way to the church. A couple of tweeters mentioned it almost looked like William could have been saying "You're next Harry" :)
The bride looked beautiful in a Giles Deacon gown, below the beaming happy couple after the ceremony.
The Sun reports Meghan was elegant in a floor-length black dress, sunglasses and a white jacket for the lavish reception on the grounds of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury. "Music could be heard belting out from the glass marquee from a live band on Saturday evening, including jazz renditions of Call on Me by Eric Prydz and The White Stripes banger Seven Nation Army. Best man Spencer Matthews, the younger brother of groom James, could be heard earning rounds of applause speech which took place at the late hour of 11pm." Below, a look at the Spitfire flypast guests enjoyed after a lavish dinner taken by @journalistemily.
The Mail reports William, Kate, Harry, Meghan and of course the bride and groom danced the night away until 4 a.m at the striking glass marquee erected on the Middleton property. "Hundreds of VIP guests watched as footage of Pippa Middleton and her new husband was beamed onto the back of her family's £6million Berkshire mansion in a dazzling display during the reception on Saturday night. The newlyweds' faces were projected onto the windows of Bucklebury Manor along with psychedelic lights and, at one point, what appeared to be the silhouette of a shapely dancing woman against a green background. At one point James was shown in his hunting gear - an apparent nod to his lengthy campaign to win the affections of his bride - as guests partied until 4am."
It very much sounds like a wonderful evening was enjoyed by all. It's wonderful to see Meghan by Harry's side for the reception - it was also an excellent opportunity for her to get to know and meet more of their circle of friends. Guests changed into glamorous evening looks for the reception, I'm sure Meghan's gown was the epitome of elegance. All in all it was a lovely wedding. I don't know about you, but I'm certainly thinking another royal wedding would be simply fabulous *hint hint Harry* :). We leave you with another look at Mr and Mrs Matthews!