Pippa Middleton marries financier as royal guests look on

File Pippa Middleton is getting hitched to James Matthews on Saturday

File Pippa Middleton is getting hitched to James Matthews on Saturday

She held her first garden party of 2017 at Buckingham Palace and "kicked off the social season in London" in the run-up to Pippa Middleton's wedding on May 20.

Locals in Bucklebury have wished the couple well but there are no plans for village celebrations like there were for William and Kate's wedding in 2011.

The wedding has been in the news ever since Pippa and James announced their engagement July previous year.

Here is everything to know about the much-awaited wedding of the year. "But it's not exactly a royal wedding because it's not royals getting married".

Prince William walked up to the church accompanied by younger brother Harry. The star-studded guest list includes Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle. The two got engaged last July and confirmed the big news through an official Kensington Palace spokesperson.

Donna Air, partner of Pippa's brother James Middleton, has also been spotted outside the church despite the supposed "no ring no bring" policy.

Big sister Kate played a vital role and ensured her younger sibling looked her best for her big day.

The guests will enjoy food sourced from the region around Glen Affric, including haggis canap├ęs and lamb, Daily Mail reported.

Spencer Matthews' girlfriend Vogue Williams was reportedly banned from attending.

Kate Middleton's little sister is set to Wednesday James Matthews on Saturday at St. Mark's Church in Englefield, England, but there's still a lot of work to do before the two walk down the aisle. It's just a few miles from the Middleton family home and is the church she attended as a child.

Details of the wedding service, reception and celebrations have been kept under wraps by organisers but there has been speculation in the press the day will cost Pippa's parents Carole and Michael Middleton hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Prince George will be a page boy and Charlotte - at the tender age of 2 - will be a bridesmaid. The bride looked flawless from her lovely curled, pinned bun to her stunning bespoke gown Giles Deacon gown, which, according to the BBC, was made to create the allusion of being seamless.

Here are other glamorous brides to inspire her.Members of high society are beside themselves with joy and anticipation ahead of the wedding of Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. And before you even ask, Pippa's wedding dress is to die for.

And, just as guests won't have to worry about roughing it outside, they also won't have to worry about trekking it to outdoor portaloos.

Her 2016 healthy recipes charity book "Heartfelt" caused less of a splash than her debut as a writer. The couple were reportedly given 17 lbs. of beluga caviar as a gift by an anonymous Russian donor. Pippa has handpicked the 30 waiting staff from photos, and they will all be signing confidentiality agreements as well as handing over their phones.

The furniture and equipment are being supplied by a company called Jones Hire after workers were seen offloading chairs from one of the event company's trucks.

According to their website, they are "London's premier catering rental company".

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister and the hedge fund manager are holding a private ceremony with close family and friends the attractive Grade I-listed country church, which sits within the grounds of Englefield House.

When Matthews' father purchased the sprawling 10,000 acre Glen Affric estate in 2008, he inherited with it the title of Laird of Glen Affric. Their family also owns a castle and a 10,000-acre estate in Scotland, near Loch Ness.

There could be a wild puma loose in the countryside where Pippa Middleton is set to tie the knot this weekend.

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