On Saturday, one of the most famous bridesmaids of the last decade got to be the bride. Pippa Middleton, also known as the other Wisteria Sister, married hedge-fund manager James Matthews in lavish royal-adjacent fashion.
Pippa looked beautiful and blissfully happy, reminding us why we all love weddings, even ones we think we don’t particular care about until the media gently reminds us that apathy is not an option.
I wasn’t particularly a fan of Pippa’s custom guipure lace gown by Giles Deacon and the Maidenhair Fern tiara. With the lace, high collar, and molded feel of the bodice, it was a little too Victorian Wonder Woman as interpreted by Zack Snyder for my taste.
But of course, after seeing how jacked Pippa’s arms are now, I wouldn’t say that to her face.
The Daily Mail has a multitude of articles with a vast amount of photos of the wedding, including one in which you can sort of see Meghan Markle being driven to the reception by Prince Harry. Her absence from the church ceremony almost overshadowed the bride on social media as royal watchers wondered if there would be a royal wedding in the not-so-distant future.
Kate served as an unofficial bridesmaid to her sister, doing some flower girl and page boy wrangling. There’s a great photo of Kate shushing the kids that made the cover of the Sunday Express.
Kate also helped with straightening her sister’s veil and dress.
In quite a few photos, Kate appears to be looming behind Pippa like acid reflux.
After the ceremony, Prince George had a little mini meltdown. Reportedly, it was in response to Kate scolding him for stepping on Pippa’s train, but who knows. He could have been cranky because he’s three and at a wedding. Princess Charlotte had a couple of moments of being two at a wedding but she was two like a pro and quickly recovered.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s style is always soooo mother-of-the-bride and this dusty peach Alexander McQueen dress which she paired with a Jane Taylor hat and Kiki McDonough earrings was no exception.
It’s totally WKRP in Cincinnati and not in a good way.
I mean, come on, the actual mother-of-the-bride, Carole Middleton, looked more youthful.
Although Carole and Kate both went so heavy on the blush, I couldn’t get Judy Collins’ version of “Send in the Clowns” out of my head.
Send in the clowns
Don’t bother, they’re here
Seriously, the ladies of the Moulin Rouge didn’t wear that much rouge.
Hey sistas, soul sistas, betta get that dough sistas
I noticed Kate’s rings were doing an awful lot of slipping. She was wearing her eternity band so they shouldn’t have slipped that far up towards her knuckle. Hopefully she’s okay.
While the wedding wasn’t a royal union, the taxpayers still have to pick up the tab for security because of the attendance of the second, third, fourth and fifth in line to the throne. St. Mark’s church was closed on Friday evening for security sweeps, as were various roads, including the one taken by James and Pippa to the reception in a Jaguar, doing a royal-adjacent wave to those who had gathered to wish the newlyweds well.
Congratulations to the happy couple!