20 May 2017

Jewels of Pippa Middleton's Wedding

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The long-awaited nuptials of Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, took place today in Berkshire. Pippa married James Matthews at St. Mark's Church in Englefield, and there were both bridal and royal jewels on display.




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As many speculated, the bride did indeed wear a small tiara. The "Maidenhair Fern" tiara was handmade for Pippa by Robinson Pelham. I can already imagine that many are lobbing criticism at Pippa for trying to be "royal" by wearing a tiara, but I'll make two observations: a) you don't have to be royal to wear a tiara, and b) this is an extremely modest "tiara" -- really more in "hair ornament" territory.


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The firm also made an accompanying "headpiece," which was used to secure Pippa's veil.


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You'll recognize the coordinating Robinson Pelham earrings worn by Pippa on her wedding day...


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...because they're the same earrings she wore for William and Kate's wedding in 2011. (Kate's wedding earrings were also custom made by Robinson Pelham.)


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Pippa's lace wedding gown was made for her by British designer Giles Deacon.


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Kate wore a blush pink Alexander McQueen dress and a coordinating hat for her sister's big day.


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She accessorized with a major pair of diamond and morganite double-drop earrings from Kiki McDonough. The special edition earrings cost £7,500.


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We got to see William and Harry arriving, too -- but Meghan Markle wasn't captured by press photographers.


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Princess Eugenie of York was also among the royal guests. She attended with her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank.


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Eugenie wore small triangular stud earrings for the wedding.


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She also wore rings on both hands.


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Here's a look at her entire outfit. The dress is by Paule Ka, a favorite designer of Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg.


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Also at the wedding: Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. She wore a pair of earrings with a contrasting stud and drop; these look a bit like pieces from Monica Vinader to me.


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Here's a look at her whole ensemble. She attended the wedding with her partner, Thomas Kingston.


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But of course, the royals who stole the show were little Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, who served as a pageboy and a bridesmaid for their aunt.


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What do you think of the jewels from Pippa's wedding day?