How to re-create Pippa Middleton’s wedding day yourself

On Saturday Pippa Middleton married her new husband, James Matthews in a fabulous church ceremony followed by a lavish reception in a marquee in the grounds of the Middleton’s home.

We have seen lots of photographs from outside the church, especially of Prince George as a cute pageboy and Princess Charlotte as an adorable flower girl…

page boys and flower girls

Now new photographs have been released from inside the glass marquee at the reception in the gardens of her parents home.

The wedding cost a reported £300,000 but if you fancy trying to emulate Pippa’s big day then we  have the guide for you! We have decided to put together our tips for recreating Pippa Middleton’s reception for a fraction of the price from some of brilliant exhibitors at The Liverpool and North West Wedding Show, so if you fancy a wedding reception with a royal touch you have to read this!

The Marquee:

Who wouldn’t want to have their first dance under the stars, and with a see through marquee than that is certainly an option. Pippa and James marquee was made from glass but we think that this one from Elite Marquees is still something special and would definitely give your wedding the

 Pippa Middleton Marquee                                                                                 Elite Marquee


At Elite Marquees their wedding marquee hire planning service will work closely with you before the event to put you completely at ease, answering your every need. Their attention to detail, providing the Marquee, tables, chairs, dance floors & lighting – to your own specifications – will help create your perfect wedding day.

The result is a magical feel, a ‘wow’ factor that will add that extra bit of excitement and make your special day truly amazing. Elite’s wedding marquee hire experts will truly capture the feel of the day while delivering first class service.

The Centrepieces:

If you loved Pippa’s tree centrepieces then we have the perfect option for you courtesy of the fabulous red floral architecture. Specialising is the wow factor, The centrepieces from Matt and his team will take your breath away.

Pippa Middleton’s Centrepieces

Pippa Middleton Glass Marquee Interior 2

red floral architecture’s Centrepieces

red trees

red floral architecture has gained itself a reputation as a highly stylised and glamorous contemporary flower business specialising in traditional, off the wall, vintage and contemporary floral designs. Their work encompasses weddings, corporate events and funerals

red floral architecture embodies itself within contemporary design. It’s function at all times, however, is to suggest suitable themes and ideas provoked by season, colour, style and location. Producing definitive results, and embracing the designers’ philosophy of combining flowers, environment and budget to create maximum effect.


Pippa wore a maidenhair fern tiara and matching headpiece, crafted with diamonds and 18-karat white gold designed by Robinson Pelham who incidentally designed the Duchess of Cambridge’s oak and acorn drop earrings for hwer own 2011 nuptials. If you are looking for something less bespoke, Bridal Path, as well as stocking a range of fabulous designers including Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander and Demitrios, carry a full range of headpieces. We love the Memphis tiara, it definitely has a similar feel to it to the Robinson Pelham piece.

pippa tiara

Bridal Path’s gorgeous head wear is from Ivory and Co and offers lots of choice and something for everyone. They have a amazing choice of headpieces from traditional tiaras and side pieces to comb slides and bespoke pieces. Heavily encrusted or simple pearl bands we will be there to advice and compliment your gown.

Morning Suit:

If you want your groom to look as dapper as James Matthews did them a morning suit is a must. Attire Menswear offer an array of suits to choose from, from lounge suits to tails, the team are on hand to find the look perfect for your wedding.

morning suit


Pippa Middleton chose British couturier Giles Deacon to design her bridal gown for her wedding to James Matthews on Saturday, and the result was definitely traditional British bride. We can’t help but think that the one of a kind Giles Deacon dress looks very similar to Eddy K #EK1025. If you would like a dress just like Pippa’s then you’re welcome!

                                           Giles Deacon Bespoke                                                                                      Eddy K

eddy k dress comparison


Pippa and James drove of into blissful marriage life in a vintage Jaguar E-type.


It is the world’s oldest Jaguar E-type from 1961, now unfortunately we can’t find another ‘world’s oldest jag’ for your big day but what we can offer instead it a collection of fantastic cars from the wedding car exhibitors that we have at The Liverpool and North West Wedding Show at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 9-10 September 2017.

If you haven’t bought your tickets for The Liverpool and North West Wedding Show yet, what are you waiting for! Get your tickets here for inspiration from 150 exhibitors for you big day. Don’t forget your free Bride or Groom ticket.

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