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8 things we know so far about Pippa Middleton's wedding plans

Written by Katie Byrne, published 31st january



They announced their engagement last year - and now the countdown to the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews is firmly on!

Tipped to be the society wedding of 2017, the celebration will see Pippa - little sister of the Duchess of Cambridge - tie the knot with her banker beau in a family-filled celebration, taking place in the bride's Berkshire family home.

So what, exactly, have the pair got planned for their special day? Here's what we know so far...

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#1 The couple have opted for a late-spring wedding: they'll be marrying at St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire, on 20 May.

#2 Pippa and James sent out their save-the-dates inside their Christmas cards, with the wedding invites reportedly due to be created by iconic London stationers, Mount Street Printers.

#3 Designer Giles Deacon is hottly tipped to be the creator of Pippa's wedding gowns, after he was spotted entering her London home with armfuls of dress bags. However, Jenny Packham and Alice Temperley are also in the running. (And let's not rule out McQueen, who created the iconic Maid of Honour gown (left) Pippa wore at the wedding of her older sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011...)

#4 The reception, which will reportedly take place at the family home of Pippa's parents, Carol and Michael, will accommodate between 350 and 400 guests. However, this will be no ordinary home-held affair, according to the Daily Mail: rather, Pippa and James are said to be hiring a luxurious marquee for the occasion.

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#5 Pippa has been spotted visiting Chelsea florist Lavender Green Flowers (who adorned the third addition of our Wedding Blog Awards with the most beautiful blooms) to fill the celebration with blooms; insiders suggest that the day will be brimming over with beautiful hydrangeas.

#6 Prince George and Princess Charlotte will reportedly be their aunt's page boy and flower girl, with speculation hot as to whether their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, will be her sister's Maid of Honour.

#7 Equally, reports suggest James' little brother, Made In Chelsea star Spencer, will most likely stand as Best Man at the nuptials.

#8 Finally - the rings! Pippa's £250k engagement ring was selected from up-market jewellers Robinson Pelham, so it seems likely the wedding rings will also be chosen from its glittering array of bands. Interestingly, the Chelsea jewellers also made the earrings that Kate wore for her 2011 wedding to Prince William, too.

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