Weddings used to be so simple. A church or registry office ceremony, followed by the obligatory staged photographs and then on to a hotel - or, if it was a particularly smart do, the bride’s parents’ country house - for a slap-up meal and dancing into the wee hours (or as long as your heels would allow you). This would usually be quite enough of a headache for a bride to plan, but if you are the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister and party planning is in the family job description - then it is not enough to plan for one lavish wedding celebration. The thing to do is to have two in one day.
Never one to be behind a trend (her sister may have married into the most traditional family in Britain, but Pippa is a thoroughly modern girl) Pippa Middleton has chosen to style the wedding of the year in line with the growing trend for a “two-tier” celebration. Her marriage to James Matthews will be a day...
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