Pippa Middleton weds millionaire financier James Matthews

Updated 11:35 AM EDT, Sat May 20, 2017

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Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's sister, weds James Matthews on Saturday

She gained fame six years ago when her sister Catherine married Prince William

(CNN) —  

Royalty and celebrities gathered Saturday to watch as Philippa Charlotte “Pippa” Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, married millionaire hedge fund manager James Matthews in Englefield, England.

Middleton arrived with her father in an open-top vintage car shortly before rain started to fall, UK’s Press Association reported. Once at the picturesque St. Mark’s Church, father and daughter enjoyed a quiet moment before walking in.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arranges the train of her sister Pippa Middleton's wedding dress.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arranges the train of her sister Pippa Middleton's wedding dress.

Heavy rain stayed away for most of the morning as guests streamed into the 12th-century church. A downpour erupted minutes after the ceremony started and ended just seconds before the 45-minute ceremony concluded.

The ceremony took place just a few miles from the Middleton estate, where the marquee reception was held. Classic cars also brought page boys and bridesmaids from Middletons’ home minutes before the bride’s arrival, the PA reported.

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, arrives with his brother, Pince Harry.
PHOTO: Justin Tallis/PA Wire/AP
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, arrives with his brother, Pince Harry.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry were seen walking around the church shortly before the ceremony. However, Prince Harry’s girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle, did not accompany him to the ceremony. It was rumored she might join him for the reception; if Markle attended, it would be the couple’s highest-profile outing to date.

Catherine, wearing a light pink dress with a deep V-neck and matching fascinator, was seen outside the church attending to her two small children. She straightened Pippa’s gown before the bride entered the church, much as Pippa had done for her when she married Prince William.

After the ceremony, Catherine walked beside the newlyweds as they followed page boys and flower girls out of the church.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stands with her daughter Britain's princess Charlotte, a flower girl, following the wedding of her sister Pippa Middleton to James Matthews.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stands with her daughter Britain's princess Charlotte, a flower girl, following the wedding of her sister Pippa Middleton to James Matthews.

The dress and the spectacle

Middleton’s dress was handcrafted in London by fashion designer Giles Deacon, the PA reported. The bride also wore a bespoke veil designed by Stephen Jones and made from fine tulle with a dégradé of embroidered pearls.

Pippa Middleton arrives for her wedding to James Matthews at St Mark's Church
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Pippa Middleton arrives for her wedding to James Matthews at St Mark's Church

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Middleton’s ensemble also included a Maidenhair Fern tiara with matching hairpiece handmade by Robinson Pelham and Manolo Blahnik pumps in ivory satin with bespoke pearl detailing, the PA reported.