Pippa Middleton's wedding: Everything you need to know

Pippa Middleton has wed her financier boyfriend James Matthews in a glamorous ceremony near her parents home.

Here is all you need to know about the 'society wedding of the year' which took place on Saturday.

  • The venue

The couple tied the knot in St Mark's Church on the private Englefield estate in Berkshire, near Reading.

Hundreds of royal fans, press and public descended on the normally quiet, picturesque village for the ceremony which took place shortly after 11.30am.

The Rev Nick Wynne-Jones, who is the church's resident priest, is said to have officiated at the wedding.

  • The reception

The glass marquee where the reception is thought to be taking place. Credit: ITV News

The reception was held in the grounds of Pippa's parents home a few miles away in the village of Bucklebury.

Exact details were kept under wraps, but what we do know is that an expensive glass marquee was been hired for the event.

Reports suggest it was a lavish affair, with a nod to the groom's Scottish connections expected to be included in his outfit, entertainment and the food, with haggis on the menu along with Scottish lamb and whisky, while there was also due to be a piper and a Spitfire flypast.

Vintage cars and posh portable loos were also ordered for guests.

  • George and Charlotte's role

A smiling Kate with Princess Charlotte, who is a flower girl. Credit: AP

The young royals had [**starring roles**](http://George and Charlotte have starring role at Pippa) as page boy and bridesmaid at the wedding.

Their mother Kate admitted earlier this week she was a "bit worried" about how the children will be behave on Pippa's big day.

"She said she was hopeful they will be good, but you never know at that age," a guest who met Kate at the Queen's recent annual garden party revealed.

  • The dress

Pippa with her father James Middleton. Credit: AP
The back of her Giles Deacon dress. Credit: AP

The details of Pippa's wedding gown have been a tightly held secret.

But is has now been revealed that she chose Giles Deacon to design her bespoke gown.

The dress has a cap sleeve, high neckline and corseted bodice with heart-shaped detail at the back.

Silk cotton lace was hand appliqued to create an illusion of the dress having "no seams".

The bride also wore a bespoke tulle and pearl veil designed by milliner Stephen Jones with a matching handmade tiara.

Her shoes were Manolo Blahnik pumps in ivory satin with bespoke pearl detailing.

  • The guest list

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend as a couple. Credit: PA

The most highly anticipated guests were Prince Harry and his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.

It was first reported that Meghan, who Harry has been dating since last year, was not invited due to Pippa's "no ring, no bring policy".

But this has since been relaxed and the Suits star attended the reception - although there was no sign of her at the church.

James's brother Spencer Matthews, who was a regular in reality show Made In Chelsea, took on the role of best man but his girlfriend, reality TV star Vogue Williams, did not attend due to a "prior engagement".

Kate's controversial uncle, Gary Goldsmith, who was a guest at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2011 wedding, also made an appearance with his daughter at the nuptials.

  • Security

Royal fans have descended on the village for the event. Credit: PA

Security was tight with several senior royals attending, guarded as usual by Scotland Yard royalty protection officers.

No-fly zones, banning aircraft including drones, balloons, kites and parachutes, were imposed over Bucklebury and Englefield between 6am on Friday and 3pm on Sunday.

  • The engagement

Pippa's enormous engagement ring. Credit: PA

Pippa and James got engaged last summer with the ring reportedly costing £250,000.

James is said to have proposed during a trip to the Lake District after less than a year of dating.

Before getting down on one knee, he asked Pippa's dad for permission.