The Story Behind Pippa Middleton\'s Wedding Dress

Pippa Middleton's Giles Deacon-designed wedding dress has been widely praised by bridalwear experts.

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister wore a high neck, cap-sleeved ivory gown with a corseted bodice and bespoke lace detailing.

The 33-year-old, >who has tied the knot with financier James Matthews

, smiled as she arrived at the church, wearing her veil over her head.

She then beamed as she left St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire with her husband after the ceremony.

  1. Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
    Image: The Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton has married hedge fund manager James Matthews in a church in Berkshire
  2. The page boys and bridesmaids, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte leave the church ahead of Pippa and James Matthews
    Image: The newlyweds kissed as they left, surrounded by bridesmaids, as well as pageboys, including Pippa's nephew Prince George (second right)
  3. Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
    Image: Pippa's sister, Kate, acted as chaperone for the bridesmaids and pageboys
  4. Kate and her daughter Princess Charlotte
    Image: The Duchess of Cambridge with her daughter Princess Charlotte who was one of the bridesmaids
  5. The Duchess of Cambridge at her sister's wedding with the page boys and bridesmaids
    Image: Kate with the young children ahead of the service
  6. Michael Middleton (L) stands with his daughter Pippa Middleton
    Image: Michael Middleton pictured with his youngest daughter before the ceremony
  7. Pippa Middleton with her father
    Image: Pippa wore a Giles Deacon-designed dress, topped off with a full tulle veil by Stephen Jones and tiara by Robinson Pelham
  8. Princes William and Harry arriving at the church in Englefield in Berkshire
    Image: Princes William and Harry arriving earlier at the church in Englefield in Berkshire
  9. Prince George is a pageboy at his Aunt's wedding
    Image: Prince George was a pageboy at his aunt's wedding
  10. Princess Beatrice arrives at the wedding
    Image: Princess Beatrice arrives for the ceremony
  11. TV presenter Donna Air arriving at the wedding
    Image: James Middleton's girlfriend, TV presenter Donna Air, was also there
  12. Roger Federer attended Pippa Middleton's wedding with his wife Mirka
    Image: Tennis star Roger Federer attended the service with his wife Mirka
  13. Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
    Image: Following the service, the newlyweds were pictured in a Jaguar E-Type as they headed to their wedding reception in her parents' garden
  14. Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
    Image: The couple waved to well-wishers
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The British designer's creation has been described by experts as soft, pretty, and pristine, with a romantic feel.

Deacon himself, speaking to The Business Of Fashion website earlier this week, said of the gown: "I wanted that 'how-was-that-done?' factor."

He added: "It's all hand-pieced which is why you don't actually see a seam."

He revealed his inspiration behind the gown as well, confessing: "There's incredible movement, I always loved the dancing scenes in The Leopard (an Italian movie from 1963).

"I know they were all hoop crinolines in the film, but there's something gorgeous about having that great movement, with the skirt spinning round, keeping its shape."

On Twitter, reactions were more mixed with some saying the dress was amazing and gorgeous.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews leave the church
Image: The couple leave the church after the wedding

But others were underwhelmed, with one commenting the outfit "looks like her nan's old fashioned curtains".

Another said: "I'm not a fan of the sleeve on the dress, though I do love the skirt."

David Emanuel, host and creative director of Say Yes to the Dress UK, who also designed Princess Diana's wedding dress, said: "It's simple and pretty.

"I predicted it would be soft and pretty and very English, which it is."

Couture designer Edwing D'Angelo agreed, saying: "I love the lace, it looks so clean, so pristine, she looked immaculate."

D'Angelo went on: "Looking at the dress, she was obviously looking for a romantic feel and I think (Giles Deacon) gave her that with this dress. I absolutely love his work, it was a great choice."

Giles Deacon
Image: The wedding dress was designed by Giles Deacon

Meanwhile, Peta Hunt, from You and Your Wedding Magazine, explained: "I think the capped sleeves and delicate v-back show her arms, without being too over the top. It really emphasises her waist."

She added: "I'm sure we're going to get lots of girls following her lead with this dress. It's an easy look for us all to emulate. It is what most girls dream of looking like, I feel."

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