ALMOST ROYAL WEDDING-Pippa Middleton & James Matthews

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You might have heard that they had an almost royal wedding in England on Saturday, May 20th.  The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Middleton married James Matthews in Berkshire.  It had the all the anticipation of a royal wedding, with her wedding dress and other details of the nuptials being a closely guarded secret of the million dollar wedding.  It ended up being the society wedding of the year-a contemporary, classic wedding with lots of flowers, elegant British traditions, classic cars and celebrity guests.

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THE COLOR SCHEME>>>pale dusty pink as seen in Kate Middleton’s (Duchess of Cambridge) classy flowing dress and hat. Get inspiration HERE for your own dusty pink wedding theme.

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THE GOWN>>>A Giles Deacon creation of hand-appliqued lace with a high neck and little cap sleeves. Get the $52,000 look HERE

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THE JEWELRY>>>Asscher cut engagement ring in an Art Deco style.  Large center stone surrounded with octagonal halo of sparkling channel-set diamonds.  Get the look HERE.  Simple gold band for her wedding band.  Her “something old” was wearing the same earrings she wore to her sister’s wedding, when Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011. A floral pattern with drop diamonds.  Find similar earrings HERE.  Her tiara was in a maidenhead fern design.  Get the look HERE

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THE FLOWERS>>>white & pink roses, peonies, sweetpeas, astilbe, freesias, waxflowers and green bells and lots of greenery with ivy filled St. Mark’s church in Englefield.  The bride carried a small bouquet of the same flowers.  Apparently the flowers cost over $20,000.

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THE INVITATIONS>>>little subtle white flowers in a simple romantic style.  Get the look HERE

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THE FLOWERGIRLS & PAGEBOYS>>>for the girls-big pale pink bows, floral crowns and carried white straw baskets or heart shaped floral wreaths.  Get the look HERE. For the boys-short pants in pale green, classic white shirts with peter pan collars and covered buttons.

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Pippa Middleton (centre R) kisses her new husband James Matthews, following their wedding ceremony at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017, as the bridesmaids, including Britain’s Princess Charlotte (L) and pageboys, including Britain’s Prince George (2R), walk ahead. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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THE GUESTS>>>The lady guests were dressed to the nines in facinators and big hats!  Get the look HERE.  The men were dressed in morning coats with colored vests or kilts as is customary.  Some opted to go with a plaid pant instead of the traditional grey pinstripe!

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ENGLEFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Guests arrive at St Mark’s Church ahead of the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on May 20, 2017. Middleton, the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is to marry hedge fund manager James Matthews in a ceremony Saturday where her niece and nephew Prince George and Princess Charlotte are in the wedding party, along with sister Kate and princes Harry and William. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images)

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Janice Murray

Janice is an old soul in the wedding industry. She worked in retail, selling wedding gowns and renting tuxedos. After that she started her own business creating custom wedding favors and artificial flowers, and hiring out as a wedding decorator. In 2000, when the wedding industry was just finding the Internet, Janice started her own theme wedding website, “ASK GINKA”. The successful resource site ran for 10 years until life and kids took her away from devoting enough time to it. Her university background in Clothing & Textiles and Theatre Design was a great foundation for these activities. When it is all put together, Janice has a wide range of knowledge and experience in this industry-and has been married 25+ years to her sweetheart, Mark. This is the first year Janice has been working with Wedding Recycle. She is involved in sales, marketing, writing and event planning, and she is very excited to be back in the wedding industry.

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