Five wedding trends Pippa brought back

Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews in May was one of the most talked about high-society events of the year so far. People had been waiting and speculating for months about every aspect of the wedding, from her dress designer to the car she would leave the church in.

When the big day arrived, it was unsurprising that Pippa challenged the modern precedents of wedding traditions with a more classic and timeless wedding masterclass. Needless to say, the decisions she made have already started influencing brides-to-be and inspiring their desires for their own weddings.

If you’d like to know more about the trends scheduled to hit the wedding market for next year’s wedding season, read on.

The dress

Of course, the most important part of a bride’s big day is finding The One. We’re not talking about her fiancé, but instead her wedding dress. Pippa was no exception, dazzling in a stunningly traditional floral lace dress with a high neck and pretty, capped sleeves designed by Giles Deacon.

Many brides, after seeing Pippa’s wedding pictures, have also decided that they’d love to walk down the aisle in style with searches for high neck lace wedding dresses rising by 81% since Pippa’s big day.

There’s no doubt as to why this is – Pippa’s dress paves the way for people to begin embracing the ageless classical styles that will stay in style forever, instead of following the shifting and changing current designs available for brides. Remember, some styles are classic for a reason.

The venue

One of the most talked about aspects of Pippa and James’s wedding was the venue for their reception – a glass marquee in the grounds of the Middleton’s family estate, Bucklebury Manor. Its elegant lines and gorgeous décor made it a venue fit for a princess, or at least the sister of one.

This stunning setting for the evening of her big day was definitely a hit for future brides, with the searches for glass marquees increasing by 10,000%!

While we can’t promise you a glass marquee at The Brewery, our striking venue rooms are just as effusively elegant. Steeped in history and modernised with contemporary style, the rooms are perfect for any size wedding party. They also allow for customisation to tailor your day perfectly, such as light washes that can be selected to perfectly fit your colour scheme.

The flowers

Royal brides are often encouraged to follow the tradition of Queen Victoria’s daughter and have an all-white bouquet with sprigs of myrtle. As the sister of a royal bride, Pippa chose to bring back her own tradition of using pale pink English roses as a bouquet, shifting back towards a preference for simple and organic bouquet choices.

The entertainment

Not all couples can include a Spitfire fly-by or a photo projection on the side of the family mansion as part of their wedding, but that’s no reason to avoid more unusual styles of entertainment for your reception.


At The Brewery, we pride ourselves on our sophisticated audio-visual system and expertise, so projection mapping of your treasured couple photos during your big day could become a reality. Speak to us about what you’re imagining and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Following in Pippa’s footsteps and choosing unique and personalised entertainment is a sure-fire way to keep guests remembering your wedding in the weeks and months after the event itself.

If you’re looking for a service and a venue for your special day that caters to the traditional, classic and the timeless so that you can emulate Pippa’s class and sophistication, look no further than The Brewery. Our dedicated wedding website The Proposal will help you start the journey towards creating your special day.