Pippa Middleton is getting the wedding ball rolling with James Matthews! The word on the street is that the engaged British socialite is now sending out cards for her guests to save the date. This means that she is already in the works with wedding dress planning. That was a quick recovery after her iCloud got hacked!
The 33-year-old socialite did say, when she got engaged, that she wanted the wedding to happen in 2017 -- and it looks like she will be true to her word.
"Pippa Middleton and fiance James Matthews have fixed a date for their wedding next year, I can reveal -- and she looks set to walk down the aisle in style in a £10,000 gown," reports the Daily Mail. "Pippa is having some luxurious 'Save The Date' invitations made, which will be sent to family and friends inside their Christmas cards. And the 33-year-old is determined her gown overshadows the dress that she wore to sister Kate's wedding."The report claims that Pippa has been doing her homework in trying to get the best dress for her big day, scouting gowns that cost up to £10,000.
Some high society wedding critics in England suggested that she stay away from trying to mimic the grandeur of her sister Kate Middleton's wedding, saying that might make her look tacky. The designer of her sister Kate Middleton's wedding dress gave his two cents to the public, possibly in hopes of Pippa listening.
"As long as the complete opposite of the Duchess of Cambridge — then she stands a chance," he said according to the Daily Mail. "She's not a royal; she's not going to be a royal. And that's all I'm saying."
"I personally, would put her in something very soft, perhaps chiffon, with a train of course because it's dramatic," he continued. "Possibly a little lace bodice, soft and fluid, I mean she's got a great shape."
As her wedding date will also be the day she becomes part of nobility -- as her boyfriend James Matthews is a Scottish noble -- she probably wants the event to be as grand and classy as possible.
But her wedding planning has not been without drama. This month, she had to deal with the fact that her iCloud got hacked, which meant that many of her private photos could have been published by gossip-thirsty tabloids.
Fortunately, she got the law on her side by making sure that her photos and videos do not get leaked to major news media outlets.
"The High Court has banned publication of photographs allegedly stolen from Pippa Middleton's iCloud account," reports the BBC. "The Duchess of Cambridge's sister took civil court action against a 'person or persons unknown' after her account was said to have been hacked.""A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of an offence under the Computer Misuse Act and later bailed," the report continued. "The allegations emerged after private pictures were said to have been offered to the newspaper via encrypted messaging service WhatsApp."
She also has been having business trouble. It was revealed that her publishing company was underperforming, to the point where she may have to reconsider continuing it.
"It's lucky Pippa Middleton is marrying a millionaire as her business isn't looking as healthy as she is," reports the Daily Mail. "Her company accounts reveal that she made a mere £50,000 last year, a fall of £65,000 after posting a profit of £115,000 the year before. Pippa is sole shareholder of PXM Enterprises, which manages her 'publishing activities' – which might include money from her party planning book Celebrate (the one she was reduced to flogging on her parents' Party Pieces website at a knock-down price)."
Seeing how she is marrying her boyfriend, who is a financier and Scottish nobility, it looks like she will have enough money to make sure that her business stays afloat!
Do you think Pippa is trying to outdo her sister Kate Middleton's wedding? Or do you think she wants it to be more personal and cozy? Let us know in the comments below!
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