If being in the wedding business has taught us anything, it's that it's only natural for a party planner to plan her own wedding—albeit, with a little help—just like a stationer would most likely design her own stationery or a fashion designer would design her own wedding dress. So naturally, when Pippa Middleton, a former party planner and sister to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, announced her engagement to hedge fund manager James Matthews, the public began wondering whether or not she'll be planning her own wedding.
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Insiders all agree that Middleton will want a more informal wedding, with a laid-back style and a sense of fun. At her sister's wedding to Prince William, she organized bowls of Haribo gummies to be passed around along with more traditional canapés. She also themed their after-party to resemble an '80s disco! If that doesn't scream fun, we don't know what does.
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Many experts are predicting that the Celebrate author will be handling much of the wedding's details herself. A fellow party planner told The Daily Beast, "Pippa may have a full-time assistant involved to handle the logistics in the run up to the big day, but she'll be the one calling up chefs for auditions and picking the linen." Plus, in a 2013 column she wrote for the UK's The Telegraph, she visited the New Covent Garden Flower Market to learn more about choosing, caring for, and arranging flowers, and ended the essay wondering, "Maybe I’ll be a DIY bride".
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Middleton and Matthews will most likely tie the knot in England, outside London's city limits, or perhaps at the Matthews's family hotel, Eden Rock, St. Barths. Either way, we're pretty sure the wedding will be totally elegant, upscale, and the UK's party of the year.