How Pippa Middleton's wedding is ALREADY fuelling bridal trends

Publish Date
Monday, 29 May 2017, 11:55AM
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While the world watched Pippa Middleton's big day unfold last weekend, it seems thousands of brides-to-be had their eyes peeled for inspiration too.

And less than a week after her lavish nuptials, the extent of the impact her wedding has had - from the dress right down to the spectacular lighting display - is beginning to emerge, the Daily Mail reports.

Searches for high-neck lace dresses, glass marquees and vintage motors have soared on search engines and bridal websites since Saturday, according to wedding planning app Bridebook.co.uk.

From the choice of flowers and church location, to the outfits of the pageboys and bridesmaids and the wedding transport and the design of her own dress and bouquet, experts say Pippa’s wedding may have started a renaissance for traditional English weddings.

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High-neck lace gowns: Up 81%

Pippa opted for a bespoke Giles Deacon dress in guipere lace with a high neck and capped sleeves - a nod to the shift to embracing timelessly classical styles rather than strapless "meringue" style frocks.

Since Pippa's big day, searches for high neck lace wedding dresses have already grown by 80 per cent.

Bridebook founder Hamish said: "From the traditional touches of the gorgeous church flowers, vintage transport and classic page boy outfits, to the wow factor of the glass marquee, Spitfire flyby and projection mapping, Pippa’s wedding was filled with inspiration for every bride-to-be."

Glass marquees: Up 10,000%

The Middletons' infamous glass marquee at Bucklebury Manor, costing an estimated £110,000, is tipped to set the trend for similar structures like wildfire; searches for glass marquees on Google have already grown 10,000 per cent per cent since Saturday.

Experts predict we'll now be seeing couples leaving behind the boxy and restricting tent-style marquee, and instead opt for the glamorous "greenhouse effect".


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Unique entertainment: Up 45%

Whilst everyone loves a good magician, couples are now expected to get more creative and unique with their wedding entertainment (even if it’s not quite a Spitfire flyby or psychedelic light display) thanks to the Matthews effect.

Bridebook.co.uk has seen an 45 per cent increase in searches for 'unusual entertainment' like projection mapping since Saturday, which projected images of Pippa and James onto the Middleton family home.

Vintage transport: Up 85%

Pippa’s vintage Jaguar was a showstopper in itself, and much more classical looking than the newer luxury white sedans that have been popular as of late. Searches on Bridebook.co.uk for vintage wedding cars grew 85 per cent over the weekend.  


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Flowers: Surge in popularity

Pippa’s choice of going traditional with a focus on pale pink English roses could be an indication of a shift in preference for organic and natural flower choices.

The Bridebook.co.uk profile for Pippa’s church and reception florist, Lavender Green Flowers, has had an unprecedented 1,700 visits by brides since Saturday as everyone chases down the hottest florist in the country.

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.