Pippa Middleton and her fiance James Matthews are reportedly considering holding their wedding ceremony at her parents' house.
The happy couple announced their engagement in July, confirming rumours with a statement, "Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday 17th July and plan to marry next year."
The pair has been together for less than a year after enjoying a brief relationship in 2012. But the engagement has been met with royal approval, with Pippa's sister, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William claiming to be "absolutely delighted" by the news.
Unlike Catherine's lavish wedding to William at Westminster Abbey in 2011, insiders suggest Pippa's nuptials to hedge fund millionaire James will be a much quieter affair. It is thought the pair will marry in Bucklebury, the Berkshire home of Pippa’s parents Carol and Michael, where they will "most likely host it in a marquee in their garden," a source divulged to Britain's Bella magazine.
There is also speculation that Catherine's children - George (3) and Charlotte (14 months) - may have roles as page boy and flower girl.
However, should Pippa and James seek a warmer locale, they could always head over to the Matthews family's lavish Eden Rock resort in St Barts.
Last week, British tabloid The Daily Mail reported Pippa had her heart set on a reception in the Scottish Highlands, where James' family owns a 4000-hectare estate.
Pippa (32) leapt into the spotlights when she was bridesmaid in a figure-hugging Alexander McQueen dress at the wedding of her sister and William. And the brunette beauty will no doubt make a style statement when she ties the knot.
David Emanuel, designer of Princess Diana's wedding dress and host of new TLC show Say Yes to the Dress told the publication that he believes Pippa's gown will be couture and have a slim, body-fitting silhouette with a train.
"It should have a soft and feminine theme, and for fabrics, I'd love to see a lace bodice with layers of silk chiffon or all lace," he said. "I imagine that (she and Kate) are very different women and I think Pippa's bridal design will reflect that."
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