How to Get George and Charlotte's 'Quintessentially English' Wedding Wear (and How Much It Costs!)
"Our designs were intended to blend in with the lovely setting," designer Pepa Gonzalez tells PEOPLE
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In this week’s cover story, founder and designer Pepa Gonzalez tells PEOPLE that Middleton hoped to capture a timeless, classic look for her pint-sized wedding party.
“Our designs were intended to blend in with the lovely setting for this quintessentially English and traditional wedding,” says Gonzalez. “The beautiful colors Pippa had carefully chosen for her wedding were so important to us when designing those pieces. Her style is very elegant and discreet but she never goes unnoticed.”
In their formal outfits, complete with flower crown headpieces for the girls, “the children were delightfully well behaved,” a guest told PEOPLE. (Though Prince George did a get scolding from his mom Princess Kate after the ceremony!)
And for royal-loving brides and grooms-to-be looking to outfit the younger members of their own wedding parties, Pepa & Co. has debuted near-exact duplicates of the designs George, Charlotte and the rest of the attendants wore at Middleton’s nuptials in their new “Celebration” collection.
The complete girl’s look, which includes a hat, cardigan and shoes, costs nearly $600. The dresses will run you $363. The boy’s look is $485, with the knickerbockers priced at $122, the shirt at $116 and the cummerbund at $44.
“The classic clothing design for Pepa & Co. is inspired by the clothing from past decades that my oldest brothers and our parents once wore as children but with a modern twist,” Gonzalez says. “I love every children’s vintage handmade piece. I feel there is a story behind them.”
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And designing the outfits for Pippa’s wedding party, Gonzalez says, was especially memorable.
“It has been an honor for me to be part of this project,” Gonzalez says. “I will always have fond memories of it and feel so lucky to have designed these outfits for the most adorable and sweet group of children.”
• Reporting by SIMON PERRY