Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla
Obviously Edward and Sophie did not marry at St. Paul's Cathedral, where Lady Diana wed Prince Charles. Otherwise a wedding a St. Paul's might have been a state occasion.
Edward and Sophie would never have had a state wedding even if they wanted. State weddings are in the UK for the monarch and heir. Even William's was only classified as a semi-state wedding. He may have got a wedding like Andrew and Anne, with all the official guests and pomp, but it would not be a 'state wedding'.
Location doesn't play a role. St Paul's was never an option. Charles and Diana married at St Paul's as they needed the space. They had 3500 guests. Its the only church that could house that many guests.
If he had the pomp wedding of his brother and sister, Edward would have married at Westminster. WA is the church for royal weddings, funerals, coronations and other significant moments. If not for the size of their guest list, Charles and Diana would have wed there as well.