Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Okay guys. So I've secretly been following all the coverage of The Royal Wedding. I can't help it. I love fairytales. I've been watching all the footage all morning from Kate Middleton arriving at Westminster Abbey to the public kiss on the balcony. I can't stop. It's an addiction. And think of me how you will, but I totally teared up a few times. Weddings are so romantic. It's every girl's dream to be a princess on her wedding day and that dream came true for Kate. Without further adieu, here are the things I loved about the whole shebang:

1. Kate's whole look. Her dress is perfection. I can't get enough. It's designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. I wish I could get married again so I could wear that dress. Of course, I don't really have the budget to have a dress custom made by one of the biggest designers in the world, but that's just a technicality. Her tiara was lent to her by The Queen. It's Cartier. Enough said. The earrings were a wedding gift from her parents. Good call, Middletons.


Gorgeous! Amiright?
2. Kate's sister, Pippa holding her train and looking lovely in a white, almost liquid looking gown.

  
3. The bouquet. It was simple and lovely.


4. The car Kate arrived in. A Rolls Royce with a see through panel on the back so people could see Kate from all angles. I need one I think.


5. When Prince William first saw Kate at the alter he leaned in and whispered "You look beautiful." Swoon. This may have been one of those moments when I teared up. Watch it here.


6. The service. I don't belong to The Church of England, but I loved how tasteful the ceremony was and how centered it was on keeping God in your marriage. The guy who gave it said something along the lines of "too many people have forgotten God today and rely solely on each other in the marriage. The only way to make it work is by having faith in God." I loved that, and I truly believe it.


7. Prince William kept taking stolen glances over at Kate. He would smirk and she would catch him, and they'd both just smile. That's a face of a man in love.

Image via People
8. Crazy, over the top hats. That's what makes this wedding so above the rest. Hats. And lots of them. Gotta love the British. Haha.



Ya, that's Posh and Becks.
9. As Prince William and Kate left the church and got into their horse drawn carriage (swoon), Kate leaned in to William and said "I'm so happy." This may have been when I cried again.


10. The kiss. In The Church of England, you're not allowed to kiss at all during the ceremony. Kate and Will did what Princess Di and Harry did and came out onto the balcony at Buckingham Palace to share a public kiss. It was short and sweet. Then they leaned in again and had a longer, more romantic kiss to the cheering of thousands of people. I know I keep saying this, but, swoon! Watch it here.

Ya, I know I already posted this picture, but isn't it the sweetest?!
I loved watching The Royal Wedding. I love knowing that people are in love and that the whole world can join in and want to witness that love. People went to London from all over the world, just to see new love in Kate and William. It's the idea of romance that attracts people to The Royal Wedding, not just the celebrity. There's something magical about a girl becoming a princess and riding away, sublimely happy with her prince in a horse drawn carriage. I've never been a princess, and I've never been in a horse drawn carriage, but I know what it feels like to be sublimely happy to be with the one you love. It's magic.

All images via People

5 comments:

Julie said...

i love the many swoons. such a beautiful wedding!

Larissa said...

I haven't followed this at all and am so glad that I can come to you to get all the nitty gritty of the event. I feel totally filled in now - thanks!

elise said...

It's buffering right now. :)

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Wasn't this fun. She was stunning. I only wish she would have worn her hair up. Otherwise, perfection.

Warmly, Michelle

Anonymous said...

I was totally one of those people who thought the media hype about the wedding was annoying until reading this post. I think the world does need more happy news and now I think I'm going to have to watch it. Thanks for helping me be not such a grumpy pants :)

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