Obligatory Royal Wedding Recap

No wedding planning blog is complete without a recap of the royal wedding – so here you are, my dears. 🙂

I, like many others, woke up bright and early to watch the British Royal Wedding. It was well worth the lack of sleep while working the next day – it was oh so fabulous and SO much fun to watch.

At first, it was hard to get past the fascination that many Americans have with the British culture – the accents, the polite demeanor and of course…the fascinators and hats!! The designer hats and perfect fascinators were SO much fun to see. With fascinators being a big trend in weddings lately, they were a welcomed sight to see everywhere.

And then there was Kate…

Timeless. Classic. Flawless.

With our first glimpse of her riding in her car, we saw her lace dress with sweetheart neckline underneath and we all gasped collectively. We knew it would be gorgeous – but we still had to wait till the car ride was over to see it in its entirety. Her hair and makeup were perfection – she had done them herself – and her beautiful tiara atop her loose waves was lent to her from the Queen. She wore beautiful drop earrings that were a gift from her parents and bore their family crest, carried a simple bouquet of flowers including “precious William” – awwww! Princess Kate seemed so genuinely happy, excited and nervous. She was made for that moment and we all couldn’t help but get butterflies in our stomach along with her as she approached the church. As she arrived at the church, she stepped out and we saw her full dress – in all of it’s glorious, lacy beauty. Full skirt, long train, lace – made for a princess. And she began her walk to her Prince.

Her sister, Pippa wore a stunning, figure-loving, white gown which surprised people as a “no-no” but ultimately was decided it was so chic, fresh and obviously…royal. 🙂

The ceremony was perfect, of course, and romantic. The couple seemed so giddy for each other – stealing little looks and giggles here and there. My favorite parts were the Harold trumpets and orchestra! The couple exchanged simple, gold bands, made their vows and took a private moment in an adjacent chamber to sign their marriage certificate. William and Kate kept their composure the entire time – amongst the nervousness and publicity – they never wavered or even cried!

After leaving the church, they – in true royal fashion – rode a carriage to the reception site where they would start the rest of their lives together.

The grandeur of the whole event was so enthralling to watch. Everything was so regal and every girl’s dream. Here, here to the Princess and Prince!

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