Apr 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Day

After months of waiting it finally was time. Royal Wedding Day! We got to see a normal girl become a princess (more accurately the Duchess of Cambridge). And we finally got to see the dress!

I was one of the people that woke up at 4am (EDT) to watch the events live. I saw the Beckhams arrive as well as Elton John and David Furnish. I saw Wills and Harry leave Clarence House and Kate get into her car. I dozed off during the sermon, but other than that watched the whole thing. It was so cool to see it. My mom told me she was up with me to watch Charles & Diana's wedding, but I was a baby, so I don't remember it. It was great to see the pomp and circumstance, but the touches that Will and Kate made to make this day their own.

Now onto the dress. I thought it was gorgeous. Not at all what I expected of Alexander McQueen's design house, but it suited Kate. The lace kept it romantic, but it was still a modern take on it. I also loved the understated Cartier tiara borrowed from the Queen. And her bouquet was so pretty. I loved that it was small. I have a feeling this is gonna be a huge bridal trend now.

My mom mentioned to me that Kate's dress looked like her wedding dress. And after looking at them I have to agree. Trends definitely are cyclical. My mom's dress was handmade by her mom and grandmother. It was also hand beaded with lace appliques. It had a sweetheart neckline with lace overlay, lace appliques around the bottom of the skirt and even lace around the veil. My dad even noticed the similarities! (And yes that's him pimpin' in his white tux.)

Now wedding day didn't stop there, I put on my HumbleBumbleB fascinator and took my other hats and fascinators to work. Most of the hats where handmade by me. The girls in my department and I wore our hats, royal wedding style! They all loved the hats and fascinators and couldn't get over how cute they were. We also had cake and chocolates to celebrate. I got a lot of double takes when people passed by my desk, but I do love wearing my hat, and the other girls did too.

By the end of the day I was tired from my very very early morning, but I was so happy I got to see the wedding. Cheers and all of the happiness in the world to William and Kate! Did you do anything special for royal wedding day?

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