Apr 29, 2011

Royal Wedding - Recap of the splendor Part 2: The sweet stuff

Hello all, I'm back with part 2. Bear in mind, as I've been writing these, I haven't seen any internet/blog/news/whatever analyzing this morning's events. I'm really trying to write mine up before I get tainted with others' thoughts. I don't want to be disenchanted. Hours later, I'm still having princess daydreams and want to hang on to it.

I go to a lot of weddings - alot. Especially lately. For some reason, watching the grandeur in my bathrobe this this morning kind of re-sensitized me to the whole thing. In all the bridesmaid, bachelorette party, wedding shower chaos, I forge the awesome thing that all my friends are doing. But, this princess tale kind of renewed my faith in it all. On that note, try to hang with me, this one gets a tad sappy....

1. Kate and her dad

This is the moment at each and every wedding I attend when I break into tears. This wedding was no different. As soon as she got out of that car, I sort of lost it. When she got out, she was obviously nervous, jittery, and knew the whole world was watching her....PRINCESSES! THEY"RE JUST LIKE US!

2. The royal traditions

London was decked out. One thing I definitely noticed was how clean the city looked! Not that it's a dump normally, but they had the place spick and span. Good work.

SPARKLY JEWELS. The Cartier tiara she wore was originally purchased in 1936 by King George VI. It was gifted to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday and she loaned it to Kate for the day. It's 40 carats. 40 freaking carats.The earrings were a  gift from her parents for the day. WOW. She's the only person I can think of who should be wearing a tiara. Tiara on a normal person is one of my biggest pet peeves.

Westminster Abbey is so awesome. It's like hundreds of years old. Jillions of famous Brits are buried there. Lots of royals have been married there. Typically historic churches kind of bore me, but Westminster blew my mind. Going in there as a sweaty tourist is breathtaking enough...but as a bride? Ah-mazing.

The queen is cute. That's just that. I just want to squeeze her little cheeks. I also like how diva she is. I like to imagine her thoughts sounding like a ghetto teenage girl..."Oh guuuuuuuuuurl. You know I can't be seen in my carriage without a matching hat and white gloves. Oh hells to the no. And I hope that little tart knows I want my tiara back. I'll will fight her."

Horse drawn carriage. JEALOUS. Can anyone say Cindarella? THIS was precious, too.

I love all the medieval, storybook-y, palace-y, princess-y stuff. Actually, I can't get enough.

3. The balcony kiss

There was a precious moment when the balcony doors flew open...she saw the hordes of people there to see her and her jaw just dropped. It was her only moment when she showed any sign of being affected by the whole thing. Watch the whole scene here:

So happy, so precious. Although, I will say, I was hoping for a little more passion in that kiss. I can imagine it's a little tense up on that balcony in front of the ENTIRE WORLD.

4.  The Romance

The couple was just so happy and in love. They both had nerves and smiles and so much joy.  Honestly, and I don't get all lovey like this on you often, it just really melted me. Sometimes I get down on love. I've been known to be skeptical, distrusting, icey, even. But they've been through 10 years of thick and thin. This makes me want to have my own fairytale love story. If they can make it happen with all the paparazzi and craziness, dammit, we all can.

At this point, the real party over in London is probably getting under way. I hope they get to party a little bit, I bet it's been a ridiculous day. I can't wait to see what she wore to the other parties, I'm sure there are a few more outfits we common people haven't seen yet. 

Anyway, as you can imagine, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole magical thing.  I'm sad it's over. I love a princess tale.


  1. I'm sad its over too, Casey.

  2. I loved every minute of the wedding!

    And I totally agree about us normal people wearing tiaras for their wedding. Unless it's real, it shouldn't be in your hair! :)

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